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  • William Morris: Textiles and Wallpaper

    New York | Dates: 03 Feb – 20 Jul, 2014
    William Morris (1834–1896) is acknowledged as the leader of the British Arts and Crafts movement of the second half of the nineteenth century. His enterprise, originally founded as Morris, Marshall, Faulkner, and Company in 1861, became Morris & Company in 1875. They produced a variety of decorative arts, with textiles and wallpapers comprising a large portion of their artistic output. In 1923, the Metropolitan acquired the institution's first examples from the oeuvre of Morris & Company, and a selection of these are shown in this installation. According to the printed company logo on the selvages, the printed textiles bought that year were produced after Morris & Company moved to Hanover Square, London, in 1917. Like the printed textiles, the wallpapers and the woven fabrics were probably produced later than their original design date, attesting to their perennial appeal.
  • Getty Publications Launches Virtual Library, Providing Free Online Access to Hundreds of Backlist Titles

    Dates: 03 Feb, 2014
    Getty Publications has launched a Virtual Library, providing free online access to more than 250 of its backlist titles. The books are available to read online or download as PDFs.

    The publications, the earliest of which dates from 1966, span the Getty’s rich publishing history, and include collection catalogues that highlight masterpieces from Getty collections, translations of groundbreaking texts on the visual arts, essential works of art historical research, exhibition catalogues, journals, and publications that serve as key resources in the conservation of the world’s cultural heritage. The Virtual Library includes titles published by the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Research Institute. Titles will be added to the Virtual Library on an ongoing basis.

    The titles are fully searchable and most of them are accompanied by a description, a table of contents, and author biographies. Links are provided to help locate a print edition in a local library through WorldCat and to purchase books that are still available for sale.

  • CFP: Descriptions of Architecture and Interiors in Literature (Zurich, 23-24 Oct 14)

    Zurich | Dates: 03 – 28 Feb, 2014

    "A Dialogue of the Arts: The Relationship of Exterior and Interior: Descriptions of Architecture and Interiors in Literature of Early Modern Times to the Present“

    During the earlier conferences of 2010 and 2012, which dealt with „Descriptions of Architecture in Literature of Early Modern Times to the Present” respectively „Descriptions of Interior Design in Literature of Early Modern Times to the Present“, the third conference is devoted to the relationship of architectural interior and exterior aspects and this again relying on literature of different languages from Early Modern Times to the present. The first two conferences have shown us that literary descriptions of different times and languages witness the time in which they are written: They are on the one hand an important contribution for understanding the development of methods, on the other hand they can disclose new interdisciplinary dialogues. The presentations and the following publication of the foregoing conference have shown clearly that literary texts of different genres like prose, poetry, travelogues, diaries as well as letters and other categories are door openers not only for new art historian perceptions, but also can give hints to new methods of our discipline. This means not only the breaking up of the periodical conception of history of art, but also the architectural and spatial categories defined by history of art.

    These are also the intentions of the third conference, dedicated to the relation of inside and outside of architecture in literary descriptions. How far and how deep literary descriptions can scrutinize the methods of art history and in which extent this will be possible.

    Furthermore the conference is interested in papers showing new perspectives for the discipline, being able to engage and continue new dialogues for the different shifts of time and genres.

    We particularly encourage the submission of proposals that crosscut cultural contexts, present diachronic perspectives or establish relationships between different universes.

    Submissions for a 30-minute presentation and edited volume should be forwarded to the Scientific Committee, which will proceed to a peer review.

    Submissions should be sent by email to barbara.vonorelli@khist.uzh.ch until 28th February 2014, with “CFP Dialogue of the Arts 2014” as subject message;

    The abstracts should only include title and a maximum of 500 words; the  abstract must be accompanied by a different file with a curriculum vitae (maximum: 1 page), that must include personal identification elements, the submission title, academic affiliation and a selection of a maximum of 5 bibliographic references; Notification of acceptance will be announced until 28th February 2014.

  • Call for Nominations: SESAH Best of the South Award 2014

    Dates: 03 Feb – 01 Jul, 2014
    The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians seeks nominations for the Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture Award. This annual award honors a project that preserves or restores an historic building, or complex of buildings, in an outstanding manner and that demonstrates excellence in research, technique, and documentation. Projects in the twelve-state (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia) region of SESAH that were completed in 2012 or 2013 are eligible.

    Nominations should consist of no more than two typed pages of description, and be accompanied by hard copy illustrations and any other supporting material. A cover letter should identify the owner of the project, the use of the building(s), and the names of all the major participants of the project.

    Send three (3) copies to Ruben A. Acosta, 225 N 44th St Apt 529 Lincoln NE 68503.

    Deadline: July 1, 2014.
  • Chicago Expander at Archeworks: Water Workshop

    Chicago | Dates: 03 Feb – 01 Mar, 2014
    The Chicago Expander at Archeworks is a research initiative that brings together thinkers, designers and practitioners to construct new discourses on regionalism and develop new models addressing large- and small-scale urban design.

    Co-directed by Iker Gil and Antonio Petrov, the Chicago Expander workshops examine our region’s micro-geographies, boundaries, networks and systems through the lenses of energy, food, economy, water and transportation.

    Water Workshop
    This workshop will explore water as space by drawing on the geographic as a research and design paradigm. In what ways does water surpass typical boundaries of jurisdiction and governance, and impact larger geographies? How do designers engage with it spatially? With water and its possible intersections across systems central to our investigation, we will develop new design-driven strategies for reshaping region formation processes in Chicago. Individuals with diverse disciplinary backgrounds are welcome to apply.

    Dates:

    Five evening sessions (6-8pm)
    Feb 3, Feb 5, Feb 10, Feb 12 & Feb 19

    Three Saturday sessions (10am-5pm)
    Feb 8, Feb 15 & Mar 1

    Tuition: $500

    Application Deadline: January 16, 2014