Problems have been reported opening ARTSTOR images from within the Discovery Service.  This problem has been caused by the pop-up blocker on university computers preventing these images from being opened.  This will be remedied for all PCs on campus within …

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How exciting, June’s new word list from the Oxford English Dictionary includes ‘Yarn bomb’. Does this mean that yarn bombing is no longer rebellious, under-ground and subversive, brightening an often grey and beige cityscape with a riot of colour and texture? …

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It can sometimes be difficult, separated as we are from departments and the assessment process, to place our work as enquiries staff into the wider context of academic output and achievement. Sure, we see essays and dissertations on screens as …

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In a slight change to our usual routine, this week’s Creative Arts Book of the Week has been chosen and reviewed by Pablo, our friendly library penguin… Animals, by Camilla de la Bédoyère, is a beautiful new book of illustrations which …

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Going to London over the summer?  I recommend visiting Tate Modern to take in the latest EY Exhibition: Sonia Delaunay.  Her career spanned much of the twentieth century.  Often working with husband, Robert Delaunay, they developed a distinctive abstract style …

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Composite Landscapes: Photomontage and Landscape Architecture is the book I’ve chosen from the display this week.  I like books that can be used by lots of different audiences and this one might be useful for artists, photographers or landscape architects.  This …

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Charles A. A. Dellschau  1830-1923 I was very keen to review this new book on Charles Dellschau (1830-1923). He was an American artist and a former butcher.  When he retired at the age of 68 he spent the next 20 …

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