Magazines and Journals

The Central Library subscribes to hundreds of magazines and journals.  Current issues are shelved in the subject departments;  older issues (some going back to the nineteenth century) are kept in storage, where they are easily retrieved when requested.  Most of our magazines don’t leave the building, so the issue you need should always be here.

Click here to see a listing of the magazines in the Arts, Music and Recreation Department.

Popular titles such as  Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, Better Homes and Gardens,  and Bride’s are here, but we also have some titles that might be a surprise.

Here are some glimpses of recent issues, plus a gem from the vaults.

Artforum, January 2012. “Dark Matter” article about Chinese artist Liu Wei.

Guitar Player, April 2012. Find out what Fender Machetes and Badcat Bobcats are and why they are some of the best guitar gear of 2012.

Antiques Roadshow Insider, April 2012. Features an article on collectible comic books.

Outside, April 2012. The “wanderlist” includes a visit to Sweden’s treehotel.

Vogue January 15, 1914 featured “The latest refinements of the motor car- the liveries and duties of the chauffeur.”
Vogue January 2012 features actress Meryl Streep.

RPO’s 2012–13 Bravo Program Artwork Covers

Have some artistic talent you’d like to share? Submit something to Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s International Small Art Phenomenon —your artwork could be chosen for one of the RPO’s 2012–13 Bravo program covers. RoCo is currently accepting artwork for its annual 6×6 exhibition. All entries will be displayed by RoCo, and six will be selected to appear on RPO program covers throughout the 12–13 season.

Each submission must be 6×6 square inches (15 cm) or mounted on a 6×6 board, and signed only on the back. Entries should be submitted by May 6, and mailed directly to Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14604. Click here for more information.

Art, Music and Recreation Division Magazines

Arts, Music and Recreation Division Magazines

Amazing Spider Man
American Art Review
American Artist
American Cinematographer
American Craft
American PhilatelistAmerican Photo
American Record Guide
Antique Trader Weekly
Antiques Antiques and Collecting Magazine
Antiques Roadshow Insider
Architectural Digest
Architectural Record
Architectural Review
Art & Antiques
Art Doll QuarterlyArt EducationArt in America
Artforum InternationalArt Libraries Journal
Artists Magazine
ArtnewsArts Education Policy Review
Back Stage
Baseball Digest
Batman Comics
BeadworkBelle Armoire Jewelry (coming soon)
Better Homes and Gardens
Billboard International Buyers Guide
Billboard International Talent & Touring Guide
Black Belt
Blind Spot
Blues Revue
Bowlers Journal International
Bridge World
Call Sheet by Back Stage
Camera Obscura
Camping Life
Canoe & Kayak MagazineCast On
Ceramics Monthly
Chess Life
Clavier Companion
Climbing Coach and Athletic Director
Coin World
Communications Arts
Country Living
Crafts Report
Crafts n Things
Crochet World
Dance Magazine
Digital PhotoDigital Video
Down Beat
Dwell Magazine
Entertainment Weekly
Espn Magazine
Field & Stream
Film Comment
Film Journal Intl
Film Quarterly
Foxfire Magazine
Golf Digest
GramophoneGuitar Player Hockey News
House Beautiful
Interior Design
International MusicianInt’l Review of African American Art
Journal of the Soc. of Architectural Historians Keyboard
Lakeland Boating
Landscape Architecture
Linns Stamp News Special
Live Design
Living BluesM Music and Musicians
Mekeels and Stamps Magazine
Museum of American Folk ArtMusic Educators Journal
New Musical Express
Official Museum Directory
Old-House Journal
Opera News
Outdoor Life
Paper Crafts
Petersen’s Hunting
Popular Photography
Print – Americas Graphics
Professional ArtistQuilting ArtsRaw Vision
Rolling Stone
Runners World
SailSchool Arts
Sculpture Review
Sheet Music MagazineShuttle, Spindle and Dye Pot
Sight and Sound
Sing Out
Soccer America
SonglinesSouthwest Art
Sporting News
Sports Afield
Sports Illustrated
Stained Glass Studio
Sunshine Artist
Swimming World Magazine
Town & Country
Track & Field News Treasures
TV Guide
Victorian Homes VM+SD (Visual Merchandising + Store Design)

Glass on Display

The Central Library Arts Division is pleased to display the glass artistry of two local talents, William Glasner and Peter Secrest.  Two very different styles yet both equally beautiful examples of the art of glass.

Peter Secrest makes colorful blown glass vases, vessles and bowls. His murrini vases are created from decorative cross sections of canes. The fused scupltures are formed from larger murrini. He has participated in the Naples Open Studio Trail.

The hand-carved beads featured in William Glasner’s jewelry are unique in the 3,500 year history of glass bead making. Traditional techniques are combined in an innovative way. All beads are made by pulling hot glass into long hand blown tubes which are sawed into bead sized segments. The bead segments are then individually carved by hand with diamond wheels using traditional cut glass and Italian “batutto” techniques. Glasner then finishes the pieces with a proprietary polishing or acid etching process. His pieces have been exhibited throughout the U.S. including the Corning Museum of Glass.

Caution! Artist at Work!

The Arts Division of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County will feature a different artist once a month with its Caution! Artists at Work! series. We will host a different local artist or musician who will be working on a piece right in the Arts Division. Patrons are welcome to stop by and observe an artist painting or listen to a musician playing.

We hope you will stop by and see our local talent at work! Call 428-8140 for more details.

Monday April 16, 6-7:45 pm – Marsha Wolsky, encaustic painter
Saturday May 19, 1-3 pm – Jeff Bloom, acoustic guitarist
Thursday June 15, Noon – Heather Swenson, woodcut artist

New additions to the Fine Art collection

There are those who would argue the inclusion of this title  under the heading “Fine Art.” Dating back to the Crusades and 14th century Kashmir, black velvet painting usually evokes images of an uber-kitsch world. Whatever the origin, this book, Black Velvet Art  provides a good history of the subject while providing images of Elvis, matadors, Native Americans, Jesus, cowboys, and portraits of celebrities. Is black velvet painting really the “anti-art of the art world? Take a look at his book and decide for yourself.

The American Tonalist movement is a part of American art history yet little is known about the movement. Dating back to the late 1880s and the early part of the 20th century the movement began with Whistler and then went on to include Rothko and Gottlieb, finally culminating with postmodern artist Wolf Kahn. A History of American Tonalism,1880-1920, is the fist definitive monograph on this important American art movement.

Norton Simon kept collecting art until he finally realized he had no place to keep his collection of more than 8,000 pieces. He purchased his first piece for $300.00 and kept continually hunting for the best most impeccable pieces of art to add to his collection. In 1966 he began his “museum without walls,” where he lent works to American museums. This continued until 1974 when his collection finally was housed in Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. Collector without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best, is a fascinating look at how he began astonishing collection his art collection.

Kruger is an American conceptual artist. Most of her work incorporates large black and white photographs stamped with confrontational phrases. Criticism of sexism, consumerism, government, and philosophical themes dominate her work often in large letters stamped on images taken from newspapers, fashion magazines, and popular culture. Her work makes the viewer question power and control, and makes them question their own place in the world. Barbara Kruger is a new monograph that looks at the artist’s still images and video installations.

Georgia O’Keeffe is best known for her representational subjects such as flowers, animal skulls, bones, and other things she viewed in the desert in Northern New Mexico where she lived.  Although not known for abstraction, she did many abstract works beginning with the charcoal drawings she did in the fall of 1915. This book Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction, is the accompanying volume to the show held at the Whitney in September 2009. This catalog examines O’Keeffe’s contribution to American abstraction. Supplementing the text are letters written by O’Keeffe to photographer Alfred Stieglitz and many color plates that offer a glimpse into her work that is rarely seen.

John Singer Sargent is an American painter best known for his glorious portraits like Madame X. The volume covers his work from 1883-1899 where he produced not portraits but pastoral scenes and landscapes. Included in this book, John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1883-1899: The Complete Paintings, Volume 5, are his lush landscapes and boating paintings. Also included is the first detailed account of his personal and professional relationship with French Impressionist painter Claude Monet. Many of their letters can be read here.