Christo (b.1935) generously donated to the Ingalls Library a copy of this monumental work celebrating the 75th birthdays of both he and his late wife, Jeanne-Claude (1935-2009); they shared the same birthday -- June 13, 1935. Like much of the artists' works, the book is over-sized and wrapped in burlap.
Genevieve Cummins opens her brief introduction, "This is a book on the manner, style and fashion of the wearing of watches for men and women. The working of the watch has received much deserved attention...the decoration has also been well covered.
The Ingalls Library collection includes approximately 1200 current serial titles. That is quite simply, an overwhelming number. This ongoing series will highlight articles and issues from the Ingalls Library magazine rack, noting publication of Cleveland Museum of Art objects, by curators, and about the museum.
Paging through Pop Life: Art in a Material World, a casual reader might not even notice the beige sticker affixed to page 123, that blithely states, "This image has been obscured on legal advice."
Exchanging love tokens appears to be a timeless tradition. A new book in Recent Acquisitions, Masterpieces : Medieval Art, displays a number of them from the British Museum in great detail.