Warwick professor explains why artists and scientists describe colours as 'beautiful'.
Defence of Coventry in Apollo
Dr Naomi Vogt's publishes new essay in Art Journal
Shortlist for the Society of Architectural Historian's of Great Britain's Alice Davies Hitchcock Award announced
Louise Campbell and Otto Saumarez Smith both shortlisted for the Alice Davies Hitchcock Medalion
New translated Volumes of Malvasia's Life of Guido Reni edited by Professor Lorenzo Pericolo will be presented at the Pinacotena Nazionale Bologna on 21st January 2020.
These volumes arise from a radical re-discussion of historical sources and a deep exploration of the theoretical principles of Malvasia. Illustrated with numerous colour images, and a monographic essay by Lorenzo Pericolo.
Professor Michael Hatt has published an article titled ‘Zahrtmann’s Symposium: Ethics, History and Desire’ in conjunction with the new exhibition Kristian Zahrtmann: Queer, Art and Passion.
Congratulations to Dr Otto Saumarez Smith on the publication of his new book 'Boom Cities. Architect Planners and the Politics of Radical Urban Renewal in 1960s Britain'.
Boom Cities is the first published history of the profound transformations of British city centres in the 1960s.
Dr Otto Saumarez Smith has been an advisory editor and key contributor for the February Update of the Oxford Dictionary of National Bibliography. This update has a focus on planners responsible for the redevelopment of Britain’s cities in the years after 1945. The subjects include three of Coventry’s town planners and designers: Sir Wilfred Burns, Percy Edwin Alan Johnson-Marshall, and Frederick Bernard Pooley.
Dr Rosie Dias’s book, co-edited with Dr Kate Smith (University of Birmingham), will be published by Bloomsbury Academic this week. British Women and Cultural Practices of Empire, 1770-1940 focuses on the ways in which British women, through engagements with material culture, sketching, collecting, curating, writing and display, contributed to constructions of empire in the modern period.
Rosie Dias has contributed to the British Library’s research project, Picturing Places, recently published as a web-based resource exploring the Library’s vast topographical collections. Her two articles, “Recording and Representing India: The East India Company’s Landscape Practices” and “A Map of Kolkata in 1785” draw upon her current research on the East India Company and visual culture, and focus upon works in the British Library’s India Office Collection and King’s Topographical Collection.
Dias, Rosie (2013) Exhibiting Englishness : John Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery and the formation of a national aesthetic. New Haven and London: Yale University Press.