Bodleian Library, maart 2015
200 illustr., 360 pagina’s, 29 x 25 cm
Hardcover, ISBN 9781851242665, € 58,99
Softcover, ISBN9781851244034, € 35,99
‘Marks of Genius’ pays tribute to the most remarkable testaments to genius throughout human history. Bringing together some of the most impressive treasures from the collections of the Bodleian Libraries, it tells the story of the creation of each work and its afterlife, offering insight into the breadth and depth of its influence.
What sets Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein apart from so many other famous works of fiction? What special combination of creativity and vision made possible the drafting of Magna Carta? When describing exceptional accomplishments like these – and the men and women behind them – we use the word ‘genius’. And while genius is difficult to define, we all recognize that elusive, special quality when we encounter it.
Illustrating works from Euclid, Dante and Handel to Einstein, Austen and Gandhi, Marks of Genius showcases over 100 books and manuscripts that constitute the pinnacle of human creativity and which we continue to revere and revisit.
Stephen Hebron has published widely in the field of British Romanticism, and curated a series of exhibitions at the Wordsworth Trust in Cumbria, England. His previous publications include: John Keats: A Poet and His Manuscripts (The British Library, 2009) and Shelley’s Ghost (2010).
Tentoonstelling – Het boek ‘Marks of Genius’ verschijnt als catalogus bij de gelijknamige tentoonstelling die van 21 maart tot 20 september 2015 is te zien in de vernieuwde New Bodleian Library (nu Weston Library genoemd) in Oxford. zie : Marks of Genius