Title: Pratt Institute, Art Student's Notebook
Publisher: New York
Publication Date: 1909
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Marbled paper over boards, with paper label on front board, black cloth backstrip; 4to (7.5 by 10 inches); approx. pp. 150, illustrated throughout with original drawings in b/w and color, and plenty of tipped-in ephemera (drawings, photographs, school bulletins, and more). Boards scuffed; binding shaken. An art student's journal, filled with illustrations, photographs, and notes related to classes taken at Brooklyn's renowned Pratt Institute during the year 1909. Includes watercolors and drawings for Normal Art, Life and Portrait, Methods and Sketch, Mechanical Drawing, Composition, Applied Art, and Perspective. Memorabilia and photographs mounted to the pages document buildings on the Fort Greene campus, class pictures identify students and faculty, and several pages contain classmate autographs. Laid-in materials include programs for campus events and commencement ceremonies, ticket stubs, playbills, as well as snapshots from an outing on Henrick Hudson. By turns public and personal, it also includes a photograph of a boy in Prospect Park, with the handwritten caption, "From the morning we played hookey," and a photograph of her bedroom, with the sunlight shining on her teddy bear and neatly made bed. Bookseller Inventory # D4261
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