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Lebrecht Authors Collection

Posted by Published on November 27, 2018

“There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.” – P.G. Wodehouse   From Plato to Satre, Shakespeare to Dickens, the Lebrecht Authors collection provides an amazing breadth and depth of literature related material. See below for a selection of curated lightboxes exploring authors, their lives, and book illustrations. You can also delve into the photography of Horst Tappe, who…

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We are so pleased to announce the launch of Author Beth Lewis’s latest title: BITTER SUN, by The Borough Press, an imprint of HarperCollins. Congratulations to Bridgeman Studio Award 2017 winning artist Alexandra Gurtner for her beautiful commissioned artwork. Publisher: The Borough Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Author: Beth Lewis Art Direction: Claire Ward Artist: Alexandra Gurtner Synopsis:  Stand by Me meets True Detective in this stunningly written…

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The Best Book Covers of 2017

Posted by Published on December 27, 2017

They say never judge a book by its cover… but we all know we’d be lying if it didn’t help sway our opinion. Bridgeman has licensed images for some beautiful covers around the world over the past year. Take a look at some of our highlighted designs, not including the winners of our first ever Book Cover Design Awards 2017.   America   France Germany  …

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10 Baddest Witches

Posted by Published on October 1, 2016

  Apparently it’s Hallowe’en this month?? Again?? Here are some independent women that the patriarchy just couldn’t handle… awards based on badness and relevance to Beyonce songs.   10. Horned witch. I dig the horned coif, this witch is fierce. Pat your weave, ladies (carefully because it’s sharp)!   9. Circe: best Freakum Dress   8. Brujas. These honeys are making money with their shop full of creepy stuff….

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At this time of the year newspapers and magazines are always full of favourite books for the holidays – what is a good read for the beach, for the mountains, for long train journeys? Do you have such a favourite book? Maybe even one you can read time and again without getting tired of it? Mine is definitely F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s “Tender is the Night”…

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Making of: Best Book Cover Art of 2015

Posted by Published on February 3, 2016

Here is our annual feature highlighting how images licensed from the Bridgeman archive were adapted for some of the best book covers of 2015. Which is your favourite? From top: © The Folio Society;  Ms 6 f.243 Battle of Agincourt, 1415 (detail), English with Flemish illuminations, from the ‘St. Alban’s Chronicle’ (vellum), English School / © Lambeth Palace Library, London, UK / Bridgeman Images   From top:  © Albrecht…

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In the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winning novel How To Be Both, the intertwined stories of a 15th-century painter and a 21st-century teenager illuminate questions of art, identity, and immortality. The expansive nature of Ali Smith’s novel is highlighted by the interesting juxtaposition of the cover photograph of 60’s singers Sylvie Vartan and Francoise Hardy and the Renaissance frescoes used on the inside cover depicting figures from Palazzo Schifanoia.  Here’s…

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Fairy Tales Uncensored: Grim Grimm Stories

Posted by Published on January 16, 2015

No matter where you go, stories of the Brothers Grimm seem to be everywhere, be it the latest Disney film hitting the cinemas, TV series based on their fairy tales or newly reissued print editions. But do you actually know the original stories? The ones where Cinderella’s stepsisters slice off their own toes and Snow White’s mother wanted to eat her daughter’s lungs and liver?…

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