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Mon, 2014-12-15 12:28

GB652.D47 2014  Design in the Terrain of Water

HT166.C75 2014  Critical Spaces : contemporary perspectives in urban spatial and landscape studies

HT166.U64 2014  Uneven Growth : tactical urbanisms for expanding megacities

HT169 .G7 T977 2013  Jaqueline Tyrwhitt : a transnational life in urban planning and design

HT178.H56 S53 2014  Himalayan Cities : settlement patterns, public spaces and architecture

NA100.A72 2014  Architecture and the Welfare State

NA208.I45 2012  Igloo : contemporary vernacular architecture

NA687.R33 2014  Building as Ornament

NA737.F48 R37 2014  California Moderne  and the Mid-Century Dream : the architecture of Edward H. Fickett

NA737.H25 K56 2014  George Hadfield : architect of the Federal City

NA737.S654 D83 2014  Stiff + Trevillion : practicing architecture

NA737.W7 F743 2014  Frank Lloyd Wright : the rooms : interiors and decorative arts

NA755.C37 2013 v.1-2  Architecture in Mexico : 1900-2010

NA803.C664 2014  Havana Modern

NA970.W35 2013  London Buildings : David Walker Architects

NA1053.C66 A4 2014  Concrete UnLtd.

NA1088.M65 K76 2014  Mies van der Rohe : the built work

NA1121.R66 K35 2014  The Third Rome : 1922-1943: the making of the Fascist capital

NA1153.H38 I24 2014  Havermans + Hielkema : architecten

NA1173.V36 A4 2014  Charles Vandenhove : architecture 1954-2014

NA1223.J83 H36 2014  Finn Juhl and His House

NA1455.F53 S24435 2014  Saarinen Houses

NA2005.A69 2014  Architecture LIVE Projects : pedagogy into practice

NA2500.A7125 2014  Architecture Against the Post-Political

NA2500.F667 2014  Forty Ways To Think About Architecture : architectural history and theory today

NA2500.P55 2014  Place and Displacement : exhibiting architecture

NA2500.S473 2014  Towards an Articulated Phenomenological Interpretation of Architecture

NA2542.3.P37713x 2014  Passive House Design

NA2542.36.L47 2014  Lessons from Vernacular Architecture

NA2543.T43 S53 2013  Rise Tectonic Machines! Construct the Exigent City!

NA2545.A1 B69 2014  Doing Disability Differently

NA2707.T73 A4 2014  Bernard Tschumi : notations : diagrams and sequences

NA3705.D87 2015  Architectural Tiles : conservation and restoration

NA4232.M48 C37 2014  Spectacular Mexico : design, propaganda, and the 1968 Olympics

NA4475.S8 G673 2014  Gunnar Asplund’s Gothenburg : the transformation of public architecture in Interwar Europe

NA5320.M2 H46 2014  Cathedral : an illness and healing

NA6011.L35 2014  The Golden Lands : Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand & Vietnam

NA6600.C69 205  University Trends : contemporary campus design

NA6696.C6 J33 2014  New Museums in China

NA9051.R69 2014  Urban Intensities : contemporary housing types and territories

NA9355.E3 M33 2014  Scotland’s Shrine : the Scottish National War Memorial

NC242.P37 A4 2014  In the City

NC363.M37 2014  Art-Centered Learning Across the Curriculum

NC845.D33 2014  Graphic Design School : the principles and practice of graphic design

NC997.M35 2014  Making a Splash : graphics that flow

NC1002.P33 E28 2014  Eat & Go : branding & design for takeaways & restaurants

NC1766.U53 B45 2014  The Art of Big Hero 6

NC1766.U53 B66 2014  Art of the Book of Life

NC1766.U53 H692 2014  The Art of How To Train Your Dragon 2

NK1170.K84 2014  Designing Models

NK1175.H63 2014  When Design Really Works

NK1447.6.C73 A4 2014  A Frame For Life : the designs of StudioIlse

NK1510.H444 2014  Typographic Universe

NK2043.P68 2014  Bachelors of a Different Sort : queer aesthetics, material culture, and the modern interior in Britain

NK2195.S89 S792 2014 v.1-2  Stylish Stores II

NK2542.E73 BL47 2014  Ercol : furniture in the making

NK2542.W75 A4 2014  The Furniture of Rupert Williamson

NK7390.A1 S59 2014  Place and Adornment : a history of contemporary jewellery in Australia and New Zealand

PN1992.77.A2596 M395 2014  Adventure Time : the art of Ooo

PN1997.2.B68 E76 2014  The Art of Boxtrolls

PN1997.2.F35 2013  The Hobbit : desolation of Smaug : chronicles : art & design

PN3365.L35 2014  Shoot Your Novel : cinematic techniques to supercharge your writing

PN6727.B36 C64 2005   One Hundred Demons

PN6727.B37 57 Z46 2007  Fun Home : a family tragicomic

PN6727.C565 A6 2012  Daniel Clowes : modern cartoonist

SB484.C2 R45 2014  Climber’s Paradise : making Canada’s mountain parks, 1906-1974

TA403.D46 2014  Material Innovation Architecture

TH880.I56 2014 v.1-2  Innovation and Application of Green Building Materials

TH1431.D34 2012 Icehotel Art & Design

TH1651.A43 2013  The Alchemy of Galvanizing : art, architecture and engineering

TT496.B35 2014  The Fight for Ethical Fashion : the origins and interactions of the clean clothes campaign

TT505.E53 A25 2014  Lanvin : I love you

TT507.F6325 2014  Why It Does Not Have To Fit : modern fashion explained

TT515.F37 2014  Haute Couture Ateliers : the artisans of fashion

Z116.A43 S38 2014  Book Designers from the Netherlands

Code+Art Visualization Contest

Thu, 2014-11-06 13:36

The NCSU Libraries is pleased to announce its inaugural Code+Art Visualization Contest. Through a competitive proposal process, the contest encourages students to create large-scale, data-driven “generative art” for the twenty-foot wide Art Wall at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. Selected proposals will receive a budget, work closely with Libraries staff to realize their project vision, and then compete for a grand prize to be awarded at a Code+Art reception at the Hunt Library in spring 2015.

Find out more here:

More Image Resources – Patterns, Sound Effects, Backgrounds and Textures – Image Discovery Week

Fri, 2014-09-26 13:27

Digital Objects, Textures, and Backgrounds

We have a number of DVDs with 2D and 3D digital objects, backgrounds, and textures that you can import into your work, whether it’s games, animations, or renderings. Most of these are published by Dosch, and searching for the publisher is the easiest way to find them:

Sound Effects

The Design Library also has a number of sound effects libraries. These CDs have various sound files you can use in an animation or game. If you’re looking for a particular sound, you may want to do a search for that sound (ie. “auto” or “explosions”) and “sound effects.” You can also come to the Design Library and browse the cds. Here is a listing including most of the sound effects libraries:

Sound effects

Pattern and Stock Image Sources

We have several series of books that include patterns or images you can use in graphic design projects. The most useful ones come from two series- one published by Agile Rabbit, and other published by BNN. These books include both the images on paper, and also a CD with digital versions of the images. Copyright information is included in every book.
Agile Rabbit books
BNN books

Add New Content to the Design Library Image Collection – Image Discovery Week

Thu, 2014-09-25 13:13

Which works and projects would you like to see in our database of images?

The Design Library offers high-resolution digital copystand photography and flatbed scanning as ways to improve and develop the contents of the Design Library Image Collection (available through LUNA) to better meet the needs of its users. This service gives faculty and students the opportunity to shape the contents of the collection into an invaluable resource that reflects current topics in teaching and research. Images requested will be the property of NCSU Libraries. The copywork will be done by the Visual Resources Librarian, Barbara Brenny, or Design Library staff. The library is not providing any personal image services at this time.

Copywork is only the first step in the process of adding new images to the collection. After the images are created, they will need to be cataloged and loaded into the online database. Digital images are made available through the Design Library’s online image database.  An Image Request form is available at the front desk or on the Design Library’s website. Just bring the completed form and the publications with the images you would like to have digitized to Barbara Brenny, or they may be left with another staff member. Please visit the Image Requests webpage for important detailed information about this process.

CAMIO – Image Discovery Week

Wed, 2014-09-24 15:35

OCLC’s Catalog of Art Museum Images Online (Camio) is a growing online collection of  appproximately 100,000 images documenting works of art from prominent museums. Its contents represent global cultures from prehistoric to contemporary, covering the complete range of expressive forms. Camio’s browseable and searchable images may be downloaded and used for educational and  research purposes, if they are properly cited.

North Carolina Architects & Builders website reaches milestone in documenting state’s architectural legacy

Wed, 2014-09-24 09:43

Mid-twentieth century modernist architect G. Milton Small, Jr. of Raleigh; Victorian era Charlotte house designer Harriet Morrison Irwin; German-born carpenter John Deitrick Tavis in antebellum Germanton; Civil War era joiner and A.M.E. minister George A. Rue of New Bern—these are just a few of the two dozen architects and builders whose new biographies have been added recently to North Carolina Architects & Builders: A Biographical Dictionary.

G. Milton Small, Jr., Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company, Raleigh, Joseph Molitor Collection, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University

With these new postings, the popular North Carolina State University Libraries website passes a major benchmark, now presenting more than 300 biographies of architects and builders who worked in North Carolina and accompanying data on more than 3,000 buildings they created in the state.

Launched in 2009 with 170 entries, the biographical dictionary project had its roots in the late 1970s in research for the book, Architects and Builders in North Carolina: A History of the Practice of Building (University of North Carolina Press, 1990), by Catherine W. Bishir, Charlotte V. Brown, Carl R. Lounsbury, and Ernest H. Wood III. The biographical dictionary was originally conceived as a companion print publication, but in 2007 the concept shifted to a web-based, “born digital,” resource that can be easily searched and constantly expanded.

The free, user-friendly contains essential information about the lives and works of the people who created the state’s architecture from the colonial period to the late 20th century. Content developer and architectural historian Catherine W. Bishir says, “We believe it’s important to include not just the great architects of landmarks like Biltmore and the Dorton Arena, but also lesser-known artisans and builders, black and white, enslaved and free, who actually built most of our architectural legacy.”

A frequent user of the site, Andre’ D Vann, coordinator of the University Archives and Instructor of Public History at North Carolina Central University, reports that in his research on historic houses in Durham, “I have found the North Carolina Architects & Builders website essential in uncovering the rich and unique stories behind many historical buildings and builders.” In particular it has “shed light on African American architects and designers like Gaston Edwards who braved a new world and created a body of work worthy of emulation.”

Frank Harmon, Raleigh architect and professor at NC State’s College of Design, sees North Carolina Architects & Builders as “exceptionally useful to our students and to scholars in North Carolina and beyond” because it offers “insight into the lives of the men and women who have shaped the built environment of our state, a lineage that continues to inspire us today.” Few states have achieved such a comprehensive biographical dictionary, says Harmon, and “none has a better website of architects and builders.”

The site has won prizes from the Preservation North Carolina and the Vernacular Architecture Forum for its innovative and inclusive approach. Multiple authors have contributed to the biographies and accompanying building lists. New entries are in progress, and as project manager Markus Wust comments, “The website itself attracts new information from users who help make it more complete. There’s always more to learn.”

ARTstor Digital Library – Image Discovery Week

Tue, 2014-09-23 14:44

ARTstor is a digital library of over 1.6 million images in the areas of art, graphic design, industrial design, the built environment, the humanities, and the sciences. It provides tools to browse, search, view, present, and manage images for research and teaching purposes.

With ARTstor, you can download high-resolution images, create image groups (folders), direct others to specific images or image groups through persistent URLs or hyperlinks, upload personal files, export images to your Offline Image Viewer (OIV) presentation tool or into PowerPoint, and integrate content with courseware. ARTstor also provides mobile support for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android devices, which features Flashcard View for study.

Some of these features require instructor-level privileges (open to students and staff as well). To obtain privileges (open to students and staff as well), email Barbara Brenny.

Some notable collections in ARTstor include:

• Josef and Anni Albers Foundation

• Art on File’s Contemporary Architecture, Urban Design, and Public Art

• Columbia University’s architecture collection

• Ezra Stoller Modern Architecture Archive

• Foundation for Landscape Studies

• Cooper Union’s graphic design collection

• Hartill Archive of Architecture and Allied Arts

• Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record

• Islamic Art and Architecture (Sheila Blair)

• Magnum Photos

• MOMA’s architecture and design collection

• Society of Architectural Historians Architecture Archive (SAHARA)

Image Discovery Week

Mon, 2014-09-22 13:28

From  September 22nd to the 26th the Design Library and the Special Collections Research Center are hosting Image Discovery Week to highlight all of the image collections available through NCSU Libraries. Follow our blog blitz each day to learn about a wide variety of image-related resources. Stop by the Design Library for bookmarks, brochures, candy…and fun with Viewmasters!

The Design Library Image Database/ Image Discovery Week

Mon, 2014-09-22 12:49

For Image Discovery Week, todays featured resource is the Design Library Image Collection. It is an evolving and rapidly growing collection of images accessible through LUNA, a web-based digital library. The collection contains more than 70,000 digital images covering art, architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design and graphic design, including plans, sections, and other drawings. Records for the Design Library’s 80,000 35mm slides, can also be searched via LUNA. Library staff will digitize slides from the collection and make the images accessible through LUNA upon request. With LUNA, patrons can export high-resolution images, create media groups, and even share images and media groups using persistent URLs.

The most recent additions to the Design Library Image Collection include images, plans, sections, drawing, etc. of the following:

Portable Architecture – including Jennifer Siegal, Renzo Piano, LOT-EK, Tado Ando, Shigeru Ban, and

many others.

Contemporary Landscape Architecture – including Maya Lin, Landworks Studio, Laurie Olin, and more.

Works by Michael Van Valkenburgh, SWA Group, Turenscape, Sasaki Associates, EDAW, Shigeru Ban, and Harwell Hamilton Harris. Also, images on the topics of Post-Katrina New Orleans and Ideal Cities/Utopias.

Please remember that you must login with your Unity ID to see the high resolution images.
Check our blog each day this week to learn more about exciting and value image resources!