Sin & The City Opens Friday

An exhibit called Sin & the City: William Hogarth’s London will open at Princeton University’s Firestone Library on Friday. Celebrating the work of this eighteenth-century painter and printmaker, the exhibition will prompt a “midnight modern conversation,” a gallery tour, and a musical evening later in the fall, and the exhibit will remain up through January.

hogarth midnight modern conversation3-thumb-440x174-11859.jpgFrom Hogarth’s A Midnight Modern Conversation, 1732/33. Etching, 3rd state. Courtesy of Princeton.

One really neat aspect of the exhibit’s preparation so far is the creation of a website that mapped the eighteenth-century London sites depicted in Hogarth’s prints. Not only is it a remarkable online component to the exhibit, but an example of how an application like Google Maps can inform book history. Brilliant! Here’s a snapshot:

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