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Items in Fine Arts that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.


  • Economies of collaboration in performance : more than the sum of the parts / Karen Savage, Dominic Symonds
    N6497

  • The Palgrave handbook of race and the arts in education / Amelia M. Kraehe, Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández, B. Stephen Carpenter, II, editors
    NX282

  • Proceedings of the Art and Design International Conference (AnDIC 2016) / Rusmadiah Anwar, Muliyadi Mahamood, D’zul Haimi Md. Zain, Mohamad Kamal Abd Aziz, Oskar Hasdinor Hassan, Shahriman Zainal Abidin, editors
    N21

  • Robert Cumming and William Wegman : April 6 through May 14 1978 : an exhibition presented at the Baxter Art Gallery, on the campus of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, in cooperation with the Pasadena Art Alliance
    N 6537 C79 A4 1978

  • Realism now : [exhibition] May 8-June 12, 1968 [at the] Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York
    ND 196 R4 V3 1968

  • The R.E. Lewis collection of prints in Cliché-verre : a catalog to accompany the exhibition, October 15 through November 31, 1977
    NE 2685 R2 1977

  • Universal design : principles and models / Roberta Null
    NA 2545 A1N85 2014

    As the baby boom generation ages, it is crucial that designers understand all they can about bringing this group, as well as all others, design that will offer function, aesthetics, and quality of life. Full of examples and illustrated with pictures of good design, Universal Design: Principles and Models details how the principles of universal design (UD) can be used to evaluate all products and places. Universal design is ubiquitous; therefore good examples are essential to understanding.

    This book includes more than 50 case studies that demonstrate successful applications of UD principles and helps professors develop curriculum and teaching strategies. More than 300 color photographs and drawings further illustrate the principles and best practices. The book includes topics ranging from the development of ergonomic chairs for home and office to the unique environmental concerns of those sensitive to electronic and chemical emissions. The examples illustrate a variety of user/groups in different situations and clearly demonstrate the design directives for meeting their needs. The author explores the many definitions of UD, enabling readers to identify those most meaningful to large portions of the population.

    Universal design (UD) facilitates the comfort and navigation of those with failing eyesight or restricted mobility, and the family members and professionals who care for them. Whether at home, work, or a public place, people appreciate the beautiful and the practical. This book takes a vital and meaningful approach, going beyond the basics and delving into details. It gets to the heart of UD and supplies an understanding of design from a greater perspective.


  • Vernacular heritage and earthen architecture : contributions for sustainable development / editors, Mariana Correia, Gilberto Carlos & Sandra Rocha, Escola Superior Gallaecia, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal
    NA 208 V47 2013

    In a continuously changing world, there has been a growing interest in the protection of vernacular heritage and earthen architecture. The need to protect and enhance this fragile heritage via intelligent responses to threats from nature and the environment has become evident.

    Historically, vernacular heritage research focussed on philosophical aspects and surveys, while earthen architecture studies emphasized earthen material and construction techniques. However, for these particular forms of heritage to survive, academic research had to shift its focus, so as to respond to new challenges. Vernacular Heritage and Earthen Architecture gathers contributions of key international researchers from 50 countries, and covers a wide variety of topics:

    * Cultural heritage and building cultures

    * Materials and construction techniques

    * Territory and environmental adaptation

    * Energy effi ciency and sustainable design

    * Natural hazards and risk mitigation

    * Education and research focus

    Vernacular Heritage & Earthen Architecture: Contributions for Sustainable Development discusses the threats that vernacular and earthen heritage are facing, and refl ects on their important contribution to sustainable development. The book will prove to be a valuable source of information for academics, researchers and professionals in the fi elds of vernacular heritage, conservation, architecture, civil engineering and construction, and can be used as a reference text for undergraduate and post-graduate courses in vernacular heritage and earthen architecture.


  • Force. Michael Mattesi
    NC 760 M38 2017

    The newest book in Michael Mattesi's Force Drawing series takes movement to the next level. Force: Drawing Human Anatomy , explores the different facets of motion and the human body. As opposed to the memorization technique, Mattesi stresses the function of each body part and how gravity relative to different poses affects the aesthetics and form of muscle. The chapters are divided by the different parts of the body, thus allowing the reader to concentrate on mastery one body part at a time. Color coded images detail each muscle and their different angles. Special consideration is given to anatomy for animation, allowing the reader to create a character that is anatomically accurate in both stillness and motion.


  • The art of drawing folds : an illustrator's guide to drawing the clothed figure / Kelly Brine
    NC 775 B75 2017

  • Vernacular Earthen Architecture, Conservation and Sustainability (SosTierra 2017, Valencia, Spain, 14-16 September 2017) / edited by Fernando Vegas Lopez-Manzanares
    NA 208 V47 2018

  • The animator's sketchbook : how to see, interpret & draw like a master animator / by Tony White
    NC 1765 W475 2017

    The Animator's Sketchbookwill teach students of animation how to improve their work through observation and drawing. It will show readers how to access their inner "animator." With over 60 different gesture and drawing exercises, this book enhances vision, analysis, understanding, and the core skills required to become a master animator. Filled with extensive practice pages, Tony White's Sketchbook , invites students to demonstrate what they learn. Each exercise is timed, so that the skills acquired, are optimized for efficiency and comprehension. The style and technique of the art produced will be entirely up to the reader, thus making no two sketchbooks alike.


  • Becoming a video game artist : from portfolio design to landing the job / John Pearl
    N 7433.8 P42 2017

    The game industry continues to grow and evolve as the years pass. Despite this growth, the competition in obtaining a career in video games remains as arduous as ever. Becoming a Video Game Artist helps guide readers from their first steps of making a portfolio, to acing the job interview and beyond. John Pearl explores the different art related jobs and their responsibilities. Questions are posed to industry professionals throughout each chapter to help with the reader's growth and understanding. Becoming a Video Game Artist is the ultimate roadmap in navigating a career in video games by teaching how to make your portfolio shine, what expect once hired, and how to make the best decisions to help flourish your talents and cultivate an exciting career.


  • Skins, envelopes, and enclosures : concepts for designing building exteriors / Mayine L. Yu
    NA 2940 Y8 2014

    Integrate the best building envelope construction methods, materials science, and structural principles in your work using this book as a resource to help you...

    With more than seventy significant case studies located in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia from prehistory to the present, this book illuminates the theory and techniques of assembling exteriors. Six chapters organized by wall types, from hand-set monolithic walls to digitally fabricated curtain walls, each have a material focus section to help you understand their intrinsic properties so that you can decide which will best keep the weather out of your building.

    Examples from the ancient world, including the Pyramids and the Great Wall , through a range of renowned modern architects, such as Studio Gang , Sauerbruch Hutton , Herzog and deMeuron , and Rafael Moneo , illustrate how significant works in the history of architecture explored innovative use of materials - stone, brick, concrete, glass, and aluminium. Along the way, principles of construction from masonry and basic framing through ever more sophisticated envelope systems address classic problems presented by gravity, wind, rain, and sun with studies of lateral forces, building movements and materials that bridge the gaps in between them.


  • John Trumbull : painter of the Revolutionary War / Stuart A.P. Murray
    ND 237 T8M87 2015

    John Trumbull's sweeping historical paintings of battle scenes of the American Revolution hang in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., for all to see. This patriot-artist painted lifelike portraits of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin, and he traveled around the country to capture realistic likenesses of the other Founding Fathers who drafted the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

    Pore over the landmark work left by this brilliant artist and become acquainted with a man who, despite great adversity, was determined to portray in lush detail the first stirrings of the nation that would become America. The inscription on John Trumbull's memorial fittingly reads: "To his country he gave his sword and pencil."


  • Low energy low carbon architecture : recent advances & future directions / editor, Khaled A. Al-Sallal, Department of Architectural Engineering, UAE University, Al-Ain, UAE
    NA 2542.36 L69 2016

    Providing a complete and in-depth overview of the available knowledge in the area of low energy and low carbon architecture. The scope of this edited book includes several important topics ranging from chapters giving a broad view of the progressing models in ecologically responsible environments to other chapters focussing on recent advances in design strategies and building technologies in low energy heating, cooling, daylighting, materials, and building sustainable systems. Two other essential topics are covered, providing a link between theory and implementation: sustainable energy policies/standards and performance modeling in low energy architecture. Finally, the book will give the readers insight into the future of low energy and low carbon architecture in the beyond-green era and discussed in the broader context of the progressing theories of regenerative design.


  • Glorious visions : John Soane's spectacular theater / Helene Furjan
    N 1110 F87 2011

    Focusing on the house and museum and its considerable collections of architectural fragments, models, drawings folios and publications, this book is about thirteen Lincoln's Inn Fields in London, England, built in the early 1800s by the renowned eighteenth-century architect Sir John Soane. The book maps the influences, references, connections, extensions, and productions at play in Soane's house-museum.

    The house, still a public museum, was highly original in its period, and it continues to influence and impress architects and historians alike. Today's visitor is confronted by a dense, complex series of spaces, a strange accumulation of rooms, objects and effects. This book examines the ways in which Soane enlisted light, shadow, color, fiction and narrative, vistas, spatial complexity, the fragment, and the mirror to produce a spectacular space.


  • Acoustics of multi-use performing arts centers / Mark Holden
    NA 2800 H65 2016

    Explores the Science and Practice Of Acoustics for Arts Centers

    Employing the experiences of a world-renowned acoustician celebrated for the successful design of multi-use performing arts centers, Acoustics of Multi-Use Performing Arts Centersexamines the complexities of this venue and discusses the challenges and solutions that arise in the concept, design, construction and commissioning phases.

    This book addresses the various programming needs of a multi-use performing arts center (needs that can range from symphony, opera and ballet to highly-amplified concerts and Broadway productions) and provides instruction from the planning of the initial concept to the final tuning stages.

    While assuming a basic understanding of the principals of sound, construction and performance, the author includes architectural drawings drawn to scale and presents case studies with in-depth discussion of undocumented halls. He also provides a full chapter on tuning multi-use halls and offers an inside look at design options for adjustable acoustics that include stage, pit and hall design.

    In addition, the book:

    Covers the fundamentals of acoustics as it relates to initial stages of multi-use hall design Explores the concepts of acoustics in terms of new and renovated spaces Defines the basic components of the building structure Examines floors, walls, ceilings, shells, and finishes and how they can be designed to achieve acoustic excellence Discusses how to use and tune adjustable acoustic systems in a multi-use hall in order to achieve acoustic excellence

    Designed as a step-by-step guide to achieving outstanding acoustics in multi-use performance spaces, Acoustics of Multi-Use Performing Arts Centers serves students, architects, engineers, designers and acousticians.


  • Unpacking IKEA : Swedish design for the purchasing masses / Pauline Garvey
    NK 2595 G37 2018

  • What drawing and painting really mean : the phenomenology of image and gesture / Paul Crowther
    N 70 C76 2017

  • Force : dynamic life drawing / Mike Mattesi
    NC 765 M377 2017

    Bring your artwork to life with the power of the FORCE! Watch, listen, and follow along as Mike Mattesi demonstrates the fundamental FORCE line and explains dynamic figure drawing techniques through 30 videos that are launched through the book's companion App. Packed with superb, powerfully drawn examples, the updated third edition of FORCE features an all-new section on the "FORCE blob," and dozens of fresh illustrations. Mike Mattesi's 10th anniversary edition of FORCE will teach readers how to put thought and imagination to paper. Whether you are an illustrator, animator, comic book artist, or student, you'll learn to use rhythm, shape, and line to bring out the life in any subject.

    The 10th Anniversary Edition contains numerous improvements. Around 30 videos are embedded within the book and accessible through the FORCE Drawing App. In the App, click on the image of the camera, point your mobile device's camera at the page with the symbol, and then finally tap the video card image floating above the drawing to launch the video. Then sit back and watch the video that shows me creating that drawing and discussing my process. Many new drawings can be found within this edition and the addition of color now further clarifies the theory of FORCE.


  • Challenging Glass 4 & COST Action TU0905 final conference : proceedings of the Challenging Glass 4 & Cost Action TU0905 Final Conference, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, 6?-7 February 2014 / editors, Chr
    NA 4140 C43 2014
    This proceedings volume of the Challenging Glass 4 & COST Action TU0905 Final Conference, held 6-7 February 2014 at the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, represents the Final Action Publication of the European research network COST Action TU0905 "Structural Glass - Novel design methods and next generation products". It contains nearly 100 peer-reviewed papers - published by more than 180 authors from 22 different countries - that focus on the architectural and structural applications of glass in structures and facades. As such, it provides a profound state-of-the-art of structural glass design and engineering. A must-read for all architects, engineers, scientists, industry partners and other enthusiasts interested in this rapidly evolving and challenging domain.

  • Gesture Drawing : A Story-Based Approach
    NC 715 C666 2017

  • 3D photorealistic rendering : Interiors & Exteriors with V-Ray and 3ds Max / by Jamie Cardoso
    NA2728

    Increase the photorealism of your 3d visualizations with enhanced toolsets of V-ray in 3ds Max. Full-color, step-by-step tutorials about techniques involved in creating photorealistic renders for interior/exterior scenes. Each tutorial includes a 3d project scene to guide you through, production and post-production. The production chapter shows how to create shaders, fine-tune textures and set up a day/night lighting rig. You will be rendering high-res images with render elements included for the final stage of post-production. The book also includes tips about, pre-production, camera settings, verified views, material editors, shaders, 3ds max scripts, and much more!


  • COST action TU0905 mid-term conference on structural glass / editors, Jan Belis, Christian Louter, Danijel Mocibob
    NA 4140 C67 2013

    The application of glass as a structural material may seem surprising initially, yet pioneering glass structures were first built two decades ago already. Ever since, Structural Glass has been developing at a very high pace thanks to very intensive scientific and industrial research and new technological developments.

    Right at the heart of these rapidly evolving developments, the European COST Action TU0905 'Structural Glass - Novel Design Methods and Next Generation Products' is active. With its main goals of unifying, harmonizing and boosting the ongoing developments in structural glass research, COST Action TU0905 frequently organizes international expert meetings and Training Schools, and supports scientific research missions.

    This proceedings volume of the COST Action TU0905 Mid-term Conference on Structural Glass offers a great insight into the latest developments in Structural Glass by means of more than 60 peer-reviewed papers by nearly 140 authors. Contributions cover all major topics in the field, ranging from in-depth material investigations to full glass structures and facades. As such, it represents an appealing work on this very young and dynamic field, and is intended for a global readership of researchers and practitioners, including structural and civil engineers, architects, material scientists, building consultants, contractors, material suppliers and product manufacturers, as well as other professionals involved in the design and realization of structural glass projects.

    The COST Action TU0905 Mid-Term Conference was held as a unique event, strongly embedded in COST Action TU0905 'Structural Glass - Novel Design Methods and Next Generation Products'. As such, it reflects the Action's strong position as probably the largest Structural Glass research network worldwide, and disseminates the ultimate COST philosophy: true cooperation in Science and Technology.


  • Nondestructive Techniques for the Assessment and Preservation of Historic Structures / Luisa Maria da Silva Goncalves
    NA 105 G663 2017

  • Building acoustics / Marc Asselineau, Peutz & Associates
    NA 2800 A87 2015

    Avoid Costly Mistakes for Specialists and Non-Specialists Alike

    Bad acoustics in buildings is a nuisance that is not dealt with easily. The problem applies just as much to open-plan offices and restaurants and to production facilities and transportation stations as it does to performance halls, not to mention homes. It does not merely affect oral communication or enjoyment of music but has quite profound consequences on well-being.

    Gives Guidance on What to Expect from Design Teams and Contractors

    Building Acousticsis devoted to practical building and room acoustics, illustrated by numerous examples. It introduces the basics for the different specialists in a design team and for the client and sets out the issues for shared consideration. It guides them in the drawing up of sensible acoustic specifications. It is written for non-specialists and gives an outline of potential problems. It also shows what to consider before the construction stage. It empowers its readers to express their needs to a specialist consultant and to avoid the worst pitfalls.

    Covers interactions between acoustics and other disciplines Shows through numerous real-life examples the route to understanding and solving the problem Illustrates various points of views through real projects

  • Structures and architecture : concepts, applications and challenges / editor, Paulo J.S. Cruz, School of Architecture, University of Minho
    NA 2540 I58 2013

    Although the disciplines of architecture and structural engineering have both experienced their own historical development, their interaction has resulted in many fascinating and delightful structures. To take this interaction to a higher level, there is a need to stimulate the inventive and creative design of architectural structures and to persuade architects and structural engineers to further collaborate in this process, exploiting together new concepts, applications and challenges .

    The Structures and Architectureset of book of abstracts (704pp) and full paper searchable CD-ROM (2262pp) presents over 300 selected papers presented at the 2nd International Conference on Structures and Architecture Conference (ICSA2013), organized by the School of Architecture of the University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal (July 2013), to promote the synergy in the collaboration between the disciplines of architecture and structural engineering.

    The set addresses all major aspects of structures and architecture, including building envelopes, comprehension of complex forms, computer and experimental methods, concrete and masonry structures, educating architects and structural engineers, emerging technologies, glass structures, innovative architectural and structural design, lightweight and membrane structures, special structures, steel and composite structures, the borderline between architecture and structural engineering, the history of the relationship between architects and structural engineers, the tectonics of architectural solutions, the use of new materials, timber structures and more.

    The contributions on creative and scientific aspects of the conception and construction of structures, on advanced technologies and on complex architectural and structural applications represent a fine blend of scientific, technical and practical novelties in both fields.

    This set is intended for both researchers and practitioners , including architects, structural and construction engineers, builders and building consultants, constructors, material suppliers and product manufacturers, and other experts and professionals involved in the design and realization of architectural, structural and infrastructural projects.


  • Carbon-neutral architectural design / Pablo M. La Roche
    NA 2542.36 L3 2017

    The energy used to operate buildings is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. While it is possible to reduce emissions through climate-responsive design, many architects are not trained to do this. Filling an urgent need for a design reference in this emerging field, this book describes how to reduce building-related greenhouse gas emissions through appropriate design techniques. It presents strategies to achieve CO2 reductions, with an emphasis on control of energy flows through the building envelope and passive heating and cooling strategies. This new, revised edition is updated throughout, and includes a new chapter on building simulations.


  • Sustainable buildings and structures : proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Sustainable Buildings and Structures, Suzhou, P.R. China, 29-31 October 2015 / editors, Stephen P. Wilkinson, Jun Xia & Bing Chen, Department of Civil Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
    NA 2542.36 I58 2015

    Sustainable Buildings and Structurescollects the contributions presented at the 1stInternational Conference on Sustainable Buildings and Structures (Suzhou, China, 29 October-1 November 2016). The book aims to share thoughts and ideas on sustainable approaches to urban planning, engineering design and construction. The topics discussed include:

    - Civil engineering
    - Structural approaches, including new materials
    - New technologies and new techniques
    - Green building and carbon neutral approaches to design and construction
    - Sustainability, urban planning and development.

    Sustainable Buildings and Structureswill be of interest to academics, professionals, industry representatives and local government officials involved in structural engineering, urban planning, engineering design, and other related fields.


  • Green design, materials and manufacturing processes / editors, Helena Maria Bartolo. [et al.]
    NK 1520 I58 2013
    The rise of manufacturing intelligence is fuelling innovation in processes and products concerning a low environmental impact over the product's lifecycle. Sustainable intelligent manufacturing is regarded as a manufacturing paradigm for the 21st century, in the move towards the next generation of manufacturing and processing technologies. The manufacturing industry has reached a turning point in its evolution and new business opportunities are emerging. With sustainable development arises the immense challenge of combining innovative ideas regarding design, materials and products with non-polluting processes and technologies, conserving energy and other natural resources. On the other hand, sustainability has become a key concern for government policies, businesses and the general public. Model cities are embracing novel ecosystems, combining environmental, social and economic issues in more inclusive and integrated frameworks.

    Green Design, Materials and Manufacturing Processes includes essential research in the field of sustainable intelligent manufacturing and related topics, making a significant contribution to further development of these fields. The volume contains reviewed papers presented at the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing, conjointly organized by the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, and the Faculty of Architecture, Technical University of Lisbon, both in Portugal. This event was held at the facilities of the Faculty of Architecture, Lisbon, from June 26 to June 29, 2013. A wide range of topics is covered, such as Eco Design and Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Green and Smart Manufacturing, Green Transportation, Life-Cycle Engineering, Renewable Energy Technologies, Reuse and Recycling Techniques, Smart Design, Smart Materials, Sustainable Business Models and Sustainable Construction.

    Green Design, Materials and Manufacturing Processes is intended for engineers, architects, designers, economists and manufacturers who are actively engaged in the advancement of science and technology regarding key sustainability issues, leading to more suitable, efficient and sustainable products, materials and processes.

  • Carbon-neutral architectural design / Pablo La Roche
    NA 2542.36 L3 2012

    The energy used to operate buildings is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. To lessen the human impact on climate, it is necessary to reduce these building-related emissions. New legislation, as well as market and financial pressures, are driving architects and developers to create low-carbon buildings. While it is possible to achieve many of these reductions through appropriate climate-responsive design, many architects are not trained to do this.

    Filling an urgent need for a design reference in this emerging field, Carbon-Neutral Architectural Designdescribes how to reduce building-related greenhouse gas emissions through appropriate design techniques. This full-color book presents strategies and methods to achieve CO2reductions, with an emphasis on control of energy flows through the building envelope and passive heating and cooling strategies.

    Strategies for Designing Buildings with a Smaller Carbon Footprint

    Examining climate change and its relationship with buildings, the book begins with a look at the sources of emissions and how these are produced as a result of interactions between buildings and the surrounding environment. It then introduces a carbon-neutral architectural design process (CNDP) and a roadmap that can be adjusted for different types of projects.

    Discussing climate analysis and solar geometry, the book explores how understanding the climate where a building is located helps to identify the design strategies that are best suited to that location--whether warm and humid, warm and dry, temperate, or cold. It looks at psychrometrics and how to achieve thermal comfort with minimum emissions. The book also explains how building fabric can be used to control energy flows by conduction, radiation, and convection--helping to reduce overheating and overcooling--and how to incorporate passive cooling and heating systems through appropriate design.

    The book includes useful references, equations, and illustrations, as well as a comparison of free carbon counting tools that can be used for residential building design. Drawing on the author's extensive experience in teaching and practice, this is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings.

    Find more study resources at the American Institute of Architects' Carbon Neutral Design Project web site.

    What's next for green building? See what Dr. La Roche has to say in this video on the HMC Architects blog.


  • Architectural research addressing societal challenges / editors, Manuel Couceiro da Costa, Filipa Roseta, Joana Pestana Lages & Susana Couceiro da Costa, Faculdade de Arquitetura, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
    NA 2543 S6E23 2016

    The escalating interdependecy of nations drives global geopolitics to shift ever more quickly. Societies seem unable to control any change that affects their cities, whether positively or negatively. Challenges are global, but solutions need to be implemented locally. How can architectural research contribute to the future of our changing society? How has it contributed in the past? The theme of the 10th EAAE/ARCC International Conference, "Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges", was set to address these questions. This book, Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges, includes reviewed papers presented in June 2016, at the 10th EAAE/ARCC International Conference, which was held at the facilities of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon. The papers have been further divided into the following five sub-themes: a Changing Society; In Transit - Global Migration; Renaturalization of the City; Emerging Fields of Architectural Practice; and Research on Architectural Education. The EAAE/ARCC International Conference, held under the aegis of the EAAE and of the ARCC, is a conference organized every other year, in collaboration with one of the member schools/ universities of those associations, alternatively in North America or in Europe.


  • Ancient underground opening and preservation / editors, Zhifa Yang, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Chikaosa Tanimoto, Osaka University, Japan
    NA 109 C6I58 2015

    Ancient Underground Opening and Preservation contains 59 papers presented at the International Symposium on Scientific Problems and Long-term Preservation of Largescale Ancient Underground Engineering (Longyou, China, 23-26 October 2015). The contributions focus on scientific and technical issues related to long-term preservation of large-scale ancient underground engineering around the world. The following topics are included in this volume:

    1. Scientific issues facing the Longyou Grottoes
    2. Weathering prevention and long-term protection strategies for the Longyou Grottoes and other large-scale underground historic sitee
    3. Analysis of geological conditions and mechanisms of deformation and damage in surrounding rock in large-scale underground historic sites
    4. Analysis of stability and strengthening treatments for large-scale underground historic sites
    5. Safety monitoring methods and techniques for large-scale underground historic sites
    6. Knowledge learned from large-scale underground historic sites that can be applied to modern underground developments.

    Ancient Underground Opening and Preservation covers comprehensive papers on the research and technical progress for long-term preservation of ancient underground engineering and historic sites, and will be of interest to scientists,
    engineers, business managers and government officers involved in the preservation of ancient underground openings.


  • Revising green infrastructure : concepts between nature and design / edited by Daniel Czechowski, Thomas Hauck, Georg Hausladen
    NA 9053 E58R48 2015

    Consider this ...

    How do we handle the convergence of landscape architecture, ecological planning, and civil engineering? What are convenient terms and metaphors to communicate the interplay between design and ecology? What are suitable scientific theories and technological means? What innovations arise from multidisciplinary and cross-scalar approaches? What are appropriate aesthetic statements and spatial concepts? What instruments and tools should be applied?

    Revising Green Infrastructure: Concepts Between Nature and Design examines these questions and presents innovative approaches in designing green , landscape or nature as infrastructure from different perspectives and attitudes instead of adding another definition or category of green infrastructure. The editors bring together the work of selected ecologists, engineers, and landscape architects who discuss a variety of theoretical aspects, research projects, teaching methods, and best practice examples in green infrastructure. The approaches range from retrofitting existing infrastructures through landscape-based integrations of new infrastructures and envisioning prospective landscapes as hybrids, machines, or cultural extensions.

    The book explores a scientific functional approach in landscape architecture. It begins with an overview of green functionalism and includes examples of how new design logics are deducted from ecology in order to meet economic and environmental requirements and open new aesthetic relationships toward nature. The contributors share a decidedly cultural perspective on nature as landscape. Their ecological view emphasizes the individual nature of specific local situations.

    Building on this foundation, the subsequent chapters present political ideas and programs defining social relations toward nature and their integration in different planning systems as well as their impact on nature and society. They explore different ways of participation and cooperation within cities, regions, and nations. They then describe projects implemented in local contexts to solve concrete problems or remediate malfunctions. These projects illustrate the full scope presented and discussed throughout the book: the use of scientific knowledge, strategic thinking, communication with municipal authorities and local stakeholders, design implementation on site, and documentation and control of feedback and outcome with adequate indicators and metrics.

    Although diverse and sometimes controversial, the discussion of how nature is regarded in contrast to society, how human-natural systems could be organized, and how nature could be changed, optimized, or designed raises the question of whether there is a new paradigm for the design of social relations to nature. The multidisciplinary review in this book brings together discussions previously held only within the respective disciplines, and demonstrates how they can be used to develop new methods and remediation strategies.


  • Prepare to board! : creating story and characters for animated features and shorts / Nancy Beiman
    NC 1765 B38 2017

    Successful storyboards and poignant characters have the power to make elusive thoughts and emotions tangible for audiences. Packed with illustrations that illuminate and a text that entertains and informs, Prepare to Board, 3rd edition presents the methods and techniques of animation master, Nancy Beiman, with a focus on pre-production, story development and character design. As one of the only storyboard titles on the market that explores the intersection of creative character design and storyboard development, the third edition is an invaluable resource for both beginner and intermediate artists.


  • Vernacular architecture : towards a sustainable future : proceedings of the International Conference on Vernacular Heritage, Sustainability and Earthen Architecture, Valencia, Spain, 11-13 September 2014 / editors, C. Mileto, F. Vegas, L. Garcia Soriano & V. Cristini Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
    NA 208 I58 2014

    Sustainability is a concept that has monopolised a large number of the scientific debates in a wide range of spheres connected not only with architecture, urban planning and construction, but also with the product market, tourism, culture, etc. However, sustainability is indissolubly linked to vernacular architecture and the lessons this architecture of the past can teach us for the future. The concept of sustainability as it is presented is wide-reaching and encompasses not only environmental issues but also sociocultural and socioeconomic questions. The lessons we can learn from studying vernacular architecture in these three broad spheres are manifold, and can help us not only to further the conservation and retrieval of this architecture already in existence but to rethink new architecture in the light of what we have learned.

    Vernacular Architecture: Towards a Sustainable Future will be a valuable source of information for academics and professionals in the fields of Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, Construction and Building Engineering and Architecture.


  • Marco Frascari's Dream house : a theory of imagination / Marco Frascari ; edited by Federica Goffi
    NA 2705 F73 2017

  • Francis Bacon
    ND 497 B16 A4 1972

  • Francis Bacon : œuvres récentes : Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, [janvier] 1977 / [texte de Michel Leiris]
    ND 497 B16 A4 1976

  • Homage to nature : landscape kimonos / by Itchiku Kubota = Hommage à la nature : le paysagisme dans les kimonos d'art / d'Itchiku Kubota
    NK 9502.2 K82 A4 1995

  • Nathan Oliveira : a survey exhibition, 1957-1984 / foreword by Henry T. Hopkins ; essays by Thomas H. Garver and George W. Neubert
    N 6537 O44 A4 1984

  • Forgotten females of Salt Spring Island / Regan Shrumm and Wendy Judith Cutler
    N 6546 B7 S54 2018

  • The Idea of the post-modern : who is teaching it? / essays by Lawrence Alloway [and others]
    N 6494 P66 I34 1981

  • Claude-Nicolas Ledoux vu par Holger Trülzsch : 1 octobre 1985-15 novembre 1985, Musée Carnavalet
    NA 1053 L4 A4 1985

  • Vikky Alexander
    N 6549 A43 A4 1988

  • Comfort and cleanliness : a guide to the hospitality industry / Don Corman
    N 7433.4 C68 A4 1980

  • The Dada/surrealist heritage : an exhibition / prepared by students in the Williams College-Clark Art Institute graduate program in the history of art, May 3 - June 12, 1977 ; edited by Sam Hunter
    N 6512.5 A25 D32 1977

  • Three realists : Close, Estes, Raffael : [exhibition] February 27 through April 7, 1974, Worcester Art Museum
    ND 212.5 R4 W67 1974

  • The meanings of nudity in medieval art / edited by Sherry C.M. Lindquist
    N 7572 M43 2012
    It is still routinely repeated that representations of the unclothed body in the Middle Ages connoted a site of corruption and sin, in contrast to a new, distinctive, humanistic and even secularizing Renaissance appreciation. But as the contributors to this collection remind us, medieval imagery that incorporated nudity was varied, complex and nuanced. It was a time-honored category of representation that viewers had been accustomed to seeing in the most sacred contexts, but also an opportunity for dissent and transgression, and thus a source of conservative consternation. This volume discloses how nudity in medieval art staged a discourse about sex and gender that informs the iconography of the nude body in Western art up to the present day; in doing so, it offers new insight into the problematic role of the nude in the larger art historical narrative. Addressing a strangely neglected key issue in the history of art, this volume engages the issue of medieval representations of the unclothed human body on theoretical grounds and in a more global way than has been done previously. The Meanings of Nudity in Medieval Art breaks ground by offering a variety of approaches to explore the meanings of both male and female nudity in European painting, manuscripts and sculpture ranging from the late antique era to the fifteenth century.

  • Artistic research in the future academy / Danny Butt
    N 345 B88 2017eb

  • Like life : sculpture, color, and the body / Luke Syson, Sheena Wagstaff, Emerson Bowyer, and Brinda Kumar ; with contributions by Bharti Kher [and 5 others]
    NB 1930 S97 2018
    Explores how artists from the European Renaissance to the global present have used sculpture and color to evoke the presence of the living body

    Since the earliest myths of the sculptor Pygmalion bringing a statue to life through desire, artists have explored the boundaries between sculpture and the physical materiality of the body. This groundbreaking volume examines key sculptural works from 13th-century Europe to the global present, revealing new insights into the strategies artists deploy to blur the distinction between art and life. Sculpture, which has historically taken the human figure as its subject, is presented here in myriad manifestations created by artists ranging from Donatello and Degas to Picasso, Kiki Smith, and Jeff Koons. Featuring works created in traditional media such as wood and marble as well as the unexpected such as wax, metal, and blood, Like Life presents sculpture both conventional and shocking, including effigies, dolls, mannequins, automata, waxworks, and anatomical models. Containing texts by art and cultural historians as well as interviews with contemporary artists, this is a provocative exploration of three-dimensional representations of the human body.

  • Colour design : theories and applications / edited by Janet Best
    NK1548 .C65 2017eb

    Colour Design: Theories and Applications , Second Edition, provides information on a broad spectrum of colour subjects written by seasoned industry professionals and academics. It is a multidisciplinary book that addresses the use of colour across a range of industries, with a particular focus on textile colouration.

    Part One deals with the human visual system, colour perception and colour psychology, while Part Two focuses on the practical application of colour in design, including specifically in textiles and fashion. Part Three covers cultural and historical aspects of colour, as well as recent developments, addressing areas such as dyes and pigments, architecture, colour theory, virtual reality games, colour printing, website development, and sustainability. This revised, expanded, and updated edition reflects recent technological developments, and new industry priorities.

    Bringing together the science of colouration and the more artistic elements of design, this book supports students, academics, and industry professionals in developing a deep knowledge of colour use. It will also be an important reference for those involved in textile dyeing, design and manufacture.

    Provides a comprehensive review of the issues surrounding the use of color in textiles Discusses the application of color across a wide range of industries, supporting interdisciplinary knowledge and research Offers a revised, expanded, and updated look that reflects the rise of new technology and industry priorities

  • Colour design : theories and applications / edited by Janet Best
    NK1548 .C65 2017eb

    Colour Design: Theories and Applications , Second Edition, provides information on a broad spectrum of colour subjects written by seasoned industry professionals and academics. It is a multidisciplinary book that addresses the use of colour across a range of industries, with a particular focus on textile colouration.

    Part One deals with the human visual system, colour perception and colour psychology, while Part Two focuses on the practical application of colour in design, including specifically in textiles and fashion. Part Three covers cultural and historical aspects of colour, as well as recent developments, addressing areas such as dyes and pigments, architecture, colour theory, virtual reality games, colour printing, website development, and sustainability. This revised, expanded, and updated edition reflects recent technological developments, and new industry priorities.

    Bringing together the science of colouration and the more artistic elements of design, this book supports students, academics, and industry professionals in developing a deep knowledge of colour use. It will also be an important reference for those involved in textile dyeing, design and manufacture.

    Provides a comprehensive review of the issues surrounding the use of color in textiles Discusses the application of color across a wide range of industries, supporting interdisciplinary knowledge and research Offers a revised, expanded, and updated look that reflects the rise of new technology and industry priorities

  • Guide to building services for historic buildings : sustainable services for traditional buildings
    NA105

  • Architectural geometry / Helmut Pottmann [and others] ; editor, Daril Bentley ; formatters, Elisabeth Kasiz-Hitz and Eva Reimer
    NA 2760 A728 2007eb

  • Acoustics and audio technology / by Mendel Kleiner
    NA 2800 K559 2012eb
    Third Edition. Acoustics and Audio Technology is an introductory text for students of sound and vibration as well as electrical and electronic engineering, civil and mechanical engineering, computer science, signals, systems, and engineering physics. This classroom-tried-and-tested book covers the physical background to and mathematical treatment of sound propagation, the properties of human hearing, the generation and radiation of sound as well as noise control, and the technologies used for pickup, recording, and reproduction of sound in various environments, and much more. Each chapter also includes a selection of workable

  • Dynamic performance requirements for permanent grandstands subject to crowd action : recommendations for management, design and assessment / Institution of Structural Engineers, Department for Communities and Local Government, Department for Culture, Media and Sport
    NA 6870 I57 2008eb

  • Flexible building services of office-based environments : principles for designers
    NA6230

  • Evaluating operational energy performance of buildings at the design stage / [principal authors: David Cheshire, Anna Carolina Menezes]
    NA 2542.3 C44 2013eb

  • Refurbishment for energy efficiency : an overview / principal author: Kevin Pennycook ; Knowledge Series editor: Helen Carwardine ; editors: Helen Carwardine, Ken Butcher ; publishing manager: Jacqueline Balian
    NA2542.3

  • ADA / ABA handbook : accessibility guidelines for buildings and facilities / Building News
    NA 2545 A1A33 2004eb

  • Semblances / Alexandre St-Onge ; avec des textes de Nicole Gingras et Christof Migone et un entretien entre Brandon LaBelle et Alexandre St-Onge ; traduit de l'anglais et du français par Daniel Canty ; avec la contribution de Jeffrey Moore
    N 6549 S3526 S46 2016

  • I'm not myself at all : women, art, and subjectivity in Canada / Kristina Huneault
    N 6544 H86 2018
    Notions of identity have long structured women's art. Dynamics of race, class, and gender have shaped the production of artworks and oriented their subsequent reassessments. Arguably, this is especially true of art by women, and of the socially engaged criticism that addresses it. If identity has been a problem in women's art, however, is more identity the solution? In this study of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century art in Canada, Kristina Huneault offers a meditation on the strictures of identity and an exploration of forces that unsettle and realign the self. Looking closely at individual artists and works, Huneault combines formal analysis with archival research and philosophical inquiry, building nuanced readings of objects that range from the canonical to the largely unknown. Whether in miniature portraits or genre paintings, botanical drawings or baskets, women artists reckoned with constraints that limited understandings of themselves and others. They also forged creative alternatives. At times identity features in women's artistic work as a failed project; at other times it marks a boundary beyond which they were able to expand, explore, and exult. Bringing together settler and indigenous forms of cultural expression and foregrounding the importance of colonialism within the development of art in Canada, I'm Not Myself at All observes and reactivates historical art by women and prompts readers to consider what a less restrictive conceptualization of selfhood might bring to current patterns of cultural analysis.

  • Committed to memory : the art of the slave ship icon / Cheryl Finley
    N 8243 S576 F56 2018

    How an eighteenth-century engraving of a slave ship became a cultural icon of black resistance, identity, and remembrance

    One of the most iconic images of slavery is a schematic wood engraving depicting the human cargo hold of a slave ship. First published by British abolitionists in 1788, it exposed this widespread commercial practice for what it really was--shocking, immoral, barbaric, unimaginable. Printed as handbills and broadsides, the image Cheryl Finley has termed the "slave ship icon" was easily reproduced, and by the end of the eighteenth century it was circulating by the tens of thousands around the Atlantic rim. Committed to Memory provides the first in-depth look at how this artifact of the fight against slavery became an enduring symbol of black resistance, identity, and remembrance.

    Finley traces how the slave ship icon became a powerful tool in the hands of British and American abolitionists, and how its radical potential was rediscovered in the twentieth century by black artists, activists, writers, filmmakers, and curators. Finley offers provocative new insights into the works of Amiri Baraka, Romare Bearden, Betye Saar, and many others. She demonstrates how the icon was transformed into poetry, literature, visual art, sculpture, performance, and film--and became a medium through which diasporic Africans have reasserted their common identity and memorialized their ancestors.

    Beautifully illustrated, Committed to Memory features works from around the world, taking readers from the United States and England to West Africa and the Caribbean. It shows how contemporary black artists and their allies have used this iconic eighteenth-century engraving to reflect on the trauma of slavery and come to terms with its legacy.


  • Charlotte Salomon and the theatre of memory / Griselda Pollock
    ND 1954 S24 A67 2018
    A long-awaited, new interpretation of Charlotte Salomon's singular and complex modern artwork, Life? or Theatre?

    Charlotte Salomon (1917-1943) is renowned for a single, monumental, modernist artwork, Life? or Theatre? ( Leben? oder Theater? ), comprising 784 paintings and created between 1941 and 1942. This major art‑historical study sheds new light on the remarkable combination of image, text, and music, revealing Salomon's wealth of references to cinema, opera, Berlin cabaret, and the painter's self‑consciously deployed modernist engagements with artists such as Van Gogh, Munch, and Kollwitz. Additionally, Griselda Pollock draws attention to affinities in Salomon's work with that of others who shared her experience of statelessness and menaced exile in Nazi‑dominated Europe, including Hannah Arendt, Sigmund Freud, and Walter Benjamin.

    Confronting new evidence for the extremity of the young artist's last months, Pollock examines this significant work for its equally profound testimony to the crimes of the everyday: the sexual abuse of women in their own families.

    Seeking to reconcile the grandeur of this project's sweep of a violent history with its unique testimony to the anguish of women, Pollock challenges the prevailing interpretations of Salomon's paintings as a kind of visual autobiography by threading into her detailed and illuminating visual analyses of the painter's philosophical art-making a dynamic range of insights from feminist and Jewish studies of modern subjectivity, story-telling, memory work, and historical trauma.

  • The noisemakers : Estridentismo, vanguardism, and social action in postrevolutionary Mexico / Lynda Klich
    N 6555.5 E76 K59 2018
    The Noisemakers examines Estridentismo, one of Mexico's first modern art and literary movements. Founded by poet Manuel Maples Arce, Estridentismo spurred dynamic collaborations and debates among artists, writers, and intellectuals during the decade following the Mexican Revolution. Lynda Klich explores the paradoxical aims of the movement's writers and artists, who deployed manifestos, journals, and cubo-futurist forms to insert themselves into international vanguard networks as they simultaneously participated in the nationalist reconstruction of the 1920s. In crafting a cosmopolitan Mexican identity, Estridentista artists both circulated images of modern technologies and urban life and updated such traditional subjects as masks and Mexican types. Klich reads the movement's radical cultural production as a call for active sociopolitical engagement and characterizes Estridentismo as an ambitious program for national cultural and social modernity in the early twentieth century. Exploring the tensions that emerged from these divergent cosmopolitan and local proposals, The Noisemakers brings Mexico into the dialogue of global modernisms.

  • Art and propaganda in the twentieth century : the political image in the age of mass culture / Toby Clark
    NX 650 P6 C63 1997
    The relationship of art to politics has always been an uneasy one, and never more so than in the 20th century. Governments have sought to control, censor, or bend art to their own purposes; artists have resisted and subverted such efforts. But what happens when artists work on behalf of a political program? When does art become propaganda? Is art tainted, diminished, or elevated by its political content?Toby Clark argues that propaganda art appears in many guises, and that the desire to persuade is not always at odds with aesthetic aims. He examines these many forms: the state propaganda of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Stalin's Soviet Union; democratic governments' representation of enemies in wartime; and anti-government protest art around the world, uncovering the complex rhetoric, high beauty, and ambiguous role of art that dwells in the political realm.

  • Architecture and urbanism in the French Atlantic empire : state, church, and society, 1604-1830 / Gauvin Alexander Bailey
    NA 1044 B35 2018
    Spanning from the West African coast to the Canadian prairies and south to Louisiana, the Caribbean, and Guiana, France's Atlantic empire was one of the largest political entities in the Western Hemisphere. Yet despite France's status as a nation at the forefront of architecture and the structures and designs from this period that still remain, its colonial building program has never been considered on a hemispheric scale. Drawing from hundreds of plans, drawings, photographic field surveys, and extensive archival sources, Architecture and Urbanism in the French Atlantic Empire focuses on the French state's and the Catholic Church's ideals and motivations for their urban and architectural projects in the Americas. In vibrant detail, Gauvin Alexander Bailey recreates a world that has been largely destroyed by wars, natural disasters, and fires - from Cap-François (now Cap-Haïtien), which once boasted palaces in the styles of Louis XV and formal gardens patterned after Versailles, to failed utopian cities like Kourou in Guiana. Vividly illustrated with examples of grand buildings, churches, and gardens, as well as simple houses and cottages, this volume also brings to life the architects who built these structures, not only French military engineers and white civilian builders, but also the free people of colour and slaves who contributed so much to the tropical colonies. Taking readers on a historical tour through the striking landmarks of the French colonial landscape, Architecture and Urbanism in the French Atlantic Empire presents a sweeping panorama of an entire hemisphere of architecture and its legacy.

  • Minimal conditions : light, space, and subjectivity / Dawna L. Schuld
    N 6494 M5 S38 2018
    Minimal Conditions explores the expansion of sculpture into phenomenal and perception-based practices in and around the Los Angeles area in the 1970s, a time when California Light and Space art played a key role in the evolution of minimal art toward dematerialization. Focusing on the contingent and embodied nature of work by such artists as Robert Irwin, James Turrell, Doug Wheeler, Larry Bell, Eric Orr, and Maria Nordman, author Dawna L. Schuld proposes a method of analysis that considers these pieces not as discrete objects, but as diverse species of experience. Schuld's compelling study identifies perceptual, philosophical, and historical common ground shared by minimal artists working on both coasts and in the desert landscape.

  • Luxury and modernism : architecture and the object in Germany, 1900-1933 / Robin Schuldenfrei
    NA 1068.5 M63 S38 2018

    This beautifully illustrated book provides a new interpretation of modern architecture and design in Germany during the heyday of the Bauhaus and the Werkbund, tracing modernism's lasting allure to its many manifestations of luxury. Robin Schuldenfrei casts the work of legendary figures such as Peter Behrens, Walter Gropius, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in an entirely different light, revealing the complexities and contradictions inherent to modernism's promotion and consumption.

    Luxury and Modernism shows how luxury was present in bold, literal forms in modern designs--from lavish materials and costly technologies to deluxe buildings and household objects--and in subtler ways as well, such as social milieus and modes of living. While modernism was publicized as a fusion of technology, new materials, and rational aesthetics to improve the lives of ordinary people, it was often out of reach to the very masses it purportedly served. Schuldenfrei exposes the disconnect between modernism's utopian discourse and its luxury objects and elite architectural commissions. Despite the movement's egalitarian rhetoric, many modern designs addressed the desires of the privileged individual. Yet as Schuldenfrei demonstrates, luxury was integral not only to how modern buildings and objects were designed, manufactured, and sold, but has contributed to modernism's appeal to this day.

    Featuring stunning color images throughout, Luxury and Modernism provides an entirely new look at one of the most celebrated and influential eras in the history of architecture.


  • The power of gold : Asante royal regalia from Ghana / edited by Roslyn A. Walker ; with contributions by Martha J. Ehrlich, Christraud M. Geary, Malcolm D. McLeod, Doran H. Ross, Roslyn A. Walker
    N 7399 G5 P69 2018
    This stunning volume showcases and explores a rich and varied collection of Asante royal regalia in the broader context of Asante art. The Asante Kingdom, founded around 1701 in the Gold Coast (now Ghana), was renowned for gold, the foundation of its wealth and power. For centuries they mined this metal and traded it with northerners on the Saharan caravan routes and Europeans along the Atlantic coast. The earliest examples of Asante gold were recovered from the wreck of the Whydah , a slave ship that sank off Cape Cod in 1717. The Power of Gold focuses on a dazzling array of adornments and implements used by Asante royals and officials during the 18th century to the present day--providing a deeper understanding of the history, traditions, and visual arts of the Asante people, one of the thriving cultures of West Africa.

  • The Paston treasure : microcosm of the known world / edited by Andrew Moore, Nathan Flis, and Francesca Vanke ; designed by Miko McGinty
    N 5202 G7 P37 2018
    The Paston Treasure , a spectacular painting from the 1660s now held at Norwich Castle Museum, depicts a wealth of objects from the collection of a local landed family. This deeply researched volume uses the painting as a portal to the history of the collection, exploring the objects, their context, and the wider world they occupied. Drawing on an impressive range of fields, including history of art and collections, technical art history, musicology, history of science, and the social and cultural history of the 17th century, the book weaves together narratives of the family and their possessions, as well as the institutions that eventually acquired them. Essays, vignettes, and catalogue entries comprise this multidisciplinary exposition, uniting objects depicted in the painting for the first time in nearly 300 years.

  • Greek art and aesthetics in the fourth century B.C. / William A.P. Childs
    N 5630 C48 2018

    Greek Art and Aesthetics in the Fourth Century B.C. analyzes the broad character of art produced during this period, providing in-depth analysis of and commentary on many of its most notable examples of sculpture and painting. Taking into consideration developments in style and subject matter, and elucidating political, religious, and intellectual context, William A. P. Childs argues that Greek art in this era was a natural outgrowth of the high classical period and focused on developing the rudiments of individual expression that became the hallmark of the classical in the fifth century.

    As Childs shows, in many respects the art of this period corresponds with the philosophical inquiry by Plato and his contemporaries into the nature of art and speaks to the contemporaneous sense of insecurity and renewed religious devotion. Delving into formal and iconographic developments in sculpture and painting, Childs examines how the sensitive, expressive quality of these works seamlessly links the classical and Hellenistic periods, with no appreciable rupture in the continuous exploration of the human condition. Another overarching theme concerns the nature of "style as a concept of expression," an issue that becomes more important given the increasingly multiple styles and functions of fourth-century Greek art. Childs also shows how the color and form of works suggested the unseen and revealed the profound character of individuals and the physical world.


  • Humanity / Ai Weiwei ; edited and with an introduction by Larry Warsh
    N 7349 A5 A35 2018

    Writings on human life and the refugee crisis by the most important political artist of our time

    Ai Weiwei (b. 1957) is widely known as an artist across media: sculpture, installation, photography, performance, and architecture. He is also one of the world's most important artist-activists and a powerful documentary filmmaker. His work and art call attention to attacks on democracy and free speech, abuses of human rights, and human displacement--often on an epic, international scale.

    This collection of quotations demonstrates the range of Ai Weiwei's thinking on humanity and mass migration, issues that have occupied him for decades. Selected from articles, interviews, and conversations, Ai Weiwei's words speak to the profound urgency of the global refugee crisis, the resilience and vulnerability of the human condition, and the role of art in providing a voice for the voiceless.

    Select quotations from the book:

    "This problem has such a long history, a human history. We are all refugees somehow, somewhere, and at some moment."

    "Allowing borders to determine your thinking is incompatible with the modern era."

    "Art is about aesthetics, about morals, about our beliefs in humanity. Without that there is simply no art."

    "I don't care what all people think. My work belongs to the people who have no voice."


  • Picturesque and sublime : Thomas Cole's trans-Atlantic inheritance / Tim Barringer, Gillian Forrester, and Sophie Lynford
    ND 237 C6 A4 2018b
    Landscape art in the early 19th century was guided by two rival concepts: the picturesque, which emphasized touristic pleasures and visual delight, and the sublime, an aesthetic category rooted in notions of fear and danger. British artists including J.M.W. Turner and John Constable raised landscape painting to new heights and their work reached global audiences through the circulation of engravings. Thomas Cole, born in England, emigrated to the United States in 1818, and first absorbed the picturesque and sublime through print media. Cole transformed British and continental European traditions to create a distinctive American form of landscape painting. The authors here explore the role of prints as agents of artistic transmission and look closely at how Cole's own creative process was driven by works on paper such as drawings, notebooks, letters, and manuscripts. Also considered is the importance of the parallel works of William Guy Wall, best known for his pioneering Hudson River Portfolio . Beautifully illustrated with works on paper ranging from watercolors to etchings, mezzotints, aquatints, engravings, and lithographs, as well as notable paintings, this book offers important insights into Cole's formulation of a profound new category in art--the American sublime.

  • Whistler's mother : portrait of an extraordinary life / Daniel E. Sutherland and Georgia Toutziari
    ND 237 W6 A63 2018
    Discover the extraordinary woman behind one of the most famous images of motherhood in Western art

    Judged by the portrait Arrangement in Gray and Black No. 1 (1871), painted by her son James McNeill Whistler, Anna Whistler (1804-1881) appears to have been a pious, unassuming, domestic woman. This characterization, however, is far from the whole truth. Anna was born in the slaveholding South, raised principally in Brooklyn, New York, and resided for many years in both Russia and Great Britain, and her life was filled with adventure and excitement. The authors' unprecedented use of her private diaries and correspondence results in a crisp biographical rendering that reveals a resilient, vibrant, bright, and deeply engaged woman. In her writings, Anna made shrewd observations about the social, cultural, artistic, and political issues of her era, which was one of enormous and near-constant change. She knew and interacted with an astonishing array of people, from Russian peasants and American farmers to Robert E. Lee and Giuseppe Mazzini. She also raised one of the finest artists of the nineteenth century. As her son made his way in the art world, Anna became his unofficial agent, promoting his work, managing his finances, and advising him on the best opportunities for success. That he, in turn, should immortalize her as a global celebrity and international icon of motherhood was only appropriate.

  • Rembrandt's roughness / Nicola Suthor
    ND 653 R4 S7813 2018

    Roughness is the sensual quality most often associated with Rembrandt's idiosyncratic style. It best defines the specific structure of his painterly textures, which subtly capture and engage the imagination of the beholder. Rembrandt's Roughness examines how the artist's unconventional technique pushed the possibilities of painting into startling and unexpected realms.

    Drawing on the phenomenological insights of Edmund Husserl as well as firsthand accounts by Rembrandt's contemporaries, Nicola Suthor provides invaluable new perspectives on many of the painter's best-known masterpieces, including The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Deyman , The Return of the Prodigal Son , and Aristotle with a Bust of Homer . She focuses on pictorial phenomena such as the thickness of the paint material, the visibility of the colored priming, and the dramatizing element of chiaroscuro, showing how they constitute Rembrandt's most effective tools for extending the representational limits of painting. Suthor explores how Rembrandt developed a visually precise handling of his artistic medium that forced his viewers to confront the paint itself as a source of meaning, its challenging complexity expressed in the subtlest stroke of his brush.

    A beautifully illustrated meditation on a painter like no other, Rembrandt's Roughness reflects deeply on the intellectual challenge that Rembrandt's unrivaled artistry posed to the art theory of his time and its eminent role in the history of art today.


  • Transatlantic encounters : Latin American artists in Paris between the wars / Michele Greet
    N 6502.5 G74 2018
    An unprecedented and comprehensive survey of Latin American artists in interwar Paris

    Paris was the artistic capital of the world in the 1920s and '30s, providing a home and community for the French and international avant-garde, whose experiments laid the groundwork for artistic production throughout the rest of the century. Latin American artists contributed to and reinterpreted nearly every major modernist movement that took place in the creative center of Paris between World War I and World War II, including Cubism (Diego Rivera), Surrealism (Antonio Berni and Roberto Matta), and Constructivism (Joaquín Torres-García). Yet their participation in the Paris art scene has remained largely overlooked until now. This vibrant book examines their collective role, surveying the work of both household names and an extraordinary array of lesser-known artists.

    Author Michele Greet illuminates the significant ways in which Latin American expatriates helped establish modernism and, conversely, how a Parisian environment influenced the development of Latin American artistic identity. These artists, hailing from former Spanish and Portuguese colonies, encountered expectations of primitivism from their European audiences, and their diverse responses to such biased perceptions--ranging from rejection to embrace to selective reinterpretation of European tendencies--yielded a rich variety of formal innovation. Magnificently illustrated and conveying with clarity a nuanced portrait of modernism, Transatlantic Encounters also engages in a wider discussion of the relationship between displacement, identity formation, and artistic production.

  • Mark Bradford : Pickett's Charge / Evelyn C. Hankins and Stéphane Aquin
    N 6537 B6813 A4 2018
    This beautifully illustrated book documents Pickett's Charge , an ambitious and timely project by renowned artist Mark Bradford. Eight new paintings extend nearly four hundred feet to form a 360-degree experience encircling an entire floor of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. Bradford's monumental installation is inspired by the 1883 cyclorama painted by Paul Philippoteaux to commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg, which has been considered the critical turning point of the Civil War and, consequently, of American history. Elements from Philippoteaux's paintings are among multiple layers of collaged paper that Bradford has scraped through to reveal hidden textures and complexities, and this interplay--between past and present, between the legible and the mysteriously evocative--encourages a reconsideration of history's conventional linear narratives. The catalogue features an interview with the artist by Stéphane Aquin and an essay by Evelyn Hankins that situates the site-specific project within a broader art historical context. With lavish images of the paintings and their installation, including two gatefolds, this book records a significant new contribution to socially engaged American art.
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