The Constructed Worlds of Calum Colvin

Symbol, Allegory, Myth
Tom Normand HRSA, 2019
The Constructed Worlds of Calum Colvin: Symbol, Allegory, Myth
Publisher: Luath Press
Dimensions: 240 x 190 x 10 mm
Pages: 191
£ 25.00

Calum Colvin RSA is an internationally-renowned Scottish artist who has challenged the boundaries of the photographic medium. In recognition of this achievement Tom Normand HRSA has completed a study of Colvin’s photography titled The Constructed Worlds of Calum Colvin: Symbol, Allegory, Myth. This book is a thematic exploration of Colvin’s photography; recognising its complexity, intrigue, erudition and humour.


Dr Tom Normand HRSA is an art historian specialising in British, and especially Scottish art, photography and culture. He is the author of several books including Portfolio: Treasures from the Diploma Collection at the Royal Scottish Academy (Edinburgh, 2012); Scottish Photography: A History (Edinburgh, 2007); Ken Currie: Details of a Journey (London, 2002); Calum Colvin: Ossian, Fragments of Ancient Poetry (Edinburgh, 2002); and The Modern Scot: Modernism and Nationalism in Scottish Art 1928-1955 (London, 2000). He is Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Art History at the University of St Andrews and is an Honorary Member of the Royal Scottish Academy.