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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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William Kentridge: Secondhand Reading - William Kentridge (Artist)
Call Number: 709.2 KEN 7
ISBN: 9780992226312
Publication Date: 2014-10-31
"Secondhand Reading" began life as a film constructed from a succession of drawings made by William Kentridge (born 1955) in 2013, on the pages of old books. Conceived as a kind of secondhand reading in which books are translated into a filming of books, it is both a narrative--it begins at the beginning and will eventually get to the end--and an acknowledgment of the necessity of repetition, inconsistency and the illogical. One of today's most preeminent and popular artists, Kentridge has made many flip books and book-length works that attest to his longstanding interest not only in film (he has been making animated films for two decades) but also in the relationship between drawing, photography and filmmaking. At 800 pages, "Secondhand Reading" is by far his most ambitious volume.

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Chris Burden, Extreme Measures - Lisa Phillips (Editor); Massimiliano Gioni (Editor); The New Museum (Contribution by)
Call Number: 709.2 BUR 10
ISBN: 9780847841790
Publication Date: 2013-10-22
The work of seminal contemporary artist Chris Burden, insightfully contextualized around major themes, illuminates a practice that is as unique as it is influential. For four decades, Chris Burden's work has redefined the boundaries of the sculptural field. Whether subjecting himself to extremes of physical suffering or reconfiguring forgotten urban objects and toy models to create potent signifiers of a time and place, the brute force of Burden's work in the physical realm reverberates through the psychic one. On the occasion of the New Museum's focused survey of Burden's work, this book provides new perspectives on his art. Organized around themes like the Myth of the American West, the Institution, Gender Roles, and Model Making, the book reexamines preoccupations that span the artist's long career.

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Friedensreich Hundertwasser 1928-2000 - Wieland Schmied
Call Number: 709.2 HUN 4
ISBN: 9783836551281
Publication Date: 2014-08-20
"A world full of color," said Friedensreich Hundertwasser, "is synonymous with paradise." With his demonstrations and actions, his manifestos for nature, for more human-oriented architecture, and for the improvement of the quality of life and living conditions, Friedensreich Hundertwasser was one of the most fascinating artists of the 20th century. He became a symbolic figure, not only as a painter but also as an architect, ecologist, and philosopher, in particular for all those who are searching for a life tuned to the natural and the human. This standard edition consists of the first volume of TASCHEN's limited edition Friedensreich Hundertwasser 1928-2000, and offers a comprehensive presentation of Hundertwasser's work and life, with a detailed text by Hundertwasser's longtime friend Wieland Schmied.

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Who painted this?

Giuseppe Arcimboldo, The Librarian, 1566. Oil on canvas, 38"X28", Skokloster Castle, Sweden.

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo, 1527-1593
Call Number: 759.5 ARC 1
A study of his life and art which contains many glossy coloured images of his work.

 

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