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Abject VisionsPowers of Horror in Art and Visual Culture

Abject Visions: Powers of Horror in Art and Visual Culture

Rina Arya and Nicholas Chare (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096280
eISBN:
9781526109866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096280.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The rich variety of essays in Abject Visions: Powers of Horror in Art and Visual Culture demonstrate that abjection as a concept continues to hold great value as an aid to cultural understanding and ... More

Almost NothingObservations on precarious practices in contemporary art

Almost Nothing: Observations on precarious practices in contemporary art

Anna Dezeuze

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719088575
eISBN:
9781526120717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088575.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book proposes a new reading of contemporary art between 1958 and 2009 by sketching out a trajectory of ‘precarious’ art practices. Such practices risk being dismissed as ‘almost nothing’ because ... More

Colouring the CaribbeanRace and the Art of Agostino Brunias

Colouring the Caribbean: Race and the Art of Agostino Brunias

Mia L. Bagneris

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526120458
eISBN:
9781526132246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526120458.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Colouring the Caribbean offers the first comprehensive study of Agostino Brunias’s intriguing pictures of colonial West Indians of colour – so called ‘Red’ and ‘Black’ Caribs, dark-skinned Africans ... More

Fleshing Out SurfacesSkin in French Art and Medicine, 1650-1850

Fleshing Out Surfaces: Skin in French Art and Medicine, 1650-1850

Mechthild Fend

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719087967
eISBN:
9781526120724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087967.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Throughout the history of European painting, skin has been the most significant surface for artistic imitation, and flesh has been a privileged site of lifelikeness. Skin and flesh entertain complex ... More

Ghost-Haunted LandContemporary Art and Post-Troubles Northern Ireland

Ghost-Haunted Land: Contemporary Art and Post-Troubles Northern Ireland

Declan Long

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784991449
eISBN:
9781526132291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991449.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 — the formal end-point of the thirty-year modern ‘Troubles’ — contemporary visual artists have offered diverse responses to post-conflict ... More

Hot MetalMaterial Culture and Tangible Labour

Hot Metal: Material Culture and Tangible Labour

Jesse Adams Stein

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784994341
eISBN:
9781526121158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994341.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

With the increasing digitisation of almost every facet of human endeavour, concerns persist about ‘deskilling’ and precarious employment. The publishing industry has turned its energy to online and ... More

Julia Margaret Cameron's 'fancy subjects'Photographic allegories of Victorian identity and empire

Julia Margaret Cameron's 'fancy subjects': Photographic allegories of Victorian identity and empire

Jeff Rosen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993177
eISBN:
9781526109811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993177.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The Victorians admired Julia Margaret Cameron for her evocative photographic portraits of eminent men like Tennyson, Carlyle, and Darwin. But Cameron also made numerous photographs called ‘fancy ... More

Migration Into ArtTranscultural Identities and Art-Making in a Globalised World

Migration Into Art: Transcultural Identities and Art-Making in a Globalised World

Anne Ring Petersen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526121905
eISBN:
9781526132352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526121905.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book addresses a topic of increasing importance to artists, art historians and scholars of cultural studies, migration studies and international relations: migration as a profoundly ... More

Mixed MessagesAmerican Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices

Mixed Messages: American Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices

Catherine Gander and Sarah Garland (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991500
eISBN:
9781526115003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991500.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Mixed Messages presents and interrogates ten distinct moments from the arts of nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century America where visual and verbal forms blend and clash. Charting ... More

Novelty fairBritish visual culture between Chartism and the Great Exhibition

Novelty fair: British visual culture between Chartism and the Great Exhibition

Jo Briggs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719089640
eISBN:
9781526109590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089640.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

First performed on 21 May 1850, the satirical play Novelty Fair; or Hints for 1851 opened at almost exactly the middle of the 19th century. Its plot juxtaposes 1848, Chartism and republicanism, with ... More

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