Book review

Book Review: Frank Auerbach

Art and culture blogger Victoria Sadler loves British Artist, Frank Auerbach and you will too once you have seen her review of the Frank Auerbach exhibition catalogue from the Tate's recent show. And to buy a copy of the book...

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Book Review: That Continuous Thing

Book Review: That Continuous Thing

'That Continuous Thing makes the case to the uninitiated for the expansion of the ceramic field beyond what we think we know about pottery. A varied selection of essays ensure that this book goes beyond the oft-cited points of reference, reaching into the problems of practice and legacy that contemporary ceramicists and theorists grapple with in (and outside) of their studios today...That Continuous Thing brings together texts that encourage us to interrogate our assumptions about the place of ceramics, and craft more generally, in the frameworks of cultural production.' Museum Bookstore friend and Art Editor of The Courtauldian, Tom Powell has written a great...

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Book review: Raphael: The Drawings

Book review: Raphael: The Drawings

Art historian and blogger Nigel Ip reviews the Ashmolean Museum's exhibition catalogue, Raphael: The Drawings and is impressed by how the book's accessible approach, detailed descriptions and beautiful reproductions allow readers to enjoy the ingenuity of Raphael in all its delicate glory. Raphael: The Drawings (by Catherine Whistler and Ben Thomas, with Achim Gnann and Angelamaria Aceto) is the companion book to the exhibition held at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1 June – 3 September 2017. ‘For the artist, drawing is discovery’, wrote the late art critic John Berger. Although many drawings in Renaissance Italy were made solely as preparation for...

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Book Review: Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends

Book Review: Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends

Like us, art blogger Victoria Sadler - Arts & Culture is on a mission to open up great exhibitions to new audiences. In this excellent vlog, Victoria talks about how exhibition catalogues are a brilliant way to get a feel for the show and to contemplate the themes presented in that show. Listen to Victoria's thoughts on the 'supremely high quality' catalogue Howard Hodgkin Absent Friends (the companion book for the recent National Portrait show).  

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Book Review: World of Malls

Book Review: World of Malls

After reading the engaging and well written book, World of Malls, art history student, Matt Page argues that malls are far more than simply places of consumption.

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