Interaction of Color: Complete Digital Edition from Yale A&A ePortal:
The Interaction of Color: Complete Digital Edition website offers an entirely new way for users to experience Josef Albers’ original masterwork. The website incorporates interactive features that help students understand the book’s fundamental concepts, study the plates, and experiment with their own designs.
● Features full text and plate commentary, describing Albers’ renowned principles on how to see and understand color.
● Includes 122 original color studies, many allowing users to move pieces to see the effects of the colors against different backgrounds.
● Presents 60 interactive plates that reproduce the experience of working with paper, a captivating feature inspired by Albers’ teaching methodologies.
● Allows students to create, save, and export their own version of interactive plates in .SVG and .PDF formats.
● Features over two hours of video commentary, including archival video of Albers and interviews with experts explaining key principles.
● Provides supplemental resources, including video interviews with leading contemporary designers and artists explaining how they use color in their professional practices
Your A&AePortal institutional access is the same for the Interaction of Color website. Users with A&AePortal accounts can use their same credentials to access the website. All users must have an account to use the Interaction of Color website.
Off campus/remote users:
● Log in to your institutional virtual private network (VPN)
● Use the link on the library databases A-Z list webpage, or subject lists webpages
● Sign in using your A&AePortal account credentials, or create a new account.
If you have trouble logging in, please clear your browser cache and close your browser. Next, open a new browser window and try signing in again.
You can also find it listed on DiscoverEd, the online library catalogue.
We would like to offer our hearty congratulations to all the ECA graduates whose Degree Show opens this Saturday, 20th August 2022! Your work is being shown on the Digital Wall at the Main Library from today!
Chris Ware, is an American comic book artist and cartoonist, notable for his Acme Novelty Library series and the graphic novels Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth and Building Stories.
Building Stories is a 2012 graphic novel. The unconventional work is made up of fourteen printed works: cloth-bound books, newspapers, broadsheets and flip books – packaged in a boxed set. The work took a decade to complete, and was published by Pantheon Books. For more information read the New York Times article at Building Stories or the blog post at New City Literature
Images Copyright © Chris Ware
Following a period of temporary closure due to a power outage, ECA Library has re-opened to users.
From 20th June onwards, please borrow and return all ECA Library books and other lending materials at ECA Library.
New Click and Collect requests were suspended from 12 noon on Thursday 16th June.
From 20th June, ECA Library will be open with its normal vacation opening hours of 9.00am – 4:50pm, Monday to Friday. (Closed at weekends).
We thank library users for their understanding during the closed period and look forward to welcoming you all back!
Here are some guidelines for students who may wish to exhibit their work on the Main Library Digital Wall.
There are two ways to show video or moving image work on the Digital Wall:
1: Continuous loop films that populate the whole 18 4k screens at about 1-2 mins in length. Pixel Dimensions for these films are 7680 × 2160 at 30fps.
2: Films that are accessed via the touch screens that play on 9 screens at a time: about 3 mins is a good length. (Maximum 4 mins). Pixel Dimensions for these screens are 3840 × 2160 at 30fps. These films can be grouped into ‘collections’ within the Digital Wall database.
Students should supply an Mp4 file, preferably using the H.264 codec.
Still images can be shown using the same formats above, as Mp4 files/short films.
If you wish to exhibit your work on the Digital Wall it would be best to visit the Main Library (first floor landing) to see the Wall in action.
Who to contact:
Malcolm Brown, Deputy Photographer: Malcolm.Brown@ed.ac.uk
Digital Imaging Unit, University of Edinburgh, Main Library, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ
Gavin Willshaw, Digitisation & Digital Engagement Manager: Gavin.Willshaw@ed.ac.uk
Stuart Robinson, Technician, Audio Visual Resources, Digital Library: Stuart.Robinson@ed.ac.uk
Watch a clip of ECA Student Work on the Digital Wall
At University our students learn various different literacies. These include data literacy, media literacy, game literacy, health literacy, financial literacy, civic and ethical literacy, carbon literacy, digital literacy and information literacy.
A definition of information literacy is: “the ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to develop informed views and to engage fully with society”. [CILIP 2018 definition of information literacy.]
The Academic Support Librarian (ASL) team can help students get to grips with the concept of information literacy, by providing training sessions and/or ‘1 to 1’ meetings, to help students find the research and study resources that will be most useful to them.
For more information about the services that the ASL team can provide please take a look at the ASL webpages.
Here’s what some of our students have said about training and advice they have received from librarians in the University ASL team:
“I am so glad I asked for guidance about which resources would be best for my dissertation, I know it is a better piece of work as a result.”
“I wish I had known about these resources sooner!”
“The ASL for my School was super helpful, patient and kind.”
“This was a really interesting training session on library resources!”
Do you know about the Digital Skills Festival? There are still a few places left on the following workshops:
Introduction to reference managers – Monday 30 May 14:30-16:00:
Managing your references using Zotero – Tuesday 31 May 09:30-10:00:
Enhancing your workflow with the new Web of Science platform – Tuesday 31 May 12:00-13:00:
Misinformation, disinformation and fake news: What is it all about? – Tuesday 31 May 13:00-13:30:
Managing your references with EndNote – Thursday 2 June 13:00-14:00:
Using Mendeley for bibliography management – Thursday 2 June 15:00-15:30:
Our temporary late evening and weekend opening at the Art & Architecture Library, Chambers Street, will come to an end on our last late evening of Thursday May 26th.
Our library web pages will be shortly updated with our vacation opening hours, and the A&A Library will revert to 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday-Friday opening from 27th May.
At the moment we are anticipating that the ECA Library at Evolution House should be able to open in June 2022, and as soon as we have news from ECA Estates this information will be posted on this blog and at the ECA Library webpages.
The temporary Click & Collect service for ECA library collections will continue at the A&A Library until Evolution House re-opens.
Did you know that you can now find millions of Artstor images on Jstor? You can find out more at this information page.
The JSTOR platform has been enhanced to offer the Artstor images and resources you know and value. You can now start to explore the possibilities of researching and teaching more easily on one platform.
You can find useful Artstor “how to..” videos on Youtube.
At ECA and A&A Libraries we are very excited about the forthcoming artists’ books and zines market at the Fruitmarket Gallery. This fantastic annual event returns on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May at the Fruitmarket, 45 Market Street, Edinburgh.
Saturday 14.05.22: 10.00am–6.00pm
Sunday 15.05.22: 10.00am–5.00pm
Artists’ Bookmarket is Edinburgh’s annual celebration of artists’ book culture which runs over two weekend days with stalls laid out to showcase a wide array of work. Enjoy carefully selected stalls of artist-led publishing and hand-crafted books, accompanied by a weekend programme of talks and workshops. Artists’ Bookmarket is held for the first time in tandem with Edinburgh Zine Library who will be bringing their first Zine Festival to Fruitmarket’s Warehouse space.