The following titles are on display from 5- 12 May 2016
If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display, please see library staff! Otherwise check the library catalogue to see if they are available
Tantra Song : Tantric Painting from Rajasthan759.954/JAMM
text and image from here
"These contemporary, anonymous drawings from Rajasthan are unlike the more familiar strands of Tantric art--the geometric yantras, or erotic illustrations of the Kama Sutra. The progeny of seventeenth-century illustrated religious treatises, these drawings have evolved into a distinct visual lexicon designed to awaken heightened states of consciousness and are imbued with specific spiritual meanings (e.g. spirals and arrows for energy, an inverted triangle for Shakti). A revelatory volume on this occluded genre of Indian art"
El Anatsui : New Worlds730.92/ELAN
New Worlds "features six of El Anatsui's ( Ghanaian, b. 1944) large-scale sculptures -five are wall mounted and one extends into the viewers’ space across the floor. The works are all constructed in Anatsui’s signature technique of joining the bands and caps of liquor bottles into broad expanses of flexible sculpture. Brightly colored and richly textured, these works of art engage a host of issues-from consumer culture to environmental concerns-related to contemporary life in a globalizing world"
Art & Science701.05/STRO
The Sketchbooks Revealed / Richard Diebenkorn741.092/DIEB
The Culture of Photography in Public Space
"From privacy concerns regarding Google Street View to surveillance photography’s association with terrorism and sexual predators, photography as an art has become complex terrain upon which anxieties about public space have been played out. Yet the photographic threat is not limited to the image alone. ..'The Culture of Photography in Public Space' collects essays and photographs that offer a new response to these restrictions, the events, and the anxieties that give rise to them"
..isms : Understanding Film791.43/BERG
"This guide sorts the great classic films and directors according to the significant movements that have shaped the development of cinema…Beginning with the early silent era, it spans the entire range of movie history up to the present wave of indie films and the growing fascination with international cinema"
Anthony Lister : Adventure Painter
Adventure Painter "contains a compelling, action-packed mix of Anthony Lister's gallery work and outdoor paintings. It documents his physical and intellectual travels as he explores themes from flawed superheroes to classical mythology characters"