Forms of Nameless Things Experimental Photographs by William Henry Fox Talbot
ISBN: HB: 9781851245932, Bodleian Library Publishing, November 2022
80 pp., 25.9x23.7 cm, 32 colour illus.
William Henry Fox Talbot, the English inventor of photography, created around 15,000 photographs in the nineteenth century, most of them attempts to produce compelling scientific documents or pictorial records of the world around him. However, among...
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Gathering of Leaves Catalogue for Designer Bookbinders International Competition 2022
ISBN: HB: 9781851245925, Bodleian Library Publishing, July 2022
112 pp., 26.7x19.4 cm, 250 colour illus.
Plants and gardens play a central role in life on Earth. They have provided food, clothing, shelter, medicines, employment, leisure and enjoyment throughout history. Both also have many symbolic uses in art, mythology and literature, making plants an...
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British Dandies Engendering Scandal and Fashioning a Nation
ISBN: HB: 9781851245598, Bodleian Library Publishing, March 2022
248 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 24 colour illus.
Dressy men as a type of celebrity have played a distinctive part in the cultural – and even in the political – life of Britain over several centuries. But unlike the twenty-first-century hipster, the dandies of the British past provoked intense degre...
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Historic Heart of Oxford University
ISBN: HB: 9781851245284, Bodleian Library Publishing, March 2022
192 pp., 25x21 cm, 102 colour illus.
Oxford's university buildings are world-famous. Over eight centuries, starting in the twelfth century, the University – the third oldest in Europe – gradually occupied a substantial portion of the city, creating in the process a unique townscape cont...
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Cornucopia of Fruit & Vegetables Illustrations from an Eighteenth-Century Botanical Treasury
ISBN: HB: 9781851245666, Bodleian Library Publishing, May 2021
160 pp., 19x15 cm, 100 colour illus.
Close-up photographs of plump apricots, juicy mangoes, crisp lettuce... these are familiar to us all through cookery books and garden guides. But seeing fruit and vegetables as detailed art, viewed through eighteenth-century eyes, is something very d...
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Brief History of the Bodleian Library Revised Edition
ISBN: HB: 9781851245444, Bodleian Library Publishing, December 2020
288 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 100 colour illus.
How did a library founded over 400 years ago grow to become the world-renowned institution it is today, home to over thirteen million items? From its foundation by Sir Thomas Bodley in 1598 to the opening of the Weston Library in 2015, this illustra...
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Temple of Science The Pre-Raphaelites and Oxford University Museum of Natural History
ISBN: HB: 9781851245567, Bodleian Library Publishing, November 2020
192 pp., 25x21 cm, 100 colour illus.
Built between 1855 and 1860, Oxford University Museum of Natural History is the extraordinary result of close collaboration between artists and scientists. Inspired by John Ruskin, the architect Benjamin Woodward and the Oxford scientists worked with...
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Town Prints and Drawings of Britain Before 1800
ISBN: HB: 9781851245178, Bodleian Library Publishing, November 2020
224 pp., 23.8x27.8 cm, 116 colour illus.
Provincial towns in Britain grew in size and importance in the eighteenth century. Ports such as Glasgow and Liverpool greatly expanded, while industrial centres such as Birmingham and Manchester flourished. Market towns outside London developed as c...
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Merton College Library
ISBN: PB: 9781851245390, Bodleian Library Publishing, September 2020
144 pp., 22x17.3 cm, 85 colour illus.
The Merton library is rightly known for its antiquity, its beautiful medieval and early modern architecture and fittings and for its remarkable and important collection of manuscripts and rare books, yet a nineteenth-century plan to tear the medieval...
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Vintage Advertising An A to Z
ISBN: PB: 9781851245406, Bodleian Library Publishing, April 2020
144 pp., 19.6x19.6 cm, 109 colour illus.
How did the advertisers of the past sell electric corsets, carbolic smoke balls or even the first televisions? Which celebrities endorsed products? How did innovations in printing techniques and packaging design play a part in the evolution of advert...
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