Author Archives: Alyssa Loera

LIBRARY SHELF: Art School

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Madoff, Steven Henry; Ed.; Art School: Propositions for the 21st Century (2009) ICI Shelf: Art Criticism FIRST LINE: “No school is a school without an idea.” LAST LINE:“Yours sincerely, Ken” ICI HISTORY: First Line: Today at the ICI-Twitter Feed (03-26-17) Accession … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Interface

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Gilot, Françoise; Interface: The Painter and the Mask (1983) ICI Shelf: Galt First Line: “The painter gazes; the painting is his mask.” Last Line: “Ou Tao Tseu never returned.” ICI History: First Line, Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (06-30-16) Notes: Signed … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: What Happened to Art Criticism?

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Elkins, James; What Happened to Art Criticism? (2003) ICI Shelf: Art Criticism First Line:“Art criticism is in worldwide crisis.” Last Line: “The hydra may have seven heads, or seventeen thousand: but it is speaking with all of them, and each one … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Themes in Contemporary Art

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Perr, Gil and Wood, Paul; Eds.; Themes in Contemporary Art (2004) ICI Shelf: Art Criticism First Line: “’Postemodernism’ is a convenient yet confusing term.” Last Line: “In the early twenty-first century, the practice of art continues to take place in a situation … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: A Look at the 20th Century

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FPG, International A Look at the 20th Century (1996) ICI Shelf: Photography First Line: “The age of optimism.” Last Line: “Saucer Landing” ICI History: Last Line, Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (06-03-16) Accession #: ICI-02595

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LIBRARY SHELF: Artists Communities

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Obalil, Deborah and Caitlin Glass; Eds.; Artists Communities: A Directory of Residencies That Offer Time and Space for Creativity (2005) ICI Shelf: Art Criticism First Line: “What is an Artists’ Community?” Last Line: “Long may it thrive.” ICI History: Last Line, Today … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Visual Studies

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Elkins, James Visual Studies, a Skeptical Introduction (2003) ICI Shelf: Visuality First Line: “A good place to start in considering a new field is some basic questions of the kind administrators or librarians might ask:  Where did it get its name?” … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Successful Photography

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Feininger, Andreas; Successful Photography (1954) ICI Shelf: Dante First Line: “This book was written to teach you “photography.” Last Line: “Call a physician!” ICI History: First Line, Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (05-24-16) Accession #: ICI-02589

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LIBARY SHELF: Teaching Visual Culture

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Freedman, Kelly Teaching Visual Culture (2003) ICI Shelf: Visuality First Line: “This book is about the intersection of art and education at all levels.” Last Line: “And the community debate must include continual challenge so that student art that goes beyond the … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Big Book of the Unexplained

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Moench, Doug; et al. The Big Book of the Unexplained: Allegedly True Tales of Paranormal Phenomena (1997) ICI Shelf: Dante First Line: “Greetings to tunnel-visioned skeptics and gullible believers alike.” Last Line: “And I can only hope that our neurons, now … Continue reading

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