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This is a selection of new books requested by our lecturers. They are available for loan. Please click on the title link to find out more about each book.
This new collection of photography books on the new Book Display illustrates the wide range of material held on the subject within the collection.
Photography is used by practitioners in multiple ways, in Trine Sondergaard Stasis images are of interior shots with a clear associations with 19th century Danish painting and portraits of strudes that depict the oppositional qualities of the skin of the girls’ napes and the metal threads of the embroidery.
Vanessa Winship She dances on Jackson show a social and poetic documentation of a community’s people and space.
Picasso’s photography illustrates his fascination with the medium, it echo’s the rest of his practice, supporting his drawing and paintings as well as documenting himself and his life. Darren Almond in To leave a Light Impression pictures a geological and natural landscape, a still and laminated view of the world.
Artist-photographer Tim Walker has won a cult following for his flamboyant, lavishly staged and surrealist fashion photography. Now he brings his unique brand of very British fantasia to a subject close to his and all our hearts: grandmothers. Pour yourself a cup of tea and step into an enchanted realm, where twinkling Miss Marple-types elope to Egypt in head-to-toe tartan, or jet off to Mars on a flying saucer.
This collection of new books reflects the diversity and often overlook range of subject matter within ceramics. Technical, historical, critical and illustrative material is available within this new display and includes:
Edmund de Waal -one of the countries leading ceramic practitioners, this new publication is a wonderful comprehensive survey of his career to date, featuring texts by Emma Crichton-Miller, AS Byatt, Colm Toibin and Peter Carey. It takes you through his ceramic career with a series of essays and analysis revealing the life of de Waal with thoughtful documentation of his studio, major exhibitions and installations.
Firing Thoughts – explores the relationship between ceramics and drawing, profiling 21 makers and their diverse use of drawing as a preliminary stage to investigate ideas and themes, including Claire Curneen, Walter Keeler, Susan Halls and Lucie Rie.
Shaping Earth – brings together concepts and practice, with compilation of essays that illustrate a selection of international artists connection to the use of ceramics within architecture and industry. The book examines the relevance of large scale ceramics and the shifting context it occupies.
Here is a selection of new books currently on the New Book Display on the top floor of the library. They will be available for loan from 15 November 2014.
This is the first comprehensive survey of this brilliant artist’s work to be presented in Great Britain. It takes on the full range of his expansive art, spanning its most minimal moments – a crumpled ball of paper – to room-sized installations, large-scale kinetic sculptures and a major new outdoor commission. It also illustrates some of the key moments in Creed’s development over the past two decades into one of this county’s most ingenious, audacious and though-provoking artists.
Here is another batch of new books requested by the CSAD lecturers. They are currently on the New Book Display in the Library and will be available for loan from 1 November 2014.