In an effort to make the Art & Architecture Library as accessible to patrons as possible (well, within reason!), we have just implemented a new set of loan policies that, among other things, extends the student borrowing period from 7 days to 28 days.
See the details on our Access and Circulation Policies page.
An article in The Guardian from September asks some intriguing questions about how photographs (particularly the snapshot or news-photo sort) can gain meaning beyond their original contexts, and how they, every so often, make the transition from document to art. And what an interesting reference to Pieter Breugel's Fall of Icarus.
Following on the heels of a major national traveling exhibition, “Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans,” which justly celebrates this landmark of American 20th century photography, the Art & Architecture Library has opened “More Than Robert Frank’s The Americans: American Photography in 1960.” While the “Looking In” exhibition provided much additional information about Frank and The Americans, the fact of the exhibition—and its 506-page catalog—encourages us to assume that
If you can't get to the Art & Architecture Library reference desk in person, try contacting a librarian via Meebo. The Ask a Librarian chat box is on the Library's home page; if the icon is green, the librarian is online!