Visual arts

Martin Sharp: Designing 1960s counterculture

Martin Sharp: Designing 1960s counterculture

November 26, 2014

Rare Books & Arts, Visual arts:

Anna Welch highlights some Australian psychedelia currently on show in our Mirror of the World exhibition

Something visual on the new books shelf

Something visual on the new books shelf

November 26, 2014

Painting, Photography, Rare Books & Arts, Visual arts:

A handful of fascinating new books have recently arrived on the shelves, centred on the visual arts in all of its many guises…..

The Ship of Fools, now boarding in Mirror of the World

The Ship of Fools, now boarding in Mirror of the World

November 26, 2014

Rare Books & Arts, Visual arts:

Currently on display in Mirror of the World is a 1570 English edition of Sebastian Brant’s famous German satire The Ship of Fools.

75 years ago; art goes to war again

75 years ago; art goes to war again

September 5, 2014

Film, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts, Visual arts:

I was taken by surprise the other day when, listening to the radio in the morning, the announcer rather casually mentioned that on that particular day 75 years ago (… Read More ›

New DVDs: Reef, Seashore, Shrek & Vali.

New DVDs: Reef, Seashore, Shrek & Vali.

August 23, 2014

Dance, Music, Musicals, Painting, Performing Arts, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts, Television, Visual arts:

New DVDs arriving into the collection include the following releases in rock, popular and classical music, opera, dance, musical theatre, televison variety and visual arts. Gene Kelly : anatomy of a… Read More ›

War and the arts: strange bedfellows

War and the arts: strange bedfellows

August 8, 2014

Music, Painting, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts, Visual arts:

 And the band played on: by Robert Holden (ebook) Robert Holden is undoubtedly one of our finest social and cultural historians, and this recent book is a timely examination of… Read More ›

The cat

The cat

July 21, 2014

Painting, Rare Books & Arts, Visual arts:

I knew that my post on dogs in art would trigger a feline response….. Spend any time on the internet and you could be forgiven for thinking everyone likes cats… Read More ›

Woof woof woof: or the dog in art…..woof

Woof woof woof: or the dog in art…..woof

June 26, 2014

Painting, Rare Books & Arts, Visual arts:

Now for some total self-indulgence! Having just welcomed two beautiful Whippets into the family (don’t get me started…), it seems like the ideal time to explore the central, if under-appreciated,… Read More ›

New ebooks in Arts: From daguerréotypes to white cubes

New ebooks in Arts: From daguerréotypes to white cubes

May 3, 2014

Film, New books, Rare Books & Arts, Visual arts:

This week’s new ebooks I’ll be focussing on are a pleasant handful of contemplations on film and filmmakers, both present and past. A collection of interviews with photographer and film… Read More ›

New eBooks in Arts: Veracity and responsibility in popular culture

New eBooks in Arts: Veracity and responsibility in popular culture

April 19, 2014

Comic books, Film, New books, Rare Books & Arts, Visual arts:

Some of you may have noticed that there have been a growing number of ebooks appearing in the catalogue. Many of you, however, may not. For all of the amazing… Read More ›