The Blackstone Valley Art Association maintains a lending library of art books and magazines. We have well over 100 items in the library. Here’s the full list:
In addition, member Lisa Shea has some of her personal art books she’s willing to share. Here’s the list of Lisa’s books. If anyone else has books they’re willing to share, let us know!
|Holga – The World thorugh a Plastic Lens
Holga: The World Through a Plastic Lens (Lomography) [Paperback] Lomographic Society International (Author)
Holga – The World thorugh a Plastic Lens – Amazon Listing
|Fantastic Plastic Cameras: Tips and Tricks for 40 Toy CamerasThe art of film photography using plastic or “toy” cameras is the sensational new trend among camera buffs and hipsters. Featuring a shoot-from-the-hip attitude and a playful retro look, Fantastic Plastic Cameras is the definitive guide to the low-fi phenomenon referred to as Lomography.
Fantastic Plastic Cameras: Tips and Tricks for 40 Toy Cameras – Amazon Listing
|Photojojo!: Insanely Great Photo Projects and DIY Ideas
A photo, an idea, and simple crafting skills are all you need to transform your pictures into useful, fun, giftable art. With clear DIY instructions, Photojojo! by Amit Gupta and Kelly Jensen shows you how to turn your forgotten photos into ingenious photo projects.
Photojojo!: Insanely Great Photo Projects and DIY Ideas – Amazon Listing
|Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity
Take a tour of the burgeoning world of plastic cameras and low-tech photography in this fun and funky guide to creating the most artistic pictures of your life! Whether you’re an experienced enthusiast or toy camera neophyte, you’ll find this guide full of tantalizing tips, fun facts, and absolutely striking photographs taken with the lowest tech tools around.
Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity – Amazon Listing
|Providence & Rhode Island Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes From The Ocean State
Our very own Al Weems was the photographer for this amazing exploration of the restaurants and dishes of Providence. Take a look through his skill with food, restaurants, and even WaterFire!
Providence & Rhode Island Chef’s Table – Amazon Listing
|Chinese Turkestan: A Photographic Journey Through an Ancient Civilization
Award-winning internationally known photographer Ryan Pyle braves an isolated part of the world to bring a glimpse of a culture fading into the past.
Chinese Turkestan – Amazon Listing
Thank you to Dennis Smith for donating this to our library! These are “lumen prints” – putting plants directly onto black and white photographic paper. Very much like cyanotypes!
Understory – Amazon Listing
|Blackstone River Calendar 2015
Calendar from 2015 showcasing images from the Blackstone River corridor. BVAA member Carol Dandrade is featured for two months as well as a smaller end-of-month spot.
(no longer available)
|Blackstone River Calendar 2016
Calendar from 2016 showcasing images from the Blackstone River corridor. BVAA members Carol Dandrade, Judy Belben, Lisa Shea, and Bob See are featured.