Trial Database: Bloomsbury Architecture Library

NYU Libraries has arranged trial access to the Bloomsbury Architecture Library from now through December 1st, 2018.  

Bloomsbury Architecture Library is a resource for the study of architecture, urbanism, and interior design.  The platform offers access to a curated collection of fully-searchable text and image content, incorporating the new edition of Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture, exclusive to the platform, alongside peer-reviewed academic research and a wealth of images.

We hope you enjoy exploring it and would love to hear your feedback!

Please share your opinions by sending an email to Daniel Biddle at dcb3@nyu.edu.

Trial Database: Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts

NYU Libraries has arranged trial access to the Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts from now through December 1st, 2018.  

Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts is a comprehensive visual arts education guide and resource that offers searchable access to books which combine visual inspiration with practical advice on idea generation, research techniques, portfolio development and more, across the main visual arts disciplines.

We hope you enjoy exploring it and would love to hear your feedback!

Please share your opinions by sending an email to Jill Conte at  jill.conte@nyu.edu.

New Databases: October 2018

The NYU Libraries regularly acquires new databases. Take a look at the new database we added to our collection in October 2018

  • American Indian Newspapers includes historic pressings to contemporary periodicals, covering nearly 200 years of Indigenous print journalism from the US and Canada. With newspapers representing a variety in publisher, audience and era, users can research how events were reported by and for Indigenous communities.
  • Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG) is a general encyclopedia of music offering in-depth articles on music as well as many related areas such as literature, philosophy, and visual arts. MGG Online contains the second print edition of MGG, published from 1994 to 2008, as well as current, continuous online updates and additions.
  • The Kotobarabia Modern Arab Renaissance Collection is an archive of books published 1820-1914 from Egypt, Syria, and other regions of the Islamic World. The collection is comprised of over 2,500 titles in the humanities and the sciences, including writings from Mahmoud Abdo, Gamal El Din El Afgahany and Rashid Reda. Consisting mostly of historic texts, the books in this collection are full-image, with searchable metadata only.
  • Revolution and Protest Online examine how revolutions, protests, resistance, and social movements have shaped and transformed the human experience globally from the 18th to 21st century.

Bobst Coloring Contest, Oct. 8-23

Take a study break, get creative, and try to stay within the lines!

photo: stack of crayons

We’re excited to announce the first ever Bobst Coloring Contest featuring an image from our Special Collections.

Our first coloring sheet depicts a woodblock print from the most heavily illustrated of the book of the 15th century—the Nuremberg Chronicle.

Open to all current NYU students, coloring sheets can be picked up at the reference desk on the first floor of Bobst Library

Win a gift card to the NYU Bookstore or Starbucks (your choice)

1st Prize: $75
2nd Prize: $50
3rd Prize: $25

Winners will be announced Wednesday, October 31st on the Library social media accounts.

See page 2 for contest rules and guidelines.

New Databases: September 2018

The NYU Libraries regularly acquires new databases. Take a look at the new database we added to our collection in September 2018:

  • Films on Demand: In an increasingly flat world, an understanding of the histories, politics, cultures, and economies of different countries and regions of the globe is becoming essential to more professions than ever before. This large collection contains critically acclaimed documentaries and feature programming on some of the world’s fastest-growing countries, such as China, India, Russia, and Brazil, as well as major regions including Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and more.
  • Geriatrics Care Online provides information created to ensure that all health care professionals have the latest research on caring for older adults.
  • American Founding Era:  Rotunda’s Founding Era Collection is an integrated research environment that covers the correspondence of a number of key figures from America’s founding era.

Closing Event – Oct. 9 | The Unflinching Eye: The Symbols of David Wojnarowicz

Panel Discussion & Reception:
Tuesday, October 9th, 6:30-8:30 PM

Bobst Library, 3rd Floor, 70 Washington Square South

The summer of 2018 offered a slew of exhibitions, programs, new publications, and criticism surrounding the work of David Wojnarowicz. The Whitney Museum’s retrospective, History Keeps Me Awake at Night, was the epicenter of activities, with several concurrent exhibitions elsewhere, including PPOW Gallery’s Soon All This Will Be Picturesque Ruins: The Installations of David Wojnarowicz and NYU’s The Unflinching Eye: The Symbols of David Wojnarowicz.

Photo: David Wojnarowicz work depicting sculpture of open eye with ant crawling on the eyeball.
Untitled (eye with ant), 1988. Silver gelatin print courtesy of PPOW Gallery.

To mark the closing of The Unflinching Eye, NYU’s Nicholas Martin welcomes Whitney curator David Kiehl, PPOW Co-founder Wendy Olsoff, and NYU Contributing Curator Hugh Ryan for a reflection on these disparate exhibitions, how they complement and contrast with one another, and how the events of this summer reflect and build upon Wojnarowicz’s legacy here in New York and the world over.

Panel discussion 6:30-8:00. Reception to follow.  R.S.V.P


EXHIBITION
The Unflinching Eye:
The Symbols of David Wojnarowicz

Now through October 11th, 2018
Free and open daily to the public until 11 pm

THE MAMDOUHA BOBST GALLERY
70 Washington Square South | New York | NY | 10012

NYU is grateful to the Keith Haring Foundation for its support of The Unflinching Eye.


 

Call for Submissions – 2018 Bobst Film Festival