Posts Tagged 'Journal of the Month'

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: 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: SchoolArts

The Journal of the Month for November 2012 is SchoolArts.

SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts. In addition, the SchoolArts website provides access to online articles and lesson plans.

Volume 112, No. 3 Features:

Design Thinking — Five motivations for teaching visual literacy

Art in the World of Work: A Man of Many Hats — Interview with Dave Herman, an artist and educator for Preservation LINK, Inc., a non-profit organization that teaches youth through literacy, art, and technology education.

Advocacy: Why Teach Art? — Author, Eldon Katter examines why professionals become art teachers, and how they can guide students in school and life.

Be sure to browse SchoolArts along with the rest of the journals in the Library!

Journal of the Month: Leonardo

The Journal of the Month for October 2012 is Leonardo, the Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology.

Leonardo was founded in 1968 in Paris by kinetic artist and astronautical pioneer Frank Malina.  Malina saw the need for a journal that would serve as an international channel of communication between artists, with emphasis on the writings of artists who use science and developing technologies in their work.  Today, Leonardo is the leading journal for readers interested in the application of contemporary science and technology to the arts. —www.leonardo.info

 Volume 45, No. 5 Features:

 “That’s not all folks” — What can film and animation tell us about showing moving particles too small for light to catch?  Can Disney cartoonists add something to science? 

 “Do’s and Don’t’s for an Articulated Head” — Christian Kroos, Damith Herath and Stelarc on how to make a sociable robot pay attention—but not too much attention.

“The need to do nothing” — An elusively enticing installation helps cognitive scientists clear their head spaces.

Be sure to browse Leonardo and all the journals the library has to offer!

 

Journal of the Month: Applied Arts

Applied Arts

The Journal of the Month for August 2012 is Applied Arts.

Applied Arts is Canada’s premier magazine of visual communications, both in print and online. Since 1986, the magazine has provided gorgeous imagery, strong opinion, timely information and essential industry insight to its readership of creative and marketing professionals.

Five annual issues cover and celebrate the communication arts community, and include all of the winners from the annual Design, Advertising, Photography, Illustration, Interactive, Printing and Student Awards. A commitment to creating a high-quality magazine, featuring the finest in creative achievement, has distinguished Applied Arts as the leading voice of the industry.

The August issue features the 2012 winners of the AA Design Awards, exhibited in more than 100 pages of splendid work. Judged by a panel of respected industry professionals, the Design Awards has attracted some of the top talents in North America and abroad, in an expanded range of categories.
 
Other issue highlights include an essay by Ian Mirlin, “What Do Titans Talk About at Tea?”, bringing together Steve Jobs, Bill Bernbach and Marshall McLuhan for a heavenly chinwag; the portfolio of Trigger Communications of Calgary; an examination of what makes Dyson vacuum cleaners revolutionary; and portfolios of top Young Blood Winners from the Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards.

*All descriptions from Applied Arts Magazine.

Stop by the library to check out this and all the rest of our journals!

Journal of the Month: GreenSource

GreenSource Cover

The Journal of the Month for June/July 2012 is GreenSource.

GreenSource is a sustainable design magazine published bi-monthly by McGraw-Hill in partnership with the journal Architectural Record and BuildingGreen, LLC. It is also the member publication for the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). GreenSource aims to support the green-design community and features articles on current projects and policies, profiles on designers, case studies, products, and industry news.

Volume 7, No 2 Features:

London Calling—The 2012 Summer Olympics aim to win the top prize in sustainability.  A look at past Olympic sites offers a basis for comparison.

Earthwatch—Artist Suzanne Tick generates sculptures out of dry-cleaning refuse.

The Little Engine That Can—Combined heat and power systems can lower costs, lessen congestion on the utility grid, and reduce pollution.

Bar Agricole—An ambitious restaurateur opens a rustic eatery that shows off local craftsmanship.

All descriptions from GreenSource Magazine

Stop by the library to check out this and all the rest of our journals!

Journal of the Month: BOMB

The Journal of the Month for April 2012 is BOMB, a magazine that “delivers the artist’s voice through in-depth interviews between artists working across genre and media—collaborations that reveal their ideas, concerns, and creative processes through carefully developed dialogue—now and for posterity.”

Issue 119 Features Conversations with:

CHARLES LONG – “Known for his humanist, sometimes-ecstatic Emersonian foraging through the badlands of modernity, Charles Long makes art that enchants even while it plays with falling apart.”

 MOHSEN NAMJOO– “Iranian born musician Mohsen Namjoo, now exiled in the US, fuses classical Persian poetry and musical forms with American blues.  He talks with artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat”

 LIZ DESCHENES – “Artist Liz Deschenes and poet Kathleen Peterson continue an ongoing conversation on Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse, a novel that here serves as a springboard for musings on the nature of perception.”

Stop by the library to check out this and all the rest of our journals!

Don’t forget to submit entries to BOMB’s 2012 Poetry Contest at bombsite.com!

Journal of the Month: Dwell

Dwell March 12The Journal of the Month for March 2012 is Dwell, an interior design and architecture magazine dedicated to the notion that the modern home is a comfortable living space.

Volume 12, Issue 4 Features:

“Simple Division”—In her Tokyo apartment, architect Yuko Shibata bridges the live/work divide with moveable wall and shape-shifting built-ins.

“Near Westside Story”—Three housing prototypes designed for sustainable living in Syracuse, New York, illuminate a new path for re-emerging urban neighborhoods.

“True Value”—Despite its small budget and small footprint, this renovated Bratislava flat makes a big impact, thanks to a vaulted concrete ceiling and a cleverly modified set of Ikea cabinets.

Stop by the library to check out this and all the rest of our journals!



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