Category Archives: Books

Paid Internship at Glenstone Museum

Glenstone, a museum of modern and contemporary art located 15 miles outside of Washington, DC, is seeking applications for a Library Collections Intern position. As the “museum,” which includes acres of wild and landscaped art installations, prepares to expand the formal … Continue reading

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Art books Are Art Objects

Yes yes, we live in a digital world and you do everything electronically and online–from taking and sharing photos to reading the newspaper to talking with your mom on Facebook. But art books really aren’t the same as digital facsimiles, … Continue reading

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New Art Books!

I love seeing new art books arrive at the library–it’s rewarding to see the brightly-colored physical manifestation of a citation or an online abstract. Every week I received dozens of citations of newly-published art books, and I look closely at the … Continue reading

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How to Write About (Contemporary) Art

Writing about art takes practice and skill, and even for the seasoned writer the process can seem a bit mysterious. A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but which words should you use? Gilda Williams, a London correspondent for Artforum and … Continue reading

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NGA Lecture by Al Acres

Our very own Al Acres, professor of art and art history, has an upcoming lecture at the National Gallery of Art in honor of the publication of his new book, Renaissance Invention and the Haunted Infancy. January 25 at 2:00 … Continue reading

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Fundraiser for Photography Book “Floating Islands”

Georgetown University Photography Professor Mike Osborne is preparing to publish his first photo monograph next spring, and he’s asking you to help out. His Hatchfund campaign allows potential donors to select from a range of donation price points, most of which include … Continue reading

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New Painting Books

Hey Painters and Draftspeople! Here’s a sampling of our new spring books. They might not be in the stacks yet–ask for them at the circulation desk. John Fincher: paintings, assemblages & works on paper 1965-2012   Pavel Tchelitchew: Metamorphoses  ND1978.T38 … Continue reading

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Pretty Pictures

This book will be arriving in the library shortly. Of the dozens of art books recently purchased for the library, this cover really caught my eye. According to a few reviews, the text, translated from German, leaves something to be … Continue reading

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Versions of the Best

It may be February 1, but here at the library we’re still busy ordering all the great books  from 2012, meaning “best-of” lists are still interesting. Here’s a fun one from the Huffington Post that includes many books the library … Continue reading

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