Thursday, October 25, 2007

Women Photojournalists


The Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division in Washington contains millions of images that were created for publication in magazines and newspapers. This overview highlights the work of women photojournalists represented in the Library’s collections.
Access: Free

Machinima: BloodSpell


BloodSpell is one of the largest Machinima film ever created and has now been made available to view on the Internet.
Access: Free

Tate Player




Tate has just launched its Tate Player service, which provides online access to video and audio from its huge archives. Access interviews with artists such as John Latham and Anthony Gormley; video art by practitioners such as Liliane Lijn and Josepg Beuys; performances by John Cage and Stephen Willats; talks and discussions with Jarvis Cocker, Bill Viola and Anya Gallaccio; 3 minute films with Mark Titchner and Tomma Abts; and audio interviews with Sol LeWitt and Carl Andre.
Access: Free

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Direct Linking from Art Full Text to Library Catalogue


It is now possible to check whether the Library stocks a particular journal directly from inside the Art Full Text database.
Art Full Text indexes about 500 international art and design journals, and can be used to search for journal articles on particular artists, designers and architects, or on particular subjects. Access to Art Full Text is via your Athens account. If you have not yet requested your account, see the sidebar of this blog for details on how to do so.
Now for the first time you can check our journal holdings direct from Art Full Text. When you find a journal article you are interested in, click on the full-text PDF link to retrieve it on screen. If the full-text option is not provided, you can click 'Check in GSA Library' to see if we stock it in print form, which you can photocopy the next time you're in the Library. Previously you had to conduct a separate search of the Library Catalogue to retrieve this information.
Access: Athens

Monday, October 22, 2007

Sadler's Wells on YouTube


Sadler's Well, the world-renowned theatre for dance, ballet and performance in London, has created a YouTube site, with exclusive videos of many works from celebrated choreographers and dancers.
Watch excerpts of Matthew Bourne's The Nutcracker and well as Car Man, his radical reworking of Carmen's Bizet in which the action is transferred to an American Mid-West garage. Also available are videos of contemporary dance by choreographers such as Wheeldon and Thierree.
Access: Free

Dissertations in the Library

Starting to research and prepare your 4th Year H+C Dissertation? Did you know that the Library stocks the entire runs of these extended essays back to 1986? All essays are indexed in the Library catalogue and can be consulted in the Library on a reference only basis - simply ask at the Library Service Desk. We've also recently added all last year's dissertations to stock!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

On The Cutting Edge


This interactive exhibition comes from the Library of Congress in Washington and documents contemporary Japanese prints from the 50th College Women's Association of Japan Print Show. Includes an online gallery of donated prints by contemporary Japanese women artists.
Access: Free

Frieze Art Fair Talks


Download talks and discussions from the Frieze Art Fair, including talks featuring designer Peter Saville, artist Roni Horn, curator and writer Ralph Rugoff.
Access: Free

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Machinima Festival Europe


This is the website of the Machinima Festival Europe 2007. Machinima is filmmaking within a real-time, 3D virtual environment, often using 3D video-game technologies. It uses video games and 3D animation for making short films. Using a game engine and environment, a Machinima creator (‘Machinimator’) can use existing game characters (from games that give permission) or create their own.
The website contains links to examples of Machinima films, along with festival info.
Access: Free

Monday, October 15, 2007

Nietzsche Bibliography


Research guide to the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche from the New York Public Library. The annotated bibliography covers letters, bibliographies, concordance, biographies, specific theories and works, and much more.
Access: Free

Norwich Textiles


The Norwich Textiles project is a resource which examines the development of textiles in the city of Norwich from medieval times to the present day. This collaboration between the Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service and the Norwich School of Art and Design brings together a number of resources available for the study of textile manufacture in Norwich. The website provides a detailed history of textiles in Norwich through the ages, including Manufacture, trade and economy and fabrics and fashions. In addition to providing background information on the project, the website also highlights a number of useful resources.
Access: Free

Magritte on Flickr


Check out the Magritte pool on Flickr, and discover the photographic work of 162 members, all inspired by the paintings and approaches of Rene Magritte.
Access: Free

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Arts on Film


The Arts Council’s film collection, which chronicles over 50 years of British art, has been made available in digital form via a new website Arts on Film. It currently contains 460 documentary films drawn from the Arts Council England’s film collection, and there are plans to add more films in the future.
The Arts Council Film Collection features 20th Century British Art as well as important architecture, theatre, poetry and dance. Artists featured include Bacon, Spencer, Hockney, Moore and the Young British Artist (YBA) group. Some of the best filmmakers in the UK, including Anthony Minghella and Isaac Julien, were commissioned to make films for the collection.
As well as focusing on individual artists, architects, writers and poets, the films document particular art movements that have continued to influence contemporary British Art, such as Surrealism, Dadaism, Futurism and Kinetic art.
Access: Free (on campus only)

Renaissance Siena


In preparation for its forthcoming exhibition Renaissance Siena: Art for a City, the National Gallery in London has created this Siena trail which allows you to explore the ancient streets of this Tuscan city and discover its historic and artistic delights.
Access: Free

Monday, October 08, 2007

Interviews with Designers


These online audio files of 7 members of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry (RDI) have been provided by the RSA. Graphic designer Pearce Marchbank (RDI, 2004); fashion designer Betty Jackson (RDI, 1988); costume designer Anthony Powell (RDI, 1999); cartoonist Gerald Scarfe (RDI, 1989); documentary filmmaker Arnold Schwartzman (RDI, 2006); illustrator Sarah Fanelli (RDI, 2006) and 3D designer Thomas Heatherwick (RDI, 2004) have already been interviewed by Mike Dempsey, RDI for RDInsights, who is due to interview graphic designer, Malcolm Garrett in September 2007 to add to this series. These informal and lively interviews covering a wide range of design disciplines can be downloaded individually as MP3 files, or a link is available for podcasting.
Access: Free

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

COPAC: The Women's Library


The collections of the Women's Library, London have now been added to the COPAC union catalogue. COPAC brings together the separate catalogues of several UK research libraries, and makes them searchable via a single interface. It is a useful tool for discovering resources held in other libraries outside of GSA.
The Women’s Library, London is a cultural centre which houses the most extensive collection of women’s history in the UK. The printed collections cover subjects such as women’s rights, suffrage, sexuality, health, education, employment, reproductive rights, the family, and the home. The main focus is on women in Britain but there is also some international material.
Access: Free

In The Mod


'In the mod' is an interactive resource whose aim is to help understand the colour palettes and hidden relationships of famous paintings. This is done by the use of the new pixel level method of Flash 8, and by advanced statistical analysis. Users can select a painting from an alphabetical list of artists' surnames, and from the selected painting, the hundreds of thousands of colours used are automatically reduced to a manageable palette of a few hundred colours. From here, the colour palette of this painting can be compared to others. The program also features a customization option containing natural brushes and blend modes to create different effects. There is also the option to submit one's own artwork to be included in the online gallery.
Access: Free

Dutch Eyes: Photography in the Netherlands


'Dutch eyes: a critical history of photography in the Netherlands' is a website containing English-language PDF files of a number of academic papers and articles on Dutch photography and photographers. The website is available in Dutch or English. From the main website menu, visitors will find that the 'Study Day' page contains three full-text English conference papers. The 'Historiography' page also contains two full-text papers, including one titled "Photography in the Netherlands: characteristics, developments and infrastructure".
Access: Free

Illustration Friday


Illustration Friday describes itself as a weekly illustration challenge. Every Friday a new topic is posted, and participants have the rest of the week to come up with their own interpretation of the topic. It is possible to browse entries by medium (including digital, collage, pastel and watercolour), and by style (including cartoon, abstract, conceptual and graphic). Other sections of the website include a section devoted to artists' interviews, a blog, and an art forum, which can be used to discuss creative issues, or receive artistic feedback.
Access: Free

Illustration Friday


Illustration Friday describes itself as a weekly illustration challenge. Every Friday a new topic is posted, and participants have the rest of the week to come up with their own interpretation of the topic. It is possible to browse entries by medium (including digital, collage, pastel and watercolour), and by style (including cartoon, abstract, conceptual and graphic). Other sections of the website include a section devoted to artists' interviews, a blog, and an art forum, which can be used to discuss creative issues, or receive artistic feedback.
Access: Free