Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Library hours during the Mid Winter Break

National Art School Library
 Winter 2015
Monday 22 – Tuesday 23 June
Wednesday 24 – Friday 26 June
Monday 29 June  – Friday 3 July
10.00 – 4.00
9.30 – 4.00
Monday 6– Friday 10 July
9.30 - 4.00
This is a guide only – there may be other closures. Please call us to check we’re open before you come in. Tel: 9339 8620

Thursday, 11 June 2015

New Books 11th June 2015

The following titles are on display from 11th - 18th June 2015. If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display, see library staff! Otherwise click on the call no. link to see if they are available.

The Home Stage: Jessica Todd Harper

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"Jessica Todd Harper's latest collection of images is aptly called The Home Stage, a double entendre that alludes to both the home bound lifestyle of families with small children as well as the idea that home is the stage on which children first learn how to live..."

Ceramic Glazes: The Complete Handbook

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"A feast for the eyes, this inspiring gallery of beautiful and remarkable ceramic pieces includes work from a broad range of exceptional contemporary ceramic artists, each of whom offers an inside look at their glazing process, including their special recipes and the techniques for using them."

Classical Drawing Atelier

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"Ateliers have produced the greatest artists of all time—and now that educational model is experiencing a renaissance. These studios, a return to classical art training, are based on the nineteenth-century model of teaching artists by pairing them with a master artist over a period of years. Students begin by copying masterworks, then gradually progress to painting as their skills develop."


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"A deeply researched and elegantly written study on Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)—Georgian England’s most celebrated portraitist and the first president of the British Royal Academy of Arts—this lavishly illustrated volume explores all aspects of Reynolds’s portraiture."

GEGO: line as Object

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"Many of the works of Gego (1912-1994) can be turned around, walked around or walked through, so that their composition seems to be constantly changing. Filigreed and minimal, so light that they almost seem to dance, her grid sculptures can be hung like reliefs in front of walls or positioned freely in space."

Bridget Riley: Complete Prints 1962 - 2012

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"Newly designed and expanded, the 2012 edition of Bridget Riley: Complete Prints includes every print from the early 1960s to the present day. This beautiful catalogue raisonné of Bridget Riley's graphic work now shows each print on its own page."

(Re) Thinking Art: A Guide For Beginners

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"(Re)Thinking "Art": A Guide for Beginners is a primer that considers the term “art,” what it means and why it matters. Rather than being about any particular sort of art —visual or otherwise— the book addresses the idea of “art" in all, in all its messy complexity, and offers meaningful access to the vast array of human products to which it refers."

The Luminous and the Grey

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"Color surrounds us: the lush green hues of trees and grasses, the variant blues of water and the sky, the bright pops of yellow and red from flowers. But at the same time, color lies at the limits of language and understanding. In this absorbing sequel to Chromophobia—which addresses the extremes of love and loathing provoked by color since antiquity—David Batchelor charts color’s more ambiguous terrain."