Use your text book, class notes, handout etc
Use respected sources to double check your information – Encyclopedias, Dictionaries etc.
Library has a wealth of information – paper and online databases.
Many online resources – always double check your information.
Search Terms – Key Words – Buzz Words
Collect key words, buzz words, search terms etc.
You may find alternative spellings or words for names and terms.
Books in KCC Library
Art : over 2,500 works from cave to contemporary Within each time period, provides examples of significant works in painting, sculpture, drawing and other media. Highlights themes that were important at various times such as nudes, landscape, still life, and love. Includes brief biographies of some artists and a "closer look" in depth for the most significant works.
· Location: Kapiolani CC: Oversize (2nd floor)
· Call Number: NX440 .A785 2008
Art history Renowned for its authorship, scholarship and pedagogy, engaging and accessible, Stokstad's Art History gives students rich cultural and social contexts for art, along with eloquent explanations of art's formal qualities and particular terminology. Presenting a broad view of art through the centuries, it introduces beginning students to the works of all artists in all media in a positive and sympathetic manner. Art History is the most comprehensive, accessible, and magnificently illustrated work of its kind.
· Location: Kapiolani CC: Oversize (2nd floor)
· Call Number: N5300 .S923 2005
Graphic design: the new basics Through visual demonstrations and concise commentary, this book shows students and professionals how to build interest and complexity around simple relationships between formal elements of two-dimensional design such as point, line, plane, scale, hierarchy, layers, and transparency. Explains the key concepts of visual language that inform any work of design from a logo or letterhead to a complex web site. It takes a fresh approach to design instruction by emphasizing visually intensive, form-based thinking in a manner that is in tune with the latest developments in contemporary media, theory, art, and technology.
· Location: Kapiolani CC: General (2nd floor)
· Call Number: NC997 .L87 2008
Meggs' history of graphic design The invention of writing - Alphabets - The Asian contribution - Illuminated manuscripts - Printing comes to Europe - The German illustrated book - Renaissance graphic design - An epoch of typographic genius - Graphic design and the industrial revolution - The Arts and Crafts Movement and its heritage - Art Nouveau - The genesis of twentieth century design - The influence of modern art - Pictorial modernism - A new language of form - The Bauhaus and the new typography - The modern movement in America - The international typographic style - The New York School - Corporate identity and visual systems - The conceptual image - National visions within a global dialogue - Postmodern design - The digital revolution and beyond.
· Location: Kapiolani CC: Oversize (2nd floor)
· Call Number: Z246 .M43 2006
ebrary is a full-text collection of over 42,900 books covering all subjects from the world's leading publishers, plus special technology to help you effectively use these online books for research. You need to download a special reader to view the books.
Google Book Search: Search for full text books online. http://books.google.com/
Similar to Google Web Search; just enter the keyword or phrase you're looking for into the Google Book Search box. Just below the search box, there is a pull down menu labeled Showing.
You can select All books, Limited preview and full view or Full view only (will show the entire book).
All books: will get you everything - little full text
Limited preview: will get you some current information.
Full view only: will give you full text but mostly historical documents.
Click on a book title and you'll see basic info about the book just like you'd see in an online catalog. You might also see a few snippets - sentences of your search term in context.
Magazines in KCC Library
American Artist: has been the leading magazine for artists for over 70 years. Covering everything from watercolor and acrylics to drawing and pastels, American Artist will bring you original artwork from top artists. Learn their techniques, and find inspiration. Every issue is packed with beautiful artwork from top artists you won’t want to miss out!
– ISSN 0002-7375 http://www.artistdaily.com/
American Craft: American Craft celebrates the modern makers who shape the world around us. Presenting unknown innovators and artistic stalwarts, American Craft connects the disparate worlds of art, industry, fashion, architecture and design, giving an entirely new voice to the craft community.
– ISSN 0194-8008 http://americancraftmag.org
Art in America: Art in America magazine creates a fascinating picture of the ever-changing art scene both in the U.S. and abroad. Each issue of Art in America magazine features everything from contemporary to classical painting, sculpture, photograph and critiques of exciting new talents and important looks.
– ISSN 0004-3214 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com
Communication Arts: Magazine includes the Design, Advertising, Illustration, Photography and Interactive annuals. You also get additional articles that are not available online covering Design trends, color predictions, and book reviews.
– ISSN 0010-3519 http://www.commarts.com
Magazines Online (listed in alphabetical order)
absolutearts.com (http://www.absolutearts.com/) Daily international art news and arts information about museums, galleries, and artists.
Aesthetica (http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/) UK culture and arts magazine. Covers literature, visual arts, music, film and theatre.
archipelago (http://www.archipelago.org/) International journal of literature, the arts, and opinion.
Art Magazine (http://www.artistportfolio.net/) Online magazine includes artist portfolios, articles, reviews, and more.
Art Newspaper (http://www.theartnewspaper.com/) Publishes news affecting the visual arts and culture worldwide. Part of a network with correspondents in more than 30 countries.
Art Papers (http://artpapers.org/) Selected articles from magazine focusing on contemporary art as a socially engaged discourse.
Art Times (http://www.arttimesjournal.com/) Literary journal and resource for the fine and performing arts.
Artforum (http://www.artforum.com/) Offers news and critiques of exhibitions in the visual arts, as well as critics' picks, interviews, archives, and events calendar.
artnet (http://www.artnet.com/) Insider's guide to the art market with daily news, reviews & features, and the Price Database - archive of fine art auction results worldwide.
Artnow Online (http://www.artnowonline.com/) Magazine featuring international galleries, artists, events, museums, art fairs and biennials.
Arts & Opinion (http://www.artsandopinion.com/) Explores contemporary issues and publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and reviews of books, film, music, art, theater.
Arts Editor (http://www.artseditor.com/index.shtml) Boston based monthly covering the visual, literary, and musical arts.
Arts Journal (http://www.artsjournal.com/) Daily arts news from more than 200 newspapers, magazines and e-publications.
Atopia (http://www.atopia.tk/) Multilingual webzine for philosophy, literature, arts and politics.
Bomb (http://www.bombsite.com/) Find interviews between artists, writers, musicians, directors and actors.
Culturekiosque (http://www.culturekiosque.com/) European arts and culture magazine and travel guide, with news, reviews, interviews and travel event calendar.
culturevulture.net (http://www.culturevulture.net/) Reviews and commentary on art, architecture, books, dance, movies, opera, television, and theater.
Exquisite Corpse (http://www.corpse.org/) Art and culture journal featuring poetry, short stories, essays, gallery, and more.
Frieze (http://www.frieze.com/) European contemporary art and culture magazine. Includes essays, reviews, columns and Art Fair that features over 150 contemporary art galleries in the world.
Identity Theory (http://www.identitytheory.com/) Online magazine of literature, music, film, social justice, and art.
Juxtapoz (http://www.juxtapoz.com/) Online version of well known pop-art magazine.
naked punch review (http://www.nakedpunch.com/) Engaged review of contemporary art and thought. Collaboration of thinkers and artists residing in different cities of the world.
Nat Creole (http://www.natcreole.com/) Online magazine offering an entertaining perspective on the literature, politics, art and music of contemporary global culture.
New Yorker (http://www.newyorker.com/) Premier magazine featuring in-depth reporting on politics and culture, fiction and poetry, book and film reviews, humor and cartoons, more.
nthposition (http://www.nthposition.com/) Free online magazine with politics & opinion, travel writing, fiction & poetry, reviews & interviews, more.
Other Voices (http://www.othervoices.org/index.php) Journal of cultural criticism, publishing essays, interviews, translations and reviews in the arts and humanities.
PopMatters (http://popmatters.com/) International magazine of cultural criticism covering music, television, films, books, video games, computer software, theatre, the visual arts, and the Internet.
Ralph (http://www.ralphmag.org/) Review of arts, literature, philosophy and the humanities.
Scene 360 (http://scene360.com/) Online film and arts magazine, which profiles and interviews artists, web designers, filmmakers, and poets with a focus on their career and analysis of the driving forces behind their work.
Internet Resources (Selected)
Emergency of Advertising in America: http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/eaa/ 1850 - 1920 (EAA) presents over 9,000 images, with database information, relating to the early history of advertising in the United States. The materials, drawn from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University, provide a significant and informative perspective on the early evolution of this most ubiquitous feature of modern American Business and culture.
History of Graphic Design: http://www.designhistory.org/ An Outline of Graphic Design History Lectures covering the Development of Symbols, Typography, Advertising, Books, Posters, The Bauhaus and the 20th Century Avant Garde, Digital/Computer Design.
Museum of Online Museums: http://www.coudal.com/moon/ The galleries are updated continuously, and new exhibitions are hung each quarter.
The Victorian Web (Design): http://www.victorianweb.org/art/design/index.html Site is the www translation of Brown University's Context 61, which serves as a resources for courses on Victorian literature.
Constructivism (Art): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constructivism_(art)
El (Elizar or Lazar or Eliezer) Marcovich Lissitzky - http://www.ibiblio.org/eldritch/el/el.html
Aleksander Mikhailovich Rodchenko - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Rodchenko
Filippo Tommaso Emilio Marinetti - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filippo_Tommaso_Marinetti
Umberto Boccioni - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umberto_Boccioni
Marcel Duchamp - http://www.marcelduchamp.net/
Kurt Schwitters - http://www.artchive.com/artchive/S/schwitters.html
Herbert Bayer - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Bayer
László Moholy-Nagy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laszlo_Moholy-Nagy
De Stijl: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Stijl
Piet Mondrian - http://www.pietmondrian.org/piet-mondrian.php
Theo van Doesburg - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theo_van_Doesburg