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InHabit: People, Places and Possessions published

Central to human life and experience, habitation forms a context for enquiry within many disciplines. This collection brings together perspectives on human habitation in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, social history, material culture, literature, art and design, and architecture. 225 more words

Cultural Studies

German Manufacturer Returns Painting Sold by Collector Fleeing Nazi Persecution to Heirs

Dr Oetker, a family-owned German manufacturer of baking products, has announced that it will restitute a Hans Thoma (1839-1923) painting to the heirs of Jewish collector Hedwig Ullmann (1872-1945) who was forced to sell the painting before fleeing from the Nazis in 1938.

“Spring in the Mountains”, 1874–75.

Painting

'Reproductions' - a pictorial essay

This follows on from last week’s post, ‘John Berger – Look again’.

Scarves

STILL LIFE OF FLOWERS IN A STONEWARE VASE

This painting by Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625) was restituted in 2016 to the heirs of Alphonse de Rothschild.

Painting

JOHN BERGER - WAYS OF SEEING

John Berger (1926-2017).
“Ways of Seeing” (1972).

Painting

John Berger - Look again

Earlier this week, on January 2nd 2017, I heard the news that John Berger had died in Paris at the age of 90. There can’t be an art historian anywhere that does not know his work ‘Ways of Seeing’ as, along with Walter Benjamin’s ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’, Berger’s commentary on art and imagery encouraged people to reappraise and rethink the way they looked at the world. 301 more words

Art History

Eighteenth-Century Research Seminars 2017 Programme

Eighteenth-Century Research Seminars 2017 Programme
University of Edinburgh

All seminars will be held at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities,
University of Edinburgh, from 4:30-6pm. 297 more words

Material Culture