Wednesday, 29 February 2012

New books: Dec-Feb

The latest new acquisitions lists have been uploaded to Google Books.  Follow the links below.

Highlights include:

Empire and film / edited by Lee Grieveson, Colin MacCabe.
Film and the end of empire / edited by Lee Grieveson and Colin MacCabe.
Utopia / Merlin Coverley.
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness / Julian Germain
Believing is seeing : observations on the mysteries of photography / Errol Morris.
The Latin American photobook / Horacio Fernandez.

Animation

Film and Television

Miscellaneous

Photography

Clinical Photography (donations)

Screen - new issue


These are the main articles in the new issue of Screen.  The journal also includes reviews.





Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Fifty key texts in art history - ebook


Fifty key texts in art history is an anthology of critical commentaries on a spectrum of art historical theories and texts, introducing the reader to an extensive range of primary and secondary sources across the discipline... A corresponding volume of critical commentaries on photography edited by Mark Durden, Fifty key texts on photography, will be appearing towards the end of the year.

(taken from the introduction)

Newall, D. and Pooke, G. (2012).  Fifty Key texts in art history.  Routledge.

See also

Lechte, J. (2007).  Fifty key contemporary thinkers; from sructuralism to post-humanism, 2nd ed. Routledge.

Update

The following will be published in December (more info. here):

Durden, M. (2012).  Fifty key writers on photography.  Routledge. Published in December.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Short film screening opportunity

Harrow Arts Centre is offering the opportunity to screen a short film you have made at an event on Saturday 9th June 2012.

They welcome films of any style from applicants aged between 14 and 25.  DVDs with a synopsis, along with your contact details and your age, must be sent by Monday 30th April 2012.  Alternatively, you can send a link to your film by email.

Further details from Cate Gordon at cate.gordon@harrow.gov.uk (tel. 0208 416 8963)

Moving Image Review & Art Journal - first issue free


The Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ) is the first international peer-reviewed scholarly publication devoted to artists’ film and video, and its contexts.  The first issue is available online for free.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Ebooks for digital imaging

The following ebooks have been, or are about to be, added to the collection:

Measuring colour, 4th ed.
Robert W. G. Hunt & M. R. Pointer, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc 2011, ISBN 978-1-119-97537-3

Color Gamut Mapping
Jan Morovic, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2008, ISSN: 978-0-470-03032-5

Digital image processing : PIKS Scientific inside 4th ed., Newly updated and rev. ed.
William K. Pratt, published by Interscience, 2007; ISBN 9780471767770

The image processing handbook 6th ed.
John C. Russ, published by CRC Press Inc, ISBN: 9781439840450


COMING SOON

Color Management Understanding & Using ICC Profiles
Phil Green, editor, published by John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 2010; ISBN: 978-0-470-05825-1

The art and science of HDR imaging
John J. McCann & Alessandro Rizzi, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc 2011; 384 pages; ISBN 978-0-470-66622-7






David Campany to receive Infinity Award

University of Westminster academic, David Campany, is to receive the 2012 Infinity Award in the writing category.

The Infinity Awards are awarded annually by the International Center of Photography in New York. The full list of award recipients are below:


Lifetime Achievement: Daidō Moriyama

Cornell Capa Award: Ai Weiwei

Young Photographer: Anouk Kruithof

Writing: David Campany

Art: Stan Douglas

Publication: The Worker-Photography Movement 1926–1939, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia [IN LIBRARY]

Photojournalism: Benjamin Lowy

Applied/Fashion/Advertising: Maurice Scheltens and Liesbeth Abbenes

A biography of David Campany is available on the university's website, and a list of his publications is available on WestminsterResearch.

Congratulations, David!

Friday, 10 February 2012

Royal Mail Film Classics - JISC MediaHub


The Royal Mail Film Classics collection is now available in JISC MediaHub. This includes world-famous documentaries such as 'Night Mail' and cinematic experiments such as 'Colour Box'.

The GPO Film Unit , which opened in the 1930's, showcased an array of artistic talent and provided a training ground for British documentary film-makers.

Read more about the Royal Mail Film Classics collection at :

http://jiscmediahub.ac.uk/about/inside


Adapted from the Mediahub blog

The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism - new issue


The latest issue of The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism focusses on the philosophy of photography...

COSTELLO, D. and MCIVER LOPES, D., (2012). Introduction. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 70 (1), 1-8. [online] Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6245.2011.01493.x; .



ALWARD, P., (2012). Transparent Representation: Photography and the Art of Casting. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 70 (1), 9-18. [online] Available from: <http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6245.2011.01494.x> .

ATENCIA-LINARES, P., (2012). Fiction, Nonfiction, and Deceptive Photographic Representation. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 70 (1), 19-30. [online] Available from: <http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6245.2011.01495.x> .

BEAUDOIN, R. and KANIA, A., (2012). A Musical Photograph? The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 70 (1), 115-127. [online] Available from: <http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6245.2011.01503.x> .

COOK, R.T., (2012). Drawings of Photographs in Comics. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 70 (1), 129-138. [online] Available from: <http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6245.2011.01504.x> .

COSTELLO, D., (2012). The Question Concerning Photography. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 70 (1), 101-113. [online] Available from: <http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6245.2011.01502.x> .

IRVIN, S., (2012). Artwork and Document in the Photography of Louise Lawler. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 70 (1), 79-90. [online] Available from: <http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6245.2011.01500.x> .

MAG UIDHIR, C., (2012). Photographic Art: An Ontology Fit to Print. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 70 (1), 31-42. [online] Available from: <http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6245.2011.01496.x> .

NANAY, B., (2012). The Macro and the Micro: Andreas Gursky's Aesthetics. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 70 (1), 91-100. [online] Available from: <http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6245.2011.01501.x> .

PERINI, L., (2012). Depiction, Detection, and the Epistemic Value of Photography. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 70 (1), 151-160. [online] Available from: <http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6245.2011.01506.x> .

SHUSTERMAN, R., (2012). Photography as Performative Process. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 70 (1), 67-78. [online] Available from: <http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6245.2011.01499.x> .

WALDEN, S., (2012). Photography and Knowledge. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 70 (1), 139-149. [online] Available from: <http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6245.2011.01505.x> .

WILSON, D.M., (2012). Facing the Camera: Self-portraits of Photographers as Artists. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 70 (1), 56-66. [online] Available from: <http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6245.2011.01498.x> .

ZEIMBEKIS, J., (2012). Digital Pictures, Sampling, and Vagueness: The Ontology of Digital Pictures. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 70 (1), 43-53. [online] Available from: <http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6245.2011.01497.x> .