October 3, 2006

Lives of the most excellent painters, sculptors, and architects / Giorgio Vasari

Posted in Arts & Humanities at 4:50 pm by LibraryClerk

Call Number: N6922 .V2213 2006

A painter and architect in his own right, Giorgio Vasari (1511-74) achieved immortality for thi9780375760365.jpgs book on the lives of his fellow Renaissance artists, first published in Florence in 1550. Although he based his work on a long tradition of biographical writing, Vasari infused these literary portraits with a decidedly modern form of critical judgment. The result is a work that remains to this day the cornerstone of art historical scholarship.

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PTSD: The Hero’s Disease

Posted in Health Sciences & Nursing, Videos/DVDs at 4:38 pm by LibraryClerk

Tracking number: 640 H

PTherobx1.jpgSD is America’s secret epidemic.
Homes, streets, schools become combat zones
Often called “the hero’s disease” because of its belated appearance in rescue workers, police, and fire fighters after they’ve fought to save others from accidents, crimes, or natural disasters, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder also affects children exposed to family violence, victims of terrorist acts, sexual abuse and even motor vehicle accidents. Read the rest of this entry »

100 great artists : a visual journey from Fra Angelico to Warhol / Charlotte Gerlings.

Posted in Arts & Humanities at 4:37 pm by LibraryClerk

Call Number: N40 .G47 2006

From Fra Angelico to Francisco Zurbaran, from the masters of the Renaissance to the ab100.gifstract expressionists, this lavishly illustrated volume showcases the most influential Western artists from 800 years of art history, including:

• Michelangelo
• Salvador Dali
• Mary Cassatt
• Edgar Degas
• Pablo Picasso

(from http://www.randomhouse.com)

New Addition to the ARTstor Digital Library! Islamic Art and Architecture

Posted in Databases Updates at 4:34 pm by LibraryClerk

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In February of this year, we announced the first fruits of our collaboration with Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom and Walter Denny, through which we will make available up to 25,000 images from the personal image archives of these three distinguished Islamicists.

We are pleased to announce now that we have recently released approximately 3,900 further images from this collection, bringing the total to approximately 5,500 images. An additional 2,500 images will be released later this year or in early 2007. To browse these new images, please click on “Image Gallery” on the ARTstor “welcome page” and then select “Islamic Art and Architecture Collection (Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom, Walter Denny).” Or search for images from these scholars’ archives using their names as keywords (e.g. “Walter Denny”).

Taj Mahal / photography by Jean-Louis Nou ; text by Amina Okada and M.C. Joshi.

Posted in Arts & Humanities at 4:31 pm by LibraryClerk

Call Number: NA6183 .N6813 1993

The construction of the world’s most splendid mausoleum, the Taj Mahal, is surtaj.jpgrounded by a haze of romanticized legends. Did the powerful seventeenth-century Mughal emperor Shah Jahan build this filigreed marvel of white marble, gems, and semiprecious stones purely out of grief over the loss of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died while giving birth to her fourteenth child, or was he “vaunting his grandeur and munificence to the world”? While master photographer Nou celebrates the exquisite artistry of the structure’s stone marquetry, authors Amina Okada, an expert on Mughal and Rajput India, and M.C. Joshi, director of the Archaeological Survey of India, contemplate the motives behind the Taj Mahal’s erection and discuss its remarkable design. Read the rest of this entry »

Da Vinci code / Dan Brown. Special illustrated ed., 1st ed.

Posted in Fiction at 4:25 pm by LibraryClerk

Call Number: PS3552 .R685434D3 2004

One of the bestselling novels of all time, Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code has intrigued and thdavinci.jpgrilled millions of readers around the world. Now all the artwork, symbols, architecture, and historic locations — over 160 images — are beautifully compiled in this full-color collector’s edition.

A mind-bending code hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci. A desperate race through the cathedrals and castles of Europe. An astonishing truth concealed for centuries…unveiled at last. Read the rest of this entry »

Book of photography : [the history, the technique, the art, the future] / text by Anne H. Hoy.

Posted in Arts & Humanities at 4:18 pm by LibraryClerk

Call Number: TR146 .H82 2005

In this comprehensive and global volume hundreds of entries define and cover evphoto.jpgery aspect of photography-The newest inventions, the ingenious past, the ever-changing technical and aesthetic developments, and the personal stories and styles of photographers worldwide. Timelines summarize and sidebars elaborate on major milestones and tell the human stories behind them. Beautiful photographs on every subject from around the globe are meant to both illustrate the fine points and inspire the reader. Read the rest of this entry »

October 2, 2006

JSTOR/ARTstor Search Prototype

Posted in Databases Updates at 8:27 pm by LibraryClerk

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JSTOR and ARTstor would like to announce the availability of a prototype which aims to facilitate searching across the archived content in JSTOR and the image content in ARTstor. The JSTOR/ARTstor Search Prototype is available in the JSTOR Sandbox (http://sandbox.jstor.org), an area of the JSTOR website used to showcase possible new features and to gather feedback to help direct future development of JSTOR.

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New Addition to the ARTstor Digital Library: European art and architecture from Art Resource, Scala Archives

Posted in Databases Updates at 8:25 pm by LibraryClerk

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ARTstor recently announced a collaboration with Art Resource and Scala Archives (Florence, Italy). Through this collaboration, ARTstor will make available approximately 12,000 high quality images of European art and architecture, with a special focus on the archaeology, art and architecture of Italy and on the collections of the major museums of Italy and other European countries.

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New Addition to the ARTstor Digital Library! Islamic Art and Architecture

Posted in Databases Updates at 8:23 pm by LibraryClerk

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In February of this year, we announced the first fruits of our collaboration with Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom and Walter Denny, through which we will make available up to 25,000 images from the personal image archives of these three distinguished Islamicists.

We are pleased to announce now that we have recently released approximately 3,900 further images from this collection, bringing the total to approximately 5,500 images. An additional 2,500 images will be released later this year or in early 2007. To browse these new images, please click on “Image Gallery” on the ARTstor “welcome page” and then select “Islamic Art and Architecture Collection (Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom, Walter Denny).” Or search for images from these scholars’ archives using their names as keywords (e.g. “Walter Denny”).

New Addition to the ARTstor Digital Library: Three Digital Collections from the Cornell University Library

Posted in Databases Updates at 8:20 pm by LibraryClerk

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We are pleased to announce that the ARTstor Digital Library has just been enriched by three important digital collections from the Cornell University Library. The collections are:

Andrew Dickson White Architectural Photographs
The Andrew Dickson White Architectural Photographs Collection is a collection of nearly 1,400 19th- and early 20th-century photographs of architecture, decorative arts and sculpture in Europe and the U.S. These materials will complement both ARTstor’s already strong holdings in the history of architecture and its expanding holdings in the history of photography.

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New Addition to the ARTstor Digital Library! Works from the Color Slide Project, American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA)

Posted in Databases Updates at 8:18 pm by LibraryClerk

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ART stor recently announced an important collaboration with the University of Michigan and the American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA). Through this partnership, ARTstor will make available to ARTstor users the approximately 12,000 images of the ACSAA Color Slide Project, familiar to all teachers of the art and architecture of Southern Asia.

The first fruits of this collaboration are now available to ARTstor users. They include nearly 5,000 images. An additional 7,000 images will be released later this year or in early 2007. To browse these new images, please click on “Image Gallery” on the ARTstor “welcome page” and then select “ACSAA Collection (University of Michigan).” Or simply search the keyword “ACSAA.”

The Museum of Modern Art and ARTstor to Collaborate on Digitization Project

Posted in Databases Updates at 8:13 pm by LibraryClerk

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The Museum of Modern Art and ARTstor announced a project to digitize nearly 23,000 photographs from the MoMA Archives’ comprehensive collection of exhibition installation photographs and distribute them through ARTstor. This material richly documents every major exhibition held at the Museum, beginning with the inaugural exhibition of 1929. Enhanced and comprehensive online access to this important collection will strongly encourage and advance scholarship on the history and institutions of modern art. Read the rest of this entry »

Today’s Paralegal DVD

Posted in Law & Government, Videos/DVDs at 7:52 pm by LibraryClerk

Catoday.jpgll number: KF 4558 1st .F69 1992 with teache’s guide

Today’s Paralegal Video is designed for all paralegal and legal studies programs at the college level. It is also an excellent resource for vocational schools, recruitment firms, on-the-job training.

  • an excellent recruitment and retention tool, this video is designed to promote the exciting and varied opportunities awaiting today’s paralegal
  • presents actual CNN footage, providing a dynamic view of real legal professionals and real cases
  • demonstrates real-world applications of ethical, technology and substantive legal issues
  • Reviews on-the-job ethics, providing important guidelines for the paralegal

October 1, 2006

Our Constitution: A Conversation

Posted in Law & Government, Social Sciences, Videos/DVDs at 6:51 pm by LibraryClerk

Call number: KF5130 .S909 2005

Unitconversation.jpged States Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen Breyer talk about the Constitution with high school students at the Supreme Court. The classroom-ready video features the Justices taking questions from students and discussing why we have and need a Constitution; what federalism is; how implicit and explicit rights are defined; and how separation of powers ensures that no one branch of government obtains too much power.

Mandate: The President and the People DVD

Posted in Law & Government, Social Sciences, Videos/DVDs at 6:47 pm by LibraryClerk

Call number: KF5130 S9 M2 2006

Narramandate.jpgted by veteran CBS News correspondent Lesley Stahl, Mandate examines the long and complex relationship between the presidency and public opinion.

Leading historians, political scientists, and public figures offer insight into presidents and the presidency from George Washington through FDR. Length: 35 min.

The Constitution: That Delicate Balance DVD

Posted in Social Sciences, Videos/DVDs at 6:39 pm by LibraryClerk

Tracking number: 629GE-631GE

Conconstitution1.jpgstitutional issues come to life in this Emmy Award-winning series. Key political, legal, and media professionals engage in spontaneous and heated debates on controversial issues such as campaign spending, the right to die, school prayer, and immigration reform. This series will deepen understanding of the life and power of this enduring document and its impact on history and current affairs, while bringing biases and misconceptions to light.

Produced by Columbia University Seminars on Media and Society. 1984.

Spot of Bother / Mark Haddon

Posted in Fiction at 6:27 pm by LibraryClerk

Call number: FIC HAD

Gspot.gifeorge Hall is an unobtrusive man. A little distant, perhaps, a little cautious, not quite at ease with the emotional demands of fatherhood or of manly bonhomie. “The secret of contentment, George felt, lay in ignoring many things completely.” Some things in life can’t be ignored, however: his tempestuous daughter Katie’s deeply inappropriate boyfriend Ray, for instance, or the sudden appearance of a red circular rash on his hip. Read the rest of this entry »

Secondhand Smoke / Karen E. Olson

Posted in Fiction at 6:08 pm by LibraryClerk

Call number: FIC OLS

A csmoke.gifynical reporter investigates an arson and murder in her own neighborhood. Though she’s lived in the Wooster Square area of New Haven her whole life, Annie Seymour’s pedigree as the child of a Jewish mother and an Italian stepfather leaves her on the outside of the close-knit community. After Prego, her favorite restaurant, goes up in smoke, a body with a bullet hole is found in the wreckage. At first assumed to be owner Sal Amato, the corpse turns out to be LeeAnn Hayward, a mob courier and Sal’s hostess. Read the rest of this entry »

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