Archive for July, 2010

Book Art Installation

Friday, July 30th, 2010

The new Walnut Creek Public Library lobby features an installation by UCLA Design|Media Arts professor Christian Moeller’s. “Shhh…Portrait in 12 Volumes of Gray,” is composed of 3,960 books and displays the image of a woman’s face as she makes a “shhh” signal.

Thom Mayne to design building at Cornell

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Award-winning Distinguished Architecture and Urban Design Professor Thom Mayne, has been commissioned to design a new building at Cornell University, with his architecture firm, Morphosis. The 100,000-square-foot William H. Gates Hall will bring together several units of the Faculty of Computing and Information Science in a collaborative working and learning environment.

UCLA Architecture and Urban Design faculty to exhibit at the Venice Biennale

Friday, July 30th, 2010

A recent announcement states that a number of UCLA faculty members will be participating in the 2010 Biennale di Venezia, including AUD Chair and Professor Hitoshi Abe, Distinguished Professor Thom Mayne, Professors Dana Cuff, Craig Hodgetts, Greg Lynn, Mark Mack, Assistant Professor Heather Roberge, Adjunct Associate Professor Roger Sherman, Lecturer Georgina Huljich, and Visiting Professors Peter Ebner and Sou Fujimoto.

Announcing Studioplex

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Studioplex, a new share webiste led by UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Assistant Professor Heather Roberge has recently been unveiled. Architecture faculty and students are invited to submit architectural design projects created within a studio context in the past 12 months. The site is organized into four levels: Studios, Schools, Projects, and Exhibitions.

Design|Media Arts Professor Rebeca Méndez has been awarded The Arctic Circle 2010 Art Residency

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Rebeca Mendez, professor in the Department of Design|Media Arts, has been awarded an art residency from the Arctic Circle to join an expedition to the High Arctic Oct. 7-24, 2010. A group of 18 artists, scientists, architects and educators will work collaboratively aboard an ice-class vessel in Svalbard, an international territory near the North Pole.

Atelier Hitoshi Abe exhibition at SCI-Arc Gallery

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

len-tic-u-lar-is, a new exhibition by Los Angeles and Sendai-based architecture firm Atelier Hitoshi Abe (AHA), will be on view from July 30 to September 12, 2010 in the SCI-Arc Gallery.

SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss and Prof. Hitoshi Abe, Chair of the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design and SCI-Arc alum, will discuss len-tic-u-lar-is on Friday, July 30, 2010 at 7pm.

Exhibition opening reception follows the discussion.

I.D. : Magazine of International Design has ceased

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Back in December 2009 it was announced that I.D. : Magazine of International Design would cease publication after the January 2010 issue. The library’s copies of this magazine have now been bound and are shelved in the stacks: no issues are left in the Current Periodical Stacks.

Re-imagining the future of Los Angeles

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Several architecture firms, including UCLA’s cityLAB were recently selected by Newsweek Magazine to propose how Los Angeles will live, work, commute, and play in the year 2030.

Check out the “The Future of Work” submissions.

Print Reserves returning to the Arts Library

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Beginning in fall 2010, Arts print reserves will return to the Arts Library.

Arts print reserves had been housed in the College Library during the 2009/2010 academic year, due to the reduction in branch library hours. Faculty and students requested the return of reserves to the Arts Library and this request has been approved.

ARTstor Tips

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Register for an ARTstor user account

Did you know ARTstor provides additional tools and features to registered users? Registered users can save and organize ARTstor images into groups in their ARTstor accounts; these saved image groups can be exported as a PowerPoint 2007 file for classroom presentations. Saved groups can also be shared with other users at your institution through a stable URL link. Once you create an ARTstor account, you can also add searchable annotations to individual images in the record’s Notes field with rich formatted text — including links to external websites.

Registered users can access ARTstor remotely for up to 120 days at a time. If you have already created an account, you can reset the 120 day remote access period by simply logging into your ARTstor account from a workstation on campus.

Personal Collections

Personal Collections allow instructor-level users to integrate their own personal images with those in the ARTstor Digital Library. Instructors may create their own Personal Collection in ARTstor by uploading images onto ARTstor’s image servers. In this way, instructors can use their own images alongside ARTstor images – viewing, searching, saving them into groups, and sharing them with students and colleagues.

If you are an instructor at UCLA, you may request instructor-level privileges when you register for an ARTstor user account.