Art

Five books that have shaped my thinking: In conversation with author Patricia Smyth

Author of Paul Delaroche: Painting and Popular Spectacle, Patricia Smyth, takes us through the five books that have helped to mould her thinking. Richard Sennett, The Fall of Public Man, London and Boston: Faber and Faber, 1986 What struck me about this book when I first read it in the early 1990s is the way … Continue reading

Art, Enlightenment, History, Jewish Studies

Ancient Objects Spotlight: Reading List

This reading list showcases a collection of books that explore the importance of Ancient objects and the roles they played within their respective societies. As a part of this celebration throughout April we are offering 30% off selected eBook and print books on the Liverpool University Press website with the code ANCIENT30.

Art, Jewish Studies, Journals, News

Spotlight on Aesthetics and the Environment: Free to read journal articles, plus 30% off selected e-book and print books

For August we are putting a spotlight on Aesthetics and the Environment, focusing on our Art, Architecture and Sculpture books, journals and digital collections.

Art

Dorothy Morland: the first female director of the ICA, yet invisible in the history of art

Dorothy Morland (1906-1999) was the first and only female Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. As a female arts administrator, Dorothy Morland’s work has been largely overlooked but Anne Massey's recent book Dorothy Morland: Making ICA History aims to highlight her significant contribution to the public understanding of modernism. Below is an excerpt … Continue reading

Art, Journals, News

Call for Papers! Sculpture Journal invites proposals for a Special Issue: Sculpture, Iconoclasm and Facing History.

The editorial team of Sculpture Journal invites submissions for a special issue entitled Sculpture, Iconoclasm and Facing History. The team stated the following in relation to the special issue: On 7 June 2020, a statue of slave trader Edward Colston was pushed into the Avon River in Bristol, England in a highly publicized instance of … Continue reading