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  • Monster / edited by Marc Guberman, Jacob Reidel, and Frida Rosenberg
    NA 689 P67 M66 2008

    A monster is in our midst, and its name is Architecture.

    Contemporary architecture is in many ways a monstrous thing. It is bigger, more broadly defined, increasingly complicated, more costly, and stylistically and formally heterogeneous--if not downright unhinged. Not only is the scale of the built environment expanding, but so is the territory of the architectural profession itself. A perfect storm of history, technology, economics, politics, and pedagogy has generated a moment in time in which anything seems possible. The results have been at times strange and even frightening.

    Long ago, the birth of an abnormal creature was interpreted as a sign of looming trouble. These monstra--from the Latin monere, "to warn" and monstrare, "to show" --were viewed with both fear and fascination. This fortieth issue of Perspecta --the oldest and most distinguished student-edited architectural journal in America--examines architecture past and present through the lens of the monster. The contributors--a diverse group of scholars, practitioners, and artists--embrace the multitude of meanings this term carries in an attempt to understand how architecture arrived at its present situation and where it may be going. Perspecta 40 represents in itself a kind of monster--a hybrid, jumbled, conflicting amalgamation of work and ideas that looks at the past in new ways and tells of things to come.

    Contributors
    Philip Bernstein, Mario Carpo, Arindam Dutta, Ed Eigen, Mark Gage, Gensler, Marcelyn Gow and Ulrika Karlsson (servo), Catherine Ingraham, Mark Jarzombek, Terry Kirk, Leon Krier, Greg Lynn, John May, John McMorrough, Colin Montgomery, Guy Nordenson, Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Emmanuel Petit, Kevin Roche, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Atelier Bow-Wow) and Ryuji Fujimura, Michael Weinstock, Claire Zimmerman


  • Grand tour / edited by Gabrielle Brainard, Rustam Mehta, & Thomas Moran
    NA 2500 G648 2008

    Architectural travel, from the Eternal City to the generic city.

    The Grand Tour was once the culmination of an architect's education. As a journey to the cultural sites of Europe, the Tour's agenda was clearly defined: to study ancient monuments in order to reproduce them at home. Architects returned from their Grand Tours with rolls of measured drawings and less tangible spoils: patronage, commissions, and cultural cachet. Although no longer carried out under the same name, the practices inscribed by the Grand Tour have continued relevance for contemporary architects. This edition of Perspecta--the oldest and most distinguished student-edited architectural journal in America--uses the Grand Tour, broadly conceived, as a model for understanding the history, current incarnation, and future of architectural travel. Perspecta 41 asks: where do we go, how do we record what we see, what do we bring back, and how does it change us? Contributions include explorations of architects' travels in times of war; Peter Eisenman's account of his career-defining 1962 trip with Colin Rowe around Europe in a Volkswagen; Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown's discussion of their traveling and its effect on their collecting, teaching, and design work; drawings documenting the monolithic churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia; an account of how James Gamble Rogers designed Yale's Sterling Library and residential colleges using his collection of postcards; and a proposed itinerary for a contemporary Grand Tour--in America.

    Contributors
    Esra Akcan, Aaron Betsky, Ljiljana Blagojevic [acute accent over c], Edward Burtynsky, Matthew Coolidge and CLUI, Gillian Darley, Brook Denison, Helen Dorey, Keller Easterling, Peter Eisenman, Dan Graham and Mark Wasiuta, Jeffery Inaba and C-Lab, Sam Jacob, Michael Meredith, Colin Montgomery, Dietrich Neumann, Enrique Ramirez, Mary-Ann Ray and Robert Mangurian, Kazys Varnelis, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Enrique Walker


  • Gavarni, l'homme et l'oeuvre / par Edmond & Jules de Goncourt ; préface de Gustave Geffroy de l'Académie Goncourt ; ouvrage illustré de trente-deux planches hors texte
    NC 1499 G4G65 1925

  • The artist in the machine : the world of AI-powered creativity / Arthur I. Miller
    NX 180 C66M55 2019

    An authority on creativity introduces us to AI-powered computers that are creating art, literature, and music that may well surpass the creations of humans.

    Today's computers are composing music that sounds "more Bach than Bach," turning photographs into paintings in the style of Van Gogh's Starry Night , and even writing screenplays. But are computers truly creative--or are they merely tools to be used by musicians, artists, and writers? In this book, Arthur I. Miller takes us on a tour of creativity in the age of machines.

    Miller, an authority on creativity, identifies the key factors essential to the creative process, from "the need for introspection" to "the ability to discover the key problem." He talks to people on the cutting edge of artificial intelligence, encountering computers that mimic the brain and machines that have defeated champions in chess, Jeopardy! , and Go. In the central part of the book, Miller explores the riches of computer-created art, introducing us to artists and computer scientists who have, among much else, unleashed an artificial neural network to create a nightmarish, multi-eyed dog-cat; taught AI to imagine; developed a robot that paints; created algorithms for poetry; and produced the world's first computer-composed musical, Beyond the Fence , staged by Android Lloyd Webber and friends.

    But, Miller writes, in order to be truly creative, machines will need to step into the world. He probes the nature of consciousness and speaks to researchers trying to develop emotions and consciousness in computers. Miller argues that computers can already be as creative as humans--and someday will surpass us. But this is not a dystopian account; Miller celebrates the creative possibilities of artificial intelligence in art, music, and literature.

    roducing us to artists and computer scientists who have, among much else, unleashed an artificial neural network to create a nightmarish, multi-eyed dog-cat; taught AI to imagine; developed a robot that paints; created algorithms for poetry; and produced the world's first computer-composed musical, Beyond the Fence , staged by Android Lloyd Webber and friends.

    But, Miller writes, in order to be truly creative, machines will need to step into the world. He probes the nature of consciousness and speaks to researchers trying to develop emotions and consciousness in computers. Miller argues that computers can already be as creative as humans--and someday will surpass us. But this is not a dystopian account; Miller celebrates the creative possibilities of artificial intelligence in art, music, and literature.


  • Crystals in Art Ancient to Today / Joachim Pissaro, Lauren Haynes
    N8217.C794

  • All the houses were painted white historic homes of the Texas Golden Crescent / photographs and text by Rick Gardner ; with contributions by Gary Dunnam
    NA 7235 T42C634 2019

  • Par le prisme des sens: médiation et nouvelles réalités du corps dans les arts performatifs Technologies, cognition et méthodologies émergentes de recherche-création / [edited by] Isabelle Choiniere, Enrico Pitozzi, Andrea Davidson
    NX 650 H74P37 2019

  • Sustainable design : a critical guide / David Bergman
    NK 1520 B48 2012eb
    Written for students and practitioners in the fields of architecture and interior design, our new Architecture Brief Sustainable Design provides a concise overview of all the techniques available for reducing the energy footprint of structures and spaces. With clear, simple language and a practical "can-do" approach, author David Bergman covers everything from the profession's ethical responsibility, to design structures and spaces that sustain our natural resources, to specific considerations such as rainwater harvesting, graywater recycling, passive heating techniques, solar orientation, green roofs, wind energy, daylighting, indoor air quality, material evaluation and specification, and how to work with green building certification programs.

  • Representing the Black female subject in western art / Charmaine A. Nelson
    N 7630 N45 2010eb

    This book offers the first concentrated examination of the representation of the black female subject in Western art through the lenses of race/color and sex/gender. Charmaine A. Nelson poses critical questions about the contexts of production, the problems of representation, the pathways of circulation and the consequences of consumption. She analyzes not only how, where, why and by whom black female subjects have been represented, but also what the social and cultural impacts of the colonial legacy of racialized western representation have been. Nelson also explores and problematizes the issue of the historically privileged white artistic access to black female bodies and the limits of representation for these subjects. This book not only reshapes our understanding of the black female representation in Western Art, but also furthers our knowledge about race and how and why it is (re)defined and (re)mobilized at specific times and places throughout history.


  • Personalities in art
    N 7445 C82 1968

  • Essays on art
    N 7445 C68 1968

  • Par le prisme des sens: médiation et nouvelles réalités du corps dans les arts performatifs Technologies, cognition et méthodologies émergentes de recherche-création / [edited by] Isabelle Choiniere, Enrico Pitozzi, Andrea Davidson
    NX 650 H74P37 2019

  • Uncommitted crimes : The Defiance of the Artistic Imagi/nation / Tara Atluri
    N 72 N38A85 2018eb

  • Between one culture : essays on science and art / Robert Schiller
    N 72 S3S3513 2019eb

  • Mobile media in and outside of the art classroom attending to identity, spatiality, and materiality / Juan Carlos Castro, editor
    N350

  • The changing social economy of art are the arts becoming less exclusive? / Hans Abbing
    N72.S6

  • Art criticism in the sixties : a symposium of the Poses Institute of Fine Arts, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts / Participants, Barbara Rose [and others] ; Moderator, William C. Seitz
    N 7435 A68

  • Ultra-violet rays and their use in the examination of works of art, by James J. Rorimer ..
    N 7436 R6

  • Careers in the arts: fine and applied
    N 7438 M3 1950

  • Enid Yandell : Kentucky's pioneer sculptor / Juilee Decker
    NB 237 Y36D43 2019eb

    Louisville-born and nationally renowned sculptor Enid Yandell (1869--1934) was ahead of her time. She began her career when sculpture was considered too physical, too messy, and too masculine for women. Yandell challenged the gender norms of early-twentieth-century artistic practice and became an award-winning sculptor, independent artist, and activist for women's suffrage.

    This study examines Yandell's life and work: how she grew from a young, Southern dilettante -- the daughter of a Confederate medical officer -- into a mature, gifted artist who ran in circles with more established male artists in New York and Paris, such as Frederick MacMonnies and Auguste Rodin. At the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, she was one of a select group of women sculptors, known as the White Rabbits, who sculpted the statues and architectural embellishments of the fair. As a result of her success in Chicago, Yandell was commissioned to create a twenty-five foot figure of Pallas Athena for Nashville's Centennial Exposition in 1897. Newspapers hailed it as the largest statue ever created by a woman. Yandell's command of classical subject matter was matched by her abilities with large-scale, figurative works such as the Daniel Boone statue in Cherokee Park, Louisville. In 1898 Yandell was among the first women to be selected for membership in the National Sculpture Society, the first organization of professional sculptors formed in the United States.

    Presented to coincide with the 150th anniversary of her birth, this study demonstrates the ways in which Yandell was a pioneer and draws attention to her legacy.


  • Forever seeing new beauties : the forgotten impressionist Mary Rogers Williams, 1857-1907 / Eve M. Kahn
    ND 237 W7144K34 2019

    Revolutionary artist Mary Rogers Williams (1857--1907), a baker's daughter from Hartford, Connecticut, biked and hiked from the Arctic Circle to Naples, exhibited from Paris to Indianapolis, trained at the Art Students League, chafed against art world rules that favored men, wrote thousands of pages about her travels and work, taught at Smith College for nearly two decades, but sadly ended up almost totally obscure. The book reproduces her unpublished artworks that capture pensive gowned women, Norwegian slopes reflected in icy waters, saw-tooth rooflines on French chateaus, and incense hazes in Italian chapels, and it offers a vivid portrayal of an adventurer, defying her era's expectations.


  • Graphic assembly montage, media, and experimental architecture in the 1960s / Craig Buckley
    NA 958 B83 2019eb

    An innovative look at the contribution of montage to twentieth-century architecture


    Graphic Assembly unearths the role played by montage and collage in the development of architectural culture over the past century, revealing their unexamined yet crucial significance. Craig Buckley brings together experimental architectural practices based in London, Paris, Vienna, and Florence, showing how breakthroughs in optical media and printing technologies enabled avant-garde architects to reimagine their field.

    Graphic Assembly considers a range of architects and movements from the 1950s through the early '70s, including Theo Crosby, Hans Hollein, and John McHale; the magazine Clip-Kit ; and the groups Archigram, Superstudio, and Utopie. It gives a thorough account of how montage concepts informed the design of buildings, prototypes, models, exhibitions, and multimedia environments, accompanied by Buckley's insightful interpretations of the iconic images, exhibitions, and buildings of the 1960s that mark how the decade is remembered.

    Richly illustrated with never-before-published material from more than a dozen archives and private collections, Graphic Assembly offers a comparative overview of the network of experimental architectural practice in Europe. It provides a deep historical account of the cut-and-paste techniques now prevalent with architecture's digital turn, demonstrating the great importance of montage to architecture past, present, and future.


  • Empires of light : vision, visibility and power in colonial India / Niharika Dinkar
    N 7303 D56 2019
    Light was central to the visual politics and imaginative geographies of empire, even beyond its role as a symbol of knowledge and progress in post-Enlightenment narratives. This book describes how imperial mappings of geographical space in terms of 'cities of light' and 'hearts of darkness' coincided with the industrialisation of light (in homes, streets, theatres) and its instrumentalisation through new representative forms (photography, film, magic lanterns, theatrical lighting). Cataloguing the imperial vision in its engagement with colonial India, the book evaluates responses by the celebrated Indian painter Ravi Varma (1848-1906) to reveal the centrality of light in technologies of vision, not merely as an ideological effect but as a material presence that produces spaces and inscribes bodies.

  • Building character : the racial politics of modern architectural style / Charles L. Davis II
    NA2543.S6
    In the nineteenth-century paradigm of architectural organicism, the notion that buildings possessed character provided architects with a lens for relating the buildings they designed to the populations they served. Advances in scientific race theory enabled designers to think of "race" and "style" as manifestations of natural law: just as biological processes seemed to inherently regulate the racial characters that made humans a perfect fit for their geographical contexts, architectural characters became a rational product of design. Parallels between racial and architectural characters provided a rationalist model of design that fashioned some of the most influential national building styles of the past, from the pioneering concepts of French structural rationalism and German tectonic theory to the nationalist associations of the Chicago Style, the Prairie Style, and the International Style. In Building Character , Charles Davis traces the racial charge of the architectural writings of five modern theorists--Eugene Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, Gottfried Semper, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and William Lescaze--to highlight the social, political, and historical significance of the spatial, structural, and ornamental elements of modern architectural styles.

  • Picturing Cuba : art, culture, and identity on the island and in the diaspora / edited by Jorge Duany
    NX 525 A1P53 2019
    Picturing Cuba explores the evolution of Cuban visual art and its links to cubanía, or Cuban cultural identity. Featuring artwork from the Spanish colonial, republican, and postrevolutionary periods of Cuban history, as well as the contemporary diaspora, these richly illustrated essays trace the creation of Cuban art through shifting political, social, and cultural circumstances.Contributors examine colonial-era lithographs of Cuba's landscape, architecture, people, and customs that portrayed the island as an exotic, tropical location. They show how the avant-garde painters of the vanguardia , or Havana School, wrestled with the significance of the island's African and indigenous roots, and they also highlight subversive photography that depicts the harsh realities of life after the Cuban Revolution. They explore art created by the first generation of postrevolutionary exiles, which reflects a new identity-- lo cubanoamericano , Cuban-Americanness--and expresses the sense of displacement experienced by Cubans who resettled in another country. A concluding chapter evaluates contemporary attitudes toward collecting and exhibiting post-revolutionary Cuban art in the United States.Encompassing works by Cubans on the island, in exile, and born in America, this volume delves into defining moments in Cuban art across three centuries, offering a kaleidoscopic view of the island's people, culture, and history.

  • We the people : portraits of veterans in America / Mary Whyte
    ND 1329 W52A4 2019

    We the people--these words embody the ethos of what it means to be an American citizen. As individuals we are a tapestry of colors and creeds; united we are a nation committed to preserving our hard-earned freedom. In this heart-stirring collection of watercolor portraits of military veterans--one from each of the fifty states--artist Mary Whyte captures this ethos as well as the dedication, responsibility, and courage it takes to fulfill that promise.

    Those who raise their hands to serve may join for different reasons, but all--along with their families--make the extraordinary commitment to place the needs of the country before their own. Whyte gives us the opportunity to meet and to see some of them--to really see them. Whyte's portrait of America includes individuals from many walks of life, some still active duty, and from every branch: women and men, old and young, and from a wide swath of ethnicities, befitting our glorious melting pot. From a mayor to an astronaut, from a teacher to a garbage collector, from a business entrepreneur to someone who is homeless, Whyte renders their unique and exceptional lives with great care and gentle brush strokes.

    We the People is not only a tour across and through these vast United States, it is a tour through the heart and soul, the duty and the commitment of the people who protect not only our Constitution and our country but our very lives. We can only be deeply grateful, inspired, and humbled by all of them.


  • Vital forms : biological art, architecture, and the dependencies of life / Jennifer Johung
    N 72 B5J64 2019

    Shows how the intersection of biotech, art, and architecture are transforming the world we live in


    As living matter becomes more and more the domain of art and architecture, the life sciences are enabling a major cultural and aesthetic transformation. Vital Forms explores how the intersection of biology, art, and architecture has transformed these disciplines, offering heretofore unimagined possibilities.

    Using numerous case studies, Jennifer Johung explores how art and architecture are reimagining life on cellular and subcellular levels. In the process, she maps the constantly evolving dependencies that exist between objects, bodies, and environments. From Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr's Tissue Culture and Art Project, which developed "semi-living worry dolls," to Patricia Piccinini's imagined Still Life with Stem Cells , each chapter pairs a branch of contemporary biological inquiry with the artists who are revolutionizing it.

    Examining cutting-edge developments in biotechnological research--including tissue-engineering, stem cell science, regenerative medicine, and more-- Vital Forms brings biological art and architecture into critical dialogue. Distinguished by its broad range and Johung's synthesizing talents, Vital Forms makes powerful observations about how the unfolding dependencies between all kinds of matter are becoming vital to life in our age of biotechnological manipulations.


  • Exhibiting craft and design : transgressing the white cube paradigm, 1930-present / edited by Alla Myzelev
    NK 1525 E94 2017eb

    Exhibiting Craft and Design: Transgressing the White Cube Paradigm, 1930-present investigates the ways that craft and design objects were collected, displayed, and interpreted throughout the second half of the twentieth century and in recent years. The case studies discussed in this volume explain the notion the neutral display space had worked with, challenged, distorted, or assisted in conveying the ideas of the exhibitions in question. In various ways the essays included in this volume analyse and investigate strategies to facilitate interaction amongst craft and design objects, their audiences, exhibiting bodies, and the makers. Using both historical examples from the middle of the twentieth century and contemporary trends, the authors create a dialogue that investigates the different uses of and challenges to the White Cube paradigm of space organization.


  • Architectures of display : department stores and modern retail / edited by Anca I. Lasc, Patricia Lara-Betancourt, Margaret Maile Petty
    NK 2195 S89A73 2018eb
    Through an international range of case studies from the 1870s to the present, this volume analyzes strategies of display in department stores and modern retail spaces. Established scholars and emerging researchers working within a range of disciplinary contexts and historiographical traditions shed light on what constitutes modern retail and the ways in which interior designers, architects, and artists have built or transformed their practice in response to the commercial context.

  • Douglas Bentham / essay by Victoria Baster
    NB 249.B36A4 1985

  • Sir Joshua Reynolds : the subject pictures / Martin Postle
    ND 497 R4P66 1995
    Sir Joshua Reynolds' reputation today rests principally on his portraits, his theoretical writings on art and his role as President of the Royal Academy. Yet in his own day Reynolds' subject pictures were among the most widely discussed British paintings of the century. This is the first book to concentrate on this important aspect of Reynolds' work. Covering the period from 1760 to 1830, it shows the way in which these pictures were inextricably linked to Reynolds' aims and practices as a painter, and to the way in which he was perceived by his peers.

  • Ensor / Roger van Gindertael ; translated from French by Vivienne Menkes
    ND 673 E6G5513 1975

  • Architecture in Britain, 1530 to 1830 / John Summerson ; with colour photography by A.F. Kersting
    NA 964 S85 1993
    The author charts the development of architectural theory and practice from Elizabeth I to George IV. Questions of style, technology, and the social framework are resolved as separable but always essential components of the building worlds.

  • Designs for the pluriverse : radical interdependence, autonomy, and the making of worlds / Arturo Escobar
    NK 1520 E83 2018eb
    In Designs for the Pluriverse Arturo Escobar presents a new vision of design theory and practice aimed at channeling design's world-making capacity toward ways of being and doing that are deeply attuned to justice and the Earth. Noting that most design--from consumer goods and digital technologies to built environments--currently serves capitalist ends, Escobar argues for the development of an "autonomous design" that eschews commercial and modernizing aims in favor of more collaborative and placed-based approaches. Such design attends to questions of environment, experience, and politics while focusing on the production of human experience based on the radical interdependence of all beings. Mapping autonomous design's principles to the history of decolonial efforts of indigenous and Afro-descended people in Latin America, Escobar shows how refiguring current design practices could lead to the creation of more just and sustainable social orders.

  • Lenore Tawney : mirror of the universe
    N 6537 T38L46 2019
    Recent years have seen an enormous surge of interest in fiber arts, with works made of thread on display in art museums around the world. But this art form only began to transcend its origins as a humble craft in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and it wasn't until the 1950s and 1960s that artists used the fiber arts to build critical practices that challenged the definitions of painting, drawing, and sculpture. One of those artists was Lenore Tawney (1907-2007).

    Raised and trained in Chicago before she moved to New York, Tawney had a storied career. She was known for employing an ancient Peruvian gauze weave technique to create a painterly effect that appeared to float in space rather than cling to the wall, as well as for being one of the first artists to blend sculptural techniques with weaving practices and, in the process, pioneered a new direction in fiber art. Despite her prominence on the New York art scene, however, she has only recently begun to receive her due from the greater art world. Accompanying a retrospective at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, this catalog features a comprehensive biography of Tawney, additional essays on her work, and two hundred full-color illustrations, making it of interest to contemporary artists, art historians, and the growing audience for fiber art.

    Copublished with the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

  • Material and mind / Christopher Bardt
    NK 1520 B37 2019

    An in-depth exploration of the interaction between mind and material world, mediated by language, image, and making--in design, the arts, culture, and science.

    In Material and Mind , Christopher Bardt delves deeply into the interaction of mind and material world, mediated by language, image, and the process of making. He examines thought not as something "pure" and autonomous but as emerging from working with material, and he identifies this as the source of imagination and creative insight. This takes place as much in such disciplines as cognitive science, anthropology, and poetry as it does in the more obvious painting, sculpture, and design. In some fields, the medium of work is, in fact, the very medium of thinking--as fabric is for the tailor.

    Drawing on the philosophical notions of the "extended mind" and the "enactive mind," and looking beyond the world of material-based arts, Bardt investigates the realms in which material and mind interweave through metaphor, representation, projection, analogues, tools, and models. He considers words and their material origins and discusses the paradox of representation. He draws on the design process, scientific discovery, and cultural practice, among others things, to understand the dynamics of human thinking, to illuminate some of the ways we work with materials and use tools, and to demonstrate how our world continues to shape us as we shape it. Finally, he considers the seamless "immaterial" flow of imagery, text, and data and considers the place of material engagement in a digital storm.


  • Visual thinking strategies for preschool : using art to enhance literacy and social skills / Philip Yenawine
    N 361 Y46 2018
    Visual Thinking Strategies for Preschool shows how teachers can add visual thinking strategies (VTS) to their existing curriculum to encourage language, critical thinking, and social skills for children ages three to five. In this sequel to his popular book, Visual Thinking Strategies , author Philip Yenawine describes using art and other visual experiences to create engaging and powerful learner-centered environments for young children just beginning their formal school experience.

    Implemented in hundreds of schools, districts, and cultural institutions, the VTS teaching method features an open‐ended conversation about a selected work of art. Teachers facilitate the group conversation using simple questions: "What's going on in this picture?," "What do you see that makes you think that?," and "What more can we find?"

    The book provides transcripts and analysis of classroom conversations as a means of illustrating the range of ways VTS can be used with preschoolers. Drawing on interviews with preschool teachers from public, private, and charter schools from around the country, Yenawine highlights the benefits of these discussions for students, including English language learners and students with special needs.

    Visual Thinking Strategies for Preschool provides teachers with another means to teach language and social skills, and introduces students to the treasures found in art.

  • Trevor Paglen / Lauren Cornell, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Omar Kholeif
    N 6537 P22A4 2018

    The first complete monograph on an artist whose work investigates surveillance and government secrecy in the digital age

    Trevor Paglen's art gives visual geography to hidden forces, relentlessly pursuing what he calls the 'unseeable and undocumentable' in contemporary society. Blending photography, installation, investigative journalism, and science, Paglen explores the clandestine activity of government and intelligence agencies, using high-grade equipment to document their movements and reveal their hidden inner workings. This book presents over three decades of Paglen's groundbreaking work, making visible the structures and technologies that impact our lives.


  • The modern embroidery movement / Cynthia Fowler
    NK 9212 F69 2018eb
    In the early twentieth century, Marguerite Zorach and Georgiana Brown Harbeson were at the forefront of the modern embroidery movement in the United States. In the first scholarly examination of their work and influence, Cynthia Fowler explores the arguments presented by these pioneering women and their collaborators for embroidery to be considered as art.Using key exhibitions and contemporary criticism, The Modern Embroidery Movement focuses extensively on the individual work of Zorach and Brown Harbeson, casting a new light on their careers. Documenting a previously marginalised movement, Fowler brings together the history of craft, art and women's rights and firmly establishes embroidery as a significant aspect of modern art.

  • How color works : color theory in the 21st century / Pamela Fraser
    ND 1488 F73 2019
    How Color Works demonstrates that interest in color is alive and well and shows students of all levels how to create and use color in a sophisticated fashion. This interactive book describes how color contributes to meaning in specific masterful artworks using large full-color illustrationsand encourages students to produce color variations of their own in response. Approaching the aesthetics of color in contemporary terms, this text shows how knowledge of color theory is important for both traditional and experimental approaches to art-making.

  • How to make repeat patterns : a guide for designers, architects and artists / Paul Jackson
    NK 1570 J33 2018
    This book explains, in simple steps and non-mathematical terminology, how to create repeat patterns in a line, on the plane, as tiles, and as Escher-like repeats. The book also shows how to make 'wallpaper repeats', where the elements of the pattern merge into each other, apparently seamlessly.

    Using letters as the basic elements, the book demonstrates how all repeat pattern-making comes out of four simple operations: translation, rotation, reflection, and glide reflection. It will provide the definitive one-stop pattern-making resource for professional designers and students across disciplines, from textiles and fashion to graphic design and architecture.

  • Entitled : discriminating tastes and the expansion of the arts / Jennifer C. Lena
    NX 180 S6L46 2019

    An in-depth look at how democratic values have widened the American arts scene, even as it remains elite and cosmopolitan

    Two centuries ago, wealthy entrepreneurs founded the American cathedrals of culture--museums, theater companies, and symphony orchestras--to mirror European art. But today's American arts scene has widened to embrace multitudes: photography, design, comics, graffiti, jazz, and many other forms of folk, vernacular, and popular culture. What led to this dramatic expansion? In Entitled , Jennifer Lena shows how organizational transformations in the American art world--amid a shifting political, economic, technological, and social landscape--made such change possible.

    By chronicling the development of American art from its earliest days to the present, Lena demonstrates that while the American arts may be more open, they are still unequal. She examines key historical moments, such as the creation of the Museum of Primitive Art and the funneling of federal and state subsidies during the New Deal to support the production and display of culture. Charting the efforts to define American genres, styles, creators, and audiences, Lena looks at the ways democratic values helped legitimate folk, vernacular, and commercial art, which was viewed as nonelite. Yet, even as art lovers have acquired an appreciation for more diverse culture, they carefully select and curate works that reflect their cosmopolitan, elite, and moral tastes.


  • Imaging desire / Mary Kelly
    N 72 F45K46 1998
    Imaging Desire, Mary Kelly's collection of writings from 1976 to 1995, asks fundamental questions about the analysis of current practices in art and makes rigorous arguments for a criticism informed by semiotics, psychoanalysis and feminism. Few artists have made such a strong contribution to critical discourse and art as Mary Kelly, who for more than 20 years has pushed the boundaries of the visual, the textual, the sexual and the political in her writing and her art.

  • Art allsorts : writing on art & artists / John K. Grande
    N 5300 G73 2008

  • Henry van de Velde : designing modernism / Katherine M. Kuenzli
    N 6973 V4K84 2019
    The painter, designer, and architect Henry van de Velde (1863-1957) played a crucial role in expanding modernist aesthetics beyond Paris and beyond painting. Opposing growing nationalism around 1900, he sought to make painting the basis of an aesthetic that transcended boundaries between the arts and between nations through his work in Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.

    Van de Velde's designs for homes, museums, and theaters received international recognition. The artist, often associated with the Art Nouveau and Jugendstil, developed a style of abstraction that he taught in his School of Applied Arts in Weimar, the immediate precursor of and model for the Bauhaus. As a leading member of the German Werkbund, he helped shaped the fields of modern architecture and design. This long-awaited book, the first major work on van de Velde in English, firmly positions him as one of the twentieth century's most influential artists and an essential voice within the modern movement.

  • Sophie Whettnall (at) work / edited by Emiliano Battista ; authors Marina Abramovic [and 4 others]
    N 6973 W54A4 2019

  • Four objectives artmakers (4 November to 11 December, 1983) : Glen MacKinnon, Howard Van Allen, Monique Desnoyers, Sean McQuay
    N 6547 H34F68+ 1983

  • The world of the dark crystal / illustrations by Brian Froud ; text by J.J. Llewellyn ; designed and edited by Rupert Brown ; [photography by John Lawrence-Jones]
    NC 978.5 F76 A4 1982

  • Tableaux disloqués et enchevêtrements d'écritures / Monique Régimbald-Zeiber
    ND 249 R43A35 2018

  • La belle lurette / Monique Régimbald-Zeiber
    N 72 F45R443 2018

  • Reframing migration : Lampedusa, border spectacle and aesthetics of subversion / Federica Mazzara
    NX 650 P6M39 2019

    Over the past two decades, national and supranational institutions and the mass media have played a central role in presenting the migrant struggle in a sensational way, spreading an unjustified moral panic and relegating migrants themselves to spaces of invisibility.

    Building on recent theoretical debates in migration studies around the so-called «autonomy of migration» - which sees people on the move as individuals with self-determination and agency - this book reframes migration in the Mediterranean, and specifically around the island of Lampedusa.

    In particular, the book explores how activist and art forms have become a platform for subverting the dominant narrative of migration and generating a vital form of political dissent, by revealing the contradictions and paradoxes of the securitarian regime that regulates immigration into Europe.

    The analysis focuses on works by, among others, Broomberg & Chanarin, Centre for Political Beauty, Forensic Architecture, Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen, Isaac Julien, Tamara Kametani, Bouchra Khalili, Kalliopi Lemos, Zakaria Mohamed Ali, Maya Ramsay, Giacomo Sferlazzo, Aida Silvestri, Ai Weiwei, Lucy Woodand Dagmawi Yimer.


  • Bill Vazan : all over la planète / [edited by Marie-Josée Jean ; authors, Marie-Josée Jean, Robert Graham, Zoë Tousignant ; photographer, Bill Vazan ; translation Michael Gilson and Isabelle Hurteau]
    N 6549 V39A7 2018

  • Futurisms / Adam Lauder
    N 6545.6 L38 2017

  • Arts/cultural management in international contexts / Birgit Mandel
    NX 760 M36 2017
    Cultural managers are increasingly engaged in international projects; they work in international art festivals, global companies of the creative industries, or international tourism. They are involved in cultural diplomacy and cultural development cooperation; and moreover, in times of an increasing worldwide migration, cultural managers are engaged in moderating intercultural change management processes in their own countries. How is internationalisation influencing cultural management? Is there a tendency towards harmonisation of management practices due to cultural globalisation? How do cultural managers from different world regions describe their working conditions also in terms of cultural policy, and which differences can be observed? What are the main challenges of international cultural cooperation, which competencies are needed for working in international and intercultural contexts, and which training concepts in international cultural management proved to be successful? These questions are investigated on the basis of a world wide survey of cultural managers.

  • Readymade century / Dieter Daniels
    N 6853 D8D36 2019

    When Marcel Duchamp invented the readymade 100 years ago, few could have predicted that these random objects taken from everyday life would have such a lasting influence on art. The Readymade Century examines Duchamp's readymades from two perspectives, beginning with the genesis and consistency of Duchamp's concept in the first 50 years of the "readymade century," 1916 to 1964. The second part, "Readymade Exposition," describes the history of the readymade's reception, which extends far beyond Duchamp's lifetime. The editions of Duchamp's readymades as multiples and the exhibition of Andy Warhol's Brillo Boxes constitute the hinge between the two sections. Occurring at the same time, independently of one another, these two events in 1964 mark a turning point in the middle of the readymade century that has direct relevance for contemporary artistic practices of the "already made."


  • L'art des étoffes : le filage et le tissage traditionnels au Canada / Dorothy K. Burnham
    NK 8913 A1B8714 1981

  • The comfortable arts : traditional spinning and weaving in Canada / Dorothy K. Burnham
    NK 8913 A1 B87 1981
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