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Architecture: new books

Better Buildings, Richard Partington &Simon Bradbury. Future Schools: Innovative Design for Existing and New Buildings, Nick Mirchandani & Sharon Wright (ed). Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-Term Change, Mike Lydon & Anthony Garcia.Eco-minimalism: the antidote to eco-bling, Howard Liddell. Imagine Architecture: Artistic Visions of the Urban Realm. Zaha Hadid: Early Paintings and Drawings.

Available to borrow now: currently on display on the 2nd floor of Llandaff Library. Follow the links to the library catalogue to read more about them.

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Architecture & Interior Design: New Books

Biomimicry in Architecture. Serpentine Pavilion Summer Houses 2016.

drawing out the interior. context + environment. Form and Structure in Interior Architecture

The Iconic Interior 1900 to the present. Interior Design: Close Up

New at Llandaff – follow the links to the library catalogue to read more about them.

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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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Two new books . . . .

post pop  Post Pop: East Meets West “…is devoted to the artists who, while influenced by Pop Art, did not become constrained by its core principle; who perceived Pop Art as a method and meta-language, rather than a style”. This publication accompanies the exhibition of the same name held at the Saatchi Gallery from November 2014 – March 2015.

reconnecting cultures  Reconnecting Cultures: The Architecture of Rocco Design: Reconnecting Cultures considers Rocco Design Architects’ approach to the different contexts in which the practice works, by showcasing projects developed both in mainland China and Hong Kong, where different aesthetic and architectural strategies are employed to respond to disparate cultural and physical landscapes.

These are currently on display – with many other lovely new books – on the 2nd floor of Llandaff library.  They’ll be there until 28th October after which time they can be borrowed.  If you follow the links to the library catalogue SUMMON you will be able to reserve them.

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New DVDs on Architecture

This is a selection of new DVDs now on display. They cover diverse subjects within architecture including the tallest buildings in Saudia Arabia and the birth of the skyscraper, the rebuilding of the Reichstag, religious architecture, and the evolution of British architecture. They reflect the breadth of information available on this subject in the library.

Plan and Section of the Roof of King's College Chapel, Cambridge, from 'The History of Cambridge', engraved by J. Bluck (fl.1791-1831), pub. by R. Ackermann, 1815 (colour aquatint)

Plan and Section of the Roof of King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, from ‘The History of Cambridge’, engraved by J. Bluck (fl.1791-1831), pub. by R. Ackermann, 1815 (colour aquatint) – Mackenzie, Frederick (1788 – 1854).

Image courtesy of Bridgeman Education

 

The world turned upside down

Part of a series presented by Dr. Paul Binski which examines Britain’s religious art. In this programme he contrasts the lavish chapel at King’s College Cambridge with much simpler post-Reformation churches in Little Gidding and Leighton

Building sights

Series in which artists, musicians and architects share their appreciation of buildings and architecture

Temples of Suburbia

Part of a series in which art historian Dr Paul Binski examines some of Britain’s most fascinating works of religious art. In this programme he visits Leicester and north London to see some spectacular examples of Hindu and Jain art

Documentary series exploring the architecture of the 20th century and revealing the making of the modern world.

Part 1 The Dream. At the start of the 20th Century, a group of architects believed they could solve the world’s problems with a bright new architecture; poverty, ignorance and disease would be eradicated, buildings would touch the heavens, light and fresh air would bring happiness and efficiency. They thought progress and invention would make the world a better place, but alas, Hitler had other plans.

Part 2 Rebuilding Britain. This programme traces the evolution of architectural style in Britain from the 1920s to the Swinging Sixties and beyond.

Part 3 Back to the Future. At the start of the 20th century the modernists proclaimed that history was dead and they would re-invent the world so that science, technology and progress decided the future. But the modernists owed more to history than they would admit. Dan Cruickshank travels from 2700BC to 1900AD, from ancient Egypt to a country house in the Lake District, to find the future in the past.

Part 4 The Final Frontier. In the early 20th century, modernism set out to change the world; now it is on a mission to save it

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New titles: Spring term 2011/12 Part 3 – Architecture

More titles have been added to the current new book display.  Fifteen new architecture books are displayed on the shelves opposite the new book display and include:

The Great Builders edited by Kenneth Powell

Follow the hyperlinks below to find these further titles  in the library catalogue

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