Monthly Archives: March 2012

Closed for the Weekend – Spring Break!

Just a reminder: along with the rest of SVA, the Visual Arts Library will be closed tomorrow, Friday the 9th, through the weekend. We will reopen to our regular hours Monday, March 12th.
Enjoy the rest of your Spring Breaks and we’ll see you soon – same Bat-blog, same Bat-library!

Doodles for the Billions


Today is International Women’s Day and Google has dedicted a ‘doodle’ to the occasion. They even have a ‘Doodles‘ section of the site, where you can browse or search through their many visual variations on their iconic logo.

According to their About Doodles page, the tradition goes back to their early days: >>[T]he concept of the doodle was born when Google founders Larry and Sergey played with the corporate logo to indicate their attendance at the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. They placed a stick figure drawing behind the 2nd “o” in the word Google, and the revised logo was intended as a comical message to Google users that the founders were “out of office”. While the first doodle was relatively simple, the idea of decorating the company logo to celebrate notable events was born.<<

And, inevitably for the times, they have inspired parodies:

Google Doodles you’ll never see

To learn more about Google and its wider cultural influence:

Googled : the end of the world as we know it / Ken Auletta – HD9696.8.U64 G6623 2009


The Search : how Google and its rivals rewrote the rules of business and transformed our culture / John Battelle – HD9696.8.U64 G663 2005


Libraries and Google / William Miller, Rita M. Pellen, editors – Z674.75.I58 L535 2005


Artscience : creativity in the post-Google generation / David Edwards – BH301.C84 E39 2008

New Comics Cavalcade!


Genius Isolated: the life and art of Alex Toth / Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell – PN6727.T68 G46 2011


Punk rock & trailer parks / written and drawn by Derf. – PN6727.D47 P86 2008


The Death-Ray / by Daniel Clowes – PN6727 C54 D43 2011


Big questions, or, Asomatognosia : whose hand is it anyway? / Anders Brekhus Nilsen – PN6727.N57 B54 2011


The silence of our friends / written by Mark Long & Jim Demonakos ; art by Nate Powell** SVA Cartooning Alumnus**. – PN6727.L67 S55 2012


Like a sniper lining up his shot / adapted by Jacques Tardi ; from the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette – PN6747.T37 P6813 2011


Need more love / Aline Kominsky Crumb – PN6727.C68 N44 2007

Gerhard Richter in Berlin


You may not be able to have they time or money to visit Neue Nationalgalerie to see the Gerhard Richter: Panorama retrospective, and the library does not offer teleportation services, yet. But we can offer the next best thing: the catalog! Plus a range of books on Germany’s “greatest living painter.” Explore and enjoy:


Gerhard Richter : Panorama – ND588.R48 A4 2011


Gerhard Richter : a life in painting / Dietmar Elger – ND588.R48 E4413 2009


Gerhard Richter : the Cage paintings / Robert Storr – ND588.R48 S76 2009


Gerhard Richter : early work, 1951-1972 / edited by Christine Mehring – N6888.R49 G47 2010


Gerhard Richter: Atlas / edited by Helmut Friedel – ND588.R48 A4 2006 RARE BOOK