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Thursday, April 26, 2012

KANSAI

"The Books That Changed the World"

21ST CENTURY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, KANAZAWA


By TOMOHIRO OSAKI
Staff writer

Despite the popularity of electronic-books, there is still something special about turning real pages.

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"Micrographia" by Robert Hooke (1665) First edition

The love of books and their value is the driving force behind this exhibition, organized by the Kanazawa Institute of Technology which has chosen a number of historically important science and technology texts to showcase. Exhibits include books authored by famous influential scientists such as Isaac Newton and Nicolaus Copernicus. Originally planned by architecture students of the university, the exhibition is a result of a year's collaborative effort; April 27-May 19.

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa; (076) 246 4784; 1-2-1, Hirosaka, Kanazawa, Ishikawa; Kanazawa Station, Hokuriku Main Line. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission. Closed Mon. www.kanazawa-it.ac.jp/shomotu/index.html.

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