BookIn 1926, Coco Chanel designed a simple, short black dress described in American Vogue as 'the frock that the entire world will wear'. This lavishly illustrated book with contributions from experts explores interpretations of the 'LBD' throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.
BookHugh Miller was born in 1802 in Cromarty, Ross-shire. He started his working life as a stonemason’s apprentice; he later became a social commentator and crusader. He also inspired in others an interest in fossils. His was a household name in his lifetime, not only in Scotland but across the...
Taylor, Michael A
BookFor many people across the world, Highland dress, bagpipes and Highland landscapes are the images of Scotland that first spring to mind. Ideas about the Scottish Highlands which took hold around the turn of the 19th century remain to the present day. National Museums Scotland holds a significant collection of...
Bookhe book of the exhibition, Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life, 2 July-30 October 2022 at the National Museum of Scotland. History and science collide in the fascinating history of anatomy, from artistic explorations by Leonardo da Vinci, and the pioneering, lavishly illustrated book by Andreas Vesalius, to the...
BookIn 2015, #RhodesMustFall generated the largest student protests in South Africa since the end of apartheid, subsequently inspiring protests and acts of decolonial iconoclasm across the globe. The performances that emerged in, through and around #RhodesMustFall make it clear how analytically fruitful Alfred Gell’s notion that art is ‘a system...
Wingfield, Chris ; Giblin, John ; King, Rachel
BookDr John Adamson (1809-70) was the older brother of the better-known Robert Adamson (1821-48), famous for his pioneering photography work with D.O. Hill. John Adamson's photography had to be fitted in around his medical practice in St Andrews. The photographs in this book are drawn mainly from two extremely early...
Morrison-Low, A D ; Bruce, David
BookThis lavishly illustrated book discusses the relationship between art, science and technology which, around 1840, laid a fertile groundwork for photography to flourish in Scotland. It looks at the early professionals including DO Hill, Robert Adamson, James Valentine and George Washington Wilson. The book has been written by Dr Sara...
Stevenson, Sara ; Morrison-Low, A D
BookSamplers were embroidered pictures made by girls, and occasionally boys, as part of their education. Scottish samplers are unique with regard to the amount of information that can be gathered from them. They often include the initials of extended family members as well as details of buildings, places and events,...
BookThe souvenir book of the exhibition Photography: A Victorian Sensation at National Museums Scotland June-November 2015. It highlights objects in National Museum Scotland's history of photography collections and describes the public excitement over early photography.
Morrison-Low, A D
BookDu Canard Apicius à la Pêche Melba, en passant par le Foie de veau du doge de Venise, les Asperges à la Pompadour et le poulet Marengo, ce livre propose une histoire du monde en 50 recettes : le contexte historique pour chacune et, bien sûr, la marche à suivre...
Godfroy-Tavart De Borms, Marion ; Dectot, Xavier