The Art Directors Guild database is a portal for safe and secure access to library and archival materials for the purpose of benefitting production design professionals and researchers of production art. The site provides a variety of content and several ways to search and browse the collection and to act on that information, such as creating lists, downloading, emailing, and printing records. ...Read More
While new records are added daily, the database is at a starting point and will require user feedback to make it better over time. There is the potential for adding interactive features to capture comments, user added metadata and ratings. Efforts to digitize the library and archives are ongoing, and the database represents a portion of available materials.
• The Guild uses an Inmagic web application database for its Catalog
• The Catalog is arranged in five collections:
Production Art, Research, Archival, Multimedia, News & Links
• The Collections can be accessed by keyword search or browsing features
• Users may create lists, download, email, and print catalog records
• Search results are separated by collection
• The site uses a SQL backend and .Net Framework 4.0 on the front end
• Rosemarie Knopka, the Guild’s Archivist, manages the site and maintains the content and appearance of the database.
The archive contains about 5,800 volumes with books on production design and for production research. Topics include architecture, locations, history, and design.
Magazines include vintage issues of Vogue, Life, Architectural Digest, Town & County, and House and Garden.
• INSTITUTIONAL ARCHIVES
Materials related to the history of the Art Directors Guild, including documents dating back to the 1920’s from The League of Art Directors and Associates and issues of Production Design from the 1950’s, the magazine of the society of motion picture art directors, issues of Trace and Perspective, and materials on Guild events. ...Read More
The photo archive contains a Film Still Collection (1,600 photos), Set Still Collection (500 photos), and Personalities file (1,800 photos). • VISUAL FILES
The clipping files are alphabetical by subject, with strengths in architecture and locations.
There are pamphlet files on a variety of topics, such as art exhibitions and travel brochures.
• MATERIALS AT AMPAS
These include original production art, manuscripts, and film assets that are part of the Art Directors Guild collection at the Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive.
• PRODUCTION RESEARCH FILES
Photographs, clippings, maps and other printed material from Bob Boyle, Gene Allen, and Ed Stephenson, among others.
There are many set drawings in the Jan Scott collection and Ed Stephenson collection.
The Guild collects feature films, box sets, and television series on DVD (1,500 titles).
A portion of the media collection includes interviews conducted by Karen Maness in 2012 with thirteen Scenic Artists who have had long careers that span work in theater and film. The larger part of ADG produced media consists of videotaped panel discussions with members of the Art Directors Guild, mainly Production Designers and Art Directors, including Gene Allen, Harold Michelson, William Creber, Brian Eatwell, Patrizia von Brandenstein, Ken Adam, Robert Boyle, Albert Brenner, Jan Scott and John De Cuir, recorded at Art Directors Guild events from 1986-present.
ADG ARCHIVES ACCESS
Materials are available in person and, when possible, electronically.
Please contact Rosemarie Knopka at (818) 762-9995 or email@example.com ›