Never judge a DVD by its cover

Included in the current new book display on the 2nd floor at Llandaff library is a selection of DVDs – recordings from great TV programmes. The covers may be plain – but the contents certainly aren’t.

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Titles include Tim Marlow’s two-part exploration of Tate Modern. Andrew Graham-Dixon explores the ancient Christian practice of preserving holy relics and the largely forgotten art form that went with it, the reliquary, in ‘Treasures of Heaven’. ‘The Story of Women and Art’ was first screened in 2014 on BBC2 – Professor Amanda Vickery journeys from Renaissance Italy to the Dutch Republic and discovers a hidden world of female artistry.

This eclectic mix of DVDs includes ‘Amazon: The Truth Behind the Click’, a Panorama programme, the documentary ‘Damien Hirst: the first look’, and ‘Farming Today: Wool’ is a radio documentary which explores the journey of wool, from the sheep to the spinning mill.

A Culture Show Special features the photographer Rankin in ‘Alive: Rankin Faces Death’. This documentary captures the stories behind Rankin’s powerful images, and reveals an intimate and thoughtful side to one of Britain’s top photographers

For those interested in ceramics we have ‘The Genius of Josiah Wedgwood’ and ‘Imagine … Edmund de Waal: Make Pots or Die’.

‘Secret Lives of the Artists: Caravaggio’, ‘The Artist’s Studio: Titian’ and ‘Great Artists in Their Own Words’ are also on display.

These can all be reserved and will be available to borrow from 6th March.

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