Monday, 28 May 2012

New books - Mar to May

The latest lists of books newly added to the collection have been uploaded to My Library (Google Books), and can be viewed using the links below.

Film and Television



The following books have also recently been added to the collection:

Works on memory : selected writings and images / Daniel Blaufuk
Terezín / Daniel Blaufuks.
Thomas Demand : l'esprit d'escalier / texts by Dave Eggers …
Zone / with essays by David Bate and Katrin Kivimaa.

New DVDs added to the collection can be viewed here.  These include John Berger's landmark series, 'Ways of Seeing'

Lecturers - if you wish to make suggestions for new acquisitions, please contact me.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Photographies - new issue

The latest issue of Photographies is available online now.  When trying to access the journal outside of the university, select 'Sign in,' then 'Sign in via shibboleth,' and then 'University of Westminster.'

The following articles are included:

Globalisation and the Art Photography of Joel Sternfeld
Antigoni Memou

A Meditation on Poetry and Photography
Marnie McInnes

Imagining the Image: Photography, psychoanalysis and the affects of latency
Ignaz Cassar

“Venturing Out on a Ledge to Get a Certain Picture”: The “authentic” spaces of Alvin Langdon Coburn's Grand Canyon
Jordan Bear

Madonnas of Warfare, Angels of Poverty: Cutting through press photographs
Marta Zarzycka

Orientalizing the Bayadère/Fabricating Mata Hari
Romita Ray

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

British Council Film Collection - now online

The British Council Film Collection is an archive of over 120 short documentary films made by the British Council during the 1940s designed to show the world how Britain lived, worked and played.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Kraszna-Krausz book awards winners

This year's winners of the Kraszna-Krausz book awards have now been announced...

Best Photography Book
Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs, Weston Naef and Christine Hult-Lewis (Getty Publications)

Best Moving Image Book
Concentrationary Cinema: Aesthetics as Political Resistance in Alain Resnais’s Night and Fog, Griselda Pollock and Max Silverman (Berghahn Books)

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Bibliotherapy - I'm desperate

This is a sneak (well not very sneak I suppose) preview of an idea the librarians at Harrow are developing for MADfest 2012, which will take place at Harrow on the 18th May.  It is based on the practice of 'bibliotherapy' - a therapeutic practice using books to aid people with issues they may be experiencing at a particular time.  We're looking for suggestions of possible ailments people might want help with and possible books we might prescribe.  Any ideas...?  Get in touch!