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THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY OF ART AND DESIGN

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ART AND DESIGN, HISTORY AND CULTURAL STUDIES SLIDE SETS
$4.50 per slide in sets; discounts for multiple sets in a series.

The Manchester Metropolitan University produces an innovative series of slide sets offering very high quality slides. They cover textile art, techniques and technology, design and architecture, image as text, historical research, the painter in the modern world, design and popular culture, and the Design Council Collection. Non-western art forms, popular media, and many aspects of cultural history which are of growing interest to academics are included. All are carefully documented by specialists in their fields. Many are based on exhibitions and original research, or on special photography of buildings and objects. They are thus unique in range and character.

The slide sets vary in size and are issued with either a simple listing, with an original text or with an existing publication such as an exhibition catalogue. Prices vary accordingly. The slides are mounted in GEPE plastic slide mounts, and supplied in Rogers hanging slide wallets, or packs, as appropriate.

 

BT.1 NEW BRITISH EMBROIDERY 1989-1990
Valerie Beattie

This study is based on an exhibition of the same name, organized by Loughborough College of Art and Design, one of six institutions in Britain offering a degree course in embroidery. All of these courses are represented in the pack, providing a survey of many of the exciting innovative designs of present-day embroidery. The accompanying text is based on the exhibition catalogue, and presents a view of the distinctiveness of the courses offered by the various colleges, as well as quotations from the students' own commentaries on their works.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 13pp. 59 Slides $265

 

BT.2 AFRICAN EMBROIDERY
Professor Anne Morrell

This set examines some of the rich variety of embroidery produced in the African continent. It covers many of the techniques used, and traces the cultural influences on the work produced.

Text with introduction, map, commentary, bibliography and note on sources. 13pp. 30 Slides $135

 

AT.1 INDIAN EMBROIDERY
Professor Anne Morrell

An introduction to the history and techniques of Indian Embroidery. The text traces the evolution of embroidery through history, as it was subject to the changes brought about by imperialism and commerce. There are examples of four basic types of embroidery that are practiced in India, shisha work, phulkari, appliqu? and patchwork, and kantha. The slides follow through the process of creation from preliminary stitches to examples of the finished products - covers, bags, and garments. A step-by-step guide to the ways Indian embroidery is made. Professor Anne Morrell, author of the Encyclopaedia of Embroidery Stitches and The Techniques of Indian Embroidery (Batsford, 1993), is a recognized authority on the history of western and Asiatic embroidery.

Text, map, bibliography and note on sources. 9pp. 15 Slides $67.50

 

BT.3 INDIAN EMBROIDERY: 2
Professor Anne Morrell

This set is the second in the series by Professor Anne Morrell. A stitch-by-stitch guide is featured, and the history and techniques of Indian embroidery are examined. The set traces the traditional and cultural influences on the rich variety of embroidery that is produced in India today.

Text with introduction, map, commentary, bibliography and note on sources. 10pp. 36 Slides $162.00

 

BT.4 THE ART OF EMBROIDERY 1991-1993
Professor Anne Morrell

This slide pack examines the different approaches, aims and techniques used to make non-functional embroidered pieces. The work of fourteen embroiderers reflects the wide variety of ideas and individuality of work that was being produced.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 10pp. 30 Slides $135

 

BT.5 RUSSIAN CONTEMPORARY EMBROIDERY 1991-1993
Professor Anne Morrell

This varied and colourful set traces the influences of tradition, culture and contemporary life in Russia on the work of three Russian embroidery artists, Galina Morozova, Marina Printzeva, and Ludmila Uspenskaya.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 10pp. 30 Slides $135

 

BT.6 MALAYSIAN BATIK
Najib Dawa

A guide to the techniques of batik work, demonstrated by one of Malaysia's leading batik artists, Najib Dawa, who is at present working and studying in the UK. An exciting and colourful introduction to this popular art form.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 9pp. 30 Slides $135

 

BT.7 AFRICAN DYED AND PRINTED TEXTILES
Bronwen Hargreaves

Examines the traditional methods used to produce printed fabrics in Africa, and traces the cultural, historical and symbolic influences on the regions where the production of hand-dyed and printed textiles are a way of life.

Text with introduction, map, commentary, bibliography. 8pp. 46 Slides $207

 

V.1 VIDEO: HANDSTITCHING

This video is a step-by-step guide to embroidery stitches by Ann Morrell, complete with a booklet entitled Stitch Diagrams. Available in DVD format 25 minutes $55

*A script for the hearing impaired is available on request. VHS Running time: 26 minutes. $75

 

V.4 VIDEO: THREE TEXTILE EMBROIDERY ARTISTS (1992-94)

Three artists, Jo Budd, Helen Daniels and Charlotte Hodge, are shown working in their studios during the period 1992 to 1994. This gives an insight into the ideas behind their work, how they approach their work and working methods.

*A script for the hearing impaired is available on request. Running time: 30 minutes. $75

 

BT.8 DRESS AND DETAIL FROM THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES
Ann Gibson

Featuring garments from within the reserve collection at The Gallery of English Costume, Platt Hall, Manchester, this pack includes examples of passementerie, embroidered and thread buttons. Items of both male and female dress from the 18th and 19th centuries are illustrated together with detailed enlargements of their decoration. This pack provides a useful source for the study of both history of fashion, embroidery and needlecrafts.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. l3pp. 44 Slides $198

 

BT.9 TECHNO STITCH
Melanie Miller

Based on the exhibition of the same name held at Oldham Art Gallery in 1996. Computerized machine embroidery is mainly used for the mass-production of embroidery on clothing and household textiles. Techno Stitch explores the potential for creativity within a wider area using the latest software available in computerized embroidery. Diverse work by 8 designers, makers and artists is shown in this slide pack. The artists are Susan Telford, Melanie Miller, Grayson Perry, Mandy Wrightson, Alice Lee, Margot Rolf, Nigel Cheney and Jane McKeating.

Text with introduction, commentary, and bibliography. l6pp. 40 Slides $180

 

BT.10 BEYOND THE BOUNDS
Mary Butcher

Based on the popular exhibition of the same name held at the 1996 ETN Conference, Manchester, this pack explores the boundaries between basketry and textiles, and identifies the new potential in fiber artistry today. Many of the works included defy categorization, standing as sculpture in their own right, made possible through the artists understanding of the materials utilized. The artists featured have drawn inspiration from widely different sources; sculpture, fine and textile art, basketmaking and environmental art.

Text with introduction and artists' statements. 8pp. 30 Slides $135

 

BT.11 FINNISH LINES

Based on the exhibition of the same name held at the 1996 ETN Conference, Manchester, this pack introduces contemporary handprinted and handwoven fabrics from Finland organized by Textile Artists TEXO, which was founded in 1956 to develop the status of textile art within the sphere of Finnish industrial design and art as a whole. Thirty Finnish textile artists display the wide range of skills that have equipped them to become creators of unique works of art product designers and manufacturers.

Introduction, artists’ details, list of slides. 30 Slides $135

 

BT.12 THE REDISCOVERY OF RITUAL: EMBROIDERY AND ARCHITECTURE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
Beryl Patten and Judy Barry

Explores nineteenth century ecclesiastical embroidery and its relationship to church architecture. Many fine hand-embroidered pieces are featured, with details of lavish gold work and hand stitching techniques. The pack includes unique designs by George Frederick Bodley, William Morris, Charles March Gere and John Dando Sedding.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography, 12pp. 46 Slides $207

 

BT.13 PRINTED TEXTILE TECHNIQUES
Bronwen Hargreaves

The skill and art of textile printing is illustrated in this attractive slide set, using images selected from the historic archive of printing equipment and fabrics, the Downing Collection, housed by the Fashion and Textile Department at the Manchester Metropolitan University. Modern print techniques are demonstrated with samples of student work, and reflect the rich diversity of fabric qualities that can be created within a small print room.

Text with introduction, commentary, glossary. 12pp. 48 Slides $216

 

BT.14 NEW DIRECTIONS - THE ART OF THE FELTMAKER
Meike Laurenson

Based on the touring exhibition of the same name organized by the International Feltmakers Association, this set contains innovative work by renowned textile artists who have used felt in a variety of ways as part of the creative process.

Text with introduction, commentary. 8pp. 30 Slides $135

 

AM.1 HANDMADE IN INDIA

Two selections of slides taken from the traveling exhibition of the same name organized by the Crafts Council in 1998, showing how both traditional and innovative techniques are being utilized by Indian artists and craftsmen today.

SET 1: Non-textiles. Selected from the outstanding exhibits on display at the Handmade in India exhibition, this set includes objects in a variety of media from wood and metal to ceramics.

Text with introduction and listing. 15 Slides $67.50

 

SET 2: Textiles. Features a selection of the superb textiles on display at the

Handmade in India exhibition.

Text with introduction and listing. 15 Slides $67.50

 

Two sets, special price $115

 

TECHNIQUES AND TECHNOLOGY: ANCIENT AND MODERN

 

BE.1 MONUMENTS OF ANCIENT EGYPT
Dr. Paul T. Nicholson

Dr. Nicholson, co-author of The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt, (1995), has produced this pack as an introduction to aspects of ancient Egyptian culture. Many major monuments are discussed in the context of their historical, political and cultural background, including the pyramids and the Great Sphinx at Giza and the temples at Luxor and Abu-Simbel.

Text with introduction, map, commentary, bibliography. 21pp. 32 Slides $144

 

BB.1 BASKETRY IN EGYPT: ANCIENT TRADITIONS, MODERN APPLICATIONS
Dr Willemina Wendrich

Based on the excavations of the Egypt Exploration Society at Tell el-Armana and Qasr Ibrim, three sets which explore and define the function and meaning of basketry in Egypt past and present. Four techniques are introduced, coiling, twining, weaving and plaiting. Dr Wendrich is Assistant Director of the Netherlands Institute of Archaeology in Cairo.

Set 1 Coiling (Baskets)

Set 2 Twining and Weaving (Mats)

Set 3 Plaiting (Baskets and Mats)

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. Each set 8pp. 24 Slides $ 108

Three sets, special price $285

 

BB.2 CONTEMPORARY BASKET MAKING
Mary Butcher, Fellow in Basket making, Manchester Metropolitan University.

The inception and development of contemporary basket making in Britain since the 1970s is explored. Work by leading practitioners such as Lois Walpole, Dail Behennah, Maggie Henton and others is clarified by discussion of their materials, techniques, and the development of their work.

Text with introduction, commentary and bibliography. 15pp. 30 Slides $135

 

CERAMICS and POTTERY

 

BE.2 THE POTTERS OF DEIR EL-GHARBI: THE BALLAS INDUSTRY OF UPPER EGYPT
Dr. Paul T. Nicholson

An introduction to the Ballas pottery industry of Qena Governorate (north of Luxor) in Upper Egypt, this pack illustrates the methods and materials used by the Egyptian marl potters of Deir-el-Gharbi, from the mining of the calcareous clay through all the stages of producing the water storage vessel (the Ballas jar) to the final distribution of the finished product.

Text with introduction, map, commentary, bibliography. 12pp. 30 Slides $135

 

V.2 VIDEO: THE POTTERS OF DEIR MAWAS

Compiled by Dr. Paul Nicholson and Dr. Willeke Wendrich, this video in two parts is a step-by-step study of the workshops of the silt potters at Deir Mawas in Middle Egypt.

Running time: Film I 33.5minutes Film 2 42 minutes $105.00

 

BC.2 TRADITION AND CHANGE IN AFRICAN CERAMICS
Moira Vincentelli

This set illustrates tradition and change in African pottery based particularly on examples from Nigeria, Ghana, the Gambia and Kabylie in Algeria, all areas where pottery is normally a female activity. The set could be used to address issues of gender and cultural interaction in contemporary society. The slides show African pottery from the Aberystwyth collection including traditional work from West Africa and some modem developments such as examples from Abuja Pottery in Nigeria, established by Michael Cardew, and traditional and more recent ceramics from Kabylie. There are also images of Asabe Magaji and Assibi Iddo of Nigeria, making and bonfiring pots at the International Potters Festival at Aberystwyth, together with slides of potters and pottery in the Gambia and Kabylie showing the contrast between old and new forms of decoration.

Text with introduction, commentary, transcripted interviews. 24 Slides $108

 

BC.3 POTTERY MANUFACTURE IN KUTCH
Archana Choksi

Of particular interest to contemporary potters and historians alike, this slide pack provides an introduction to the traditional techniques used in the manufacture of pottery in the village of Gundiyali in Kutch, Western India. The tools, techniques and designs that are used by the potters of Kutch today have survived for many centuries, and this pack highlights each stage of the vessel-making process, from the mining of the clay through to the final decoration and distribution of the pots.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 12pp. 36 Slides. $162

 

BC.4 JIM MALONE: ARTIST POTTER
Alex McErlain

In this informative study, pottery artist Jim Malone explains the complex processes involved in the creation of his pieces and traces the variety of sources and techniques that have influenced him, from the pots of ancient China and Korea to the work of 20th century pottery artist, Bernard Leach.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 9pp. 36 Slides. $162

 

V.5 JIM MALONE: ARTIST POTTER
In this short video, the artist explains his ideas and illustrates some of the techniques he uses when creating his pottery.

Running time: 10 minutes $55

 

BC.5 PIONEER STUDIO POTTERY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WALES CERAMIC COLLECTION ABERYSTWYTH
Moira Vincentelli

Illustrates the innovative work of studio potters in the inter-war years, including work by Bernard Leach, Michael Cardew and William Staite Murray. Also discusses the increasing role of women in the development of studio pottery, including the work of Nell Vyse, Denise Wren and Katharine Pleydell-Bouverie.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 17pp. 30 Slides $135

 

BC.6 WINCHCOMBE POTTERY
Ron Wheeler and Alex McErlain

Covers the history of this renowned pottery, which began as a traditional English pottery and became an influential 20th century production workshop at the centre of the studio pottery movement with the involvement of Michael Cardew and Ray Finch.

Text, introduction, commentary, bibliography. 36 Slides $162

 

BM.1 JANE POULTON: TEXTILES, GLASS, STONE
Introduction by Professor Anne Morrell

An introduction to some of the commissions undertaken by artist Jane Poulton. Using techniques that complement the medium, the skill of the artist is applied to a variety of materials, from embroidered textiles to glass and stone.

Text with introduction, publications list. 7pp. 30 Slides $135

 

BC.7 PATRICK SARGENT: A POTTER'S ART
Alex McErlain

An account of the life and work of British studio potter Patrick Sargent, whose pots are distinctive for their boldness of form and their spectacular fired surfaces, inspired by his love of nature and the environment. Includes quotations taken from personal conversations and taped interviews with the artist before his death in 1998.

Text, introduction, commentary, bibliography. 23pp. 30 Slides $135

 

BC.8 STUDIO POTTERY IN THE DECORATIVE ARTS COLLECTION OF THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
Alex McErlain

Surveys prime examples of the studio pottery acquired for the University's decorative arts collection since the 1960s, featuring work by many notable 20th century ceramic artists, including Michael Casson, Dame Lucie Rie, Ray Finch and Bernard Leach.

Text, introduction, commentary, bibliography. l3pp. 30 Slides $135

 

BC.9 CERAMIC CONTEMPORARIES 3
Sharon Blakey

A snapshot of new ceramic work from Britain and Ireland. This set is drawn from Ceramic; Contemporaries 3, a major touring exhibition of student and graduate work. It illustrates the broad spectrum of current activity and includes functional pieces, one-off, figurative, sculptural and installation works. There are also some slides which show an overview of the exhibition. The accompanying text provides an introduction and commentary on the background to the exhibition as well as discussing the works themselves. This pack is essential viewing for anyone interested or working in the field of ceramics.

Text with introduction, commentary, 45 Slides $202.50

Illustrated exhibition catalogue with essays available at an extra cost of $30

 

B.C.12 THE FIRED PRINT: CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO PRINTED STUDIO CERAMICS
Steve Dixon

The printed image, mainstay of the pottery industry since Wedgwood, has more recently been taken up by the ceramicist. This slide pack features the work of twelve established and emerging clay artists, who explore the ceramic possibilities of a variety of printing processes and techniques. As well as outlining these processes, the pack illustrates the depth and range of contemporary printed clay, from industrial/functional wares to sculptural vessels and ceramic figures.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. l5pp. 30 slides $135

 

DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE

 

BC.10 ARCHITECTURAL TERRACOTTA: PART I
Rosemary Cochrane and Alex McErlain

Illustrates the story of the development of terracotta and examines some of the magnificent buildings which may still be found throughout Britain. Part I focuses on the city of Manchester, with its wealth of terracotta buildings from all periods. It includes how and where terracotta was made, its use by architects in civic and commercial buildings, the involvement of artists in developing ornamentation, critical issues arising from its use and the eventual decline in its popularity.

Text, commentary, bibliography, 48pp. 40 Slides $180

 

BC.10 ARCHITECTURAL TERRACOTTA: PART 2
Alex McErlain and Rosemary Cochrane

The second part of this stunning series illustrates a selection of the most interesting British terracotta buildings, from the first fully constructional terracotta building in 1842 (St. Stephens and All Martyrs Church, Bolton), to the New Art Gallery, Walsall, opened in the 21st century.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 15 pp. 40 Slides $180

 

*See also BC.11 New Material Culture - Transfer Printed Ceramics

 

BI.2 LEADING LIGHTS: A HISTORY OF DECORATIVE DOMESTIC WINDOWS
John Dyke

This set traces the history and techniques involved in the production of leaded lights, and is based on a touring exhibition of the same name. The set features case examples and a range of archive drawings, together with information on the

techniques used in the workshop of a local studio, Charles Lightfoot, which was established in Manchester in 1890.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 17pp. 48 Slides $216

 

BA.1 MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL
Dr. Elizabeth Coatsworth

A history of the architectural development of Manchester Cathedral, emphasizing its changing social role, from parish church, through collegiate church, back to parish church in a small provincial town, to cathedral at the centre of an industrialized and populous diocese.

Text with introduction, commentary and bibliography. 15pp. 32 Slides $144

 

BA.2 SITES OF THE CITY*

Examines some of most exciting architecture and urban planning to have taken place in Manchester over the past ten years. Examples include the Velodrome and M.E.N. Arena, both designed with the Commonwealth Games 2002 in mind, developments at Manchester's International airport, and a variety of buildings within the City associated with urban growth and regeneration.

List of images. 30 Slides. $135

*SPECIAL OFFER! An opportunity to purchase both slides and book, SITES OF THE CITY - John Parkinson-Bailey (ed). Buy the comprehensive collection of essays written by the architects and engineers who have helped to shape Manchester's future development, together with this unique set of slides.

Book + Slide Set Sites of the City $160

 

*BI.1 PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS: CASE STUDIES OF MODERN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN 1987
John Parkinson-Bailey

The products of the industrial designer winch affect our lives at all points, are largely taken for granted. Few people envisage the stages by which a design problem is analyzed and solved, with all the associated factors of styling and company image, which produce the final outcome. These cases illustrate three different relationships between designer and client, and a variety of working methods. They follow through the design process from the initial brief to the gradual working out of the details of engineering and technical aspects. John Parkinson Baileys text is based on the touring exhibition Must It Be That Way? which he produced for the Design Council in 1987.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 17pp. 41 Slides $184.50

 

*CI.2 DESIGN PROCESS: CONTEMPORARY DESIGN 1984
Professor David Jeremiah

The chosen case studies reveal the various stages in the design and manufacture of familiar domestic objects. The images range from the first preliminary sketches, through technical drawings and models to the final product, its packaging and advertising. Examples include kitchen design, garden hoses, car brushes, cutlery and industrial embroidery. All were produced on a commercial basis by the companies involved.

The set is accompanied by the catalogue of David Jeremiah’s exhibition, Design Process, from which it derives.

*Re-issued due to popular demand Exhibition catalogue. 82pp. List of images. 72 Slides 324

 

C1.3 DESIGNS ON EUROPE 1989

A set based on the 1989 Design Council exhibition Designs on Europe, which dealt with the impact of the single European market on British design. It includes examples as diverse as Braun, Black and Decker and Hoover electrical designs, Habitat and Laura Ashley interiors, and the GEC London Docklands train.

List of images. 46 Slides $207

 

AA.1 INDUSTRIAL BABYLON: THE VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN ARCHITECTURE OF MANCHESTER AND LIVERPOOL
Christopher Christie

Liverpool and Manchester are here illustrated at their most ambitious and exciting phase of architectural development, during the Victorian and Edwardian periods. An authoritative historical text accompanies views of buildings from original site photographs. Examples of Manchester buildings include Alfred Waterhouse's Town Hall and Refuge Assurance Building, and the City Police Courts designed by Thomas Worthington. In Liverpool, the Anglican Cathedral designed by Gilbert Scott, The Pierhead buildings, and the Albert Dock are featured.

Text with introduction, commentary. 8pp. 15 Slides $67.50

 

AA.2 HERITAGE CENTRES
Pat Sterry

Are Heritage Centres a name without substance, or does their presence in fact challenge accepted notions of history and authenticity, and reflect changing demand patterns in cultural tourism? This slide set illustrates the importance of heritage centres for architectural preservation, urban regeneration, community pride and tourism. It is focused primarily on the North West of England, but the text elucidates the common features and areas of debate relating to heritage centres in general. The author is presently engaged in research on the significance of design as a factor affecting the public's response to heritage centres.

Text with introduction, commentary and bibliography. 8pp. 24 Slides $108

 

DD.1 THE ALBERT MEMORIAL SET 1: PLANS AND GENERAL VIEWS

Outstanding slides of Gilbert Scott's recently restored gothic masterpiece, and I. H. Foley's statue of Prince Albert, combined with original plans and details taken from The National Memorial to His Royal Highness the Prince Consort, 1873.

List of images. 24 Slides $108

 

DD.2 THE ALBERT MEMORIAL SET 2: STATUES AND RELIEFS

New slides of all the major freestanding statues, together with reliefs and mosaic work, featuring the work of H.H. Armstead, Henry Weekes, John Lawlor, John Bell and William Theed.

List of images. 24 Slides. $108

Two sets, special price $190

 

DD.3 PUGIN: ECCLESIASTICAL ORNAMENT

A set based on chromolithographed illustrations to A Welby Pugin's Glossary of Ecclesiastical Ornament and Costume, 1844.

List of images. 23 Slides. $103.50

 

DD.4 PUGIN: FURNITURE

Original colour slides of tables, sideboards and bookcases designed by A. W. Pugin at the height of the Gothic Revival.

List of images. 24 Slides $108

Two sets, special price $185

 

DD.5 THE GREAT EXHIBITION 1851

Images taken from original sources such as The Illustrated Exhibitor, Tallis's History and Description of the Crystal Palace and The Crystal Palace and its Contents.

List of images, bibliography. 48 Slides $216

 

DD.6 L'EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE EIFFEL TOWER, 1889

Taken from original catalogues, this set contains engravings and prints from the Exposition Universelle de 1889 and the Livre d'Or de I'Exposition. The Eiffel Tower was designed exclusively for this event and working diagrams and images showing the erection of the complex structure are included, together with selected views of the extravagant exhibition halls and exhibits.

List of images, bibliography. 30 Slides $135

 

DD.7 THE ART TREASURES EXHIBITION, 1857

Taken from original sources, this set contains selected views of the exhibition halls together with many images of the unique exhibits that were brought together for the most opulent display of art treasures ever to be seen in Manchester, including sculpture, ceramic and vitreous art, metalwork, textiles and decorative art.

Introduction, including extracts of visitors' first impressions, detailed listing of images featured, bibliography. 48 Slides $216

 

DD.8 PARIS EXPO, 1925: THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF DECORATIVE AND INDUSTRIAL ARTS

Images selected from original sources of the architecture and exhibits that were featured in the exhibition, including the specially constructed pavilions, room settings and furniture, metalwork, textiles, pottery and glassware. Extracts from a critical survey that was carried out by the British Board of Overseas Trade are also included in the commentary that accompanies the slides.

Text with commentary, 10pp. List of images 48 Slides $216

 

DG.1 WILLIAM MORRIS WALLPAPERS

Six selections of slides taken from an original Moms and Co. pattern book, presented to Manchester College of Art and Design by Mack Hamilton and Co. in 1901, and covering the period 1864-1900. Each set contains various colour combinations and details of patterns.

Set 1 1864 - 1874 Set 4 1885 - 1889

Set 2 1875 - 1881 Set 5 1890 - 1894

Set 3 1881 - 1885 Set 6 1894 - 1900

List of images. Each set 24 Slides $108

 

DI.1 MINIMAL SHOP DESIGN 1978 - 1987

A selection of images taken between 1978 and 1987 of minimalist clothes shop interiors, including the London stores of Yohji, Yamamoto, Kenzo, Katherine Hamnett and others.

List of images. 24 Slides $108

 

DA.1 DEVELOPMENT OF THE DOCKLANDS

Two sets of slides, which show how architects have tackled the development of dockland sites throughout the country.

Set 1 Canary Wharf

List of images. Each set 24 Slides $108

 

Set 2 Albert Dock, Liverpool

List of images. Each set 24 Slides $108

 

Two sets, special price $185

 

DA.2 REGIONAL OUT-OF-TOWN SHOPPING CENTRES
David Ellis

Explores the development of and arguments concerning out-of-town shopping complexes. Images include the shopping centres Meadowhall, Sheffield, the Metro Centre, Gateshead and Lakeside, East London.

Text with commentary, List of images. 24 Slides $108

 

BC.1 MASTERPIECES OF THE ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT
Taryn Evans

This pack, based on an exhibition held at the Manchester City Art Gallery, looks at a selection of objects, including works by some of the most prominent members of the Movement. William Morris, C.R. Ashbee, William de Morgan, Walter Crane and May Morris are featured together with the lesser known Arts and Crafts artists Katharine Adams, Florence Steele and Peter McLeish. It explores the context within which the objects were acquired and their aesthetic and social significance in relation to late Victorian Britain, particularly the major industrial city of Manchester.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. l6pp. 30 Slides $135

 

COSTUME and FASHION

 

DF.1 PARIS COUTURE
Images taken from the Gazette Du Bon Ton, featuring &signs by Worth, Lanvin, Poiret, and others.

Set 1 1914

List of images. Each set 24 Slides. $108

 

Set 2 1920

List of images. Each set 24 Slides. $108

 

Two sets, special price $185

 

FF.1 UTILITY FASHION IN THE WAR YEARS
Brenda King

Items of male and female clothing are illustrated, together with advertisements for the Utility Clothing Scheme. They range from complete outfits to enlargements of detailing and fabric. The text outlines the aims of the Utility Clothing Scheme and examines its impact on the British clothing industry.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 12pp. 30 Slides $135

 

FF.2 FASHION ILLUSTRATORS, 1999
Alison Welsh

A selection of work by leading contemporary British fashion illustrators practicing during the late 1990s. The impact of photography in the late 1930s caused a revolution in the way the illustrator worked within the fashion industry. This pack explores the role of the fashion illustrator today, in a changing global market where fashion communication is carried out at lightening speed. Artists featured are Hamza Arcan, Jacqueline Bissett, Judith Cheek, Lynette Cook, Camilla Dixon, Ned Greer, Rosalyn Kennedy, Hilary Kidd, Mark Risdon and Stephen Worth.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 12 pp. 30 Slides $135

 

F73 RECYCLED COSTUME
Sue Lawty

This set documents the end result of a costume project carried out by artists Sue Lawty and Jane Revitt together with art foundation students from Leeds College of Art. Students were asked to collect waste materials such as cardboard boxes, sweet wrappers, tea bags, old tights and packaging. They then explored ways of deconstructing, changing and reconstructing by cutting, tearing, folding, knotting and stitching. Costumes were designed which exploited their research, paying attention to detail and how costume can affect movement, character and sound, taking into consideration headgear and footwear. The students finally staged a performance of their work with lights and music. These slides show the exciting effects that can be achieved using recycled materials.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 9pp. 15 Slides $67.50

 

BM.2 MATERIAL CONCERNS - WASTE MATERIALS AND RECYCLING
Dr Jo Heeley

Demonstrates how waste materials can be used to create imaginative transformations, featuring the work of textile artists, designers and manufacturing companies. The waste products utilized range from plastic bottles and carrier bags to tires, ring pulls and tea bags. Examples include a recycled wall hanging made by textile artist, Lorraine Ashley and old tire trainers by Nike Inc whose soles are made from redundant car tires

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. l7pp. 38 Slides $171

 

BM.3 CREATIVE STYLE - ASPECTS OF A CONTEMPORARY DESIGNER / ARTIST
Anne Morrell

Featuring international designer and textile artist Sally Greaves-Lord, who was for many years the creative director for Issey Miyake. Sally works in a variety of disciplines, including textiles, glass and painting. Her techniques and work processes are shown, from original concept to finished product, and range from installations and interior designs to hand-painted silk banners produced for her current exhibition, Embrace Hope’ at the Bankfield Museum, Halifax.

Text with introduction, commentary and artist's biography. 11 pp. 43 Slides $193.50

 

IMAGE AS TEXT: STUDIES OF POPULAR ART AND GRAPHICS IN SOCIETY

 

BG.6 ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE 1930s
Helen Wilkinson

The images in this pack show the type of photography that was carried out by Photographic Advertising Ltd in the 1920s and 1930s. The text includes the history of the company and its work in the context of the conventions of advertising photography of the inter-war period. A discussion of photographic techniques is accompanied by details of how the images were used in finished advertisements.

Text, with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 13pp 30 Slides $135

·This set is also available with the book, Selling the Image by John Hewitt and Helen Wilkinson (National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, 1996). $30.00

 

DG.8 PIRANESI'S ROME

The artist's unique testimony to the ancient civilization of Rome, drawn from the evidence he saw around him every day. Images taken from an original copy of Vedute di Roma Designate ed incise da Gianbatista Piranesi Architetto Veneziano, published in 1762 and now a part of the Manchester Society of Architects' Collection.

List of images. 24 Slides $ $108

 

BG.1 THOMAS BEWICK'S ILLUSTRATIONS
Stephen Langwieser

Bewick's wood engravings transformed the art of English book illustration, and laid the foundations for the nineteenth-century development of illustrated journals for a middle-class readership. The slides are made from early editions of the Quadrupeds, British Birds and other important titles in The Manchester Metropolitan University Library, and include examples of whole page layouts, as well as details of Bewick's exquisite vignettes and one of Ins wood blocks from Newcastle Library.

Text with introduction, commentary and bibliography. 20pp. 43 Slides $103.50

 

BG.2 POSTER 'ART' OF THE 1920s AND 1930s
John Hewitt

A study of the posters produced between the wars for the LMS and LNER Railway Companies, the Empire Marketing Board, Austin Reed and Shell-Mex. A variety of artists and styles is apparent in this collection, but the designs all indicate one aspect of commercial art of the period; that is, the promotion of a company's public image through its association with 'Art' and its implied aim of discernment and good taste. An analysis of styles, typography and composition provides the basis for a discussion of the relationship between art and advertising The examples are all from the splendid collection belonging to The Manchester Metropolitan University, and were acquired at the time of their production by the then Manchester College of Art. John Hewitt has published several articles on poster design and historiography, including "Producing the Goods: Design History and the Production of Knowledge", Journal of Art and Design Education, 1990.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography and note on poster archives in Britain. 10pp. 27 Slides $121.50

 

AG.2 POSTER DESIGN
John Hewitt

A shorter version of Poster Art of the 1920s and 1930s.

Text with introduction commentary, bibliography and note on poster archives in Britain. 7pp. 13 Slides $58.50

 

BG.3 THE COMMERCIAL WORK OF PETER BLAKE
Dr. James Aulich

Peter Blake established himself in the late 1950s and early 1960s as a leading exponent of the idiom now known as 'Pop Art', and his work at that time was a direct and spontaneous celebration of popular imagery. Blake has continued to gather images from a wide spectrum of mass media sources, and his work ranges from slides of his record sleeves for The Beatles and his bookcover designs, through to the Live Aid publicity of 1985, advertising and posters.

Text with introduction, biographical dates, commentary, bibliography. 18pp. 41 Slides $184.50

 

AG.3 PETER BLAKE A 'POP'
Dr. James Aulich

A shorter version of The Commercial works of Peter Blake.

Text with introduction, biographical dates, commentary, bibliography. 10pp. 12 Slides $54

 

BG.4 EUROPE WITHOUT WALLS SET 1: FINE ART
Dr. James Aulich

Examines the unfolding of the new Europe through the eyes of artists from Central and Eastern Europe, whose work reflects both the atmosphere of revolutionary fervor and the anxiety and uncertainties that the events of 1989 uncovered.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 15pp. 35 Slides $157.50

 

BG.5 EUROPE WITHOUT WALLS SET 2: POSTERS AND POSTCARDS
Dr. James Aulich

Until the revolutions of 1989, the poster usually propagandized on behalf of the one party state. The posters in this slide set were produced against the background of momentous political change. They reveal criticism of the old order as it was swept away, support for the democratic movements that were emerging after years of suppression, and the uncertainties of the new-found 'freedoms! of infant democracy.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 13pp. 38 Slides $171

Two sets, special price $245

 

CG.1 THE FALKLANDS FACTOR
Dr. James Aulich

A large, carefully selected corpus of images from the successful exhibition, The Falklands Factor Representations of a Conflict The slides have been chosen to illustrate fully the wide range of visual responses to the war which was demonstrated in the exhibition; fine art, cartoon and graphic work, photography, newspapers and works by the servicemen themselves. Both text and images convey an excellent sense of the diverse visual reactions to the Falklands War in Britain at the time, and feature the work of many leading British artists and photographers.

James Aulich has published widely on the imagery of military conflict since the Vietnam War, and is contributing editor of Framing the Falklands; Nationhood, Culture and Identity, Open University Press, 1991. His exhibition, The Falklands Factor was favorably reviewed on TV and in the national press.

Illustrated exhibition catalogue. 44pp. 60 Slides $270

Alternatively, text with introduction and commentary. 17pp. $255

 

AG.1 IMAGES OF THE FALKLANDS, WAR
Dr. James Aulich

A shorter version of The Falklands Factor, with specially written text.

Text with introduction and commentary, 9pp. 12 Slides $54

 

DG.2 POSTERS 1898-1901

English and European posters showing the influence of Art Nouveau and featuring the work of John Hassall, Cecil Aldin, Hal Hurst and others.

List of images. 24 Slides $108

 

DG.5 GREETINGS CARDS: A selection taken from the Laura Seddon Collection in the Manchester Metropolitan University Library

Three sets featuring images selected from one of the largest historic collections of greetings cards in the United Kingdom. They represent selections of cards of varied forms and styles, which makes it possible to trace the development of greetings cards through the nineteenth century.

Set I 1880s - 1890s, featuring Children

Set 2 1880s - 1890s, featuring Ladies

Set 3 1880s - 1890s- featuring Kate Greenaway and Walter Crane designs List of images.

Each set 24 Slides. $108

Three sets, special price $255

 

DG.6 RICHARD DOYLE ILLUSTRATIONS

Images taken from an exhibition of archive material held by the Manchester Metropolitan University, this set covers Richard Doyle's illustrations from early manuscript works and periodicals such as Punch, to books including his well-known fairy tales.

List of images + illustrated 1992 exhibition catalogue. 24 Slides $108

 

DG.7 VICTORIAN YELLOWBACK BOOKS

Based on the exhibition held in 1983, this set illustrates the development of the famous series of Victorian 'Yellowback' books popular on railway bookstalls in the 1850s and 1860s, which technically, were an important new artistic venture at the time, incorporating the printing of multi-coloured designs onto a coloured wrapper.

Text, 18pp. 30 Slides $135

 

HISTORICAL RESEARCH

 

AH.1 CHILDREN OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
Dr. Audrey Kay

Discusses the social effects of the Industrial Revolution on the North West. images include early spinning machinery such as Hargreaves' Spinning Jenny, Arkwright's Water Fraine and Cromptons Mule, together with illustrations of both rural and factory conditions taken from literature of the time.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 8 pp. 12 Slides $54

 

AH.2 IMAGES OF PETERLOO
Professor Diana Donald

The 'Peterloo Massacre’ took place in 1819, when a crowd demonstrating in Manchester for political reform was violently dispersed by the local yeomanry cavalry. Here the prints winch depicted the incident are analyzed for the first time, providing a case study of the way in which public opinion and propaganda shape the imagery of even apparently 'documentary' scenes, and of caricatures. The examples are drawn from the collections of the British Museum, and from archive sources in Manchester.

Professor Donald has published widely on Georgian caricature. Her recent book entitled 'The Age of Caricature' published in 1996, is a major study of satirical prints in the reign of George III.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 11pp. 12 Slides $54

 

BH.3 TECHNIQUES AND ISSUES IN EARLY ANIMATION
Dr. David Huxley

This pack demonstrates the techniques and concerns of early animation, particularly in America, during the period 1908 - 1927. The accompanying text deals with issues raised by the wide range of animation produced both by America and Europe during this period.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 9 pp. 30 Slides $135

 

BH.4 SCHOOLDAYS 1890-1940
Audrey Linkman

A selection of images, taken from the Documentary Photography Archive, a major historical collection which focuses on life in the North West from the 1860s to the present day. Using the work of professional commercial photographers, this set, which spans fifty years and two world wars, depicts aspects of education and gives an insight into the social changes that were taking place during the first half of the twentieth century.

Text, list of slides. 6pp. 30 slides $135

 

BC.11 NEW MATERIAL CULTURE - TRANSFER PRINTED CERAMICS
Sarah Richards

Considers the significance of the printed image for the producers and consumers of domestic pottery from the 1750s, when the technique was invented, to the end of the 20th century. Highlights the value of transfer printed ceramics as documents of social history in British material culture. Includes 'Lancasters at Dawn', taken from the Royal Doulton Collectable Plates series, bone china, 1997.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 50pp. 37 Slides $166.50

 

THE ARTIST IN THE MODERN WORLD: ASPECTS OF FINE ART

 

AF.2 IMAGES OF WOMEN
Helen Potkin

This selection of paintings and sculptures from the collection of Leeds City Art Galleries provides a varied critical study of images of women. They range from Victorian narrative works by Tissot and Waterhouse, and high-minded embodiments of national virtues, to the tradition of the nude, including works by Epstein and Henry Moore. Bruce McLean’s Exit the Model is an ironic comment on that tradition, whilst works by women artists Gwen John and Elaine Kowalsky sharpen the spectator's awareness of the conventions governing the portrayal of women by male artists.

Text with introduction, commentary, notes, bibliography. 18pp. 15 Slides $67.50

 

AF.3 THE CAMDEN TOWN GROUP
Helen Potkin

The critic Frank Rutter, a friend and supporter of Camden Town artists, was appointed Curator of Leeds Art Gallery in 1912; through the Leeds Art Collections Fund he acquired several important works for the Gallery, from which this selection is drawn. The set includes portraits, landscapes, domestic interiors, scenes of popular entertainment and urban views by artists such as Gilman, Sickert and Gore, together with works by associated artists such as Augustus John and Lucien Pissarro.

Text with introduction, chronology of the Group, 4 figs. commentary, notes and bibliography. 16pp. 15 Slides $67.50

 

AF.4 FRENCH LANDSCAPE PAINTING FROM BARBIZON TO THE FAUVES
Rosemary Addenbrooke and Michael Howard

This group of paintings from the collection of Leeds City Art Gallery represents the portrayal of French landscape in the nineteenth century, which is set in the context of the theories of the Academy and developments in public taste and patronage. The works range from paintings by Corot, Daubigny, and Courbet, to the Impressionists, represented by Pissaro and Sisley, and early twentieth-century works by Picabia, Derain and Marquet.

Michael Howard is co-author with Belinda Thomson of Impressionism, 1988, and author of works on Monet, 1989, and Cezanne, 1990.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 15pp. 15 Slides $67.50

 

BF.1 THE ENIGMATIC L. S. LOWRY: AN ARTIST FOR OUR TIME?
Michael Howard

Written by the author of the recent major academic study, L. S. Lowry, A Visionary Artist, this slide set includes some of Lowry's most significant works, all photographed from the original paintings. Lowry's very popularity has obscured the breadth and significance of his achievement. He not only painted the milIscapes for which he is so well known, but he was also a painter of powerful landscapes, figure paintings and seascapes. His work reveals him to be a painter haunted by the need to recreate the external world within the framework of his own private anxieties and desires.*

Text with introduction, biographical dates, commentary, bibliography. 17pp. 48 Slides $216

*This set comprises a revised text together with the original slides from Lawry in Context.

 

AF.1 L. S. LOWRY
Michael Howard

A shorter version of Lawry in Context.

Text with introduction, biographical dates, commentary, bibliography. 9pp. 12 Slides $54

 

BF.2 ARTISTS FROM THE ANGELA FLOWERS GALLERY
Edited by Anthony Wright, from statements compiled by Nigel Leighton and Robert Heller

A study of the work of sixteen contemporary artists offers a direct comparison of techniques and approaches. Printmaking, painting and sculpture are represented, and there are personal statements by each of the artists. They include Tom Phillips, Michael Rothenstein, Boyd and Evans, and Patrick Hughes. Styles range from abstraction to realism, but all reflect a personal vision and purpose. The working processes of these artists are carefully documented in the slides from preliminary drawings to the finished work: the images thus offer an insight into the creative process.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 15pp. 50 Slides $225

 

BF. 4 STATIONS OF THE CROSS: THE CAPTIVE FIGURE
Michael Howard

These exciting slides featuring the work of Ghislaine Howard include fourteen paintings exhibited at Liverpool Cathedral and Canterbury Cathedral in 2000/1. These powerful and provocative paintings have been praised not only by Christian commentators and by those in the art world, but also by Amnesty International and the Medical foundation for Victims of Torture for their ability to express an effective visualization of man's inhumanity to his fellow man through the use of traditional subject matter.

Text, introduction, commentary. 21 Slides $94.50

The book, Stations of the Cross, edited by Michael Howard (Liverpool Hope University Press, ©2000) is also available $48.00

 

DESIGN AND POPULAR CULTURE

 

BP. 2 THE VISUAL CULTURE OF 'GLAM' ROCK: FASHION, MUSIC, MEDIA
Georgina Gregory

An introduction to the visual culture of glam rock, looking at the historical background to the development of the style and its relationship with other subcultures. Examines clothing, make-up, hairstyling, accessories, music and media from the period. Includes David Bowie: Aladdin Sane album cover.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 12 pp. 30 slides $135

 

DP.1 FOOTBALL WITH ATTITUDE

Three sets based on an exhibition and book produced by the Institute for Popular Culture at The Manchester Metropolitan University. These images trace the highly visible new fan culture together with the trends in pop and youth culture

which the global media calls "Madchester". The sets concentrate on three separate areas: the fashions and visual identity of the fans; the more traditional graphics of club programmes and banners, and finally, the recent phenomenon of small press 'fanzines' designed and written by the fans themselves.

Set 1 The Fans

Set 2 Graphics, Programmes, T-Shirts and Banners

Set 3 Fanzines 1980s - 19"s

List of images. Each set 24 Slides $108

 

Three sets, special price $265.00

 

DP.2 POPULAR CULTURE
Three sets based on material collected by the Institute for Popular Culture at The Manchester Metropolitan University featuring the graphic design associated with rave and club culture during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Images range from small circulation posters and flyers to the more sophisticated corporate identity of a larger club like Manchester's Hacienda.

Set 1 Flyers

Set 2 The Hacienda

Set 3 Posters

List of images. Each set 24 Slides $108

Three sets, special price 265.00

 

BP.1 JOE BLOGGS: STYLE AND NORTHERN POPULAR CULTURE
Georgina Gregory

Examines the distinctive style of The Legendary Joe Bloggs Inc. Co., the Manchester-based company that has been a major contributor to the development of streetstyle and popular culture in the 1980s and 1990s.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 12pp. 34 Slides $153

 

AP.1 JOE BLOGGS
Georgina Gregory

A shorter version of Joe Bloggs: Style and Northern Popular Culture, with specially written text.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 9pp. 15 Slides $67.50

 

AP.2 SYDNEY: PUBLIC ART AND CITYSCAPE
Oliver Nicholson

This spectacular slide set on Sydney illustrates the diversity of its architecture, landscape and culture, and combines city landmarks with sculpture and community art.

Introduction, commentary, list of slides. 6 pp. 20 Slides $90

 

THE DESIGN COUNCIL COLLECTION SLIDE SETS

 

The Design Council Slide Collection was transferred to the Manchester Metropolitan University in 1995 and, with over 20,000 images, forms a detailed visual record of British design from the early 1950s to the beginning of the 199Os. Most areas of design are covered by the collection, including architecture and interior design, graphics, engineering products, furniture, lighting, textiles and consumer goods such as tableware and domestic appliances. We would like to acknowledge the assistance of the British Library through its scheme of grants for cataloguing and preservation.

The Design Council began life as the Council of Industrial Design and was established by the government in 1944 'to promote by all practicable means the improvement of design in the products of British Industry.' Many of the images in the collection were used in the Council's monthly magazine Design and many document the exhibitions and annual award scheme organised by the Council to encourage 'good design' in the UK and promote British design abroad.

Images from the Design Council Slide Collection are being published in the form of a series of themed slide sets on aspects of postwar British design. The first of these slide packs are now available.

 

DC.1 THE 1951 FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN: A LIVING LEGACY
Will Hoon

This set illustrates the use of design within the South Bank Exhibition site of the 1951 Festival of Britain through images of some of the lesser-known architecture and other features such as street furniture and signage. Will Hoon’s introduction assesses the impact of the exhibition on civic design and public building projects in postwar Britain.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography- 8pp. 24 Slides (b/w) $108

 

DC.2 BRITISH TEXTILES OF THE FIFTIES, SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES
Celia Joicey

This set illustrates the main trends in British textile design from 1953 to 1972 and features fabrics by many of the young designers who emerged during the period. In her introduction, Celia Joicey discusses the relationship between the Council of Industrial Design and the British textile industry.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 14 pp. 24 Slides $108

 

DC.3 'GOOD DESIGN - AND GOOD BUSINESS': THE COUNCIL OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, 1944-1972
John Davis

This set comprises images which record the range of activities through which the Council of Industrial Design (CoID) sought to fulfil its mission to 'promote by all practicable means the improvement of design in the products of British industry'. The accompanying text places the formation of the CoID in 1944 within the context of postwar reconstruction and earlier interventions by the British government into the field of design, as well as outlining the main developments in the history of the organisation up to its change of name to the Design Council in 1972. The concept of 'good design' was central to many of the CoID's activities, and this is illustrated by a number of images featuring products which were selected as winners of the Councils annual award scheme.

Text with introduction, commentary, bibliography. 8pp. 24 Slides $108

 

DC.4 BRITISH WIRELESS CABINET DESIGN FROM 1920-1950
Geoffrey Opie\

A re-issue of this popular slide set first produced by the Design Council in 1979.

Text, 18 Slides $72

 

DC.5 DESIGN COUNCIL AWARD WINNERS
John Davis

A selection of products identified by the Design Council (then the Council of Industrial Design) as representing outstanding examples of British design, this set includes work by leading designers of the period such as Kenneth Grange, Robin Day, and David Mellor.

Text, 24 Slides $96

 

DC.6 THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A NATION: THE FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN
John Davis

The 1951 Festival of Britain is mostly remembered for the South Bank Exhibition in London, and this slide set contains views of the exhibition and many of its buildings and structures (including the Dome of Discovery and Skylon), as well as images of the exhibition site before and during construction. It also includes images of some of the other national events and projects that made up the Festival, together with examples of the souvenirs that were produced to commemorate it.

Text, with introduction, commentary. 8pp. 24 Slides $96

 

ARTS FOR HEALTH

 

AG.4 ARTS FOR HEALTH: THE USE OF ARTS IN THE HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT
Peter Senior

Arts For Health is a body which seeks to encourage those involved in health care to commission the work of artists and designers, in order to enrich the hospital environment and the lives of the patients, staff and visitors. The slides show ‘before and after' scenes of hospitals where Arts For Health has been involved: patients enjoying performance art: patients and staff involved in creative activities and the finished art works they accomplish. The text describes the history of the movement from its conception to the setting up of the National Arts For Health Centre at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1988.

6pp. 15 Slides $60

 

BF.3 HELPING TO HEAL
With introduction by Peter Senior, Director of Arts for Health

Visual arts, performing arts, interior and landscape design and craft disciplines can make valuable contributions to the physical and social health care environment and examples of all these areas, including major public works of art are covered in this slide pack, which is based on the 1995 Helping to Heal exhibition. A number of model arts projects are featured, including St Mary's Hospital, The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Queens Park Hospital, Blackburn,

Introduction, exhibition catalogue. 60 slides $270

 

AG.5 HEALING ARTS: ST MARY'S HOSPITAL
Guy Eades, Arts Director, Healing Arts, Isle of Wight

Explores the design and ethos behind the building of St Mary's District General Hospital, which breaks the pattern of clinical, institutional building of the 1960s and 1970s to create a healing environment that sets the agenda for the 1990s, based on human scale, natural light and use of the arts from the design stage.

Text with introduction and commentary. 15 slides $67.50

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

 

B.2 SITES OF THE CITY*
John Parkinson-Bailey

This unique collection of essays on 20 recent buildings and developments in Manchester by their architects is complemented by over 70 illustrations: concept drawings and sketches; presentation visuals; location, model and site photographs. Included are the M.E.N Arena, Bridgewater Hall, the Velodrome, Manchester Airport and regeneration projects in Hulme and Ancoats. The book is about Manchester but it has lessons for any city.

127pp. The Faculty of Art and Design, The Manchester Metropolitan University, 1996. $75.00 (*see slide set BA.2 Sites of the City)

 

B.1 THE COMMERCIAL ART OF TOM PURVIS
John Hewitt

This book is the first extended study of the commercial artist Tom Purvis, best known for his posters for Austin Reed, the London and North Eastern Railway Company, Shell and B.P. However, he was a prolific designer, producing magazine illustration, press and poster advertisements for a variety of clients, from Odham's Press and the Blackpool Pleasure Beach to Fry's Chocolate and Beecham's Pills. This study aims to situate Purvis enormous output within British commercial art in the first half of the twentieth century.

32 pp. 23 illustrations, 12 in colour. The Department of History of Art and Design, The Manchester Metropolitan University, 1996. $28.00

 

V.3 A NEW ORDER: AN EVENING AT THE CABARET VOLTAIRE
M. Howard and Deborah Lewer

The word DADA was invented to characterise the diverse activities of Hugo Ball and his associates at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich in 1916. This video and book package presents a dramatic reconstruction of the original performance and is intended to encourage a questioning of the role of reconstruction in understanding the past. It includes a detailed historical account of Zurich Dada and translations of the original texts.

Text: 106pp. 13 illustrations The Faculty of Art and Design, The Manchester Metropolitan University, 1996.

Video: 50 mins. Video and text package * Special Offer $135.00

 

CD.1 I SEATERROR 98
Designed by Tracey Sanders-Wood and Maf’ J Alverez.

Explores the concept of Revolution through selected events that took place in Manchester during the period from 1848 to 1998:

Following 1848 (a mapped journey)- designed to take the viewer on a journey back through time in Manchester, a city at the heart of the Industrial Revolution, which was experiencing the growth of the textile industry and a population explosion.

1899-The Art School. The building of the Holden Gallery at Manchester's famous School of Art.

1948-Computer 50. The world's first stored programmable computer, which was to revolutionise the way we communicate, was built in Manchester.

1998-Digital Summer. One hundred and fifty years on we are now experiencing the Digital Revolution and the accompanying uncertainties and changes this will bring.

(Minimum System Requirements Power Macintosh, MAC OS version 7.1, 32 MB Ram)

*Special offer $95.00

 

BACK CATALOGUE
A few copies of the following popular sets are still available at a reduced price.

 

DG.3 JOHN LEECH ILLUSTRATIONS 1840-1864

A set taken from a wide range of Leech's work for Punch and illustrated books, including hand-coloured plates from R. S. Surtee’s Jorrocks books.

List of images. 24 Slides $108

 

DG.4 VIMTO - THE STORY OF A SOFT DRINK
Two slide sets based on an exhibition of the same name, which demonstrates the creative artwork used to promote the soft drink, Vinito, from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Set I 1920s to 1930s

Set 2 1930s to 1960s

List of images. Each set 24 Slides. $108

Two sets, special price $165.00

 

NEW DVDS FOR EDUCATION

Alice Kettle: Looking Forwards to the Past
In 2005 Hampshire County Council commissioned textile artist Alice Kettle to create a major public artwork for the Winchester Discovery Centre. The result is an extraordinary machine-embroidered wall panel entitled "Looking Forwards to the Past." It measures 15.5 by 3 metres and took two years to make.

This film shows Alice and her assistants creating "Looking Forwards to the Past," as well as the installation of the finished work in November 2007. Throughout the film Alice talks about the project, her working methods and the inspirations that lie behind the design.

DVD 12 minutes $45.00

Vicky Eden: On the Night of February 5th
On the night of February 5th 4004, 23 migrant workers from China drowned as they gathered cockles from the sands of Morecambe Bay.

This film shows how local ceramic artist Vicky Eden responded to this tragedy by creating an installation to commemorate those who lost their lives.

Shortlisted for an award at the 6th International Film Festival on Clay and Glass at Montpellier, France in 2008.

DVD 11 minutes 45 seconds $45

Sharon Blakey: Making Drawing
This short film focuses on the distinctive approach to drawing developed by ceramic artist Sharon Blakey.

The artist is shown working in her studio and she talks about what, for her, is the intimate relationship between working on paper and working in clay.

DVD 6 minutes $28

Claire Curneen
This short film shows ceramic artist Claire Curneen working in her studio, where she talks about various aspects of her work and reflects on some of her influences.

The DVD also includes a gallery of 26 still images illustrating Curneen's sculptural works, drawings and working methods.

Shortlisted for an award at the 5th International Film Festival on Clay and Glass at Montpellier, France in 2006.

DVD 7 minutes + jpeg images $45

Junko Mori: Making Organism 134
Nominated for the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize in 2005, Junko Mori is an artist who works in metal to create sculptural forms inspired by nature.

This short film shows the stage-by-stage making of one of these works, entitled Organism 134.

The DVD also contains two interviews in which Junko discusses her work; and a gallery of 10 still images of some of the artist's other recent creations in steel.

DVD + jpeg images 7 minutes 52 seconds $45

 

 


 

 

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