Thursday, April 7, 2011

Come to the Library During National Library Week & Enter to Win These Items

Monday 11th April

Five Hundred Self-Portraits with an introduction by Julian Bell, 2000 - See how other artists saw themselves from the time of ancient Egypt to the present in this beautifully illustrated book with a full plate on each page.  Find out what your favorite artists look like and compare their different approaches to this pursuit with your own.

A World History of Film by Robert Sklar 2002 - Here is a readable illustrated chronicle of film over the last 100 years with genres, trends, best films and actors and explanations of filmmaking.  It's a great overview but also is detailed including international films from all around the world and documentaries. Read it for fun or use for reference.

Futurama v. 2 (Season 2 Episodes 1-19) created by Matt Groening - Enjoy the animated science fiction sitcom featuring Philip J. Fry and his pizza delivery crew in the 31st century.  This show holds the Guinness World Record for "Current Most Critically-Acclaimed Animated Series"and won seven Annie Awards and three Emmy Awards.  This is the complete second season which aired Nov 1999 - Dec 2000. The four disc boxed set also includes commentary, deleted scenes, easter eggs, still gallery and concept art and alien alphabet.

Tuesday 12 April

Making Worlds: 53rd Venice Biennale (2009) - the catalog of the international exhibition with two volumes so you can see the national artists represented with their work and learn how Daniel Birnbaum who curated the show thought about selecting and exhibiting the artists.

The Spirit of Folk Art (1989) - a look at 300 of the finest world-wide examples of baskets, pottery, textiles, jewelry, beadwork etc. in the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe.  This is a beautiful book of colorful plates but it also gives important background information about the cultures and creators.

The Visitor; written and directed by Tom McCarthy (2008) - Find out what happens to a hapless professor who finds  2 illegal immigrants (a Syrian musician and a Senaglese street vendor) have moved into his apartment in New York's East Village.

Wednesday 13 April

Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, by Jonathan Katz (2010) - an exploration of same sex desire as seen in portraits: drawing, painting, photography and illustration from the early 1900s to the present.

Ansel Adams: An Autobiography (1985) - Find out about this master photographer, his love for the wild lands of the west, his friendships with Weston, Strand, Lange, O'Keeffe and Stieglitz and his precise methods, as shown in his photographs, both famous and unknown.

The Simpsons: complete 7th season (7 disk set) - Matt Groening's animated TV series,winner of Emmie, Annies and a Peabody featuring Homer, Marge and Bart. This is all 25 shows from 1995, including "Who Shot Mr. Burns?", "Bart sells his Soul" and "Two Bad Neighbors"with deleted scenes.

Thursday 14 April

The Art of Gilbert and George, or An aesthetic of existence, by Wolf Jahn (1989) - Find a complete summation of these British artists' work with 291 color illustrations.  Learn more about this intriguing duo of "living sculptures".

William Blake: The Complete Illuminated Books (2001) - Enjoy the poetry and prints that Blake (1757-1827) created as integrated books full of his mystical view of life and love.

Life on earth ; a film by Abderrahmane Sissako (2000) - Watching this lovely film by a Mauritainian about life in a Mali village will transport you to a world lived closer to the earth's rhythms.

Friday 15 April

Andy Warhol: A Retrospective, by Kynaston McShine (1989) - Learn all about this iconic Sixties artist from his paintings to his films with over 600 illustrations. Also read his own statements and comments of his colleagues.

Frida Kahlo, by Luis-Martin Lozano (2000) - Lose yourself in the story of the Mexican painter's tortured life with photographs and reproduction of her art including large fold-outs.

The Simpsons: complete 8th season (4 disk set) - See all 25 episodes from 1996's acclaimed season with bonus materials: introduction by creator Matt Groening, commentaries, original sketches, deleted scenes and animators' illustrated commentaries.

National Library Week is April 11-15

To celebrate the Library is holding a book & DVD giveaway!

How to win:

Two books and one DVD will be given away each day.

Fill out an entry ticket when you visit the Library Monday, April 11th through Friday, April 15th.

Entry is open to MCAD students, faculty, and staff.

Items will be on display at the Library's Circulation Desk for your inspection along with entry tickets.

Three names will be drawn after the Library closes and the winners notified by email the next morning.


One entry per person per day (indicate your interest in one, two, or all three items on the entry form)

You are eligible to win once during the week 

Good luck!

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