Monday, January 26, 2015

Adrian G. Marcuse Library & LIM College Closed for Storm Juno

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library and LIM College will be closed starting at 1:00pm on Monday, January 26 and all-day Tuesday, January 27th. Please sign up for the school's emergency alert system for more updates or look to the LIM College website for up-to-date notifications.

We hope that the LIM College community stays safe during Storm Juno.

Welcome Back Fashion Mavens


Welcome back fashion mavens!

Spring semester has started and the looks of the season have started to storm the runways. Speaking of runways, LIM College’s annual fashion show entitled “Epocholution” debuts Friday, March 27, 2015. Now as I’m sure you all know Mens Fashion Week has started and my, oh my, the jawbones that I have seen; one of my personal friends, Lucky Blue (pictured above), has made a momentous print on Europe’s runway. Milan’s fashion week has by far been one of my personal favorites with retrospect to 70’s rock grunge making a massive statement. Roberto Cavalli has outdone himself this season with fresh new faces and even better designs. What’s next on the fashion week agenda? Only one of the world’s largest fashion capitals……Paris! I wonder what Maison Valentino has up their sleeve? Let us not forget the Spring/Summer collection for Women will be making its debut this month and if it is anything like the phenomenal Mens week, I’ll pay an ode to the fashion gods myself. If you would like to catch up on the latest shows and fashion news please stop by the Adrian G. Marcuse Library located in Maxwell Hall where WWD and many archived publications that date back to the 50’s are housed. The library also provides you with the WWD database where you can find all of the current news and fashion shows.

Posted on January 26, 2015 I Blog post by Leila B. (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Spotlight: New Textiles Books

This semester, The Adrian G. Marcuse Library plans to expand the collection of textile books focused on geographic regions and specific countries.  11 new books have been added 746 section of the regular shelves and the oversized shelves with more to come!   

The collection of books on Guatemala, South East Asia and Africa are expanded with new coverage on North African countries.  Raiki Wara: Long Cloth from Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait is the first textile book in the library to focus specifically on Australia.  Use the linked Subject Terms from the book’s catalog record to search for more textile books on a country, region or textile technique.   

Posted on January 21, 2015 I Blog post by Lauren Gavin, M.L.S. (Technical Services/Reference Librarian) 

Friday, January 16, 2015

New Library Hours

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library will have new hours this Spring 2015 semester. We are excited to announce that we will be opening at 7:30am Monday to Thursday during the semester. We hope that this will allow the students of LIM College to have a place to convene before classes. The librarians and student workers look forward to assisting you this semester!

For more information on the Library's hours please visit our website.  

Adrian G. Marcuse Library Closed Monday, January 20, 2015

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library and LIM College will be closed Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King Day. We will reopen at 7:30am on Tuesday, January 21st. 

Our Spring 2015 hours will begin on Tuesday, January 21. The Library will be open: 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Impressionism and Its Influence on Fashion

Impressionism is a 19th century art movement that originated with a group of Paris-based artists who have been known for their outstanding landscapes and depictions of people using unique brushstrokes and techniques. Artists from this period include Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, and even Van Gogh leading into the Post-Impressionist wave that began later on in the century. To find books about Impressionism, be sure to look at the 759 section and the oversized book section in library. As people who were in opposition from the conventional art community going on in France with artists such as Poussin, the impressionists were seen as a group who pushed a new beginning of fine art into the next century. Many artists have taken inspiration from iconic works such as Water Lilies and Luncheon in the Grass, but it’s also interesting to see what fashion designers have been doing with it as well.

Christian Dior has put together an exhibition as part of the Normandy Impressionist Festival, taking inspiration from a multitude of works and transforming it into a collection which displays both the sensibilities and dramatic tone that is present in Impressionist landscapes. Also taking inspiration from portraits done by these artists, Dior has designed modern dresses quite similar to the ones in the paintings, such as his adaptation of Renoir’s Portrait of a Woman called Mme Georges Hartmann (1874). If you’re interested in learning more about this book, it is on display in the designer reference section. 

Posted on January 12, 2015 I Blog post by Thomas Goonan (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Monday, January 5, 2015

Inspiration from Hidden Gems

Inspiration can come from almost anywhere. Many of the books in the Library’s collection are used almost every day by a student, faculty or staff member to inspire them on their upcoming project. Everyone has their favorite go-to title, but there are always a few hidden gems that get overlooked as the patron doesn’t know to look for them. There are a few titles that come to mind that were published by Taschen during the early to mid-2000s.

Inside Africa is a two-volume title that provides spectacular photos of architecture, wildlife and landscapes from around the continent. The title features photographs and information on 22 countries in Africa.

Inside Asia is a two-volume title that provides you with photographs and information of interiors and exteriors from around Asia featuring 16 different countries. The colors and geometric patterns shown throughout the book guarantee inspiration from unlikely sources.

Inside Cuba is a one-volume title that is divided by Havana and Cuba. The photographs and information cover a range of topics including architecture, tile work, artwork, and landscapes.

All three titles will guarantee inspiration from color to texture. Please stop by the library today to view these titles. 

Posted on January 5, 2015 I Blog post by Nicole LaMoreaux, M.L.S. (Reference and Instruction Librarian)