Need a TEXTBOOK? Visit the library to see if we have a copy of your course textbook. Students may borrow and use textbooks for up to two hours in the library.
Native American Heritage Month celebrates the
history and contributions of native peoples, which continue to this
day with contemporary artists and writers such as Sherman Alexie,
Leslie Marmon Silko, and Louise Erdrich, among many others.
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month by checking out one of the
works by these award winning authors – books such as The Lone Ranger
and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven, Ceremony, Love Medicine, House Made
of Dawn, or many others in our collection.
Currently on display is “Less is More vs.
Less is a Bore,” which traces the evolution of architectural styles
in the 20th to 21st century – modernism, postmodernism and
deconstructivism. Modernism, as exemplified by the works of Frank
Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius and Mies Van Der Rohe, eschews
ornamentation and is distinguished by simple geometric forms.
Postmodernism was a midcentury reaction to the modernist style, with
a return to surface ornament, historical reference and a conscious
awareness of the surrounding buildings in a neighborhood. Architects
in the postmodern style include Phillip Johnson, Robert Venturi and
Robert A.M. Stern. Deconstructivism, considered an offshoot of
postmodernism, tries to "disassemble" architecture. It rejects
postmodern references to architectural history as well as the idea
of ornament as mere decoration. Buildings in this style, such as
those by Frank Gehry, often feature fragmented or intersecting
curves and planes. The display was created by Mary Kira and was
inspired by the recent remodel of the Escondido Center.
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