Sepia photograph of children carrying a ‘Guy Fawkes’ on bonfire night courtesy of Bridgeman Education
Just as with icebergs, the bulk of resources available through our library are largely out of direct view. The books and journals that you see on the shelves are simply the tip of the iceberg. Electronic books, journals and vast databases can be accessed through the library pages on the staff and student portals. Follow the quick link to the electronic library. Here you can search the catalogue for books, databases, journals and so on, and also for images.
One such search for Guy Fawkes resulted in links to Bridgeman Education and the images on this page. Just make sure you are logged in on your computer as a student or staff member of Cardiff Met to access this wonderful resource.
‘Guy Fawkes Night’ gauche on paper. Image courtesy of Bridgeman Education
The books on the current self-study display in Howard Gardens library all feature maps in various guises. They are on display until Wednesday 27th November, after which time they can be borrowed – or you may wish to use the library catalogue to reserve a copy.
Map of the world, from a manuscript of a Commentary on the Apocalypse, written c.787 and copied c.1109 in the Monastery of Silos, Burgos, Spain (litho)
The image is from Bridgeman Education which is a complete visual resource offering over 530,000 digital images of art, history and culture from global museums, galleries, private collections and contemporary artists all copyright cleared for educational use.
Josef Albers’ Interaction of Colour was first published in 1963.
To mark the 50th anniversary of this landmark book, Yale University Press, the publisher of the original edition, has released the “Interaction of Color” app for the iPad, offering a fresh way to engage with Albers’ lessons. To read more about Josef Albers and his work, visit the YUP site.
Otherwise, call in to the library, where you will find more recent editions of this work, as well as other titles such as ‘Painting on Paper: Josef Albers in America’, and ‘Josef & Anni Albers: Designs for Living’ . Full details can be found in the library catalogue by following the links.
Image: Homage to the Square – Aglow, 1963 (oil on board) by Josef Albers, courtesy of Bridgeman Education
Three Daffodils. Photogram by Angela Easterling
Image courtesy of Bridgeman Education
Bridgeman Education is a complete visual resource offering over 410,000 images sourced directly from museums, galleries, private collections and contemporary artists all copyright cleared for educational use. Cardiff Met users can browse our unique archive and access images in teaching, learning, study and research.
Image of the week . . . . . .
‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ the original artwork (gouache on paper) for the children’s book Jack and Jill. Lent to Bridgman Education for scanning by the Illustration Art Gallery.
To complement the current Fine Art trip to Berlin, the new self-study display in Howard Gardens Library is on the theme of Berlin. Books, DVDs and Journals from the collection are on display and will be available for loan from 15th February.
Images courtesy of Bridgeman Education
Summer holidays may be here – but we are still open!
The Seaside in the Rain by Paul Klee, 1913 (image courtesy of Bridgeman Education) watercolour on paper laid down on board
from Monday 18th June we are open
Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm
but closed for lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm
(we are closed evenings and weekends and Bank Holiday Monday 27th August)