Once approved, her position will take a two-year term, from January 2014 to December 2015. A committee of San Mateo County supervisors chose Goodwin out of a pool of 15 nominations.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by David Morini
Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Jim Norrena
Tom Barbash at Mrs. Dalloway's Books in Berkeley for a reading from "Stay Up With Me"
His recent effort, however, a recently published collection of short stories, titled Stay Up With Me (Ecco/HarperCollins), puts him among some of the most celebrated writers of the day.
Barbash, who wrote the novel The Last Good Chance and the bestselling nonfiction work On Top of the World: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick & 9/11: A Story of Loss & Renewal, has also had his fiction appear in Tin House magazine, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Indiana Review, among other publications.
He is no stranger to seeing his words in print.Read the rest
Archetypes in Branding: A Toolkit for Creatives and Strategists
HOW Books, 2012
Hardcover, 158 pages, $45
Margaret Hartwell (MBA in Design Strategy faculty) and Joshua C. Chen coauthored this book, which offers a highly participatory approach to brand development. Combined with a companion deck of 60 original archetype cards, this kit is a practical tool to reveal your brand's motivations, how it moves in the world, what its trigger points are and why it attracts certain customers; forge relationships with the myriad stakeholders that affect your business; and empower your team to access their creativity and innovate with integrity.
Readers can use this tool again and again to inform and enliven brand strategy, and to create resonant and authentic communications.
For more information visit archetypesinbranding.com.Read the rest
Smarty Marty's Got Game
Cameron + Company, 2013
Hardcover, 40 pages, $10.77
Adam McCauley (Illustration faculty) illustrated this book written by Amy G, an Emmy-Award winning reporter and Bay Area native who is entering her 20th year in the broadcasting industry and embarking upon her sixth season as a San Francisco Giants in-game reporter for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.
The book, which is aimed at both boys and girls, tells the story of older sister Marty, who teaches the game (and love) of baseball to her younger brother Mikey. Marty has always loved baseball and is known as "Smarty Marty" to her friends at school because she knows more about baseball than most grown-up baseball fans. Her younger brother, Mikey, just doesn't get it until he attends a real game and learns from Marty the ins and outs of baseball -- the lingo, the strategies, and more, often using real-life examples so Mikey can better understand.Read the rest
Ann & Nan Are Anagrams
Chronicle Books, 2013
Hardcover, 36 pages, $16.99
Adam McCauley (Illustration faculty) illustrated this sequel to Mom and Dad are Palindromes. The story, by Mark Shulman, is about Robert (or Bert), who thought he had his hands full when his mom and dad were palindromes. But now, his Grandma Reagan is in anagram danger! In fact, his sisters, Ann and Nan, and almost every other thing in his world, have become anagrams. Can Robert (or Bert) figure out the answer to his word dilemma—or is he fated to live a scrambled life?Read the rest
Mountain of Paradise: Reflections on the Emergence of Greater California as a World Civilization
Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, 2013
Hardcover, 212 pages, $79.95
Mountain of Paradise by Critical Studies faculty member Josef Chytry challenges conventional taxonomies of world civilizations by introducing a new and formidable candidate: the civilization of Greater California presently incubating as the evolution of California into a veritable "nation-state" or "world commonwealth" according to contemporary commentators and scholars.
Through a series of reflective essays, Chytry clarifies the momentous implications of this claim by a thorough account of the genealogical origins of "California," permutation into its speculative moment of self-identity thanks to prolonged creative interchange with European thought and philosophy, advancement to status of a socioeconomic powerhouse by the 1950s and 1960s, invention of distinctly Californian variants of political economy by the 1970s and 1980s, and present domination over regions formerly classified as "Greater California."Read the rest
Star 82 Review issues 2 and 3
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013
Paperback, 44 pages, $9.95
In the spirit of summer travel, the second issue of Star 82 Review, an online and print art and literature magazine edited by Printmaking faculty member Alisa Golden, features personal essays, poems, and stories that revolve around planes, trains, and automobiles. Layered and worthy of multiple readings, these pieces deal with parents and children, dreams and daydreams, life-cycle events and life in general. A special feature is a page from Tom Phillips's A Humument app.
Contributors with CCA connection this issue: Zack Rogow, former MFA Program in Writing faculty.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2013 by Allison Byers
Mr. Schwartz, who teaches at the California College of the Arts and owns a firm called Schwartz and Architecture, is used to counseling anxious city dwellers trying to squeeze more room out of small houses. But after watching several clients get in a knot over whether to go with prefabricated or custom construction, he designed a house of his own to prove a point: that custom design doesn’t have to cost much more, and it has all the advantages that come from a bespoke fit.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, September 16, 2013 by Rachel Walther
The Berkeley studio of Textiles faculty member Lia Cook is furnished with every tool a textile artist could want, from the cutting-edge to the antique. A Mac computer displaying MRI images rests five feet away from a two-story Jacquard loom manufactured in 1900, and in between are a dozen spools of vivid pink, red, and yellow thread.
In order to create her woven pieces, whose dimensions range from eight inches to seven feet, Cook draws upon 40 years of professional experience in which she has developed a unique, hybrid workflow that incorporates the digital, the mechanized, and the handmade.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by Allison Byers
Barbash has published two books previously: the award-winning novel The Last Good Chance, based on the years he spent reporting in upstate New York, and the New York Times bestseller On Top of the World: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick, and 9/11, a nonfiction account of the revival of the financial services firm after it lost nearly seven hundred employees in the Twin Towers. He teaches in the MFA program at California College of the Arts and lives in Marin County, Calif.Read the rest
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