Rare Books: Perspectives of an Outsider

2 July 2018

Drawing on historical materials from the Rare Books and Special Collections in the Fisher Library, Perspectives of an Outsider is an exhibition featuring on Thomas Allom’s 4-volume books China Illustrated which were first published by Fisher Son & Co. in 1845 in London. Thomas Allom was a well-known British traveler and illustrator in the 19th Century. These 173-year-old travel books have 75 steel engravings of original sketches by Thomas Allom and descriptive letters of Chinese social habits and scenery written by an Irish clergyman, G.N. Wright. The exhibition is curated by Zhijun Jenny Yang, a Master of  Art Curating student.

Event details

  • When: 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact:

    library.admin@sydney.edu.au

     



Rare Books: Perspectives of an Outsider

When

2 July 2018


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