Archive for the 'photography' Category

Graphic Modernism from the Baltic to the Balkans 1910 – 1935

Thursday, July 17, 2008

by S. A. Mansbach & Wojciech Jan Siemaszkiewicz

Call Number: N6758 .M354 2007

Description not available

Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional Classroom in a Book

Thursday, July 17, 2008

by The Adobe Creative Team

Call Number: TR858 .A367 2007

Visual effects and motion graphics pros of all stripes–from broadcast professionals to VFX supervisors to Web designers who need to produce occasional video segments–will welcome the dramatically accelerated features provided in the brand-new After Effects CS3 This best-selling book has been revised to cover all that’s new in this upgrade: Shape layers, which enables users to easily create and animate shapes; Puppet tool, which you can use to animate a 2D image like a marionette; powerful integration with Photoshop CS3; new support for Flash designers; the new Brainstorm panel, which lets you preview an array of different visual possibilities in one gorgeous panel; complete color management workflow; Adobe Clip Notes, which lets you attach comments directly to a composition; Adobe Device Central CS3, which lets you preview and test animations for mobile devices, and more. Designed around a single complex project that’s broken down into manageable lessons, this book-and-DVD package mimics a real-world workflow–but one that readers tackle at their own pace. The DVD contains all the lesson files and footage readers need to complete the lessons. (Description by

Perception and Imaging: Photography — A Way of Seeing

Monday, July 14, 2008

By Richard D. Zakia

Call Number: TR179 .Z34 2007

How do you experience a photograph? What do you want a viewer to feel when they look at your image?

Perception and Imaging explains how we see and what we don’t see. Relevant psychological principles will help you predict your viewer’s emotional reaction to your photographic images, giving you more power, control, and tools for communicating your desired message. Knowing how our minds work helps photographers, graphic designers, videographers, animators, and visual communicators both create and critique sophisticated works of visual art. Benefit from this insight in your work.

Topics covered in this book: gestalt grouping, memory and association, space, time, color, contours, illusion and ambiguity, morphics, personality, subliminals, critiquing photographs, and rhetoric.

  • Provocative color images demonstrate the power of visual perception
  • Photographs by Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Nathan Lyons, Lisette Model, Barbara Morgan, Man Ray, August Sander, Pete Turner, and Edward Weston
  • Paintings by Degas, Escher, Hockney, Holbein, Kandinsky, Magritte and Warhol
  • Hundreds of inspirational quotes from famous photographers, painters, and writers

Switching to a Mac For Dummies

Monday, July 14, 2008

By Arnold Reinhold

Call Number: NC998.4 .R567 2005

          • What the book covers: making the switch, picking a Mac, inventorying your existing computer, moving files from a PC to a Mac, Mac OS X for Windows users, getting your Mac online, networking, switching applications, working with the iLife suite, running Windows via Bootcamp, securing your Mac, converting your business to a Mac, troubleshooting, and more.
          • Series features: Information presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for fifteen years.

Houses of the Founding Fathers

Monday, July 14, 2008

By Hugh Howard, Roger Straus (Photographer)

Call Number: E176 .H866 2007

A riveting look at the domestic world of the Founding Fathers — their private lives, families, passions, culture, aspirations.

When they declared independence in Philadelphia in 1776, they changed the course of Western history. But the patriots—a mix of landowners, merchants, and professionals— had private lives too, quite apart from the public personae presented in textbooks. In this breathtaking volume, historian Hugh Howard and photographer Roger Straus examine the everyday lives of the Founding Fathers.

This book takes us on an eye-opening tour of 40 stately 18th-century houses. We see the mansions of such legendary figures as Jefferson, Washington, Adams, and Hamilton, along with the homes of many other signers of the Declaration of Independence or Constitution. With stops in each of the 13 colonies, the grand story of the Revolution emerges from individual domestic perspectives.

These pages are peopled with the wives, children, servants, and slaves of the Founding Fathers. Homes overlooking the sea, in busy towns, or atop mountains reveal these patriots’ tastes in architecture, furniture, and horticulture. The text is chock-full of fascinating historical details, from what George Washington ate for dinner to how Alexander Hamilton shopped for a bride.

The result is a penetrating look at the private lives of the men whose ideas ignited an insurrection against England—and who helped create the modern world.

Looking at Photographs: A Guide to Technical Terms

Friday, July 11, 2008

By Gordon Baldwin, John Harris (editor)

Call Number: TR9 .B35 1991

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

by Gavin Ambrose & Paul Harris

Call Number: NK1548 .A43 2006

Description not available.

The Fundamentals of Illustration

Thursday, July 10, 2008

by Lawrence Zeegan

Call Number: NC997 .Z44 2005

Creating great illustration work requires specialist skills and knowledge, and in addition to practical applications, this book teaches a comprehension of basic communication theory and creative strategies. It guides in understanding design, print and production processes as well as software application. By recognizing illustration as a freelance profession Fundamentals of Illustration explains best working practices appropriate to all industry sectors, including how to market and promote work effectively. (Description by


Thursday, July 10, 2008

by Gavin Ambrose and Paul Harris

Call Number Z246 .A5225 2005

Description not available

Design for the Other 90%

Thursday, July 10, 2008

by Cynthia E. Smith

Call Number: TS171.4 .D47 2007

Description not available