Inspiring Older Readers
Paris posted on 25 Apr 2018
This 1960 history-cum-appreciation of the city of Paris caught my attention because it is liberally illustrated with black and white photographs ...
Simplicissimus: 180 satirical drawings from the famous German weekly posted on 18 Apr 2018
Established in Germany in 1896, Simplicissimus was in many ways the prototype for the modern day satirical magazine.
The Ballad of Reading Gaol posted on 02 Apr 2018
Arthur Wragg, Christian Socialist, pacifist, political campaigner and artist, provided the introduction to this copy of Wilde’s The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Ida Kar, Bohemian Photographer posted on 26 Mar 2018
Ida Kar (1908 – 1974) has come to be acknowledged as one of the true pioneers of photography as an art form..
Candide and Other Romances by Voltaire, translated by Richard Aldington and illustrated by Norman Tealby posted on 18 Mar 2018
Voltaire’s Candide has been one of my favourite satirical novellas ever since I first read it all those years ago ....
In The Sixties posted on 11 Mar 2018
German born photographer, Frank Habicht attended the Hamburg School of Photography at the age of 24 in 1962 ...
The Snail That Climbed The Eiffel Tower and other work posted on 25 Feb 2018
John Minton, who died at the age of just 40 in 1957, was one of the most prolific members of what has become known as the post-war English Romantic,,,
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.