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FiberArts

FiberArts  features contemporary artists who work with fabric, weaving, sewing, dyes, textiles, embroidery, crochet, knitting, needlework and soft sculpture in order to produce works that boast both fine craftsmanship and fine art. Although expression and decoration with textiles is ancient, it was only fairly recently accepted in the fine arts world. The fibers revolution of the 1960’s led to a huge number of artists, both men and women, exploring and experimenting in a medium which was once labeled “women’s work” or pushed aside from the arts scene as mere craft.

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In the library you will find 122 Issues of FiberArts  from 1979 to the Summer 2011 issue, which was sadly the last.

FiberArts. March/April 1989.
“Dinner” by Joan Ward Summer. 1985. Wool, tapestry.

FiberArts. January/February 1982.
“Rhythm” by Jarmila Machova.

FiberArts. Summer 1990.
“The Street Story Quilt Part 1: The Accident” by Faith Ringgold. 1985.

FiberArts. March/April 1989.
Masking Costume of the Igbo People, Nigeria.

FiberArts. Summer 1990.
“Animated Power” (1987) and “The Harvest” (1989) by Tina Brewer.

FiberArts. November/December 1988.
Left: “Hanging Gardens of Babylon” by Anna Arbor. 1987. Saftey fence & Surveyor’s ribbon, woven and knotted.
Right: “The Neighborhood Nuisances” by Beth Holyoke. 1987. Ripstop Nylon & Applique.

FiberArts. November/December 1989.
Lillian Elliot

FiberArts. November/December 1989.
(An advertisement.)

FiberArts. November/December 1989.
Top: “Leopards” by Jean Hewes. 1988.
Bottom: “Edmond’s Fast Food” by Chris Wolf. 1989.

FiberArts. January/February 1982.

FiberArts. 1980, No 6.
Katherine Westphal.

FiberArts. March/April 1982.

Left Page: “Rose of Fire” and “Movement of Red” by Akiko Kotani.
Right Page: Carol Mecagni

FiberArts. 1979.
Pam Patrie.

FiberArts. 1980, No 6.
Judith Poxson Fawkes.

FiberArts. 1981, No 2.
Anne McKenzie Nicholson.

FiberArts. March/April 1982.
Machine-Knit garments by Betsy Lahaussios, Mickey Nushawg, Susanna Lewis, Jean Williams Cacicedo.

FiberArts. March/April 1982.
Left: detail of “Four in One” by Carole Beadle.
Right: detail of work by Lia Cook.

FiberArts. March/April 1982.
Large picture: “Gingko Grid” by Diane Itter.

FiberArts. Summer 1990.

FiberArts. Summer 1990.

FiberArts. 1980, No 6.

FiberArts. November/December 1982.

FiberArts. November/December 1982.

FiberArts. January/February 1983.
Top Left: Man’s Robe. Turkestan.
Top Right: “Charles Patless” by Pat Oleszko.
Bottom: “Stop and Go Dress” by Cynthia Pannucci.

FiberArts. January/February 1983.

FiberArts. January/February 1983.
Left to Right, Clockwise (Artists, not pictured): Jocelyn Turner, Judith Content, Judith Stein, Norma Rosen.

FiberArts. January/February 1983.
Clockwise from bottom left (artists, not pictured): Cate Fitt, Fraas/Slade, Yvonne Porcella, Ellen Haputli, Dina Knapp.

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Nance O’Banion

Harmony Hammond

Harmony Hammond

FiberArts. 1980, No 6.

Bonnie Meltzer with two of her crocheted yarn hangings, "Middle Aged Date" and "Man Eating Spaghetti"

Bonnie Meltzer with two of her crocheted yarn hangings, “Middle Aged Date” and “Man Eating Spaghetti”

Betye Saar

Betye Saar

FiberArts, Volume 1. 1980.

FiberArts. 1981, No 2.
“Moma and Nana” by Faith Ringgold.

Plaid Shirt by Deborah Kaufman, Felted Wool, 26 x 36 "

FiberArts, Volume 1. 1980.
Plaid Shirt by Deborah Kaufman, Felted Wool, 26 x 36 “

American Fabrics and Fashion

American Fabrics and Fashion (also called American Fabrics) was a commercial textile magazine created as a guide for manufacturers in the fabrics industry. In every issue there are dozens of physical fabric samples glued in, so in case you were wondering, “What did the 50’s feel like?”, here is the most literal answer to your question. Accompanying the samples are textile advertisements and sometimes the samples are even incorporated into the ads themselves. For anyone interested in fashion, textiles or all that is tactile, American Fabrics is a publication of great cultural and historical value.

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We have 105 Issues of American Fabrics, 1946-1975.

American Fabrics, Number 72. 1966.

American Fabrics, Number 72. 1966.

American Fabrics, Number 69. Fall 1965.

American Fabrics, Number 69. Fall 1965.
Cover Art by W Lully.

American Fabrics, Number 71. Spring/Summer 1966.

American Fabrics, Number 71. Spring/Summer 1966.
Cover Art by W Lully.

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American Fabrics, Number 85. Winter 1969.
Cover Art by W Lully.

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American Fabrics, Number 72. Summer 1966.
Cover Art by W Lully.

American Fabrics, Number 2. 1947.

American Fabrics, Number 2. 1947.

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American Fabrics, Number 88. Fall 1970.

 

American Fabrics, Number 85. Winter 1969.

American Fabrics, Number 85. Winter 1969.

American Fabrics, Number 85. Winter 1969.

American Fabrics, Number 85. Winter 1969.

American Fabrics, Number 103. Spring 1975.

American Fabrics, Number 103. Spring 1975.

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American Fabrics, Number 50. Summer 1960.

American Fabrics, Number 50. Summer 1960.

American Fabrics, Number 49. Spring 1960.

American Fabrics, Number 49. Spring 1960.

American Fabrics, Number 30. Fall 1954.

American Fabrics, Number 30. Fall 1954.

American Fabrics, Number 52. Spring 1961.

American Fabrics, Number 52. Spring 1961.
(Not a picture of Supima seeds but a real packet of seeds!)

American Fabrics, Number 31. Winter 1954.

American Fabrics, Number 31. Winter 1954.

American Fabrics, Number 105. Fall 1975.

American Fabrics, Number 105. Fall 1975.

American Fabrics, Number 88. Fall 1970.

American Fabrics, Number 88. Fall 1970.

American Fabrics, Number 01.1946.

American Fabrics, Number 01.1946.

American Fabrics, Number 01.1946.

American Fabrics, Number 01.1946.

American Fabrics, Number 102.1974.

American Fabrics, Number 102.1974.

American Fabrics, Number 69.1965.

American Fabrics, Number 69. 1965.

American Fabrics, Number 30. Fall 1954.

American Fabrics, Number 30. Fall 1954.

American Fabrics, Number 86. Spring 1970.

American Fabrics, Number 86. Spring 1970.

American Fabrics, Number 87. Summer 1970.

American Fabrics, Number 87. Summer 1970.

American Fabrics, Number 104. Winter 1975.

American Fabrics, Number 104. Winter 1975.

American Fabrics, Number 02. 1947.

American Fabrics, Number 02. 1947.

American Fabrics, Number 71. Spring/Summer 1966.

American Fabrics, Number 71. Spring/Summer 1966.

American Fabrics, 1980.

American Fabrics, 1980.

Toys – Dolls

Toys has 9 subcategories, 8 of which are chronological distinctions (pre-1950, and then by decade through the partially futuristic 2010-2019) and one of which is Dolls. Toys – Dolls contains 126 items. Here are just a few:

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Kewpie Dolls, first manufactured in 1912.
All Color Book of Dolls, 1974 by Kay Desmonde.
Photo: Angelo Hornak

All Color Book of Dolls, 1974 by Kay Desmonde.
Photo: Angelo Hornak

1855 & 1875 Wax Dolls

1855 & 1875 Wax Dolls
All Color Book of Dolls, 1974 by Kay Desmonde.
Photo: Angelo Hornak

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All Color Book of Dolls, 1974 by Kay Desmonde.
Photo: Angelo Hornak

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All Color Book of Dolls, 1974 by Kay Desmonde.
Photo: Angelo Hornak

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November 1943

December 1967

A doll with a doll:

All Color Book of Dolls, 1974 by Kay Desmonde.
Photo by Angelo Hornak.

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November 1955

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December 15, 1997.
Photo by Richard Mitchell.

The doll that encourages bullying: (“It’s easy to make her cry.”)

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The dolls that are gluttons for punishment:

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1990

Magazine Covers – 1970-1979 (Part 3 – Art) +++

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Please enjoy this sopping sampling of sweet and sour color from 1970’s art magazines.

Art News was founded in 1902 and is the most widely circulated art magazine in the world.

ArtNews. April 1972.

ArtNews. April 1972.
“Sweet and Sour” by Ed Ruscha.
(Strawberries, peppers, olives, peaches, anchovies, pickles, washes of jam juice.)

Art International was based in Switzerland and ran from 1956-1984.

Art International, Volume XXI. March 1978.

Art International, Volume XXI. March 1978.
Art by Pierre Alechinsky.

Novum Gebrauchsgraphik, now called Novum, is an international graphic design magazine based in Germany.

Novum Gebrauchs Graphic. February 1977.

Novum Gebrauchs Graphic. February 1977.
African Hairdresser’s Sign (Unknown Artist).

Art International, Volum XXII. February 1978.

Art International, Volume XXII. February 1978.
Art by Richard P. Lohse.

Art International, Volume XX/3-4. March/April 1976.

Art International, Volume XX/3-4. March/April 1976.
Art by Alun Leach-Jones.

Avante Garde had a short run of only 14 issues between 1968 to 1971.

Avante Garde. January 1970.

Avante Garde. January 1970.
Art by Thomas Weiil

Connoisseur is a publication of self-proclaimed high-brow culture and art:

Connoisseur. April 1976.

Connoisseur. April 1976.

ArtForum is a contemporary art magazine.

ArtForum. 1971.

ArtForum. 1971.
Still from “Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son” (1969).

Cinefantastique

From the official Cinefantastique website:

“During a decade when many mainstream critics were dismissing THE EXORICST as sadistic pornography, and when Forest J Ackerman was filling Famous Monsters with puny puns (e.g., “A Clockwork Lemon,” referring to a malfunctioning robot in FUTURE WORLD), publisher-editor Frederick S. Clarke created a little magazine with a big ambition: to cover the genre better than anybody, and to do it with all the seriousness of Cashier du Cinema, American Film, or Film Comment.”

spineFor anyone fascinated by sci-fi, fantasty, or horror films riding on big dreams and a tiny budget, Cinefantastique is a goldmine. The writers do not simply dismiss their subjects as many critics are apt to do with genre films, nor do they shower their subjects with praise as in a fanzine. Cinefantastique was composed with both the genuine passion of a devoted fan and the thoughtful insight of a critic, resulting in an engaging editorial. Interviews, critiques, and in-depth explorations of special effects and prosthesis are complimented by film stills and behind-the-scenes shots on every page. There are also fantastic full-color spreads throughout, framed by well-designed layouts and text. Feature articles are prodigiously in-depth and as such have left behind invaluable sources for research and admiration relating to dozens of seminal genre films.  There are very few advertisements and most are beautifully painted film posters regardless, making the magazine all the more enjoyable to read.

In 2000, Frederick Clarke, publisher since 1970, committed suicide. Mindfire Entertainment bought the magazine, renamed it “CFQ” and entirely remodeled its approach and aesthetic in an attempt to meet the demands of today’s consumer. In 2006 the last issue of CFQ was printed, and has been exclusively published online ever since.

In the periodicals section you will find 15 volumes of  Cinefantastique beginning with the 4th volume, published in 1975, up until the final 2006 issue.

Cinefantastique, Volume 20, Number 05. May 1990.
She-Creature by Jackie and Paul Blaisdell

Cinefantastique, Volume 20, Number 05. May 1990.
Blaisdell’s Venusian

Cinefantastique, Volume 20, Number 05. May 1990.

Cinefantastique, Volume 6, Number 01. 1977.
Brian DePalma’s “Carrie”.

Cinefantastqieu, Volume 6, Number 02. 1977.
Stills from stop-motion films by Ray Harry Hausen.

Cinefantastique, Volume 07, Number 03. 1978.

Cinefantastique, Volume 07, Number 03. 1978.
Tom Burman’s Aliens.

Cinefantastique, Volume 08, Number 01. 1978.

Cinefantastique, Volume 09, Number 02. 1979.

Cinefantastique, Volume 10, Number 04. 1979.
Animation in “Superman” and “Xanadu”

Cinefantastique, Volume 11, Number 01. 1981.

Cinefantastique, Volume 11, Number 02. 1981.

Cinefantastique, Volume 11, Number 02. 1981.
“Altered States”

Cinefantastique, Volume 13, Number 01. 1982.
“Creepshow”

Cinefantastique, Volume 13, Number 01. 1982.
Left: Madeline Kahn. Right: Jerry Lee Lewis.

Cinefantastique, Volume 17, Number 01. 1987.
“Necropolis”