Author: Creative Arts

eLexicons for Fashion and Graphic Arts

Graphic Design and Illustration students may be familiar with the eLexicons resource, but a new Fashion lexicon has just been added. eLexicons, provides reliable and contextualized learning resources for the visual arts, including Fashion, Textile Design, Typography, Graphic Design, Graphic Art,

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Review of the Special Collections Summer Event on 25th July

The University Library held an event on 25th July showcasing our Special Collections.  We invited members of the public to come into the library and discover for themselves what we had on offer. They seemed impressed and had no idea they

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Your favourite IBBY books

Last Wednesday afternoon visitors to the library were greeted with a display of 52 of the best illustrated children’s books from around the World.  We asked you to select your favourite book from the IBBY Honours List display, a task which was

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IBBY Books

Gear yourself up for an afternoon of frolics and fun when IBBY comes to town! The University Library is hosting a touring exhibition representing the best in international children’s book illustration from the IBBY Honour List. The International Board on Books

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Digital Theatre Plus

Digital Theatre Plus is a useful resource for teachers and students of Performing Arts or English Literature.  It can also be enjoyed by anyone who enjoys dramatic or musical performance. It is mostly a video-based teaching resource for schools and

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Rediscovering the “Pompey Messiah”

It was certainly one of those WOW moments: when he found something wonderful he wasn’t really expecting.  “I was in Portsmouth Central Library”, principal lecturer Dr. George Burrows tells me, “trying to find something historic about music and Portsmouth I

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Entertainment Industry Data

For those of you who enjoy watching films or listening to music you might be interested to know there is a database (owned by the Academic Rights Press) available through the University Library that holds film and music data from the

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Birkhauser: Building types Online

Birkhauser: Buildings Types Online We have started a free trial of a new database which will run until 18th November and is specifically for architecture students. Birkhauser provides a comprehensive online resource for the teaching and practice of architectural design

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Creative Arts Book of the Week: Special Guest Reviewer: Cat Askew

French Art Deco, Jared Goss, London: Thames and Hudson, 2014. I was invited by Greta to select a book of my choice (from Creative & Cultural Industries) and as I’m about to pick a topic for my Dissertation I thought

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Designs on library books

You may have seen some of the fabulous displays of artists’s books and books from the library collections in the cabinets opposite the Eldon Art Shop. Well, 2nd year illustration student, Naomi Price, created one of her own. The library

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