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Q: art books ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: art books
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Books and Literature
Asked by: ferker-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 23 Sep 2004 07:03 PDT
Expires: 23 Oct 2004 07:03 PDT
Question ID: 405240
Where can I find a copy of Dennis Farr's book 'Art and Artists in Wartime Glasgow"?

Request for Question Clarification by leli-ga on 23 Sep 2004 08:17 PDT
Hello ferker

I've found four UK libraries with an exhibition catalogue written by
Farr: "New Painting in Glasgow, 1940-46". Unfortunately, I haven't
found any copies for sale.

Would you consider borrowing this work, perhaps via an inter-library loan? 
At least one of the libraries will supply photocopies, though
copyright restrictions might limit the amount of text you could

Just let me know if this would be any use.

Thanks - Leli

Clarification of Question by ferker-ga on 23 Sep 2004 12:31 PDT
Hello and thanks for your help,

I found the title I'm looking for listed in the footnotes of another
book and I think I may have made a mistake and it is actually an
article - it is attributed to Apollo 88 (1968). Sorry to have wasted
your time.

The book you have found sounds like it could be helpful too. Would it
be possible to get the full details so I can borrow it from a library?

Thanks again.
Subject: Re: art books
Answered By: leli-ga on 24 Sep 2004 02:37 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Thank-you for getting back to me. 
Please don't feel you need apologise for wasting my time. I'm glad to
think this may be useful to you.

"New painting in Glasgow, 1940-46" was published for a Scottish Arts
Council exhibition in 1968, with text written by Dennis Farr. Some
libraries list it with the Scottish Arts Council as author, but all
give the title as, "New painting in Glasgow 1940-46".

"Apollo, a Journal of the Arts" is in the British Library catalogue.
Assuming this is where the Farr article was published, you should be
able to order a photocopy through the library's "Articles Direct"



Libraries with copies of the Scottish Arts Council exhibition catalogue


New painting in Glasgow, 1940-46 : the Scottish Arts Council : text by Dennis Farr
Published : Edinburgh : Scottish Arts Council, 1968.
32 pages : illustrated

Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Scottish National Gallery of
Modern Art, Edinburgh, July 6 - August 4, 1968, Scottish Arts Council
Gallery, Glasgow, September 7-28, 1968 and Art Gallery and Regional
Museum, Aberdeen, October 5-19, 1968.


(Fine Arts Department)

It should be possible to request this copy through any UK public library.




inter-library loans

copying services





I didn't find any booksellers offering anything written by Dennis Farr
about art in Glasgow, but after exploring the Glasgow University
library catalogue, I traced a few copies of "New painting in Glasgow
1940-46 ".

After you mentioned "Apollo" I went to the British Library catalogue.
I have found their article supply service very efficient.

Please let me know if you need further help with finding your way
round these catalogues, copying services etc.

Good luck with your researches!

Best wishes - Leli
ferker-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Excellent - even more helpful than I hoped!

Subject: Re: art books
From: leli-ga on 25 Sep 2004 07:25 PDT
Thank you! 

I'm glad to have helped.

Subject: Re: art books
From: ferker-ga on 27 Oct 2004 00:36 PDT
I've had no luck getting hold of the above book or article, either
from a library or from the british Library. Can anyone offer me any
Subject: Re: art books
From: leli-ga on 27 Oct 2004 03:51 PDT
Oh, that's very frustrating.

Did you ask the copying service of the National Library of Scotland
about the possibility (and price) of ordering a photocopy of some or
all of "New Painting in Glasgow"?

Have you contacted the Scottish Arts Council itself?

If I have any further thoughts, I'll let you know, of course.

Was the "Apollo" in the Britsh Library not the right journal?

Subject: Re: art books
From: ferker-ga on 29 Oct 2004 00:53 PDT
Thanks for replying - the Apollo journal was the right one but the
British Library couldn't photocopy it for me due to copyright
restrictions imposed by the publisher. I have asked for it through my
local library, as well as the book, but after several weeks I've had
no success. I contacted Apollo themselves but they couldn't supply me
with a back issue.

I will try the National Library of Scotland. Thanks again.

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