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Image Discovery Week: Works from the College of Design

Design Library News - Thu, 2016-03-03 14:11

It is Image Discovery Week, so NCSU Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center and the College of Design’s Library are collaborating to highlight our visual resources. Special Collections’ Rare and Unique Digital Collections are our online resource for viewing photographs, documents, audio-visual media, and other archival material related to NC State and North Carolina’s history and contemporary events. The Digital Collections are a fantastic research resource, as well a great way to learn about our University and its students, faculty, and staff over the years.

In honor of the Design Library, here are some images from our collections of the College of Design’s student and faculty projects and art exhibits:

Please visit the SCRC blog for more information on Image Discovery Week and our collections. If you would like to learn more about the Special Collections Research Center and our digitized materials, please visit the Rare and Unique Digital Collections for access to thousands of images, video, audio recordings, and textual materials documenting NC State history and other topics.

ARTstor Digital Library

Design Library News - Thu, 2016-03-03 12:56

ARTstor is a digital library of over 1.9 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, patrons 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 their 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: Campaigns, Elections, and Voting!

Design Library News - Wed, 2016-03-02 13:09

In honor of Image Discovery Week at Design, we would like to take a moment to highlight some of our image resources from our Rare and Unique Materials. The University Archives Photograph Collection contains a wealth of information about university history and student life,  including images of the Student Government elections. Check out these images of students campaigning and voting in elections past.

Ron Jessup campaigning for Student Body President, 1974

Students voting, 1977

Campaign sign for Rusty Mau and Devon Riley, 2014

Eric Plow campaigning for Student Body President, 1970-1971

Students voting, 1982

What You Need to Know About Copyright When Entering the Workforce

Design Library News - Wed, 2016-03-02 10:45

On Thursday, Will Cross, the University’s Director of Copyright and Digital Scholarship, and Barbara Brenny, Visual Resources Librarian in the Design Library, will speak on “What You Need to Know About Copyright When Entering the Workforce” as part of Image Discovery Week.

We encourage students to attend the session and hope you will join us in Brooks 318 on Thursday, March 3 from 1:30 to 2:45 for this presentation on copyright law, especially as it pertains to image copyright.

We welcome your participation!

Try out Oculus Rift virtual reality viewer!

Design Library News - Mon, 2016-02-29 14:39

Try out an Oculus Rift Virtual Reality viewer in the Design Library, room 209 in Brooks Hall, on Wednesday March 2nd from noon until 4pm.  We’ll have it set up and ready to go; just stop by.   We’ll also have Google Cardboard available to try out all week for Image Awareness Week, from February 29 to March 4.

Students and faculty in Design are making use of this virtual reality technology in their classes and their research.  The James B. Hunt Jr. Library has an Oculus Rift viewer that can be checked out, and for Design students and faculty, the College of Design IT lab also has some.

Come by the Design Library on Wednesday, 3/2, and experience it for yourself!

Design Classes Meet with Special Collections

Design Library News - Mon, 2016-02-29 13:36

Two of Dr. Russell Flinchum’s classes recently met with Special Collections as they continued to explore materials in the collections relating to design. This photograph, taken by undergraduate Art and Design student Tyler Farlow, shows Dr. Flinchum as he discusses a series of volumes available in Special Collections, The coal tar colours of Farbwerke vorm. Meister Lucius & Brüning: Hoechst on Main: and their application in dyeing cotton and other vegetable fibres. This item can be viewed here.

Dr. Flinchum noted, “Hoechst immediately jumped out at me because I knew it was part of I.G. Farben, the massive German dyeworks and chemistry cartel, for whom Peter Behrens designed a beautiful headquarters in the early 1920s making extensive use of color. I’ve always been interested in the ‘coal tar revolution’ and how garbage became gold and led to organic chemistry. This beautifully preserved copy demonstrated to my students that there was a fully-formed system of color specifications as early as 1907, as seen in this example, and that the ‘pre-Pantone’ world was a very sophisticated one…even if it was analog.”

In light of Image Discovery Week, courtesy of the Design Library, we in the Special Collections Research Center will be highlighting some of our visual resources this week.

The Design Library Image Database – Image Discovery Week

Design Library News - Mon, 2016-02-29 10:42

For Image Discovery Week, today’s 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 75,000 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.

During the last year, we have added a large quantity of high resolution images, plans, sections, drawings, etc. to the Design Library Image Collection. The following folders contain merely a sampling of our new content and we continue to add additional items each week.

History of Costume – Over 1400 images on the development and changes in dress from ancient Egypt to 1992

Works by Sasaki Associates, Buckminster Fuller, Mia Lehrer + Associates, Michael Van Valkenburgh, and OLIN Partnership. We also have images on the topics of Art Deco Industrial Design, 20th-21st Century Industrial Design, McCall’s Modern Homes, Contemporary Graphic Design, Edible Landscapes, and 1930s and 1940s Fashion.

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!

Image Discovery Week : see what there is to see at the NCSU Libraries!

Design Library News - Fri, 2016-02-26 13:58

From Monday, 2/29 to Friday, 3/4, the Design Library and the Special Collections Research Center will be holding Image Discovery Week to highlight the image and visual resources available from the NCSU Libraries.  We’ll have an eboard set up in the Design Library, displaying a rotating sample of images from the ARTstor Digital Library and the Design Library Image Database. We’ll also have bookmarks and a brochure listing image resources to hand out.

For information on image databases and other image resources available at the NCSU Libraries:


And for image collections created by the NCSU Libraries:


Special Collections digital image collections:


Try out Oculus Rift!

On Wednesday, 3/2, from noon until 4pm, we’ll have an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset available for patrons try in the Design Library.  This is the most common high-end virtual reality headset, and we’ll have it in the Design Library just for Wednesday afternoon.  The Hunt Library has an Oculus Rift that is available for patrons to check out, and the College of Design also has some that can be used by grad students and faculty in Design. For more information on Oculus Rift:


And Google Cardboard

We’ll also have the Google Cardboard virtual reality viewer available for people to try out at the desk in the Design Library all week.  This simple and inexpensive VR viewer lets people use a smartphone or similar device to experience virtual reality.  There are viewers available at Design and Hunt Library, and for Design students and faculty, in the College of Design IT Lab.   For more information on Google Cardboard:


Image Copyright Presentation

Will Cross, Director of Copyright and Digital Scholarship, and Barbara Brenny, Visual Resources Librarian, will present on image copyright issues on Thursday in room 318 of Brooks Hall.   This event, originally intended as an in-class presentation for Design students, has been opened to anyone with an interest in image copyright.

New books received in December and January

Design Library News - Fri, 2016-02-05 16:06

BF241.S645 2015  Unflattening

BJ1533.H9 A78 2015  Human : a portrait of our world

GB665.E36 2015 Water

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HM881.R615 2014  RLF

HT166.P5455 2015  Building the Urban Environment

HT185.P827 2015 vol.1-4  Public Space

HT241.S87 2015  Sustainable Cities : inspirational case studies

HT241.U69798 2015 vol.1-4 Urban Ecology

LD1253.S377 2015  The Most Beautiful Universities in the World

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N72.S6 P55 2014  Planning Unplanned : towards a new positioning of art in the context of urban development

N84.A77 2015  Arts Education Beyond Art : teaching art in times of change

N85.S53 2015  The Pleasure of Research

N6494.P34 Z56 2015 The Art of Cardboard : big ideas for creativity, collaboration, storytelling and reuse

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N6530.N32 B534 2015  Art of Burning Man

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N6797.M587 A4 2015 Letters : Michael Morris and concrete poetry

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N6853.M534 S54 20154  Monet’s Trees

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N7425.L39 2016  Exploring Art : a global, thematic approach

N7570.M855 2015  Picturing People

N8520.S885 2015  Studios for Artists : concepts and concrete

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NA190.L43 2010 What is Architectural History

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NA680.L34813 2015  On Loos, Ornament and Crime

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NA1995.R68 2016 The Routledge Companion for Architecture Design and Practice

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NA2500.H376 2015 A New Look at Humanism in Architecture, Landscape and Urban Design

NA2540.A6125 2015 Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality

NA2542.T7 L58x 2015  Living Under the Sun : tropical interiors and architecture

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NA2542.36.G56 2015  Bali : sustainable visions

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NA2542.36.V58 2012  Vitamin Green

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NA2543.S6 D67 2015  The Practice Turn in Architecture : Brussels after 1968

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NA2750.B457 2015  Creative Design in Industry and Architecture

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NB1007.E43 M53 2014  Elephanta

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NC139.P26 A4 2015  The Leonardo Series

NC703.L5313 2015  Experimental Design

NC975.5.C66 A3 2015  Drawing Blood

NC997.A5 H45 2014  Graphic Style Lab

NC997.C7513 2015  The Debate : the legendary contest between two giants of graphic design

NC997.G65 2016  Notes on Type

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NC998.6.G7 B74 2015  Try It! Buy it! : vintage adverts

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NC1002.P33 T73 2015  Transparent : transparencies in design

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NC1763.M4 CX96 2015  Graphic Medicine Manifesto

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SB458.54.M57 2015  The Monster in the Garden : the grotesque and the gigantic in Renaissance landscape design

SB469.386.G3 L88 2015  5+2 Landscapes

SB469.386.G7 G37 2015  Professional Practice for Landscape Architects (3rd edition)

SB470.5.C66 2015  Constructing Landscape : materials, techniques, structural components

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