Monthly Archives: January 2012

Leonardo: technique and conservation

Leonardo’s paintings photographed under the microscope; x-rayed and from the back can be seen in a fascinating edition of the National Gallery’s series of technical bulletins. The bulletin is available in PDF format from the National Gallery website. Of interest … Continue reading

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Featured journal: American Lutherie

LondonMet has a long history of teaching musical instrument making but this is the first mention on the blog.  The students’ beautifully crafted string instruments are a popular feature of the summer show at Commercial Road. The Library has a … Continue reading

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BANG! Being the Building. Musarc at the Barbican

Bang Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Design London Metropolitan University Real Time : Lectures & events BANG! Being the Building. Musarc Salon at the Barbican Thursday 26 January 2012, 7:00pm, Barbican Art Gallery. Free admission Musarc have been invited to … Continue reading

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Library e-resource: Design & Applied Arts Index

This e-resource supplies abstracts of journal articles, exhibition reviews and news items from 1973 to the present. Access is via the Library catalogue DAAI tools include an area to save your research, a  citation generator for accurate referencing and suggested … Continue reading

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V&A visualiser

Help the Victoria and Albert Museum to test its exciting new Visualiser search tool. Sample collections of Chairs, textiles, tiles, plates and wallpapers are included Choose a set of objects and hundreds of of images from the collection will be … Continue reading

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Featured Journal: Viewpoint

This hefty, glossily illustrated journal carries the strapline ‘exploring the ways we live’. It deals with consumer trends and behaviour and the influence new technologies. Read more.. The latest edition has features on making on demand, scavenging machines and manufacturing … Continue reading

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Read LondonMet academics 4: Maurice Mitchell

Maurice Mitchell is Professor of Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources in the Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Design at LondonMet where he runs a Diploma Studio where students base their design work on research carried out during an … Continue reading

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100% Design

A major Design Event in London 20-23rd September. The website is also a rich source of information and images related to materials, designers and companies. You can search the website by product or exhibitor etc.    

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Mac:help at LondonMet

Find out about IT services for Mac, iPhone and iPad users at LondonMet. Mac:help answers questions such as… Where are the Mac labs? What software is available? How to print. How to connect.  

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Lovely new books; come and get them!

Don’t forget to browse the new books display at Commercial Road Library. Glossy architecture, art and design publications, how-to-make-it  manuals, semiotic and philosophic texts, inspirational natural history photography, it is all here waiting to be borrowed.

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