Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Fall Semester 2008 - Welcome Back!

Welcome back Art faculty!

It's a new fiscal year, which means we have money budgeted to spend on library materials that support your classes. I'll be posting reviews of books and other media on this blog throughout the upcoming academic year. Please let us know if there's anything you think we should add to the library or instructional media collections.

Since the first of the year, we've added 48 items to the Art section of our collection (the Ns). If you're interested I can email you a list of the all the new art titles.

This semester we've started using a new feature of our online catalog called "Featured Lists." We've been able to pull a group of catalog records into a live list that connects directly to the individual cataloging records. You can check out our first six featured lists on the Alpine Campus Library page of the CMC Virtual Library. The Make a Purchase Suggestion link is located directly above the featured lists.

Please notice the New Instructional Media featured list. These items were purchased to support your classroom instruction. They are sorted by locally assigned call number and general subject area. (The art videos display first) .

The Eco Focused Resources are titles we selected this year to support the greening of our curriculum. This Featured List is sorted first by item type (books before DVDs) and then by Library of Congress call number so similar subject areas are listed together.

Kristin Weber

Monday, February 11, 2008

February 2008 - Art Titles & Links

Recent Book Releases:

Anawalt, Patricia Rieff. The Worldwide History of Dress "This is an excellent browser's book on ethnic dress, here defined as what people wear when they're not in Western business or casual attire. Featuring over 1000 illustrations (900 in full color and many covering more than half the page) beautifully printed on glossy paper, the book delights the eye. Library Journal 2/15/08

Beylerian, George & Andrew Dent. Ultra Materials: How Materials Innovation Is Changing the World "Most postwar architecture curricula ... stressed form and spatial volume. Grounded in a wholly opposing viewpoint—that materials generate form—this book presents an impressive range of materials suitable for several design disciplines, including architecture, interior design, product design, apparel design, and even automotive design." Library Journal 2/15/08

Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist ed. by Susan Earle "Well illustrated with reproductions of his works in both black-and-white and color, this book attests to the undeniable significance of Douglas's artistic achievements. Highest recommendation for any library with an interest in art or African American history." Library Journal 2/1/08

Twentieth-Century Fabrics: European and American Designers and Manufacturers ed. by Doretta Davanzo Poli "This handsome volume is a fine introductory sampling of the understudied field of modern fabrics, focusing on the material behind fashion, fine art, and decorative projects from Europe and America." Library Journal 2/1/08

New Videos from Films for the Humanities and Sciences:

Outside In: The Transformative Vision of Jerry Uelsmann "Renowned artist Jerry Uelsmann is a master of photographic manipulation and montage techniques, which he uses to communicate a surreal vision—intriguing, disturbing—that is distinctly his own. In this program filmed by triple-Emmy Award-winning director Daniel Reeves, Uelsmann discusses the sources, dynamics, and nuances of his bold works of art."

Paradise Found: Discovering Islamic Art "In this two-part series, renowned art commentator Waldemar Januszczak makes an epic journey of discovery across the Muslim world, revealing awe-inspiring architecture and art objects that evoke the history of Islam." Preview clips available online!

Quema Judas: A Mexican Folk Tradition Spanish with English subtitles.

Winslow Homer: Society and Solitude "The first major documentary study of Winslow Homer, this program features over 180 images of Homer oil paintings, watercolors, etchings, and illustrations, combined with in-depth commentary from respected art scholars and historians."

Friday, January 18, 2008

New Art Titles - January 2008

Welcome Back! Here are some recent art releases. Please let us know if you think we should purchase any of these!
Kristin Weber or David Willis.

500 Tiles: An Inspiring Collection of International Work "Detailed but concise technical information accompanies each remarkable work. No one who spends time with this pageant of ceramic creativity will ever take tiles for granted again." Booklist 1/1&15/08

30,000 Years of Art: The Story of Human Creativity across Time and Space A Library Journal Best Books 2007 selection.

Dan Dailey "Dynamic and spectacular best describe this exquisitely illustrated work of American master glassmaker and artist extraordinaire Dan Dailey" Library Journal 01/08

Goldsworthy, Andy. Enclosure "His lyrical sculptures and bold 'sheep paintings,' collaborations between artist and animal, revitalize the land by drawing on hidden forces, taking measure of time both deep and daily, and exploring the ancient covenant between humankind and nature." Library Journal 12/15/07

Heartney, Eleanor & others. After the Revolution: Women who Transformed Contemporary Art "Enthusiastically recommended for all libraries focusing on art history, gender and cultural studies." Library Journal 12/1/07

Moses, Marcia. Understanding Color: Creative Techniques in Watercolor "In Moses' hands ... the beginner or practiced watercolorist is given a complete course in color, from color theory ... to practical tips for using color ... to capture mood and texture in a watercolor painting." Booklist 12/15/07

O'Kane, Bernard. Treasures of Islam: Artistic Glories of the Muslim World "This affordable book is indispensable for public and academic libraries and collections focusing on art, architecture, and world culture." Library Journal 1/15/07

Sillevis, John. The Baroque World of Fernando Botero A Booklist 2007 Editor's Choice: "The amplitude of Colombian artist Botero's figures embodies his humanitarian concerns and empathy, two of many aspects of his much loved work sensitively explored in this superb volume." Booklist 1/1&15/08