Talk: Catriona Gourlay V&A: The Art of the Illustrated Book


Talk with Catriona Gourlay, Assistant Curator, Word and Image V&A Museum National Art Library 

Hosted by Leonie Bradley 

Artists’ Books

22 November  2022
12:30am – 1.30pm
Zoom Talk

Illustrated Books from the National Art Library, V&A

In this online talk, Assistant Curator Catriona Gourlay will present some of her favourite illustrated books from the National Art Library’s outstanding collection. Focusing on works from 1900 onwards, she will explain how artists and publishers have used a wide range of printmaking techniques to enrich texts on subjects such as natural history, travel and literature.

Catriona studied Fine Art in Edinburgh and worked as a Research Resources Assistant at the National Galleries of Scotland before becoming Assistant Curator in the National Art Library at the V&A in 2015. She has recently been researching illustrated travel books as part of a new publication on the National Art Library collection.

Zoom link will be sent after you have booked your place.

Leonie Bradley
Editor of Printmaking Today, artist and Peter Reddick Bursary awardee 2018-19 at Spike Print Studio
Insta: @leonie_bradley

all images: © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Main image: Anansi Company by Ron King and Roy Fisher, London: Circle Press, 1992. Museum no. 38041993103159
 top image:
Salamina by Rockwell Kent, Danish translation, Copenhagen: Berlingske forlag, 1936. Museum no. L.4062-1978
 bottom image:
Fables by Jean de La Fontaine, illustrated by Marc Chagall, Paris: Tériade éditeur, 1952. Museum no. L.161-1984

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