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Recommended Books and eBooks: Art Forms
Looking at Paintings by
Call Number: ND31 .C37 2009 (South)
Publication Date: 2009-11-24
What is tempera? What is foreshortening? What is fresco? These terms--and more than 100 others--are explained and illustrated in Looking at Paintings. First published in 1992, Looking at Paintings--now thoroughly revised and expanded--presents concise and readable explanations of the technical terms most often countered by museum-goers. This new edition pays special attention to the processes and methods of paintings conservation; it also offers definitions and examples of materials and techniques--such as color field and collage--that did not appear in the earlier volume. With illustrations, all in color, that have been specially chosen from the masterpieces in the J. Paul Getty Museum and other collections, this book will be invaluable to all those wishing to increase their understanding and enjoyment of the art of painting.
Three Thousand Years of Chinese Painting by
Call Number: ND1040 .T48 1997 (Deerwood, Kent)
Publication Date: 1997-10-20
From Neolithic era painted petroglyphs, early paintings on silk, and landscapes by 12th-century literati to the traditional handscrolls being produced today, this book recounts the history of Chinese painting over a span of some 3000 years.
The Louvre by
Call Number: N2030 .L595 2011 (Cecil, Deerwood, South)
Publication Date: 2011-11-15
An historic publishing event! Endorsed by the Louvre and for the first time ever, every painting from the world's most popular museum is available in one stunning book. All 3,022 paintings on display in the permanent painting collection of the Louvre are presented in full color in this striking, slipcased book. Comes with an enclosed, supportive DVD-ROM. The Louvre is the world's most visited art museum, with 8.5 million visitors annually, and houses the most celebrated and important paintings of all time. For the first time ever, The Louvre: All the Paintings collects all 3,022 paintings currently on display in the permanent collection in one beautifully curated volume.Organized and divided into the four main painting collections of the museum-- the Italian School, the Northern School, the Spanish School, and the French School-- the paintings are then presented chronologically by the artist's date of birth.Four hundred of the most iconic and significant paintings are illuminated with 300-word discussions by art historians Anja Grebe and Vincent Pomarède on the key attributes of the work, what to look for when viewing the painting, the artist's inspirations and techniques, biographical information on the artist, the artist's impact on the history of art, and more.
Sister Wendy's Story of Painting by
Call Number: ND450 .B43 1994 (Kent)
Publication Date: 1997-03-15
Not since Gombrich's Story of Art has a popular guide to painting been so accessible and influential. This stunning guide to 800 years of Western art moves effortlessly from Byzantium to Bauhaus via 750 full-color photographs and illustrations, and Sister Wendy's benchmark style: informative, conversational, engaging. Movements are highlighted, as are individual artists, and the various techniques they use as masters are brilliantly exposed.
The Sixteenth-Century Italian Paintings by
Call Number: ND615 .N3823 2004 (Kent)
Publication Date: 2004-11-10
This highly anticipated catalogue of sixteenth-century paintings from the distinguished collection of the National Gallery in London encompasses artists who were active in Bergamo, Brescia, and Cremona, cities characterized as much by the artistic interaction between them as by the influence of Venice. The artists include such well-known names as Lorenzo Lotto, Moretto, and Moroni, along with less familiar ones such as Bartolomeo Veneto and Callisto Piazza. For each of the paintings, distinguished scholar and curator Nicholas Penny provides information about technique and materials, conservation and condition, and subject and iconography.
Painting in Spain, 1500-1700 by
Call Number: ND805 .B76 1998 (North)
Publication Date: 1999-03-11
A revised edition of the Golden Age of Painting in Spain in the YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS PELICAN HISTORY OF ART series. As well as describing and analysing Spanish painting, sculpture, and architecture, the author considers the political, economic and religious contexts of the art and artists.
How to Look at a Painting by
Call Number: ND1143 .B3713 2010 (Deerwood, Kent, South)
Publication Date: 2011-03-01
Francoise Barbe-Gall combines a nuanced understanding of the way viewers respond to paintings with a rich knowledge of their context and circumstances of their creation. The result is like a tour of an extraordinary museum in the company of a gentle yet authoritative guide.
American Paintings by
Call Number: ND205 .A43 2003 (Deerwood)
Publication Date: 2003-09-02
New Series MFA Highlights presents the best of the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in a new series of accessible, uniform paperback volumes. The aim of the series is threefold: to highlight the main holdings of the MFA's permanent collections in handsome, affordable editions; to provide an informed, readable overview of various segments of art, for use by students, visitors and scholars; and, over time, to create a library that will act as a general tour of world art.
Victorian Painting by
Call Number: ND467 .L36 1999 (Downtown, South)
Publication Date: 1999-08-05
A scholarly and entertaining survey of painting during the Victorian era.
Realism in 20th Century Painting by
Call Number: ND196.R4 P74 2000 (Deerwood, North)
Publication Date: 2000-10-01
This comprehensive survey the history of realist painting and argues that realism has had a continuous yet restlessly changing place in American and European painting throughout the 20th century. Artists discussed include Eakins, Bellows and Homer, Vuillard, Bonnard, Schiele, Morandi, Hopper and Giacometti, through to Balthus, Lucian Freud, and David Hockney.
Art Deco Painting by
Call Number: ND196.A7 L8 1996 (South)
Publication Date: 1996-08-29
The first book to define Art Deco painting as a genre. The Art Deco style was all pervasive during the 1920s and 1930s affecting the decorative arts, fine arts and fashion. This text specifically examines Art Deco painting and defines it as a genre.
Call Number: ND553.R45 A4 2012b (South)
Publication Date: 2012-04-24
Throughout his long working life, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) produced large-format portraits and subject pictures. From the mid-1870s to the mid-1880s—the decade of Impressionism—his vertical, grand-scale canvases were among the artist's most daring and ambitious presentations of contemporary life and fashion.
The Italian Paintings Before 1400 by
Call Number: ND613 .N383 2011 (South)
Publication Date: 2011-07-26
The National Gallery in London houses one of the most important collections of early Italian paintings outside Italy, including works by Cimabue, Duccio, Giotto and the di Cione brothers. This completely updated catalogue of the collection is the first published since 1989, and it now includes four exceptional acquisitions from the intervening years: the 13th-century diptych now attributed to the Master of the Borgo Crucifix, The Virgin and Child by Cimabue, The Virgin and Child by the Clarisse Master, and The Coronation of the Virgin by Bernardo Daddi. For this volume, Dillian Gordon takes into account the substantial body of new research published over the past twenty years to review and in some cases reattribute the works.
British Painting by
Call Number: ND466 .V38 1999 (South)
Publication Date: 1999-06-17
Hogarth himself brought modern life into painting and treated it with high moral seriousness disguised as satire. Ramsay, Reynolds, Gainsborough, and Lawrence revolutionized portraiture, introducing a new authority and sensibility. The unconventional genius of Blake gave form to a unique mystic vision, while Constable explored nature in a new manner, encouraging developments that were to lead to Impressionism. Finally, Turner took painting into a realm of sublime grandeur, expressing the age of Romanticism as vividly as Byron, Shelley, and Keats were doing in poetry. William Vaughan analyzes the class structure and political background that made British art so distinctive. Using up-to-date research and critical theory, he shows us the colorful world of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when British art was richer and more influential than at any time before or since.
Sorolla: the Masterworks by
Call Number: ND813.S7 A4 2012e (South)
Publication Date: 2012-10-02
A new survey of the best works by the elusive and spectacular Spanish Impressionist Joaquín Sorolla. Often compared to his contemporary, the American artist John Singer Sargent, Joaquín Sorolla (1863 - 1923) was a master draftsman and painter of landscapes, formal portraits, and monumental, historically themed canvases. Highly influenced by French Impressionism, the Valencian artist was a master plein-air painter known for his luminous seaside scenes of frolicking youths and for vivid depictions of Spanish rural life and its pleasures and customs. This beautifully designed and produced volume brings together one hundred of Sorolla's major paintings, selected by his great-granddaughter Blanca Pons-Sorolla, the foremost authority on the artist. Benefiting from close proximity to the artist and his personal archives, she presents an in-depth essay that explores Sorolla's life, work, and remarkable international legacy. With virtually all of the artist's previous publications now out of print, this much-anticipated volume is an important addition to the literature on this great Spanish master.
Call Number: NB61 .S387 2006 (Nassau)
Publication Date: 2006-02-28
A sweeping study of the greatest sculptures of all time (TASCHEN's 25th anniversary - Special edition) Ranging from ancient to contemporary sculpture, this bookis the first study of the history of sculpture to present such an original and comprehensive approach. Taking the sculptures out of the museum context (and thus off of their proverbial pedestals), Sculpture presents a completely new view which affords enlightening comparisons between erasand genres. This remarkable work is indispensable for artlovers of all tastes and disciplines.
Greek and Roman Sculpture in Stone by
Call Number: NB85 .G76 2003 (Deerwood, North, South)
Publication Date: 2003-12-18
"Tool marks" and "joins", "Cycladic" and "Daedalic styles", and "kouroi" and "kanephoroi" are among the many terms pertaining to the study of classical stone sculpture that are succinctly described in this latest addition to the popular Looking At series. Presented in glossary format, this superbly illustrated book gives concise definitions of the words and phrases most frequently encountered by museum visitors in exhibition labels and texts. Throughout the book, the author focuses on the technical aspects of sculpting that influenced the style and character of the finished works. An introductory essay underscores the importance of understanding why and how ancient stone sculpture was produced, allowing readers to gain a greater appreciation of the aesthetic value of individual works. Featuring numerous illustrations of ancient stone sculptures, many from the collections of the Getty Museum, Looking at Greek and Roman Sculpture in Stone is a valuable guide for students, scholars, and all who wish to heighten their enjoyment of this classical art.
Lost Kingdoms by
Call Number: NB1011 .G89 2014 (South)
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Numerous Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms flourished in Southeast Asia from the 5th to the 9th century, yet until recently few concrete details were known about them. "Lost Kingdoms "reveals newly discovered architectural and sculptural relics from this region, which provide key insights into the formerly mysterious kingdoms. The first publication to use sculpture as a lens to explore this period of Southeast Asian history, "Lost Kingdoms" offers a significant contribution and a fresh approach to the study of cultures in Cambodia, Thailand, Burma, and other countries.
Landscapes for Art by
Call Number: NB1278 .L36 2008 (South)
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
Sculpture parks and gardens, whether woodland sanctuaries or urban retreats, sprawling sites or intimate oases, offer sculpture lovers and artists alike unique ways to experience the outdoors, sculpture, and the intersections between nature and culture. Since the mid-20th century, these venues have become important tourist destinations and essential aspects of public life in cities such as Chicago, Minneapolis, and Seattle and regions such as Yorkshire in England and the Hudson Highlands in New York. Landscapes for Art: Contemporary Sculpture Parks surveys a wide range of sculpture parks and gardens that focus on contemporary art--from well-established, museum-type institutions to small-scale, non-collecting, experimental programs. The book includes profiles of sculpture parks in the U.S., U.K., Japan, Australia, Lithuania, China, Italy, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, India, Latvia, Sweden, and Finland (among others).
Conversations on Sculpture by
Call Number: NB198 .C66 200 (South)
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
A unique collection of interviews with contemporary sculptors drawn from the 25-year history of Sculpture magazine, Conversations on Sculpture offers a valuable overview of three-dimensional art at the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first century. The 43 interviews in Conversations on Sculpture capture the wide-ranging possibilities that characterize contemporary sculpture. The book includes an introduction by Robert Hobbs, discussing the sculptors interviewed and also the value of the interview format in exploring contemporary art and artists.
Call Number: NB1203 .F53 2014 (South)
Publication Date: 2014-08-28
This lavish book documents the developments in the field of fiber-related art over the past half century. The 1960s saw a revolution in fiber art. Where once the focus was on knotting, twining, and coiling thread into works that were immediately recognizable, and therefore connected to utilitarian crafts, fiber artists of the later 20th-century began to experiment with abstract forms that were closer to sculpture than craft.
Italian Renaissance Sculpture by
Call Number: NB615 .O48 1992 (Downtown, Kent)
Publication Date: 1992-03-01
From the WORLD OF ART series, a survey of the artistic achievements of the Renaissance sculptors from Nicola Pisano through Brunelleschi and Donatello to Michelangelo and Cellini.
The Encyclopedia of Sculpture by With an international scope, this fully illustrated reference spans the entire history of sculpture, from prehistoric times to the twenty-first century. While devoting significant attention to individual artists and their works, the Encyclopedia also explores sculpture from the vantage points of history, criticism, theory, aesthetics, production, training, and presentation, making this the most comprehensive, in-depth source on the subject ever published.
Call Number: NB198 .E53 2004 (Deerwood)
Publication Date: 2003-10-31
Eccentric Objects by
Call Number: NB212 .A67 2012 (South)
Publication Date: 2012-10-30
In America during the 1960s, sculpture as an artistic practice underwent a series of radical transformations. Artists including Lee Bontecou, Claes Oldenburg, Lucas Samaras, H. C. Westermann, and Bruce Nauman offered alternative ways of imagining the three-dimensional object. The objects they created were variously described as erotic, soft, figurative, aggressive, bodily, or, in the words of the critic Lucy Lippard, "eccentric." Looking beyond the familiar and canonic artworks of the 1960s, the book challenges not only how we think about these artists, but how we learn to look at the more familiar narratives of 1960s sculpture, such as Pop and Minimalism. This invigorating study explores that shift and the ways in which the kinds of work made in this period defied established categories and questioned the criteria for thinking about sculpture.
Direct Metal Sculpture by
Call Number: NB1220 .M4 2001 (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
In the 1930s sculptors began to heat and shape metal directly and a new type of sculpture and artist emerged. This revised and expanded edition retains all the techniques and inspiration to help artists find the answers they needed for creating direct metal sculpture. New chapters update its history over the past quarter century. One new chapter explains the impact public art programs are having on culture in our cities. There are also sections on the impact of the computer on design and marketing of art. This is the latest, most complete, and practical book about an art form destined to become increasingly popular. Over 475 illustrations offer ideas, inspiration, techniques, and finished examples of art. This book is a must own for artists, craftsmen, collectors, designers, gallery owners, museum curators, and everyone interested in metal sculpture. Historical examples show where the art has been, where it is, and who is doing it.
Revolution in Clay by
Call Number: NK3740.S37 A4 1994 (South)
Publication Date: 1994-09-01
Shamans, Gods, and Mythic Beasts by
Call Number: F2270.1.G57 L33 1998 (Downtown, South)
Publication Date: 1998-09-01
A catalog of a traveling art exhibition, presenting new interpretive perspectives on the prehispanic art of Colombia and introducing important new archaeological cultures recently uncovered in southwest and northern Colombia. Offers an in-depth look at richly symbolic ceramics and goldworks, and exa
Contemporary Ceramics by
Call Number: NK3930 .P48 2000 (South)
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
This unprecedented survey of the most outstanding ceramics being created today offers a sweeping close-up look at the work of more than 260 artists from more than thirty countries. A special feature of this collection is the range of work from China, almost unknown outside of this country until now. Organized by the distinctive categories of functional ceramics, figurative pieces, and installation works, the book gives a complete picture of the latest developments in each area of contemporary ceramic art. Chapters on materials, firing techniques, ethnic influences in design, and related topics delve into every aspect of ceramics creation that would be of interest to crafters, collectors, and other readers who are drawn to contemporary art. Stimulating essays by the author tie together the wide range of work shown in superbly detailed color photographs. Artists included: John Mason, Jun Kaneko, Peter Voulkos, Ralph Bacerra, Rudy Autio, Ken Price, Peter Lane ;The book is lavishly illustrated and delights the eyes with the exuberance and variety of ceramic art in the 20th century.
World Ceramics by
Call Number: NK3780 .M86 1998 (Downtown, South)
Publication Date: 1998-11-01
It is probably the oldest and most versatile human art form. For thousands of years ceramics have been cherished both for their aesthetic beauty and their practical use. Spanning the millennia, these earth-and-fire artifacts tell stories of their own, often the only remaining relics of civilizations long gone. Exquisitely illustrated with nearly 200 color photographs, World Ceramics takes readers on a journey across time and around the globe.This remarkable volume traces the history of ceramics from the sixth millenium b.c. through the ages to the 1990s. Representing civilizations--past and present--all over the world (Turkey, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Pre-Columbian Mexico, Peru, England, France, Germany, Holland, China, Japan, Korea, and the United States), ceramics from the leading museums in the United States, the British Museum in London, the Ashmolean in Oxford, and from art dealers around the globe come together in this stunning photographic collection of pots, plates, vases, and sculptures.
Ceramics from Islamic Lands by
Call Number: NK3880 .W38 2004b (Kent, South)
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
A collection of ceramics from the lands of Islam, providing a new framework for the understanding and study of Islamic ceramics, their traditions and technical inventiveness.
Art Deco and Modernist Ceramics by
Call Number: NK3930.3.A77 M35 1995 (South)
Publication Date: 1996-08-01
This is a guide to the ceramics of the 1920s and 1930s, offering clear explanations of art terms such as Art Deco, Modernism, Art Moderne, and Streamline Style. Over 200 photographs provide a visual reference of objects both useful and decorative, chosen for their visual power, their historical significance or their appeal to collectors.
Call Number: NK3940 .S56 2016 (South)
Publication Date: 2016-09-27
This beautiful modern volume presents the work of 30 contemporary artists who have turned to clay to shape their most innovative ideas into stunning works of art. From cups shaped like crystals to a tree trunk made of porcelain and stoneware planters painted to look like ladies, popular curator and blogger Kate Singleton collects here whimsical pieces with narrative, graphic, curious, and organic qualities that blur the line between fine art, design, and craft. Featuring a unique package with a die-cut, foil-stamped cover, this book is a vital guide to an evolving medium and a thoughtful present for those interested in the future of art and craft.
A History of Women Photographers by
Call Number: TR139 .R67 2010 (South)
Publication Date: 2010-05-25
Women have had a special relationship with the camera since the advent of photographic technology in the mid-nineteenth century.
Call Number: DC707 .C525 2013 (South)
Publication Date: 2013-10-02
Charles Marville (1813-79) is widely acknowledged as one of the most talented photographers of the nineteenth century. Accompanying a major retrospective exhibition at the National Gallery of Art to honor Marville's bicentennial, Charles Marville: Photographer of Nineteenth-Century Paris offers a survey of the artist's entire career. This beautiful book, which begins with the city scenes and architectural studies Marville made throughout France and Germany in the 1850s, and also explores his landscapes and portraits, as well as his photographs of Paris both before and after many of its medieval streets were razed to make way for the broad boulevards, parks, and monumental buildings we have come to associate with the City of Light.
Against the Odds by
Call Number: TR139 .S27 2002 (Deerwood)
Publication Date: 2002-04-06
The work of over 30 groundbreaking 19th and 20th century American women photographers including Dorothea Lange, Lotte Jacobi, Margaret Bourke-White, Catherine Barnes Ward, Frances Benjamin Johnston. Until now, women's critical role in the early years of American photography's history has been largely ignored.
It's What I Do by
Call Number: TR140.A265 A3 2015 (Deerwood)
Publication Date: 2015-02-05
"A brutally real and unrelentingly raw memoir."--Kirkus (starred review) War photographer Lynsey Addario's memoir It's What I Do is the story of how the relentless pursuit of truth, in virtually every major theater of war in the twenty-first century, has shaped her life. What she does, with clarity, beauty, and candor, is to document, often in their most extreme moments, the complex lives of others. It's her work, but it's much more than that: it's her singular calling.
Marc Riboud by
Call Number: TR820 .R5513 2004 (South)
Publication Date: 2004-05-28
The first work in English devoted to the entire career of this outstanding twentieth-century photojournalist.
Street Photography Now by
Call Number: TR659.8 .H68 2010 (South)
Publication Date: 2010-10-15
For the last twenty years the candid photography of life in public has been mostly underground but secretly flourishing, stimulated by the wide availability of digital cameras, a profusion of photoblogs, and new self-publishing opportunities.Street Photography Now showcases the work of forty-six image-makers who are notable for their candid depictions of life on the streets and in the subway, in shopping malls and movie theaters, on beaches and in parks. Four thought-provoking essays put the work into the wider context of what has gone before, while quotes from the photographers expand and illuminate their work and draw attention to their influences and ways of working.Included are luminaries such as Magnum grandmasters Bruce Gilden, Martin Parr, and Alex Webb, as well as an international group of emerging photographers whose views of New York or Tokyo, Mumbai or Bournemouth, Istanbul or Dakar, all record moments in time that will never be repeated.
A Photographer's Life by
Call Number: TR680 .L377 2009 (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2009-11-03
Annie Leibovitz writes in the Introduction to this collection of her work from 1990 to 2005. “This is one life, and the personal pictures and the assignment work are all part of it.” Portraits of well-known figures;Johnny Cash, Nicole Kidman, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Keith Richards, Michael Jordan, Joan Didion, R2-D2, Patti Smith, Nelson Mandela, Jack Nicholson, and William Burroughs–appear alongside pictures of Leibovitz’s family and friends, reportage from the siege of Sarajevo in the early Nineties, and landscapes. The pictures form a narrative of a life rich in contrasts and continuities. The photographer has a long relationship that ends with illness and death. She chronicles the celebrations and heartbreaks of her large and robust family. She has children of her own. All the while, she is working, and the public work resonates with the themes of the life.
Vivian Maier by
Call Number: TR659.8 .M35 2011 (Kent)
Publication Date: 2011-11-16
Vivian Maier was a professional nanny, who from the 1950s until the 1990s took over 100,000 photographs worldwide - from France to New York City, to Chicago and dozens of other countries - and yet showed the results to no one. The photos are amazing both for the breadth of the work and for the high quality of the humorous, moving, beautiful, and raw images of all facets of city life in America's post-war golden age. It wasn't until realtor and amateur historian John Maloof stumbled upon a box of anonymous negatives that her work was revealed to critical acclaim.
The Portfolios of Ansel Adams by
Call Number: TR654 .A34 (South)
Publication Date: 2006-04-05
A classic collection of the acclaimed photographer's limited edition portfolios, now available in a gorgeous trade paperback edition.
Lewis Carroll, Photographer by
Call Number: TR6.U6 P75 2002 (South)
Publication Date: 2002-03-17
Long before he published Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson ("Lewis Carroll" to the world) took up photography as a hobby. Unlike most of the other amateurs in his circle, he persevered to become a dedicated, prolific, and remarkably gifted photographer, creating approximately 3,000 images during his twenty-five years of photographic activity.This text, illustrated with exquisite tritone plates, is followed by Edward Wakeling's fully illustrated and thoroughly annotated catalogue of the entire Princeton University Library collection. It features, in addition to a trove of loose prints, four rare albums made by Carroll himself to showcase his work to friends, family, and potential sitters. Reproduced in album order, these images offer new insight into how Carroll thought about his work--and how he wanted it to be seen. Compelling portraits of Alice Liddell and other children are presented alongside those of eminent Victorians such as Alfred Tennyson and William Holman Hunt, as well as evocative landscapes, narrative tableaux, and wonderfully strange studies of anatomical skeletons. The catalogue is followed by a chronological register of every known Carroll photograph--a remarkable resource for anyone studying his career as a photographer. This sumptuous volume is the definitive work on Carroll's photography. All who admire Carroll and his writing, as well as everyone interested in Victorian England or the history of photography, will find it both essential and irresistible.
Landscapes for the People by
Call Number: TR140.G724 D38 2015 (South)
Publication Date: 2015-09-01
George Alexander Grant is an unknown elder in the field of American landscape photography. Just as they did the work of his contemporaries Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Eliot Porter, and others, millions of people viewed Grant’s photographs; unlike those contemporaries, few even knew Grant's name. Landscapes for the People shares his story through his remarkable images and a compelling biography profiling patience, perseverance, dedication, and an unsurpassed love of the natural and historic places that Americans chose to preserve. A Pennsylvania native, Grant was introduced to the parks during the summer of 1922 and resolved to make parks work and photography his life. Seven years later, he received his dream job and spent the next quarter century visiting the four corners of the country to produce images in more than one hundred national parks, monuments, historic sites, battlefields, and other locations. He was there to visually document the dramatic expansion of the National Park Service during the New Deal, including the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Gran images are the work of a master craftsman. His practiced eye for composition and exposure and his patience to capture subjects in their finest light are comparable to those of his more widely known contemporaries. Nearly fifty years after his death, and in concert with the 2016 centennial of the National Park Service, it is fitting that George Grant's photography be introduced to a new generation of Americans.
Berenice Abbott by
Call Number: TR140.A25 V36 2018 (South)
Publication Date: 2018-04-10
Berenice Abbott is to American photography as Georgia O'Keeffe is to painting or Willa Cather to letters. She was a photographer of astounding innovation and artistry, a pioneer in both her personal and professional life. Abbott's sixty-year career established her not only as a master of American photography, but also as a teacher, writer, archivist, and inventor. Famously reticent in public, Abbott's fascinating life has long remained a mystery--until now.In Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography, author, archivist, and curator Julia Van Haaften brings this iconic public figure to life alongside outlandish, familiar characters from artist Man Ray to cybernetics founder Norbert Wiener. A teenage rebel from Ohio, Abbott escaped first to Greenwich Village and then to Paris--photographing, in Sylvia Beach's words, "everyone who was anyone." As the Roaring Twenties ended, Abbott returned to New York, where she soon fell in love with art critic Elizabeth McCausland, with whom she would spend thirty years.In the 1930s, Abbott began her best-known work, Changing New York, in which she fearlessly documented the city's metamorphosis. When warned by an older male supervisor that "nice girls" avoid the Bowery--then Manhattan's skid row--Abbott shot back, "I'm not a nice girl. I'm a photographer...I go anywhere." This bold, feminist attitude would characterize all Abbott's accomplishments, including imaging techniques she invented in her influential, space race-era science photography and her tenure as The New School's first photography teacher.With more than ninety stunning photos, this sweeping, cinematic biography secures Berenice Abbott's place in the histories of photography and modern art, while framing her incredible accomplishments as a female artist and entrepreneur.
World Textiles by
Call Number: NK8804 .W67 2012 (South)
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
Featuring textiles from the Balkans, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Central and South America, this book is an eclectic selection of over 150 textiles that illustrates the richness and diversity of world textiles. With expert commentary highlighting the key features of the designs and setting them in their social and cultural context, this book gives insight into the significance of pattern and symbolism and tells the stories behind these spectacular works.
Call Number: NK8806 .S345 2012 (Kent)
Publication Date: 2012-12-15
Textiles are the most ubiquitous, diverse, and consistently creative art formon the planet. This major new work comprises more than one thousandimages that highlight the beauty, subtlety, simplicity, or complexity of textilescreated around the world.Based on knowledge accrued over a lifetime of immersion in the textilearts, Mary Schoeser's definitive text offers sweeping insight into the rolethat textiles have played throughout human civilization. The juxtapositionof historical and contemporary examples highlights the skill and imaginationof textile designers through the centuries as well as the remarkable rangeof achievements.Detailed images and informed captions illustrate the variety and allureof textiles, and the informative descriptions include histories of privatecollections, underscoring the importance of context for appreciating theexquisite detail of fabric and cloth.
Call Number: NK8806 .T45 1993 (Kent)
Publication Date: 1993-09-30
Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles 7th Edition by
Call Number: REF TS1309 .F34 1996 (South)
Publication Date: 2009-03-27
The revised and expanded edition features over 14,000 definitions of fibers, fabrics, laws, and regulations affecting textile materials and processing, inventors of textile technology, and business and trade terms relevant to textiles. Key terms are comprehensively defined and include details about historic background, geographic references, and uses both past and present. Extensive cross-referencing and listings of synonyms help the user to gain a broader understanding of the specific term being defined. Names of governmental entities relevant to the textile field and their acronyms are also included in the text including U.S. and multinational trade, educational, and professional associations, together with a description of their purposes and/or functions. This dictionary is an invaluable reference for students and those working in the textile industry.
Call Number: GT525 .G673 2011b (Deerwood)
Publication Date: 2011-11-07
There are few aspects of our lives-physical, emotional, spiritual-in which thread and fabrics do not play a notable part. Beverly Gordon reminds us memorably and movingly of the powerful significance of fabric throughout human history. Her study of textile art and history is combined with her own hands-on experience: spinning silk from silk- worm cocoons, weaving cloth, and creating natural dyes.
The Story of Colour in Textiles by
Call Number: TT853 .K39 2013 (South)
Publication Date: 2013-05-15
The colour and shade of dyed textiles were once as much an indicator of social class or position as the fabric itself and for centuries the recipes used by dyers were closely guarded secrets. The arrival of synthetic dyestuffs in the middle of the nineteenth century opened up a whole rainbow of options and within 50 years modern dyes had completely overturned the dyeing industry. From pre-history to the current day, the story of dyed textiles in Western Europe brings together the worlds of politics, money, the church, law, taxation, international trade and exploration, fashion, serendipity and science.This book is an introduction to a broad, diverse and fascinating subject of how and why people coloured textiles.
Southwest Textiles by
Call Number: AV MCS-2209 (Deerwood)
Publication Date: 2002-05-01
This fascinating story of the history and evolution of Pueblo and Navajo fabric arts includes over 250 outstanding examples from the museum's collection reproduced in full color, and 125 illustrations showing details of these works and historical photographs of Native American craftspeople.
World Textiles by
Call Number: NK8805 .G55 1999 (South)
Publication Date: 1999-11-01
The history of the world can be read in textiles: the rise of civilizations & the fall of empires are woven into them, along with the great stories of conquest, religion, & trade. This comprehensive guide devotes eight sections to materials & techniques, translating the complex universe of textiles into over 100 succinct double-page spreads, each with a thorough summary of characteristics & geographical distributions. The sections progress from simple techniques like netting, crocheting, & knitting to more complex & sophisticated techniques like lace making. Both useful & beautiful, World Textiles includes over five hundred illustrations & is the most complete guide of its kind.
Textile Art of Japan by
Call Number: TT699 .Y36 2000 (South)
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
A richly illustrated introduction to the bewitching textiles of Japan, in all their stunning variety. A perfect introduction to the subject.
Textiles of the Islamic World by
Call Number: NK8808.9 .G55 2013 (South)
Publication Date: 2013-05-01
This book surveys the wide array of textiles made, worn, used, and displayed throughout the Islamic world, from the glorious fabrics of the past to those produced today. Hundreds of illustrations feature examples from around the globe, including embroidered Persian prayer clothes, Anatolian ikat coats, Ottoman beaded purses, Caucasian striped silk bags, Berber women's shawls, Arab tent decorations, Yemeni indigo robes, Indonesian batik sarongs, and West African strip-woven clothes. Region by region, the book provides details of local history, particular textile traditions, materials, dyes, special forms of decoration, and information on current practice. The variety is stunning, from cloths of cotton, hemp, linen, and wool to sumptuous velvets and silks; from quilting, felting, beading, and knitting to block-printing, tie-dying, and hand-weaving on a range of looms.
Kimono Vanishing Tradition by
Call Number: GT1560 I46 2001 (Deerwood)
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
Kimono is a generic term for traditional Japanese clothing; it means "thing to wear". This book provides an overview of some traditional garments, introduces types of designs found in twentieth century kimono that are still available, and presents wearable art inspired by kimono from contemporary artists. The text gives price ranges for items that would be reasonable in a store or gallery, and explains what to look for when collecting. As kimono disappear from Japanese wardrobes, they are becoming increasingly collectible. Each of the fourteen chapters opens with the definition of the type of apparel covered therein (including simple, everyday, formal, etc.) as well as their use in Japanese life. The terms are further explained in the Glossary. Colour photographs display brilliant and subtle textile designs and demonstrate beauty in men's, women's, and children's garments and accessories. Textile and clothing designers will find a wealth of inspiration here.
The Fashion Swatch Book by
Call Number: NK8806 .F644 2014 (South)
Publication Date: 2014-06-17
This exhaustive sourcebook book presents the most eye-catching and important pieces from an array of more than 100 of the world's fashion designers. Covering both contemporary and classic designs--from historic houses such as Sophie Hallette, masters of lace, to the edgiest work by Christopher Kane and Giles Deacon--it sets a new benchmark in the world of fabric design.Alphabetically arranged by designer, around 1,300 images illustrate the huge variety of swatches. Marnie Fogg introduces each fashion house and guides the reader through their particular approach to textile design and production. These include the great fabric designers of our time: Barbour, Bruce Oldfield, Marimekko, Paul Smith, Basso & Brooke, Mary Katrantzou, Christopher Kane, Sonia Rykiel, Ann Louise Roswald, Tata Naka, Eley Kishimoto, Hussein Chalayan, and others. With unprecedented access behind the scenes of some of the most important manufacturers, the final section of the book displays informative step-by-step photographs of the working techniques behind both modern and classic fabric manufacturing.
Dakota Women's Work by
Call Number: E99.D1 H96 2012 (South)
Publication Date: 2012-04-01
A tiny pair of beaded deerskin moccasins, given to a baby in 1913, provides the starting point for this thoughtful examination of the work of Dakota women. Mary Eastman Faribault, born in Minnesota, made them almost four decades after the U.S.Dakota War of 1862. This and other ornately decorated objects created by Dakota women -- cradleboards, clothing, animal skin containers -- served more than a utilitarian function. They tell the story of colonisation, genocide, and survival.
Netted Lace by
Call Number: TT840.N48 M69 2014 (Kent)
Publication Date: 2014-09-02
Once used primarily for fishing, netting now works beautifully as a base for filet lace. While many lacemakers use commercially available varieties, Margaret Morgan wanted unique sizes and colors. So she began to make her own. Here she explains the equipment she uses and the traditional techniques she's gathered from old source material, and provides 40 patterns with instructions for creating different shapes and edgings. Use the lace for scarves, shawls, place mats, doilies, and even miniature items for a doll's house.
Keith Haring by
Call Number: N6537.H348 A4 2014 (South)
Publication Date: 2014-10-16
Exuberant, profane, witty, and provocative, the images in this book reveal the political dimension of Keith Haring's artistic concerns. Through his graffiti-inspired drawings, paintings, sculptures, murals, and other works, Keith Haring created an immediately recognizable visual iconography that spoke to an enormous population--gay and straight, young and old, male and female. His importance in the annals of popular culture is indisputable, but little attention has been paid to his advocacy for social justice. Haring's political perspective is the focus of this visually arresting selection of works that traces the artist's development and historical significance and gives new gravitas to his career. Accompanying a major exhibition at the de Young museum in San Francisco, this book features more than 130 works of art, including large-scale paintings on tarpaulin and canvas, sculptures, and subway drawings. Together they create a narrative that explores Haring's responses to nuclear disarmament, racial inequality, capitalist excess, environmental degradation, and other prevalent social issues. Essays and conversations with writers, critics, and art dealers round out this important analysis of Haring's life, career, and passion.
Call Number: ND497.B254 E55 2013 (Kent)
Publication Date: 2013-02-12
While hiding from the limelight, Banksy has made himself into one of the world's best-known living artists. His pieces have fetched millions of dollars at prestigious auction houses. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his film Exit Through the Gift Shop. Once viewed as vandalism, his work is now venerated; fans have gone so far as to dismantle the walls that he has painted on for collection and sale. But as famous as Banksy is, he is also utterly unknown-he conceals his real name, hides his face, distorts his voice, and reveals his identity to only a select few. Who is this man that has captivated millions? How did a graffiti artist from Bristol, England, find himself at the center of an artistic movement? How has someone who goes to such great lengths to keep himself hidden achieved such great notoriety?nbsp; And is his anonymity a necessity to continue his vandalism-or a marketing tool to make him ever more famous? Now, in the first ever full-scale investigation of the artist, reporter Will Ellsworth-Jones pieces together the story of Banksy, building up a picture of the man and the world in which he operates. He talks to his friends and enemies, those who knew him in his early, unnoticed days, and those who have watched him try to come to terms with his newfound fame and success. And he explores the contradictions of a champion of renegade art going to greater and greater lengths to control his image and his work.
The History of American Graffiti by
Call Number: GT3913.A2 G37 2010 (South)
Publication Date: 2011-04-05
Unprecedented in scope, this book is the definitive story behind the most explosive and influential art form of the last 100 years. The book traces the evolution of the style from its early freight train days to its big-city boom on the streets of New York City and Philadelphia to its modern-day influences, and features profiles and behind-the-scenes stories gleaned from over three-years' worth of interviews with graffiti's most prominent names as well as its lesser-known pioneers.
Graffiti and Street Art by
Call Number: GT3912 .W33 2011 (South)
Publication Date: 2011-11-07
Whether adored or abhorred, graffiti and street art provoke passionate debate. This is the first comprehensive popular survey of the art movement around the world. Organized thematically, it explores the origins of the movement and its evolution, the relationship between street art and the urban environment, its interactions with (or rejection of) the market and the world of commercial galleries, and the culture of street art online. The book features a wide range of artists working in different media and styles across multiple countries.
Graffiti L. A. by
Call Number: ND2638.L67 G76 2006 (Kent)
Publication Date: 2007-05-01
A comprehensive and visual history of graffiti in Los Angeles, dating back to the 1930s, as well as an in-depth examination of the myriad styles and techniques used by writers today.
Graffiti World by
Call Number: ND2590 .G35 2006 (Kent, Nassau, South)
Publication Date: 2004-10-26
Presents artworks organized by continent, then alphabetically by the 180 artists featured, giving short histories and information on the main ideas of the works.
The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti by
Call Number: ND2590 .S34 2013 (South)
Publication Date: 2013-09-03
Painted murals first appeared in Latin America in the early 20th century; in the 1950s, spray-can graffiti associated with Latino gangs followed, notably the #147;cholo” graffiti of Los Angeles. Today, street art has traveled to nearly every corner of the globe, evolving into a highly complex and ornate art form.
Subway Art by
Call Number: GT3913.N72 N43 2009 (South)
Publication Date: 2009-04-15
This 25th-Anniversary edition features 70 never-before-seen photographs along with all-new introductions that explore the prolific and sometimes tension-filled rise of graffiti, from gritty train yards to galleries worldwide. 150 full-color photos.
Art in the Streets by
Call Number: ND2608 .A78 2011 (South)
Publication Date: 2011-04-12
The first large-scale American museum exhibition to survey the colorful history of graffiti and street art movements internationally. Highlighting the connection between graffiti and street art and other vibrant subcultures, such as those that developed around Hip Hop in the Bronx and skateboarding in Southern California, Art in the Streets explores parallel movements in dance and music. The exhibition is curated by MoCA Director Jeffrey Deitch, working with a curatorial advisory committee that includes Roger Gastman and Aaron Rose.
Walls of Empowerment by
Call Number: eBook: read online
Publication Date: 2010-09-01
Exploring three major hubs of muralist activity in California, where indigenist imagery is prevalent, Walls of Empowerment celebrates an aesthetic that seeks to firmly establish Chicana/o sociopolitical identity in U.S. territory. Providing readers with a history and genealogy of key muralists' productions, Guisela Latorre also showcases new material and original research on works and artists never before examined in print. An art form often associated with male creative endeavors, muralism in fact reflects significant contributions by Chicana artists. Encompassing these and other aspects of contemporary dialogues, including the often tense relationship between graffiti and muralism, Walls of Empowerment is a comprehensive study that, unlike many previous endeavors, does not privilege non-public Latina/o art. In addition, Latorre introduces readers to the role of new media, including performance, sculpture, and digital technology, in shaping the muralist's "canvas." Drawing on nearly a decade of fieldwork, this timely endeavor highlights the ways in which California's Mexican American communities have used images of indigenous peoples to raise awareness of the region's original citizens.
Visual Vitriol by
Call Number: ND2590 .E57 2011 (Deerwood, South)
Publication Date: 2011-06-16
Visual Vitriol: The Street Art and Subcultures of the Punk and Hardcore Generation is a vibrant, in-depth, and visually appealing history of punk, which reveals punk concert flyers as urban folk art. David Ensminger exposes the movement's deeply participatory street art, including flyers, stencils, and graffiti. This discovery leads him to an examination of the often-overlooked presence of African Americans, Latinos, women, and gays and lesbians who have widely impacted the worldviews and music of this subculture. Then Ensminger, the former editor of fanzine Left of the Dial, looks at how mainstream and punk media shape the public's outlook on the music's history and significance. Often derided as litter or a nuisance, punk posters have been called instant art, Xerox art, or DIY street art. For marginalized communities, they carve out spaces for resistance. Made by hand in a vernacular tradition, this art highlights deep-seated tendencies among musicians and fans. Instead of presenting punk as a predominately middle-class, white-male phenomenon, the book describes a convergence culture that mixes people, gender, and sexualities. This detailed account reveals how members conceptualize their attitudes, express their aesthetics, and talk to each other about complicated issues.
1,000 Ideas for Graffiti and Street Art by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2011-02-01
Graffiti and street art used to be a sure sign of a neighborhood's neglect. Even though it is still a countercultural art form, its role has grown: it enlivens public space, provides social commentary, and adds humor and color to the urban and suburban landscape. 1,000 Ideas for Graffiti and Street Art is a showcase of urban art suitable for artists of any medium, designers, and other creative artists looking for urban-style inspiration for their visual work. A visual catalog, it is both a practical, inspirational handbook and a coffee-table conversation piece. Graffiti and street artists--rebellious and non-rebellious alike--will relish the opportunity to have so many ideas for color play, illustration, and wild expressions at their fingertips. Inside you'll find: -1,000 photographs of graffiti and other types of urban art, with captions that feature location (city, state, country) artist name (if known). -Artwork sorted into categories such as letterforms, stencils, portraits, murals, nature, tags, throw-ups, pieces, and productions -Urban art glossary, basic aerosol painting and street art techniques, and more
Graffiti Cookbook by
Publication Date: 2013-10-15
Graffiti Cookbook is a guide to the materials and techniques used in today's most creative and progressive art movement. In hundreds of pictures and illustrations, and a dozen interviews with some of the world's most famous artists, the authors show how graffiti is made. From spray techniques and hand styles to tools and style analysis, Graffiti Cookbook takes readers on a trip around the world in the search of the tricks and trades of graffiti writers. This is the only book showing how graffiti artists really work, featuring unique insight into this DIY art form.
A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture by
Call Number: REF NA31 .C864 2006 (South)
Publication Date: 2006-05-04
Containing over 6,000 entries from Aalto to ziggurat, this authoritative dictionary of architecture covers all periods of Western architectural history, from ancient times to the present day. Beautifully illustrated and written in a clear and concise style, it also includes brief biographies of leading architects, from Brunelleschi and Imhotep to Le Corbusier and Richard Rogers. The text is complimented by over 250 beautiful and meticulous line drawings, labeled cross-sections and diagrams. These include precise drawings of typical building features, making it easy for readers to identify particular period styles. The first edition of the Dictionary of Architecture received excellent reviews. Now it has been fully revised and expanded, bringing it completely up-to-date. New entries include definitions of landscape terms and biographies of modern architects.
100 Ideas That Changed Architecture by
Call Number: NA200 .W478 2011 (Deerwood, South)
Publication Date: 2011-09-21
This inspiring book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped architecture. Entertaining and intelligent, it provides a concise history of the subject, and is also a fascinating resource to dip into. Arranged in a broadly chronological order to show the development of architecture, the ideas that comprise the book include innovative and influential concepts, technologies, techniques and movements. Each idea is presented through interesting text and arresting visuals, and explores when the idea first evolved and the subsequent impact it has had up to the present day.
The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture by
Call Number: NA31 .F612 1999 (Deerwood)
Publication Date: 2000-03-01
This is a major revision and expansion of what has long been recognized as a basic reference in its field. Besides updating the existing text, the authors have broadened the book by including many new entries on landscape architecture as well as by significantly increasing their treatment of American architects and architecture. This is a highly readable work, worldwide in scope, covering architecture from ancient times to the present. Major entries on key individuals, styles, movements, materials, and terms range up to several pages in length and include cross references and bibliographies for further reading. This is an essential addition to the reference shelf of every architectural student and buff.
A World History of Architecture by
Call Number: NA200 .M575 2004 (Deerwood)
Publication Date: 2003-08-28
"The text encourages readers to examine closely in photographs and line drawings the pragmatic, innovative, and aesthetic attributes of buildings, and to imagine how these would have been praised or criticized by contemporary observers. Architecture is discussed in various contexts - artistic, economic, environmental, political, social, and technological - so as to determine the extent to which buildings met the needs of clients, society at large, and future generations." "This book also examines the unique methods of great architects past and present. Among them are Alvar Aalto, Robert Adam, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, Gustave Eiffel, Peter Eisenman, Antonio Gaudi, Frank Gehry, Walter Gropius, Imhotep, Le Corbusier, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Michelangelo, Glenn Murcutt, Andrea Palladio, Eero Saarinen, Koca Sinan, Louis Sullivan, Christopher Wren, and Frank Lloyd Wright."
The Art of Japanese Architecture by
Call Number: NA1550 .Y675 2007 (North)
Publication Date: 2007-07-15
The Art of Japanese Architecture explores the simplicity, asymmetry, sensitivity to the natural environment, and use of natural materials that are the hallmarks of Japanese architecture. These elements are explored and clarified in this cultural and historical overview of the rapidly changing world of Japanese architecture. Beginning with a discussion of prehistoric pit dwellings and concluding with a description of significant modern buildings, David and Michiko Young, authors of the 2006 American Horticultural Award-winning book, The Art of the Japanese Garden, analyze the major changes in architecture caused by the introduction of Buddhist culture, the development of feudalism, the influence of Western culture and the adaptation of the international style in contemporary buildings.
Call Number: NA2542.36 .E264 2013 (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2012-09-12
Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title explores numerous aspects of eco-friendly architecture, including whether it is financially beneficial, whether it can also be stylish, whether it protects human health, and whether it benefits the environment. This volume also examines ways gr; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model...not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest.
Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture by
Call Number: NA31 .H56 1983 (Deerwood)
Publication Date: 1983-03-01
In this volume, noted Columbia University Professor of Architecture Cyril M. Harris offers a unique tour through the entire history of architecture: an extraordinary compendium of clear, concise definitions for over 5,000 important terms. This thoroughly accurate and comprehensive gathering of architectural knowledge is complemented by an unprecedented collection of over 2,000 line drawings that richly illustrate significant aspects of architectural styles. Unusual cutaway views, close-ups of intricate details, and precisely rendered plans show many of the greatest architectural achievements of all time.
The Art and Architecture of Islam, 1250-1800 by
Call Number: N6260 .B56 1994 (Kent, South)
Publication Date: 1994-09-28
Virtually all the masterpieces of Islamic art - the Alhambra, the Taj Mahal and the Tahmasp Shahnama - were produced during the period from the Mongol conquests in the early 13th century to the advent of European colonial rule in the 19th century. This work surveys the architecture and arts of the traditional Islamic lands during this era.
Ottoman Architecture by
Call Number: NA1364 .K8313 2010 (Deerwood, South)
Publication Date: 2010-08-16
This is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging survey of Ottoman Architecture ever produced. It
Call Number: NA202 .A69 2000 (Deerwood, Downtown, South)
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
An engrossing guided tour of some of the world's greatest buildings awaits readers of this unique tribute to excellence and innovation in architecture. The book is divided into ten chapters, ranging from antiquity to modernism and beyond, each written by an eminent specialist. 240 photos, 190 in color.
Chinese Architecture by
Call Number: NA1540 .H574 2002 (Deerwood)
Publication Date: 2002-11-10
A comprehensive and authoritative study of Chinese architecture from Neolithic times to the late-19th century. Six of China's greatest architectural historians have joined with a leading Western scholar to write this text, a collaborative history of Chinese architecture.
The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture by
Call Number: N7830 .M87 2014 (Deerwood)
Publication Date: 2014-09-01
The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture explains a wide range of terms used in the study of the history of Christian art and architecture including subjects, topics, themes, artists, works, movements, and buildings.
Classical Greek Architecture by
Call Number: NA271 .T89 2004 (Deerwood)
Publication Date: 2004-11-27
A leading architectural historian examines the roots of modern architecture in the buildings, sites, and architectural details of ancient Greece, providing a close-up look at the technology, rituals, social structures, political conflicts, and myths of antiquity and assessing how they influenced the design of Greek architecture.
A History of Western Architecture by
Call Number: NA200 .W412 2005b (South)
Publication Date: 2010-06-09
In his highly acclaimed reference work David Watkin traces the history of western architecture from the earliest times to the 21st century. Adopting an approach that sees architectural history as a continuous narrative, the author emphasizes the ongoing vitality of the Classical language of architecture, underlining the continuity between, for example, the work ofIctinus in 5th-century BC Athens and that of McKim, Mead and White in 20th-century New York.
A History of Russian Architecture by
Call Number: NA1181 .B72 2004 (Kent)
Publication Date: 2004-03-01
Since its initial publication in 1993, A History of Russian Architecture has remained the most comprehensive study of the topic in English, a volume that defines the main components and sources for Russia’s architectural traditions in their historical context, from the early medieval period to the present. This edition includes 80 new full-page color separations, many of which are published here for the first time, as well as a new Prologue and elegant photographic essay drawn from the author’s research and fieldwork over the past decade in remote areas of the Russian north and Siberia. Subject to influences from east and west, Russian architecture’s distinctive approaches to building are documented in four parts of this definitive study: early medieval Rus up to the Mongol invasion in the mid-twelfth century; the revival of architecture in Novgorod and Muscovy from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries; Peter the Great’s cultural revolution, which extended through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; and the advent of modern, avant-garde, and monumental Soviet architecture.
Call Number: NA200 .A72 2014 (Deerwood, Kent, South)
Publication Date: 2014-08-22
This latest addition to the Whole Story series offers an encyclopedic and lavishly illustrated survey of architecture throughout human history. Sweeping in reach and exhaustive in detail, Architecture: The Whole Story is an indispensible reference for anyone interested in the evolution of our built environment.
Ideas That Shaped Buildings by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2003-10-10
In Ideas That Shaped Buildings, Fil Hearn identifies and codifies into theoretical systems the operative tenets of architectural theory from ancient Rome to the present. With this strikingly original synthesis of architectural history and theory, he constructs an intellectual armature on which virtually any architectural concept, past or present, can be positioned. Dealing mainly with the treatises that have been highly influential historically, he organizes their concepts thematically and analyzes their development through time. Straightforward and concise, Ideas That Shaped Buildings is readily accessible to architecture students, practicing architects, and the general public -- indeed anyone interested in understanding the design rationale of buildings. Its overarching message is that, far from being constricting, proper knowledge and application of architectural theory is enabling and inspiring, and makes creative freedom possible by providing the conceptual awareness needed to devise a design.After an introductory history of the development of architectural theory, the text is divided into four parts. The first deals with issues relevant to all theories of architecture. The second, treating theory from antiquity to 1800, focuses on the prescriptive conventions inherent in the classical tradition. The third, treating theory after 1800, focuses on the inspirational principles prompted by rationalist perceptions of the Gothic tradition. The fourth, treating theory since 1965, deals with rationales beyond rationalism and the influence of computers on design method and design formulation. The concepts discussed are illustrated with theoretical drawings and images of actual buildings.
Space, Hope, and Brutalism by
Call Number: NA968 .H375 2014 (South)
Publication Date: 2015-11-17
This is the first major book to study English architecture between 1945 and 1975 in its entirety. Challenging previous scholarship on the subject and uncovering vast amounts of new material at the boundaries between architectural and social history, Elain Harwood structures the book around building types to reveal why the architecture takes the form it does. Buildings of all budgets and styles are examined, from major universities to the modest café. The book is illustrated with stunning new photography that reveals the logic, aspirations, and beauty of hundreds of buildings throughout England, at the point where many are disappearing or are being mutilated. Space, Hope, and Brutalism offers a convincing and lively overview of a subject and period that fascinates younger scholars and appeals to those who were witnesses to this history.
Outside the Box by
Call Number: NC1002.P33 A53 2015 (Kent, South)
Publication Date: 2015-10-06
In an age of slick, computer-generated type and Photoshopped perfection, hand-drawn packing is enjoying a global resurgence. As shorthand for something more authentic, homegrown, handmade, or crafted, hand-drawn packaging is found on everything from supermarket eggs to Chipotle drink cups. In this exhaustive and lavishly illustrated survey, organized by four types--DIY, art, craft, and artisanal--Gail Anderson pulls back the curtain on the working processes and inspirations offorty letterers, illustrators, and designers from all around the world through insightful interviews, process sketches, and her infectious love of the medium.
Graphic Passion by
Call Number: NC980.5.M35 B53 2015 (South)
Publication Date: 2015-10-15
The great painter Henri Matisse was also a great book illustrator. A pioneering member of the Fauves, a supreme colorist, a remarkable draftsman, and a creative genius: this is the Matisse known and admired by everyone with even a passing interest in modern art. But few know Matisse as an artist who designed and illustrated his own books. From 1912 until his death in 1954, he engaged in nearly fifty illustration projects, many of which rank among the greatest artists' books of the twentieth century. A master printmaker, equally adept in various media, he ensured that his prints would appear to best advantage in conjunction with the printed page. He directly participated in page layout, typography, lettering, ornament, cover design, and even the choice of text. More than any others of his rank and stature, he knew the principles of visual communication and perceived the potential of letterpress printing. Graphic Passion recounts the publication history of nearly fifty books illustrated by Matisse, including masterworks such as Lettres portugaises, Mallarmé's Poésies, and his own Jazz. It is the first comprehensive, in-depth analysis of his book-production ventures and the first systematic survey of this topic in English. Drawing on unpublished correspondence and business documents, it contains new information about his illustration methods, typographic precepts, literary sensibilities, and staunch opinions about the role of the artist in the publication process.