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Dress to Impress

The new display of Art and Design books in the Library includes titles that explore the use of felt in the world of Fashion. There are also books that focus on branding and promotion.


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Documents of Contemporary Art Self-study Display

Documents of Contemporary Art Self-study Display

Documents of Contemporary Art Self-study display, Llandaff Library.

A new Self-study display comes to the top floor of Llandaff Library: Documents of Contemporary Art from Whitechapel Gallery is an acclaimed series of anthologies documenting major themes and ideas in contemporary art.

The books will be on display until Monday 9th November and records for them can be found on the Library Catalogue.

“In recent decades artists have progressively expanded the boundaries of art as they have sought to engage with an increasingly pluralistic environment. Teaching, curating and understanding of art and visual culture are likewise no longer grounded in traditional aesthetics but centred on significant ideas, topics and themes ranging from the everyday to the uncanny, the psychoanalytical to the political.

The Documents of Contemporary Art series emerges from this context. Each volume focuses on a specific subject or body of writing that has been of key influence in contemporary art internationally. Edited and introduced by a scholar, artist, critic or curator, each of these source books provides access to a plurality of voices and perspectives defining a significant theme or tendency.” Text taken from inside cover.

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New books

Added to the library collection this week are the following books:

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Panaesthetics: on the unity and diversity of the arts by Daniel Albright

Fresh widow: the window in art since Matisse and Duchamp by Maria Müller-Schareck

The end of the 20th century: the best is yet to come: [a dialogue with the Marx Collection]

The book art of Richard Minsky: my life in book art

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Rituals of rented island: Object Theater, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama by Jay Sanders

The Artist’s House: from workplace to artwork by Kirsty Bell

Continuum of Repair: The Light of Jacob’s Ladder

Travel: Haim Steinbach

All are on display on the 2nd floor of zone 1 at Llandaff until Saturday 7th March.  They can be reserved by following the links to the library catalogue SUMMON.

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We had a great workshop in the Special Collections room in Llandaff Library this morning!  Ten students from the Field module: Collage along with James Green came to see a range of artists’ books.  We also gathered some books from the main collection on the subject of collage and about artists using this medium.

Here are just a few . . . .

Hannah Hoch : 1889-1978 collages

Eduardo Paolozzi: sculpture, drawings, collages and graphics

Karl Blossfeldt: working collages

Paper Spirits: collage portraits by Vladimir Sulyagin

Suspects, smokers, soldiers and salesladies

Geest van papier = Spirit of paper

Richard Meier: collages

Collage, assemblage, and the found object

Cut & paste: 21st-century collage













Collage Techniques: a guide for artists and illustrators

Robert Motherwell: early collages

Max Ernst: collages: the invention of the surrealist universe

Manifesto Collage

About collage: Peter Blake

Collage: the making of modern art

Kurt Schwitters: color and collage


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Exhibition Catalogues – new book display

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Kenneth and Mary Martin: Drawings.

Claerwen James.

Ken Currie: New Work.

Richard Smith: Works on Paper.

See and read more about these new books on the current new book display on the 2nd floor of Llandaff library – available to view and reserve until 6th February, after which time they can be borrowed.

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Art in Wales







It was never going to be straightforward is a compendium of the first 13 years of the g39 project; from the first exhibition that opened on 3 July 1998 to the last that closed on 2 July 2011. It marks the years that the project was based in Wyndham Arcade in Cardiff’s city centre – a location that underwent massive changes while we were there. It used to be the edge of the city – chip shops, sex shops and contemporary art. By the time we left it was the heart of the city’s retail district – boutiques, restaurants and no art … ”

– Anthony Shapland, Chris Brown, 2012








A Companion Guide to the Welsh National Museum of Art “This book takes us through 400 years of art, from sixteenth-century Italian altar pieces, through some 0f Europe’s finest ceramics to modern-day film and video. Featuring 150 works, the book intersperses iconic works by Cezanne, Monet and Renoir with the work of European masters including Canaletto, Gainsborough, Turner and Picasso and great Welsh artists like Richard Wilson, Gwen John and Ceri Richards…”









Bryn Richards a retrospective: 75 years of painting since 1937. Published on the occassion of an exhibition held at Oriel y Bont, University of Glamorgan 2012

See and read more about these new books on the current new book display on the 2nd floor of Llandaff library – available to view and reserve until 6th February, after which time they can be borrowed.

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New books

These are on display until Wednesday 21st  for you to browse, enjoy and reserve if you wish. Follow the links to the catalogue to see more information about each item.

Textiles . . . . .








 Fashion Illustration School                     Stitch, Cloth, Shimmer & Shine


Printmaking . . . .









Hockney Printmaker                            Edvard Munch: A Genious of Printmaking

and also . . . . .


Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye


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Publics and Counterpublics

The Art & Craft of Richard Woods

The Politics of Aesthetics

Troika®, 63-83

How Architecture Works: A Humanist’s Toolkit

Christopher Wood

Art Inc: The Essential Guide for Building your Career as an Artist

Marking Language

The Global Art Compass

Canan Tolon, sidesteps

100 Works of art that will define our age

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