We have a great selection of titles which have been newly published, as well as quite a few which are still in production. See below for our newest titles.
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Collector's Daughter: The untold Burrell story
In 1944, shipping magnate Sir William Burrell and his wife Constance bequeathed a remarkable collection of over 8,000 objects to the city of Glasgow, now displayed in the Burrell Collection in the south of Glasgow. Little is known about Burrell’s personal life, as he was a very private man, and it will surprise many to know that he had a daughter. For like many men of his generation, Burrell had hoped that one day a son would inherit the family business – and his collection. But Constance’s first pregnancy was difficult, and they had only one child, their daughter Marion.
She grew up to be a spirited and strong-willed woman, and her relationship with her parents, particularly her mother, was destined to be an unhappy one. After three broken engagements Marion vowed never to marry, but she did find love and led an eventful life, serving as a nurse during World War II, then escaping from the family home and working as a matron in a boys’ school, and later working her way to Australia and New Zealand. Irrevocably estranged from her parents, she was never to inherit her father’s treasures, but lived in her Edinburgh flat surrounded by memories of his collection.
This memoir is a fascinating insight into the lives of the gentry of the time, and into the life of a remarkable woman whose story is now told for the first time.
March 2014; paperback, 340pp; ISBN 978-1-908638-05-2
Other Titles Coming Soon
Dutch and Flemish Paintings: Highlights from Glasgow’s collection
Glasgow Museums: Ship model collection
Glasgow Museums: Tapestry collection
Out of This World: Glasgow’s world cultures collections
Glasgow Museums: Seventeenth Century Costume
The early seventeenth century was a time of growing wealth in Britain, which was reflected in the opulent clothes and accessories worn by the fashionable elite. Rich silks embellished with needlework were used to create expensive, high quality garments, affordable only for the wealthy. Yet their very exclusivity has meant that few items have lasted through the centuries, many having fallen victim to reuse and repurposing as other garments and household items.
This book is the first in the series of publications about Glasgow Museums’ European Costume collection. Designed to appeal to costume and embroidery enthusiasts and social historians alike, it features new photography and the fruits of recent research, revealing the intricate details of exquisite embroidery. This publication has been produced with support from the Friends of Glasgow Museum and the Camphill Fund.
December 2013; paperback; 148 pp; ISBN 978 1 906509 866; £16.99
Co-published with Unicorn Press – www.unicornpress.org
Jack Vettriano: A Retrospective
A.L. Kennedy, Rowan Pelling, Tom Rawstorne, W. Gordon Smith
The official exhibition catalogue, this book showcases the paintings featured in Jack Vettriano’s first retrospective exhibition, held at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in 2013/14. It includes a new interview, revealing fresh insights and sparking discussion on the artist’s career so far.
September 2013; paperback; 184 pp; 264 x 244mm; ISBN 978 1 908638 045; £15.99
Co-published with Heartbreak Publishing – www.heartbreakpublishing.com
The Flora of Renfrewshire
This is the first full flora of the Vice County of Renfrewshire (Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and parts of south and north-west Glasgow). It is the fruit of over 50 years of field recording by local botanists and over 18 years of fieldwork and in-depth search of historical records by the author.
July 2013; hardback; 410pp + 24pp colour plates; 190 x 254mm; ISBN 978 1 874357 544; £45 Co-published with Pisces Publications – www.naturebureau.co.uk/pisces-publications
More Than A Game: How Scotland shaped world football
A short booklet that looks at the impact Scotland has had on the development of football – from its earliest days to the modern era. Including many rare images and insights from a leading expert on football, this is a must-have for any football fan.
March 2013; paperback; 48pp; 150 x 210mm; ISBN 978 1 908638 038; £3.50
Of Heaven & Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums
This catalogue looks at 41 of the key paintings in Glasgow’s Italian art collection, which is one of the finest in Northern Europe. It developed thanks to the generosity of the great industrial and mercantile wealth that Glasgow enjoyed as the Second City of the British Empire.
March 2013; paperback; 192pp; 200 x 220mm; ISBN 978 1 908638 021; £15.99