Books in the SRJC Libraries relevant to the work of artist, Lisa Beernsten
This book tells the story of how the simple burning of a wooden man came to attract more than thirty thousand anarchists, Internet millionaires, ravers, academics, hippies, gearheads, punks, and suburban parents who travel to the Black Rock Desert each year to create an entirely alternate dimension. Brian Doherty captures the extraordinary spirit of the festival, including its whimsy, its danger, and its absurdity, as well as the outrageous genius and folly of its artists and players. Whether you are a Burning Man veteran or couldn't imagine coping with the festival’s often brutal desert setting and mad behavior, this book is an invitation to explore the radical creativity and exhilaration of being a Black Rock citizen. Welcome to the incendiary vision that is Burning Man.
Mahoney Library Call Number: NX510.N48 D64 2004
A must-have for anyone interested in the art of printmaking, "Ink, Paper, Metal, Wood" presents the greatest prints to emerge from Crown Point Press, one of the top fine-art presses in the country. Author Kathan Brown, an internationally respected authority on prints, has hosted such world-renowned artists as Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Diebenkorn, John Cage, Pat Steir, and Chuck Close at the press she founded -- with amazing results. The fruit of their creative experimentation is clearly visible in "Ink, Paper, Metal, Wood." Vibrant with color and image on virtually every page, this handsome volume includes unusually clear explanations of fine-art printmaking techniques and entertaining stories about the artists and their working habits. An engaging consideration of the creative process, "Ink, Paper, Metal, Wood" is also a comprehensive resource for artists in every medium and an essential work for novice and experienced collectors.
Doyle and Mahoney Libraries Call Number: NE539.C76 B76 1996
Based on the premise that the realms of drawing and painting overlap, this book focuses on how pencil art can produce many painterly tonal and textural effects. Drawing materials and techniques used are reviewed extensively. Included are graphite carbon, and charcoal; water-soluble, erasable, and other colored pencils; and pastels, crayons, and other chalk- and wax-based media. 200 illustrations, 100 in color.
Doyle Library Call Number: NC730 .C24 1997
For 16 years the Black Rock Desert in Nevada has been the site of the Burning Man Festival, a multi-faceted performance piece with over 15,000 participants. After visiting Burning Man 2000, Gay Dawson organized an annual Ignition Party for Burning Man at the Sonoma Museum of Visual Art. At Burning Mann 2001, Jann Nunn made a gigantic interactive sculpture, "The Cradle" that visitors crawled through like a womb. Nunn and Shelton talk about the Burning Man experience as context for generating art.
Doyle and Mahoney Media Services Call Number: PS144.S4 M67 2003
Published in conjunction with an exhibit at the National Gallery of Art, this book celebrates the diversity of the collaborative projects undertaken by GRAPHICSTUDIO. Donald Saff, founder and director of GRAPHICSTUDIO for much of its history, brought together artists like Dine, Shapiro, Mapplethorpe, Rauschenberg, and Close with professional printers and other technicians to produce sculptures, prints, and mixed media editions. The authors provide a history of the studio and discuss both individual editions and the technical prowess required to execute them.
Doyle Library Call Number: NE538.T35 N37 1991
The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery: Mixed-Media Techniques for Collage, Altered Books, Artists Journals, and More
This is a hands-on guide to hundreds of techniques for painting and drawing. For anyone who has ever had the urge to create art, this easy-to-use manual explains the artist's essential tools and materials -- how to choose them, how to use them, and how to care for them. Packed with information on myriad techniques, from color use and composition to subject choice, and including tips from the professionals, here's everything painters and illustrators need to begin, develop, and perfect their craft. Over 500 color photographs, 200 original works of art, and an extensive list of suppliers complete the most comprehensive, inspirational, and affordable artists' instruction book available today.
Doyle and Mahoney Libraries Call Number: TT880 .M53 2005