Archive for the 'Journal of the Month' Category

Journal of the Month: ImagineFX

ImagineFX April

ImagineFX is a trade magazine for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Digital Artists, and it is a recent addition to the library’s collection. Published in Bath, UK by Future PLC since January 2006, each issue features FXPose galleries from readers, the latest news, reviews, step-by-step workshops and interviews from professional artists.

Issue 107 is a Manga special:

  • Workshops on Manga including “Six key steps to manga magic” from Han-Yuan Yu.
  • “Animate digital paintings” with Photoshop’s motion tools from Paul Tysall.
  • A look at Fernando Forero’s sketchbook.
  • A profile of KARAKTER, the studio behind Game of Thrones, Ryse, and Star Trek: Infinite Space.
  • A 16-page section dedicate to traditional art.

Be sure to check out ImagineFX’s website for more galleries, tutorials, and videos!

Journal of the Month: WSQ

WSQ: Engage

In honor of Women’s History month, we’re featuring the Women’s Studies Quarterly (WSQ) as the journal of the month for March. WSQ is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published twice a year in June and December as a joint project of The Feminist Press and the Center for the Study of Women and Society at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Since 1972, WSQ has been an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of emerging perspectives on women, gender, and sexuality.

WSQ Volume 41, Numbers 3-4, Fall/Winter 2013 is dedicated to the topic of engagement:

Engagement is entanglement—the drawing together of participants into a cooperating unit. So what does it mean to breach participation? How do the dynamics of social and political engagements inform one another? How are our relationships to institutions and identities defined by the degree to which we engage?

Along with essays, poetry, and fiction, two visual arts projects are included: Contact Sheet of Nike Missiles for a Moon Calendar (2012) photography by artist MPA, and Art, Environment, Action! (2012), by Radhika Subramaniam. Stop by the library to view this journal, and browse the back issues on display!

Journal of the Month: IRAAA

IRAAA

In honor of African American History month, we’re featuring the International Review of African American Art (IRAAA) as the journal of the month for February. IRAAA is the only periodical spanning the history of African American art from early and modern to contemporary. The journal is published by Hampton University Museum on a quarterly basis. Founded in 1868, the Museum is the oldest African American museum in the United States featuring collections with over 9,000 objects including African American fine arts, traditional African, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Island, and Asian art.

Volume 24, no. 3b is a special issue of the journal published in conjunction with the Dianne Whitfield-Locke and Carnell Locke Collection: Building on Tradition exhibition at the Hampton University Museum. The issue acts like an exhibition catalog and features essays and full-color reproductions. Stop by the library to view this beautiful journal, and browse the back issues on display!

Journal of the Month: Shifter

Shifter

The Journal of the month for December 2013 is new to the library’s collection. Shifter is a topical magazine that aims to illuminate and broaden our understanding of the intersections between contemporary art, politics and philosophy. The magazine remains malleable and responsive in its form and activities, and represents a diversity of positions and backgrounds in its contributors.

Shifter’s 21st issue, Other Spaces, considers the body as a site where architecture’s traditional polarities of private and public collapse. This polarity, mirrored in the distinctions we draw between individual and social freedoms and domestic and political action are challenged every day by spontaneous, collaborative re-imaginings of space. Moore faculty member Rit Premnath is a founding editor of the journal and in addition to receiving the most recent issue, the Library has also acquired all twenty back issues. Come by to see Rit’s work! (shifter-magazine.com)

Journal of the Month: 3×3

3x3

Issue number 22 marks the final printing of 3×3: The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, so we are honoring the magazine’s decade-long run as our journal of the month for November 2013. Published in the United States and distributed worldwide, 3×3‘s mission has always been to preserve and promote contemporary illustration in all its forms. Even though this is the last print issue, 3×3 will continue their mission with the juried Annual publication as well as their website, which will offer back issues, blogs, books and soon, new offerings. Be sure to come by the library to browse this issue along with back issues going back to 2006!

Number 22 Features:

  • Interviews with illustrators Aad Goudappel, Harry Campbell and Beppe Giacobbe.
  • The “Spotlight” section features the conceptual artists Paul Garland, Jon Krause, Jon Reinfurt, Anthony Tremmaglia, Jim Tsinganos and James Yang.
  • CareerTalk speaks to the issue of artist’s rights, and a special feature will reproduce the gold medal winners of the 2013 ProShow.

Journal of the Month: THREADS

Threads

The journal of the month for October 2013 is Threads. Threads magazine is the premier source for the sewing community, great for beginners and advanced sewers alike. The magazine includes everything from expert tips on using sewing machines to working with fabric patterns, supplies, and equipment. Step-by-step and how-to advice on making dresses, pants, jackets, and more fill every issue. Tips on hundreds of techniques from sewing in a zipper, to making a buttonhole, or adding a gusset, etc. are also included.

Oct/Nov 2013, Number 169 Features:

“Autumn Preview”—Colors, fabrics, and silhouettes for a new season.

“Opulent Fabrics”—Discover the world of embellished textiles: hand-applied crystals, beads, sequins, and embroidery.

Plus how to make your own heirloom buttons, and how to fit a forward shoulder.

Come in to browse this month’s journal, along with the rest of our journal collection!

Journal of the Month: Journal of Curatorial Studies

Journal of Curatorial Studies

The Journal of the Month for September 2013 is new to the library’s collection. The Journal of Curatorial Studies is an international, peer-reviewed publication that explores the cultural functioning of curating and its relation to exhibitions, institutions, audiences, aesthetics and display culture. The journal supports in-depth investigations of contemporary and historical exhibitions, case studies of curators and their engagements, and analyses of the critical dynamics influencing the production of exhibitions in art and broader display culture. The Journal of Curatorial Studies publishes both thematic and open issues, and features research articles, contemporary and historical case studies, interviews with curators, artists and theorists, and reviews of books, exhibitions and conferences.

Volume 2, No. 2 Features:

“Constant Redistribution: A Roundtable on Feminism, Art and the Curatorial Field”—This discussion between nine curators, theorists and art historians addresses some of the contemporary issues related to feminism and curating.

“Exhibition Histories and New Media Behaviours”—For future critical art histories of participatory art exhibitions, the author proposes that an effective method of evaluation would include a combination of documentary sources, such as installation images, audience data, and crowd-sourced documentation.

Plus Exhibition, Book, Website and Conference Reviews!

Be sure to browse this month’s journal, along with the rest of our journal collection!

Journal of the Month: Arts Education Policy Review

Arts Education Policy Review

The Journal of the month for July/August is Arts Education Policy Review (AEPR). This journal presents discussion of major policy issues in arts education in the United States and throughout the world. Addressing education in music, visual arts, theater, and dance, AEPR presents a variety of views and emphasizes critical analysis. Its goal is to produce the most comprehensive and rigorous exchange of ideas available on arts education policy. Policy examinations from multiple viewpoints are a valuable resource not only for arts educators, but also for administrators, policy analysts, advocacy groups, parents, and audiences—all those involved in the arts and concerned about their role in education.

Volume 114, No. 1 Features:

“Assessment on Our Own Terms”—The authors advocate for those professionally concerned about the arts and arts teaching to reaffirm and rearticulate essential principles of artistic evaluation and, in the present environment, pursue applications of those principles in various forms of evaluation.

“Arts Education Advocacy: The Relative Effects of School-Level Influences on Resources for Arts Education”—Results of a study to investigate advocacy influences that may impact school arts programs using data from the 2009–10 National Center for Education Statistics elementary and secondary school surveys on arts education.

“Seismic Shifts in the Education Landscape: What Do They Mean for Arts Education and Arts Education Policy?”—This report provides an overview of a selected number of contemporary developments in the general field of education and an examination of some policy issues these developments and reports raise for arts educators as they work to shape the future landscape of arts education.

Be sure to browse this month’s journal, along with the rest of our journal collection!

Journal of the Month: Architectural Record

Architectural Record Architectural Record has been essential to the profession for more than 110 years. The magazine provides a compelling editorial mix of design ideas and trends, building science, business and professional strategies, exploration of key issues, new products and computer-aided practice. The publication has also teamed up with the AIA to bring readers the Architectural Record Continuing Education Center online.

Volume 201, No.6 Features:
“Crashing the Boys Club”—In the 45 years since Denise Scott Brown came on the scene, female architects have come a long way. Or have they?

“A Deeper Shade of Green”—A Seattle office building aims to be self-sustaining, offering a new model for commercial development in dense urban settings.

Recipients of the “Good Design Is Good Business” Awards—Architectural Record bestows its 2013 awards to companies and organizations that take advantage of design to further business strategies in ways that are innovative but appear effortless.

Be sure to browse this month’s journal, along with the rest of our journal collection!

Journal of the Month: Ceramics Now

Ceramics Now Magazine The Journal of the Month for May 2013 is new to the collection: Ceramics Now. Ceramics Now began as an online platform with the goal of making contemporary ceramics a more visible art field and to support innovative ideas by bringing together artists from different communities. The magazine focuses on personal approaches with interviews, reviews and artists profiles of new and world-renowned ceramic artists. Online you will find additional information on contemporary ceramic art exhibitions and jobs and residencies.

Issue Two introduces the work of over 35 international artists, beginning with Ken Eastman, Kimberly Cook, Patricia Sannit, Marianne McGrath, Annie Woodford, Suzanne Stumpf and Ruth Power, and continuing with a special feature on Romanian ceramic artists, and a preview feature for Copenhagen Ceramics gallery. The issue also inaugurates the magazine’s new review category.

Be sure to browse this month’s journal, along with the rest of our journal collection!



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