Tuesday, 27 February 2018

New Books 1 - 8 March


The following titles will be on display from 1-8 March. If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display see library staff. Otherwise check the library catalogue for availability.

Practice as Research in the Arts
Practice as Research in the Arts : Principles, Protocols, Pedagogies, Resistances - Robin Nelson
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This book takes a fresh 'how to' approach to Practice as Research. At the 'performance turn' it argues that old prejudices should be abandoned and that a PaR methodology and its modes of 'doing-knowing' should be fully accepted in the academy. It refines Robin Nelson's earlier models for PaR but sustains the dynamic and dialogic interplay between different modes of knowledge-production in a multi-mode research inquiry. It advances strategies for articulating and evidencing the research inquiry and offers practical guidance to practitioner-researchers on how to conduct a PaR inquiry. With reference to examples drawn from a decade of supervisory, examining and audit experience, Nelson addresses - and offers answers to - the many questions students, professional practitioner-researchers, regulators and examiners have posed in this domain.

There Are Things We Live Among: Essays on the Object World 
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Conversational, humane, and forthright, Jennifer Moxley brings her remarkable strengths as a poet to bear on the essay tradition. At once literary and personal, THERE ARE THINGS WE LIVE AMONG follows the thread connecting texts and objects in her life, from her girlhood saddle to her mother's sewing machine, from her favorite books to an old set of frying pans. As she suggests, these things serve variously as accomplishments, talismans, fetishes, and keepers of lost life. Our attachments prove as diverse as our possessions, and yet, in the words of George Oppen that open these essays, "to see them / Is to know ourselves."


Edo Culture daily life and diversions in urban Japan, 1600-1868
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Nishiyama Matsunosuke is one of the most important historians of Tokugawa (Edo) popular culture, yet until now his work has never been translated into a Western language. Edo Culture presents a selection of Nishiyama’s writings that serves not only to provide an excellent introduction to Tokugawa cultural history but also to fill many gaps in our knowledge of the daily life and diversions of the urban populace of the time. 

1500 color mixing recipes for oil, acrylic & watercolor
1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor
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This collection of Walter Foster's bestselling Color Mixing Recipes books, including Color Mixing Recipes for Oil and Acrylic, Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits, Color Mixing Recipes for Watercolor, and the most recent addition, Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes. 

This incredible collection comes in a user-friendly concealed spiral-bound format that is tabbed for quick and easy reference. Aspiring artists will also find two removable color mixing grids--one for oil or acrylic, and one for watercolor. 

Bernini
Bernini - Bacchi / Coliva
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Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680), architect, painter, but above all sculptor, had a career that spanned almost three quarters of a century. He worked under six different popes and was instrumental in the ornamentation of Baroque Rome, from the colonnade of St. Peter to the fountains in piazza Navona and piazza di Spagna, from the many stunning sculptural groups in the churches and palaces of Rome to the dozens of 'speaking portraits', which depict cardinals, popes, kings and intellectuals of his time. Accompanies an exhibition in Rome, Galleria Borghese, from 31 October 2017 to February 2018. 


Wolfgang Tillmans

In his artistic work Wolfgang Tillmans (* 1968 in Remscheid) revolutionized the medium of photography in an unprecedented way and opened it to other media. Beginning in the early 1990s, Tillmans documented in scenes from London, New York or Berlin, the people and situations of his immediate environment and created in style-defining way the portrait of a new generation. Since the late 1990s, Tillmans has been making increasingly kameralose, abstract photographs that emerge from a direct work with and on the photo paper. In part, these images acquire a sculptural, object-like character. In the context of the exhibition he also developed novel, anti-hierarchical installation forms of his pictures in the room.

Fashioning fiction in photography since 1990

Since the late 1980s, the field of fashion photography has exploded, moving away from presenting a desirable ideal to showing contemporary lifestyles. An intriguing exchange of ideas and techniques between commercial photography and art photography and, more specifically, between fashion and art photography has completely changed the idea of what a fashion photograph is and what it should look like. The focus is on defining a milieu rather than just clothing.

Subversive Ceramics

Satire has been used in ceramic production for centuries. Historically, it occurred as a slogan or proverb written into the ceramic surface; as pictorial surface imagery; or as a satirical figurine. The use of satire in contemporary ceramics is a rapidly evolving trend, with many artists subverting or otherwise rethinking familiar historic forms to make a political point.Claudia Clare examines the relationship between ceramics, social politics, and political movements and the way both organisations and individual artists have used pots - predominantly domestic objects - to agitate among the masses or simply express their ideas.

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