Category Archives for books

my first artist’s book: KnownUnknown

In my role as the fine arts librarian at Baylor University, I’ve been building a teaching collection of artist’s book over the last eight years that now totals about 700 titles. You can see more about the collection here. I … Continue reading

15. June 2015 by Sha Towers
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squeaky wheel

“The things which are most important don’t always scream the loudest.” —Bob Hawke

17. November 2014 by Sha Towers
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the myth of multitasking

“To do two things at once is to do neither.” —Publilius Syrus

17. November 2014 by Sha Towers
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manuscripts and melismas

Today I worked with Jann Cosart and her Medieval music history course to facilitate the exploration of Baylor’s Medieval music manuscript collection (the Jennings Collection). It’s always a joy helping introduce students to these amazing artifacts, dating from the 11th … Continue reading

19. September 2013 by Sha Towers
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100 artists

Shea Hembrey: How I became 100 artists TedTalk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpROaNue9GM and related NYT article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/18/magazine/shea-hembrey.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all&

14. July 2013 by Sha Towers
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book art

http://www.inspirationgreen.com/index.php?q=art-from-old-books.html

14. July 2013 by Sha Towers
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resonating quote

Ran across this quote this weekend that has a universally applicable message: “Part of her initial task on arrival was to understand the history and community that she was becoming a part of.” Over and over again in life I … Continue reading

30. April 2012 by Sha Towers
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stuff i’m reading at the moment

revisiting Daniel Pink’s Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us Daniel Pink’s The Flip Manifesto: 16 Counterintuitive Ideas about Motivation, Innovation, and Leadership –which you can get just for signing up for Dan’s newsletter (and you should!) Robert Kegan … Continue reading

19. April 2012 by Sha Towers
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shallows

this quote from Nicholas Carr’s book The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains , is particularly annoying to me: “for some people, the very idea of reading a book has come to seem old-fashioned, maybe even a … Continue reading

01. September 2011 by Sha Towers
Categories: books, internet, reading | 3 comments