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."