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Peter  Jones

Peter Jones

Senior Lecturer

School of Art, Design and Fashion

023 8201 6260 ext. 6260 Room no. JM208


Peter studied art and design history at Middlesex University and Winchester School of Art. Prior to joining Solent University, he worked for the Open University and has a teaching qualification from the University of Southampton.

He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the Association of Art Historians, the British Art Network and Arts Graphic: International Network for Research in Graphic Arts. 

Peter has written widely on modern and post-war art, design and graphics, and recently contributed to The Routledge Dictionary of Modernism.    

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Awards

    Peter's awards include Higher Education Academy Fellowship (FHEA) and research grant awards from Solent University. Follow the link below to find out more.
    • Higher Education Academy Fellowship (FHEA), awarded 2014.
    • Research grant awards. Research and Enterprise Project Fund, Southampton Solent University, 2010, 2011 and 2013.
    • Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) Teaching in Higher Education Accreditation, awarded 1999.
    • Plincke, Leaman and Brown Art History Prize (Joint). Winchester School of Art, awarded 1994.
  2. Recent publications

    Peter has contributed to a number of books and has had many journal articles and book reviews published. For more information, follow the link below...

    Contributions to books

    Mondrian, Piet (1872–1944) [REVISED AND EXPANDED]. Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism April 2019

    Piet Mondrian in The Routledge Encyclopaedia of Modernism.

    Bacon and Bataille, in Arya, R. (ed) Francis Bacon: Critical and Theoretical Perspectives. Peter Lang, Oxford, 2012, pp. 49-80.

    Julien Temple, in Allon, Y. Cullen, D. and Patterson, H. (eds) Contemporary British and Irish Film Directors: A Wallflower Critical Guide. Wallflower Press, London, 2001, pp. 327-28.

    Redaktion Allgemeines Kunstlerlexikon. KG Saur Verlag, Leipzig, four entries, 1994.

    Journal articles

    Size Matters: The 'Collage-Paintings' of Gwyther Irwin 1957-61. The British Art Journal. Vol. XIII, No.1, 2012, pp. 46-53.

    Bladdersticks and Fools: William Nicholson (1872-1949) and the Morris. The British Art Journal. Vol. IX, No.3, 2009, pp. 55-61.

    Britain’s first Jackson Pollock’. The Burlington Magazine. Vol. CLI, No. 1270, January 2009, pp. 31-32.

    Notes on British Surrealism at Southampton City Art Gallery, Papers of Surrealism. No.5, Spring 2007, pp. 1-14.

    Posting the Future: British Stamp Design and the 'White Heat' of a Technological Revolution, Journal of Design History. Vol. 17, No.2, 2004, pp. 163-76.

    Anxious Images: Linder’s Fem-Punk Photomontages, Women: A Cultural Review. Vol. 13, No. 2, 2002, pp. 161-178.

    Anarchy in the UK: 70s British Punk as Bakhtinian Carnival, Studies in Popular Culture. Vol. 24, No. 3, 2002, pp. 25-36.

    Uncanny Koons, Art Criticism. Vol. 15, No. 2, 2000, pp. 54-65.

    Building the Empire of the Gaze: The Modern Movement and the Surveillance Society, Architectural Theory Review. Vol. 4, No. 2, 1999, pp. 1-14.

    Ken Currie, Oral History and Popular Memory, Cencrastus. No. 56, 1997, pp. 21-24.

    Bacon and Bataille, Art Criticism. Vol. 11, No.1, 1996, pp. 27-54.

    Book reviews and other

    Franco Grignani: Art as Design 1950-1990. West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture. Vol. 25, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2018, pp. 129-131. ADD

    "Stumbling towards something better": Memorializing the Sixties and the British underground press. The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture. Vol. 11, No. 1, 2018, pp. 105 -108. ADD

    The Ulm Model, Design Issues. Vol. 33, No. 4, Autumn 2017, pp. 96-98. ADD

    America in Revolt: The Art of Protest, Design and Culture. Vol. 9, No. 1, 2017, pp. 101-104. ADD

    Eyes for Blowing Up Bridges: Joining the Dots from the Situationist International to Malcolm McLaren. Punk and Post-Punk, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2016, pp 107-109.

    Painting and politics: Renato Guttuso at the Estorick Collection. Journal of Modern Italian Studies, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2015, pp 571-573.

    Pop Art – The Folk Art of the Sixties. Cassone. February 2015.

    Pop around the world. Cassone. February 2015.

    Catching the sweet life on camera. Cassone. June 2014.

    Pablo Echaurren: in a dialogue with Futurism. Cassone. June 2014.

    Design - the story so far. Cassone. February 2014.

    Design goes 'Pop'. Cassone. January 2014.

    Menacing Identities, Eye. Vol. 22, No. 86, 2013, p. 99.

    The Road is wider than Long: Roland Penrose and the British Surrealists.

    Papers of Surrealism. No. 10, Summer 2013, pp.1-6.

    A utopian experiment – Black Mountain College. Cassone. June 2013

    William G. Mitchell’s Bitterne Library Relief Sculpture. FOSMAG Newsletter. No. 72, Spring, 2013, pp.20-21.

    Tom Lubbock’s galaxy of British art. Cassone. February 2013.

    Bacon – crucifying religion only to redeem it. Cassone. February 2013.

    Charting the History of Graphic Design. Cassone. October, 2012.

    Big ideas in Graphic Design. Cassone. October 2012.

    Bond galore! Cassone. July 2012.

    The Bauhaus: face of the 20th Century. Cassone. June 2012.

    Designs on Modernity. Cassone. May 2012.

    The Titanic, Trauma and Sites of Memory. March 2012.

    A Century of Collage, Cassone.  March 2012.

    The Five Fathers of Pop Art, Cassone. January 2012.

     70s Style and Design. The Art Book. Vol. 17, No. 3, 2010, p. 62-63.

    Telling Stories: Countering Narrative in Art, Theory and Film’ The Art Book. Vol. 17, No. 2, 2010, p. 67.

    Jackson Pollock in Hampshire, FOSMAG Newsletter. No. 65, Autumn, 2009, p. 20.

    Backstage Pass: Rock & Roll Photography, The Art Book. Vol. 16, No. 4, 2009, pp. 62-63.

    Cut & Paste: European Photomontage 1920-1945. The Art Book. Vol. 16, No. 2, 2009, pp. 60-61.

    Invasion Prague 68: Josef Koudelka, The Art Book. Vol. 16, No. 1, 2009, p. 66.

    John Stezaker, The Art Book. Vol. 15, No. 3, 2008, p. 26.

    New Art on View, The Art Book. Vol. 14, No. 4, 2007, p. 32.

    Bridget Riley and Keith Grant, The Art Fund Review 2006. London, 2007, pp.130 and 167.

    On-line catalogue ‘John Tunnard’, Tate Gallery, London, 2007.

    Firefighters in Art and Media, The Art Book. Vol. 13, No. 3, 2006, p. 69.

    Lending an Ear: Volunteering with the Oral History Unit, Oral History Newsletter. No.8, January 2006.

    Over the Hill at 40: Art Deco at Midanbury, Bitterne Local History Society Magazine. No. 92, Winter 2005, pp. 21-22.

  3. Research interests

    Peter's research interests include modern and post-war art and design, popular culture and youth sub-cultures.