Special Offer: The Drawings of Abraham Bloemaert: Supplement by Jaap Bolten

— Master Drawings — Volume 55, Number 1 March 2017 The Drawings of Abraham Bloemaert: Supplement by Jaap Bolten SPECIAL OFFER $35 with free shipping Offer valid until 15 January 2017*   The issue is a supplement to the author’s 2007 catalogue raisonné of Bloemaert’s drawings. Order at www.masterdrawings.org *Thereafter $45 plus postage Continue reading Special Offer: The Drawings of Abraham Bloemaert: Supplement by Jaap Bolten

Electronic Resources Consortiums: Do You Participate? / Susan Flanagan

In this post, I’d like us to discuss electronic databases in art libraries and how we acquire them. In future posts, I’ll cover other electronic resources issues. Here at the Getty Research Institute, we were fortunate to join SCELC http://www.scelc.org  a consortium of nonprofit academic and research institutes in 1986. Originally called Southern California Electronic Library Consortium, it is now incorporated as SCELC, which expanded … Continue reading Electronic Resources Consortiums: Do You Participate? / Susan Flanagan

The Charleston Acquisitions Conference and the publication “Against the Grain” / Leslie Abrams

As a former colleague of founder Katina Strauch, I have closely watched the evolution of the Charleston Acquisitions Conference http://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/ for the past 36 years as it has become the premiere venue to learn and connect with library professionals about all things related to acquisitions, collection development, and collection management. Held annually since 1980, the conference was conceptualized to allow a free and open exchange … Continue reading The Charleston Acquisitions Conference and the publication “Against the Grain” / Leslie Abrams

Focus on Rare Books at the PMA / Mary Wassermann

Librarians at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Library and Archives have had the pleasure of significantly enriching our rare holdings in recent years. These efforts dovetail with the museum’s larger goals to foster connections between its diverse collections and to encourage greater audience engagement with all of the museum’s offerings. Here are some notable acquisitions for your enjoyment!Books and archival materials related to the Philadelphia … Continue reading Focus on Rare Books at the PMA / Mary Wassermann

Curated Donation from Thea Westreich and Ethan Wagner increases Brooklyn Museum Libraries’ Holdings on Contemporary and Modern Art / Giana Ricci

This past summer the Brooklyn Museum Libraries received the latest installment of an ongoing major donation from renowned art collectors Thea Westreich and Ethan Wagner. As the 2016-2018 NYARC Kress Fellow, I was given the exciting task of accessioning, cataloging, and documenting this fascinating collection that predominantly pertains to modern and contemporary art from around the world. Spending time with each book and assessing its … Continue reading Curated Donation from Thea Westreich and Ethan Wagner increases Brooklyn Museum Libraries’ Holdings on Contemporary and Modern Art / Giana Ricci

Fortunato Depero’s “Depero Futurista” facsimile Kickstarter campaign / Steve Kroeter, Designers & Books

The Kickstarter campaign for The Bolted Book facsimile is now live: HERE Fortunato Depero’s 1927 book, Depero Futurista—also known as The Bolted Book—is widely recognized as a tour de force of avant-garde book-making. For those of you who believe in the value of facsimile editions, my colleagues at Designers & Books and I are happy to announce that today we are launching a campaign on Kickstarter … Continue reading Fortunato Depero’s “Depero Futurista” facsimile Kickstarter campaign / Steve Kroeter, Designers & Books

Mullen Books Announces Occasional Catalog / Kevin Mullen

Mullen Books, of Columbia, PA announces the posting of a Fall Sale catalogue on their website. The catalogue presents over 200 esoteric items noteworthy for their scarcity and price. ARLIS/NA members are encouraged to download the catalogue from our website and spend some quality time with some quality offerings! Mullen Books specializes in books on the humanities, with a 25 year emphasis on the arts. … Continue reading Mullen Books Announces Occasional Catalog / Kevin Mullen

Fortunato Depero website / Steve Kroeter (swk@design101.com)

My colleagues at Designers & Books and I are happy to announce the launch of the website http://www.boltedbook.com While many people are aware of the Italian Futurists, it is not unusual at all for the work of Fortunato Depero not to be well known, even among the very knowledgeable. New Yorker art critic Peter Schjeldahl said that for him Depero’s work at the Guggenheim’s Futurist exhibition was, … Continue reading Fortunato Depero website / Steve Kroeter (swk@design101.com)

Recent Acquisitions at the Frick Art Reference Library / Deborah Kempe

Please find enclosed a link- http://recentacquisitionsfricklibrary.tumblr.com/ – to a new Tumblr blog ‘Recent Acquisitions at the Frick Art Reference Library,’ which is based on presentations by Frick library staff as part of the NYARC Open House series on August 5, 2016. The selected highlights represent changes and developing strengths in the collecting policies at the Frick Art Reference Library. The blog is illustrated with photographs … Continue reading Recent Acquisitions at the Frick Art Reference Library / Deborah Kempe

A Brief Look at an Art Library DDA Program / Mary Seem

Since September of 2013 the Frick Art Reference Library has been providing its readers with access to ebooks through EBL on a demand-driven basis. Nearly three years of usage has provided some perspective on how this program has performed and ways in which it has impacted the use of the Frick’s collection. Numerous webinars and eforums have focused on ebook usage such as a recent … Continue reading A Brief Look at an Art Library DDA Program / Mary Seem