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New Business and Demographics Mapping Services

NRL News - Tue, 2012-10-23 13:23

NC State faculty, staff, and students are now able to benefit from a rich business and demographics dataset that is provided by ESRI. Components include Business Analyst Online, Business Analyst Desktop, and Community Analyst. These services are being made available at no cost for teaching and classroom use only.

More details and links for getting started

New books received in September

Design Library News - Tue, 2012-10-16 15:23

HT110.B67 2008 Urban Transformation : understanding city design and form

GT2345.H53 2011 High Contrast Black & Gray (dvd)

NA680.M63 2011 Modern Architecture Game (game)

NA737.F468 A4 2012 Now Boarding : Fentress airports + the architecture of flight

NA737.S533 A35 2012 Contemporary Classical : the architecture of Andrew Skurman

NA737.W26 H65 2012 Ralph Walker : architect of the century

NA737.W37 M36 2012 George Washington’s Eye : landscape, architecture, and design at Mount Vernon

NA1121.V4 D48 2012 Venice & Vitruvius

NA1123.L57 H6713 2012 Baldessare Longhena and Venetian Baroque Architecture

NA1313.M254 A4 2012 From Rules to Constraints

NA1455.F53 A23 2012 Aalto and America

NA1580.C65 2012 Colonial Architecture and Urbanism in Africa

NA2500.P375 2011 Basic Design Principles of Architecture

NA2540.F38 2012 Chinese Architecture and Metaphor : Song culture in the Yingzao Fashi Building Manual

NA2542.36 H46 2012 Becoming a Green Building Professional

NA2542.8.S28 2012 Venice from the Water

NA2543.S6 D398 2012 Design Like You Give a Damn [2] : building change from the ground up

NA2543.S6 H56 2012 Designed for Habitat : collaborations with Habitat for Humanity

NA2543.S6 R33 2012 Colonial Frames, Nationalist Histories : imperial legacies, architecture, and modernity

NA2543.S6 R53 2012 Architect Knows Best : environmental determinism in architecture culture from 1956 to the present

NA2599.5.Y68 2012 The Imperfect City : on architectural judgment

NA2599.8.R87 K58 2912 Building Ruskin’s Italy : watching architecture

NA2750.B28 2012 Two Spheres : physical and strategic design in architecture

NA2795.M45 2012 Architectural Colour in the Professional Palette

NA4125.S65 2011 Solid States : concrete in architecture and structural engineering (dvd)

NA5235.D48 D48 2012 Detroit’s Historic Places of Worship

NA9031.F476 2011 Density is Home : housing by A+T Research Group

NA9053.O3 R83 2012 Insuring the City : the Prudential Center and the postwar urban landscape

NA9085.S6 A35 2012 Conversations with Paolo Soleri

NC975.L66 P33 2012 Antonio Lopez : fashion, art, sex & disco

NC978.R39 2012 Reading Victorian Illustration, 1855-1875 : spoils of the Lumber Room

NC997.A1 E64 bk.25 2012 Epica Book 25 : Europe’s best advertising

NC997.A1 G73 2012 Graphis 100 Best in Design 2012

NC997.D377 2012 Graphic Design Theory

NC999.4.F55 A4 2012 Elegantissima : the design typography of Louise Fili

ND588.L275 A4 2010 Mark Lammert : malerei

SB470.5.C437 2012 Integrated Landscaping : following nature’s lead (revised ed.)

SB472.45.A78 2012 Greening the Landscape : strategies for environmentally sound practice

SB472.45.S45 2012 Sustainable Landscape Planning

SB482 .N72 N493 2010 High Performance Landscape Guidelines : 21st century parks for NYC

TA174.P68 2010 Post Ductility : metals in architecture and engineering (dvd)

TA450.E54 2009 Engineered Transparency : glass in architecture and structural engineering (dvd)

TA668.P46 2011 Permanent Change : plastics in architecture and engineering (dvd)

TR690.A1 P48 2012 Graphis 100 Best in Photography 2012

TS91.L48 2009 Swissness : 43 achievements in Swiss design history and 7 formative personalities

TS171.4.D497 2012 The Soul of Design : harnessing the power of plot to create extraordinary products

TS171.4.M399 2012 Brand Aesthetics

TT505.M37 D46 2012 Love Looks Not With the Eyes

Z726.M67 2011 The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2010

Z1033.T68 Y67 2008 The Art of Paper Folding for Pop-Up

The Fall Special! Special Collections visits the Design Library

Design Library News - Thu, 2012-10-11 13:48

The Special Collections Research Center will continue its tradition of a show-and-tell event at the Design Library with the “Fall Special,” on Wednesday, Oct. 24th. This is an exciting chance to see a sampling of the rare books and other materials that Special Collections has to offer without leaving the comfort of the College of Design! Subject areas include Entomology, Art and Design, Architecture, and Graphic Design. The Special Collections Research Center’s digital resources, useful tools in your research projects, will also be highlighted. Stop by the Design Library between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm on October 24th and bring your curiosity!

New today – Modern Architecture Game

Design Library News - Thu, 2012-10-04 16:40

Test your knowledge of the greatest architects, their famous buildings and legendary quotes by playing the Modern Architecture Game. This second edition of the architecture trivia board game – designed by NEXT Architects – is an international version, with questions that range across the breadth of modern world history. Come to the Design Library and check out the game!

Imag(e)ine That! Image Discovery Week

Design Library News - Tue, 2012-09-25 13:10

We’re highlighting the image collections in the Design Library and the Special Collections Research Center this week for Image Discovery Week! We’d like to be sure everyone is aware of the resources for images like ARTstor, the Design Library Image Database, and the Special Collections Image Collections. If you’re curious about what these collections hold, we’ll be showing off images from our collection and Special Collections on an eboard in the Design Library, so come by the library and see it. And if you’d like us to help you learn to use these databases, or if you would like us to come talk to your students, please let Barbara (barbara_brenny@ncsu.edu) or me (karen_dewitt@ncsu.edu) know, and we will be happy to help you.

Go to this site to see an overview of the image collections relevant to Design:


And go here to see the images that Special Collections has digitized from their archives:


New books received in August

Design Library News - Tue, 2012-09-11 16:51

HT169.A8 G87 2011 Australian Land Use Planning : principles, systems, and practice

HT384.M47 M4313 2012 The Medina : the restoration and conservation of historic Islamic cities

N5070.K3 F57 2011 Ian Wallace

N6496.3.G3 K37 2007 Bilderbuch

N6537.L965 L96 2011 David Lynch : works on paper

N7359.N38 A45 v.1-2 2011 Yoshitomo Nara : the complete works

NA687.D74 2010 100 X 400 vol. 2

NA737.D675 A35 2012 Andrew Jackson Downing : essential texts

NA737.H56 A4 2012B Steven Holl : color, light, time

NA869.A73 A4 2011 Alejandro Aravena : the forces in architecture

NA1123.S35 G85 2011 Carlo Scarpa’s Tomba Brion

NA1550.S49 2012 Learning from the Japanese City : looking east in urban design

NA1569.U67 A4 2010 Compound Body : Unsangdong Architects

NA1997.A734 2011 Architecture : a woman’s profession

NA2543.P46 C36 2012 Camera Constructs : photography, architecture and the modern city

NA2760.H37 2012 Fractal Architecture : organic design philosophy in theory and practice

NA4135.P67 2012 Post-Ductility : metals in architecture and engineering

NA5235.N63 R44 2012 Gothic Pride : the story of building a great cathedral in Newark

NA6275.M43 2012 Making Modern Paris : Victor Baltard’s central markets and the urban practice of architecture

NA7469.C69 2011 Home : evolution of the Australian dream : an illustrated review of housing in Australia

NA8360.P38 2008 Conservatories and Orangeries

NA9053.E58 P5 2012 Systemic Architecture : operating manual for the self-organizing city

NA9263.V47 2012 The Vertical Village : individual, informal, intense

NC825.C43 S8 2011 Alive Character Design : for game, animation and film

NC825.S58 N34 2012 Blast : spaceship sketches and renderings

NC980.5.G67 Y68 2012 Balzac, Grandville, and the Rise of Book Illustration

NC997.L37 2011 Damn Good : top designers discuss their all-time favorite projects

NC997.O54 2011 100 Best Annual Reports 2011

NC997.P63 2011 The Language of Graphic Design : an illustrated handbook for understanding fundamental design principles

NC997.T56 2012 Thou Shall Not Use Comic Sans : a designer’s almanac of do and don’ts

NC998.4.G675 2011 Graphic Design Worlds / Words

NC998.6.A65 A732 2011 Arabesque 2 : graphic design from the Arab world and Persia

NC1002.L47 L475 2011 Letterhead + Logo Design 12

NC1002.L63 D66 2011 999 Logo Design Elements

NC1002.L63 F57 2011 LogoLounge 6 : 2,000 international identities by leading designers

NC1002.S85 C74 2011 The Storyboard Artist : a guide to freelancing in film, tv, and advertising

NE538.L67 P76 2011 Proof : the rise of printmaking in Southern California

NK1505.W75 2012 Writing Design : words and objects

NK2597.B46 2010 IKEA the Book : designers, products and other stuff

PN1997.C368 M366 2011 The Art of Captain America : The First Avenger

PN1997.2.A945 S87 2012 The Art of Marvel’s The Avengers

PN1997.2 .B7297 L47 2012 The Art of Brave

QA76.9.U83 R47 2012 Usable Usability : simple steps for making stuff better

TH153.S44 2012 Manufacturing the Bespoke : making and prototyping architecture

TH4961.N47 2009 A Shelter in the Garden : playhouses, treehouses, gazebos, sheds, and other outdoor structures

TR139.C677 2011 Conversations with Photographers

TR820.5.N49 2011 The New York Times Magazine : photographs

TR897.7.M466 A475 2012 Creating Plants in Maya/Mental Ray (dvd)

TS195.4.B87 2011 The Big Book of Packaging

Z246.A62 2011 Layout

Z246.S267 2012 The Electric Information Age Book : McLuhan/Agel/Fiore and the experimental paperback

Z250.A2 Z374 2011 What Our Lettering Needs : the contribution of Hermann Zapf to calligraphy & type design

Z250.T985 2012 Typography Referenced : a comprehensive visual guide to the language, history, and practice of typography

ScienceDirect (Elsevier) downtime on Saturday

NRL News - Thu, 2012-08-23 17:36

ScienceDirect is expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 19 hours beginning Saturday, August 25th for scheduled maintenance. The outage is scheduled from 7:30 AM EDT Saturday, August 25th until 2:30 AM EDT, Sunday, August 26th.

During this time online journals from Elsevier will be unavailable. If you have questions or need help, contact us at www.lib.ncsu.edu/askus.

ScienceDirect (Elsevier) downtime on Saturday

Design Library News - Thu, 2012-08-23 17:36

ScienceDirect is expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 19 hours beginning Saturday, August 25th for scheduled maintenance. The outage is scheduled from 7:30 AM EDT Saturday, August 25th until 2:30 AM EDT, Sunday, August 26th.

During this time online journals from Elsevier will be unavailable. If you have questions or need help, contact us at www.lib.ncsu.edu/askus.