Green Green — It’s Green, They Say

August 26th, 2015
Pears, from George Brookshaw, Groups of fruit: accurately drawn and coloured after nature, with full directions for the young artist: designed as a companion to the treatise on flowers and birds. One of two editions in the Thordarson Collection, Department of Special Collections, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Edition of 1817 digitized as part of the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.

Pears, from George Brookshaw, Groups of fruit: accurately drawn and coloured after nature, with full directions for the young artist: designed as a companion to the treatise on flowers and birds. One of two editions in the Thordarson Collection, Department of Special Collections, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Edition of 1817 digitized as part of the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.

In celebration of the lush landscapes of summer, and with a nod to the first track of the The New Christy Minstrel’s greatest hits (available for your listening pleasure in Mills Music Library), the new exhibit in Special Collections showcases the color green. From ferns and fruit to frogs and firs, great estates in Ireland to imaginary cityscapes in Oz, our collections offer much by way of illustrations rich with verdant variety, marbled papers, elegantly designed book bindings, and more. We hope you will come visit soon.

— Robin Rider