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.
To complement the current Fine Art trip to Berlin, the new self-study display in Howard Gardens Library is on the theme of Berlin. Books, DVDs and Journals from the collection are on display and will be available for loan from 15th February.
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Day 2 . . . . . .
‘Othello – A Bestiary (with Floral Additions)‘ is a wordless reworking of William Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ as an illustrated collection of common, rare and fabulous animals. In removing the text, Borbonesa presents a deconstructed version of ‘Othello’ in which the storyline is plotted by the guinea-hens, baboons, blind puppies, strawberrues and figs that inhabit the speeches of Shakespeare’s human characters. These faunal and floral forms are arranged in their original sequences so the structure of the play is visually revealed. ‘Othello – A Bestiary (With Floral Additions)’ is illustrated by Ian Whitmore with a foreword by Anna Frewster.
Shadows of Two People by Robert Davies.
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Shadows in film, illustration, painting, photography and more – see the current Self Study Display in the library – available to borrow from 2 March.