My Borrowings from the Bodleian Libraries, 2018-19

Bodleian Library Borrowings Oxford

At the beginning of my time in Oxford I came across this book, “Walter Pater’s reading: a bibliography of his library borrowings and literary references, 1858-1873.” Billie Andrew Inman reconstructed as best as possible Pater’s borrowings from a few of Oxford’s libraries that had kept records—and what resulted was an amazing portrait of the development of a mind.

Mostly for my own sake, I thought I’d publish here a list of my own requests from Bodleian Libraries between September 2018 and June 2019. The list is only partial: it does not include any books I’ve referred to on the open stacks of library shelves (so this is a major omission), nor books I’ve bought or which are held in college libraries. It only includes books I had to request from the Bodleian’s off-site, closed stack materials. But despite it being partial I think it might be a valuable reminder to me of my time in Oxford, and perhaps of interest to others.

Scrolling through this list myself, certain themes stand out clearly: an overriding obsession with New Zealand, and a growing interest in NZ’s early history; book history and the history of printing; and art, nationalism and cosmopolitanism, which I wrote about for my dissertation. Maybe others might see different themes and connections to which I’m blind. Certainly some of this reading has already appeared on this blog, for instance: In Search of Disappointment Island; Alexander Turnbull and New Zealand’s Library; and Printing and Typography in New Zealand: A Short Bibliography.

Apologies for the awkward formatting and sometimes truncated titles. This is the only form in which I could export my borrowings. And for those interested in the last line of each book, where the library is written: the Weston Library is the Bodleian’s rare books and manuscripts library, so is where I had to refer to older materials; the Radcliffe Camera is the history faculty’s library, but which I also used most often as a reading room; and the Sackler is the art library. Finally, there are some truly odd titles in here (something about Scottish peerage succession?): sometimes pamphlets would come bound in big groups, and the title here refers to the first item in the bundle, not necessarily the thing I was reading.


My Bodleian Borrowings, September 2018 – June 2019

1

The British colonization of New Zealand : being an account of the principles, objects, and plans of

Wakefield, Edward Jerningham, 1820-1879.

Return Date: 28/06/19, 15:07

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

2

Busby of Waitangi : H. M.’s resident at New Zealand, 1833-40 /

Ramsden, Eric, 1898-1962

Return Date: 28/06/19, 15:07

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

3

The New Zealanders. Illustrated: by George French Angas.

Angas, George French, 1822-1886.

Return Date: 28/06/19, 15:56

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

4

A select list of books printed between 1501 and 1800 in the library’s collection

Greenmeadows mount st. Mary’s seminary, libr.

Return Date: 27/06/19, 08:54

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

5

Advice on establishing a library. /

Naudé, Gabriel, 1600-1653.

Return Date: 27/06/19, 08:53

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

6

The fascinating folly : Dr. Hocken and his fellow collectors /

McCormick, E. H. (Eric Hall), 1906-1995.

Return Date: 27/06/19, 08:53

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

7

A grammar and vocabulary of the language of New Zealand /

Kendall, Thomas, 1778?-1832

Return Date: 28/06/19, 15:07

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

8

Description of a view of the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, and the surrounding country /

Return Date: 28/06/19, 15:07

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

9

Heaphy : Iain Sharp.

Return Date: 29/06/19, 10:03

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

10

Early imprints in New Zealand libraries : a finding list of books printed before 1801 held in librar

Return Date: 29/06/19, 10:03

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

11

Mass civilisation and minority culture /

Leavis, F. R. (Frank Raymond), 1895-1978.

Return Date: 30/05/19, 09:25

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

12

An account of New Zealand : and of the formation and progress of the Church Missionary Society’s mis

Yate, William.

Return Date: 24/05/19, 08:30

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

13

Journal of the Resolution’s voyage, in 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775 : On discovery to the Southern Hem

Cook, James, 1728-1779.

Return Date: 24/05/19, 08:30

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

14

Some account of New Zealand.

Savage, John surgeon. pre20

Return Date: 21/05/19, 08:59

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

15

Extract of a letter … to an influential character here on the advantages to be derived from the es

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:00

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

16

Narrative of a voyage to New Zealand, : performed in the years 1814 and 1815, in company with the Re

Nicholas, John Liddiard, author.

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:00

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

17

Travels in New Zealand : with contributions to the geography, geology, botany, and natural history o

Dieffenbach, Ernst, 1811-1855.

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:00

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

18

Narrative of a voyage to New Zealand, : performed in the years 1814 and 1815, in company with the Re

Nicholas, John Liddiard, author.

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:00

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

19

Fauna of New Zealand : materials towards a fauna of New Zealand, Auckland Island, and Chatham Island

Travels in New Zealand

Return Date: 21/05/19, 16:37

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

20

The life of James K. Baxter /

McKay, F. M. (Francis Michael)

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:45

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

21

Journal of Captain Cook’s last voyage to the Pacific Ocean, on Discovery : performed in the years 17

Rickman, John, officer on board the Discovery.

Return Date: 02/07/19, 13:20

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

22

An account of New Zealand : and of the formation and progress of the Church Missionary Society’s mis

Yate, William.

Return Date: 21/06/19, 08:30

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

23

The end of the history of art? /

Belting, Hans.

Return Date: 27/06/19, 12:20

Upper Gladstone Link

24

The new art history : a critical introduction /

Harris, Jonathan (Jonathan P.)

Return Date: 27/06/19, 12:20

Upper Gladstone Link

25

Critical terms for art history /

Return Date: 27/06/19, 12:20

Upper Gladstone Link

26

Art history : a critical introduction to its methods /

Hatt, Michael, 1960- author.

Return Date: 27/06/19, 12:20

Upper Gladstone Link

27

Orientalism /

Said, Edward W., author.

Return Date: 27/06/19, 12:20

Upper Gladstone Link

28

The art of art history : a critical anthology /

Return Date: 27/06/19, 12:20

Upper Gladstone Link

29

Image of the people : Gustave Courbet and the 1848 revolution /

Clark, T. J. (Timothy J.)

Return Date: 27/06/19, 12:20

Upper Gladstone Link

30

The social history of art /

Hauser, Arnold, 1892-1978.

Return Date: 27/06/19, 12:20

Upper Gladstone Link

31

Patterson : houses of Aotearoa.

Return Date: 06/05/19, 16:32

Sackler Library Desk

32

Whare karakia : Māori church building, decoration & ritual in Aotearoa New Zealand, 1834-1863 /

Sundt, Richard Alfred.

Return Date: 06/05/19, 16:32

Sackler Library Desk

33

Modernities : a geohistorical interpretation /

Taylor, Peter J. (Peter James), 1944-

Return Date: 06/05/19, 16:32

Sackler Library Desk

34

Planetary modernisms : provocations on modernity across time /

Friedman, Susan Stanford, author.

Return Date: 06/05/19, 16:32

Sackler Library Desk

35

William Mason : the first New Zealand architect.

Stacpoole, John.

Return Date: 29/04/19, 15:52

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

36

An introduction to New Zealand painting 1839-1967 /

Brown, Gordon H., 1931-

Return Date: 24/04/19, 09:08

Sackler Library Desk

37

Cosmopolitan style : modernism beyond the nation /

Walkowitz, Rebecca L., 1970-

Return Date: 24/04/19, 09:08

Sackler Library Desk

38

The elegant shed : New Zealand architecture since 1945 /

Mitchell, David.

Return Date: 24/04/19, 09:09

Sackler Library Desk

39

New Zealand architecture : from Polynesian beginnings to 1990 /

Shaw, Peter, 1946-

Return Date: 24/04/19, 09:04

Sackler Library Desk

40

Ruth, Roger and me : debts and legacies /

Dean, Andrew, 1988- author.

Return Date: 27/04/19, 16:17

Social Science Library

41

Hard frost : structures of feeling in New Zealand literature, 1908-1945 /

Newton, John, 1959- author.

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:45

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

42

Architecture and its interpretation : a study of expressive systems in architecture /

Bonta, Juan Pablo.

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:02

Sackler Library Desk

43

New Zealand architecture : from Polynesian beginnings to 1990 /

Shaw, Peter, 1946-

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:03

Sackler Library Desk

44

Routledge handbook of cosmopolitanism studies /

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:03

Sackler Library Desk

45

Nationalism and social theory : modernity and the recalcitrance of the nation /

Delanty, Gerard.

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:05

Sackler Library Desk

46

State housing in New Zealand /

Firth, Cedric.

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:06

Sackler Library Desk

47

The elegant shed : New Zealand architecture since 1945 /

Mitchell, David.

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:06

Sackler Library Desk

48

Architecture, 1820-1970 /

Stacpoole, John, author.

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:05

Sackler Library Desk

49

Constructing place : mind and matter /

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:06

Sackler Library Desk

50

Cosmopolitan style : modernism beyond the nation /

Walkowitz, Rebecca L., 1970-

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:06

Sackler Library Desk

51

English printed books to 1700 in the Alexander Turnbull library.

Alexander Turnbull Library.

Return Date: 29/06/19, 10:03

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

52

The oldest manuscripts in New Zealand /

Taylor, David M. (David Mortimer)

Return Date: 29/06/19, 10:09

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

53

Cook’s Strait, New Zealand: Compiled from the charts of Captain Cook and the more recent English and

Return Date: 01/07/19, 09:09

Weston RBMSS (Collect at RR1)

54

The book revolution /

Escarpit, Robert, 1918-2000

Return Date: 01/07/19, 09:22

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

55

Alexander Turnbull : his life, his circle, his collections /

McCormick, E. H. (Eric Hall), 1906-1995.

Return Date: 01/07/19, 09:23

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

56

The Turnbull : a library and its world /

Barrowman, Rachel, 1963-

Return Date: 01/07/19, 09:23

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

57

Meetings with remarkable manuscripts /

Hamel, Christopher de, author.

Return Date: 01/07/19, 09:23

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

58

Religio medici /

Browne, Thomas, Sir, 1605-1682.

Return Date: 28/06/19, 14:26

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

59

Some account of New Zealand.

Savage, John surgeon. pre20

Return Date: 28/06/19, 14:26

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

60

A narrative of a nine months’ residence in New Zealand in 1827 : together with a journal of a reside

Earle, Augustus.

Return Date: 02/07/19, 13:19

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

61

Art and illusion : a study in the psychology of pictorial representation /

Gombrich, E. H. (Ernst Hans), 1909-2001.

Return Date: 27/06/19, 12:21

Upper Gladstone Link

62

The architect’s handbook of professional practice /

American Institute of Architects, author.

Return Date: 18/06/19, 09:58

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

63

New Zealand in 1842; or, The effects of a bad government on a good country, in a letter to … lord

Return Date: 10/06/19, 15:43

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

64

Travels in New Zealand : with contributions to the geography, geology, botany, and natural history o

Dieffenbach, Ernst, 1811-1855.

Return Date: 10/06/19, 15:43

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

65

Travels in New Zealand : with contributions to the geography, geology, botany, and natural history o

Dieffenbach, Ernst, 1811-1855.

Return Date: 10/06/19, 15:43

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

66

Narrative of a voyage to New Zealand, : performed in the years 1814 and 1815, in company with the Re

Nicholas, John Liddiard, author.

Return Date: 10/06/19, 16:03

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

67

Narrative of a voyage to New Zealand, : performed in the years 1814 and 1815, in company with the Re

Nicholas, John Liddiard, author.

Return Date: 10/06/19, 16:03

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

68

Architect’s essentials of ownership transition /

Piven, Peter.

Return Date: 18/06/19, 09:57

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

69

The architect’s handbook of professional practice : update 2006 /

Return Date: 18/06/19, 09:57

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

70

Adventure in New Zealand, from 1839 to 1844 : with some account of the beginning of the British colo

Wakefield, Edward Jerningham, 1820-1879

Return Date: 17/06/19, 10:44

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

71

The dynamics of cultural nationalism : the Gaelic revival and the creation of the Irish nation state

Hutchinson, John, 1949-

Return Date: 18/04/19, 16:37

Sackler Library Desk

72

MIHI : collected poems /

Tuwhare, Hone, 1922-2008

Return Date: 12/04/19, 09:01

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

73

Les collections de l’Extrême-Orient : (Inde-Turkestan-Chine-Japon) /

Migeon, Gaston, 1861-1930.

Return Date: 16/04/19, 09:57

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

74

A new history of the humanities : the search for principles and patterns from Antiquity to the prese

Bod, Rens, 1965- author.

Return Date: 16/04/19, 09:58

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

75

Farewell to an idea : episodes from a history of modernism /

Clark, T. J. (Timothy J.)

Return Date: 16/04/19, 09:58

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

76

Modernities : a geohistorical interpretation /

Taylor, Peter J. (Peter James), 1944-

Return Date: 12/04/19, 09:00

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

77

Community and privacy : toward a new architecture of humanism /

Chermayeff, Serge, 1900-1996

Return Date: 08/04/19, 18:32

Sackler Library Desk

78

Art history after modernism /

Belting, Hans.

Return Date: 08/04/19, 18:32

Sackler Library Desk

79

Coast, country, neighbourhood, city /

Return Date: 08/04/19, 18:32

Sackler Library Desk

80

Spatialities : the geographies of art and architecture /

Return Date: 08/04/19, 18:33

Sackler Library Desk

81

The condition of postmodernity : an enquiry into the origins of cultural change /

Harvey, David, 1935-

Return Date: 27/04/19, 16:17

Social Science Library

82

Making peoples : a history of the New Zealanders : from Polynesian settlement to the end of the nine

Belich, James, 1956-

Return Date: 28/04/19, 13:19

Upper Gladstone Link

83

The New Zealand wars and the Victorian interpretation of racial conflict /

Belich, James, 1956-

Return Date: 28/04/19, 13:20

Upper Gladstone Link

84

Adventure in New Zealand, from 1839 to 1844 : with some account of the beginning of the British colo

Wakefield, Edward Jerningham, 1820-1879.

Return Date: 28/04/19, 13:02

Upper Gladstone Link

85

Katherine Mansfield’s New Zealand /

O’Sullivan, Vincent.

Return Date: 25/04/19, 08:42

Sackler Library Desk

86

Planetary modernisms : provocations on modernity across time /

Friedman, Susan Stanford, author.

Return Date: 24/04/19, 09:09

Sackler Library Desk

87

The Oxford handbook of global modernisms /

Return Date: 24/04/19, 09:09

Sackler Library Desk

88

Old Wellington days : an intimate diary, to which is appended the ships of Wellington the Wellington

Lawlor, Pat, 1893-1979.

Return Date: 24/04/19, 09:09

Sackler Library Desk

89

Te Ao Tawhito : the old world 3000 BC – AD 1830 /

Anderson, Atholl, author.

Return Date: 18/04/19, 16:36

Sackler Library Desk

90

Unseasonable youth : modernism, colonialism, and the fiction of development /

Esty, Joshua, 1967-

Return Date: 18/04/19, 16:36

Sackler Library Desk

91

Arts in New Zealand.

Return Date: 26/03/19, 15:23

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

92

Te ao hou : the new world.

Return Date: 26/03/19, 16:37

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

93

Te ao hou : the new world.

Return Date: 26/03/19, 16:37

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

94

Arts in New Zealand.

Return Date: 26/03/19, 16:42

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

95

Arts in New Zealand.

Return Date: 26/03/19, 16:42

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

96

Arts in New Zealand.

Return Date: 26/03/19, 16:42

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

97

The city of the Strait : Wellington and its province ; a centennial history /

Mulgan, Alan, 1881-1962

Return Date: 26/03/19, 15:24

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

98

Abel Janszoon Tasman’s journal of his discovery of Van Diemens Land and New Zealand in 1642 : with d

Tasman, Abel Janszoon, 1603?-1659.

Return Date: 01/04/19, 09:59

Weston David (RR3)

99

Remarks upon a pamphlet entitled “The Taranaki question, by Sir William Martin … late Chief Justic

Busby, James, 1801-1871.

Return Date: 21/03/19, 14:46

Weston David (RR3)

100

The Making of Wellington, 1800-1914 /

Return Date: 22/03/19, 09:26

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

101

An historical collection of the several voyages and discoveries in the south Pacific ocean.

Dalrymple, Alexander. pre20

Return Date: 21/03/19, 15:18

Weston David (RR3)

102

Journal of the Resolution’s voyage, in 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775 : On discovery to the Southern Hem

Cook, James, 1728-1779.

Return Date: 21/03/19, 16:04

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

103

An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in t

Hawkesworth, John, 1715?-1773.

Return Date: 20/03/19, 16:41

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

104

An introduction to New Zealand painting 1839-1967 /

Brown, Gordon H., 1931-

Return Date: 27/03/19, 10:13

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

105

The whale’s wake /

Morton, Harry.

Return Date: 19/03/19, 11:51

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

106

The legacy of guilt : a life of Thomas Kendall /

Binney, Judith.

Return Date: 19/03/19, 11:51

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

107

An outsider looks back : reflections on experience /

Wilson, Ormond, 1907-1988.

Return Date: 19/03/19, 11:52

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

108

[First lesson-book in Maori, pr. by the mission press in New Zealand].

Wesleyan Methodist missionary society. pre20

Return Date: 19/03/19, 11:52

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

109

Paradise reforged : a history of the New Zealanders from the 1880s to the year 2000 /

Belich, James, 1956-

Return Date: 27/03/19, 10:12

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

110

The people and the land : Te tangata me te whenua : an illustrated history of New Zealand, 1820-1920

Binney, Judith.

Return Date: 27/03/19, 10:13

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

111

Architecture, 1820-1970 /

Stacpoole, John, author.

Return Date: 08/04/19, 18:33

Sackler Library Desk

112

The work of revision /

Sullivan, Hannah, 1979- author.

Return Date: 08/04/19, 09:25

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

113

Distance looks our way : the effects of remoteness on New Zealand.

Sinclair, Keith, 1922-1993.

Return Date: 29/03/19, 15:54

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

114

Arts in New Zealand.

Return Date: 26/03/19, 15:23

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

115

Fretful sleepers and other essays /

Pearson, Bill, 1922-2002.

Return Date: 29/03/19, 15:54

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

116

Liberal nationalism /

Tamir, Yael, 1954-

Return Date: 29/03/19, 15:54

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

117

Nations and nationalism since 1780 : programme, myth, reality /

Hobsbawm, E. J. (Eric J.), 1917-2012.

Return Date: 29/03/19, 15:54

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

118

The location of culture : critical theory and the postcolonial perspective /

Bhabha, Homi K., 1949-

Return Date: 02/04/19, 13:38

Weston David (RR3)

119

Te ao hou : the new world.

Return Date: 26/03/19, 15:23

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

120

Arts in New Zealand.

Return Date: 26/03/19, 15:23

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

121

Our colonies.

Return Date: 21/03/19, 16:04

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

122

The Auckland Islands : their eventful history /

McLaren, Fergus Blair, 1914-1941.

Return Date: 30/03/19, 11:43

Weston David (RR3)

123

Ned Kelly : 27 paintings by Sidney Nolan /

Melville, Robert, 1905-1986.

Return Date: 21/03/19, 20:41

Sackler Library Desk

124

An account of several late voyages and discoveries: I. Sir John Narbrough’s voyage to the South-sea

Return Date: 21/03/19, 14:46

Weston David (RR3)

125

A disquisition on the right of jurisdiction in peerage successions, particularly the peerage of Scot

Lockhart, Ephraim. pre20

Return Date: 21/03/19, 14:46

Weston David (RR3)

126

An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His Present Majesty. : For making discoveries i

Hawkesworth, John, 1715?-1773.

Return Date: 21/03/19, 14:47

Weston David (RR3)

127

Sidney Nolan /

Rosenthal, T. G.

Return Date: 28/03/19, 08:30

Sackler Library Desk

128

Journal of a ten months’ residence in New Zealand /

Cruise, Richard A. (Richard Alexander)

Return Date: 20/03/19, 14:01

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

129

Narrative of a residence in various parts of New Zealand : together with a description of the presen

Heaphy, Charles, 1820-1881.

Return Date: 20/03/19, 14:02

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

130

A narrative of a nine months’ residence in New Zealand in 1827 : together with a journal of a reside

Earle, Augustus.

Return Date: 20/03/19, 14:02

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

131

The letters and journals of Samuel Marsden, 1765-1838 : senior chaplain in the colony of New South W

Marsden, Samuel, 1765-1838.

Return Date: 26/03/19, 15:23

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

132

A history of New Zealand /

Sinclair, Keith, 1922-1993.

Return Date: 26/03/19, 15:23

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

133

Te Wiremu : a biography of H. Williams.

Return Date: 26/03/19, 15:24

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

134

The emigrants; early travellers to the antipodes

Bolitho, Hector, 1897-1974

Return Date: 26/03/19, 15:24

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

135

Making peoples : a history of the New Zealanders : from Polynesian settlement to the end of the nine

Belich, James, 1956- .

Return Date: 18/03/19, 09:47

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

136

The intellectual life of Edmund Burke : from the sublime and beautiful to American independence /

Bromwich, David, 1951- author.

Return Date: 15/03/19, 09:27

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

137

Undoing the demos : neoliberalism’s stealth revolution /

Brown, Wendy, 1955- author.

Return Date: 14/03/19, 09:45

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

138

The politics of aesthetics : the distribution of the sensible /

Rancière, Jacques.

Return Date: 06/03/19, 15:05

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

139

A world elsewhere : a critical and biographical study of the European influence on the life and work

Quigley, Sarah.

Return Date: 11/03/19, 10:10

Weston David (RR3)

140

The Art of the Pacific Islands /

Return Date: 06/03/19, 09:40

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

141

Pacific encounters : art & divinity in Polynesia 1760-1860 /

Hooper, Steven, 1950-.

Return Date: 10/02/19, 14:59

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

142

Te Maori : Maori art from New Zealand collections /

Return Date: 12/02/19, 09:50

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

143

Art in Oceania : a new history /

Brunt, Peter William, 1955- author.

Return Date: 07/02/19, 16:52

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

144

Italy in the age of the Renaissance : 1300-1550/

Return Date: 05/02/19, 09:11

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

145

Sir Thomas More’s Utopia /

More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535.

Return Date: 04/02/19, 11:42

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

146

Meetings with remarkable manuscripts /

Hamel, Christopher de, author.

Return Date: 04/02/19, 11:43

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

147

Merchants of culture : the publishing business in the twenty-first century /

Thompson, John B. (John Brookshire)

Return Date: 04/02/19, 11:43

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

148

A world elsewhere : a critical and biographical study of the European influence on the life and work

Quigley, Sarah.

Return Date: 06/02/19, 16:47

Weston David (RR3)

149

Introduction to Typography /

Simon, Oliver, 1895-1956.

Return Date: 23/01/19, 08:49

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

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An essay on typography /

Gill, Eric, 1882-1940.

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Yate, William.

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Criterion (London, England : 1922)

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McCormick, E. H. (Eric Hall), 1906-1995.

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Voyaging worlds /

Salmond, Anne.

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The past is the present; it’s the future too : the temporal turn in contemporary art /

Ross, Christine, 1958- author.

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Hard frost : structures of feeling in New Zealand literature, 1908-1945 /

Newton, John, 1959- author.

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The exiles of Marcel Duchamp /

Demos, T. J.

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New Grub Street /

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Tiepolo pink /

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An introduction to book history /

Finkelstein, David, 1964-

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La stampa in Venezia dalla sua origine alla morte di Aldo Manuzio seniore. /

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Curnow, Allen, 1911-2001.

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The cultural cold war : the CIA and the world of arts and letters /

Saunders, Frances Stonor.

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Baxter, James K.

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Donald Judd : catalogue raisonné of painting, objects, and wood-blocks 1960-1974 = : Donald Judd :

Judd, Donald, 1928-1994.

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Erewhon /

Butler, Samuel, 1835-1902, author.

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Man alone.

Mulgan, John, 1911-1945.

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Abstract expressionism : the triumph of American painting.

Sandler, Irving, 1925-2018.

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Paradise reforged : a history of the New Zealanders from the 1880s to the year 2000 /

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Passages in a wandering life.

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The dynamics of cultural nationalism : the Gaelic revival and the creation of the Irish nation state

Hutchinson, John, 1949-

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Fretful sleepers and other essays /

Pearson, Bill, 1922-2002.

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An introduction to New Zealand painting 1839-1967 /

Brown, Gordon H., 1931-

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The deepening stream : cultural influences in New Zealand /

Holcroft, M. H. (Montague Harry), 1902-1993

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Picking up the traces : the making of a New Zealand literary culture, 1932-1945 /

Jones, Lawrence.

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Donald Judd /

Raskin, David, 1968-

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The emigrants; early travellers to the antipodes

Bolitho, Hector, 1897-1974

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Licht, Jennifer.

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Pacific encounters : art & divinity in Polynesia 1760-1860 /

Hooper, Steven, 1950-.

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The global work of art : world’s fairs, biennials, and the aesthetics of experience /

Jones, Caroline A., author.

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Art in Oceania : a new history /

Brunt, Peter William, 1955- author.

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Oceania : art of the Pacific Islands in the Metropolitan Museum of Art /

Kjellgren, Eric.

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Oceania and Australia : the art of the South Seas /

Bühler, Alfred, 1900-1981

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Repositioning Pacific arts : artists, objects, histories : proceedings of the VII International Symp

Pacific Arts Association (1974- ). International Symposium (7th : 2003 : Christchurch, N.Z.)

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Charles Brasch : journals, 1945-1957 /

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Renderings; critical essays on a century of modern art

Kozloff, Max.

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A world elsewhere : a critical and biographical study of the European influence on the life and work

Quigley, Sarah.

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The value of the humanities /

Small, Helen, author.

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A new history of the humanities : the search for principles and patterns from Antiquity to the prese

Bod, Rens, 1965- author.

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Bring out your dead : the past as revelation /

Grafton, Anthony.

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Academic charisma and the origins of the research university /

Clark, William, 1953-

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Present company : reflections on the arts /

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Ambulando : poems /

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Charles Brasch /

Bertram, James M.

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Hughes, Robert, 1938-2012.

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Enduring legacy : Charles Brasch, patron, poet & collector /

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Indirections : a memoir, 1909-1947 /

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Not for profit : why democracy needs the humanities /

Nussbaum, Martha Craven, 1947-

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Victoria University College : an essay towards a history.

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Tapa : de l’écorce à l’étoffe, art millénaire d’Océanie : de l’Asie du Sud-Est à la Polynésie

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The Art of the Pacific Islands /

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Chinati : the vision of Donald Judd /

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The Art of the Pacific Islands /

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First with the sun /

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Oil paintings /

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The vocation of the scholar, tr. by W. Smith.

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Real presences : is there anything in what we say? /

Steiner, George, 1929-

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Giorgio Morandi /

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The art of Australia

Hughes, Robert, 1938-2012.

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Holcroft, M. H. (Montague Harry), 1902-1993

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Tell Them of Battles, Kings and Elephants by Mathias Enard

Fitzcarraldo Editions, Mathias Enard, Tell Them of Battles, Kings and Elephants, Charlotte Mandell

What if cultures were not as hermetic as we sometimes imagine them to be? What if the modern foundations of “Western culture” were based, in fact, on influences from the “East”—and vice versa? What if, let us imagine, someone as renowned as Michelangelo had travelled to somewhere like Constantinople—had built there a bridge, both literal and metaphorical, had seen the Hagia Sophia, had read at Ottoman Sultan Bayezid’s library—and had come back to Rome filled with the grandeur of all he had seen? That is precisely Mathias Enard’s premise with this novella, first published in French in 2010 by Actes Sud and in English in 2018 by Fitzcarraldo Editions.

The young Michelangelo in 1506 is invited by the Sultan to design a bridge over the Golden Horn. This there is historical evidence for. Giorgio Vasari mentions it, Michelangelo’s friend Ascanio Condivi recounts it, and, even more compellingly, Leonardo da Vinci’s designs for exactly such a bridge (never built) still survive at the Museum of Science in Milan. A sketch for a bridge in the Ottoman archives was recently attributed to Michelangelo, but is not definite. The facts Enard truly has, and which he seems to structure the story around, are letters from Michelangelo to his brother Buonarroto, as well as sketches and plans of the Hagia Sophia sent to Rome. These are quoted intermittently in the story, but seem to be where Enard’s imagination leaped off from.

I first heard of Mathias Enard with his novel Zone, famously written in a single sentence. I haven’t read it, and perhaps Tell Them of Battles was meant for me, an easier read as a way in to Enard’s imagination and his reverse-Orientalism. The novella is easy to read, enticing, and I spent perhaps as much time researching Michelangelo and Constantinople after finishing the book as I did reading it (not copious amounts of time, as I read the book in two sittings).

Fitzcarraldo Editions is publishing what I believe is some of the best contemporary fiction and non-fiction, but something I’ve noticed is at times a strange ordering to the texts—almost over-vigorous editing. Here, Tell Them of Battles begins with a sub-plot, a non-consummated affair Michelangelo has with an androgynous dancer. The text is here the most overtly “literary” in the novel (“Night does not communicate with the day. It burns up in it. Night is carried to the stake at dawn,” the book begins), but it takes time for this storyline to develop, with it interspersed almost evenly throughout the text. It seemed to me that it had been written in a different order and edited later, feeling by the end slightly stilted. And this is the same feeling I had with the concurrent storylines in Dan Fox’s Limbo and Joshua Cohen’s Attention, both also published by Fitzcarraldo in late 2018. A minor gripe, but the publishing house’s style and its founder Jacques Testard’s preferences seem maybe a little too visible through these different books.

Enard does what fiction does best, imagining alternative histories and lives. That he does so with an implicit project as his aim—a kind of counter-Orientalism—seemed strange to me at first but, having read this book, makes more sense. It is not a totalising vision of world cultures, collapsing one into another in order that we can see a single “world culture”. I think it’s far more subtle than that, showing how individual lives and even individual encounters subtly and softly nudge what cultures are and what they mean. This I find appealing—but it is secondary, because Tell Them of Battles is simply imaginative and enjoyable to read.

National Gallery, a Film by Frederick Wiseman: A Brief Review

I happened to read a review in The Guardian of Frederick Wiseman’s 2014 movie National Gallery before I saw the film. That review’s title is devastatingly brutal: “A crushingly dull documentary that lacks an eye for art.” It is such a harsh  headline that I almost decided not to spend the three hours watching—but I’m grateful I ignored it, because Wiseman’s National Gallery is a masterfully subtle meditation on the role of the world’s great galleries. The film can even be called art itself.

Wiseman’s genius with National Gallery is to document the institution, on the one hand, but on the other to demonstrate the experience of being at such a gallery. The scenes change quickly, and we never really quite get shown a painting for long enough to take it in. The camera angles are at times awkward, or someone happens to wander in front of a painting at the wrong time. There is a lot of talking. There is no music. There is bickering among gallery administrators, and some of these scenes run on for absurdly long lengths of time. But far from being boring, Wiseman gets in subtle humour, letting glimpses of paintings speak for him. A rapid montage of a range of facial expressions in paintings had me laughing out loud, so perfectly were the expressions timed to correspond to the at-times absurdity of such an institution—or simply the beauty of the constant looking-at and being-looked-at. All of this, down to the person wandering in front of a painting at just the wrong time, is exactly the universal and unalterable experience of being in a museum like the National Gallery.

Wiseman’s is a respectful but honest documentary of the National Gallery, and it is artful in how it gets across the essence of the experience of the world’s great museums. Ignore that review in The Guardian—if anything, the reviewer lacked an eye for the subtle art of this film. Far better is the review in The New Yorker; and better yet, just go watch the film.

The New Zealand Scholar: J. C. Beaglehole’s Essential 1954 Lecture

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John Beaglehole’s desk as he left it on 9 October 1971. Photograph by Lyn Corner.

If there is one New Zealander who has a claim to be the New Zealand scholar, it is John Cawte Beaglehole: authority on Captain James Cook, lifelong professor at Victoria University in Wellington, man of culture and letters. Beaglehole studied Cook, a man whose journeys and discoveries “enlarged the world”, as Allen Curnow’s poem put it, and in doing so Beaglehole both enlarged the world of knowledge and created a tradition of scholarship in this country.

117 years after Ralph Waldo Emerson delivered his lecture on the nature and aspirations of The American ScholarBeaglehole delivered his own lecture taking up the same question in the New Zealand context. The date was the 21st of April 1954; the occasion, the Margaret Condliffe Memorial Lecture at Canterbury University College. The lecture Beaglehole delivered, later turned into an essay, is a New Zealand classic. When I first read it a couple of years ago on a brief trip back to New Zealand while studying overseas I was stunned by how deftly Beaglehole took up Emerson’s challenge, moved beyond it, and seemed to embed all the while a sense of what New Zealand uniquely needs in its minds.

However, the lecture/essay is notoriously difficult to track down. There is certainly a Digital Emerson, but nothing similar for Beaglehole. The only stand-alone book produced with the essay was done in an edition of 100, and, so far as I can tell, the essay has never been published online. Your best bet in finding the essay has been a book published in 1969 on the occasion of John Beaglehole’s retirement: The Feel of Truth, edited by Peter Munz.

Like Emerson’s was to so many Americans, Beaglehole’s essay is a guiding beacon for New Zealanders wondering where and how to direct their mental energies. It was a particularly bright beacon during a time when New Zealand had little in the way of culture to speak of; but culture and tradition is never-ending, so the beacon should not be much less bright today. Beaglehole calls Emerson’s lecture America’s “intellectual Declaration of Independence”; and I hazard that Beaglehole’s own lecture might be seen in similar terms in this former colony.

Beaglehole’s description of the war of intellectual independence:

“A war of intellectual independence is, in the region of the mind, a pretty bloody, painful and wearing thing. It is a civil war; and it shocks into division not merely society—that would not matter so much perhaps—but also the mind of the individual.”

For America, before the declaration of intellectual independence, Beaglehole says that “Culture, the life of the mind, still came from the east.” Ambitious Americans travelled to England, to be “in contact with the heart of things”:

“The expatriates come not from the colony, but from the province. The individual becomes mature—or rather, the potentially mature individual has the unease, the discontent, the growing pains that afflict him in a limited society, and he turns his eyes and his feet towards the metropolis. Nor is this simply a matter of the ambitious young person wanting to make his fortune; not inadequate fortunes are to be made in the province, as every shrewd metropolitan businessman knows. It is a matter of the provincial wanting more life, as a writer perhaps or an artist—to be in contact with the heart of things, even if the heart of things is felt in poverty in a garrett.”

And for the New Zealander prior to 1954, Beaglehole says (though we can ask whether the same is still true today) that:

“For the New Zealander, to go home was to go into exile; the New Zealander was like an Antaeus who sucked up not life but death from the soil, the death of the mind. Is this too melodramatic? Then consider the plight of the sensitive and articulate New Zealanders who have lived much abroad. They are people torn in twain. They are a Katherine Mansfield, with “New Zealand in her bones”, but with New Zealand perforce taking on a rather romantic distant haze, of her own remembered childhood and youth; they are a Robin Hyde, who (to quote Mr McCormick) “knew her country with an intimacy and an understanding that few have equalled, but… was drawn by an irresistible compulsion to Europe where she was to meet her death”—her physical death; they are a John Mulgan, to the first few paragraphs of whose Report on Experience I refer you; they are others to whom I have talked within the last five years, and for whom it is, now, too soon, or too late, to come back.”

After that declaration of intellectual independence America had its own tradition, its own culture, that meant its citizens were not to go into exile should they come home—and it is that idea of how New Zealand might come to have the same thing that Beaglehole takes up in the rest of the lecture:

“Must we continue to consider him as a “post-graduate scholar”, fleeing to the other end of the earth for salvation, driven back only by circumstance to a state where he feels damned? My autobiographical fragment will show that my own answer to this has become No; and I think that the concept of tradition may give us a lead into the function that should be his.”

Beaglehole is using Emerson’s definition of a scholar as man thinking. This is a broad definition and allows for not only academics but writers and artists and musicians, people of any kind who use their minds to “enlarge the world”. And it is the creation of a tradition by people thinking that can allow life to be “rich and varied” in a place that is not already a cultural ‘centre’:

“Now existence in a provincial context can be very satisfying if the province communicates life: if the individual, however highly cultivated (I do not say the intellectual snob) can feel at home in it, and has demands made upon him that he feels it worth while to meet. The province will communicate life only if it has a rich and varied life; and the province that has a rich and varied life has a rich and varied tradition.”

How, then, can the province have a rich and varied life, and therefore a rich and varied tradition? This takes Beaglehole to the thrust of his lecture, of the very role of the scholar, of anyone thinking deeply in the country. It is this passage that stands out for me of the whole lecture, particularly where Beaglehole draws attention to the double role that thought must play, being both within the “old-world tradition” and the “tradition that is peculiar to ourselves”:

“A tradition is not a thing that just happens, and persists without the conscious knowledge of those it affects. If we are to profit from it in the best possible way, to extract from its riches the maximum nourishment, we must discover it. It needs critical enquiry, conscious exploration. It is the scholar’s job to make the tradition plain. As a scholar, he must be in the tradition; but he must also stand outside it, and with a double duty, to make real in New Zealand both the old-world tradition, that which we share with others, and the tradition that is peculiar to ourselves. He is concerned with the pattern of life we have got from our own past, as a community in this country, and so with our sense of the age we live in, in this place now. Our scholar, for this purpose, tended to be a literary critic; but in a broad sense he must be a historian, whether his subject-matter be literature, art, politics, economic development, social relations of any sort at all… Whatever he is, he must be conscious of what he is doing, he must be critical.”

Beaglehole draws attention to a tension in T. S. Eliot’s writing, where he says at one point that tradition must be “in the blood”, but that we must also obtain it “by great labour”. But, Beaglehole says,

“I do not think the paradox that emerges from the changed emphasis of the Eliotian mind is at all a real contradiction. For our scholar, our critical historian, is also according to the measure of his greatness in some sort a creator. As he disentangles our tradition, as he makes us conscious of ourselves, he gives us ourselves.”

The measure of success of New Zealand’s culture and tradition might be measured not in how many New Zealanders we manage to encourage to stay in this country for study and beyond, but, rather, how many of those New Zealanders who do leave happen to come back:

“We can, I think, discern with due joy some auspicious signs of the coming days. It would not be auspicious if fewer New Zealanders left New Zealand; I would increase the flow from the province to the metropolis… Obviously some, having gone, will never find it in their hearts to come back. But a province with a tradition rich enough, with a pattern of life varied enough, with a sense of its own identity and its own time lively enough, will always bring enough of them back.”


More on Beaglehole:

“I think I am becoming a New Zealander”: Letters of J. C. Beaglehole, edited by Tim Beaglehole

A Life of J. C. Beaglehole, by Tim Beaglehole

J. C. Beaglehole: Public Intellectual, Critical Conscience by Doug Munro