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Artists’ Books in March

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In this blog throughout March we have featured all 37 new titles donated by Ron King and recently added to the collection.  The display of these books in the ground floor area of Llandaff Library will continue during April.  From May onwards they will be held in the Special Collections room. Workshops can be arranged to see them, and the wider collection, more closely. Just give a ring or email the library if you would like to book a workshop. Do scroll back through the web posts and follow links for more information about each title.

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High Tension (detail) by Philip Zimmermann

 

Tom Martin (CSAD Print) has been working with students this month on an artists’ books project which included a workshop with the artists’ books in our Special Collections.  The students have explored a wide variety of printing methods and have bound their finished work. We are looking forward to exhibiting these books here in the library next term. Keep an eye on our blog for information.

 

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Artists’ Books: ‘E.A.’ Series

In addition to those books already featured in this blog, there are six more in this series held within the Artists’ Books Collection. Each  artists’ proof has been created for exhibitions held at Alain Buyse’s workshop in Lille from 1989 to 1992. All are A5 size with simple cardboard covers.

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E.A.9 La passion du jaune de Naples & de bien d’autre chose by Paul-Armand Gette

E.A.10 Décentralisation by Jacques Villeglé

E.A.11 Frottis by Magali Claude

E.A.12 Le zebre a line: version mystique by Gérard Duchêne

E.A.13 Catalogue des armes et instruments de la manufacture D. N.: fascicule 1 by Gilbert Lascault and Daniel Nadaud

E.A.14 Poisson rouge by Pierre Tilman

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Artists’ Books: E.A.8 ‘La tenue de soirée n’est pas de rigueur’

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E.A.8 “La tenue de soirée n’est pas de rigueur” by Gérard Duchêne

Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same title held at Galerie Epreuve d’Artiste, Lille, opening 24 Nov 1990

 

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Artists’ Books: E.A.7 ‘Photographie’

159 E A 7E.A. 7  “Photographie” by Jean-Philippe Mattern

Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at Galerie Epreuve d’Artiste, Lille, opening on Friday 28 Sept. 1990.

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Artists’ Books: Weproductions Editions 1999 – 2010

Illiers Combray by Helen Douglas and Zoë Irvine is an award winning book held in the Artists’ Books Collection in Cardiff Met’s Llandaff Library. Published in 2004. Read more  by following the link to the library catalogue or on the publisher’s website here.

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New to the collection . . .

 

147 8 MINS

8Minutes by Telfer Stokes 2002. “The title 8 Minutes refers to the time it takes light from the sun to reach Earth . . . ”

148 Unravelling the Ripple

Unravelling the Ripple

by Helen Douglas, pocketbooks, Edinburgh, 2001. “This book could be bound as a circle, the pages like spokes on a wheel . . .”

149 Last Day in Kas

Last Day in Kas

by Helen Douglas, Nexus Press in collaboration with Weproductions, 2001. “Last Day in Kas gathers the temporal and particular within the poignancy of a last day. . . .”

 

Weproductions Editions 1999 – 2010

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Artists Books: Red Square Series

“What started as a series of red and square sized books 15cms x15cms now loosely refers to the books produced between 1989 and 1998. The development has been to a fuller use of layered colour on the one hand and a calligraphic use of line on the other. Movement as a theme of momentum is explored in travel and in dance” taken from Weproductions website www.weproductions.com/redsquare.html

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Ajar (A History of Burnt Pans) by Telfer Stokes and Vsevolod Nekrasov 1991 is a title already held in the Artists’ Books Collection.

New additions to the collection at Cardiff Met are . . .

152 Between the Two

‘Between the Two’ by Helen Douglas, 1997

150 Song of the Thrush

‘Song of the Thrush’ by Telfer Stokes 1998

151 Desire

‘Desire (The Collective Unconscious)’ by Telfer Stokes 1989

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Artists’ Books: Weproductions

We have nine new additions to our Artists’ Books collection from Weproductions. Taken from their website:

Weproductions publications are a paradigm of a generation of artists’ books characterised by unlimited editions, paperback format and offset printing.

Produced by Telfer Stokes and Helen Douglas, the publications demonstrate an exploration of book form to structure visual narrative.

The imprint Weproductions was established by Telfer Stokes in 1971 and joined by Helen Douglas in 1974. In 1976 it moved from London to Deuchar Mill, Scotland, where a printing press was set up in 1979.

After two decades of in-house printing and working with small presses in the States, the late ’90s and 2000s brought about new changes: returning to the use of commercial offset printers for larger multiple editions and the introduction of small hand printed digital editions. Douglas continues to make and publish from Deuchar Mill: her e-scroll The Pond at Deuchar has recently been published by Tate.”

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MIM – on the subject of mimicry – is one of five books in Weproductions’ Millboard Series. Written by Helen Douglas and published in 1986 in an edition of 600, the book is printed using off-set litho and explores splicing and overlay of imagery and print.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Paperback Series was published between 1972 & 1978. “Locating the book as structured place with the use of photography, the artists investigate imagery in relation to the page and the book format to develop new ways of reading” http://weproductions.com/paperback.html

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This series includes Passage (1972) and Spaces (1974), both by Telfer Stokes. Read more about these books on the publisher’s website or by following the links to the library catalogue.

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