On our recent acquisitions shelf, we have a large, almost folio sized, book of photos by Brett Weston. The collection is vivid, though short. In only ten images, the photographer captures San Francisco from 1935-1939. A looming Golden Gate Bridge only recently opened, dusk over Ghirardeli Square with Alcatraz in the background, all beneath the ever present California sky. The afterward by Roger Aiken is insightful, relaying the relevant bits of Weston's story.
Newly acquired by the Library is this fascinating book on the Cuban photographer Alberto Korda, titled Cuba by Korda. The images and accompanying text document his transition from studio fashion work to Fidel Castro's official photographer. As evidenced by the cover image, Korda is the photographer of the famous picture of Che Guevara, on teeshirts worldwide. The account of how he came to take the photo is recounted here as well. TR654 .K653 2006
Hidden in plain sight in the reference collection is George Redford's Art Sales, N8675 .R4 V.1-2. Or if you like long full titles that tell you exactly what something is, Art sales. A history of sales of pictures and other works of art. With notices of the collections sold, names of owners, titles of pictures, prices and purchasers, arranged under the artists of the different schools in order of date. Including the purchases and prices of pictures for the National Gallery.
Anyone who frequents the Cinematheque at the CIA should be familiar with Rusell Barnett Aitken. The building's auditorium is named for this Clevelander. Aitken was a ceramic artist who lived a fascinating life, as is evident in the two clipping file folders, located in the reference collection. For access to the clipping files in the Ingalls library, search in the catalog for your subject as an author. The holdings will list clipping file if we have maintained anything on the subject.