Blog: Books

Joshua Ben Longo’s Monster Skin is where the wild things are

Guy Fawkes night is past; the crypt is closed on Halloween; Alla helgons dag is no more, and the Day of the Dead is buried. The annual commemoration of failed political skullduggery; the celebration of ghouls, witches and “sexy” Halloween; and remembrances of the dead are over for 2012. Gone too is the Barbican’s production… Read more »

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Courtauld Institute of Art annual book sale – design and more – opens 2nd October

Each year your scribe looks forward to her alma mater’s annual used, vintage, and rare book sale at Somerset House on the Strand in London. Tuesday October 2nd is the public opening of the 2012 Courtauld Institute of Art book scrum err, sale. Rugby lingo is appropriate because the sale does indeed contain out of… Read more »

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Founded in 1978, Decorex International 2012 opens soon!

Decorex International is the daddy of all design shows and it opens in London a week on Sunday. Huzzah! Founded as a “small, exclusive and very targeted exhibition of high end interior design merchandise”, the to-the-trade show (with one afternoon open to the ticketed general public), is resident in purpose-built temporary structures in the grounds… Read more »

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Ptolemy Mann Book

London-based textile artist Ptolemy Mann has just produced a beautiful catalogue of her colourful work. The book includes essays written by Annabel Freyberg (Inspiration Editor, World of Interiors), Alan Stanton ( Partner, Stanton Williams Architects) and Christopher Farr. You can buy copies from Mann’s website, the book costs £14 (incl post and packaging).    

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Edgy Embroidery

Embroidery is rarely described as ‘edgy’ but in Jamie Chalmers’ new book Push Stitchery: 30 Artists Explore the Boundaries of Stitched Art, published by Lark Books, its application on quirky and sometimes controversial artworks is highlighted. Here are several examples of the work featured.

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