• Chihuly: On Color and Form

    Chihuly: On Color and Form

    Taragin, Davira Spiro

    "As we look back at a career of more than fifty years and counting, we realize that Chihuly's five best-known series--the BASKETS, SEAFORMS, MACCHIA, PERSIANS, and VENETIANS, which were created sequentially in rapid succession over an eleven-year period from 1977 through 1988--were the ones that really defined his aesthetic and effected the most dramatic change in the centuries-old medium of glass. By allowing gravity, centrifugal forces, and fire to determine form rather than forcing the material during the blowing process to assume the symmetrical format previously characteristic of glass objects, Chihuly moved glass from being a material long associated with the decorative arts to a tool for creating sculpture and an idiom for contemporary expression. And while doing this, he continued to interject the medium into the post-World War II dialogue of Process Art."--Introduction page 5.

    Format: Book - 2019 First edition

    Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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  • Dee Dee Does Utopia

    Dee Dee Does Utopia

    Lawrence, Deborah Faye

    Format: Book - 2008

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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  • Deborah Lawrence Shows Images From 'Dee Dee Does Utopia' at Central Library

    Deborah Lawrence Shows Images From 'Dee Dee Does Utopia' at Central Library

    Lawrence, Deborah Faye

    Seattle artist Deborah Faye Lawrence discussed and showed images from "Dee-Dee Does Utopia" July 14, 2008 at the Central Library. In her new book, Lawrence presents a series of collages that explore popular concepts of the sublime. For the project, she combined images and texts to illuminate the results of a survey she conducted in November of 2004. "Bibliotopia," a piece of artwork featured in the book, will be on display in the Central Library. Prompted by her own dismay at recent political events, the artist sent a mass e-mail posing the question, "What does utopia look like to you?" This volume brings elements from the responses together with other historical and literary utopian models. The imagery links many ideas of idealized environments--from the natural to the fabricated--layered in surprising formations and integrated with text that evokes medieval illuminated manuscripts. The volume's end papers contain the entire 14,500-word corpus of utopic description supplied by 200 respondents to the question, "What does utopia look like?" More than an artist monograph or catalog, the book is Lawrence's satirical commentary on current events, popular culture and art history. This event is co-presented by the FriendShop. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

    Format: Website or Online Data - 2008

    Holds: 0 on 1 copy

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  • Double Exposure: Edward S. Curtis, Marianne Nicholson, Tracy Rector, Will Wilson

    Double Exposure: Edward S. Curtis, Marianne Nicholson, Tracy Rector, Will Wilson

    Brotherton, Barbara

    Format: Book - 2018

    Holds: 0 on 12 copies

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  • Evergreen Muse: The Art of Elizabeth Colborne

    Evergreen Muse: The Art of Elizabeth Colborne

    Martin, David F.

    Format: Book - 2011

    Holds: 2 on 2 copies

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  • Figure to Field: The Art of Jacqueline Barnett

    Figure to Field: The Art of Jacqueline Barnett

    Kangas, Matthew

    Format: Book - 2016

    Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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  • George Tsutakawa

    George Tsutakawa

    Kingsbury, Martha

    Format: Book - 1990

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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  • The Hope of Another Spring: Takuichi Fujii, Artist and Wartime Witness

    The Hope of Another Spring: Takuichi Fujii, Artist and Wartime Witness

    Johns, Barbara

    Takuichi Fujii (18911964) left Japan in 1906 to make his home in Seattle, where he established a business, started a family, and began his artistic practice. When war broke out between the United States and Japan, he and his family were incarcerated along with the more than 100,000 ethnic Japanese located on the West Coast. Sent to detention camps at Puyallup, Washington, and then Minidoka in Idaho, Fujii documented his daily experiences in words and art. "The Hope of Another Spring" reveals the rare find of a large and heretofore unknown collection of art produced during World War II. The centerpiece of the collection is Fujiis illustrated diary that historian Roger Daniels has called the most remarkable document created by a Japanese American prisoner during the wartime incarceration. Barbara Johns presents Takuichi Fujiis life story and his artistic achievements within the social and political context of the time. Sandy Kita, the artists grandson, provides translations and an introduction to the diary. This is a significant contribution to Asian American studies, American and regional history, and art history.

    Format: Book - 2017

    Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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  • Barbara Johns Discusses "The Hope of Another Spring"

    Barbara Johns Discusses "The Hope of Another Spring"

    Johns, Barbara

    Takuichi Fujii (1891-1964) left Japan in 1906 to make his home in Seattle, where he established a business, started a family, and began his artistic practice. When war broke out between the United States and Japan, he and his family were incarcerated along with the more than 100,000 ethnic Japanese located on the West Coast. Sent to detention camps at Puyallup, Washington, and then Minidoka in Idaho, Fujii documented his daily experiences in words and art. "The Hope of Another Spring" reveals the rare find of a large and heretofore unknown collection of art produced during World War II. The centerpiece of the collection is Fujii's illustrated diary that historian Roger Daniels has called the most remarkable document created by a Japanese American prisoner during the wartime incarceration. Barbara Johns presents Takuichi Fujii's life story and his artistic achievements within the social and political context of the time. Sandy Kita, the artist's grandson, provides translations and an introduction to the diary. This is a significant contribution to Asian American studies, American and regional history, and art history. Barbara Johns, Ph.D., is a Seattle-based art historian and curator. She is the author of Signs of Home: The Paintings and Wartime Diary of Kamekichi Tokita.Tom Ikeda is the founding Executive Director of Densho. He is a Sansei (third generation Japanese American) who was born and raised in Seattle. Tom's parents and grandparents were incarcerated during World War II at Minidoka, Idaho. In addition to leading Densho for the past 20 years, Tom has conducted over 220 video-recorded, oral history interviews with Japanese Americans. He has received numerous awards for his historical contributions, including the Microsoft Alumni Foundation Integral Fellows Award and the Humanities Washington Award for outstanding achievement in the public humanities.This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

    Format: Website or Online Data - 2017

    Holds: 0 on 1 copy

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  • Invocation of Beauty: The Life and Photography of Soichi Sunami

    Invocation of Beauty: The Life and Photography of Soichi Sunami

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    Format: Book - 2018

    Holds: 1 on 9 copies

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