For August we are putting a spotlight on Aesthetics and the Environment, focusing on our Art, Architecture and Sculpture books, journals and digital collections.
Lauren Cannady and Jennifer Ferng are the editors of Crafting Enlightenment: Artisanal Histories and Transnational Networks, the June volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series. Interdisciplinary studies of artisans located in four continents, this volume brings together scholarship from the fields of architecture, art history, history, science studies, and history of technology and … Continue reading
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
As it approaches its 30th anniversary, the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA) has announced the transfer of its interest in Sculpture Journal entirely to existing co-owner Liverpool University Press (LUP). Over the past three decades PMSA has initiated many high-profile projects including the Sculpture Journal. The journal was founded and developed alongside the PMSA’s ground-breaking … Continue reading
Alex Belsey is the author of the recent Liverpool English Texts and Studies publication, Image of a Man, a comprehensive critical reading of the extraordinary journal written by post-war British painter Keith Vaughan. In this post, Alex Belsey looks back at researching Vaughan's journal and the many questions that arise when working with diaries, along with … Continue reading