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Selection of Reference Books
Feedback by Founded at the inception of the media arts movement, the Video Data Bank is the leading collection of videos by and about contemporary artists. These holdings, catalogued in print for the first time, constitute the history of media arts.In addition to the catalog of holdings, Feedback also includes essays on the history of media arts, the Video Data Bank, video activism, experimental performance art, and the special collection of the Data Bank, the On Art and Artists Collection.An indispensable guide and reference for artist, students, teachers, and collectors, Feedback is an essential book for any film and video bookshelf.
Call Number: Ref N34 .L58x 2004
Janson's History of Art by This four-part volume uses an exceptional art program–with sumptuous color pictures–to introduce readers to a succession of art styles from prehistoric times and ancient Egypt, to the vast world of Western painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, and the minor arts. Elegantly written, it contains a balanced and interesting narrative that increases ones ability to understand art.Parts I and II cover The Ancient World and The Middle Ages, with a look at prehistoric; Egyptian; ancient near eastern; Aegean; Greek; Etruscan; Roman; early Christian, Byzantine, and Medieval; Romanesque; and Gothic art. Part III looks at the Renaissance through the Rococo–with a focus on the early and high renaissance in Italy; mannerism and other trends; “Late Gothic” painting, sculpture, and the graphic arts; and the Baroque in Italy, Spain, Flanders, Holland, France and England. Part IV is a treatment on the modern world, including Neoclassicism and Romanticism; Realism and Impressionism; Post-impressionism, Symbolism, and Art Nouveau; Twentieth-Century painting, sculpture, architecture, and photography; and Postmodernism.For those who appreciate art as individual works, rather than a mere collection of data.
The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designers by The interaction of words and images and the visual communicationof ideas are an essential part of daily life, and these concepts are atthe heart of graphic design.With over 200 new and updated entries, this indispensable book providesinformation about typographers, journals, movements and styles,organizations and schools, printers and private presses, art directors, technologicaladvances, design studios, graphic illustrators, and poster artistsfrom the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. More than 550 illustrations,extensive cross-references, and a chronological chart outliningthe relationship between movements, technology, and individual designersmake this an invaluable reference for students and professionals alike.
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