Glasgow School of Art Library is committed to supporting both institutional and student-led initiatives to diversify the curriculum. To this end, we now link to both internally- and externally-compiled lists of alternative readings, that aim to introduce us all to a broader range of cultural perspectives.
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Race, Rights and Sovereignty, in partnership with the GSA Library, presents a series of three reading groups uncovering and examining a number of books in GSA’s historical collections (mainly dating from the 19th century) that are written from paradigms that we would be critical of today, many with a colonial outlook. In these reading and discussion groups, we will explore and interrogate these selected texts collectively in order to deconstruct and consider how we can engage with these texts today, and where they are situated within contemporary libraries and archive holdings.
In the first reading group, we will examine the role of image representation in colonial texts and its impact on imaging in contemporary society.
Thurs 9th May 2019, 17.30-19.30, Quiet Study Space, Library Level 2
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Glasgow School of Art Library is committed to supporting both institutional and student-led initiatives to diversify the curriculum. Discover the ways in which we are developing our collections and services to achieve this.
Artist and tutor David Bellingham has curated our latest artists’ books display on Level 1. View the complete published run of Colin Sackett’s Uniformagazine
Re-AD (Responsive Art & Design) have curated a display of books on the 1st floor of the library, covering a diverse range of topics with a focus on sustainability.
We have just added Bloomsbury Architecture Library to our portfolio of online resources, part of our commitment to increasing the number of high-quality electronic resources available across GSA.
Bloomsbury Architecture Library features a wide selection of works on architecture and related disciplines including urbanism, landscape, and interiors. It approaches the subject through architectural history and theory, connecting to contemporary design practice and the best current thinking about the issues that matter including: global perspectives, politics, sustainability, and the future of architectural design. The platform offers access to a carefully curated collection of fully-searchable text and image content, incorporating the new edition of Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture, alongside peer-reviewed cutting edge academic research and a wealth of images.
We have just added Art & Architecture Source to our portfolio of online resources, part of our commitment to increasing the number of high-quality electronic resources available across GSA.
Art & Architecture Source is the largest full-text art research database covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design. With strong international coverage, it offers hundreds of full-text art journals, magazines and books, plus detailed indexing and abstracts and thousands of images.