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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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Allan Kaprow, Robert Smithson, and the Limits to Art - Philip Ursprung; Fiona Elliott (Translator)
Call Number: 709.2 KAP 1
ISBN: 9780520245419
Publication Date: 2013-05-10
This innovative study of two of the most important artists of the twentieth century links the art practices of Allan Kaprow and Robert Smithson in their attempts to test the limits of art--both what it is and where it is. Ursprung provides a sophisticated yet accessible analysis, placing the two artists firmly in the art world of the 1960s as well as in the art historical discourse of the following decades. Although their practices were quite different, they both extended the studio and gallery into desert landscapes, abandoned warehouses, industrial sites, train stations, and other spaces. Ursprung bolsters his argument with substantial archival research and sociological and economic models of expansion and limits.

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William Kentridge - Lilian Tone (Editor); Kate McCrickard (Contribution by); William Kentridge (Contribution by)
Call Number: 709.2 214
ISBN: 9780500093764
Publication Date: 2013-10-21
This, the first major monograph on the widely acclaimed South African artist William Kentridge, brings together nearly two hundred of his works made between 1989 and 2012. It reveals Kentridge's love of contradiction and uncertainty, his work moving variously between the personal and political, the static and temporal, the humorous and profound, the real and metaphorical, and between acts of making and of disassembling or erasure. Kentridge's dynamic way of working in his Johannesburg studio is revealed, a creative process that can be described as an act of performance during which he searches for forms of expression for his powerful and poetic ideas. His own lively commentaries accompany his works, offering indispensable insights into his working methods and creative thinking. Essays by Lilian Tone and Kate McCrickard put his practice into wider context, investigating the conceptual and visual tendencies in Kentridge's work, and the relationship between his art and his native South Africa.

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Italian Futurism - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Staff (Contribution by); Silvia Barisione (Text by)
Call Number: 709.450904 17
ISBN: 9780892074990
Publication Date: 2014-03-31
Published to accompany the exhibition Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe opening at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2014, this catalogue will advance the scholarship and understanding of this influential yet little known twentieth-century artistic movement. As part of the first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism to be presented in the United States, the multidisciplinary publication examines the historical sweep of the movement from its inception with F. T. Marinetti’s Futurist manifesto in 1909 to its demise at the end of World War II. Presenting over 300 works executed between 1909 and 1944, the publication encompasses not only painting and sculpture, but also architecture, design, ceramics, fashion, film, photography, advertising, free-form poetry, publications, music, theatre and performance.

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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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