February 6th – one hundred years on from the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which granted some women the right to vote.
‘The Suffragette’, 1912 (colour litho), English School, (20th century) / Museum of London, UK / Bridgeman Images. A poster promoting the newspaper of the Women’s Social and Political Union; Joan of Arc was seen as the patron saint of the suffragettes.
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AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN TRAVEL
a monthly photographic zine by Chiara Ambrosio
“As Far As The Eye Can Travel is a paper Wunderkammer that gathers together geographies of the mind, topographies of the soul and physical excavations: curious chance encounters, moments of discovery, unexpected revelations that will surprise, enchant and spark uncharted flights of the imagination as far as the eye can- and will- travel.
It is a magnifying glass through which to look at the real world anew and reveal all the magic and wonder that lies within it …”
Follow this link to read the full article about this fabulous set of books we now have in our Artists’ Books Collection at Llandaff. Bought from the equally fabulous bookartbookshop!
New books currently on display on the top floor of Llandaff Library
“We want to claim back the word ‘craft’!! We are staging a run of ‘in conversations’ with Art Historian Dr. Jonathan Clarkson in our ceramics archive calling upon the history of ceramics research at Cardiff to identify intersections between ceramics and art with our MA’s hopefully running a little like this . . .”
Dr. Natasha Mayo discussing ‘Sloppy Craft’
Dr. Jon Pigott discussing ‘Crafting Technology’
Theo Humpheries discussing ‘Crafting Humour’
Claire Curneen discussing ‘Crafting Narratives’
Dr. Martyn Woodward ‘The Anthropology of Craft
Delighted that these events will be held in our Special Collections room using material from the Ceramics Collections and Archives.
Three newly acquired titles from this series are currently on display and can be borrowed now. Hover over each image to see where they will be shelved.
From textiles, to painting to design and more. These new books are currently on display.
New book on display: The Anatomy of Colour by Patrick Baty
The Anatomy of Colour is the definitive book on the use of colour and paint in interior decoration over a 300-year period. Drawing on his huge specialist archive, historian and paint expert Patrick Baty traces the evolution of pigments and paint colours together with colour systems and standards, and examines their impact on the colour palettes used in interiors from 1650 to 1960. He first charts the creation in paint of the common and expensive colours made from traditional earth pigments between 1650 to 1799. Next he examines the emergence of colour systems and standards and their influence on paint colours together with the effect of industrialized production on the texture and durability of paints. Alongside the authoritative and revealing text are specially commissioned photographs of pages from rare colour books.
Throughout the book reproductions of interiors from home decor books, highlighting the distinctive colour trends and styles of painting particular to each period, accompany the in-depth analysis of the history of colour and the development and use of paint colours in interior design.