The College at Brockport is very proud to showcase works by our faculty authors. This Bookshelf features works published by the faculty and professionals (both current and former) of the Department of Art. It also includes items that have contributions by our authors including, chapters, illustrations and essays.
Patrons of The College at Brockport may check these books out at Drake Memorial Library. Otherwise, please use your library's Interlibrary Loan program to request them from us.
Cristina Giorcelli, Paula Rabinowitz, and Alisia Grace Chase
Edited by Cristina Giorcelli and Paula Rabinowitz.
Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Alicia Chase: Like their first pair of high-heeled shoes: continental accessories and Audrey Hepburn's cinematic coming of age.
Clothing may not make the man (or woman), but it helps. How clothing as a vestige and artifact and as transmitter of identity moves from one use to another, from one fantasy to another fad, from one literary source to another visual one: these are the concerns of the essays in this volume. The second in a four-part series charting the social, cultural, and political expression of clothing, dress, and accessories, Exchanging Clothes focuses on the concept of transnational "circulation and exchange"--Not only the global exchange of material commodities across time and space but also of the ideas, images, colors, and textures related to fashion. Essays examine the parade of heroes past, from Homer and Virgil to Dante and Ariosto, wearing armor or nothing; the social power of a tie or of a safety pin sprung from punk fashion to the red carpet; a Midwestern thrift store, from cheap labor to cheap purchase, as a microcosm of global circulation; and lesbian pulp fiction as how-to-dress manuals. Whether looking at Kate Chopin's silk stockings, Nellie Bly's capacious bag, Audrey Hepburn's cross-Atlantic travels, rings in James Merrill's poetry, or feminine ornaments in Algeria, these essays offer an ever-expanding vision of how fashion moves through culture and the economy, reflecting and determining identity at every stage and turn of the transaction.--Publisher
Robert Hirsch and Kitty Hubbard
By: Robert Hirsch ; with contributing writer Greg Erf.
Includes photograph of a work by The College at Brockport Art professor Kitty Hubbard (p. 171).
This charming book-length poem written and illustrated by Ingrid Hess is the perfect day or bedtime story of looking to the possibilities for the child. Children learn that, just like them, kids around the world are getting up with things to do and explore. For preschoolers.
Ingrid Hess and Jane Hoober Peifer
Children's picture book, illustrated by College at Brockport faculty member Ingrid Hess and written by Jane Hoober Peifer.
No matter how hectic life gets, when the very large Stranowsky family gathers for meals and at other times with assorted friends and neighbors, they find comfort in a special song that reminds them of God’s presence.
Includes a CD of the book read by the author and a performance of The Family Song. For ages 4-to-8.
Alexandra M. Kokoli and Alisia Grace Chase
Edited by Alexandra M. Kokoli.
Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Alisia Chase: “Draws Like a Girl”: The Necessity of Old School Feminist Interventions in the World of Comics and Graphic Novels.
This collection is a timely intervention into current debates about art, history, feminism and visual culture. Coming at the moment when contemporary art practices are themselves involved in re-cycling, re-evaluating and re-enacting the past, it asks how feminism s own troubled histories can be reframed productively in the present. The questions that feminism raised in the 1970s and 80s are still pertinent, and are addressed in a number of original essays: What does gender equality mean in the arts? How can women s subjectivities be articulated or performed differently in art practices? Can attention to gender enable us to engage with complex differences of race, sexuality and class, of age and generation? Do we need new interpretative and conceptual models for writing about art? Alexandra Kokoli s thoughtful and illuminating introduction reminds us that reframing is a risky but exciting business if it makes us ask these questions anew, with attention to the politics and aesthetics of the present. Feminism Reframed demonstrates how the fraught and fertile relationship between feminism and the visual arts continues to produce challenging art historical scholarship that demands and engages our attention.
Robert E. (Robert Ernst) Marx
By Robert Ernst Marx [College at Brockport emeritus].
Albert Paley, Linda Shearer, and Paola Gribaudo
Albert Paley [College at Brockport former faculty member].
Edited by Linda Shearer ; editor, Paola Gribaudo.
By: Ingrid Hess (Visiting Assistant professor, College at Brockport).
"Bedtime story that ... assures child[ren] trying to put off the inevitable that no matter where or how they live, everybody goes to bed sooner or later. Children learn that, just like them, kids around the world are going to bed too. And, just like them, God watches over all children as they "sleep in peace."
Albert Paley and M. Jessica Rowe
By M. Jessica Rowe, with forward & essays by Lynette L. Pohlman ... [et al.].
About former College at Brockport faculty member Albert Paley.
Albert Paley (b. 1944), modernist American metal sculptor, is the first to receive the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects - it's highest award to a non-architect.Albert Paley has been active as an artist for over 30 years. Commissioned by both public institutions and private corporations, he has completed more than 50 site-specific works. Notable examples are the Portal Gates, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution; Synergy, a ceremonial archway in Philadelphia; Portal Gates for the New York State Senate; and a plaza sculpture for AT & T in Atlanta.Paley's work can be found in the permanent collections of many major museums including the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Albert Paley and Donald B. (Donald Burton), Kuspit
The monumental site-specific metal assemblages former College at Brockport faculty member Albert Paley has created over the past three decades place him not only in the forefront of contemporary sculpture but also in the vanguard among artists working in the new, genre-defying area that has been called "Archisculpture." This richly illustrated monograph presents the full spectrum of Albert Paley's work. Paley goes beyond creating sculptures that stand as isolated works of art. His sculptures enhance the spaces in which they are placed and, in return, are enhanced by those spaces. He has established himself as an artist who is constantly pushing boundaries, questioning old categories and redefining himself in his own distinctive idiom, at once visionary and persuasively tangible. Noted art historian Donald Kuspit discusses Paley's development as an artist, his virtuosity as a monumental sculptor and his diverse and significant achievements.
Sentinel : The Design, Fabrication, and Installation of the Monumental Sculpture by Albert Paley at Rochester Institute of Technology
Albert Paley and James Yarrington
Edited by James Yarrington.
This book chronicles all aspects of the inception of former College at Brockport faculty member Albert Paley's sculpture, Sentinel. Essays by Jim Yarrington, director of RIT campus planning, describe the sculpture’s place in RIT’s unique architectural environment. Sam Hunter, professor emeritus at Princeton University Department of Art and Archaeology, contributes an authoritative essay on the influence of Albert Paley’s work in the context of art history. The book also includes a candid interview with the artist himself, as he discusses his thought process and the engineering decisions that went into the design of the Sentinel. Photographs of the sculpture’s construction are woven throughout the text as compelling documents of its complex installation, culminating with stunning images of the finished artwork.
Lisa D. Weaver and Ingrid Hess
By Lisa D. Weaver ; illustrated by Brockport College Visiting Professor Ingrid Hess.
"Inspired by the actions taken by Mennonite Church congregations in opposition to the Iraq War of 2003, Praying with our Feet is a Christian picturebook about going on a walk for peace, just as Jesus Christ once walked the path of peace. Told through the eyes of a young girl who walks with her mother and the congregation, Praying with our Feet tells of the great march and the adventure, and the importance of speaking up so the government can hear one's voice. Bright, colorful illustrations, an afterword for adults, and simple music for the song "Praying with our Feet", which can be sung or played, round out this heartfelt picturebook about standing up for one's beliefs."--Midwest Book Review
Albert Paley and Davira S. Taragin
By Albert Paley and Davira S. Taragin.