80 Washington Square East, NYU

Printed Matter

Learn to Read Art: A Surviving History of Printed Matter

December 2, 2014 – February 14, 2015

80WSE

A table in the middle of the room is stacked with colorful magazines and printed media. The half wall perpendicular of the table features a black and white image with printed out framed texts over it. The right parallel wall is lined with a series of printed matter from the 1970s. The left parallel wall features more text about printing media in the 1970s. Through the hallway there is a glimpse of the following room that follows printing media in the 1980s.
A table in the middle of the room is stacked with colorful magazines and printed media. The two parallel walls to the table have black industrial bookshelves filled with printed media. Above the bookshelves are large posters which consist of black and white printed texts. The wall perpendicular to the table features a large bay window with printed papers stuck to the bottom half of it.
The room showcases printed media history from the 1980s. There is a table in the middle of the floor that has magazines, books, and other printed media stacked on top of it. A series of framed printed texts from the 1980s is lined up on each wall. There is a table top mounted on each wall underneath the framed texts featuring more printed media laid on its surface.
We see half a view of the room showcasing printing media from the 1990s and half of the room showcasing printing media from the 2000s. The 1990s room is seen first and showcases a table in its center that has printed papers placed on its surface. The walls are lined with framed texts and images. The 2000s room behind also has a table in its center and walls lined with framed printed media.
An image and text spread on Mary Ellen Caroll is on a wall above a desk with a desktop computer. On the parallel and right perpendicular wall to the desk there is are old deconstructed printing presses.