There’s a great display of books on the 2nd floor of Llandaff library, handpicked by your lecturers for the current CSAD Level 5 Illustration project . . . here’s a virtual display, but even better that you drop into the library and browse the actual books.
Fifty Years of Illustration: This book charts contemporary illustrations rich history: the rampant idealism of the 1960s, the bleak realism of the 1970s, the over-blown consumerism of the 1980s, the digital explosion of the 1990s, followed by the increasing diversification of illustration in the early twenty-first century.
The Society of Illustrators 55th Annual of Illustration
Inspiration of Book: Redefine your notion of what a book can be with Inspiration of Book, a collection of over 150 of the most imaginative and innovative books ever made. Some of the books within are crafted from outlandish materials, such as wood, fabric, coconuts or clam shells; others are designed in a way that is counter-intuitive to how most of us envision a book, like books with glow-in-the-dark pages, Snoop Dogg’s smokeable book and the world’s first fully edible book. These books provoke the senses, inspire memories and stimulate our emotions.
Crafting Narrative: Story telling through objects and making.
Pen & Ink: Tatoos & the stories behind them Do Hu Suh Drawings
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.
100 Illustrators Culled from the ‘Illustration Now’ series, this is a selection of today’s most successful and important illustrators from around the globe.
Lolita: The Story of a Cover Girl
This is the first book to consider the controversial cover of the most notorious and acclaimed novel of the 20th century, Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. It pairs essays by well-known design critics with a rich gallery of 60 brand-new Lolita covers, commissioned by leading book designers especially for this project.
Hand Made Illustration
‘Hand Made Illustration’ brings together the work of some of the most innovative, original, and creative illustrators from around the world, all of whom have one thing in common – a love of using traditional methods to creat their own unique works.
Modern Vintage Illustration
A survey of modern illustration that uses older styles of artistic expression to evoke a sense of another time and place. These vintage-style illustrations play with the past, subvert it on occasion, but always feel fresh.
See and read more about these new books on the current new book display on the 2nd floor of Llandaff library – available to view and reserve until 6th February, after which time they can be borrowed.
Granny alphabet / photographs by Tim Walker ; illustrated by Lawrence Mynott
Artist-photographer Tim Walker has won a cult following for his flamboyant, lavishly staged and surrealist fashion photography. Now he brings his unique brand of very British fantasia to a subject close to his and all our hearts: grandmothers. Pour yourself a cup of tea and step into an enchanted realm, where twinkling Miss Marple-types elope to Egypt in head-to-toe tartan, or jet off to Mars on a flying saucer.
Approach the CSAD building in Llandaff, enter, turn left and go through the double doors. On your right you will see a glass display cabinet – the In Gallery. During this week you have the chance to see some of the library’s wonderful collection of artists’ books.
Here are the books with links to the library catalogue where you can read more about them.
5 years set adrift by Henry Ireland
No-one go home by Reijo Karkkainen
Bolom Chon by Ambar Past
Happy birthday matchox by J Wilson
Collection 2 by Philippa Wood
The first also by Philippa Wood
The tyger by Lynda Landers (William Blake)
Tsunami by Joydeb and Moyna Chitrakar
THE IN GALLERY features weekly exhibitions of work by staff, students and guests of CSAD/Cardiff Metropolitan University. This has been curated by Emma Harry, Third Year Illustration student, CSAD.
More artists’ books can be seen throughout zone 1 of the library: on the ground floor and also in the Special Collections room on the second floor.