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New report on changing research methods in art history

Monday, 12 May, 2014 by Nick Brown

ITHAKA has recently published a new report called Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Art Historians which continues a series of examinations of the discipline began in 2000. It is based on interviews with over 70 prominent art historians, faculty … Continue reading

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Free access to Palgrave Macmillan journals in March

Tuesday, 4 March, 2014 by Nick Brown

Until the end of March, Palgrave Macmillan is offering free online access to all of its journals. Among the most interesting titles for Courtauld staff and students will be Postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies, Feminist Review and Psychoanalysis, … Continue reading

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Recent acqusitions: Courtauld alumni and staff publications

Wednesday, 26 February, 2014 by Book Library Team

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 … Continue reading

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Don’t judge a book by its catalogue record

Monday, 9 December, 2013 by Erica Foden-Lenahan

As part of an inventory exercise in the Special Collections, we have unearthed some interesting and useful books, including a copy of Persepolis illustrata from 1739, with plates depicting the Palace of Isfahan. It has now been catalogued on the … Continue reading

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Update on Emblemata post in April 2011

Friday, 4 October, 2013 by Erica Foden-Lenahan

Back in 2011, I wrote a post about one of my favourite books in the Special Collections – a copy of Alciato’s emblem book from 1608. I talked about the binding having some interesting features, including the initials RW incorporated … Continue reading

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Featured Book: Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene

Wednesday, 24 April, 2013 by Eleanor Keane

Choosing a ‘favourite thing’ from the Book Library is very difficult because we have such a wealth of items in our Special Collections and also on our main shelves.  Since I began working here I have come across tiny, fragile … Continue reading

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