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New Books

Do check out the displays around the library of new books – many of which are on the 2nd floor of Llandaff Library.

Bradbury

Mid-Century Modern Complete (745.2 BRA)

One mighty big read, featured here, is Dominic Bradbury’s Mid Century Modern Complete from Thames & Hudson . . .

“This definitive survey of one of the most popular, collectable and dynamic periods of international design offers a rich overview of all aspects of the subject. Mid-century furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, textiles, product design, industrial design, graphics and posters are covered, as well as architecture and interior design, exemplifying post-war optimism and energy, use of innovative and affordable materials and forms of mass manufacture, and newly developed precepts of ‘good design’.

Nearly 100 major and influential creators of the mid-century period are highlighted, whether based in Scandinavia, Western Europe, America, Japan, Brazil or Australia. They include icons such as Saul Bass, Robin Day, Charles and Ray Eames, Marimekko, Isamu Noguchi, Dieter Rams, Lucie Rie and Paolo Venini, as well as architects Alvar Aalto, Philip Johnson, Richard Neutra and Oscar Niemeyer.

An additional illustrated dictionary features hundreds more key mid-century designers and manufacturers as well as important organisations, schools and movements.

The book showcases both classic designs and mass-produced items as well as little-seen rarities and unusual objets d’art. Complete with thirteen specially commissioned essays by renowned experts and over 1,000 mainly colour illustrations, it is a must-have for any design aficionado, collector or reader seeking inspiration for their home”.

All books on display can be borrowed.

 

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From textiles, to painting to design and more. These new books are currently on display.

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New Design Books

New to the library this month is three volume set The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design. These reference books are on the new book display until 14th June after which time they can be found on the shelves at shelfmark 745.403 BLO.

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Wayfinding Design in the Public Environment by Andrew Hodson (741.6 HOD) can also be seen in display.

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More details in the library catalogue Metsearch.

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Design Books

New additions to the library include several design focussed books. These are now featured on the new book display on the 2nd floor of Llandaff Library.

mid century modern

Dominic Bradbury’s ‘Mid-Century Modern Complete’ is a definitive survey of one of the most popular, collectable and dynamic periods of international design. It offers a rich overview of all aspects of the subject, covering furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, textiles, product design, industrial design, graphics and posters, as well as architecture and interior design.

design iconic designs

Design: The Groundbreaking Moments. This book is dedicated to the great ideas and turning points in the history of design. The bentwood chair, Bauhaus furniture, Dieter Ram’s designs for Braun, Apple computers, and Ikea furniture have made their way into homes and offices around the world, but all these objects signify major departures from those that came before – a new way of designing things that, in many cases, we now take for granted. In 20 diverse chapters, this book explores such ‘groundbreaking moments’ in product design.

Iconic Designs: 50 Stories About 50 Things. ‘By returning to the etymological roots of iconicity and showcasing objects which are distinctive, memorable, internationally recognised and the subject of significant media attention, this text addresses what we mean by ‘iconic’ and how that aids our understanding of design and of iconicity….’

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Making design: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum collection by Irma Boom.  Cooper Hewitt possesses one of the most diverse and comprehensive collections of design works in existence, and is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. Featuring more than 900 collection objects selected by its curatorial staff and renowned designer Irma Boom, ‘Making Design’ embodies the most important tenets of the institutions philosophy: transparency of design process, accessibility for all users in its physical and digital manifestations, and cross-discipline connections throughout the collection.

China’s Design Revolution by Lorraine Justice. Justice describes and documents examples of Chinese design and innovation that range from ancient ceramics to communist propaganda posters. She then explores award-winning projects in media, fashion, graphic, interior, and product design.

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New books: patterns, textiles & design

peggy designing patterns richard tuttle Peggy Angus: Designer, Teacher, Painter

Designing Patterns

Richard Tuttle: I don’t know. The Weave of Textile Language

 

 

 

 

 

 

textiles and fashion

Textiles & Fashion: Exploring Printed Textiles, Knitwear, Embroidery, Menswear & Womenswear

The Wallpaper Book

Indian Textiles: The Karun Thakar Collection

History of Design: Decorative Arts & Material Culture 1400 – 2000

 

 

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These new books are currently on display on the 2nd floor of Llandaff library. Follow the links to the library catalogue for more information or to place a reservation. Available to borrow from 24th June.

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21 twenty one : 21 designers for twenty-first century Britain

 

21 twenty one : 21 designers for twenty-first century Britain

This work showcases designers living and working in Britain who have come to prominence since the millenium. Combining interviews with commentary and evaluation, Gareth Williams examines what design means and has meant to Britain and British identity.

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Pictoplasma : the character compendium

Pictoplasma : the character compendium / edited by Peter Thaler and Lars Den

From Pictoplasma, a compendium of character designs that aims to capture the essence of the contemporary scene. In all more than 900 individual characters are featured, by 200 international artists including….

Osian Efnisien

Nick Sheehy

Amanda Visell

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