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Books on Black Mountain College are located in a number of locations in the library. Click here for a link to the library map.
For books on the cultural impact of Black Mountain College, these are in the N class range of the upper level of the library. Within the N range, material is organized topically. There is not one specific "Black Mountain College" header, but there are materials concerning specific topics such as the art of the students and the history of the facility located throughout the library.
Key Black Mountain College Texts
Black Mountain College by
Call Number: NX405.B55 B552 2003
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
Although it lasted only twenty-three years (1933-1956) and enrolled fewer than 1,200 students, Black Mountain College was one of the most fabled experimental institutions in art education and practice. This book, which accompanies an exhibition organized by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sof in Madrid, contains nearly 500 color and black and white illustrations, many never before published. Most of the images directly support the ideas and evidence presented in the book's four essays, all commissioned for this book. The book also contains detailed histories of the careers of sixty-five Black Mountain artists, drawing on new interviews with John Chamberlain, Robert Creeley, Merce Cunningham, Fielding Dawson, Joseph Fiore, Richard Lippold, Kenneth Noland, Pat Passlof, Arthur Penn, Dan Rice, Dorothea Rockburne, Gerald van de Wiele, Susan Weil, and John Wieners.
The Arts at Black Mountain College by
Call Number: NX405.B55 B554 1987
Publication Date: 1987-05-01
In this definitive account of the arts at Black Mountain College, back in print after many years, Mary Emma Harris describes a unique educational experiment and the artists and writers who conducted it. She replaces the myth of the college as a haphazardly conceived venture with a portrait of a consciously directed liberal arts school that grew out of the progressive education movement. Proceeding chronologically through the four major periods of the college's history, Harris covers every aspect of its extraordinary curriculum in the visual, literary, and performing arts.