Tate has announced that the Audio Arts archive, a vast collection of materials related to the revolutionary sound art magazine, has been digitized and is now available online.
Founded in 1972 by the artist William Furlong, Audio Arts was originally distributed on cassette tapes. It was also unique in that it captured artists and curators in conversation, as well as provided documentation of artworks that incorporated sound as a medium. Please see the Tate webpage dedicated to the Audio Arts archive for more information and to access this incredible resource!
Tags: Neat News · Online Resources
Johnston, Frances Benjamin. [Eadweard Muybridge portrait]. ca. 1890-1910. Library of Congress. Prints & Photographs Online Catalog. Web. 9 April 2014.
Eadweard Muybridge, one of the most important figures in the history of photography, was born today in 1830. Best known for his studies of animal locomotion and panoramic views of San Francisco, Muybridge’s work was groundbreaking at the time and continues to impress viewers today.
The Academy of Art University Library has many resources available to learn more about Muybridge’s images and life, including Muybridge’s Complete Human and Animal Locomotion: All 781 Plates from the 1887 Animal Locomotion; Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change; and River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West.
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Have you signed up for this year’s Page 1 contest yet? If not, better hop to it – spaces are filling up fast! Page 1 is the Library’s annual writing contest. Enter for the chance to win $100 for first prize or $50 for second prize in one of three categories: Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, and Spoken Word/Poetry.
- No music is allowed for your performance.
- Your entry must be no longer than 1 page / five minutes’ worth of material.
- You must read your own work.
- You must have fun!
Sign up at the Library’s Circulation Desk this week! The event will be held at the Library on Friday, April 11, from 6-9 PM. If you have questions, call us at 415-618-3842 or email us at email@example.com. See you there!
Tags: AAU Events · Library Events
March 14th, 2014 by Daria
The Cartoon Art Museum will be presenting a talk by J.H. Williams III, the artist behind Sandman: Overture, who will talk about his work on the book and his future projects. VIP tickets are also available, which includes priority seating at the event and the opportunity to attend a pre-event dinner with J.H. Williams III.
Other Sandman graphic novels are available for checkout at the Academy of Art University Library.
The Cartoon Art Museum is located at 655 Mission Street near New Montgomery. The event will be held on Saturday, March 17th from 7:00-9:00PM. For more information about the event and the Cartoon Art Museum please visit their website.
Tags: Art Exhibitions · SF Artsy Events
New for Spring 2014: Vogue Archive!
This archive contains full issues of American Vogue, from the first ever in 1892 to the most current, and all of the editorials, captions, covers, and advertisements are fully searchable and discoverable.
The Vogue Archive database is a great resource if you’re researching fashion history, current fashion trends, advertising, graphic design and layout, photography, or American popular culture. Search by clothing designer, cosmetics brand, fashion model, photographer, clothing type, and more to find full-text and color image results – or browse through full issues of the magazine!
We hope you enjoy this new database and find it very useful. If you have any questions about Vogue Archive or any of our other databases, let us know by calling 415-618-3842 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grace Kelly (April 15, 1956 Issue)
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February 10th, 2014 by Joel
Tonight (Feb. 10) Jan Gehl, the well-known Danish architect and urban designer of Gehl Architects, will be speaking at UC Berkeley on the topic of “Places for People & Transit”. Gehl is one of today’s most important urban planners and has written several influential books on the importance of public space and of designing cities around the needs of pedestrians and cyclists.
Attendance is free (first come first serve) and lasts from 6-8pm at Wurster Auditorium on the UC Berkeley campus. More information can be found at the UC Berkeley website.
The AAU library has several of Gehl’s books:
Tags: Bay Area events
You’re probably familiar with indie comic book artist Gene Luen Yang’s influential graphic novel American Born Chinese. Gene has just released a new two-book set about the Boxer Rebellion in China, Boxers & Saints. He’s going to be at the San Francisco Public Library on Saturday, February 1, from 2:00 to 3:30 to talk about his new books. The event will be followed up by a book signing, and is totally free! Take a look at the SFPL announcement for more information.
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The library has extended their weekend hours, starting 1/27/2014:
Monday – Thursday: 8:15 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.
Friday: 8:15 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
If you have any questions, let us know!
Call us at 415-618-3842 or email us at: email@example.com.
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Welcome back! We hope that you had a great break and that you’re excited to get back to work!
A few reminders about Winter Intersession:
Intersession runs from Monday, January 6, until Friday, January 24. We have limited hours during Intersession – we are open 10 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday, and are closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Only students who are enrolled in Intersession classes can check items out during Intersession, but all students are welcome to come use our facilities during this time.
If you have any questions, let us know! Call us at 415-618-3842 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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December 20th, 2013 by Daria
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is presenting a series of Jack Smith’s films including two documentaries on Jack Smith. All of the films have been restored on 16 mm film.
Jack Smith was an influential experimental filmmaker, who was mainly making films in the 1960s and 1970s. To find out more about Jack Smith, you can watch the documentary Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis, which is available at the Academy of Art University Library.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is located conveniently for Academy of Art students at 701 Mission Street at 3rd Street. The series of films will be shown from January 16 through January 30. For more information please visit the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts website.
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