Category Archives: Architecture

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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Architecture & Interior Design: New Books

Biomimicry in Architecture. Serpentine Pavilion Summer Houses 2016.

drawing out the interior. context + environment. Form and Structure in Interior Architecture

The Iconic Interior 1900 to the present. Interior Design: Close Up

New at Llandaff – follow the links to the library catalogue to read more about them.

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New Books

 

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A History of Interior Design: John Pile & Judith Gura 747.09 PIL

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Architectural Drawing: David Dernie 720.284 DER

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Interior Design: Jenny Gibbs 747.023 GIB

 

Currently on display – 2nd floor Llandaff Library

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New Books and DVDs: Architecture . . . and Ceramics

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Cino Zucchi: by Francesca Serrazanetti and MatteoSchubert.  This book, collecting sketches, maquettes, project drawings and notional references from architecture to science or music intermingled in graphic narratives, composes a highly autobiographical and layered manifesto. Theoretical ideas and architectural practice coexist systematically, tracing out Cino Zucchi’s scientific and personal profile (from publisher’s website).

Architects of the Divine: The First Gothic Age. DVD Medieval historian Dr. Janina Ramirez looks back to a time when British craftsmen and their patrons created a new form of architecture…

Grayson Perry’s Dream House. DVD Documentary which charts the creation of Grayson Perry’s riskiest and most personal public artwork of his career: a loving tribute and celebration of his homeland of Essex inspired by his life and the people he grew up among …’A House for Essex’ was commissioned by Alain de Botton’s Living Architecture project.

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George Ohr: The Greatest Art Potter on Earth

Ten Japanese Potters and a Tea Ceremony

Troubleshooting for Potters

Phil Rogers: a portfolio

 

These new items are currently on display on the 2nd floor of Llandaff Library. Available to browse until 9th March after which time they may be borrowed. If you would like to place a reservation, please follow the links to the library catalogue.

 

 

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Print journals keep coming: The Architectural Review (ar)

Tomá Berlanda looks at a clinic in Turkana, Kenya,  designed and built by ten MIT students, under the leadership of José Selgas and Ignacio Peydro: “Neo-colonialism is an urgent issue but one which most of the profession is ill-prepared to interrogate”.

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Austin Williams reports on an intervention in one of Beijing’s labyrinthine hutongs: “While there is a still a lot of dross being designed and built in China, the recent wave of liberated architectural students are now armed with more imaginative, thoughtful and critical ideas”

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Visit Print Journals to find something imaginative, thoughtful and critical.

Follow the blue signs for journals through the learning centre:

Zone 3, Floor 2: A- H

Zone 3, Floor 3: I- Z and archive

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New print journals have arrived!

Lots of exciting new print journals have been arriving in Zone 3 of the library this week. (Follow the blue signs for journals through the learning centre – see map at foot of post.) Browsing the journals is a great way of keeping up to date with upcoming shows, events and research.

TATE Etc

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Tate Etc. uses Tate collections, events and projects as starting points to explore the visual arts scene on an international scale. In the current issue there is a fascinating article about Lancashire-born artist Leonora Carrington, ahead of a show of her work at Tate Liverpool 6th March – 31st May 2015.

“She composed texts in three languages, was ambidextrous, and could write with both hands simultaneously backwards and forwards.”

 

Ceramic Review

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“Ceramic review is a bi-monthly journal for potters, students, enthusiasts and collectors. Included in this issue is Deiniol Williams, who once dug his clay from his parent’s Welsh farm; John Ward reveals how the Preseli mountains’ outcrops and strata on Welsh beaches are a constant stimulus, and Alan Parris takes students through an exciting open –air firing of Raku ware.”

 

a + u – Architecture & Urbanism

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a+u – Architecture & Urbanism – is an architectural magazine in Japanese and English that provides information on architecture around the globe to a global readership. This month’s edition explores 25 Projects in Latin America. One of these projects is Germán del Sol, Hotel Remota in Patagonia, Chile.

A+U Hotel Remota

Follow the blue signs for journals through the learning centre: 

Zone 3, Floor 2: A- H

Zone 3, Floor 3: I- Z and archive.

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