British Library Artist in Residence 2012

Focus all your attention on me and only me. I am researching hypnotism at the British Library as part of their inaugural Artist in Residence scheme. I will be recording my adventures here. Take a deep breath and count down slowly from ten.....
This is the front cover of Harley Street Hypnotist by Alan Mitchell (BL shelfmark 7410.s.33). It is actually a pretty sober and useful account of the late 50s view of the medical applications of hypnosis but you wouldn’t know that from the front cover which gets my vote for gloriously sexist, misleading and wilfully inaccurate design of the day.  Pretty though isn’t it?

This is the front cover of Harley Street Hypnotist by Alan Mitchell (BL shelfmark¬†7410.s.33). It is actually a pretty sober and useful account of the late 50s view of the medical applications of hypnosis but you wouldn’t know that from the front cover which gets my vote for gloriously sexist, misleading and wilfully inaccurate design of the day. ¬†Pretty though isn’t it?