Studies in Art

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This course will look at the art of the book and book illustration from the earliest times to the beginning of the twentieth century. It will examine the evolution of the private library and the advent of the specialist collector, the revolutionary developments in printing techniques which paved the way for new styles of illustration, the launch of the illustrated periodical from the 1840s, the growing market for children’s books and the superbly illustrated gift book of the Edwardian era.


Tuesday 4 November 2008

10.30am
The Beginning of the Book: Origins of Manuscripts before 1200
Michelle Brown, Professor of Medieval Manuscript Studies, University of London

12.00noon
Conventions and Clothes: Illustrative Narrative in the Fifteenth Century
Catherine Reynolds, Visiting Fellow, University of Reading and Consultant to Christie’s

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
Visit to St. Bride Library to view the archive and collections of printing artefacts with Nigel Roche, Head Librarian


Tuesday 11 November 2008

10.30am
John Evelyn and his Books
Giles Mandelbrote, Curator, British Collections 1501-1800, British Library

12.00noon
The Evolution of the Private Library
Mark Purcell, Libraries Curator, The National Trust

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
Visit to the John Ritblat Gallery at the British Library with Professor Michelle Brown


Tuesday 18 November 2008

10.30am
A Passion for Maps: George III and his Geographical Collections
Peter Barber, Head of Map Collections, British Library

12.00noon
The Golden Age of Children’s Book Illustration
Emma Laws, Frederick Warne Curator of Children’s Literature, 
Victoria & Albert Museum

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
A Seminar at the British Library to view a wide selection of illustrated  works with John Goldfinch and Alison Bailey, British Library


Tuesday 25 November 2008

10.30am
William Heath Robinson and the Illustrated Gift Book
Geoffrey Beare

12.00noon
Illustrating the Victorian Periodical Press
Brian Maidment, Research Professor in the History of Print, University of Salford

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
The Light and the Shade: A Historical Outline of Satirical and Humorous Illustration
Anita O’Brien, Curator, The Cartoon Museum