Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ – May 2018

This month, our Editorial Advisory Board member Professor Clara Sarmento has chosen her ‘Recommended Read’: one of our most exciting publications from 2017. Clara is currently the director of the Centre for Intercultural Studies of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, where she is a Full Professor with Tenure, member of the Consulting Board, and director of the MA programs in Specialized Translation and Interpreting and in Intercultural Studies for Business. She is a world renowned expert in the fields of Anglo-American and Portuguese literature and culture, anthropology, cultural and intercultural studies, and gender studies. Continue reading

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Meet our Authors: Penelope McElwee – March 2018

After a number of years working in the fashion industry as a designer and pattern cutter, including management of both retail and wholesale elements of the trade, Penelope McElwee decided to follow her passion for art and architecture. She embarked on a BA degree around these subjects with the Open University, UK, and followed this with two Master’s degrees from Birkbeck College, UCL, and the Open University. In both instances her theses revolved around the white modern architecture of 1920s and 1930s France. The final culmination of her studies was the challenge of a PhD through Warnborough College, for whom she has additionally written several articles for their journal.

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Event: Leonardo and The Virgin of the Rocks | London, 8th March 2018

Leonardo and The Virgin of the Rocks

Thursday 8th March, 7.00 PM-9.00 PM

Godolphin & Latymer School, Hammersmith, London

Katy Blatt discusses her recently published book, ‘Leonardo da Vinci and The Virgin of the Rocks: One Painter, Two Virgins, Twenty-Five Years’ (Cambridge Scholars Publishing). Leonardo completed fewer than twenty paintings during his lifetime, yet he returned twice to the same mysterious subject: The Virgin of the Rocks. In this discussion, Katy will argue that this one commission holds the key to the most dramatic scientific, philosophical, and psychological transformations of Leonardo’s life.

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Book Announcement: Le Corbusier, the Dishonest Architect

Le Corbusier, the Dishonest Architect now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527502994
Hardback, pp280, £61.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Le Corbusier, the Dishonest Architect by Malcolm Millais.

This is not a book for architects, but for all those that have suffered, consciously and unconsciously, from modern architecture and have wondered how it came about. This was largely due to one man, an architect called Le Corbusier. Continue reading

Book Announcement: The Post-Industrial Landscape as Site for Creative Practice: Material Memory

The Post-Industrial Landscape as Site for Creative Practice: Material Memory now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443899376
Paperback, pp199, £57.99 / $98.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Post-Industrial Landscape as Site for Creative Practice: Material Memory, edited by Gwen Heeney.

This book brings together experts in the fields of art history, visual arts, music, cultural geography, curatorial practice and landscape architecture to explore the role of material memory in the post-industrial landscape and the ways in which that landscape can act as a site for many forms of creative practice. It examines the role of material memory in the siting of public artworks and politically inspired installation art within the socio-economic post-industrial landscape. The post-industrial ruin as a place for innovation in the curatorial process is also investigated, as are social memory and the complexities of inscribing memory into places. A number of chapters focus on photography and its important role in recording memory as transformation, abandonment and erosion. Artists and musicians present personal case studies examining the siting of permanent and temporary artworks which can invoke memory of both culture and place. The land itself and its associated histories of post-industry are explored in artistic terms investigating dislocation, wasted spaces and extinction. Landscape architects and cultural geographers explore the aesthetic of the urban ruin, its natural and human ecologies and the re-wilding of urban spaces. The volume provokes discussion by a group of diverse experts on a very contemporary subject. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Choir Stalls and their Workshops: Proceedings of the Misericordia International Colloquium 2016

Choir Stalls and their Workshops: Proceedings of the Misericordia International Colloquium 2016 now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443879019
Hardback, pp329, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Choir Stalls and their Workshops: Proceedings of the Misericordia International Colloquium 2016, edited by Anja Seliger and Willy Piron.

Misericordia International was founded by Elaine C. Block as an association dedicated to the study of choir stalls and their relation to other artistic manifestations during the Middle Ages, and the dissemination of research. From its beginnings, Misericordia International has promoted a bi-annual international conference as a place of scientific exchange among members of the research community interested in this topic from a multidisciplinary perspective. Continue reading