Current Publications Featured in the Avery Library Display of Recent Acquisitions

Judy Chicago with Frances Borzello.

Frida Kahlo: face to face.

Munich; London; New York: Prestel, c2010.

At once deeply personal and brilliantly perceptive, this dynamic reconsideration of the life and work of Frida Kahlo is curated by the prominent feminist artist Judy Chicago, who helped introduce American audiences to Kahlo’s paintings. In this volume Chicago, together with her collaborator, art historian Frances Borzello, has handpicked a selection of Kahlo’s work, a hundred portraits that speak to the full spectrum of women’s experience.


Ansel Adams.

Unseen Ansel Adams: photographs from the Fiat Lux Collection.

San Diego, CA: Thunder Bay Press, c2010.

Showcases one hundred and eighty rare photographs of the artist’s work for the University of California, including scenes of the campus, the L.A. freeway system, Santa Cruz’s forests, and the Santa Barbara coastline.


Gao Chunmig.

Exquisite fabrics : traditional weaving and embroidery patterns in China.

New York, N Y : Better Link Press, 2010.


Illustrates more than 600 Chinese textile patterns of all types. Includes figure, religious, geometric and allegorical patterns.


High style: masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum

Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of


New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven,

Conn. : Yale University Press, 2010.


First comprehensive publication on the Brooklyn Museum’s remarkable collection of costumes and accessories.  Presentation of more than two hundred examples drawn from its nearly twenty-four thousand women’s and men’s garments, accessories, hats, and shoes.

–by Chris Sala, Architecture Librarian


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