Tag: illustration

Artists’ Books displayed in Eldon Building

Just opposite the Art Shop in the Eldon Building, you will see a set of 3 cabinets displaying a collection of Artists’ Books – books made or conceived by an artist. The books on display which have been made by

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Pluralsight Creative – the new name for Digital Tutors

Pluralsight Creative? Will that ever catch on?  Perhaps it is only difficult for those of us familiar with its old name, Digital Tutors.  Whatever the name students, particularly those in the School of Creative Technologies, will love this resource.  It

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Did you enjoy Ladybird books?

All aboard for the wondrous learning train that are Ladybird Books! Registered as a trade mark in 1915,  Ladybird Books started as an experimental venture by Loughborough printer Wills & Hepworth to produce “pure and healthy” literature for children during the First World War. Intelligent

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Never judge a book by its cover…

A couple of months ago, you may remember me blogging about my favourite books. Or maybe you don’t. Well, whilst pulling together the threads of fiction that make up the literary tapestry of my life, I rediscovered Tomi Ungerer. Ungerer’s

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In the end, it’s all worth it. And here’s why…

It can sometimes be difficult, separated as we are from departments and the assessment process, to place our work as enquiries staff into the wider context of academic output and achievement. Sure, we see essays and dissertations on screens as

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 04/06/2015

In a slight change to our usual routine, this week’s Creative Arts Book of the Week has been chosen and reviewed by Pablo, our friendly library penguin… Animals, by Camilla de la Bédoyère, is a beautiful new book of illustrations which

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Pop-Up Books Open Cabinet Event

I had a very enjoyable few hours yesterday at the open cabinet event in Eldon.  Staff, students and even some alumni came along to explore the library’s varied collection of pop-up books. Mainly purchased to inspire illustration students, it was

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 22/04/15

Composite Landscapes: Photomontage and Landscape Architecture is the book I’ve chosen from the display this week.  I like books that can be used by lots of different audiences and this one might be useful for artists, photographers or landscape architects.  This

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 20/03/15

This weeks book of the week is DC Super Heroes: the ultimate pop-up book. Its a new book in the library and nicely ties in with a fabulous exhibition of the library’s pop-up book collection in the new display cases

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 13/02/15

Charles A. A. Dellschau  1830-1923 I was very keen to review this new book on Charles Dellschau (1830-1923). He was an American artist and a former butcher.  When he retired at the age of 68 he spent the next 20

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