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Archive for August, 2008

Saatchi Online

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 7 August 2008

Saatchi Online

Saatchi Online is a daily magazine and blog with news, exhibition reviews, event information and more. It includes Saatchi Online Video which includes films of openings, interviews, performances etc., such as La riviere gentille, a film in four parts about Louise Bourgeois by Brigitte Cornand, a tour of Richard Serra’s 2006 MOMA show, and Tom Sachs’ Space program.

Europa Film Treasures

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 5 August 2008

Europa Film TreasuresEuropa Film Treasures is an EU supported online collection of European film archives. All films are for streaming only and cannot be downloaded. All genres are covered, including comedy, science fiction, westerns and animation. The database currently contains fifty films from national collections such as the Scottish Screen Archive, La Cinémathèque française, Filmoteca Española, Deutsche Kinemathek, the Danske Filminstitut, and the Svenska Filminstitutet.

Art Museum Image Gallery

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 5 August 2008

Art Museum Image GalleryThe library now has a subscription to the Art Museum Image Gallery, a digital resource of art images, all copyright cleared for educational use.

The database contains over 155,000 high quality images taken from the collections of museums around the world. Each image includes a full bibliographic record, and many include curatorial text, provenance data, detail or multiple views, and related multimedia where available. Coverage is from 3000BC to the present, including a number of modern and contemporary artists. Collections represented include those at the Tate, the Metropolitan Museum of Art,  the Musée du Louvre, San Francisco MOMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, and hundreds of others.

The Art Museum Image Gallery can be searched alone or simultaneously with Art Full Text and Art Index Retrospective and is available via the library’s art databases webpage. The images can be downloaded and used for educational purposes.

Oxford Art Online

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 1 August 2008

aesthetics.jpgThe library now has online access to all the art reference resources available through Oxford Art Online. These are: Grove Art Online, an encyclopedia and dictionary covering all aspects of Western and non-Western visual art; The Oxford Companion to Western Art; The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, which provides 1,800 entries on art terms, critical periods, and styles; and The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, featuring more than 600 articles by more than 500 art historians, philosophers, and theorists.

Oxford Art Online is available via Metalib.

Library acquisitions July 2008

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 1 August 2008

Studio Olafur Eliasson © TaschenNew books added to library stock in July include:

Studio Olafur Eliasson: an encyclopedia. Taschen, 2008. ART MX DEN
Alighiero e Boetti: Mappa. Afterall Books, 2008. ART MI 19 BOE
Enwezor, Okwui. Archive fever: uses of the document in contemporary art. International Center of Photography, New York, 2008. ART R 6 ENW
Heartney, Eleanor. Art & today. Phaidon, 2008. ART M 8 ART
Batchelor, David. Colour. Whitechapel / MIT Press, 2008. ART BA BAT

The full list can be found here: Library Acquisitions July 2008