New semester, new books!

The new books shelf on the 5th floor of the library

Hi, everyone! As the library settles into the new semester, I just wanted to remind you that we keep getting new books all the time. We display these on shelves right outside of the computer lab in room E509. You’re allowed to check these out at the Access Services Desk in the lobby of the library on the 5th floor.

We buy titles covering a lot of subjects relevant to our FIT community. Here’s a cool one on product design using new technologies:

“Smart Product Design” cover


It includes prototypes in medicine, communication, home design, and other fields.









“Sea of Poppies” by Amitav Ghosh



We buy some new fiction, often if it’s part of the #FITreads project, or if an English professor plans to use it in class. But we also try to maintain a collection of classics.




“Freestyle: Illustrating Urban Fashion” cover




We buy a lot of graphic novels, childrens’ books, and other illustrated books. This book focuses on line illustration commissioned for t-shirts.

The artwork in this book has a 1970s feeling, with some influence by Robert Crumb and MAD Magazine.




A lot of the artwork in this book was commissioned by clothing companies with an urban/streetwear focus, as the t-shirt in this illustration shows.




Illustration and graphic design are also heavily used in the casual shoe and sneaker design world, as these pages show.





And, of course, we buy almost everything that comes out related to textiles and fashion history. Here’s a new book on fashion history of the 16th century (1500s) in England.

“Tudor Fashion” by Eleri Lynn, cover



More of the sixteenth-century clothing goodies photographed in this book:










We hope you have a terrific weekend! We’re closed Saturday, September 30th, in observance of Yom Kippur, but we open again Sunday, and all these new books are available to you!







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