Loose Annotated Bibliography


1.Documentary 2015| Thomas Edison- The Wizard of Menlo Park, Youtube, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EpQt7sL56s&t=11s

This is a documentary film about Thomas Edison, it provides some old video of Thomas Edison, some draft and sketch of inventions created by Edison, and some critique interviews about Edison. This video helps to understand the lifetime of Edison and some critical envent and inventions of Edison.

2. Electric Lamp, Thomas Edison, UNITED STATES BEST AVAILABLE CUr PATENT OFFICE. Patented Jan. 27,1880. https://patents.google.com/patent/US223898A/en

This is writed by Thomas Edison, it mainly described the invention of electic lamp. A lot of details and technology recorded here, including the material he tried, physical principle behinded, and some references he took. This article let us understand the most important invention of Thomas Edison through understanding the invention process of electric lamp and how did Edison discover unknown area.


1.Giacometti(1967), BRITISH BOARD of FILM CENSORS, Youtobe, 1967. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRsejf8xdC0

This film shows the sculpting process of Giacometti. It shows how did Giacometti sketch a figure, made it by clay, and adjust the sculpture over and over again. The film emphasised on the Giaccometti’s facial expression, especially his attentive eyes when he’s doing sculpture. It helps us to understanding the working process of Giacometti, and sculpture techniques he used  and he emphasised.

2. Frances Morris, Director, Tate Modern, Alberto Giacometti|Tate Shots, Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M58oMKBO7S0

This film is directed by France Morris, and it showed  a lot of Giacometti’s sculpture exhibted in Guggenheim Museum. The video allows us to see each detail part of Giacometti’s art pieces and helps us to understand the sculpture. The video also talked about some important historical phases in Giacometti’s life period, and how these phases influence his artworks.


1.Pablo Picasso and His Paintings, Pablo Picasso Paintings Quotes and Biography, 2009. https://www.pablopicasso.org/

This artical is a brif biography of Pablo Picasso, a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer. The article talked about Picasso’s childhood, and introuces different periods in Picasso’s life: Blue Period (1901–1904), the Rose Period (1904–1906), the African-influenced Period (1907–1909), Analytic Cubism (1909–1912), and Synthetic Cubism (1912–1919), also referred to as the Crystal period, Surrealism (mid-1920s). It shows basic influences to Picasso’s artworks.

2. The Chronology of Las Meninas of Picasso, Aug 2015, del Museu Picasso de Barcelona. http://www.blogmuseupicassobcn.org/2015/08/the-chronology-of-las-meninas-of-picasso/?lang=en

Las Meninas is a recreation series painting of the painting Las Meninas painted by Spanish painter Diego Velazquez, but Picasso transformed it into his own style and representing the scene in really different way. This artical shows Picasso’s Las Menias Series Pinting, and explain the painting style and drawing techiniques used in this series painting. The article help us to understand Picasso’s painting and his critical painting idea.

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