Great Reads and Inspiration

Articles, videos, ideas, photos, and artwork....the TASIS Visual Arts Faculty often share links and ideas with one another. We have decided to collect a few of our favorites so alumni and students can see what is inspiring the TASIS Visual Arts faculty these days! We plan to post 'Great Reads' at least twice a month. 

Our hope is to challenge and inspire current and former TASIS Visual Arts Students. Let us know your thoughts and share your favorite links with us in the comments section.

Old Masters at the Top of Their Game
 Portraits of men and women in the 80s and 90s, rich in the rewards of substantial and celebrated careers. 

She Who Tells a Story  (From Digital Photo Pro) 
A glimpse of the lives of Arab women captured by the lenses of women photographers living in that world.

Truthtelling (From Digital Photo Pro)
An article about Barbara Davidson, Pulizter Prize winning photojournalist

Cutting and Layering Clay Slabs to Create Organic Texture (From April 2016 Ceramics Monthly)
Potter Jeremy Wallace shares how he makes a textured slab-built cylinder. 

15 Iconic Buildings Celebrate the Monumental Modernism of Louis Kahn
Reflections on one of architecture’s most influential figures of the 20th century - Louis Kahn

Scanning the Covers of Fortune Magazine (From CreativePro)
Gene Gable did a column on the covers of Fortune magazine, especially those published before 1960 when the magazine was one of the most lavishly produced in the United States. 

The Place of Craft (David duChemin, former Senior Humanities Speaker) 
David states that we ".....suffer from a lack of visual literacy, imagination, and the willingness to connect emotionally – and vulnerably – with our subjects."

The Disease of Being Busy (
An article just as its title suggests - 'being too busy'.

Out of an Ivory Tower and into the World
An article about Swiss photographer Werner Bishof (Note: TASIS students and faculty visited a Bishof exhibition in Chiasso last year.)