If you used my old website before, then welcome back – it was time for a change. Here you will find news about my publications and research, and several downloadable resources and links. To get us off to a sunny start, here’s a photo of the amazing chimney at the Carlsberg Brewery in Copenhagen. The twisted chimney, designed by Vilhelm Dahlerup, was built in 1889.
Every writer needs distraction (aside from beer, that is). So here are my two, Razzle the border terrier, now about 11 years old, and Petra the Jack Russell cross heaven-knows-what, age 7. Both are rescue dogs; I think Petra must have had some Blue Peter connection…..
A lot of positive things have happened around the topic of postwar murals since I first began looking at them in the 1990s. Listings, conferences and books, all generate interest in an area that could do with even more research into the lesser-known artists of the time, especially those using ceramics and other non-paint materials. So this is just a reminder that my book, A Field Guide to Postwar Murals (Blue House Books, 2008) is still available through the blurb website, and best of all the ebook version (readable on ipads) is still under £2. There’s a 15-page preview on the blurb website.
I feel I should be using twitter for this, but since I don’t have an account, the blog will have to do. The first page layouts for the new breweries book have just arrived! They look wonderful and it is tremendous to at last see the text and images all together on the page. More at the Built for Brewing blog. The pic is of Lava beer, a smoked Imperial stout, from the Olvisholt Brugghus in southwest Iceland. So nothing to do with the book, but very suitable for celebrations at 9.4%! Very drinkable, as I remember.