Inspiring Older Readers
Soviet Commercial Design of the Twenties posted on 18 Feb 2018
I’ve always been a huge fan of Soviet avant-garde art of the 1920s and 1930s
Metamorphosis: British Art of the Sixties posted on 13 Feb 2018
This rather beautifully produced book acted as the official catalogue of an exhibition that was held on Andros in the Greek Cyclades Islands in 2005.
The Insect World posted on 04 Feb 2018
One of the things I most admire about the Victorians was their fascination with all things scientific.
The Martyrs of Tolpuddle 1834-1934 posted on 27 Jan 2018
Here is another example of what you can find if you’re prepared to scrabble around on the lower shelves of junk shops.
Sandino In The Streets posted on 19 Jan 2018
Back in the highly politicised atmosphere of the early 1980s a badge I picked up on one of the innumerable marches I went on ....
British Prints from the Machine Age posted on 10 Jan 2018
The experience of the First World War and the growing certainty and collective fear that there would be a second seems to have made the inter-war years...
Joan Hassall posted on 02 Jan 2018
Is there an illustrative art form that’s more under-rated than that of the wood engraver and printer?
Children’s Book Covers posted on 27 Dec 2017
Alan Powers has pretty much cornered the market on these large format, colourful and informative books about books.
Women Photographers at National Geographic posted on 24 Dec 2017
Here’s a conundrum for you. When photography books are so expensive....
The Haunted Tea-Cosy posted on 19 Dec 2017
Given my distinctly Scrooge-like attitude towards Christmas, this is probably not the site to come to for Yuletide bonhomie