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New books – on the shelves now

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Books added to the collection this week – the numbers at the bottom of each image show where they can be found on the shelves of Llandaff Library.

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Ernst Haeckel

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Art Forms in Nature “The geometric shapes and natural forms, captured with exceptional precision in Ernst Haeckel’s prints, still influence artists and designers to this day…”

Art Forms from the Ocean At the nexus of art and science, this dazzling new edition of Ernst Haeckel’s first work reintroduces the genius of an enigmatic scientist and passionate observer of the natural world…”

    … follow the links to the library catalogue MetSearch to read more.

These two new books at Llandaff Library been found on the shelves at 769.92 HAE

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New Books

Newly arrived this week, these books can be found on the shelves (top floor – Llandaff Library) ready to borrow.

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New to Llandaff’s shelves this week . . .

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by | August 23, 2016 · 10:43 am

Artist’s Book : Helen Douglas

264 Leda and the Swan ii

A new addition to our Artists’ Books Collection in Llandaff Library.

264 Leda and the Swan iv

Helen Douglas, Leda and the Swan. 

184cm x 17.5 cm concertina, comprising of 52 pages (3.5cm x 17.5cm), printed on Chinese Paper, ultra chrome inks. Card end covers. Edition of 30.

Weproductions 2011

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Outdoor Art

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Outdoor Art by Silvia Langen: From Edward James’s surreal sculpture garden Las Pozas in Mexico to Anselm Kiefer’s sprawling studio complex in the French countryside, artists and art collectors are creating outdoor spaces in order to display sculpture and art that is both transformative and powerful. This book is filled with breathtaking photographs of 25 of these spaces from throughout the world – many of which are not open to the public. Captured in brilliant colour, these spaces are populated by works that both enhance and are enhanced by the landscape: rolling hills, mountain lakes, shaded canyons and empty deserts. Readers will discover Anish Kapoor’s startling red steel tube draped across the rolling hills of New Zealand and an enormous pumpkin created by Yayoi Kusama, which sits on a pier overlooking Japan’s Seto Inland Sea. Each park’s concept is based on a unique theme or idea and some of these spaces invite contemplation both spiritual and scientific, while others blend horticultural elements with manmade objects. As large-scale works grow in popularity, these collections – built and designed by entrepreneurs, landscape architects, environmentalists, artists and garden experts – demonstrate the endless possibilities of displaying art in nature’s realm.

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Outdoor Gallery: New York City by Yoav Litvin: ‘Outdoor Gallery’ documents the vibrancy of the diverse contemporary street art environment of New York City. The book predominantly collects the work of New York based artists, running the gamut from old school graffiti writers; to contemporary street artists such as Hellbent and Gaia, and also some international fellow travellers such as Nick Walker. The book features hundreds of pieces of art by 46 different artists. The well-photographed works are accompanied by the artists’ musings on New York, street art and their own processes.

Two new books 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 link to the library catalogue.

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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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