Book launch: Bruno Munari: The Lightness of Art

Bruno Munari: The Lightness of Art, edited by Pierpaolo Antonello, Matilde Nardelli and Margherita Zanoletti, will be launched at 6pm on Wednesday 21 February at the Museo del Novecento in Milan. Speakers will include the architect Mario Piazza, the designer and curator Federica Sala and Francesco Tedeschi, an art historian from Milan’s Università Cattolica del … Continue reading

Natasha’s Dress published

«Paola Colaiacomo’s book is a remarkable and vital study of Bloomsbury and its afterlife in literature, art and fashion. It moves subtly from Virginia Woolf and Roger Fry on to Katherine Mansfield and Luigi Pirandello. The illumination of a crucial period in modern culture is accomplished with skill and eloquence.» (Harold Bloom) «Colaiacomo provides fascinating … Continue reading

Falling for Gravity published

This book begins with the observation that contemporary artists have embraced and employed gravity as an immaterial readymade. Necessarily focusing on material practices – chiefly sculpture, installation, performance, and film – this discussion takes account of how and why artists have used gravity and explores the similarities between their work and the popular cultural forms … Continue reading

Photos from the book launch: @IreneNoy’s Emergency Noises @CourtauldRes #emergencynoises

Irene Noy’s monograph, Emergency Noises: Sound Art and Gender, was launched on Tuesday 28 November 2017 at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Accompanied by sounds from nature, the author, Professor Simon Shaw-Miller (University of Bristol), Astrid Schmetterling (Goldsmiths) and Frances Carey (The Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust) provided fascinating commentary on the book, … Continue reading

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

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