The SVA Library will have extended hours for the last week of classes to allow students more study time, as follows:
Monday, December 9 – Thursday, December 12 – 8:30am – 12 midnight
Friday, December 13 – 8:30am – 10:00pm
Saturday, December 14 - 12 noon – 8:00pm
Sunday, December 15 – 12 noon – 10:00pm
Monday, December 16 – - Tuesday, December 17 – 8:30am – 12 midnight
The SVA Library will close for the Winter Break on Wednesday, December 18 at 6:00pm and reopen for limited hours on Thursday, January 2, 2014.
For more information, visit http://www.sva.edu/student-life/library/
The Bear’s song / Benjamin Chaud. – PZ7.C3935 Be 2013
Hip hop family tree / Ed Piskor. -PN6727.P573 H57 2013
Alternative movie posters : film art from the underground / Matthew Chojnacki. -PN1995.9.P5 C465 2013
Super graphic : a visual guide to the comic book universe / Tim Leong – PN6714 .L46 2013
Roman Ondák / edited by Julian Heynen – N6834.5.O53 A4 2013
Christopher Wool / edited by Katherine Brinson – ND237.W84 A4 2013
Image by Kadir Nelson from next week’s New Yorker cover
“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison,” – Nelson Mandela
The world lost a vital figure today with the passing of Nelson Mandela. Through his long struggle to liberate South Africa from Apartheid, including 27 years in prison, and his inspiring words, he came to symbolize the movement against global oppression.
To explore Mandela’s life and legacy further:
Nelson Mandela : the authorized comic book / Nelson Mandela Foundation with Umlando Wezithombe – DT1974 .N47 2009
Conversations with myself / Nelson Mandela. – DT1974 .A3 2010
Long walk to freedom : the autobiography of Nelson Mandela / Nelson Mandela – DT1949.M35 A3 1995
Nelson Mandela’s favorite African folktales [sound recording] – ZSd M363 Nels
The notice is short, the prices are low (everything is $2 or $5), but the picks are good (we have a bunch of great art books donated by the Metropolitan Museum that were already in our collection).
For two days only: Wednesday Dec. 4 through Thursday, Dec. 5., from 9am to 5pm.
On the eve of Thanksgiving/Hanukka and the various feasts to come, we thought we would highlight some of our books on photographing food. Happy Holidays!
Food photography : pro secrets for styling, lighting & shooting / Lara Ferroni. – TR656.7 .F47 2012
Food styling : the art of preparing food for the camera / Delores Custer. – TR656.5 .C87 2010
Digital food photography / Lou Manna. – TR656.5 .M281 2005
Food styling for photographers : a guide to creating your own appetizing art / Linda Bellingham, Jean Ann Bybee – TR656.5 .B44 2008
And for the aftermath:
Ralf Schmerberg : dirty dishes / Ralf Schmerberg – TR655 .S364 2005
The SVA Library will close early, Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 1pm and will remain closed through the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend, until Monday, Dec. 2nd, when we will reopen to our normal hours.
But you still have until 1pm tomorrow to come in find some books and films for your break.
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving / V-AN S385 Tha DVD
Planes, trains & automobiles / written, produced and directed by John Hughes. – V-F H845 Pla DVD
Rivka’s first Thanksgiving / Elsa Okon Rael ; illustrated by Maryann Kovalski – PZ7.R1235 Ri 2001
A New History of Documentary Film / Betsy A. McLane – PN1995.9.D6 E46 2012
Punk 45 : the singles cover art of punk 1970-80 / by Jon Savage & Stuart Baker. – NC1882.7.R62 S28 2013
Ellen Gallagher: AxME / with texts by Carol Armstrong, Robin D.G. Kelley, Richard Shiff and Ulrich Wilmes – N6537.G347 A4 2013
100 Ideas That Changed Film / David Parkinson – PN1997.8 .P375 2012
Amy Sillman: one lump or two / edited by Helen Molesworth – ND237.S48 A4 2013
The Oxford Dictionary team has designated “selfie” as the Word of the Year, and it is not hard to see why. With the ubiquity of camera-loaded smart phones and social media sites like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, everyone is a photographer these days. And snapping shots and sharing them with friends, family, and the rest of the world, has never been easier. With actual film you had to develop the film and then expose the actual photographs, or pay a lab to do it for you, where now no sooner is the image snapped then it can be sent or uploaded for millions to see. All that ease translates into more photos being taken and evolving modes of photography. Case in point, the selfie, which of course has a long history in representational art with self portraits, in drawings, paintings, and, of course, photographs. Oxford University Press has a brief overview of the history of self-portraits in photography here.
Below are a few titles to explore in the history of self portraiture:
Auto focus : the self-portrait in contemporary photography / Susan Bright – TR681.P56 B75 2010
Artists’ self-portraits / Omar Calabrese – N7618 .C35 2006
Concepts of identity : historical and contemporary images and portraits of self and family / Katherine Hoffman. – NX165.H58 1996a
Mirror images : women, surrealism, and self-representation / edited by Whitney Chadwick – N8354 .M57 1998
American photobooth / Näkki Goranin – TR680 .G68 2008
Reflections/refractions : self-portraiture in the twentieth century / edited by Wendy Wick Reaves – N7619 .R44 2009
Iran Modern / edited by Fereshteh Daftari and Layla S. Diba. – NX574.A1 I73 2013
Humans of New York / Brandon Stanton. – TR659.8 .S736 2013
Radical presence : Black performance in contemporary art / Valerie Cassel Oliver – NX456.5.P38 R33 2013
Marian Bantjes : pretty pictures / Marian Bantjes Oversize Stacks
Songs of the abyss / Eamon Espey – PN6727.E77 S63 2012
Want to learn a new foreign language, or go from Basic to Advanced in a language you have already studied? Maybe you need to polish your skills in English, if it is not your first language? Take a look at a new resource available through the SVA Library: Mango Languages.
Mango Languages offers interactive courses in over 60 languages (click for a current list), and 17 courses on learning English for speakers of another language (ex. for speakers of Korean, Spanish, Hebrew, etc.). The courses, available on your computer and iOS/Android devices, keep track of your progress and guide you from Beginner to Advanced along that way. For more details on how Mango works, click here.
Follow the steps below to get started. Let us know if you have questions – firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Access Mango Languages via the SVA Library’s Database page – sva.edu/library > Find Articles & Images. If you are off-campus you will use your MySVA username/password to login
2. Create a profile with Mango Languages by submitting your email address and a password of your choosing.
3. You will then receive an activation link in your email. Click it to get started.
4. Choose a course and begin.
To download the Mango Languages for Libraries app:
iPhone, iPod and iPad