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Library Request Form Now Available

General Announcements, New Resource, New Service

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library continues to be closed until further notice, but we’ll continue to mail out books and scan pages on demand.

For this reason, we’ve created a temporary library request form that is now available.

Only items from our collection are eligible. Items from other libraries, please visit here.

Shipments are made weekly with limited staffing. We appreciate your patience.

For questions, please email us at archlib@uh.edu.

Virtual Student Art Exhibit

General Announcements, New Resource, Special Event or Display

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.

Accessing Virtual Software

General Announcements, New Resource

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

 

Spring 2020 Pop-Up Schedule

General Announcements, New Resource, Special Event or Display

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

General Announcements, New Resource, Special Event or Display

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.

Books & Bites with Donna Kacmar

General Announcements, New Resource, New Service, Special Event or Display

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library welcomes you on Friday, February 7th for a discussion for architects & designers.

Donna Kacmar will give a presentation about her experience researching, writing, and publishing Victor Lundy: Artist Architect. 

There will also be an array of selected material from the Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, Architectural Archives, and general collection.

Everyone who is interested in learning about researching & publishing are welcome to attend. The doors will open at 5pm with light refreshments and at 5:30 Donna’s presentation will follow.

Books & Bites: Michael Kubo

General Announcements, New Resource, Special Event or Display

The CoAD and the ADA Library proudly announce their new collaboration :

The event will feature Michael Kubo who will be discussing the research process & publishing of his new book Imaging the Modern : Architecture and Urbanism of the Pittsburgh Renaissance in hope of encouraging research participation. A small reception will follow, so come on and have a bite with us!

Date: November 1st

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Venue: The Architecture, Design, and Art Library

New Art & Design Supplies

General Announcements, New Resource, New Service

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library proudly announces its new non-consumable art & design supplies! The goal is to assist students who may have an economic disadvantage or in need of special supplies to complete their projects. Students may check-out these items at the service desk or ask a staff member for assistance.

Supply List:

X-ACTO Knife Sets

Comes with a variety of blade types including straight edge, general purpose, fine point, and scoring blades .

Drawing Boards

Extra large drawing surface 19-3/4″ x 29-1/2″ Adjustable height. Perfect for drawing and sketching.

T-Squares

Aluminum Heavy duty T-squares 36″

Architectural Rulers

Heavy duty: Laser etched scales with high grade black anodized finish.

Choppers

Produces clean, neat, feather-free, accurate cuts with a single edge razor blade. Included mitre allows accurate 30°, 45° and 60° cuts.

Drafting Ruler Set

Stainless Steel Drafting set includes the following: 12 in. ruler 6 in. 45° triangle 6 in. 30/60° triangle 6 in. protractor.

Houston & Rufino Tamayo

General Announcements, New Resource, Special Event or Display

Two new book exhibits featuring items from the Franzheim, II Rare Books room are on display throughout the Summer 2019 semester at the William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design and Art Library. On the upper Mezzanine display, visitors may find four reproductions of Rufino Tamayo paintings from a publication of reproductions titled Tamayo: 15 reproducciones. In the south wing exhibit case, visitors may also find a collection of books dedicated to some of Houston’s prominent architects, including Carlos Jimenez and John F. Staub.

New ADA Computer Station

General Announcements, New Resource, New Service

 

 

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library proudly announces its new ADA compliant computer station! Its special features include: a wall mount, ample space, adjustable monitor, height, and a keyboard tray that keeps everything in place. The goal is to accommodate patrons with wheelchair accessibility needs and can be located near the main entrance.

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