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Guide to contemporary art information resources and image research at Sydney College of the Arts (SCA).
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The focus of this guide is to link art practice with art research.

 Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) Library is located at the Rozelle Campus at the University of Sydney

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Kanopy Video Streaming Trial

Visual arts films, horror, arthouse, cult, festival circuit documentaries and blockbusters all under the one roof!

Kanopy is an online video streaming service for tertiary educational institutions internationally, distributing films from BBC, PBS, Media Education Foundation, Documentary Educational Resources, and many other production houses. It can be accessed by all academics and students during the trial period of 6 months.

Access Kanopy here, or you can access it from the library catalogue by searching for Kanopy.

You can search for the title of a particular film (To look for an exact title or phrase, put your search terms in quotation marks), producer, or you can browse by subject. Of particular interest to this faculty is the collection of visual art films.



New Books this week

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Cindy Sherman - Ingvild Goetz (Text by); Karsten Löckemann (Editor); Gabriele Schor; Barbara Vinken; Sammlung Goetz Staff (Contribution by); Cindy Sherman (Photographer); Leo Lencsés (Text by)
Call Number: 779.092 424
ISBN: 9783775739603
Publication Date: 2015-06-23
This book presents the oeuvre of Cindy Sherman. The principle theme in Sherman's oeuvre is the staging of female role models. The American artist relies on stereotypes inscribed on our collective visual memory in a world saturated with media. In this perfect role-play with costumes, masks, and prostheses, during which her own identity nearly completely disappears, in her photographs Sherman walks a fine line between staging and parody in her scrutiny of clich's and fears.

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Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe - Susan Dackerman (Editor); Claudia Swan (Contribution by); Suzanne Karr Schmidt (Contribution by); Katharine Park (Contribution by); Lorraine Daston
Call Number: 769.9409031 2
ISBN: 9780300171075
Publication Date: 2011-09-27
An unusual collaboration among distinguished art historians and historians of science, this book demonstrates how printmakers of the Northern Renaissance, far from merely illustrating the ideas of others, contributed to scientific investigations of their time. Hans Holbein, for instance, worked with cosmographers and instrument makers on some of the earliest sundial manuals published; Albrecht Dürer produced the first printed maps of the constellations, which astronomers copied for over a century; and Hendrick Goltzius's depiction of the muscle-bound Hercules served as a study aid for students of anatomy. Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe features fascinating reproductions of woodcuts, engravings, and etchings; maps, globe gores, and globes; multilayered anatomical "flap" prints; and paper scientific instruments used for observation and measurement. Among the "do-it-yourself" paper instruments were sundials and astrolabes, and the book incorporates a facsimile of globe gores for the reader to cut out and assemble.

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What Is a Photograph? - Carol Squiers; International Center of Photography Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number: 770.1 89
ISBN: 3791353519
Publication Date: 2013
Bringing together a group of stylistically diverse but similarly adventurous and innovative artists, this book explores the intense creative experimentation in photography that has occurred since the 1970s. Few people ask, "What is a painting? A drawing? A sculpture?" But the medium of photography, especially since the 1970s, has been constantly changing as technological developments allow for endless experimentation--until the very definition of a photograph becomes ripe for debate. Beginning with the waning days of conceptual art, this book presents a wide variety of artists--among them James Welling, Christopher Williams, Marco Breuer, Alison Rossiter, Sigmar Polke, and Gerhard Richter--who have reconsidered and reinvented the role of light, color, composition, materiality, and subject in the art of photography. Brought together for the first time in book form, these individuals have found new ways of implementing both analog and digital technology, in many cases creating hybrid works that open up new possibilities for today's artists. Filled with brilliant color reproductions, this volume not only traces the many strands of experimentation that have developed out of conceptual art, but also encourages dialogue on the continuing experimentation that is occurring as photography continues to evolve within the analog and digital worlds.

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