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Karel Martens printed matter\drukwerk

A new addition to the collection at Llandaff Library is Karel Martens’ Printed Matter

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“The work of Karel Martens occupies an intriguing place in the present European art-and-design landscape. Martens can be placed in the tradition of Dutch modernism – in the line of figures such as Piet Zwart, H.N. Werkman, Willem Sandberg. Yet he maintains some distance from the main developments of our time: from both the practices of routinized modernism and of the facile reactions against this. His work is both personal and experimental. At the same time, it is publicly answerable. Over the now 50 years of his practice, Martens has been prolific as a designer of books. He has also made contributions in a wide range of design commissions, including stamps, coins, signs on buildings. Intimately connected with this design work has been his practice as an artist. This started with geometric and kinetic constructions, and was later developed in work with the very material of paper; more recently he has been making relief prints from found industrial artefacts. This book looks for new ways to show and discuss the work of a designer and artist, and is offered in the same spirit of experiment and dialogue that characterizes the work it presents”. From the publisher – Hyphen Press – website.

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This is a reference only book, which cannot be borrowed, but if you would like to read it in the library it can be found on the new books display until 9th November and then on the shelves at  741.6092 MAR

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Animation & Graphic Communication

Our new books display features an array of new titles for Graphic Communication and Animation.

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These will be on display until 9th November, after which time they may be borrowed. Visit the library catalogue MetSearch to find out more about them, or to reserve a copy.

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New Books

 Books on books . . . .

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In praise of beautiful books: British artists’ book makers and fine presses

Abecederia  Artist’s book. Alphabet book and graphic novel

 The book on books on artists’ books by Arnaud Desjardin

 Multiple signatures: on designers, authors, readers and users

 

Graphic Communication . . . .

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Poster design: big size visuals. Editor, concept and project director Jose Maria Minguet

The field guide to typography: typefaces in the urban landscape by Peter Dawson

Nai¨ve: modernism and folklore in contemporary graphic design

 

 

 On display on the 2nd floor at Llandaff Library until 23rd January. They can be reserved using the library catalogue SUMMON.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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