New Books Added to Graduate Services in March

The handmaid's tale

The Handmaid’s Tale: The Graphic Novel by Margaret Atwood art & adapatation by Renee Nault

Conversations with Allen Ginsberg

Conversations With Allen Ginsberg edited by David Stephen Calonne

Pursuit

Pursuit: A Novel Of Suspense by Joyce Carol Oates

Conversations with Neil Simon

Conversations With Neil Simon edited by Jackson R. Bryer and Ben Siegel

Poems written abroad : the Lilly Library manuscript

Poems Written Abroad: The Lilly Library Manuscript by Stephen Spender edited by Christop Irmscher

Complete novels : Boston adventure ; The Mountain lion ; The Catherine wheel

Jean Stafford: Complete Novels: Boston Adventure, The Mountain Lion, The Catherine Wheel edited by Kathryn Davis

Selected poems of Edith Wharton

Selected Poems Of Edith Wharton edited by Irene Goldman-Price

Like a thief in broad daylight : power in the era of post-human capitalism

Like A Thief In Broad Daylight: Power In The Era Of Post-Human Capitalism by Slavoj Zizek


New Books Added to Graduate Services in February

German philosophy : a dialogue

German Philosphy: A Dialogue: Alain Badiou & Jean-Luc Nancy edited with an afterword by Jan Volker

The end : a conversation

The End: A Conversation: Alain Badiou & Giovanbattista Tusa

Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks, Second Edition A Guide to Academic Publishing Success.

Writing Your Journal Article In Twelve Weeks: A Guide To Academic Publishing Success (Second Edition) by Wendy Laura Belcher

Harvest Bells : New and Uncollected Poems by John Betjeman.

Harvest Bells: New And Uncollected Poems by John Betjeman edited by Kevin J. Gardner

William S. Burroughs cutting up the century

Cutting Up The Century by William S. Burroughs edited by Joan Hawkins and Alex Wermer-Colan

A letter marked personal

A Letter Marked Personal by J.P. Donleavy

The great Gatsby : a variorum edition

The Great Gatsby: A Variorum Edition by F. Scott Fitzgerald edited by James L. W. West III

100 POEMS.

100 Poems by Seamus Heaney

Tribunal

Tribunal by Lyn Hejinian

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS : the hemingway library edition.

For Whom The Bell Tolls: The Hemingway Library Edition by Ernest Hemingway with a personal foreword by Patrick Hemingway and a new introduction by Sean Hemingway

Darkness at noon

Darkness At Noon by Arthur Koestler translated by Philip Boehm with an introduction by Michael Scammell

Kangaroo

Kangaroo by D.H. Lawrence with an introduction by Nicolas Rothwell

Medieval Cistercian history : initiation into the monastic tradition 9

Medieval Cistercian History: Initiation Into The Monastic Tradition 9 by Thomas Merton edited by Partick F. O’Connell with a preface by William R. Grimes

My life as a rat : a novel

My Life As A Rat by Joyce Carol Oates

Collected fables

Collected Fables by James Thurber edited by Michael J. Rosen with a foreword by Keith Olbermann

Sex and the failed absolute

Sex And The Failed Sex by Slavoj Zizek


2019/20 GALC New Acquisitions

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Martha Jackson Gallery Poster


Artist: Appel, Karel
Title: Martha Jackson Gallery Poster
Date: 1969
Medium: Serigraph
Dimensions: 23″ x 18.5″

 

 

 

Untitled, Abstract Figure


Artist: Clemente, Francesco
Title: Untitled, Abstract Figure
Date: 1986
Medium: Lithograph
Dimensions: 28.5 x 37″

           

                                                               

El sí pronuncian y la mano alargan al primero que llega (They say yes and give their hand to the first comer)


Artist: Goya y Lucientes, Francisco Jose de
Title: El sí pronuncian y la mano alargan al primero que llega (They say yes and give their hand to the first comer)
Medium: Aquatint, Etching
Dimensions: 15 x 19″
Description: No. 2 from the series “Los Caprichos.”

 

 

 

¿Si sabra más el discípulo? (Might not the pupil know more?)


Artist: Goya y Lucientes, Francisco Jose de
Title: ¿Si sabra más el discípulo? (Might not the pupil know more?
Medium: Aquatint, Etching
Dimensions: 15 x 19″
Description: No. 37 from the series “Los Caprichos.”

 

 

 

Se repulen (They spruce themselves up)


Artist: Goya y Lucientes, Francisco Jose de
Title: Se repulen (They spruce themselves up)
Medium: Aquatint, Etching
Dimensions: 15 x 19″
Description: No. 51 from the series “Los Caprichos.”

 

 

 

EXPRMNTS


Artist: Grabow, Alexandra
Title: EXPRMNTS
Date: 2019
Medium: Aquatint, Etching
Dimensions: 12 x 30″
Description: Signed by the artist. 3 of a series.

 

 

 

EXPNDS


Artist: Grabow, Alexandra
Title: EXPNDS
Date: 2019
Medium: Aquatint, Etching
Dimensions: 25 x 33
Description: Signed by the artist.

 

Portrait of Aristophanes


Artist: Kokoschka, Oskar
Title: Portrait of Aristophanes
Date: 1969
Medium: Drypoint
Dimensions: 19 x 25″
Series: “7/70”
Description: Plate from the series “Die Frösche des Aristophanes” (“The Frogs of Aristophanes”). Signed and numbered.

 

 

Dionysus in the Robe of Hercules


Artist: Kokoschka, Oskar
Title: Dionysus in the Robe of Hercules
Date: 1969
Medium: Drypoint
Dimensions: 19 x 25″
Series: “7/70”
Description: Plate from the series “Die Frösche des Aristophanes” (“The Frogs of Aristophanes”). Signed and numbered.

 

 

Dionysus and Xanthias Meet the Empusa


Artist: Kokoschka, Oskar
Title: Dionysus and Xanthias Meet the Empusa
Date: 1969
Medium: Drypoint
Dimensions: 19 x 25″
Series: “7/70”
Description: Plate from the series “Die Frösche des Aristophanes” (“The Frogs of Aristophanes”). Signed and numbered.

 

 

Dionysus and Xanthias Bombarded by Aiakos


Artist: Kokoschka, Oskar
Title: Dionysus and Xanthias Bombarded by Aiakos
Date: 1969
Medium: Drypoint
Dimensions: 19 x 25″
Series: “7/70”
Description: Plate from the series “Die Frösche des Aristophanes” (“The Frogs of Aristophanes”). Signed and numbered.

 

 

The Choir Speaks to the Audience


Artist: Kokoschka, Oskar
Title: The Choir Speaks to the Audience
Date: 1969
Medium: Drypoint
Dimensions: 19 x 25″
Series: “7/70”
Description: Plate from the series “Die Frösche des Aristophanes” (“The Frogs of Aristophanes”). Signed and numbered.

 

 

Dionysus, Aeschylus and Euripides Perform Sacrifices


Artist: Kokoschka, Oskar
Title: Dionysus, Aeschylus and Euripides Perform Sacrifices
Date: 1969
Medium: Drypoint
Dimensions: 19 x 25″
Series: “7/70”
Description: Plate from the series “Die Frösche des Aristophanes” (“The Frogs of Aristophanes”). Signed and numbered.

 

 

The Debate


Artist: Kokoschka, Oskar
Title: The Debate
Date: 1969
Medium: Drypoint
Dimensions: 19 x 25″
Series: “7/70”
Description: Plate from the series “Die Frösche des Aristophanes” (“The Frogs of Aristophanes”). Signed and numbered.

 

 

Pluto Challenges Dionysus


Artist: Kokoschka, Oskar
Title: Pluto Challenges Dionysus
Date: 1969
Medium: Drypoint
Dimensions: 19 x 25″
Series: “7/70”
Description: Plate from the series “Die Frösche des Aristophanes” (“The Frogs of Aristophanes”). Signed and numbered.

 

 

The Verdict


Artist: Kokoschka, Oskar
Title: The Verdict
Date: 1969
Medium: Drypoint
Dimensions: 19 x 25″
Series: “7/70”
Description: Plate from the series “Die Frösche des Aristophanes” (“The Frogs of Aristophanes”). Signed and numbered.

 

 

Exodus


Artist: Kokoschka, Oskar
Title: Exodus
Date: 1969
Medium: Drypoint
Dimensions: 19 x 25″
Series: “7/70”
Description: Plate from the series “Die Frösche des Aristophanes” (“The Frogs of Aristophanes”). Signed and numbered.

 

 

Negative Cat


Artist: Moholy-Nagy, Laszlo
Title: Negative Cat
Date: 1973
Medium: Photograph
Dimensions: 13 x 15.5″
Description: Photo-reproduction of a gelatin silver print from 1926.

 

 

Dusk at the Playing Fields of Eton


Artist: Moholy-Nagy, Laszlo
Title: Dusk at the Playing Fields of Eton
Date: 1973
Medium: Photograph
Dimensions: 13.5 x 15.5″
Description: Photo-reproduction of a gelatin silver print from 1936.

 

Home for Christmas


Artist: Robbins, Frederick
Title: Home for Christmas
Date: No Date
Medium: Etching
Dimensions: 12″ x 15.5″
Description: Signed and titled.

 

 

Untitled, Christ and Pontius Pilate


Artist: Rouault, Georges
Title: Untitled, Christ and Pontius Pilate
Date: 1935
Medium: Wood Engraving
Dimensions: 16 x 20″
Description: An illustration to André Suarès “Passion,” published in 1939. Lettered with Rouault’s initials on block.

 

 

 

100 jaar Cabaret (100 Years of Cabaret)


Artist: Unknown
Title: 100 jaar Cabaret (100 Years of Cabaret)
Date: 1995
Medium: Serigraph
Dimensions: 18 x 25.5”
Description: Exhibition poster from the Theater Instituut Nederland.

 

 

 

Printing Is a Way of Life


Artist: Unknown
Title: Printing Is a Way of Life
Date: 2000
Medium: Silkscreen
Dimensions: 21 x 29″
Description: Original poster on the occasion of “Living with Letters,” a Josua Reichert exhibition, at the Joods Historisch Museum.

 

 

Untitled, Literatuurnummer 1995


Artist: Unknown
Title: Untitled, Literatuurnummer 1995
Date: 1995
Medium: Silkscreen
Dimensions: 16.25 x 24”
Description: Poster for the magazine Nieuw Israelietisch Weekblad (New Israelite Weekly).

 

 

Untitled, Literatuurnummer 1993


Artist: Unknown
Title: Untitled, Literatuurnummer 1993
Date: 1993
Medium: Silkscreen
Dimensions: 16.25 x 24”
Description: Poster for the magazine Nieuw Israelietisch Weekblad (New Israelite Weekly).

 

 

Untitled, Landscape with Truck


Artist: Viggiano, Bill
Title: Untitled, Landscape with Truck
Medium: Photograph
Dimensions: 16.5 x 13.5″
Description: Signed by the artist.

 

 

Untitled, Landscape with Children


Artist: Viggiano, Bill
Title: Untitled, Landscape with Children
Medium: Photograph
Dimensions: 16.5 x 13.5″
Description: Signed by the artist.

 

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2018/19 Art Practice & University Library Printmaking Award Winner: Alexandra Grabow

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Alexandra Grabow is a fourth year double major in Art Practice and Theater and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley. Even though she took her first art class during her senior year of high school, she has had a drive to create from a young age. As a young girl, Alexandra was taught how to needle point by her mother and quickly became obsessed with the craft; so much so that it has influenced her current work at the university. The block like x stitch of the needle point has grown to become a style of creating images that Alexandra has continued to use in her works. Her unique style can be seen in some of her portraits as well as landscape paintings done during her time at UC Berkeley.

In her fourth semester, and as part of her thesis project, Alexandra wanted to explore how these two forms of creation are connected. Through experimenting with printmaking and needle pointing, Alexandra discovered that the imagery in which these pieces were created were coming from two different forms of memory. After this discovery, Alexandra explored the connection between how the digital world of technology processes memory, and how the human world does it in similar and different ways. In the senior thesis show Alexandra created a free standing frame that depicts a map of how memory is processed and how the types of processing this information weaves in and out of one another. This style has been described by many of  her peers and professors as digital or pixelated; however, these descriptions differ from her print work which is described as more organic and atmospheric.

Two of Alexandra’s prints have been added to the Graphic Arts Loan Collection, and are availale to students at UC Berkeley to borrow. Below are some thoughts on the prints from Alexandra.

EXPNDS 

EXPNDS is my latest intaglio series. I am continuing to work with the same types of etching process in previous print series. The reasoning for the title EXPNDS is because I am working with the largest size plate I have ever worked with. As of now this series is a two plate aquatint ground step etching. I have etched each plate once in the acid, with a box dusted aquatint ground. I used the same abstract brush technique to apply the stop out as my other plates, giving it the cloud like texture it has. Some of the prints from this series have been used in other parts of my work, such as my senior thesis project, and will continue to appear in mix media forms of my work.

EXPRMNTS

EXPRMNTS was my first print series that experiment with a new abstract style of printmaking. Instead of trying to recreate imagery from what I saw in reality, I let myself create images that came from places inside my own mind. In many of my other fields I am completely about control and planning, while in printmaking I have been moving away from control and expectations of reality. Not only is the imagery created in this series different from what I have created before, but the process and techniques are also different. This plate series is a three plate aquatint and spray paint aquatint ground step etching. I etched each plate with a box dusted aquatint and used an abstract brush technique when applying the stop out. After the first round of the plates going in the acid, I box dusted the plates a second time and etched them in acid. The last time I sent the plate into the acid, I did a moderate application of the spray paint aquatint. I have printed multiple series of this three plate, three color, print and plan to continue to experiment with the series.

The Art Practice & University Library Printmaking Award is given to the undergraduate student in the Department of Art Practice who has demonstrated an astute understanding of printmaking techniques, as well as an advanced ability to express themselves through the medium of printmaking. This award was established in 2018 by the Department of Art Practice and the University Library, and is given to one or two students each academic year. 

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New Books Added to Graduate Services in October

Looking for law in all the wrong places : justice beyond and between

Looking For Law In All The Wrong Places: Justice Beyond And Between edited by Marianne Constable, Leti Volpp, and Bryan Wagner

Theory and practice

Theory & Practice by Jacques Derrida translated by David Wills

They were her property : white women as slave owners in the American South

They Were Her Property: White Women As Slave Owners In The American South by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

Passions of our time

Passions Of Our Time by Julia Kristeva edited with a foreword by Lawrence D. Kritzman

Four novels of the 1930s

Four Novels Of The 1930s: Appointment In Samarra, Butterfield 8, Hope Of Heaven, Pal Joey by John O’Hara edited by Steven Goldleaf

Free all along the Robert Penn Warren civil rights interviews

Free All Along: The Robert Penn Warren Civil Rights Interviews edited by Stephen Drury Smith and Catherine Ellis


New Books Added to Graduate Services in August

Happiness

Happiness by Alain Badiou translated with a foreward by A.J. Bartlett and Justin Clemens

In praise of politics

In Praise Of Politics by Alain Badiou with Aude Lancelin

Looking for dragon smoke : essays on poetry

Looking For Dragon Smoke: Essays On Poetry by Robert Bly

Bob Dylan's poetics : how the songs work

Bob Dylan’s Poetics: How The Songs Work by Timothy Hampton

Ezra Pound's and Olga Rudge's the blue spill : a manuscript critical edition

Ezra Pound’s And Olga Rudge’s The Blue Spill: A Manuscript Critical Edition edited by Mark Byron adn Sophia Barnes

Hominescence

Hominescence by Michel Serres