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July 28, 2000

Library of Congress Publications Earn Design Awards

Five Library of Congress publications have been cited for design excellence by the Washington Book Publishers and the American Association of Museums.

"We are honored that the Library's publications continue to be recognized for design excellence by the publishing and museum communities, both for their beauty and their design effectiveness, in featuring the Library's resources," said W. Ralph Eubanks, the Library's director for publishing.

Held in Washington, D.C., on May 25, the 15th Annual Washington Book Publishers Design Effectiveness Competition presented the Library with three awards for illustrated books: first prize (interiors, three or more colors) for Life of the People: Realist Prints and Drawings from the Ben and Beatrice Goldstein Collection, 1912-1948; second prize (jackets/covers, three or more colors) for The Declaration of Independence: The Evolution of the Text (co-published with The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation); and third prize (interiors, three or more colors) for Thomas Jefferson: Genius of Liberty (co-published with Viking Studio).

Two Library publications received honorable mention at the 2000 Museum Publications Design Competition, held May 14-18 in Baltimore, and sponsored by the American Association of Museums. Library of Congress: An Architectural Alphabet (co-published with Pomegranate) and Gathering History: The Marian S. Carson Collection of Americana received this honor "in recognition of the highest standard of excellence." Gathering History garnered first prize for both interiors and jacket/cover design at last year's Washington Book Publishers Design Effectiveness Competition.

Life of the People: Realist Prints and Drawings from the Ben and Beatrice Goldstein Collection, 1912-1948 (Library of Congress)
Softcover, 119 pages, 59 illustrations, $19.95.
This companion volume to a Library of Congress exhibition includes 59 works on paper by leading North American artists that reflect collector Ben Goldstein's interest in New York City, and the American people, especially during the Depression.

The Declaration of Independence: The Evolution of the Text (co-published with The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation)
Hardbound, 102 pages, 47 illustrations, $29.95.
Out of print for more than 40 years, this study now in a new edition once again brings together photographic reproductions of all known drafts of the Declaration of Independence, including a newly discovered fragment not known about when Jefferson scholar Julian P. Boyd did his original study.

Thomas Jefferson: Genius of Liberty (co-published with Viking Studio)
Hardbound, 208 pages, 175 illustrations, $35.
With essays by prominent scholars, this companion volume to a Library of Congress exhibition examines documents from the rare and important holdings of the Library as well as other artifacts relating to Jefferson's life and legacy.

Library of Congress: An Architectural Alphabet (co-published with Pomegranate)
Hardbound, 64 pages, 60 illustrations, $17.95.
From A for arch to Z for zigzag, this book provides a tour of the Library's art, architecture, and sculpture, created at the end of the 19th century by some 50 artists and artisans.

Gathering History: The Marian S. Carson Collection of Americana (distributed by University Press of New England)
Softcover, 124 pages, 125 illustrations, $24.95.
In illustrated essays, noted historian Robert V. Remini and Library of Congress specialists show how the Carson Collection of Americana, containing material from the colonial period through the Centennial of 1876, may change our understanding of early American history.

These and other Library publications are available in major bookstores and from the Library of Congress Sales Shops (Credit card orders: 202-707-0204)

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PR 00-098
7/28/00
ISSN 0731-3527

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