Thursday, 27 June 2013

Berger Prize Short List 2013

The William MB Berger Prize for British Art History 2013
Short List
[books published in 2012: for Long List go to home page, William MB Berger Prize in menu on right-hand side]
The Prize, worth £5000 to the winner, will be awarded at a reception in London on Thursday 4 July 2013
  • Basil Spence, Buildings and Projects

  • Louise Campbell, Miles Glendinning and Jane Thomas, eds.
    RIBA Publishing
    ISBN 978-1859463093, 
    hb £46, pp368

  • Wall Paintings of Eton 
Emily Howe, Henrietta McBurney, David Park, Stephen Rickerby, Lisa Shekede
Scala, 8 November 2012
ISBN 978-1-857-59787-5
hb £35, pp192, colour 210
  • Japanned Papier Mâché and Tinware c1740-1940
Yvonne Jones
The Antique Collectors Club, 4 May 2012
ISBN 978-1-85149-6860
hb £45, pp336, 360 ills
  • The London Square 
Todd Longstaff-Gowan
Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 20 April 2012
ISBN 978-0-300-15201-2
hb £30, pp304, b/w 160, colour 100
  • George Stubbs: 1724-1806 Science into Art 
Editor Herbert W Rott 
Prestel Publishing Ltd, 29 February 2012
ISBN 978-3-79135170-4 English edition
hb £35, pp240,b/w 12, colour 153
  • James Wyatt Architect to George III 
John Martin Robinson
Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 21st May 2012
ISBN 978-0-300-17690-2
hb £50, pp400, b/w 170, colour 150

Friday, 21 June 2013

Robin Simon is Paul Mellon Lecturer
in  British Art 2013

He gave the Paul Mellon Lectures at the National Gallery, London, each Monday 14 January–11 February.
The theme was British art and the theatre, with the title 'Painters and Players from Hogarth to Olivier'.
Details on the National Gallery website
Robin Simon was joined by actor William Chubb for the first four lectures, and for the final lecture by soprano Alison Pearce and Paul Wynne-Griffiths, piano. The music included works by Handel, Arne and Linley.
The lecture series was repeated at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven,  10-24 April 2013, when Robin Simon was joined by the actor Bruce Altman for the first four lectures and by actor Alex Kramer for the fifth lecture.