By: Barbara Brenny
OCLC’s Catalog of Art Museum Images Online (CAMIO) is a growing online collection of approximately 100,000 images documenting works of art from prominent museums. Its contents represent global cultures from prehistoric to contemporary, covering the complete range of expressive forms. Images can downloaded and they may be used for educational purposes if they are cited.
Crossing the Ohio Louisville
McCulloug Chainsaw Factory Chair
By: Barbara Brenny
During the past year, the Design Library Image Collection added more than 70,000 commercial images from the Archivision Research Library. These high quality images cover of the subject areas of architecture, urban design, archaeology, landscape architecture and art. The time periods included range from ancient to 21st Century. The Library is intended for scholarship and teaching in architecture and art history but also has broad appeal across disciplines. The collection is curated by Scott Gilchrist, a trained architect as well as professional photographer.
To view the images from the Archivision Research Library, just go to LUNA and do a keyword search for “Archivision.” Don’t forgot to login to see more than just thumbnails!
Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza
By: Barbara Brenny
ARTstor is a digital library of over 2 million images in the areas of art, graphic design, industrial design, the built environment, the humanities, and the sciences. It provides tools to browse, search, view, present, and manage images for research and teaching purposes.
With ARTstor, patrons can download high-resolution images, create image groups (folders), direct others to specific images or image groups through persistent URLs or hyperlinks, upload personal files, export images to their Offline Image Viewer (OIV) presentation tool or into PowerPoint, and integrate content with courseware. ARTstor also provides mobile support for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android devices, which features Flashcard View for study.
Some of these features require instructor-level privileges (open to students and staff as well). To obtain privileges (open to students and staff as well), email Barbara Brenny.
Some notable collections in ARTstor include:
- Josef and Anni Albers Foundation
- Art on File’s Contemporary Architecture, Urban Design, and Public Art
- Columbia University’s architecture collection
- Ezra Stoller Modern Architecture Archive
- Foundation for Landscape Studies
- Cooper Union’s graphic design collection
- Hartill Archive of Architecture and Allied Arts
- Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record
- Islamic Art and Architecture (Sheila Blair)
- Magnum Photos
- MOMA’s architecture and design collection
- Society of Architectural Historians Architecture Archive (SAHARA)
By: Virginia Ferris
This week, we’re joining the Harrye B. Lyon Design Library of the NCSU College of Design to celebrate Image Discovery Week by highlighting some of the unique visual resources offered through NCSU Libraries. Check out the Design Library blog to view a sampling of the wonderful images they have to offer, which they’re sharing in a blog blitz all of this week.
Today we’re sharing some of the images from the University Archives Photograph Collection of glass plate negatives and lantern slides, showing scenes of farm life and landscapes around North Carolina (because it’s also Agricultural Awareness Week!).
"Two people standing in a tobacco field"
This collection consists of glass negatives and lantern slides that were created by developing a photographic negative over a piece of light-sensitive lantern glass, and were then often hand-painted to give the image a rich, colorful finish. The slides were displayed using “Magic Lantern Slide” technology, lit up by lantern or candle light, and projected on a wall.
"Children in front of strip farming fields"
Much of the material in this collection was created by or received from the Agricultural Extension Service, and depicts various aspects of agriculture in North Carolina, including agricultural extension work, agricultural research, farms and farm life, animal husbandry, botany, horticulture, and crop science.
"Barn, fields and a row of flowers with mountains in the background"
"African American Home Demonstration Club at Thompson's Roadside Market"
"Man with flowers in field in the mountains"
"Harvesting Lespedeza hay with mule-drawn agricultural equipment"
You can view more of the slides in this collection through our Rare and Unique Digital Collections site, where you can also access thousands of images, video, audio recordings, and textual materials documenting NC State history and other topics. If you’d like to learn more about these resources or have any other questions, as always, please feel free to contact us!
By: Barbara Brenny
The staff at the Design Library have been working diligently behind the scenes to digitize all of the 35mm slides donated by the founding dean of the College of Design, Henry L. Kamphoefner. The slides he donated are a combination of his original photography and those given to him by professional contacts.
There are still many more slides to digitize, but please take this opportunity to see works of architecture and landscape architecture ranging from ancient to 20th Century. See modernist masterpieces like Paul Rudolph’s Cocoon House or James Fitzgibbon’s Daniel House. View examples of North Carolina Architecture, like Clemmer & Horton’s Catawba Dairy Bar or J. Frank Fitzgibbons’s George Paschal House. All of the images that have been digitized so far are viewable here.
This project was begun in anticipation of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the College of Design in 2018. Check back with the Design Library for future developments on this fascinating project.
Catawba Dairy Bar
George Paschal House
By: Karen DeWitt
Come to the Design Library or to the Special Collections Research Center from Monday, 3/20 to Friday, 3/24, and join us during Image Discovery Week! Image Discovery Week highlights the image and visual resources available from the NCSU Libraries.
We’ll have an eboard set up in the Design Library, displaying a rotating sample of images from the ARTstor Digital Library and the Design Library Image Database. We’ll also have bookmarks and a brochure listing image resources to hand out.
On Wednesday, from noon to 4pm, an HTC Vive virtual reality system will be set up in the Design Library, and anyone will be welcome to try it out.
For information on image databases and other image resources available at the NCSU Libraries:
And for image collections created by the NCSU Libraries:
Special Collections digital image collections:
By: Gwynn Thayer
The family of former NCSU School (now College) of Design faculty member George Matsumoto visited Special Collections, Hunt Library, and the College of Design on Monday, March 13. The family, along with representatives from the College of Design and other interested members of the public from North Carolina Modernist Houses celebrated and honored Matsumoto’s architectural legacy in North Carolina and beyond.
The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) also acquired new materials donated by the family that will be available for researcher use in the near future. SCRC has already digitized the Matsumoto architectural drawings, which are available online. The George Matsumoto Papers were acquired in the late 1990s and contain important materials documenting Matsumoto’s work, including correspondence, photographs, architectural drawings and sketches, and other materials. George Matsumoto’s work was documented in a publication from 1997 called “Simplicity, Order, and Discipline: The work of George Matsumoto from the NCSU Libraries’ Special Collections.”
Matsumoto was born in 1922 in San Francisco, California, and earned his B. A. in Architecture from Washington University. He studied at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and later worked with various architectural firms. Soon thereafter he joined NC State’s new School of Design in 1948 until he left for Berkeley in 1961. Matsumoto was brought to NC State by Henry L. Kamphoefner, the first Dean of the School of Design. Matsumoto is considered to be one of the key early faculty members at Design, and especially important as a practitioner and teacher who promoted modernist architecture.
Matsumoto was influenced by leading architects such as Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer; Burns wrote that “The ideas that mattered most to George Matsumoto as a designer and as a teacher were those that served as the focal themes of the modern movement: strict adherence to functional demands, clarity of plan, structural logic and expression, economy of means, perfection of detail, and the rationalization of construction processes tending toward industrialization.”
To learn more about Special Collections, or to access Special Collections materials, please contact us here.