The NYSID Library is happy to now offer Universal Book Return. This means that books checked out from NYU or the New School Gimbel Library can be returned at NYSID or any of the other two locations. NYSID books can also be returned at any of these three locations. We hope this will encourage you to use NYU and the New School libraries more often, or that it will give you a place closer to home or work to return your books.
And remember, avoid late fines and renew online!
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Dear NYSID Community,
We hope that you are doing well in the wake of the storm!
Now that the library has reopened we want to assure everyone that any books due during the week of the storm or until the end of this week WILL NOT incur library overdue fines. This means that any books that should have been returned starting on Saturday, October 27 extending until Friday, November 9, will not result in fines. Starting Saturday, November 10, books will resume late fines. If your book is overdue, please return to one of the librarians, Sarah Falls, Camille Lannan or Meg Donabedian.
Please let us know if you have any other problems with books and check out.
NYSID Library maintains an extensive Materials Collection at both our Main Campus and Graduate Center of recent samples (no older than 3 years) donated by major New York area showrooms and firms for students to use in their projects. At both locations you’ll find a comprehensive selection of textiles, wall coverings, stone, solid surfacing, glass, plastics, and metals, with our Graduate Center’s collection focusing on innovative materials for contract and sustainable design. Manufacturer and vendor catalogs for furnishings, lighting, fixtures and hardware are also available in both collections.
Our materials selections are constantly changing as we get new donations, so we encourage you to stop by often! Please contact the library for more information on our Materials Collection or just come by and check it out!
Hello NYSID Students and Faculty,
We hope that you had a great Summer and are very excited to start the Fall Semester!
Please come by the library to check out our new book exhibit in conjunction with the New York School of Interior Design’s Jack Lenor Larsen retrospective “Jack Lenor Larsen: 40 Years” (September 19-December 5, 2012).
Jack Lenor Larsen is one of the foremost designers of high-end textiles in the U.S. and a tireless advocate of traditional and contemporary crafts. NYSID’s retrospective exhibition will give an overview of Larsen’s career and contributions as a designer, collector and author with an array of original textiles from his 40-year career.
Larsen’s works are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and many more. His design house is also one of only two to have been the subject of an exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
For more information on Jack Lenor Larsen’s work please visit the library or try searching our several scholarly databases, found on the NYSID Library website!
We look forward to an amazing academic year ahead!!
Hello NYSID Students and Staff! We hope that you’re having a great summer so far and just want to let you know how excited we are for your return in September. When you get back, you will notice new book posters in the 70th Street building. Use the QR code to find the corresponding record in BobCat, our online catalog. You can also just come to the library to find these amazing books!!
Enjoy the rest of your summer and see you soon!
Hello, current & future NYSID students!! This is Aylem Merino, a 3rd year BFA student. Some of you know me, some of you don’t! But here is a cool summer experience I’d like to share with you all…
I’ve had the exciting opportunity to be a part of a NYSID digitization project, scanning striking portfolios of French Art Deco dating back to the 1920s. Among the several books on which I’ve been working is a two-volume set called Nouvelles Compositions Decoratives. This is a beautiful publication from 1928 by artist Serge Gladky that made my heart skip a beat. Gladky was a French designer, architect, and graphic artist from the Art Deco Movement, and was heavily influenced by Cubism.
These portfolios were made using the Pochoir technique of hand-stenciling. This process includes applying vivid colors by hand and is extremely labor intensive. Each plate is a unique composition where the artist used up to thirty stencils just in one image! Gladky’s creative, vibrant colored prints are abstract compositions inspired by nature and geometric forms and were meant to influence creators in the fields of Fashion, Design, and Architecture.
These images will soon be available for all NYSID students! In the meantime, take a sneak peek at some of these fabulous prints created by artist Serge Gladky.
Here at the NYSID Library, we are always working to offer the best of design resources, both contemporary and historical.
Stay Tuned for more updates!!
Material ConneXion maintains one of the largest physical libraries of advanced, innovative and sustainable materials and processes in the world. All of the materials in its collection are categorized based on their chemical composition: Polymers, Naturals, Metals, Glass, Process, Ceramics, Cement-based, Carbon-based. The online library includes descriptions of the materials and manufacturer’s contact information. Click on Material ConneXion to access it from home!
In conjunction with the New York School of Interior Design’s new Exhibition, Theatrical by Design: A Century of the Shubert Organizations Theatre Interiors, the library currently has a selection of theatre books from its collection on display.
The Shubert Organization is both a theatrical organization and an owner of several theatres in New York City. The organization is America’s oldest professional theatre company, and today owns seventeen Broadway theatres in New York City. Over the last century the company has owned hundreds of theatres and produced over five hundred plays and musicals. Currently, the Shubert Organization is dedicating its energies to a campaign for revitalizing the American theatre.
The library’s collection contains a variety of books on theatre, set, and costume design, which we encourage you to explore.
BobCat will be undergoing emergency maintenance for 90 minutes today starting at 5pm and will therefore be offline. Please be aware of this and try to do any research that you need before this time and, as always, feel free to contact the library with any questions or concerns.
Hello NYSID community, I just want to introduce myself.
My name is Camille Lannan and I am your new Librarian for Outreach, Cataloging and Instruction. I have a background in theater, photography and philosophy. I previously worked in NYU’s Bobst Library and also as a Photographic Archivist/Digital Asset Manager at Tiffany & Co. I look forward to giving instructional sessions to your classes and encourage you to come by and introduce yourself. Please feel free to e-mail me to set-up an appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org