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How to access the Architecture, Design, and Art Library collection

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While the College of Architecture and Design building, which houses the Architecture, Design, and Art Library, remains closed, the library staff will distribute physical library materials to University of Houston students and employees by mail and scanned library materials by email.  UH patrons may contact archlib@uh.edu to request materials from the collection.  Patrons not affiliated with the University of Houston should request materials from their home institution or public library.

 

 

Virtual Student Art Exhibit

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Immerse yourself in a virtual art experience from the comfort of your own home. The Architecture, Design, and Art Library presents Inspiration Intention Process by student artist Dario de Leon now on view. Viewers are able to interact with the artwork, listen to his studio play list, and more.

Biography

I  was born in 1996 in The Valley, a region comprising the southernmost lands in Texas. A place neither fully Mexican or American, but something in between. Growing up I hated any art that wasn’t a touchstone to academic standards or antiquated beyond belief. In high school I figured out that was because I just didn’t understand how to understand art that wasn’t feeding me a narrative. When I was 17 Basquiat and a national treasure of an art teacher enlightened me and here we are. This year I’m graduating with a degree in art history. I believe as an artist I have an obligation to inspire others, explore what art is and its limits, and create something larger than myself as an individual. Art is too powerful to be squandered on goals of selfish ambition, awards, and achievements; those should come as affirmations of your Intentions.

 

Student Art Exhibits

Beginning in 2008, the University of Houston Libraries hosted an annual juried exhibit of student artwork, open to all students of all classifications and majors. A jury of professionals from the Houston arts community as well as UH School of Art faculty members selected work which was mounted each spring semester at the M.D. Anderson Library. After spring 2014, the very successful program, moved to the William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art Library in order to host solo and group exhibits all year-round.

Due dates for Architecture, Design, and Art Library materials have changed

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The College of Architecture and Design building, which houses the Architecture, Design, and Art Library, is closed to the public out of concern for the safety of its students and employees.
DUE DATES FOR LIBRARY MATERIALS
All due dates for the library materials on loan have been changed until 8/31.  Patrons will not be charged late fees.  Students who have checked out library materials will not be kept from graduating, nor will they be kept from registering for classes in the fall.
IF YOU HAVE LIBRARY MATERIALS TO RETURN
Library materials may be returned to the book drop in front the M.D. Anderson Library.

How to return library materials during campus closure

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All books borrowed from the Architecture, Art, and Design Library, as well as other central campus libraries have been renewed until the end of the summer semester.  You can log into your account to check due dates.  Click on the My Account link in the upper right hand of the website.  If you find any of your books are overdue, email the library staff at archlib@uh.edu to request a renewal.

You may return library materials by mail at:

UH Libraries
ATTN:  IAS dept.
4333 University Drive
Houston, TX  77204-2000

You may also place library materials in the book drop between the Student Center and the M.D. Anderson Library  on University Drive.

Accessing Virtual Software

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Students that can’t come to campus still have access to UH Libraries’ virtual software. Below is a list all available software. Click this link to follow the steps and download.

Virtual Software:

  • Adobe Acrobat DC
  • Adobe After Effects CS6
  • Adobe Bridge CS6
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
  • Adobe Encore CS6
  • Adobe Fireworks CS6
  • Adobe Flash Builder 4.6
  • Adobe Flash Professional CS6
  • Adobe Illustrator CS6
  • Adobe InDesign CS6
  • Adobe Media Encoder CS6
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6
  • Adobe Prelude CS6
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
  • Adobe Speedgrade CS6
  • ArcCatalog 10.6
  • ArcGlobe 10.6
  • ArcMap 10.6
  • ArcScene 10.6
  • AutoCAD 2019
  • Calculator
  • EndNote X9
  • IBM SPSS Statistics 25
  • MATLAB R2018b
  • R x64 3.5.1
  • RStudio
  • StataSE 15
  • Wolfram Mathematica 11

 

Architecture, Design, and Art Library provides remote services during building closure

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The College of Architecture and Design Building is now closed to students and visitors, so the Architecture, Design, and Art Library will provide services remotely until the building reopens.

BORROWING
All library materials loaned to students, adjunct faculty members, and external borrowers have already been renewed through 5/31. All library materials loaned to full-time faculty members will be automatically renewed in April, as usual

Materials may be returned to the  drop box located in front of the M.D. Anderson Library.

COLLECTION SERVICES

Our primary video streaming service, Kanopy, is currently slow because of its unusually high usage, but they are working to restore service. We also have other platforms that stream video. Academic Video Online, AVON, and Credo’s Complete Core Collection may have content you can use. See list at https://guides.lib.uh.edu/az.php?t=23740

Content in electronic databases (articles, maps, materials, reference materials) are available via links on the library website.

RESEARCH SERVICES

The library staff will continue to provide reference and research consultations via email or phone. You may contact them directly, or by using the department email, archlib@uh.edu.

Online research guides are available at guides.libraries.uh.edu.  Search for these guides:
• Architecture resources
• Art resources
• Industrial design
• Online information literacy lessons
• Research instruction videos

Please know that we are already working with a smaller than usual staff. We can only provide scanning and consultation services between 8-5 on weekdays, at this time.

The Photographic Diptych Reception March 6th at the ADA Library

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The Architecture, Design, and Art Library proudly present the work of UH Photography & Digital Media BFA Class of 2020! On view February- April 2020. A reception will be hosted Friday, March 6th from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Always free and open to the public.

About the group exhibition:

Photographers often work in series, telling a story through multiple images. Diptychs, which pair two images together, ask us to consider both images as part of the same work. Diptychs can present slight variations on theme, look at the same thing from different perspectives or juxtapose drastically different images. The images in this exhibition, all created by the Photography and Digital Media BFA senior class, encourage us to ask: How do the two images change the meaning of each other, making the sum greater than its parts? Do the images complete each other or challenge each other?

 

This exhibition is organized by UHPDM Associate Professor Keliy Anderson-Staley in collaboration with the SPE 2020 Vision Conference.

Go on a Blind Date with a Book at the ADA Library!

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Spring 2020 Pop-Up Schedule

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The Architecture, Design, and Art Library & Blaffer Art Museum proudly announces their new pop-up schedule this spring! Now in multiple locations.

The pop-up library program began in 2018 to introduce students to two-on campus resources that never knew existed. Each pop-up consists of curated art books available for check-out, museum catalogs for sale, and fun engaging activities.

POP UP ART LIBRARY & BOOK SALE

FRIDAY-02/07: 10AM-12PM @Blaffer’s Café

(Find our table at FIRST FRIDAY STUDIO SESSIONS, participate in art making activities, hands-on workshop on archival film, go on a free tour, snack, and the first 14 couples that show up will receive a free Valentine’s Day’s mystery bag.)

WEDNESDAY-02/12: 10AM-12PM @Fine Arts Building/ 3rd Floor

(Play “Blind Date with a Book”, snack, and enter for a chance to win a raffle prize.)

THURSDAY-02/27: 2PM-5PM @Fine Arts Building/ 4th Floor  

(Spin the wheel, win prizes, snack, and browse our fine collection of art books, supplies & catalogs.)

FRIDAY-03/06: 10AM-12PM @Blaffer’s Café

(Find our table at FIRST FRIDAY STUDIO SESSIONS, participate in art making activities, go on a free tour, snack, and browse through a selection of art books & catalogs.)

THURSDAY-03/19: 12PM-2PM @M.D. Anderson Library/ Outside Front Doors

(“First Day of Spring” activities, snack, and browse through a selection of fine art books & catalogs.)

THURSDAY-04/02: 4PM-6PM @Fine Arts Courtyard/RED BLOCK BASH 

(Find our table at RED BLOCK BASH art festival, free food, art making activities, tours, entertainment, games, raffle & prizes.)

FRIDAY-04/03: 10AM-12PM @Blaffer’s Café

(Find our table at FIRST FRIDAY STUDIO SESSIONS, participate in art making activities, go on a free tour, snack, and browse through a selection of art books & catalogs.)

THURSDAY-04/23: 12PM-2PM @Cullen Family Plaza Fountain & Reflection Pool

(“National Picnic Day” activities, snack, relax, and browse through a selection of fine art books & catalogs.)

FRIDAY-05/01: 10AM-12PM @Blaffer’s Café

(Find our table at FIRST FRIDAY STUDIO SESSIONS, participate in art making activities, go on a free tour, snack, relax, and browse through a selection of art books & catalogs.)

New Rare Exhibits On View

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Welcome to the roaring twenties! Visitors at the Architecture, Design, and Art Library will be able to view two new rare books exhibits featuring several works relevant to the 1920’s in celebration of the new decade!

On the first floor south wing exhibit case there are selections from our Franzheim Rare Books Room that contain key components of the development in modernist architecture, art and design. The books on display include a copy of Corbusier’s The Modular and an issue of Derrier Le Mirroir featuring a Kandinsky cover.

On the upper mezzanine display case visitors may find illustrations of cheery dancing figures by the famous belle époque caricaturist, SEM, from the volume White Bottoms.

To view the rest of this—one of a kind portfolio, contact Catherine Essinger at cwessinger@uh.edu for an appointment.

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