The Book of Cardiff

£19.99

Hardcover Print Edition | ISBN: 978-0-9932565-2-3
Photographs by Craig Kirkwood | Signed by the Author

A year in the cultural life of the Welsh capital. 380 photographs over 240 pages.
Printed locally to premium specifications on high-quality, 150gsm, silk art paper.

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Available from mid-June. Pre-order your signed copy now to avoid misery and disappointment. ツ

Launch party: Our June 1st launch party has been cancelled for now due to flooding at our printing facility. We’ll reschedule as soon as the book arrives at our Cardiff office.

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Description

The Welsh capital is fast becoming one of the great post-industrial cities of Britain. Full of optimism, open spaces, and renewed foreshores, it’s taking its place beside so many urban centres which have emerged, finally, from the collapse of industry, manufacturing and mining that so brutally shook the Kingdom in the 1980s and 90s. It’s also a city that’s changing quickly as the industrial spaces disappear to make way for new retail, commercial and residential projects.

This book covers about a year in the cultural life of the city. As an expatriate Australian, I don’t pretend to understand the history of Cardiff in any detail. Nor do I have the cultural ties that would give me an informed, insider’s perspective. But I do bring the eye of a resident tourist still delighted with just how pleasant it is to live in a city that can be covered largely by foot or bicycle.

At the time of writing, I’ve lived in Cardiff just over a year. It’s not such a long time really but to delay this book any further would be to miss the opportunity of seeing the town as a fresh outsider. As a photographer, it’s important to grab that ‘new car feeling’ and breath it in before the sights that seem fascinating become commonplace.

I hope you like it,

Craig Kirkwood

Additional information

Weight 0.8 kg
Dimensions 24 x 17 x 1.5 cm