Bruno Munari: The Lightness of Art published

Bruno Munari was one of the most important and eclectic twentieth-century European artists. Dubbed the «Leonardo and Peter Pan» of contemporary art, he pioneered what would later be labelled kinetic art, playing a key role in the constitution and definition of the aesthetic programmes of groups such as Movimento Arte Concreta and Programmed Art. He … Continue reading

Book launch: Inhabit: People, Places and Possessions

InHabit: People, Places and Possessions, edited by Antony Buxton, Linda Hulin and Jane Anderson, will be launched on 3 May 2017 at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities  (TORCH). It will be featured as part of the Centre’s fortnightly book discussion ‘Book at Lunchtime’. The volume editors will be joined by: Dr Cathy Oakes (History of … Continue reading

Photos from the Book Launch: The Colours of the Past in Victorian England

The Colours of the Past in Victorian England by Charlotte Ribeyrol was launched on Thursday 20 October in the stunning Sutro Room at Trinity College, Oxford. Nick Gaskill (Rutgers University) provided a fascinating introduction to the discussion of colour, to which volume editor Charlotte Ribeyrol, authors Stephano Evangelista and Lene Ostermark-Johansen, and Cultural Interactions series … Continue reading

Book launch: The Colours of the Past in Victorian England

The Colours of the Past in Victorian England by Charlotte Ribeyrol will be launched on Thursday 20 October between 12pm and 2pm in the Sutro Room at Trinity College, Oxford. Nick Gaskill (Rutgers University) will be leading the round-table discussion. The experience of colour underwent a significant change in the second half of the nineteenth … Continue reading

Showcase Britain published

Showcase Britain explores the diverse aspects of British participation in the Vienna World Exhibition (Weltausstellung) of 1873. The exhibition covered a vast spectrum of human endeavour and achievement. The British involvement encompassed not only the national submission but also the British individuals who visited and contributed to the displays. The book offers a snapshot of … Continue reading

New publication: The Doppelgänger

The Doppelgänger – the double, twin, mirror image or alter ego of someone else – is an ancient and universal theme that can be traced at least as far back as Greek and Roman mythology, but is particularly associated with two areas of study: psychology, and German literature and culture since the Romantic movement. Although … Continue reading

Spatial Perspectives published

This interdisciplinary collection explores the dynamic relationship between literature and architecture from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Contributions take the reader on a journey through unexplored byways, from Istanbul to New York to London, from event spaces to domestic interiors to the fictional buildings of the novel. Topics include the building of imaginary spaces, … Continue reading

The Paradigm Case published

With the migration of cinema into the art gallery, artists have been turning, with remarkable regularity and ingenuity, to Alfred Hitchcock-related images, sequences and iconography. The world of Hitchcock’s cinema – a classical cinema of formal unities and narrative coherence – represents more than the spectre of a supposedly dead art form: it transcends its … Continue reading

Views of Albion published

Views of Albion is the first comprehensive study of the reception of British art and design in Central Europe at the turn of the twentieth century. The author proposes a new map of European Art Nouveau, where direct contacts between peripheral cultures were more significant than the influence of Paris. These new patterns of artistic … Continue reading

Editor of France and Ireland: Notes and Narratives writes about artist Mike Stilkey in the Irish Times

Dr Mary Pierse, co-editor of France and Ireland: Notes and Narratives, has published an article in the Irish Times about Mike Stilkey, a Californian artist who creates installations from discarded books. Stilkey’s 2010 work The Piano Has Been Drinking is featured on the front cover of France and Ireland: Notes and Narratives, appropriately illustrating the … Continue reading

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