Tuesday, 29 July 2014

JSTOR & SLNSW Databases Information Sessions

JSTOR
Thursday 31st July 12.30 – 1.30pm Black Theatre

SLNSW Databases
Monday 4th Aug 12.30 – 1.30pm Black Theatre
Thursday 14th Aug 12.30 – 1.30pm Black Theatre

JSTOR & State Library of NSW databases can provide you with great current, relevant and reliable full text journal articles, reviews and research material to help you write great essays. Are all the library books on loan? Do you have trouble finding the information you need in JSTOR? Well come along to an informal lunchtime session and learn more about these wonderful resources.



Thursday, 24 July 2014

New Books in the Library

The following titles will be on display in the library for 2 weeks from Thursday 24th July - Thursday 7th August. If you would like assistance to place a hold on any of the books please ask the library staff for help or use the hyperlink on the Dewey Number (e.g. 709.2/BURR) to check the book's status and place a hold yourself. If you wish to read more about the book click on the hyperlink "image and text taken from" to go to the website.

Of Green Leaf Bird and Flower: Artist's Books and the Natural World
702.81/GREE



"Highlighting an enduring interest in natural history from the 16th century to the present, this gorgeous book explores depictions of the natural world, from centuries-old manuscripts to contemporary artists’ books."
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Installation Art in Close-up
709.04074/MALP




"A huge array of contemporary artists are studied and illustrated in this new book on installation and environmental art, including: Andy Goldsworthy, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, David Nash, Richard Long, Hamish Fulton, Hans Haacke, Wolfgang Laib, Joseph Beuys etc..."
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Frank Auerbach
759.2/AUER

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"A comprehensive tribute to the pre-eminent artist collects 200 colour plates showcasing his interpretations of his northern London home and is accompanied by a reference section containing hundreds of additional images, in a volume that discusses Auerbach's work in modern and historical contexts."
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Made in Mind Myths and Realities of the Contemporary Artist
709.05/MADE

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"Genius, bohemian, social rebel, moral provocateur, charismatic visionary. The artist has always been surrounded by enchanting myths..."
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Land Art in The U.S.A
709.04076/MALP

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"A new study of land art in America, featuring all of the well-known land artists from the ‘golden age’ of land art - the 1960s - to the present day."
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Une Australienne Hilda Rix Nicholas in Paris, Tangier & Sydney
759.994/NICH

Hilda Rix Nicholas, The Bathers, c.1920

Catalogue of an exhibition held at Mosman Art Gallery
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The Global Art Compass: New Directions In 21st Century Art
709.05/HICK

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"A highly original, wide-ranging, and judiciously illustrated exploration of an increasingly global art scene In the past, writers and critics such as Goethe, Ruskin, and Clement Greenberg perpetuated particular ideas about art and even dictated these ideas to the artists themselves."
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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

It's Essay Time Again, JSTOR & SLNSW databases can help

JSTOR
Monday 28th July 12.30 – 1.30pm Black Theatre
Thursday 31st July 12.30 – 1.30pm Black Theatre


SLNSW Databases
Monday 4th Aug 12.30 – 1.30pm Black Theatre

JSTOR & State Library of NSW databases can provide you with great current, relevant and reliable full text journal articles, reviews and research material to help you write great essays. Are all the library books on loan? Do you have trouble finding the information you need in JSTOR? Well come along to an informal lunchtime session and learn more about these wonderful resources.





Monday, 14 July 2014

New Books in July

The following titles will be on display in the library from Monday 14/7 - Thursday 24/7. If you would like to place a hold on any of the items please see the library staff for assistance. Click on the library dewey number to check the availability of the book.

Abstraction Over Time
759.13/GOLD

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"Goldberg's ouevre is characterized by only one constant: nimble, improvisational reinvention. While he remained deeply committed to abstraction, over the course of his long career--from the 1940s until his death in 2007--Goldberg reconceptualized the visual, aesthetic and material boundaries of abstract painting. Abstraction over Time includes essays focussing on the artist's stylistic evolutions while exploring what Goldberg's lengthy and prolific career can teach us about the significance of abstraction as a vital twentieth-century postwar American Art."

Planet Banksy
751.73092/PLAN

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"Highlighting both the relevance of Banksy's work and how his impact has continued to spread, this book brings together some of the very best pieces of art from all corners of the world that have been inspired by Banksy, as well as some of Banksy's own innovative, profound, and controversial work."

Land Art in the UK
709.04076/MALP

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"There are chapters on land artists such as Chris Drury, Hamish Fulton, David Nash, Richard Long and Andy Goldsworthy. All of the major practitioners of land and environmental art in the U.K. are discussed."

Ardmore: We Are Because of Others
738.092/ARDM

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"Colorful, imaginative, vibrant, delicate and dramatic these are just some of the hallmarks of the artworks that have garnered international accolades for Ardmore Ceramic Art in rural KwaZulu-Natal. It is here, in South Africa s most successful ceramics studio set in the verdant Midlands, that exquisitely handcrafted and highly detailed figurative works and functional ware are created by more than fifty artists who draw on Zulu traditions and folklore, history, the natural world, and their own lives for inspiration."

Art and Objecthood
701.17/FRIE
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"Much acclaimed and highly controversial, Michael Fried's art criticism defines the contours of late modernism in the visual arts. This volume contains twenty-seven pieces, including the influential introduction to the catalog for Three American Painters, the text of his book Morris Louis, and the renowned "Art and Objecthood." Originally published between 1962 and 1977, they continue to generate debate today."


Bill Brown : Wanderlust
759.994/BROW
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"Bill Brown is one of the most respected figures in Australian visual arts. A precocious talent in the sixties and seventies, Brown achieved a sophistication, depth and distinctive voice until progressively retreating as an exhibiting artist in the 1980s."

Painter's Secret Geometry: A Study of Composition in Art
751.4/BOUL

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"Bouleau's classic illustrated work examines the essential reliance of European painting tradition on the golden mean and other geometrical patterns."