Monday, 16 June 2014

Winter break Opening Hours

The Library will be open over the Winter Break. Hours are:

Monday 23 – Friday 27 June  : 10.00 am —  4.00 pm
Monday 30 June  – Friday 4 July  : 9.30 am — 4.30 pm 
Monday 7 – Friday 11 July  :  9.30 am — 4.30 pm

Remember you may have items due back to the Library during this time. Make sure you know how to renew your items online, or return them before the end of the week. 

New DVDs in June

Drawing and Process @ NAS. Art Fourm
Four National Art School artist-lecturers discuss the processes and decisions that produce their artwork. They also discuss how artists translate that process-knowledge into words. The four NAS Lecturers Lynne Eastaway, Paul Higgs, Margaret Roberts and Tania Rollond draw from examples of their own drawings. 
This forum builds on the lunchtime Drawing and Process forums held in 2013. Lynne describes her work as developing from a response to materials around form and space relationships, ‘drawing’ being a key practice in exploring the potential of these ideas. Paul thinks of the artist as mediator. Margaret thinks of her work as experiments with Sol LeWitt's claim that the idea becomes a machine that makes the art. Tania describes her process as blending memory and invention with intuitive decision-making.
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Amy Prcevich @ NAS. On artist run initiatives. Art Forum
In her work with Contempo - the young members arm of the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales, Amy Prcevich has constantly linked emerging art and artists with more established art and culture.
Contempo Art Bus and Contempo Art Walks are two programs imagined and developed as a point of introduction to the people and spaces who are laying the foundations of Sydney's artistic output. With a long history with and interest in Artist Run Initiatives, and using these two series as a starting point, Amy  highlights the importance of the ARI in a thriving cultural community and explores how and why creative practitioners shape a city's artistic landscape through these initiatives.
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Matthew Blakely @ NAS. Art Forum
Matt graduated from the National Art School in 1993 and set up a studio and gallery on the mid north coast of NSW. In 2002 he moved to Cambridge, UK, where he became increasingly interested in the geology of the British Isles. Ceramics is related to geology, and geology studies the effects of time on the earth. Matt Blakely uses both geology and time in the ceramics that he produces. Matt talks about our relationship with and dependency on the planet, and how pottery illustrates man’s desire to make things for human use from the dug earth beneath our feet.
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Daniel Libeskind : Denver Art Museum Frederic C. Hamilton building. 
In this filmed tour of the Denver Art Museum's Hamilton Building, Daniel Libeskind explains his titanium-clad, shard-like building and how the geometry on the exterior is reflected to provide spectacular spaces inside –

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Thursday, 12 June 2014

More New Books in June

The following titles will be on display in the library from Thurs 12/6 until Thurs 19/6. You can place a request for any of these items by asking the library staff for assistance.

Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void 1949-1962

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"The first book to take a transnational view of destruction in abstract painting of the postwar period. Painting the Void: 1949–1962 focuses on one of the most significant consequences of the rise of gestural abstraction in twentieth-century painting: artists’ literal assault on the picture plane."

Craigie Aitchison: Prints A Catalogue Raisonne
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"The painter and printmaker Craigie Aitchison (1926–2009) is best known for his spare compositions and intense, luminous palette. His subject matter is equally distinctive—single flowers, Bedlington terriers, sheep, and crucifixions—rendered, as in the Italian religious icons 
that he so admired, in simple but powerful forms."

After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art
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"this book examines the rise of women artists in the late 20th century, viewed through the work of 12 key figures."

Warm Flesh, Cold Marble
"This brilliant book focuses on the aesthetic concerns of the two most important sculptors of the early 19th century, the great Italian sculptor Antonio Canova (1757–1822) and his illustrious Danish rival Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770–1844). Rather than comparing their artistic output, the distinguished art historian David Bindman addresses the possible impact of Kantian aesthetics on their work."

Fired Earth, Woven Bamboo: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics and Bamboo Art
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"Featuring some 100 works by close to 60 artists, Fired Earth, Woven Bamboo showcases the range of creative 
approaches in Japanese ceramics and bamboo art beginning in the postwar period and focusing on the past three decades."

Lyotard Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers For the Arts
"Lyotard Reframed provides a clear and original introduction to Lyotard's work on the postmodern and his philosophy more generally, demonstrating its on-going relevance to creative endeavor and debates concerning the value and significance of the visual arts."

The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspectives
"The meaning that people attribute to things necessarily derives from human transactions and motivations, particularly from how those things are used and circulated. The contributors to this volume examine how things are sold and traded in a variety of social and cultural settings, both present and past."

Thursday, 5 June 2014

New Books in June

The following titles will be on display in the library from Thursday 5th June until Thursday 12th June. If you would like to place a hold request for any of the titles please ask library staff to assist you.

Sharon Core: Early American

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"In 2007, American photographer Sharon Core (born 1965) encountered the work of the early nineteenth-century American still-life painter Raphael Peale (1774-1825). Peale's images of fruit, cakes and vegetables are famed for their uncanny realism, and they inspired Core to undertake a series of photographs titled Early American, a brilliant exploration of trompe l'oeil's relationship to photography, and of photography's relationship to the past."

Contemporary Art in Print
Contemporary Art in Print: The Paragon Press 2006-2010
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"This beautifully produced volume surveys a selection of 37 projects by 15 artists, including 218 editioned prints, one tapestry edition (by Grayson Perry), one bronze sculptural edition (by Rachel Whiteread)--and an edition of a pair of shoes (by Kai Althoff)."

Elizabeth Peyton: Here She Comes Now
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"This publication groups together her portraits of rock musicians such as David Bowie, Kurt Cobain, Jarvis Cocker, Pete Doherty, Noel and Liam Gallagher, John Lydon and Keith Richards, and opera singers such as Jessye Norman, Jonas Kaufmann and Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld--depicted not in traditional poses, but in performance."

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"Catalogue of the exhibition TABOO an exhibition and program of talks, performances and film screenings by guest curator Brook Andrew. Brook is an artist and cultural commentator of Wiradjuri and Scottish descent, who has a keen interest in hidden histories and ethnography."

Hold it Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion In Contemporary Art
Hold It Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art
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"Examining the relationship between emotional intensity and difficulty in works of avant-garde art, Jennifer Doyle seeks to develop a critical language for understanding affectively charged contemporary art."

Rediscovering Aesthetics: Transdisciplinary Voices from Art History, Philosophy, and Art Practice
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"Rediscovering Aesthetics brings together prominent international voices from art history, philosophy, and artistic practice to discuss the current role of aesthetics within and across their disciplines."

Space Invaders: Australian Street Stencils, Posters, Paste-ups, Zines, Stickers
9780642334114: Space Invaders : Australian Street Stencils, Posters, Paste-Ups, Zines, Stickers
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"Off the street and into the gallery this book sureys the past 10 years of Australian street art. Playful, edgy, clever, satirical and political, street art has significantly altered Australian visual culture over the past decade and has heralded the arrival of a new generation of contemporary artists."