UCLA Arts Library Architecture and Design Blog Archive (2009-11)

Archive for July, 2011

Little Tokyo Design Week!

Friday, July 15th, 2011

July 14-17, 2011
Little Tokyo Design Week,

featuring work of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design faculty and students.

Check out the schedule of UCLA events!

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Archive for April, 2011

Archinect v3.0 announced

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Archinect recently announced the launch the third generation ofarchinect.com. More information about the launch is available from their news column, “Welcome to Archinect v3.0!”

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SCI-Arc Review reviewed in Archinect School Blogs

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Check out the latest contribution from the UCLA blogger in the Archinect School Blogs: it’s a Review of a SCI-Arc Review.

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Materials ConneXion Trial

Monday, April 18th, 2011

The Arts Library has arranged for a one week trial of the Materials ConneXion database of new and innovative building materials. Anyone on the UCLA campus can access the database by going directly to the login page using this link:


Students and faculty can access the Materials ConneXion database from off campus by creating a free Personal Account. A Personal Account can also be used on campus and offers certain benefits and advanced features. For instance, students and faculty can save materials they have researched by “tagging” them. Use this link to create a personal account. A valid school email address must be used as a username.

I’d recommend using the “Advanced Search” to explore new materials inMaterial ConneXion’s improved interface.

Access to the database will be fairly costly, so I’d like your feedback as to whether you think it a valuable addition to our collection. If I don’t receive any feedback, I’ll assume you’re not interested and will not purchase access. Please let me know what you think!

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Archive for March, 2011

What’s going on in the Arts Library stacks?

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

We’re trying to get rid of the “overflow” section!

The regular sized “overflow” shelves have been moved from the first floor of the stacks up to the third floor (the entrance level), next to the Circulation Desk. The oversized “overflow” section has been eliminated and remaining oversized books from overflow are now on book trucks. We are shifting the oversize stacks and integrating the overflow books during the process.

The “Courtesy Hold” shelves have been relocated behind the Circulation Desk.

We continue to store lower use titles and back runs of periodicals and hope to eventually eliminate the “overflow” section all together.

Please bear with us during the transition!

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Design|Media Arts Prof. Eddo Stern in ARTnews

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Artist and programmer Eddo Stern’s gamer-inspired animations displayed in February at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston received a mention in “Let the Games Begin: Artists are designing or adapting video games to comment on politics, art, and games themselves,” by Carolina A. Miranda, in ARTnews, April 2011, p. 78-85.)

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Sylvia Lavin honored by American Academy of Arts and Letters

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Architecture and Urban Design Professor Sylvia Lavin has received a 2011 Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The award acknowledges American educators who explore ideas in architecture. The winners were chosen from a group of 30 architects nominated by members of the Academy, an honor society of 250 architects, composers, artists, and writers.

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New Online Interior Design Journal Available to UCLA Users

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

UCLA Users now have online access to a new journal: Interiors : design, architecture, culture.

This Journal attempts to bring together the best critical work on the analysis of all types of spaces, and aims to investigate the complexities of the interior environment’s history, orchestration and composition, and its impact on the inhabitant from a trans-disciplinary perspective.

Interiors aims to challenge divisions between theory and practice, and seeks to be a place of inspiration and information for practitioners, historians and theorists of the interior.

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Archive for February, 2011

ARTstor Mobile

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The ARTstor Digital Library is now accessible to registered ARTstor users through the iPad, iPhone, and the iPod Touch, providing read-only features such as searching and browsing, zooming, and viewing saved image groups. ARTstor also introduced the Flashcard View for ARTstor Mobile, which allows users to test their knowledge by viewing the image without textual information, and then flipping the image to reveal the image record. This new view can be found under the “Views” menu as “Flashcard.” ARTstor Mobile is only available through the Safari browser, just go tohttp://library.artstor.org from your mobile device. For more details, visit our Help page at http://help.artstor.org/wiki/index.php/ARTstor_Mobile.

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FORM VIDEO INTERVIEW: Thom Mayne on Inspiration

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

FORM now gives you Enhanced Issue Content at FORMmag.net. Issues will link to video, images, and additional content that did not fit into the print edition.

The Wednesday, February 9, 2011 issue links to a video interview on inspiration with Thom Mayne and publisher/architect Ann Gray, a surprise visit to his Morphosis LA gallery, and SCI-Arc’s 2010 Graduate Thesis work.

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HyperCities Egypt Featured on NBC LA

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

An NBC news crew visited UCLA to do a story about HyperCities Egypt and the story was featured on NBC LA. The story contains a video interview with Yoh Kawano explaining the project.

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White Paper examines how intellectual property law impacts the rapidly maturing technology of 3D printing

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

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Archive for January, 2011

UCLA’s game lab in the news

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

The Daily Bruin featured an article about the Design | Media Arts Department’s game lab.

UCLA’s game lab, headed by Design | Media Arts Professor Eddo Stern, lets Bruins take the video-game medium to new places.

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Book Collection Competition

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

The UCLA Library Announces the Sixty-third Annual Robert B. and Blanche Campbell Book Collection Competition, with over $5000 in prizes available. See http://www2.library.ucla.edu/campbell/index.cfm for more information and a link to the application form.

Application deadline: February 25, 2011

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Good Design 2010

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

The Chicago Athenaum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies recently announced the 2010 Good Design Award recipients.

Over 500 awards were given to designers and manufacturers in fields such as building products / materials, graphics / identity / packaging, electronics, environments, floor and wall coverings, furniture, lighting, office products, robotics / bionics, textiles, transportation, and more.

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MADCAD database trial

Monday, January 24th, 2011

We now have trial access to MADCAD.com, until 02/07/2011.

To access MADCAD, simply go to:
from workstations on the campus network (or through the VPN or proxy server).

Here is a description of MADCAD:

“MADCAD.com is the only web-based subscription service that provides online access to a searchable database of building codes and standards from all major content providers in HTML format.

MADCAD.com users can:

- access codes and standards online 24/7 – no downloads or installations are required!
- create custom subscriptions
- share concurrency based access with their co-workers
- perform full-text keyword searches within a single book, selected books, or the entire eLibrary
- navigate efficiently with cross-referenced hyperlinks
- copy and paste excerpts into reports
- find state amendments and building products

MADCAD.com provides online access to more than 20,000 codes and standards from the following publishers:

  • ASCE [American Society of Civil Engineers]
  • ASHRAE [American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers]
  • ASME [American Society of Mechanical Engineers]
  • ASTM [ASTM International]
  • BHMA [Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association]
  •  IAPMO [International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials]
  • ICC [International Code Council]
  • IEEE [Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers]
  •  NFPA [National Fire Protection Association]
  • CA state codes”

Please let me know what you think of this resource!

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Professor Deborah Landis featured in the Daily Bruin

Monday, January 24th, 2011

The Daily Bruin featured an article about a workshop at a film school in Cuba led by Professor Deborah Landis, founding director of UCLA’s Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design.
Costume design Professor Deborah Landis fashions workshop from history and student experiences while teaching in Cuba.

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Archive for December, 2010

Casey Fashion Plate Collection Online

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Over 6,200 hand-colored, finely detailed fashion illustrations produced between 1780 and 1880 for British and American fashion magazines have been digitzed by the Los Angeles Public Library. The plates depict fashionable styles of dress for men, women and children, and constitute valuable source material on the history of dress during this period in history.

Click on this link for an index of all the plates available or browse the collection.

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Annual holiday closure

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

UCLA campus libraries, including the Arts Library, will be closed from Saturday, December 18, 2010, through Sunday, January 2, 2011. Online resources will be available during the closure, but email inquiries and interlibrary loan, recall, document delivery, and SRLF (storage) requests submitted during the closure dates will not be processed until after January 2; email and online reference services will also not be available during the closure. Materials can be renewed online during this period, although due dates have been changed so that no items will be due during the closure. Further details are available on the Web page at <http://www.library.ucla.edu/holiday-closure>.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Please plan your library usage accordingly, and contact me before December 17 if you have questions or need assistance.

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