Author Archives: GSA Library Archives and Collections

Race & Rights Reading Group

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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Now Available! Bloomsbury Architecture Library

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.

Now Available: Art & Architecture Source

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.

Now Available: Critical Collective

We have just added Critical Collective to our portfolio of online resources, part of our commitment to increasing the number of high-quality electronic resources available across GSA.

Critical Collective is an initiative by art curator and critic Gayatri Sinha. Since its inception in 2011, it has collaborated closely with institutions in India and abroad to create exhibitions and seminars on art. Its purview is from ancient Indian art to the present as it covers early, medieval, modern and contemporary practices in India. The project brings together more than 150 artists, over a hundred writers and curators from India and abroad, it also initiates special projects to investigate the depths of South Asian art history. The website aims to collate writing on South Asian scholarship and foster intertextual reading between disciplines. Each month over 30,000 words of archival and current writing by leading scholars, critics and art historians is added.

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