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1971A Year in the Life of Color

1971: A Year in the Life of Color

Darby English

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226131054
eISBN:
9780226274737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226274737.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book explores the year 1971, when two exhibitions opened that brought modernist painting and sculpture into the burning heart of United States cultural politics: Contemporary Black Artists in ... More

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

Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address

Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address

Shira Brisman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226354750
eISBN:
9780226354897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354897.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Art historians have long looked to letters to secure biographical information, affirm patronage patterns, and establish the identity of an artist as a modern, self-aware individual. But letters are ... 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

The Art of PhilosophyVisual Thinking in Europe from the Late Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment

The Art of Philosophy: Visual Thinking in Europe from the Late Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment

Susanna Berger

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691172279
eISBN:
9781400885121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172279.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Delving into the intersections between artistic images and philosophical knowledge in Europe from the late sixteenth to the early eighteenth centuries, this book shows that the making and study of ... More

Art WorldsArtists, Images, and Audiences in Late Nineteenth-Century Shanghai

Art Worlds: Artists, Images, and Audiences in Late Nineteenth-Century Shanghai

Roberta Wue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888208463
eISBN:
9789888313280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208463.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The growth of Shanghai in the late nineteenth century gave rise to an exciting new art world in which a flourishing market in popular art became a highly visible part of the treaty port’s ... More

The challenge of the sublimeFrom Burke's Philosophical Enquiry to British Romantic art

The challenge of the sublime: From Burke's Philosophical Enquiry to British Romantic art

Hélène Ibata

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526117397
eISBN:
9781526136114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117397.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The challenge of the sublime argues that the unprecedented visual inventiveness of the Romantic period in Britain could be seen as a response to theories of the sublime, more specifically to Edmund ... 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

Corn Palaces and Butter QueensA History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculpture

Corn Palaces and Butter Queens: A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculpture

Pamela H. Simpson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676194
eISBN:
9781452947921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676194.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Teddy Roosevelt’s head sculpted from butter. The Liberty Bell replicated in oranges. The Sioux City Corn Palace of 1891 encased with corn, grains, and grasses and stretching for two city blocks—with ... More

Drawing on ArtDuchamp and Company

Drawing on Art: Duchamp and Company

Dalia Judovitz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665297
eISBN:
9781452946535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665297.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Marcel Duchamp’s 1919 readymade, L.H.O.O.Q., which he created by drawing a moustache and goatee on a commercial reproduction of the Mona Lisa, precipitated a radical reevaluation of the meaning of ... More

Engendering an avant-gardeThe unsettled lansdcapes of Vancouver photo-conceptualism

Engendering an avant-garde: The unsettled lansdcapes of Vancouver photo-conceptualism

Leah Modigliani

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526101198
eISBN:
9781526135957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526101198.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Engendering an avant-garde: the unsettled landscapes of Vancouver photo-conceptualism is the first book to comprehensively examine the origins of Vancouver photo-conceptualism in its regional context ... More

FeltFluxus, Joseph Beuys, and the Dalai Lama

Felt: Fluxus, Joseph Beuys, and the Dalai Lama

Chris Thompson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653546
eISBN:
9781452946184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653546.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book provides a nonlinear look at the engagement of the postwar avant-garde with Eastern spirituality, a context in which the German artist Joseph Beuys appears as an uneasy shaman. Centered on ... 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

Form as RevoltCarl Einstein and the Ground of Modern Art

Form as Revolt: Carl Einstein and the Ground of Modern Art

Sebastian Zeidler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702082
eISBN:
9781501701900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702082.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The German writer and art critic Carl Einstein (1885–1940) has long been acknowledged as an important figure in the history of modern art, and yet he is often sidelined as an enigma. This book ... More

Imitation and Creativity in Japanese ArtsFrom Kishida Ryusei to Miyazaki Hayao

Imitation and Creativity in Japanese Arts: From Kishida Ryusei to Miyazaki Hayao

Michael Lucken

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172929
eISBN:
9780231540544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172929.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The idea that Japanese art is produced through rote copy and imitation is an eighteenth-century colonial construct, with roots in Romantic ideals of originality. Offering a much-needed corrective to ... More

The Insect and the ImageVisualizing Nature in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700

The Insect and the Image: Visualizing Nature in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700

Janice Neri

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667642
eISBN:
9781452946603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667642.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Once considered marginal members of the animal world (at best) or vile and offensive creatures (at worst), insects saw a remarkable uptick in their status during the early Renaissance. This quickened ... 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

Live FormWomen, Ceramics, and Community

Live Form: Women, Ceramics, and Community

Jenni Sorkin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226303116
eISBN:
9780226303253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303253.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

A thematic and gendered history of post-war American ceramics, this book focuses on three American women ceramists, Marguerite Wildenhain (1896-1985), a Bauhaus-trained potter who taught form as ... More

Long Strange JourneyOn Modern Zen, Zen Art, and Other Predicaments

Long Strange Journey: On Modern Zen, Zen Art, and Other Predicaments

Gregory P. A. Levine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824858056
eISBN:
9780824876906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858056.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book examines Zen Buddhism in the modern-contemporary world, tracing a recent history that enchants, and constrains, understandings of where Zen and Zen art, aesthetics come from and what they ... More

Machine Art in the Twentieth Century

Machine Art in the Twentieth Century

Andreas Broeckmann

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035064
eISBN:
9780262336109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035064.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book deals with the ways in which visual artists have reflected on the cultural meaning of technology, and the particular aesthetic of machines, throughout the twentieth century. It is the first ... More

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