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Focused on architecture and design, we have Volume starting with n. 28 (2011). In today’s mail is no. 35. This is one of those titles that I wish we would have started from the beginning (2005). It’s academically heady, but also attractive and fun. Actually, I hope to go after all of the back issues at some point.
Each iteration has a theme. This one is (from the table of contents page):
Text made solely from living bacteria!!!
The Anatomy folders contain approximately seven hundred images and have the following arrangement: Anatomy, Anatomy – Animals, Anatomy – Eyes, Anatomy -Hands, and Anatomy – Nervous System. Like the other Anatomy categories, Anatomy – Nervous System consists of photographs of both the interior and exterior, microscopic views, medical illustrations, and creative (non-technical) illustrations.
Spread throughout three folders are the subcategories Animals – Assorted (A-G), (H-N), and (O-Z). These folders are home to about 70 images of animals that do not fall into any of the Picture Collection’s current animal subcategories (there are over 60 subcategories of Animals with thousand of pictures, from Apes and Monkeys to Zebras). Maybe if some of these adorable little creatures find a few more like themselves, they too will have the distinction of having their own folder. I would love to see a folder full of proud platypuses.
Faculty Library Orientation
Tuesday, April 2, 11am
Visual Arts Library, 380 Second Avenue, 2nd floor
All SVA faculty members are invited to a brief tutorial on some of the Visual Arts Library’s most powerful digital tools, and a short tour showcasing its prized print and multimedia collections. The orientation should last no more than an hour. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to meeting you.
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As invocation of, but not a promise as to the quantity, quality or types of refreshments that will be served at the Faculty Library Orientation, please enjoy the following pictures from the Picture Collection’s Food – Desserts & Sweets folder:
The Visual Arts Library is missing Afterall no. 2. Could anybody out there fill such a void? Otherwise, we have every issue published starting with no. 1 in 1999, and ending, as of this post, with no. 32 (Spring 2013) which arrived in today’s mail.
That is some exceedingly dreamy cotton and polyester.
From the inside cover:
These large editorial meetings create the context (as mentioned in the subtitle: “A Journal of Art, Context and Enquiry”) and help define the lanes of enquiry that end up shaping the content of each issue. The writing is highly informed and critically potent while still maintaining a relatively high level of accessibly.
It is text heavy, but also includes nice reproductions of the work it references:
May your work and curiosities bring you into further contact with this publication.
You may be inclined to disregard The Picture Collection’s Colors folder (pictures of colors?) but if you take the time to delve, you will find a resource that could be of great help to artists seeking inspiration and reference, as well as aid in color theory and color composition. Inside this 79-image folder you will not only find paint swabs and color charts, but also images that show the relation of color through photography, advertisements, and commercial sales. This folder can help an artist choose their pallet for a project. Users can scan hues that they are interested in utilizing and drop them in Photoshop for replication, or color copy selections and concoct a collage physically. A great help for advertising and graphic design students–or really anyone interested in…color…the Colors folder is worth checking out.