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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December 6th, 2013 by Daria
The Conservatory of Flowers is extending their Butterflies & Blooms exhibition through March 16!
The Butterflies & Blooms exhibition presents different flowers and butterflies, and gives visitors an opportunity to walk amongst the flowers while watching the butterflies in their free flight.
This is a great opportunity for students whose projects evolve around flowers and insects. For more information on the subject, you can read Flowers, Butterflies, and Insects by Maria Sibylla Merian available at the Academy of Art University Library.
The Conservatory of Flowers is located in Golden Gate Park at 100 John F. Kennedy Drive. Visiting hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00am until 4:30pm. For more information about the Conservatory of Flowers or their exhibit you can check the Conservatory of Flowers website.
Tags: Bay Area events · Neat News
Ai Weiwei, the world-famous Chinese artist and dissident, will be showing new work at Alcatraz (yes, that Alcatraz) in September 2014.
This is the first time the Rock will host a major contemporary art exhibition, which is being made possible by the San Francisco gallerist Cheryl Haines and her non-profit foundation FOR-SITE, the National Park Service, and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
Can’t wait until then? The AAU Library has several resources about both Ai Weiwei and the history of Alcatraz, including Ai WeiWei: So Sorry, Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry, Secrets of Alcatraz and Lonely Island: Hidden Alcatraz.
Tags: Art Exhibitions · Bay Area events · Neat News
November 18th, 2013 by Daria
Dolci is holding their last free Dolci by the Bay concert of the season this Friday, November 22, 2013!
Dolci is a piano and oboe duo consisting of Viva Knight and Ted Rust, who have been offering free performances in San Francisco since 2009.
This Friday’s performance will take place at 1:00 PM in the Bay View Room at San Francisco’s Aquatic Park Center, located at 890 Beach Street. For more information, please visit the Dolci website.
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In celebration of world renowned war photographer and photojournalist Robert Capa’s 100th birthday, the International Center of Photography is sharing the recent discovery of a long lost radio interview, believed to be the only recording of his voice, on their website here.
AAU Library has several titles available to learn more about Capa’s amazing body of work, including Robert Capa: The Definitive Collection, Heart of Spain: Robert Capa’s Photographs of the Spanish Civil War and This is War!: Robert Capa at Work.
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