Sunday, May 30, 2010

Links & Reviews

- A new blog of note: Cambridge University Library's project to recatalog its collection of incunabula has been posting interesting findings and discoveries. Check them out here (and I've added a link on the sidebar).

- The Financial Times previews a 7 July sale of illuminated manuscripts at Christie's (the first of three). I'll have more on this once I've seen the catalog, but this is going to be a big one!

- Some seriously cool digital-visualization stuff over at the Donald Judd Foundation, where they've set up a virtual browse of the artist's library shelves. I think there's some excellent potential here for other libraries (it would be amazing to do this for Pepys, or John Adams, no?)

- The 1602 Ricci Map is on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts through 29 August, after which it will go to its new home, the James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota.

- Andrew Lane, chosen by the Conan Doyle Estate to write a young adult novel about Sherlock Holmes' teenage years, has a short piece about his forthcoming book Death Cloud in the Scotsman.


- Daisy Hay's Young Romantics: reviews by Jonathan Bate in the Telegraph; Stuart Kelly in the Scotsman.