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Digital Publishing Needs New Tools

MCN 2015 - Minneapolis

How can we humanize the experience of digital publishing? More»

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Prototyping a Digital Publication for Scholars

Prototype for the folio-and-transcription view of the Mellini manuscript
Prototype for the folio-and-transcription view of the Mellini manuscript

How do you design an entirely new breed of digital publication? Test, revise, test, revise… More»

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“Paper Museum” Goes Digital

Screen capture from Digital Montagny

A 19th-century sketchbook goes digital. More»

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The Miracle of Paul Cézanne’s Watercolors

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Still Life with Blue Pot, 1900–06, Paul Cézanne. Watercolor over graphite, 18 15/16 x 24 7/8 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 83.GC.221

Cézanne’s watercolors changed European art forever. More»

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An Art Book with a Surprise Inside

Front cover of Light Paper Process catalogue

The visual metaphor of the “sliver” informs an unusual book design. More»

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Multicultural Undergraduate Intern Diary: Cheryl Tolentino

Cheryl Tolentino

Internship in three words: “Metadata meets art.” More»

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The Naughtier Side of French Printmaking

Guillaume de Limoges / Girard Audran
Guillaume de Limoges, ca. 1693–95, Girard Audran. Etching and engraving, 49.8 x 33.1 cm. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Estampes et de la Photographie, Réserve Ed-66a-fol. Photo credit: BnF

The raunchy and the rustic in 17th-century prints. More»

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A Brief History of Animals in Photography

In the Box/Out of the Box / William Wegman
© William Wegman

Animals as photographic subject. More»

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Grad Intern Diary: Steph Grimes

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An intern’s year developing digital publications from the ground up. More»

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New Digital Publication Reveals the Workings of Art History

Pietro Mellini’s Inventory in Verse, 1681 - home page
The GRI’s first born-digital publication, Pietro Mellini’s Inventory in Verse, 1681

New born-digital book offers a new model for publishing in art history. More»

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      Color for Healing

      This sanitorium (tuberculosis hospital) in Paimio, Finland, was designed by architect Alvar Aalto in the 1920s. Unlike many hospitals, it was full of bright colors—including welcoming yellow on the main stairs and calming green for ceilings above bedridden patients. Aalto even created special chairs to open the chest and speed healing.

      The building’s colors were mostly whitewashed later in the 20th century, but now—due to a grant from the Getty Foundation as part of its Keeping It Modern initiative—its colors are being reconstructed and the building preserved for the future.

      More of the story: Saving Alvar Aalto’s Paimio Sanitorium

      Pictured: Paimio Sanatorium, patients’ wing and solarium terraces. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum. A color model for Paimio Sanatorium interiors by decorative artist Eino Kauria. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum, 2016.Paimio chairs (Artek no 41) in the Paimio Sanatorium lecture room, 1930s. Photo: Gustaf Welin, Alvar Aalto Museum. Aino Aalto resting in a chair on the solarium terrace. Photo: Alvar Aalto, Alvar Aalto Museum, 1930s. Main stairs of Paimio Sanatorium. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum.

      04/30/16

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