To end the unprecedented year that was 2020, UTS Library created a moment of reprieve and distraction for our community with Selfie Rooms. Six immersive spaces, inspired by items in the Library's Special Collections, were designed and built creating a place to escape reality and take the perfect photo.
The following items in Special Collections date from late 1800s to early 1900s and span themes on botany, design, art and education. Although diverse in content, they are demonstrative of fine colour illustration and book plate printing from the era.
- Asano, Koka. [Oriental textile pattern book]. Japan: s.n., 1905.
- Bing, Samuel. Le Japon artistique: documents d’art et d’industrie. Paris: Librairie centrale des beaux-arts, 1888-1891.
- Cooke, George. The botanical cabinet: consisting of coloured delineations of plants from all countries, with a short account of each, directions for management, illustrator Conrad Loddiges & Sons, London: John and Arthur Arch, 1823.
- Haeckel, Ernst. Kunstformen der Natur. Leipzig; Vienna: Bibliographischen Instituts, 1899.
- Seaby, Alan William. Nelson’s blackboard drawing. London: Thomas Nelson, 1905.
- Wright, Lewis. Light: a course of experimental optics, chiefly with the lantern. London: Macmillan, 1882.