The history of art (and art history) is dominated by men through an inertia of gender dominance (and many other factors) – just ask the Guerrilla Girls!. So it’s not surprising that scholars would have assumed that prehistoric art would have been made predominantly by men, but a new study challenges that assumption.
>>Archaeologist Dean Snow of Pennsylvania State University analyzed hand stencils found in eight cave sites in France and Spain. By comparing the relative lengths of certain fingers, Snow determined that three-quarters of the handprints were female.<< National Geographic
To explore the world of cave art:
Prehistoric art : the symbolic journey of humankind / Randall White – N5310 .W48 2003
The Creative ice age brain : cave art in the light of neuroscience / Barbara Olins Alpert – N5310 .A47 2008
The Nature of Paleolithic art / R. Dale Guthrie.- GN772 .G87 2005
Dawn of art : the Chauvet Cave : the oldest known paintings in the world / Jean-Marie Chauvet, Eliette Brunel Deschamps, and Christian Hillaire – N5310.5.F7 C4713 1996
Lascaux : movement, space, and time / Norbert Aujoulat – N5310 .A913 2005 OVERSIZE
Cave of forgotten dreams / written and directed by Werner Herzog – V-D H476 Cav DVD
Canadian short story writer Alice Munro has won the Noble Prize in Literature. Beat the rush and check out her books in the stacks before the inevitable rush brought on by all this publicity!
Too much happiness : stories / Alice Munro. – PR9199.3.M8 A6 2009
Hateship, friendship, courtship, loveship, marriage : stories / by Alice Munro. – PR9199.3.M8 H38 2001
Open secrets : stories / by Alice Munro. – PR9199.3.M8 W55 1994
Friend of my youth : stories / by Alice Munro. – PR9199.3.M8 F7 1990
Away from her / written and directed by Sarah Polley. Based on a story by Alice Munro – V-F P656 Awa DVD
Munro’s stories appear in numerous collections, such as:
My mistress’s sparrow is dead : great love stories from Chekhov to Munro / edited by Jeffrey Eugenides. – PN6120.95.L7 M9 2008
Best American short stories 2012 : selected from U. S. and Canadian magazines / edited by Tom Perrotta and Heidi Pitlor – PS648.S5 B47 2012
Banksy fans and street art aficionados may already know, but it appears Banksy is in town and tagging up a storm, as well as building a van bound tableau. Below are some sightings as they’ve appeared in local media. Have you seen any of his work in person?
St. Marks’s Place, Greenpoint, Lower East Side, More LES, Midtown, and Red Hook
In the collection on Banksy and street art:
Exit through the gift shop / a Banksy film – V-D B364 Exi DVD
Banksy : the man behind the wall / Will Ellsworth-Jones. – ND2590 .B36 2013
Banksy: Wall and Piece / Banksy. – ND2590 .B36 2005
Trespass : a history of uncommissioned urban art / by Carlo McCormick in collaboration with Wooster Collective’s Marc & Sara Schiller ; additional texts by Banksy, Anne Pasternak, and J. Tony Serra. – ND2590 .M38 2010
Art in the streets / organized by Jeffrey Deitch ; with Roger Gastman and Aaron Rose – ND2590 .A77 2011
Bagel Wolf Trailer from deannademaglie on Vimeo.
Recent BFA Animation graduate (and former library student worker!) Deanna DeMaglie was honored with a Dusty Award for her stop motion animation, “Bagelwolf”. Way to go (one frame at a time), Deanna!
To explore Stop motion animation in the library:
The advanced art of stop-motion animation / Ken A. Priebe ; foreword by Henry Selick – TR897.7 .P75 2011
Stop motion : craft skills for model animation / Susannah Shaw – TR897.5 .S533 2008
A Century of stop motion animation : from Méliès to Aardman / Ray Harryhausen and Tony Dalton. – TR897.5 .H37 2008
Mad monster party /a Rankin/Bass production – V-AN R365 Mad DVD
ParaNorman / Laika ; directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler – V-F F4565 Par DVD
Tim Burton’s The nightmare before Christmas /Walt Disney Pictures -directed by Henry Selick – V-AN B877 NigC DVD
This week we are welcoming new and returning students with an open house today, tours on Thursday, and displays of some of our collection highlights. See below for some images of the library on display. Stop by and see for yourself. And if you need help finding anything or just getting started, do not hesitate to ask at the Reference Desk for help!
New students: be sure to enter the raffle to win one of our prizes. Winners will get to keep their prize book for an unlimited time period and there will be no fines!
In the picture collection:
Pictures can be checked out, like books. You can also scan them in the computer lab. To search the Subject Headings (how the pictures are arranged in files), go to: svapc.wordpress.com/
In the periodicals (aka magazines) collection:
Books, Music, Movies:
Graphic novels & graphic design:
Design maven and library advocate Milton Glaser stopped by the library yesterday to speak with our Library Director, Robert Lobe, about the importance of libraries for students and practitioners of art and design. Steven Heller was recently interviewed for the same project, which will feature other heavy hitters from the design world touting libraries. We will post the final result when it is ready for viewing.
To get a sense of Glaser’s work and philosophy:
In search of the miraculous or one thing leads to another / Milton Glaser – NC999.4.G55 A4 2012
Milton Glaser : drawing is thinking / introduction by Judith Thurman – NC999.4.G55 D73 2008
Graphic design / Milton Glaser ; preface by Jean Michel Folon – NC999.4.G55 A43 1983
To inform & delight the work of Milton Glaser / a Wendy Keys film – V-A G593 To DVD
Art is work : [graphic design, interiors, objects, and illustrations] / Milton Glaser – NC999.4.G55 A4 2000 OVERSIZE
They started with books, moved on to pretty much every other consumer item, and in the process they have helped alter our economic landscape, tilting away from ‘bricks and mortar’ and toward digital commerce. Now Amazon is selling art online. Or rather, galleries are selling art through Amazon. SVA’s David Ross weighed in to say this will likely expand the market for art: “”My old maxim is people only order what’s on the menu. Now that art is on this menu, and the Amazon menu is probably one of the prime menus in the world today for people who have disposable income, now that will become an option, whether it’s for a gift or for the home or whatever.”
For more on the the art market and gallery system:
Inside the white cube : the ideology of the gallery space / Brian O’Doherty ; introduction by Thomas McEvilley. – N7430.7 .O36 1999
How to start and run a commercial art gallery / Edward Winkleman – N8620 .W56 2009
Adventures in art : 40 years at Pace / edited by Mildred Glimcher ; with contextual recollections by Arne Glimcher – N8660.P24 A38 2001
From Manet to Manhattan : the rise of the modern art market / Peter Watson. – N6447.W3 1992
Gallery going : four seasons in the art world / Jed Perl. – N6447 .P38 1991
Phonebook 3 : 2011/2012, a directory of independent art spaces, programming, and projects across the United States – N51 .P46 2011 REFERENCE
SVA alum, instructor, and illustration rock star Yuko Shimizu on creativity for Wacom: >>It’s not just about creating art, you know? You solve problems in a way you have never done. Or as a professional, maybe in a way the world has never done. Scientists do that, and mathematicians do that, and that’s also creative.”
More from Shimuzu:
Yuko Shimizu / Yuko Shimizu – NC975.5.S54 A4 2011
A nice set / text, Deidre Corley & Joy Merrifield; photography, Tim Saccenti – NC1882 .C67 2007
The influentials : School of Visual Arts, women alumni invite artists who have shaped their work / curated by Amy Smith-Stewart and Carrie Lincourt -N8354 .I55 2011
Digital creativity : techniques for digital media and the internet / Bruce Wands – QA76.575 .W38 2002
Creativity : flow and the psychology of discovery and invention / Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi – BF408 .C77 1997
Keys to drawing with imagination : strategies and exercises for gaining confidence and enhancing your creativity / Bert Dodson – NC730 .D562 2007
It’s easy to see the well-worn patterns in these 15 Over-Used Movie Poster Clichés. For inspiration, from Hollywood’s genres and around the globe, below is a sampling of books in the library. Ghanavision is a particular favorite – and a good guide for anyone looking to avoid bland photoshopped sameness!
Ghanavision : hand-painted film posters from Ghana – PN1995.9.P5 G43 2009
Mas! Cine mexicano : sensational Mexican movie posters, 1957-1990 = carteles sensacionales del cine mexicano, 1957-1990 / Rogelio Agrasánchez, Jr. – PN1995.9.P5 A353 2007
Musical movie posters : images from the Hershenson-Allen Archive / edited by Richard Allen and Bruce Hershenson – PN1995.9.P5 M87 1999
Art of the modern movie poster : international postwar style and design / by Judith Salavetz, Spencer Drate, and Sam Sarowitz, ; text by Dave Kehr – PN1995.9.P5 S22 2008 OVERSIZE
Cowboy movie posters / compiled by Bruce Hershenson ; with text material by Brian Cook – PN1995.9.P5 C68 1994
Attack of the “B” movie posters / compiled by Bruce Hershenson – PN1995.9.P5 A87 2000
A century of movie posters : from silent to art house / Emily King – PN1995.9 .P5 K5 2003
Trash : the graphic genius of Xploitation movie posters / by Jacques Boyreau – PN1995.9.P5 B69 2002