New Display Case in Environmental Design Library

Environmental Design Library Exhibit Case

With the help of Semar Prom and the College of Environmental Design Fabrication Shop staff, the Environmental Design Library has installed a new display case.  The new case will allow for informal display of artists’ books, the library’s rare books, and timely topical information relevant to the college.  Currently on display are items from the upcoming 10/25/19 Hands On Artists’ Book event featuring newly acquired artists’ books.


Hands On 18: Recent Acquisitions – 10/25/19

Artists’ books are simply books made by artists. Whether tactile or conceptual, they range in thematic content including the political, the sentimental, the instructive, or the purely beautiful. Our next event will feature recent acquisitions for you to touch, turn pages, and experience. Friday, October 25, 2019 – 4-6pm, 210 Wurster Hall – Environmental Design Library.

Architects – Howard Munson

Hands On Artists’ Books: Water, Water Everywhere – 9/13 from 4-6 210 Wurster Hall

Artists’ books are simply books made by artists. Whether tactile or conceptual, they range in thematic content including the political, the sentimental, the instructive, or the purely beautiful. Our Hands On Artists’ Book events allow you to handle books from our rare book vault. For our first event of the academic year, we will have 20 books related to water, its presence and importance, for you to touch, turn pages, and experience.  Wine and light refreshments will be served in the Environmental Design Library Atrium.  hands on 17


Zotero Training 11/9 9 AM 210C Wurster Hall

Citation Management: Zotero training

Citation management software can help organize research results and make writing papers easier by quickly creating properly formatted bibliographies and footnotes.  Learn how to use this easy citation manager for Firefox, Safari and Chrome.  The workshop will cover importing citations, exporting bibliographies, sharing resources for working groups, and using a wide variety of citation styles.

No need to register, just come.  www.zotero.org

Wednesday, November 9th, 9-10 am

210 C Wurster Hall: Library Group Study Room

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Author Book Talk: Rene Davids – November 1, 7-8:30 PM – Environmental Design Library

Prof. Rene Davids will talk about his new book, Shaping Terrain: City Building in Latin America about  the ways existing topography has shaped post-colonial urbanism in Latin America since pre-Columbian times. His book explores the interplay between built works and their geographies in various cities including Bogotá, Caracas, Mendoza, México D. F., Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile, and Valparaíso.

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Tuesday, November 1, 7-8:30 PM – Environmental Design Library Atrium


Hands-On 6: Never Before Seen Artist Books

Friday, 10/28/16 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Environmental Design Library – 210 Wurster Hall

Handmade books by artists defy conventional “reading” by involving the viewer though sight, touch, and physical manipulation. Too often these wonderful works of art are locked behind the exhibit case. Our Hands On series at the Design Library make them available for you to touch, turn the pages, and explore. This event will open up the library’s vault to share some of our exquisite artist books.

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Handmade books in our collection are also available for viewing during reference desk hours, usually 1-5 Monday – Friday. While no appointment is necessary, you may want to contact us ahead of time to ensure their availability.

The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor — ideally at least two weeks prior to the event. The event sponsor is David Eifler, 510-643-7422, deifler@berkeley.edu.

Light Refreshments will be served.