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Self Study Display – Our World Now

This months self study display focuses on the scope of books available on international art held within the library collection. They  reflect the diversity and  richness of art throughout the globe. Examining contemporary practice, history and cultural art forms from countries including New Zealand, Mexico, Japan and Turkey, South Africa, and Korea. These are just a few of the many books and DVDs held that can be borrowed on this subject from  the library.

Mr. Mkhize’s Portrait [DVD recording]

American visions [DVD recording]





Our world now 5

Arabic graffiti

Exploring North Korean arts

Before and after superflat : a short history of Japanese contemporary art





The Maiwa Foundation

Turk plastik sanatlari = Turkish plastic arts

The best under heaven : The Celadons of Korea





Made in L.A. 2012

Resisting the present : Mexico 2000-2012 

Siah Armajani : an ingenious world

World affairs in foreign films : getting the global picture





Asian jewellery

Unnerved : the New Zealand project

A pocket history of 20th century Chinese art

The fate of rural hell : asceticism and desire in Buddhist Thailand











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Drawing in Between


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.

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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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Artists’ Books in Howard Gardens – a book a day in October !

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.

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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.


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Self Study Display: New Photography Books

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A sample of our new photography books can now be seen in the Self-Study display area until Friday 1oth February, after which time they can be borrowed.   Follow the hyperlinks to see more details in the library catalogue.

From Polaroid to Impossible: Masterpieces of Instant Photography. Edited by Achim Heine, Rebekka Reuter and Ulrike Willingmann

Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Photopoetry essays by John Banville, Jean-Claude Lemagny and Carlos Fuentes

Cy Twombly:  Photographs III, 1951-2010 by Cy Twombly with an essay by Hubertus V. Amelunxen

Queer by Sunil Gupta

Man Ray in Paris by Erin C. Garcia

What Photography Is by James Elkins

Photographic Memory: The Album in the Age of Photography edited by Verna Posever Curtis

The Dawn of the Color Photograph: Albert Kahn’s archives of the Planet by David Okuefuna

Fotografie fur Architekten = Photography for Architects edited by Winfried Nerding

Penelope Umbrico:  Photographs.  By Penelope Umbrico and Robert Fitterman

Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography and Styling by Helene Dujardin

Americans in Kodachrome, 1945-1965 compiled by Guy Stricherz

Poses, 1983-2010 by Lucas Samaras

World Press Photo 2011 Foundation edited by Elsbeth Schouten

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