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Artists’ Books . . . some interesting journals

Here are a few journal articles of interest in relation to works and artists featured this month in

‘A blog a day – artists’ books – the Ron King d0nation’.

Weproductions Forty Years and Counting by Brandon Graham, Journal of Artists Books , Fall 2011, Issue 30, p30-37, 8p. The article considers several notable books from the influential and respected imprint, Weproductions, including “Chinese Whispers,” “Clinkscale,” and “Back to Back.” An elaboration on the 40 year history of the imprint since it was begun by its founder Telfer Stokes in 1971, who was later joined by Helen Douglas in 1974, is presented. Other Weproductions books considered include “Wild Wood,” “Last Days of Kas,” “Illiers Combray,” and “A Venetian Brocade.”

Between the Two by Cathy Courtney, Art Monthly , May 1998, Issue 216, p51-52, 2p. An interview with the artist Helen Douglas. Douglas discusses a range of topics regarding her new book Between the Two, including her handling of the camera, the book’s natural imagery, its absence of text and the quality of calligraphic line that she found through using the camera, and the contrast between the book’s red, velvety covers and the black-and-white imagery inside.

     

Telfer Stokes, Journal of Artists Books; Fall 99, Issue 12, p5-8, 4p. . . . Telfer Stokes discusses the artist’s books he has produced. From the outset, Stokes wanted to establish the way in which books worked. His first book, PASSAGE (1972) included a sequence documenting the construction of a corner of a room over the existing corner. This process of construction involving the existing shape of an open book continued in CHINESE WHISPERS, REAL FICTION, and THE BOOK. The books REAL FICTION, MIM, and YOUNG MASTERS & MISSES, however, no longer depended on the development of each page representing another step in the sequential visual narrative, but involved visual narratives where each page contained similar elements but featured different combinations every time.

King of the Press by Paula Carson, Creative Review; March 1997, Vol. 17, p43-46, 4p. The work of Ron King, founder of Circle Press publishers in 1966, is discussed. Anansi Company, a lively, exuberant wire puppet book based on a series of Jamaican songs and stories, is one of King’s most celebrated pieces of work. King wanted the book to feature puppets that could be removed from the book and played with. He pressed the puppets into handmade rag paper; the paper was dampened and molded, leaving niches in which the puppets could be placed.

Some other journals titles available through Cardiff Met with news and features about artists’ book . . . .

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The Art Book

Artforum International

Blue Notebook

Book 2.0

Printmaking Today

Word and Image

Use the Journal A – Z here to locate the print and electronic journals. Many articles can be found by searching within the database Art Full Text here.

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Artists’ Books: Philip Zimmermann

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Using Electronic Journals . . .

We have two new books in the artists’ books collection by Philip Zimmermann: ‘High Tension’ and ‘Civil Defense’. I was able to research these works and the artist by using the library catalogue SUMMON to access electronic journals.

blog online catalogue v3The Blue Notebook: journal for artists’ books launched in October 2006 as a peer-reviewed journal, published twice a year. It is published in two formats: an online colour version and print in black and white. Cardiff Met subscribes to both. To see the print version visit the journals area of the library on the 2nd floor of zone three, otherwise access the full colour version online. In Volume 8 No.2 published in April 2014 you can find this excellent article: Tension, Style, and the Modern Psyche. A Stylistic Analysis of Philip Zimmermann’s ‘High Tension’ by Alison Gibbons.

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For Philip Zimmermann’s commentary on this work, a video and more images visit http://spaceheat.com/books/high-tension

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Crafts Interview: Working on the Land – Philippa Lawrence

The July/August issue of Crafts magazine, available at Howard Gardens and Llandaff libraries, features an interview with CSAD Senior Lecturer Pip Lawrence. 

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If you can’t wait to get in to the library to read the paper copy, you can access Crafts online by searching the e journals A-Z here

In addition, Pip will be taking part in an exhibition at Salts Mill, West Yorkshire: Cloth & Memory{2}. A total of 23 emerging and established international artists have created site-specific works inspired by, and in response to, the World Heritage site.  The exhibition runs from the 18th August – 3rd November 2013. More information on the Cloth & Memory website.

The catalogue for this exhibition is on order for the library.  If you would like to know more about the extraordinary site of the exhibition at Saltaire, this 50 minute DVD: The Story of Saltaire, can be borrowed from Howard Gardens Library.

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Drawing in Between

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To complement the upcoming seminar at Howard Gardens, ‘Drawing in Between’, there is currently a special display of books, journals and DVDs on the subject of drawing in Howard Gardens Library – in the Self Study area near the issue desk. Do please call in and browse the collection. These items will be on display for the next month, and will be available to borrow from Monday 24th June.

Books include the newly acquired Making and Drawing by Kyra Cane, one of the featured speakers at the seminar. Also On Line: drawing through the 20th century, by Cornelia H Butler and Catherine de Zegher,  Drawing: The Enactive Evolution of the Practitioner by Patricia Cain, Berger on Drawing by John Berger and Firing Thoughts: exploring the relationship between ceramics and drawing . There are also books about traditional drawing techniques, drawing for architecture and fashion, through to CAD drawing.

DVDs displayed are the BBC programmes Imagine: From Pencils to Pixels and The Secret of Drawing. Cave drawings come to light in Lascaux and in Connecting Lines, 25 artists talk about drawing.

There are also examples of Journal articles, such as Blueprints: Sound Recordings of Experimental Drawings from a 2001 issue of Leonardo, and an issue of Leonardo from 1991 features an article describing the work of Karen Frimkess Wolff: Drawing with Sound. Of particular interest, the peer reviewed journal, The Journal of Visual Art Practice, has a whole issue (Volume 11 Number 1, 2012) devoted to drawing, one of the articles – Drawing Into Practice – is by Natasha Mayo another of the seminar’s speakers. Electronic versions of these articles are also available by searching the e-journal a-z and follow the links.

And if you haven’t ventured into the area of electronic books – do take a look – for example  Drawing: The Purpose and Force: Character Design from Life Drawing which can be accessed through the library catalogue.

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Free Access to Cambridge Journals

Cambridge Journals are giving free access to their entire 2012 journal content for the next 6 weeks!

From 22nd January – 5th March, all content published in 2012 will be available free online.  To take advantage of the wealth of free material simply register using the online registration form using the following offer code:

OFFERCOD3

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 Many and varied topic areas are available:

Cultural Studies . . .  Music and Performance . . . Literary Studies . . . Philosophy . . . Materials Reserach . . . Medieval Studies . . . Environmental Sciences . . . History . . . Engineering  and more.

 

 

 

 

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Ceramic Review

See the current journal display in Howard Gardens Library for the Nov/Dec issue of Ceramic Review. Highlights include:

The Landscape of Wales: A special look at the work of several Welsh makers, whose ceramics reflect the dramatic scenery and history of Wales. Moira Vincentelli reveals the innate bond between maker and place, taking pleasure in work of contemporary studio potters who endeavour to make a connection with their surroundings.

Selected Nuances: Sara Moorhouse suggests that ceramists employ an abstracted view of landscape.

A Potter in Paradise: Duncan Ayscough enjoys a week at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

For more details of articles in this issue visit the Ceramic Review website.  To access an online version of this and issues from 1997 – 2012, use the Cardiff Met Electronic Library. Search for Ceramic Review on the e-journal A-Z page and follow the Art Full Text link.

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