Thursday, September 29, 2016

Travel & Tourism

Last semester I had the amazing opportunity to study abroad at the University of Westminster in London. Over the course of about four months, I was able to explore London and six other European cities. While I cannot say I regret anything, I do wish that I had done a bit more research before taking on these adventures because I feel that I did miss some key sites. When I got back to the Adrian G. Marcuse Library, I decided to check out their selection of travel and tourism books and was nothing less than impressed. If you are currently planning a trip, definitely check out the library for all kinds of interesting reads. Since I am planning on going back to the United Kingdom, I decided to focus on books about England and London.

Many of the travel and tourism books are located in the “914” section. A few books that I found to be of interest were, 1000 Things to Do in Britain published by Time Out Magazine and The Beatles’ London: A Guide to 467 Beatles Sites In and Around London.

1000 Things to Do in Britain (914.1 TIM) is a typical guidebook. However, it focuses on Britain as a whole and not just London. I’ve found that there are not too many books that focus on the whole country because London is, of course, the tourist hub. I definitely want to check out places outside of London to get a better feel for the British culture so I know this book will be helpful.

It is almost impossible to mention London without mentioning The Beatles. The Beatles’ London (914.21 SCH) covers everything there is to know about the band and their city. It is a must-read for any die-hard fans.

Be sure to check out the LIM College Library when planning your next trip!

Posted on October 05, 2016 I Blog post by Rachel Gass (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fashion Now & Then Conference Presenters' Publications

The Fashion Now & Then: Fashion as Art Conference is around the corner, it will be held at the LIM College Townhouse from Thursday October 20th until Saturday, October 22nd. There are four presenters who have books here at the Adrian G. Marcuse Library available to read or check out.

April Calahan, co-author of Fashion and The Art of Pochoir, will be this year's Friday Keynote speaker on Friday, October 21st from 10:30-11:30am.

741.672 CAL

This book displays 275 illustrations during the Golden Age in Paris including annotations and biographical descriptions of the artists shown. These illustrations are of “pochoir”, a French hand-stenciling technique issued in luxury fashion publications. This is great piece of French publication history, given the significance of this technique used by artists in the 1910s and 1920s.

Gordon Kendall, who will be presenting with Alexandra Sargent on Friday, October 21st from 2:00-3:00pm at this year's Conference, authored Fashion Brand Merchandising. 

331 KEN

This book goes over the basic concepts of how branding and merchandising go hand in hand. It covers the roles of the brand-marketer, merchandiser, retailer, designer and student. It provides the tools in order to be successful in the fashion branding process. 

Daniel James Cole and Nancy Diehl, previous presenters of the 2015 Fashion Now & Then Conference, authored The History of Modern Fashion.

391.001 COL

This book is on the connection between fashion and art in all mediums, but also fashion and pop culture. With the help of beautiful illustration from 1850 to 2010, the history of fashion is told as a story.

Ari Seth Cohen, a previous presenter of the 2011 and 2012 Fashion Now & Then Conferences, authored Advanced Style: Older and Wiser.

746.9 COH2
This is Ari Seth Cohen's follow-up to the best-selling title, Advanced Style. The title features Cohen's photographs of his favorite older ladies along with 22 short essays.

Posted on September 27, 2016 I Blog post by Joely Liriano (student worker of the LIM College Library)