New publication: ‘Francis Towne’s Lake District Sketchbook’

FRANCIS TOWNE’S LAKE DISTRICT SKETCHBOOK A FACSIMILE RECONSTRUCTION With an Introduction and Notes by Timothy Wilcox The watercolours of Francis Towne are among the most admired in eighteenth-century British art. After his trip to Italy and the Alps, it was his subsequent tour, to the Lake District in 1786, which marked the true climax of […]

Book reviews, May 2017

  A Crash Course in Publishing for Librarians in three books Two books about publishing that all librarians must read are Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century and Books in the Digital Age: The Transformation of Academic and Higher Education Publishing in Britain and the United States.  Both are by sociologist, […]

The Special Collections Handbook: new edition

Facet Publishing announce the release of the second edition of The Special Collections Handbook. The Special Collections Handbook, 2nd edition | Jan 2017 | 336pp | paperback: 9781783301263 | £59.95 | hardback: 9781783301270 | £119.95 | ebook: 9781783301287 | £59.95 This new edition from Alison Cullingford, Special Collections Librarian at the University of Bradford, is […]

Book reviews, June 2016

These two titles published by Park Books of Switzerland provide very different approaches to modern art and architecture. (The second piece is my attempt to emulate the book’s style and format.) Pisarik, Sonja and Gudrun Hausegger (Eds.) – Architecture in Austria in the 20th and 21st Centuries. Zürich: Park Books, 2016. £55.00.. 978-3-03860-011-4 Fantastically illustrated, […]

Alpha to Odyssey: cinema history in St Albans

Does your institution run courses on FILM, ANIMATION and/or MEDIA? If so, why not purchase a copy of a short history of an English cinema which was amongst the first to show animated films made by the famous animator Arthur Melbourne-Cooper? Alpha to Odyssey: a short history of a St Albans’ cinema, by Penny Dade. […]