pop-up, pop-out, unfold, reveal

From a reproduction of the Victorian pop-up Lothar Meggendorfer’s International Circus to Charlotte Biszewski’s 2014 ‘Le circ’, Cardiff Met’s Special Collections house many books that only reveal their secrets when opened and unfolded.

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This display can be seen on the ground floor of Llandaff Library and features the following work:

TALLER LENATEROS: Bolom Chon, Charlotte BISZEWSKI Le circ, Joyeb & Moyna CHITRAKAR: Tsunami, Young-Ju CHOI: Daily Express, Alex CZINZEL: Secret Exclusive Shame, Kate FARLEY: Inside Out, FRANTIC-HAM & contributors: Franticham’s Assemblage Box No 6, Katsumi KOMAGATA: Little Tree, Yeon Ock LEE, A place to go to feel the beauty of nothingness, Angela Lorenz: The Theater of Nature or Curiosity Filled the Cabinet, Andrew MALONE: The Observer’s Book of the Larger British Moths, Lothar MEGGENDORFER: International Circus, Sarah NICHOLLS: Tell the Bees, Billy O’CALLAGHAN: Staring at our Sun, Joanna ROBSON: Dracula’s Crossing, Dieter ROTH: 2 Bilderbücher Dieter Roth Collected Works Vol. 1, Christine TACQ: “Hatbox” A Storm of Stars, Jo WILSON: Happy Birthday Matchbox and Beside the Sea.

To arrange a visit to see the Artists’ Books Collection, or other items in our Special Collections, please email SpecialCollections@cardiffmet.ac.uk

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More new books . . . .

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Currently on display and available to borrow.

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Architecture: new books

Better Buildings, Richard Partington &Simon Bradbury. Future Schools: Innovative Design for Existing and New Buildings, Nick Mirchandani & Sharon Wright (ed). Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-Term Change, Mike Lydon & Anthony Garcia.Eco-minimalism: the antidote to eco-bling, Howard Liddell. Imagine Architecture: Artistic Visions of the Urban Realm. Zaha Hadid: Early Paintings and Drawings.

Available to borrow now: currently on display on the 2nd floor of Llandaff Library. Follow the links to the library catalogue to read more about them.

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From Hockney to Perry to Rego . . . and more . . . new books:

Paula Rego – dancing ostriches : from Disney’s ‘Fantasia’ 1995

You say you want a revolution? : records and rebels 1966-1970

Crossing the circle : Philippe Vandenberg

Grayson Perry by Jacky Klein

Paula Rego: paintings & etchings from the 1980s

Suzanne Treister – HFT the gardener

A history of pictures : from the cave to the computer screen. David Hockney

Currently on display – these books can be borrowed now.

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New books . . . . .

After Caravaggio, Michael Fried. Visual Impact, Liz McQuiston. Etel Adnan, The Weight of the World. Print and Pattern in Nature, Bowie StyleTight Rope Walk, Barry Schwabsky. Past Futures, Sarah J Montross. Rubber Stamping, Stephen Fowler. Venice and Antiquity, Patricia Fortini Brown. Magnus Plessen: Riding the Image. Real Deal Comix, Lawrence Hubbard & H P McElwee.

These books are currently on display and may be borrowed now. Follow the links to the library catalogue MetSearch to read more about them.

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New books

An eclectic mix of new books received this week, currently on display:

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Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World 745.2 MCG      Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema 791.4309 GUN       Jimmie Durham: at the center of the world 709.2 DUR

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Anthony Froshaug Typography & texts/ Documents of a life  686.22092 FRO      Cut and Fold Paper Textures 736.98 JAC      Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art 1905-2016 791.43 ILE

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Bio Art: Altered Realities 701.05 MYE     Come Together: The Rise of Cooperative Art and Design  700.6 SPA     The Enigmatic Body 700 SCH

These books are currently on display and may be borrowed now. Follow the links to the library catalogue MetSearch to read more about them.

 

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Special Collections drop-in sessions

Special Collections drop-in

No need to book – open to all staff and students.  If you would like to find out more or arrange a visit or a group workshop at a different time, please email SpecialCollections@cardiffmet.ac.uk

The Special Collections are also open to members of the public by appointment.

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