Tag: Books

This is Not a Bookmark

On 21st January 2020, the University of Liverpool’s Library tweeted an image with the caption: ‘This is not a bookmark.’ This firm declarative was in relation to a photograph of a piece of plastic wrapped sliced cheese which had been left in a library book.

The Changing Face of the Cookery Book

Recipes and cookery books have been a long-standing bastion of elitism, copied down by the literate, and preserved by head chefs in royal kitchens. One example, The Forme of Cury from 1390, documents several hundred dishes, and a list of ingredients for a feast held by king Richard II.

Smartphones: The New Manuscripts

Books have been part of our existence for thousands of years. In the Middle Ages books and manuscripts were one of the main  source of “material” knowledge. Through books, a small number of people learned their history, how society works, how to flirt… almost everything.

Turning Back To Movement By Turning A Page

Art is part of our everyday life. We read when we travel, we turn on the stereo after a long day, we coexist with art. However, even though we are strongly connected to art, we are drawing away from it by separating ourselves from the process of making art.