Tag: art

Not just there to look pretty

Our glass cabinet display isn’t just there to look pretty and stop people falling into the book returns sorter, although it admittedly does both rather well.  You can borrow any of the books in these cabinets.  We just put them behind

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Beautiful Bookplates on Display

We have a collection of books on display in the Atrium of the Library which show some of our Rare Books and in particular the beautiful bookplates inside. We have found that we have bookplates in our collection designed by

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Find comfort in the library

Are you missing home? in need of some comfort? Or, just love a bit of nostalgia? In that case pop along to the University Library and take a look at our amazing collection of children’s books. We have a beautiful

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From “Gin Lane” to World Gin Day

Tomorrow is World Gin Day.  Dubbed “mother’s ruin” in Victorian Britain, in a campaign that at one point saw people seriously recommending the “warming effects of beer” over the chill charms of the juniper-scented spirit.  Gin, like all alcoholic drinks, can

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Artist’s books by Guy Begbie now on display

We are pleased to display a series of experimental artist’s books produced by Guy Begbie.  You can find some of these books displayed in the first glass cabinet on your left as you enter the Library Atrium and still more

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Realms of Gold – Exploring Our Rare and Special Collections.

Have you ever spotted on the catalogue that some of our books are kept in the Rare Books Collection? Did you wonder why?  Or imagine what else is in there? Here at the library, staff treat all our books with

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We’ve got (artistic) mail!

Among the boxes of lovely merchandise we have been giving away at recent events, our eagle-eyed (or at least penguin-eyed) Pablo found this mysterious envelope.  Curiously addressed with our telephone number on the front (T: 023 9284 3228 – if

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Designing in beauty

  “I absolutely love taking a few minutes away from my studies to look and think about the portrayals and skills involved in producing them. It really aids my work!” You told us how having an attractive study environment made

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New look for Oxford Art and Music Online

Oxford Art Online and Oxford Music Online both now have a new look.  Oxford Art Online includes the peer-reviewed, regularly updated Grove Dictionary of Art and the Benezit Dictionary of Artists with over 200,000 articles that span ancient to contemporary art

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Beyond Discovery for media and the arts

Librarians are fond of talking about the Discovery Service, and with good reason: it makes life so much easier for most students.  Just when we decide that Discovery has solved all the world’s problems, we meet Media, Journalism, and Design

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