Category Archives: Images

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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For Pancake Day: The Pancake Woman

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library. “The Pancake Woman” New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 9, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/709100e9-1206-0634-e040-e00a18061947

 

The New York Public Library (NYPL) has made over 180,000 copyright-cleared digitised items available as high-resolution downloads…

Read more about this rich collection on the ARLIS (UK & Ireland Art Libraries Society)   blog here.

 

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Luscious Lights and Decorated Domes – Frame magazine

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The May/June edition of Frame magazine is an opulent, tactile affair. Frame shows us the potential of what it calls “the great indoors” showcasing contemporary interior design from around the globe. The magazine focuses on photos and drawings with the the story behind each design being written in easy-to-understand, down-to-earth English.  The current edition shows us (amongst other things) two very different but equally submersive interiors in the works of Liz West and Elise Morin.

 

Lighten Up

 

Liz West’s light art installation Your Colour Perception in the Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces Federation House in Manchester, saturates the space with artificial chromatic light. The artist says she is interested in “creating illusions and in making people question what they are really looking at.”

 

Play it again, Elise

 

Paris-based artist Elise Morin has conjured a multimedia event out of piles of old CDs and inflatable domes. The installation, Waste Landscape #4, turns an old swimming pool turned cultural centre in Slovakia into a scaly landscape. Each installation is a “social event”. For this work volunteers from the local jail helped attach the 180,000 CDs to the inflatable domes by hand. Lighting design and a specially made soundscape accompanied the structures.

 

mapllandaffFollow 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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World Book Day

Use your school library, 1939 (colour litho)

‘Use your school library’, 1939 (colour lithograph) American School

Image courtesy of Bridgeman Education

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Selvedge print journal – embroidering the truth

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Mothers of Africa

A display of image rich library resources can still be seen on the second floor of Zone 3 in the Library at Llandaff.

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Whilst they have been assembled to support the Textiles Mothers of Africa project, these could be of interest to all students, and will be displayed until Friday 12th December.

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Guy Fawkes: searching for images

 

Children carrying a 'Guy Fawkes' on Bonfire Night (sepia photo)

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.

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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

‘Guy Fawkes Night’ gauche on paper. Image courtesy of Bridgeman Education

 

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