Bank Square Books presents a book signing with Irish author Alison Hackett for her art book The Visual Time Traveller: 500 Years of History, Art and Science in 100 Unique Designs. This event is free and open to the public.
About the Book
Is it possible for 500 years of history to be reduced to bite-sized chunks of five years, incorporating twelve diverse facts that happened within that time-frame? Through her lectures and touring her exhibition Alison will reawaken your curiosity; she will draw you into a web of connections linking history, art and science since the Renaissance and construct a lens with which to explain the world, in a way that is at once fragmented, modern and alive.
Why did a giraffe walk from Marseille to Paris in 1827? Did Martin Luther really help smuggle twelve nuns out of a convent by hiding them in herring barrels in 1523? Could Bram Stoker have been taking aspirin to thin his blood when he was writing Dracula in 1897? The Visual Time Traveller is a beautiful, breathtaking account of human endeavour captured in a hundred specially commissioned artworks — a visual intellectual feast.