New Books and DVDs

Filmish: a graphic journey through film by Edward Ross

Filmish: a graphic journey through film by Edward Ross

This engaging and informative book by Edinburgh-based cartoonist, Edward Ross takes the reader through the history of cinema and movies using comic strips to convey the message. Each chapter covers a particular theme ranging from the body through to sets and architecture and ideas are often shown through the eyes of the author. There is […]

David Lynch books in the DCE Library

David Lynch books in the DCE Library

We have just added a donation of books on David Lynch from the Queensland Art Gallery to the Design Centre Enmore library collection. Titles are (click on the link to see the shelf list location): Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, consciousness and creativity David Lynch: Chaos theory of violence and silence David Lynch: Lithos David […]

Time to eat the dog?

Time to eat the dog?

The title of this book Time to eat the dog? : The real guide to sustainable living by Robert and Brenda Vale, architects, writers, researchers and experts in the field of sustainable housing, is (I fervently hope) tongue in cheek but the message is deadly serious. The world and its resources are finite, yet the majority […]

A Beginner's Guide to Comic Book Art: Characters

A Beginner’s Guide to Comic Book Art: Characters

    A Beginner’s Guide to Comic Book Art: Characters will help you to discover how to create impressive characters for comic art. From inking to colouring, to anatomy and poses- this book will help you to develop an understanding of the essential kills an aspiring comic artist needs. Shelf location is 741.51/BEGI.

New Nordic Design

New Nordic Design

New Nordic Design by Dorothea Gundtoft celebrates the wide reaching impact Nordic design has had on the world scene. The enduring appeal of Nordic design lies in simplicity, minimalist approach, quality materials and sustainable production methods. Featuring over 70 designers and commentators from throughout Scandinavia, the book is beautifully illustrated throughout. Shelf location is 745.40948/GUND […]

Creating the illusion: a fashionable history of Hollywood costume

Creating the illusion: a fashionable history of Hollywood costume

This beautifully illustrated book describes the history of movies from the silent era to the modern era by featuring many of the most recognisable costumes from them. It includes stories from the costume designers and their collaboration with some of the greatest actors and filmmakers of the time. Its call number is 791.43026/JORG and it’s available […]

Why Fonts Matter

Why Fonts Matter

The subtitle of this book by Sarah Hyndman is (and why they are lots of fun), and that is what the author offers- a fun little book about the impact of fonts on our lives. Try the personality test at the start of the book- there is an analysis of you based on which font […]

The art of Loish: a look behind the scenes

The art of Loish: a look behind the scenes

Lois van Baarle, professionally known as Loish, a self-taught artist and animator based in the Netherlands, has recently published a book entitled The art of Loish: a look behind the scenes. Now available in the Design Centre Enmore Library, the book features many examples of the artist’s charming and whimsical works and examines some of  the […]

Japanese Zen Gardens by Yoko Kawaguchi

Japanese Zen Gardens by Yoko Kawaguchi

The first half of this beautifully illustrated book, which contains specially commissioned photographs by Alex Ramsay, provides an historical overview of Japanese Zen temples and their gardens and includes descriptions of a number of examples of the distinctive style and layout. The second half focuses on the symbols and motifs in Japanese Zen gardens and […]