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Creative Arts Book of the Week 15/02/16

Wonderbook : the illustrated guide to creating imaginative fiction by Jeff Vandermeer This week’s book review is all about a writing manual.  Not as boring as it sounds though.  Jeff Vandermeer is a three-times winner of the World Fantasy Award

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 04/01/16

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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Free trial access to Fashion Studies Online

We are pleased to present free trial access until Sunday, 20th December to Fashion Studies Online.  This resource features 1,200 hours of video capturing the many faces of fashion, covering nearly 40 years of worldwide fashion shows, designer profiles, documentary

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 16/11/15

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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‘Yarn bomb’ makes it into the OED

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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Don’t forget your pants! An exploration of the Women’s Wear Daily archive online

“Women’s Wear Daily”, as the name suggests, is a daily publication focusing on the business of women’s clothing. Published in America from 1910, it’s been monitoring trends for over a century. The complete archive of this publication, complete with high

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Sonia Delaunay at Tate Modern

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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New e-resources for you this Spring – arts

Some of the more important information resources arriving for the arts include archives for art,  architecture, fashion, and film.

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 13/04/15

20th Century Fashion: 100 Years of Apparel Ads by Jim Heimann (editor) and Alison A. Nieder (text) This week I chose a book on fashion; a subject I have not covered before.  During the 20th century, fashion evolved from being

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Fashion Museum, Bath

Took advantage of a work trip to Bath to visit the Fashion Museum. The current exhibition, Georgians: Dress for Polite Society, is fabulous including sumptuous dresses and beautifully embellished gowns and even coats for men.  It was interesting to see

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