Over the Christmas holidays I had the good fortune to catch the Terry Frost exhibitions at The Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery. I took advantage of the guided tour around each to understand more about his work (I bought the book too, but …

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Fashion entrepreneurship: retail business and planning by Michele M. Granger and Tina Sterling (2nd edition). This lovely book was ordered for the art and design unit Enterprise planning and retail and has just arrived. See the reading list here. The …

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Transitions in Undergraduate Mathematics Education – edited by Michael Grove, Tony Croft, Joe Kyle & Duncan Lawson Are you interested in learning and teaching in mathematics? The University Library has just added a new book to stock that explores a …

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The making of Avatar by Jody Duncan & Lisa Fitzpatrick This week’s Book of the Week is about one of the most famous films of the past few years.  In 1995, James Cameron began working on a story that would, …

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A slightly unusual choice for this week’s book, In praise of Slow: how a worldwide movement is challenging the cult of speed, by Carl Honore, but it presents some interesting suggestions whatever your background. Last week I took the opportunity …

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Setting the scene: perspectives on twentieth-century theatre architecture, edited by Alistair Fair Browsing the new book display, this interesting cover caught my eye. I love theatres as buildings and as places for performance. As a seasoned traveller who loves the classical …

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I’ve chosen this week’s book from our fashion and textiles collection, Indian Textiles by John Gillow and Nicholas Barnard, in anticipation of my trip to the V&A tomorrow to see The Fabric of India exhibition.  The book examines the long history …

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I was lucky enough to attend the first concert in UoP Music Department’s World Music series this week, a performance by the Silk and Bamboo Ensemble. This world-renowned Chinese string and wind group, based in the UK, was my first …

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Digital Drawing for Designers: a visual guide to AutoCAD 2015 by Douglas R. Seidler. Books in the 620s aren’t often very attractive to look at but this is an exception in being both well-designed and containing a feast of illustrations …

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