Do take a look at this month’s Creative Review which celebrates 150 years of the London Underground.
“The history of the London Underground is the history of visual communications. We celebrate 150 years of the tube in CR March, where you can read about the evolution of the world-famous roundel, the Underground’s own instantly recognisable typeface, its long tradition of great posters, platform art, maps, much and more…”
Creative Review can also be accessed online through Art Full Text – follow this link to the e journals A – Z , search for Creative Review then follow the link.
You may also find these books of interest … London Undergound Maps: Art, Design and Cartography, London’s Underground Stations: A Social and Architectural Study, Underground Art: London Transport Poster, 1908 to the present, Mr Beck’s Underground Map and the DVD Design Classics
There’s just one more day left to see the Self-Study Display in Howard Gardens Library which features many different aspects of Berlin. There is a selection of books, journals and DVDs on topics such architecture, art, culture, history, politics, modernism & museums. These can be seen on display until 15th February when they will be available to borrow. Here’s the list of titles – just follow the link to take you to the library catalogue – where the books and DVDs can be reserved.
5X Berlin by Cyan, ATAK, Anschlaege et.al.. Berlin: A Guide to Recent Architecture by Duane Phillips Berlin Art Now by Mark Gisbourne; photographs by Jim Rakete Berlin in the Twenties: Art and Culture, 1918-1933 by Rainer Metzger Berlin Modernism by Alfred Englert Berlin: The Politics of Order, 1737-1989 Jewish Museum: Berlin by Daniel Libeskind Making of Alex: Berlin Alexanderplatz. Urban Art Stories Olaf Metzel, Gerd Rohling, Ina Barfuss, Thomas Wachweger: Berlin Rainer Fetting, Berlin The New Berlin: Memory, Politics, Place by Karen E. Till Urban Art Photography by Jurgen Grosse The Berlin Secession: Modernism and its Enemies in Imperial Germany DVDs: Berlin Alexanderplatz. Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder Olympic Architecture: After the Circus Leaves Town
Burlington magazine is now available to view electronically. Follow the links on the E Journals A-Z list here to take you to recent issues. Archived journals from 1903 up to 2006 can also be accessed through JSTOR Arts & Sciences Archive Collection.
Please make a little time to check out a fashion database we have for a month’s trial until the end of May.
• It is called The Vogue Archive and comprises all the pages of all the American Vogue US edition from 1892-present as a fully searchable database.
• Images are reproduced in high-resolution colour page by page.
• More than 400,000 pages are included, constituting a treasure trove of the work from the greatest designers, photographers, stylists and illustrators of the 20th and 21st centuries.
• Vogue is a unique record of American and international popular culture that extends beyond fashion.
Key Subject Areas are
• Media and culture
• Popular culture
Let Catherine Drake or Jenny Godfrey know what you think of it and whether it would be of use to courses here at Cardiff Met.
Here is the link.
(Image courtesy of Bridgeman Education )