August 20, 2014
Granta 128: American Wild


Since 1979 Granta has published the best new writing four times a year. Each themed issue contains fiction, memoir, poetry and photography from the brightest emerging talents and finest authors on the planet.

Find Granta and many other current journals in the Library.

August 18, 2014
Architectural Digest Features Fashion Designers


Architectural Digest (Sep 2014) features fashion designers and their homes.  Designers included are Tommy Hilfiger, Natalie Massenet, Franciso Costa, Tony Burch, Isaac Misrahi, Carlos souza, Adam Lippes, Steven Klein, and more.

The print journal is available on the current journal shelves in the Library.

August 17, 2014
Selected New Titles

Find these titles and others on the New Book Display shelves.

Artist Rebel Dandy: Men of Fashion

Illustration: Meeting the Brief

Outside the box: interviews with contemporary cartoonists

Hockney Printmaker

Design School Wisdom

Narrative Structure in Comics: Making Sense of Fragments

Principles & Processes of Interactive Design

August 8, 2014
Selections include: Duplex Planet, Aspen, Avalanche, Art-Rite, Wedge, Radical Software and International Graffiti Times

Selections include: Duplex Planet, Aspen, Avalanche, Art-Rite, Wedge, Radical Software and International Graffiti Times

August 7, 2014
Saving Frida Kahlo From Her Own Celebrity


In ARTnews, Summer 2014, find “Saving Frida Kahlo From Her Own Celebrity” by Carolina A. Miranda (pp.84-89)

A new exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago  juxtaposes Kahlo’s paintings with today’s work, emphasizing the work over the celebrity.  “Guardian critic Adrian Searle, wrote in a review of the artist’s work, her status as a cult figure ‘makes looking at her art a complicated business.’” (p. 84)

Unbound:  Contemporary Art After Frida Kahlo, May 3-Oct 5, 2014

also features art by Fred Tomaselli, Lorna Simpson, Ana Mendieta, Cindy Sherman, Sanford Biggers, Gabriel Orozco, and more.  Kahlo’s self-portraits and other work continue to influence artists such as Carrie Mae Weems and Yasumasa Morimura.

Selected resources in the Library:

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo (library use only)

The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo (dvd)

The Letters of Frida Kahlo

August 3, 2014
Learning In The Flesh: Why Disney Sends Its Animators To Life Drawing Classes

Check out life/figure/classical drawing books in the library under NC 760s. Here are a few examples:

Life drawing : how to portray the figure with accuracy and expression

Anatomy for the artist/Sarah Simblet

The artist’s complete guide to figure drawing

July 30, 2014

'Orphan' by Sam Winston is a new addition to the ACA Library Artist’s Book Collection.

"Since 1999 I collated scraps of paper, diary notes and typed word document all pertaining to this one idea I was trying to express through a story

And when in 2010 I finally did reach a final draft, I also realised I had generated a history of documents that said something about the process of writing itself.

For Orphan I wanted to present both my final tale and show the archaeology of that writing process. By cutting out the words from my previous drafts I created clouds of text that I could use as the ‘typeface’ for my final draft. It is a book in which you have both the story and it’s history presented on the same page.” - Artist’s Statement

In addition to Orphan, the ACA Library acquired following of Winston’s works:

Made up True Story - 6 sheet folio / artist book (silkscreen final page)
Arc Editions catalogue
New Yorker magazine letterpress print
Dictionary Story trade edition

July 27, 2014
New Fashion Titles

The Label Book of Clothing Culture: Tradition, Quality, Style


Valentin Yudashkin

Fashionable Selby

July 25, 2014
Metropolitan Museum Initiative Provides Free Access to 400,000 Digital Images

July 23, 2014
New Book Display


Morbid Anatomy


Street Art, Public City


The Outsiders: New Outdoor Creativity


Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing


The House with Sixteen Handmade Doors


The Origins of Comics


Sick Rose

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