A fully illustrated annual journal contains authorative articles based on original research usually collected around a particular theme or topic. With at least 100 pages and over 100 illustrations, many in colour, the Journal is of permanent scholarly value to both institutions and collectors. There is a full cumulative index of past Journals, most of which are still available.

Back numbers are available through:
Richard Dennis Publications, The New Chapel, Shepton Beauchamp, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 0JT.
Tel +44 (0) 1460 240044.
E-Mail: books@richarddennispublications.com.


Journal 40



  • Review of the Year 2016

  • Introduction

  • Charles and Lavinia Handley-Read at Home
    Charlotte Gere

  • Charles Handley-Read as a Friend and Mentor
    Stuart Durant

  • Personal Reminiscences of Charles and Lavinia Handley-Read
    Halina Graham

  • The Higgins Museum, Bedford
    Victoria Partridge

  • The Dispersal of the Handley-Read Collection
    Simon Swynfen Jervis

  • Charles and Lavinia Handley-Read and the Treverton Collection     at St Cross College, Oxford  
    Jennifer Hawkins Opie

  • The Earthly Paradox: a Personal Recollection
    Peyton Skipwith

  • The Albert Dawson Collection: a Handley-Read Legacy
    Melissa Hamnett

  • A Hand-list of the Handley-Read Collection
    Rebecca Wallis

  • Contributors to Journal 40

  • List of Members of the DAS


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Journal 37
Journal 36


Proposals for articles for forthcoming DAS Journals are invited, with a view to inclusion in the next, or the following, Journal (published annually).  Proposals should be for illustrated articles in the range of 3,000 to 7,000 words, to cover an aspect of the decorative arts from 1850 to the present day.  They should present new or recent unpublished research and reflect fresh discoveries, additions to existing knowledge, or reappraisals of previous studies. 

If a proposal is accepted, full guidelines about content, length and style, and quality of illustrations, will be sent to the contributor.  In common with most non-profit-making academic publications, we cannot offer a fee, although expenses for photographs or reproduction rights can be paid up to an agreed maximum.

Please send short proposals (A4-page length) to the Journal Editor:

Dr Megan Aldrich
email: meganbrewsteraldrich@gmail.com

Proposals will be considered for publication by the Journal’s editorial panel.