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:
The Visual Arts Library has Free Books and VHS tapes on offer now through this Thursday, July 11th. We are in the process of weeding and shifting, so space is limited. Items that we would normally put in annual book sale are going for FREE, so come on down and take your pick from our color coded Freebie shelves.
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!
Photos and the Writing Award winners below:
A good turn-out!
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.
Jazz music from the Michael Hashim Trio. And remember: refreshments will be served!
Have you racked up crippling over-due fines at the Visual Arts Library? Relief is on the way.
Our end of the semester “Food For Fines” starts this Wednesday, April 24th – Monday, April 29th.
How it works: You bring in a canned food* and we forgive $2 for each can.
All food will be donated to City Harvest.
*No ramen, frozen food, or perishables
Join us Tuesday, April 23rd from 6-8pm at the Visual Arts Library!
Up now at the Aperture Gallery, but only until Feb 9, so hurry:
Photography presents the work of William Eggleston, Nan Goldin, Ryan McGinley, Martin Parr, Terry Richardson, and Stephen Shore, six of the most important image-makers working today. For the exhibition, curated by Ken Miller for Gallery Target, Tokyo, each photographer created images using Fujifilm X-Series cameras.
In the collection:
Small world / Martin Parr ; introduced by Geoff Dyer – TR790 .P37 2007
Moonmilk / Ryan McGinley – TR647 .M3769 2010
Terryworld : photographs / by Terry Richardson ; edited by Dian Hanson – TR676 .R52 2004 OVERSIZE
Fantastic tales : the photography of Nan Goldin / Jonathan Weinberg, Joyce Henri Robinson – TR680 .G65 2005a
William Eggleston, for now / afterword by Michael Almereyda – TR654 .E34 2010 OVERSIZE
Uncommon places : the complete works / Stephen Shore – TR660 .S56 2004
Heads up graphic design buffs. SVA’s own Steven Heller will be interviewing Elaine Lustig Cohen this Thursday night at the Museum of Arts and Design in conjunction with a show now up at the AIGA headquarters, The Lustigs: a cover story. The show features 500 book covers designed by Elaine Lustig Cohen and her husband, renowned designer Alvin Lustig.
Details: Thursday, January 17, 2013 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm / $30 general / $10 members and students
The Theater at MAD – 2 Columbus Circle – New York, NY 10019
Lustig in the stacks:
Born modern : the life and work of Alvin Lustig / by Steven Heller and Elaine Lustig Cohen – NK1535.L87 H45 2010
Front cover : great book jacket and cover design / Alan Powers – NC1882 .P73 2001
Letters from the avant-garde : modern graphic design / Ellen Lupton and Elaine Lustig Cohen – NC998.2 .L978 1996
Nine pioneers in American graphic design / R. Roger Remington and Barbara J. Hodik – NC998.4 .R4 1989
Graphic design history / edited by Steven Heller and Georgette Ballance – NC998.4 .G667 2001
The last week and a half of the semester brings the return of Extended Hours from the 10th to the 17th! And for those of you carrying crushing (or even minor) late fees, Food for Fines, right up until we close for the break on the 19th.
Good luck with your finals!