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Accidental Mysteries, a website started by John and Teenuh Foster features their collection of vernacular photography. Fosters are self-taught artists who believe that photographs that are accidental in nature is a “genre of folk art”. Drop in at their website for amazing photographs of people, objects and places.
The British Museum provides Free Non-commercial Image Service for non-commercial uses of its digital image collection. High-quality images are now available via e-mail. For more information, visit the museum website.
The Texas area chapter of the American Institute of Architects is hosting the 24th annual AIA Austin Homes Tour on October 2-3, 2010. The self-guided tour includes 12 homes in the Austin area designed by local artists in traditional and contemporary styles. For additional information on tour schedule and showcased houses visit the 2010 AIA Homes Tour website.
What: AIA Austin Homes Tour 2010
When: October 2-3, 2010, 12noon – 6pm
Where: Austin, Texas
Note: None of the houses on the tour are on sale.
The Landmarks programs at the University of Texas at Austin is hosting “Lunch with Landmarks” event on October 8, 2010. The event features a discussion of the sculpture Veduggio Glimpse exhibited near the School of Architecture and its sculptor Anthony Caro.
What: Lunch with Landmarks Discussion
When: Friday, October 8, 2010 Noon – 1pm
Where: Pathway between Goldsmith and Sutton Halls
Notes: Free for all. Feel free to bring lunch to the event.
The Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin is hosting Sigi Moeslinger and Masamichi Udagawa of Antenna Design at their Design Lecture series. The lecture is titled Intervention/Interaction: How Design Can Affect Human Behavior. It will be held at the Art Building on September 27, 2010 6.30pm – 7.30pm.
What: Design Lecture Series – Intervention/Interaction: How Design Can Affect Human Behavior
When: Monday, September 27, 2010 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Where: Art Building (ART) 1.110, The University of Texas at Austin
Notes: Free admission to all; parking available San Jacinto Garage on San Jacinto Stree near Dean Keeton.
Jacques-Édouard Berger was a noted traveler and art collector. J-E Berger traveled extensively through the United States, Europe and Asia and brought back photographs of art and architecture. This photographic collection can be viewed online at the Jacques-Édouard Berger Foundation website.
The Architecture Studies Library at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has an online guide containing links to web resources on topics related to architecture. This continuously evolving database was established in 1993 by Jeanne Brown, head of UNLV Architecture Studies Library.
Advances in 3D printing technology has significantly altered the world of design, modeling and manufacturing. Ashley Vance in her NY Times article looks at how 3D printing is affecting the way manufacturing companies and architectural firms think about design.
More than 940 images featuring African art, architecture and culture photographed by art historian Herbert Cole is now available on ARTstor. The images are from the Herbert Cole archives at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
The Photo Blogs of the Denver Post has a new blog post featuring 67 amazing aerial photographs of New York City. These photographs taken by various photographers provide an extensive coverage of the city and its architecture from the skies above.
For UK-based photographer Martin Wilson, even 35mm film strips are art. The contact sheets displayed on his website are scanned film strips pieced together as collages. The collage above is called Oranges and Lemons.