Thursday, 13 September 2012

Welcome to Harrow Library

I would like to offer a very warm welcome to all the new students arriving at Harrow this week and next.  If you've not visited this blog before, why not try signing up for email or RSS alerts?  You will get weekly updates about resources for Photography, Film, Animation, and Contemporary Media Practice.

I have developed a new presentation for the orientation sessions this year, which is embedded below.  Please let me know what you think.

If anything is not clear, or there are any problems, please let me know.  You can also find help using library or IT on the ground floor of the library at Harrow.  IT services also have a telephone service - call 020 7915 5488.

There are detailed guides for Animation, Film & Television, and Photography accessible from the link to 'guides' above.

To view the presentation below in a larger screen click on 'More' > 'Full Screen.'

Other resources

Library Orientation video.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Vogue Archive - online

We have recently bought the archive of American Vogue online.  This includes every issue from 1892.

This is principally for the fashion students, but with famous photographers such as Edward Steichen, Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin and Eve Arnold featured, it is an interesting resource for photography students too.

Look, for example, at Helmut Newton's, The Story of Ohhh... - which caused a scandal in 1975 - or trace the development of 'New Man' imagery in the work of Bruce Weber...

Other photographers featured include Horst P Horst, Steven Meisel, Gordon Parks, Lee Miller, Bob Richardson, William Klein and Herb Ritts.

Film students might also find interesting material.  You can research the reception and public image of Hollywood stars from Marlene Dietrich and Cary Grant to Nicole Kidman and Angelina Jolie...

Find the Vogue Archive here or by typing 'Vogue archive' into Library Search, and to search for a particular photographer's work, or for a particular person pictured, go to the Advanced Search page.

Further reading

Angeletti, N., (2006). In Vogue: the illustrated history of the world's most famous fashion magazine. New York: Rizzoli.

Checefsky, B. (2007) Photography and Desire: Fashion, Glamour, and Pornography, pages 198-204.  In: Peres, M. R. ed. (2007).  The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography, 4th ed.  London: Focal Press.

Conekin, B. E.  (2008).  Lee Miller's simultaneity; photographer and model in the pages of inter-war Vogue, pages 70-83.  In: Shinkle, E. ed. (2008).  Fashion as photograph; viewing and reviewing images of fashion.  London: I.B. Taurus.

Devlin, P. & Liberman, A. (1979). Vogue book of fashion photography. London: Thames and Hudson.

Pander, M. (2012).  Shot out of the canon; advertising photography in Vogue magazine, 1930s-1950sAperture, 208, 62-65.

Voguepedia (Photographers) ][online]

The print holdings for various editions of Vogue can also be found in the library:
Japan 2005-2007
London 1938-
Paris 1974-
New York 1940-1955; 1986-
Milan 1974-
Milan (Men's edition) 1974-