Open Book Publishers celebrates title 150

Kyle Brady
Friday 2 August 2019

Open Book Publishers recently announced its 150th title – by Kathyrn Rudy in the School of Art History.  Back in 2016 we blogged Kathryn’s previous book, also published by OBP.

Source: Rudy, 2019, p.82

Image, Knife, and Gluepot traces the story of the capture and virtual reconstruction of a Netherlandish book of hours or prayer book made in 1500 from data and images assembled from digitised collections across the world.

Kathryn not only describes her methodology and shows how these creative works were assembled, but helps the reader understand the human story of the research process – her experiences good and bad, and the financial and other constraints that academics work within constantly that profoundly shape their research.

Copyright The Trustees of the British Museum

Having to pay for new photography is the surcharge on doing original research on previously unstudied objects.

(Rudy, 2019 p.159)

Publication was financially supported by the Library Open Access Fund. And the School of Art History contributed to publication costs in exchange for 175 hours of work as chair of the Athena SWAN/Equality and Diversity Committee in 2017.

The book is available direct from the publisher as a free download in several formats and can be purchased in hardback and paperback.
It can also be downloaded from the St Andrews Research Repository

Rudy, KM 2019, Image, knife, and gluepot: early assemblage in manuscript and print. Open Book Publishers, Cambridge.

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