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Guide to contemporary art information resources and image research at Sydney College of the Arts (SCA).
Last Updated: Oct 26, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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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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A History of Contemporary Jewellery in Australia and New Zealand - Damian Skinner; Kevin Murray
Call Number: 739.270994 28
ISBN: 9780824846879
Publication Date: 2014-07-01
A History of Contemporary Jewellery in Australia and New Zealand: Place and Adornment tells the remarkable story of how two countries, far from the jewellery centres of Europe and North America, have managed to contribute to an international art form, transforming jewellery from an imitation of European taste into an original expression of place. In this richly illustrated book, the first comprehensive history of contemporary jewellery in Australasia, authors Damian Skinner and Kevin Murray bring together detailed analysis of objects and historical sources to show how contemporary jewellery offered a way to negotiate relationships between settler and indigenous cultures, to find beauty in humble materials, to appreciate the natural environment, and to test conventions of art, gender and identity.

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Rosebud Sleds and Horses' Heads - Scott Jordan Harris
Call Number: 791.4301 211
ISBN: 9781783200405
Publication Date: 2013-08-15
Dorothy's ruby slippers. Michael Myers' hockey mask. Marilyn Monroe's billowy white dress. Indiana Jones' trusty fedora. These objects are synonymous with the films they appear in. These so-called screengems have become icons of popular culture, and, at long last, a book has come along that sorts and chronicles fifty of them. This book presents an incisive discussion of fifty of the most significant objects in cinema history and explores these items' importance within their respective films and the popular imagination. Composed of selections from the popular 'Screengem' feature in 'Big Picture' magazine, this book surveys objects from a range of genres, from the birth of cinema to the present day.

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Peter Doig - Peter Doig (Artist)
Call Number: 759.9411 DOI 1
ISBN: 9783775737234
Publication Date: 2013-10-31
"No Foreign Lands" is the first publication to examine in depth the conceptual underpinnings of Doig's oeuvre. Particular attention is given to the importance of motifs, themes and variations in his work, explored in over 200 paintings and works on paper from the past 13 years, among them new works never before published.

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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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