Thursday, 19 August 2010

PhotoEspaña - books of the year

The following books have been nominated as the best of the year at PhotoEspaña:

National Category

Soviet Aviation, by Alexánder Ródchenko and Varvara Stepánova, published by Editorial Lampreave.

Special mention: Tempelhof by Begoña Zubero, published by Exit Publicaciones.

International Category

Atlas Monographs, by Max Pam, published by T and G Publishing.

Special mention: Lillian Bassman and Paul Himmel, published by Kehrer Verlang; Portfolio by Robert Frank and Gerhard Steidl, published by Steidl; and Past Imperfect by Deborah Turbeville, published by Steidl.

Prominent Publishing house of the year

Aperture in recognition of the publications Kamiatachi, by Eikoh Hosoe; Japanese Photobooks of the 60´s and 70´s, by Ivan Vartanian and Ryuichi Kaneko; Sally Mann: Proud Flesh, by Sally Mann; and Summer Nights, Walking, by Robert Adams.
Most of these titles are either in stock or on order.

Book awards at Recontres D'Arles 2010

The Recontres D'Arles 2010 photography festival has nominated the following two books as the best of the year.  Both titles cover Japanese photography of the 1960s and 1970s.

Contemporary Book Award

Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965 - 74.  Published  by Only Photography, Berlin, Germany, May 2010

Historical Book Award

Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and 70s by Ryuichi Kaneko and Ivan Vartanian.  Published by Aperture, USA, November 2009

There are copies of the latter, which was also a runner up in this year's And/Or book awards, in stock in the library. You will also find a copy of Toshi-e by Yutaka Takanashi published by Errata editions and nominated at Kassel.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010


One way of monitoring the research output of the university is to look regulary at WestminsterResearch. This is the university's institutional repository - where academics are encouraged to log their publications etc. It is managed by ISLS.

As well as browsing all content, you can also browse by author or just view School of Media, Art & Design research (you can also create an RSS feed from this page).

The content of WestminsterResearch is now included within Library Collections Search (soon to be renamed Library Search!); and is also included in the Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR) and the Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR).  The repository is also indexed by Google scholar. 

The presence of research citations on these sites should increase the visibility of the university's research output.