While visiting the Courtauld Book Library, you may have noticed the three recent acquisitions displays to the side of the issue desk. The library staff see dozens of new acquisitions arrive every week, and these displays are a wonderful way to showcase a selection of these items before they are shelved with the rest of the collection.
In addition to the New Book and Current Exhibition Catalogues displays, there is a themed display, which changes every two weeks. Previous themes for this academic year have included fashion, photography, drawing, and women artists. Our current selection features titles by Courtauld alumni and staff.
À l’avant garde! art et politique dans les années 1960 et 1970
features an essay by Dr. Jacopo Galimberti, who completed his PhD at the Courtauld in 2013 and is now a visiting lecturer.
Bergson and the art of immanence: painting, photography, film
edited by John Mullarkey and Charlotte de Mille, Visiting Lecturer at the Courtauld; with contributions by Professor Sarah Wilson and PhD candidate James Day.
Capital cities at war: Paris, London, Berlin, 1914-1919 (volumes 1 and 2)
by Jay Winter, Research Forum Visiting Professor and Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale University.
Medieval and later ivories in The Courtauld Gallery, complete catalogue
by Professor John Lowden, with an essay by Dr. Alexandra Gerstein, Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Courtauld Gallery.
Museums Matter: in praise of the encyclopedic museum
by Professor James Cuno, Director of The Courtauld Institute of Art from 2002 until 2004, and current president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust.
Painting in Cappadocia: a guide to the sites and Byzantine church decoration
by Dr. Cecily Hennessy , who gained a PhD in Byzantine art in 2001, and is currently a Senior Lecturer at Christie’s Education.
Pleading in the blood: the art and performances of Ron Athey
edited by Dr. Dominic Johnson, who completed his MA and PhD at the Courtauld (2003 and 2007), and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Drama at Queen Mary, University of London.
The Routledge Companion to music and visual culture
with contributions by Charlotte de Mille, Visiting Lecturer ; William L. Coleman, who completed his MA in 2008; Ayla Lepine, former Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow; and Dr. Sheila McTighe, Senior Lecturer.
21st-century portraits, National Portrait Gallery
by Andrew Graham-Dixon, who studied as a postgraduate at the Courtauld.
The versatile image: photography, digital technologies and the internet
edited by Dr. Alexandra Moschovi, who completed her PhD at the Courtauld in 2004 and is currently Lecturer in Photographic history and theory at the University of Sunderland; Carol McKay and Arabella Plouviez; with a contribution by Rachel Wells, who completed her MA and PhD (2004 and 2008) at the Courtauld, and is currently Lecturer in Art History/Theory at Newcastle University.
Visual cultures as seriousness
by Professor Irit Rogoff , who completed her PhD at the Courtauld in 1987, and is currently Professor of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Wonderful things: Byzantium through its art
edited by Dr. Antony Eastmond, AG Leventis Reader in the History of Byzantine Art.
Caitlin Peterson and Bobbie Winter-Burke