We are going to be shifting some collections over the summer and adding a lot of display space. These shelves housed the Underground and Mini Comics collections on one side and the Exhibition Catalogs on the other, both of which will be moving across the aisle. If something isn’t where it used to be when you visit, just ask a librarian and we will help track it down.
If you are interested in design history, you would have a hard time not coming across a book or article by SVA’s Steven Heller. The man is a machine, pumping out an incredible flow of blog posts, articles and books exposing the rest of us to new and old graphic forms from around the world illuminated with insightful analysis in a conversational writing style. If you haven’t read him yet, do so. You can start with one of the 137 titles (!!!) in the library’s collection that he has written, edited, or otherwise contributed in making.
For those longstanding fans, did you ever wonder what kind of ephemera collections Steven Heller has? Now his son, Nathan Heller, aka Ricky Shabazz, has filmed an exploration of “The Cave“. Check it out.
A small taste in the stacks:
Scripts : elegant lettering from design’s golden age / Steven Heller and Louise Fili. – NK3620 .H45 2012
Writing and research for graphic designers : a designer’s manual to strategic communication and presentation / Steven Heller – NC1001 .H465 2012
I heart design : remarkable graphic design selected by designers, illustrators, and critics / [edited by] Steven Heller – NC703 .I2 2011
Pop : how graphic design shapes popular culture / by Steven Heller – N72.S6 H392 2010
Each spring art/design schools around the country eject a new crop of graduates out onto the job market. Some may have internships or even jobs lined up, but many will have to scramble to figure out how to pursue their passion and pay the bills at the same time. Here are a few recent guides that share the subject heading “Art — Vocational Guidance”.
Good luck to all present, future and past art school grads (particularly SVA alums)!
In the stacks:
The Successful artist’s career guide : finding your way in the business of art / Margaret Peot – N8350 .P46 2012
Starting your career as an artist : a guide for painters, sculptors, photographers, and other visual artists / Angie Wojak and Stacy Miller – N6505 .W644 2011
I’d rather be in the studio! : the artist’s no-excuse guide to self-promotion / Alyson B. Stanfield – N8600 .S73 2011x
Creative, inc. : the ultimate guide to running a successful freelance business / Meg Mateo Ilasco & Joy Deangdeelert Cho
Income strategies for artists a two hour presentation given at the New York Academy of the Arts on the strategies artists use to earn a living / presented by Brainard Carey – V-D C37 Inc DVD
The fairy-tale princess : seven classic stories from the enchanted forest / Su Blackwell ; retellings by Wendy Jones – PZ8.J56 Fai 2012
Luc Tuymans, graphic works 1989-2012 / Manfred Sellink, Tommy Simoens – NE674.T89 A4 2012
The art of urban sketching : drawing on location around the world / Gabriel Campanario. – NC825.C57 C36 2012
Barry McGee / edited by Lawrence Rinder, with Dena Beard ; with texts by Alex Baker, Natasha Boas, Germano Celant, and Jeffrey Deitch.- N6537.M324 A4 2012
Tree houses : fairy-tale castles in the air / Philip Jodidio ; illustrations by Patrick Hruby -TH4885 .J63 2012
Graffiti Asia / Ryo Sanada, Suridh Hassan – GT3913.69 .S26 2010
Back in April the library hosted the Humanities and Sciences Department Writing Program Awards to recognize outstanding student writing. Thanks to all who attended and made this a fun event!
1st place Harris Bauer, (Visual & Critical Studies)
2nd place Monique Pelser (Photography)
3rd place AlisonCheevers (Advertising)
1st place Michael Losclzo (Visual & Critical Studies)
2nd place Josette Taylor (Graphic Design)
3rd place Sophia Zdon (Illustration)
1st place Tal Lurya (Film and Video)
2nd place Ha Lim Kim (Graphic Design)
3rd place Max Copolov (Visual & Critical Studies)
1st place Evan DeCarlo (Film and Video)
2nd Joshua Barclay (Film and Video)
3rd Anne Clinton (Fine Arts)
1st place Colleen Tighe (Illustration)
2nd place William Patterson (Visual & Critical Studies)
3rd place Seamus Light (Animation)
The event was MCed by Louis Phillips, who kept us all laughing.
Jazz stylings were provided by the Michael Hashim Trio (Michael Hashim (leader) on saxophone; Michael Howell, guitar; Kelly Friesen, bass), along with some inside musical skinny, ex. Fats Waller’s ‘Jitterbug Waltz’ was in 3/4 time, but Jitterbug music was 4/4, meaning that in spite of the title, it was engineered to gum up their dance steps.
|Monday – Friday||9am – 7pm|
After Memorial Day (May 27th – for which the library will be closed), we will keep the same hours Monday to Thursday (9am-7pm) and close at 4pm on Fridays for the rest of the summer.
Yesterday was SVA’s Graduation day at Radio City Music Hall. The ceremony was streamed and is now available for viewing online (in either Hi Res or Lower Res versions).
Greil Marcus, famed rock critic and cultural theorist and writer of Believer Magazine’s Real Life Rock Top Ten, was this year’s commencement speaker. He talked about the distinction between high and low culture, which he called both ‘false’ and ‘permanent’.
A Greil Marcus sampler in the library:
In the fascist bathroom : punk in pop music, 1977-1992 / Greil Marcus. – ML3534 .M362 1999
Like a rolling stone : Bob Dylan at the crossroads / Greil Marcus. – ML420.D98 M163 2005
Mystery train : images of America in rock ‘n’ roll music / Greil Marcus – ML3534 .M36 1997
Lipstick traces : a secret history of the twentieth century / Greil Marcus – CB428.M356 1989
Conversations with Greil Marcus / edited by Joe Bonomo – ML423.M164 A3 2012
A new literary history of America / edited by Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors – PS92 .N39 2009