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Four Decades Lagoon Cycle

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Four Decades Intro.

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Four Decades: Selections from the Helen and Newton Harrison Papers

Now on view at the Art & Architecture Library:

American Art, Post-1900: Introduction

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Device Circle (1959)
Jasper Johns (1930– )

Big Art Library News: New Loan Policy!

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.

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The Meaning of a Photograph

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.


New Exhibition at the Art & Architecture Library Focuses on American Photography Culture in 1960

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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


Ask an Art Librarian via Meebo!

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!

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The Americans Case 4: The Marton Archive: William Mortensen and Walker Evans Cross Paths

The Marton Archive:
William Mortensen and Walker Evans Cross Paths


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