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Items in Fine Arts that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.


  • Erotic art : from the 17th to the 20th century : the Döpp-collection / edited by Peter Weiermair ; texts by Isabelle Azoulay [and others]
    N 8217 E6 E78 1999
    Previously accessible to only a select few, these erotic watercolor drawings and prints from the famous Dopp Collection show the best of the genre from the 17th to the 20th centuries. 265 color illustrations.

  • Winckelmann
    N 7483 W5L4

  • The Sir George Williams University Collection of Canadian art
    N 910 M714 S5 1965

  • Laurent Amiot : Canadian master silversmith / René Villeneuve
    NK 7198 A45 V55 2018
    Laurent Amiot was born in Quebec City in 1764, and after a first apprenticeship stayed in Paris for five years, just before the French Revolution, to perfect his artistic training. He returned to his hometown in the spring of 1787, acquainted with the latest European stylistic trends, mastering the art of composition and possessing a solid technique. He opened a workshop in the Old City the following year, inaugurating a fruitful practice that spans five decades. This illustrated catalog, containing some 80 works on display, is published on the occasion of the presentation of the first retrospective devoted to the artist. Three chapters highlight the fundamental role of Amiot's contribution to the development of art in Canada. The first two scrutinize his training, his practice, the operation of the workshop, the role of the collaborators and relationships with patrons. The third analyzes the work, trying to advance knowledge of the society in which it blossomed.

  • Interpretations of nature : contemporary Canadian architecture, landscape and urbanism / George Thomas Kapelos
    NA 745 K37 1994

  • Cabin fever / editors: Jennifer M. Volland, Bruce Grenville and Stephanie Rebick
    NA 8470 C35 2018

    Cabin Fever traces the course of the cabin in North America--from the simple architecture of colonial settlements to contemporary interpretations feverishly circulated across the Internet--showing how this humble architectural form has been appropriated for its symbolic value and helped shape a larger cultural identity.

    The title is borrowed from the idiomatic expression for anxiety resulting from a prolonged stay in a remote or confined place. But it also plays upon the more consumer-driven definition of "fever": a contagious, usually transient, fascination with an object of desire. Acknowledging the pervasive influence of this typology, Cabin Fever offers a historical survey of the cabin in North America over the past three centuries. Heavily illustrated, it is composed of a selection of notable literature, excerpted texts and iconic images that chronicle the long history of writing and visual documentation of the cabin.

    The publication follows a tripartite structure--Shelter, Utopia and Porn--that maps the formal evolution of the cabin typology within a changing set of social and cultural desires. Additional content includes a typological narrative of 20 buildings that trace the development of the cabin from rudimentary shelter to technologically sophisticated retreat and a survey of art that recognizes the cabin as a subject with enduring and complex connotations. Highlights include the work and writings of Edward Abbey, Margaret Atwood, James Benning, W.E.B. DuBois, Walker Evans, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Dorothea Lange, Michael Pollan, Rudolph Schindler, Julius Shulman and Henry David Thoreau, among many others.


  • Beau Dick : revolutionary spirit / Justin Barski, Linnea Dick, Darrin J. Martens, Peter Morin
    N 6549 D525 A4 2018
    A stunning tribute to the art and life of one of the greatest Indigenous carvers of the last fifty yearsBorn in 1955 on Village Island, Kingcome Inlet, British Columbia, Beau Dick was a Kwakwaka'wakw artist, activist and teacher. He lived and worked in Alert Bay. Although foremost an artist, Dick was actively engaged in all aspects of Kwakwaka'wakw culture: studying and revivifying the traditions of carving, dancing, and storytelling. From the age of fourteen Dick trained with his grandfather and father. His skills were further enhanced when he spent a period in Victoria working with his uncle, Henry Hunt. Dick later worked with many other artists, including Tony Hunt, Bill Reid, Robert Davidson and Doug Cranmer. He was part of a team of carvers working under the direction of Cranmer that recreated the 'Namgis Big House in 'Yalis. Dick's appreciation for Kwakwaka'wakw heritage inspired him to become involved in ceremony and the Hamatsa society of his nation and it has both imbued his work with the long traditions of Kwakwaka'wakw culture and embedded it within them. In 1986 Dick created a transformation mask for Expo '86 which now hangs in the Canadian Museum of History, in Gatineau, Quebec. Beau Dick presents eighty of the artist's finest masks and contextualizes his work within the Kwakwaka'wakw tradition, while also showing how Dick incorporated contemporary Western influences. Dick's craftsmanship and artistry have been noted for being strongly influenced by traditional pieces and techniques, but are particularly unique for their incorporation of contemporary and Western influences as well. As noted by artist Roy Arden, many of Dick's designs "reminds [me] of Japanese anime characters and commercial Halloween masks...An influence from a European painting, or a Japanese Noh mask, are equally likely to inflect on one of his works." In 2012, Dick received the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation's VIVA Award for Visual Arts. In 2014, Beau was Artist in Residence at University of British Columbia. He died in February 2017 at the age of 61.

  • "Living lightly on the earth:" : building an ark for Prince Edward Island, 1974-76 / Steven Mannell ; ark designers: David Bergmark and Ole Hammarlund ; introduction: Daniel A. Barber
    NA 680 M33 2018

  • Kengo Kuma : the character of places = Le caractère des lieux / rédactrice en chef, Emmanuelle Borne
    NA 1559 K77 A4 2018

  • The Intergalactic Design Guide : Harnessing the Creative Potential of Social Design
    NK 1510 H455 2018eb

  • Schizoanalytic ventures at the end of the world : film, video, art, and pedagogical challenges / jan jagodzinski
    N7475

  • Economics of art and culture / Bruno S. Frey
    NX634

  • The American Pre-Raphaelites : radical realists / Linda S. Ferber and Nancy K. Anderson ; with Tim Barringer, Barbara Dayer Gallati, Sophie Lynford, Mark D. Mitchell, Janice Simon, Diane Waggoner
    ND 210.5 P67F47 2019
    An illuminating look at how the Pre-Raphaelite movement was embraced by a group of vanguard American artists

    Bringing together insights from a distinguished group of scholars, this beautiful book analyzes the history and historiography of the American Pre-Raphaelites, and how the movement made its way from England to America. Led by Thomas Charles Farrer--an English expatriate and acolyte of the hugely influential English critic John Ruskin--the American Pre-Raphaelite artists followed Ruskin's dictum to depict nature close up and with great fidelity. Many members of the group (including Farrer, who served in the Union army during the American Civil War) were also abolitionists, and several created works with a rich political subtext.

    Featuring the work of artists such as Fidelia Bridges, Henry and Thomas Charles Farrer, Charles Herbert Moore, Henry Roderick Newman, and William Trost Richards, this generously illustrated volume is filled with insightful essays that explore the influence of Ruskin on the American artists, the role of watercolor and photography in their work, symbolism and veiled references to the Civil War, and much more.

  • Vincent van Gogh : his life in art / edited by David Bomford ; with essays by Nienke Bakker, Renske Suijver, Renske Cohen Tervaert ; contributions by Helga K. Aurisch, Laura Minton, Dena M. Woodall
    ND 653 G7A4 2019
    A magnificently illustrated overview of Van Gogh's life, legacy, and art, from early drawings through later, iconic paintings

    Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art surveys the artist's creative evolution across his short but influential career. The narrative begins with Van Gogh's drawings, which were the foundation of his early practice, and describes how he transitioned into painting by consulting instructional handbooks and copying images. Written by a team of international experts, the book follows his moves from the landscapes and peasant life of his native Holland to Antwerp, Paris, Provence, and finally the countryside north of Paris. In the brilliant light of southern France, he began painting portraits and landscapes while refining his characteristic style of rhythmic brushstrokes and expressive impasto in vivid colors. In addition to the main essay with its overview of Van Gogh's shifting techniques and artistic concerns, the publication features a pair of essays highlighting two museums with exceptional collections of the artist's work: the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, and the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo. Beautifully reproduced images showcase approximately 50 outstanding pieces from these and other institutions, from rough drawings to vibrant late-career canvases.

  • The making of an artist : desire, courage, and commitment / Kristin G. Congdon
    N 85 C66 2018eb

  • Drawing as a way of knowing in art and science / Gemma Anderson
    NC 715 A53 2017eb

  • Design education : creating thinkers to improve the world / Robin Vande Zande
    NK 1170 V36 2017eb

  • Arts-based methods in education around the world / editors, Tatiana Chemi, Xiangyun Du
    NX 282 A78 2017eb
    Arts-Based Methods in Education Around the World investigates arts-based encounters in educational settings in response to a global need for studies that connect the cultural, inter-cultural, cross-cultural, and global elements of arts-based methods in education. In this extraordinary collection, contributions are collected from experts all over the world and involve a multiplicity of arts genres and traditions. These contributions bring together diverse cultural and educational perspectives and include a large variety of artistic genres and research methodologies.

    The topics covered in the book range from policies to pedagogies, from social impact to philosophical conceptualizations. They are informative on specific topics, but also offer a clear monitoring of the ways in which the general attention to the arts in education evolves through time.

    Topics include: arts-based education, artistry in teaching, art performance, drama, inspiration, reflection, student participation, culture, arts, and creativity.

  • Art outside the lines : new perspectives on GDR art culture / edited by Elaine Kelly and Amy Wlodarski
    NX 550.6 A78 2011eb
    This collection of essays, written by leading scholars in the fields of East German art, film, literature, music, and museum studies, seeks to renegotiate the artistic legacy of the German Democratic Republic. Combining a range of theoretical and practical perspectives, the volume challenges the narrow frameworks of totalitarianism and Ostalgie that have dominated discussions of art produced in the GDR. It explores the diversity of art produced in the state and contests the long-held perception that socialist realism and artistic innovation were mutually exclusive. Crucially, the collection puts art itself to the fore; GDR art is considered not simply as a political by-product, as is so often the case, but as an entity of innovation and aesthetic value in its own right.

  • Art and production / Boris Arvatov ; edited by John Roberts and Alexei Penzin ; translated by Shushan Avagyan
    NX 556 A1A84 2017eb

  • Art history as social praxis : the collected writings of David Craven / edited by Brian Winkenweder
    N 7445. C73 2017

  • The unspeakable art of Bill Viola : a visual theology / Ronald R. Bernier
    N 6537 V56B47 2014eb

  • Über(w)unden : art in troubled times / edited by Lien Heidenreich-Seleme & Sean O'Toole
    N 72 S6U24 2012eb
    The intellectual and imaginative engagement of social trauma is presented in this book that investigates how writers, visual artists, theater practitioners, musicians, filmmakers, dancers, and photographers from sub-Saharan Africa and Germany have creatively responded to traumata. Building off a conference hosted by the Goethe-Institut of South Africa in 2011, the book creates an open dialogue through both words and visuals surrounding culture and conflict. The roles of artists during crisis and social change are examined, as well as the impact and aesthetic vocabulary that is created to react to, engage, or heal the trauma.

  • Solvent form : art and destruction / Jared Pappas-Kelley
    N 8557 P36 2019

  • Retroactivity and contemporary art / Craig Staff
    N 6497 S73 2018
    Contemporary art is often preoccupied with time, or acts in which the past is recovered. Through specific case studies of artists who strategically work with historical moments, this book examines how art from the last two decades has sought to mobilize these particular histories, and to what effect, against the backdrop of Modernism. Drawing on the art theory of Rosalind Krauss and the philosophies of Paul Ricoeur, Gerhard Richter, and Pierre Nora, Retroactivity and Contemporary Art interprets those works that foreground some aspect of retroactivity - whether re-enacting, commemorating, or re-imagining - as key artistic strategies.This book is striking philosophical reflection on time within art and art within time, and an indispensable read for those attempting to understand the artistic significance of history, materiality, and memory.

  • Pen to paper : artists' handwritten letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art / edited with an introduction by Mary Savig
    N 45 A73 2016eb

  • Landscape painting now : from pop abstraction to new romanticism / edited by Todd Bradway ; essays by Barry Schwabsky ; contributions by Robert R. Shane, Louise Sørensen, and Susan A. Van Scoy
    ND 1349 L36 2019

    From fantastical worlds to political topologies: a global survey of landscape painting in the 21st century
    Although the fact may be surprising to some, landscape painting is positively thriving in the 21st century--indeed, the genre has arguably never felt as vital as it does today. The reasons why, if speculative, surely include our imminent environmental collapse and increasingly digitally mediated existence. Landscape Painting Now is the first book of its kind to take a global view of its subject, featuring more than eighty outstanding contemporary artists--both established and emerging--whose ages span seven decades and who hail from twenty-five different countries.
    Through its thematic organization into six chapters--Realism and Beyond, Post-Pop Landscapes, New Romanticism, Constructed Realities, Abstracted Topographies, and Complicated Vistas--the book affords a generous window into the very best of contemporary landscape painting, from Cecily Brown's sensual, fleshy landscapes to Peter Doig's magic realist renderings of Trinidad, Maureen Gallace's serene views of beach cottages and the foaming ocean, David Hockney's radiant capturings of seasonal change in the English countryside, Julie Mehretu's dynamically cartographic abstractions, Alexis Rockman's mural-sized, postapocalyptic dioramas, and far beyond.
    Landscape Painting Now features an extensive essay by Barry Schwabsky, art critic for The Nation . Schwabsky's text weaves throughout the book, tracing the history of landscape painting from its origins in Eastern and Western art, through its transformation in the 20th century, to its present flourishing. Shorter texts by art historians Robert R. Shane, Louise S rensen, and Susan A. Van Scoy introduce each artist, situating the importance of landscape within their practice and addressing key works. With over 400 color reproductions, including many details, this ambitious survey makes a compelling case for the continued relevance of landscape painting in our time.
    Featured artists are Etel Adnan, Francis Alÿs, Hurvin Anderson, Mamma Andersson, Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, Lucas Arruda, Ayman Baalbaki, Jules de Balincourt, Ali Banisadr, Hernan Bas, John Beerman, Amy Bennett, Cecily Brown, Gillian Carnegie, Noa Charuvi, Nigel Cooke, Will Cotton, Cynthia Daignault, Verne Dawson, Vincent Desiderio, Lois Dodd, Peter Doig, Rackstraw Downes, Tim Eitel, Andreas Eriksson, Inka Essenhigh, Richard Estes, Genieve Figgis, Jane Freilicher, Barnaby Furnas, Maureen Gallace, Tim Gardner, Franz Gertsch, Adrian Ghenie, April Gornik, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Pat de Groot, Daniel Heidkamp, Barkley L. Hendricks, Israel Hershberg, David Hockney, Shara Hughes, Yvonne Jacquette, Merlin James, Yishai Jusidman, Alex Kanevsky, Alex Katz, Anselm Kiefer, Per Kirkeby, Makiko Kudo, Matvey Levenstein, Li Dafang, Liu Xiaodong, Damian Loeb, Antonio L pez Garc a, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Julie Mehretu, Justin Mortimer, Maki Na Kamura, Jordan Nassar, Silke Otto-Knapp, Celia Paul, Eggert P tursson, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Neo Rauch, Alexis Rockman, Jean-Pierre Roy, Tom s S nchez, Lisa Sanditz, Serban Savu, George Shaw, Mark Tansey, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Wayne Thiebaud, Luc Tuymans, Cinta Vidal, Kay WalkingStick, Corinne Wasmuht, Matthew Wong, Jonas Wood, Lisa Yuskavage and Luiz Zerbini


  • Jesus incognito : the hidden Christ in Western art since 1960 / Martien E. Brinkman ; [translator, Henry Jansen]
    N 8050 B75 2013eb
    In this book Martien Brinkman explores the Jesus incognito as found in Western film, literature, and the visual arts since 1960. His interest here is focused primarily on indirect references to the Jesus figure. To his surprise, he found an abundance of allusions to Jesus in key figures in modern art. This confirmed his view that film, literature, and the visual arts make a substantial contribution, even in secular Western culture, to continuing reflection on Jesus' significance.

    Brinkman finds important characteristics of a hidden Christ in films by Gabriel Axel, Ingmar Bergman, Krzysztof Kieslowski, and Lars von Trier, novels by Peter De Vries, J.M. Coetzee, and Arnon Grunberg, poems by Les Murray and Czeslaw Milosz, and paintings by Andy Warhol, Harald Duwe, and Frans Franciscus. He defines a hidden Christ as a fictional human individual who can be seen as a new embodiment of the meaning that can be attributed in the present to the biblical figure of Jesus. The hidden Christ is therefore a contemporized Jesus figure.

    This book will be of interest for everyone who shares Brinkman's quest for this Jesus incognito .

  • The crisis of ugliness : from Cubism to Pop-art / by Mikhail Lifshitz ; translated by David Riff
    N 6490 L4813 2018eb

  • Clementine Hunter : her life and art / Art Shiver and Tom Whitehead
    ND 237 H915S55 2012eb

    Clementine Hunter (1887--1988) painted every day from the 1930s until several days before her death at age 101. As a cook and domestic servant at Louisiana's Melrose Plantation, she painted on hundreds of objects available around her -- glass snuff bottles, discarded roofing shingles, ironing boards -- as well as on canvas. She produced between five and ten thousand paintings, including her most ambitious work, the African House Murals. Scenes of cotton planting and harvesting, washdays, weddings, baptisms, funerals, Saturday night revelry, and zinnias depict experiences of everyday plantation life along the Cane River. More than a personal record of Hunter's life, her paintings also reflect the social, material, and cultural aspects of the area's larger African American community. Drawing on archival research, interviews, personal files, and a close relationship with the artist, Art Shiver and Tom Whitehead offer the first comprehensive biography of this self-taught painter, who attracted the attention of the world. Shiver and Whitehead trace Hunter's childhood, her encounters at Melrose with artists and writers, such as Alberta Kinsey and Lyle Saxon, and the role played by eccentric Fran#65533;ois Mignon, who encouraged and promoted her art. The authors include rare paintings and photographs to illustrate Hunter's creative process and discuss the evolution of her style. The book also highlights Hunter's impact on the modern art world and provides insight into a decades-long forgery operation that Tom Whitehead helped uncover. This recent attention reinforced the uniqueness of Hunter's art and confirmed her place in the international art community, which continues to be inspired by the life and work of Clementine Hunter.


  • Celebrating Suprematism : new approaches to the art of Kazimir Malevich / edited by Christina Lodder
    N 6999 M34C45 2019eb

  • Art and its responses to changes in society / edited by Ines Unetič, Martin Germ, Martina Malešič, Asta Vrečko, and Miha Zor
    N 72 S6A78 2016eb

  • Art and the brain : plasticity, embodiment, and the unclosed circle / by Amy Ione
    NX 180 N48I59 2016eb

  • Transformations : art and the city / edited by Elizabeth M. Grierson
    NA 9052 T73 2017eb
    The contributors to Transformations explore the interactions between people and their urban surroundings through site-specific art and creative practices, tracing the ways in which people inhabit, imagine, and shape their cities. Drawing on the work of global artists, from Cambodia to Australia, New Zealand to the United States, this collection investigates the politics and democratization of space through an examination of art, education, justice, and the role of the citizen in the city. The essays explore how creative practices can work in tandem with ever-changing urban technologies and ecologies to both disrupt and shape urban public spaces.

  • New media futures : the rise of women in the digital arts / edited by Donna J. Cox, Ellen Sandor, and Janine Fron ; forewords by Lisa Wainwright, Anne Balsamo, and Judy Malloy
    N 72 T4N49 2018eb

  • Analyzing art, culture, and design in the digital age / Gianluca Mura, [editor]
    NX 180 T4 A53 2015eb
    Technological advancements have influenced many fields of study, and the visual arts are no exception. With the development of new creative software and computer programs, artists and designers are free to create in a digital context, equipped with precision and efficiency. Analyzing Art, Culture, and Design in the Digital Age brings together a collection of chapters on the digital tools and processes impacting the fields of art and design, as well as related cultural experiences in the digital sphere. Including the latest scholarly research on the application of technology to the study, implementation, and culture of creative practice, this publication is an essential reference source for researchers, academicians, and professionals interested in the influence of technology on art, design, and culture. This publication features timely, research-based chapters discussing the connections between art and technology including, but not limited to, virtual art and design, the metaverse, 3D creative design environments, cultural communication, and creative social processes.

  • Helen Kemp Frye's writings on art / compiled and edited by Robert D. Denham
    N 6545 H45 2017eb

  • Contemporary sculpture and the critique of display cultures : tainted goods / Dan Adler
    N 6498 A8 A35 2019eb

    In this book, Dan Adler addresses recent tendencies in contemporary art toward assemblage sculpture and how these works incorporate tainted materials - often things left on the side of the road, according to the logic and progress of the capitalist machine - and combine them in ways that allow each element to retain a degree of empirical specificity. Adler develops a range of aesthetic models through which these practices can be understood to function critically. Each chapter focuses on a single exhibition: Isa Genzken's "OIL" (German Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2007), Geoffrey Farmer's midcareer survey (Musée d'art contemporain, Montréal, 2008), Rachel Harrison's "Consider the Lobster" (CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, 2009), and Liz Magor's "The Mouth and Other Storage Facilities" (Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, 2008).


  • The art of Jeffrey Rubinoff / edited by James Fox
    NB 249 R83 A87 2016eb
    Jeffrey Rubinoff is one of the great sculptors in steel of the second half of the twentieth century. In the 1970s and '80s he exhibited widely in the United States and Canada alongside Anthony Caro, Mark di Suvero and George Rickey, among others. However, in the early 1990s Rubinoff withdrew from the art world altogether and concentrated on creating an extraordinary sculpture park on Hornby Island. This book is the first major account of his remarkable career.

    The Art of Jeffrey Rubinoff considers Rubinoff's life, work and ideas from a variety of perspectives. Barry Phipps describes Rubinoff's working methods; James Purdon examines the meanings that derive from Rubinoff's use of steel; Joan Pachner focuses on the formative influence of the abstract Expressionist sculptor David Smith on his work; Maria Tippett examines Rubinoff through the lens of the broader arts scene in postwar Canada; and Aaron Rosen attempts to understand Rubinoff's values and ambitions in light of his Jewish heritage. Other contributing scholars include Alistair Rider, Mark E. Breeze, Tom Stammers, Alexander Massouras, David Lawless and Peter Clarke. The book's foreword is written by the distinguished Yale historian Jay Winter.

    Drawing on interviews and correspondence with Rubinoff himself, as well as uncatalogued archives and unpublished documents in the artist's possession, The Art of Jeffrey Rubinoff makes available for the very first time a significant quantity of primary material, both textual and visual, for scholars and students of the future.

  • Apples, etc. : an artist's memoir / Gathie Falk with Robin Laurence
    N 6549 F35 A2 2018eb

  • Gordon Matta-Clark : physical poetics / Frances Richard
    N 6537 M3947R53 2019
    Bringing a poet's perspective to an artist's archive, this highly original book examines wordplay in the art and thought of American artist Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978). A pivotal figure in the postminimalist generation who was also the son of a prominent Surrealist, Matta-Clark was a leader in the downtown artists' community in New York in the 1970s, and is widely seen as a pioneer of what has come to be known as social practice art. He is celebrated for his "anarchitectural" environments and performances, and the films, photographs, drawings, and sculptural fragments with which his site-specific work was documented. In studies of his career, the artist's provocative and vivid language is referenced constantly. Yet the verbal aspect of his practice has not previously been examined in its own right. Blending close readings of Matta-Clark's visual and verbal creations with reception history and critical biography, this extensively researched study engages with the linguistic and semiotic forms in Matta-Clark's art, forms that activate what he called the "poetics of psycho-locus" and "total (semiotic) system." Examining notes, statements, titles, letters, and interviews in light of what they reveal about his work at large, Frances Richard unearths archival, biographical, and historical information, linking Matta-Clark to Conceptualist peers and Surrealist and Dada forebears. Gordon Matta-Clark: Physical Poetics explores the paradoxical durability of Matta-Clark's language, and its role in an aggressively physical oeuvre whose major works have been destroyed.

  • Thomas Cole's refrain : the paintings of Catskill Creek / H. Daniel Peck
    ND 237 C6 P43 2019

    Thomas Cole, an internationally renowned artist, centered his art and life in Catskill, New York. From his vantage point near the village, he cast his eyes on the wonders of the Catskill Mountains and the swiftly flowing Catskill Creek. These landscapes were sources of enduring inspiration for him.

    Over twenty years, Cole painted one view of the Catskill Mountains at least ten times. Each work represents the mountains from the perspective of a wide river bend near Catskill, New York. No other scene commanded this much of the artist's attention. Cole's Catskill Creek paintings, which include works central to American nineteenth-century landscape art, are an integral series. In Thomas Cole's Refrain , H. Daniel Peck explores the patterns of change and permanence in the artist's depiction of a scene he knew first-hand. Peck shows how the paintings express the artist's deep attachment to place and region while illuminating his expansive imagination.

    Thomas Cole's Refrain shows how Cole's Catskill Creek paintings, while reflecting concepts such as the stages of life, opened a more capacious vision of experience than his narrative-driven series, such as The Voyage of Life . Relying on rich visual evidence provided by paintings, topographic maps, and contemporary photographs, Peck argues that human experience is conveyed through Cole's embedding into a stable, recurring landscape key motifs that tell stories of their own. The motifs include enigmatic human figures, mysterious architectural forms, and particular trees and plants. Peck finds significant continuities--personal and conceptual--running throughout the Catskill Creek paintings, continuities that cast new light on familiar works and bring significance to ones never before seen by many viewers.


  • Tacita Dean
    N 6797 D43 A4 2018
    Tacita Dean is considered among the most important living British artists. Best known for the films that have taken her all over the world, she is a passionate defender of analogue methods. This authoritative publication brings together her writings with a complete filmography. Dean's insightful and informative writing is key to understanding her works and interests. She reveals a wide range of influences, from seascapes to documentary, and an intimate study of the nature of film itself. Her projects are populated with the figures she admires, including the artists David Hockney OM CH RA and Cy Twombly, the poet Michael Hamburger and the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham. Beautifully illustrated throughout with film stills, archival photographs and related artworks, these two volumes map Dean's career up to and including her three major exhibitions in London in 2018, and provide - in the artist's own words - an unparalleled insight into the stories behind her work. AUTHOR: Tacita Dean OBE RA was a key figure among the Young British Artists, and was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1998 for her short film Disappearance at Sea. She exhibits internationally and will be the subject of three major exhibitions in London in March 2018 at the Royal Academy of Arts, the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery. SELLING POINT: * The collected writings and complete filmography of Tacita Dean are brought together in two beautifully designed volumes, presented in an elegant slipcase 250 colour illustrations 2 volumes, PB, in slipcase

  • Klimt and Schiele : drawings : from the Albertina Museum, Vienna / Katie Hanson
    NC 245 K553A4 2018
    Eloquent and provocative drawings, exquisitely reproduced, provide an intimate encounter with these two daring Austrian masters.

    Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele were two of the most daring and controversial artists in Vienna during the culturally turbulent decades around the turn of the 20th century. They worked out their provocative depictions of the human body, created in a search for psychological truth as well as physical realism, in the direct and intimate medium of drawing. In Klimt_s studies, the distinctive character or unsettling emotional resonance of the person portrayed comes through in the artist_s delicate, sinuous lines. The striking presence of the individual in Schiele_s more finished drawings, often rendered with extreme frankness and bold colouration, pulses with dramatic immediacy. Although Klimt was almost thirty years Schiele_s senior, he quickly recognized and encouraged the younger artist_s extraordinary talent. The sixty important works exquisitely reproduced in large format in this volume reach from each artist_s early academic studies to more incisive and unconventional explorations of nature, psychology, sexuality and spirituality. By giving viewers access to these artists_ worlds, this album of unforgettable drawings provides a direct connection to the minds of two master draftsmen exploring the limits of representation, as well as the shock of recognition at seeing our own inner lives caught on paper.

  • Christo and Jeanne-Claude : urban projects / Matthias Koddenberg, Laure Martin-Poulet, texts
    N 7193 C5A4 2017

  • Bodys Isek Kingelez / Sarah Suzuki, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
    NB 1099 C63 K562 2018
    Composed of paper, commercial packaging and the stuff of everyday life, Bodys Isek Kingelez's 'extreme maquettes' transform these materials into fantastic visions that encompass civic buildings, public monuments and private pavilions. Published to accompany the first retrospective of his work, this book traces the span of Kingelez's career, from early single structure works included in Centre Pompidou's landmark 1989 exhibition, Magiciens de la terre , to the complex and multifaceted cities he made in the 2000s, bringing his rarely seen, distinctive oeuvre to American audiences.

    Featuring new photography of his work, this is the most comprehensive volume on the artist to date.


  • Handbook of tyranny / Theo Deutinger ; essays Theo Deutinger, Brendan McGetrick
    N 8257 D49 2018
    Notebook of Tyranny portrays the routine cruelties of the twenty-first century through a series of detailed non-fictional graphic illustrations. None of these cruelties represent extraordinary violence? they reflect day-to-day implementation of laws and regulations around the globe. Every page of the book questions our current world of walls and fences, police tactics and prison cells, crowd control and refugee camps. The dry and factual style of storytelling through technical drawings is the graphic equivalent to bureaucratic rigidity born of laws and regulations. The level of detail depicted in the illustrations of the book mirror the repressive efforts taken by authorities around the globe. The twenty-first century shows a general striving for an ever more regulated and protective society. Yet the scale of authoritarian intervention and their stealth design adds to the growing difficulty of linking cause and effect. By bluntly showing the designs, Notebook of Tyranny gives a profound insight into the relationship between political power, territoriality, and systematic cruelties. AUTHOR: Theo Deutinger is an architect, writer and designer of socio-cultural maps. He has regular lecture and teaching engagements with various institutions including Harvard GSD, Strelka Institute Moscow, and the Bauhaus in Dessau. SELLING POINTS: * This book questions today's laws and regulations and our current world of walls, police, prisons, and refugees. * The storytelling in this book is done through technical drawings and illustrations.

  • Changing and unchanging things : Noguchi and Hasegawa in postwar Japan / edited by Dakin Hart and Mark Dean Johnson, with Matthew Kirsch, associate editor
    NB 237 N6 A4 2019
    In May 1950 Isamu Noguchi (1904-88) returned to Japan for his first visit in 20 years. He was, Noguchi said, seeking models for evolving the relationship between sculpture and society--having emerged from the war years with a profound desire to reorient his work "toward some purposeful social end." The artist Saburo Hasegawa (1906-57) was a key figure for Noguchi during this period, making introductions to Japanese artists, philosophies, and material culture. Hasegawa, who had mingled with the European avant-garde during time spent as a painter in Paris in the 1930s, was, like Noguchi, seeking an artistic hybridity. By the time Hasegawa and Noguchi met, both had been thinking deeply about the balance between tradition and modernity, and indigenous and foreign influences, in the development of traditional cultures for some time. The predicate of their intense friendship was a thorough exploration of traditional Japanese culture within the context of seeking what Noguchi termed "an innocent synthesis" that "must rise from the embers of the past."

    Changing and Unchanging Things is an account of how their joint exploration of traditional Japanese culture influenced their contemporary and subsequent work. The 40 masterpieces in the exhibition--by turns elegiac, assured, ambivalent, anguished, euphoric, and resigned--are organized into the major overlapping subjects of their attention: the landscapes of Japan, the abstracted human figure, the fragmentation of matter in the atomic age, and Japan's traditional art forms.

    Published in association with The Noguchi Museum.

    Exhibition dates:
    Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan: January 12-March 21, 2019
    The Noguchi Museum, New York: May 1-July 14, 2019
    Asian Art Museum, San Francisco: September 27-December 8, 2019

  • Bouguereau & America / edited by Tanya Paul, Stanton Thomas ; texts by Tanya Paul, Stanton Thomas, Eric Zafran, Martha Hoppin, Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Catherine Sawinski
    ND 553 B8 A4 2019
    An in-depth exploration into the immense popularity of William-Adolphe Bouguereau's work in America throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries

    Seeking to bring Gallic sophistication and worldly elegance into their galleries and drawing rooms, wealthy Americans of the late 19th and early 20th centuries collected the work of William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) in record numbers. This fascinating volume offers an in-depth exploration of Bouguereau's overwhelming popularity in turn-of-the-century America and the ways that his work--widely known from reviews, exhibitions, and inexpensive reproductions--resonated with the American public. While also lauded by the French artistic establishment and a dominant presence at the Parisian Salons, Bouguereau achieved his greatest success selling his idealized and polished paintings to a voracious American market. In this book, the authors discuss how the artist's sensual classical maidens, Raphaelesque Madonnas, and pristine peasant children embodied the tastes of American Gilded Age patrons, and how Bouguereau's canvases persuasively functioned as freshly painted Old Masters for collectors flush with new money.

  • Monsters & myths : surrealism and war in the 1930s and 1940s / edited by Oliver Shell and Oliver Tostmann ; essays by Robin Adèle Greeley, Samantha Kavky, Oliver Shell, and Oliver Tostmann
    N 6494 S8 M667 2018
    Despite the political and personal turmoil, it was a period of surprising brilliance and fertility: avant-garde artists on both sides of the Atlantic pushed themselves to engage artistically with the psychological forces propelling contemporary history, and some of the most potent and striking images of Surrealism came into being. Trailblazing essays by four experts in the field showcase the experimental and international extent of Surrealist art during these years - and, perhaps most unexpectedly of all, its irrepressible beauty. Well-known Surrealists and other artists associated with or influenced by the Surrealist movement - from Picasso to Pollock--are represented by masterworks and rarities in a wide range of media. Accompanying a major traveling exhibition, Monsters and Myths breaks new ground in art history and, more broadly, offers object lessons for the artists, art lovers, and engaged citizens of our own time.

  • Social forms : a short history of political art / Christian Viveros-Fauné
    N 72 P6 V58 2018
    In an increasingly polarized world, with shifting and extreme politics, Social Forms illustrates artists at the forefront of political and social resistance. Highlighting different moments of crisis and how these are reflected and preserved through crucial artworks, it also asks how to make art in the age of Brexit, Trump, and the refugee and climate crises.

    In Social Forms: A Short History of Political Art , renowned critic, curator, and writer Christian Viveros-Fauné has picked fifty representative artworks-- from Francisco de Goya's The Disasters of War (1810-1820) to David Hammons's In the Hood (1993)--that give voice to some of modern art's strongest calls to political action. In accessible and witty entries on each piece, Viveros-Fauné paints a picture of the context in which each work was created, the artist's background, and the historical impact of each contribution. At times artists create projects that subvert existing power structures; at other moments they make artwork so powerful it challenges the very fabric of society. Whether it is Picasso's Guernica and its place at the 1937 Worlds Fair, or Jenny Holzer's Truisms (1977-1979), which still stop us in our tracks, this book tells the story behind some of the most important and unexpected encounters between artworks and the real worlds they engage with.

    Never professing to be a definitive history of political art, Social Forms delivers a unique and compelling portrait of how artists during the last 150 years have dealt with changing political systems, the violence of modern warfare, the rise of consumer culture worldwide, the prevalence of inequality and racism, and the challenges of technology.


  • The rural / edited by Myvillages
    NX 180 S6 R87 2019

    An investigation through texts, interviews, and documentation of the complex relationship between the urban, the rural, and contemporary cultural production.

    What, and where, is "the Rural"? From the rocks that break a farmer's plough on a field in Japan to digital infrastructures that organize geographically dispersed interests and ambitions, vast parts of our lives are still connected and dependent on resources, production, and infrastructures located within rural geographies, and the rural remains a shared cultural space. This anthology offers an urgent and diverse cross-section of rural art, thinking, and practice, with writings that consider ways in which artists respond to the socioeconomic divides between the rural and the urban--from reimagined farming practices and food systems to architecture, community projects, and transnational local networks. Edited by three artists who have been working within rural situations and communities for the last twenty years, this anthology is formed as a document, tool, and navigation device for future artistic practice in which "the rural" is filtered through a lens sharpened by an audience-based model of art that practices from within the culture it addresses.

    Artists surveyed include
    Lara Almarcegui, Lina Bo Bardi, Ruth Ewan, Forensic Architecture, Amy Franceschini, Fernando Garc a-Dory, Grizedale Arts, Sigrid Holmwood, Huit Fa ettes, Brian Jungen, M12, Renzo Martens, Lala Meredith-Vula, Grace Ndiritu, OHO Group, Robert
    Smithson, Rirkrit Tiravanja, Andrea Zittel, Stephen Willats, Bedwyr Williams, Franciska Z lyom

    Writers include Homi K. Bhabha, Okwui Enwezor, Hal Foster, Freeyad Ibrahim, Julia Kristeva, Henri Lefebvre, Marco Marcon, Georgy Nikich, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Paul O'Neill, Mike Pearson, Doina Petrescu, Tomasz Rakowski, Natalie Robertson, Marco Scotini, Vandana Shiva, Monika Szewczyk, David Teh, Colin Ward, Grit Weber, Stephen Wright


  • Roxy Paine / essays by Marc Mayer and Tan Lin
    N 6537 P17A4 2018
    Since 1989, Roxy Paine has been filling galleries, museums, and sites worldwide with his dark, whimsical installations and sculptures, melding the industrial and the organic to explore manmade and natural systems--and their ramifications. Paine divides his work into categories: "Art Making Machines," mad-scientist mini-factories that produce works of art; "Replicants," replicas of flora and fungi made out of industrial materials; "Fungal Fields," painterly compositions of his fungi sculptures; "Specimen Cases," vitrines filled with his fungal and floral replicas; and "Dendroids," metal tree-like forms. Through these industrial-natural visions, Paine reveals the horror and wonder when science and nature collide.

  • Mary Pratt : still light / Ray Cronin
    ND 249 P76C76 2018

    After studying Fine Art at Mount Allison University, Mary Pratt (1935-2018) settled in Newfoundland with her husband and strove to pursue her passion for painting amidst the demands of raising a family. Over her career, Pratt developed a painting technique that embodied qualities of light, depth of field, and focus evocative of the photographic image, creating a body of work that renders the common everyday items of our lives somehow luminous. Pratt is a Companion of the Order of Canada and was awarded the Molson Prize in 1997.


  • Latin Blackness in Parisian visual culture, 1852-1932 / Lyneise E. Williams
    N 8232 W55 2019

    Latin Blackness in Parisian Visual Culture, 1852-1932 examines an understudied visual language used to portray Latin Americans in mid-19th to early 20th-century Parisian popular visual media. The term 'Latinize' is introduced to connect France's early 19th-century endeavors to create "Latin America," an expansion of the French empire into the Latin-language based Spanish and Portuguese Americas, to its perception of this population.

    Latin-American elites traveler to Paris in the 1840s from their newly independent nations were denigrated in representations rather than depicted as equals in a developing global economy. Darkened skin, etched onto images of Latin Americans of European descent mitigated their ability to claim the privileges of their ancestral heritage. Whitened skin, among other codes, imposed on turn-of-the-20th-century Black Latin Americans in Paris tempered their Blackness and rendered them relatively assimilatable compared to colonial Africans, Blacks from the Caribbean, and African Americans.

    After identifying mid-to-late 19th-century Latinizing codes, the study focuses on shifts in latinizing visuality between 1890-1933 in three case studies: the depictions of popular Cuban circus entertainer Chocolat; representations of Panamanian World Bantamweight Champion boxer Alfonso Teofilo Brown; and paintings of Black Uruguayans executed by Pedro Figari, a Uruguayan artist, during his residence in Paris between 1925-1933.


  • Jordan Wolfson : manic/love truth/love / Jordan Wolfson
    N 6537 W654 A4 2018
    Over the past decade, Jordan Wolfson has become known for his thought-provoking works in a wide range of media, including video, sculpture, installation, photography, and performance. This impressive oversize exhibition catalogue - produced in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam - takes two of Wolfson's most recent installations as a focal point from which to explore themes and materials present throughout his work in all media.

    With Colored Sculpture (2016) and Female Figure (2014), shown together at the Stedelijk, Wolfson brings to the fore key aspects of his work in various media. Operating somewhere between sculpture and interactive installation, these pieces rely on Wolfson's contradictory relationship with technology to introduce animatronic and audiovisual elements to already disturbing figures: one, chained, hangs and dances from the ceiling; another is rapt in obsessive conversation with itself before a mirror. At first glance these figures seem to present a succinct view of social or technological constraint - but once they engage with viewers, turning to address gallery-goers and reciting Wolfson's challenging narratives, the perspective becomes more complex.

    With a new essay by Jack Bankowsky supported by illustrations drawn from seven of Wolfson's most recent major works - including his critically acclaimed films Animation, masks and Raspberry Poser - and accompanied by an in-depth interview between the artist and the curatorial team of the Stedelijk Museum, this is the most important book on Jordan Wolfson's work to date.

  • Graphic assembly : montage, media, and experimental architecture in the 1960s / Craig Buckley
    NA 958 B83 2019
    An innovative look at the contribution of montage to twentieth-century architectureGraphic Assembly unearths the role played by montage and collage in the development of architectural culture over the past century, revealing their unexamined yet crucial significance. Craig Buckley brings together experimental architectural practices based in London, Paris, Vienna, and Florence, showing how breakthroughs in optical media and printing technologies enabled avant-garde architects to reimagine their field.Graphic Assembly considers a range of architects and movements from the 1950s through the early '70s, including Theo Crosby, Hans Hollein, and John McHale; the magazine Clip-Kit; and the groups Archigram, Superstudio, and Utopie. It gives a thorough account of how montage concepts informed the design of buildings, prototypes, models, exhibitions, and multimedia environments, accompanied by Buckley's insightful interpretations of the iconic images, exhibitions, and buildings of the 1960s that mark how the decade is remembered.Richly illustrated with never-before-published material from more than a dozen archives and private collections, Graphic Assembly offers a comparative overview of the network of experimental architectural practice in Europe. It provides a deep historical account of the cut-and-paste techniques now prevalent with architecture's digital turn, demonstrating the great importance of montage to architecture past, present, and future.

  • Gerald Ferguson : thinking of painting / Ray Cronin
    ND 249 F46C76 2018

    Painter and conceptual artist Gerald Ferguson (1937-2009) played a central role in transforming Halifax's Nova Scotia College of Art and Design into one of North America's leading art schools in the 1970s. Skirting easy categorization, his work pursued a conflicted, anti-romantic, 'tough' school of high modernism, one that directly challenged the historical context within which paintings had been made, collected and discussed for centuries. Internationally exhibited and collected, Ferguson's work won him the 1995 Molson Prize for distinguished contribution to Canadian culture.


  • From confinement to containment : Japanese/American arts during the early Cold War / Edward Tang
    NX 512.3 J32 T36 2019
    During the early part of the Cold War, Japan emerged as a model ally, and Japanese Americans were seen as a model minority. From Confinement to Containment examines the work of four Japanese and Japanese/American artists and writers during this period: the novelist Hanama Tasaki, the actor Yamaguchi Yoshiko, the painter Henry Sugimoto, and the children's author Yoshiko Uchida. The backgrounds of the four figures reveal a mixing of nationalities, a borrowing of cultures, and a combination of domestic and overseas interests.Edward Tang shows how the film, art, and literature made by these artists revealed to the American public the linked processes of U.S. actions at home and abroad. Their work played into--but also challenged--the postwar rehabilitated images of Japan and Japanese Americans as it focused on the history of transpacific relations such as Japanese immigration to the United States, the Asia-Pacific War, U.S. and Japanese imperialism, and the wartime confinement of Japanese Americans. From Confinement to Containment shows the relationships between larger global forces as well as how the artists and writers responded to them in both critical and compromised ways.

  • Expressionism and poster design in Germany 1905-1922 : between spirit and commerce / by Kathleen G. Chapman
    NC 1807 G3C34 2019
    In Expressionism and Poster Design in Germany 1905-1925 , Kathleen Chapman re-defines Expressionism by situating it in relation to the most common type of picture in public space during the Wilhelmine twentieth century, the commercial poster. Focusing equally on visual material and contemporaneous debates surrounding art, posters, and the image in general, this study reveals that conceptions of a "modern" image were characterized not so much by style or mode of production and distribution, but by a visual rhetoric designed to communicate more directly than words. As instances of such rhetoric, Expressionist art and posters emerge as equally significant examples of this modern image, demonstrating the interconnectedness of the aesthetic, the utilitarian, and the commercial in European modernism.

  • Edward Ruscha : catalogue raisonné of the works on paper / Lisa Turvey
    N 6537 R87A4 2014
    An immense contribution to scholarship on Ed Ruscha and his pioneering artistic practice, offering thorough documentation of his works on paper

    This highly anticipated book--the first in a series of three--comprehensively chronicles the first two decades of Ed Ruscha's (b. 1937) work on paper, which comprises the largest component of his production of original works. Over 1,000 works on paper are documented, all created between 1956 and 1976, and they encompass a wide range of formats, materials, themes, and styles. Included are collages, ephemeral sketches, preparatory studies for paintings, oil on paper works, and drawings executed in a variety of inventive materials, including gunpowder and organic substances.

    Ruscha came to prominence in the early 1960s as part of the Pop art movement, although his work equally engages the legacies of Dada, Surrealism, and Abstract Expressionism as well as the Conceptual art that emerged later in the decade. He has long enjoyed international standing and admiration, and his work is widely known. Despite this recognition, this volume contains hundreds of works that have infrequently, or never, been exhibited or published. Each work is catalogued with a color reproduction, collection details, full chronological provenance, exhibition history, and bibliographic references. Essays by Lisa Turvey and Harry Cooper complete this extraordinary survey, which expands and enriches our understanding of Ruscha's pioneering exploration of the written word as a subject for visual art and his witty assessment of the iconography of Los Angeles, both real and imagined.

  • Arctic sketchbooks / Barbara Rae
    ND 479 R34 A4 2018
    These sketchbooks, the work of the acclaimed Scottish artist Barbara Rae CBE RA during her three journeys towards the Northwest Passage in the depths of the Arctic Circle in 2015, 2016 and 2017, record in colourful and assured brush strokes the icebergs, frozen bays and snowdrifts of this often hostile landscape. Polar bears, caribou and the Northern Lights all make appearances, accompanied by Rae s handwritten notes in which she records her experiences and her immediate reactions to this harsh, unforgiving environment. Each page of the sketchbooks is meticulously reproduced, and the handsomely bound volume sit comfortably in the hand, making it the perfect gift for anyone interested in painting or exploration. SELLING POINTS: * Barbara Rae's sketchbooks bring the frozen plains of the Arctic immediately to life * Replicates the look and feel of the original sketchbooks Also available: Barbara Rae: The Northwest Passage ISBN 9781910350980

  • Alex Colville : a rebellious mind / Ray Cronin
    ND 249 C58C73 2018

    While serving as a Canadian war artist in Europe during the Second World War, Alex Colville (1920-2013) was immersed in the overwhelming nihilism and horror of the period, witness to the enactment of humanity's darkest possibilities. Colville's war-time experience ultimately animated his remarkable painting career. The style of representational painting he developed-where realism is heightened by the artist's assertion of order through composition-expresses the tenets of his personal revolt against chaos and despair; if these prospects lurk in even his most intimate, domestic images, so also do order and hope, charging Colville's art with tension and vitality.


  • Paul Cadmus / by Lincoln Kirstein
    ND 237 C16 A4 1984

  • Modernist art in Ethiopia / Elizabeth W. Giorgis
    N 7386 G56 2019

    If modernism initially came to Africa through colonial contact, what does Ethiopia's inimitable historical condition--its independence save for five years under Italian occupation--mean for its own modernist tradition? In Modernist Art in Ethiopia --the first book-length study of the topic--Elizabeth W. Giorgis recognizes that her home country's supposed singularity, particularly as it pertains to its history from 1900 to the present, cannot be conceived outside the broader colonial legacy. She uses the evolution of modernist art in Ethiopia to open up the intellectual, cultural, and political histories of it in a pan-African context.



    Giorgis explores the varied precedents of the country's political and intellectual history to understand the ways in which the import and range of visual narratives were mediated across different moments, and to reveal the conditions that account for the extraordinary dynamism of the visual arts in Ethiopia. In locating its arguments at the intersection of visual culture and literary and performance studies, Modernist Art in Ethiopia details how innovations in visual art intersected with shifts in philosophical and ideological narratives of modernity. The result is profoundly innovative work--a bold intellectual, cultural, and political history of Ethiopia, with art as its centerpiece.


  • The life and art of Felrath Hines : from dark to light / Rachel Berenson Perry
    ND 237 H633 P47 2018

    Felrath Hines (1913-1993), the first African American man to become a professional conservator for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, was born and raised in the segregated Midwest. Leaving their home in the South, Hines's parents migrated to Indianapolis with hopes for a better life. While growing up, Hines was encouraged by his seamstress mother to pursue his early passion for art by taking Saturday classes at Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis. He moved to Chicago in 1937, where he attended the Art Institute of Chicago in pursuit of his dreams.

    The Life and Art of Felrath Hines: From Dark to Light chronicles the life of this exceptional artist who overcame numerous obstacles throughout his career and refused to be pigeonholed because of his race. Author Rachel Berenson Perry tracks Hines's determination and success as a contemporary artist on his own terms. She explores Hines's life in New York City in the 1950s and 60s, where he created a close friendship with jazz musician Billy Strayhorn and participated in the African American Spiral Group of New York and the equal rights movement. Hines's relationship with Georgia O'Keeffe, as her private paintings restorer, and a lifetime of creating increasingly esteemed Modernist artwork, all tell the story of one man's remarkable journey in 20th-century America.

    Featuring exquisite color photographs, The Life and Art of Felrath Hines explores the artist's life, work, and significance as an artist and as an art conservator.


  • Beginning again : reflections on art as spiritual practice / Deborah J. Haynes
    N 72 M85 H34 2018
    What does it mean to become and work as an artist today? What unique challenges do artists face in the twenty-first century, and what skills are required to overcome them? How might art become an expression of spiritual life? In addressing these and other questions, Deborah J. Haynes offers reflections that range from the practical to the deeply philosophical. She explores challenging ideas: impermanence, suffering, and the inevitability of death; the virtues of generosity, kindness, and compassion; and more abstract concepts such as negative capability, groundlessness, and wisdom. Individual chapters are framed by personal stories and images from the artist's work. Beginning Again: Reflections on Art as Spiritual Practice is a personal statement, born from the author's experience as an artist, writer, teacher, and Buddhist practitioner. Haynes writes for artists--and for all exploring the relationship of their creativity to the inner life. For Haynes, making and looking at art can be a form of meditation and prayer, a space for solitude, silence, and living in the present. ""Deborah Haynes is an exemplary person with immense inquisitiveness and a depth of critical intelligence to apply her spiritual path to all aspects of her life. This book is a byproduct of her own journey and the realizations that she has gathered over a long period of time. I hope it brings deep insight into readers' own lives as to how creativity and the life that we live can come together in perfect harmony and synchronicity."" --Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, author of Training in Tenderness: Buddhist Teachings on Tsewa, the Radical Openness of Heart That Can Change the World (2018) ""Beginning Again is a beguiling guidebook to artistic practice that is grounded both spiritually and intellectually. What does it mean to be an artist? How can making art change the world? As Deborah Haynes shows us, these questions reveal their own answers. By cultivating with creative awareness mindfulness, kindness, and compassion toward all beings, we can live our art practice."" --Jacquelynn Baas, Director Emeritus, University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, author of Smile of the Buddha: Eastern Philosophy and Western Art from Monet to Today (2005) ""We all have moments when we step outside our habitual reality to glimpse the magnificence of the world around us. How do we express the depth and freshness of these ineffable experiences in our longing to communicate them to others? In Beginning Again, Deborah Haynes shares with us her journey into this very question. A thoughtful, reflective, integrated journey into art and spirituality."" --Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, Buddhist teacher and author of The Logic of Faith (2018) Deborah J. Haynes is Professor Emerita of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is both a writer and artist. Her books include Art Lessons (2003), Book of This Place (2009), Spirituality and Growth on the Leadership Path (2012), and Bakhtin Reframed (2013). Her website is www.DeborahJHaynes.com.

  • Culture is not always popular : fifteen years of Design Observer / edited by Michael Bierut, Jessica Helfand, with Jarrett Fuller
    NK 1390 C85 2018

    A collection of writing about design from the influential, eclectic, and adventurous Design Observer .

    Founded in 2003, Design Observer inscribes its mission on its homepage: Writings about Design and Culture. Since its inception, the site has consistently embraced a broader, more interdisciplinary, and circumspect view of design's value in the world--one not limited by materialism, trends, or the slipperiness of style. Dedicated to the pursuit of originality, imagination, and close cultural analysis, Design Observer quickly became a lively forum for readers in the international design community. Fifteen years, 6,700 articles, 900 authors, and nearly 30,000 comments later, this book is a combination primer, celebration, survey, and salute to a certain moment in online culture. This collection includes reassessments that sharpen the lens or dislocate it; investigations into the power of design idioms; off-topic gems; discussions of design ethics; and experimental writing, new voices, hybrid observations, and other idiosyncratic texts.

    Since its founding, Design Observer has hosted conferences, launched a publishing imprint, hosted three podcasts, and attracted more than a million followers on social media. All of these enterprises are rooted in the original mission to engage a broader community by sharing ideas on ways that design shapes--and is shaped by--our lives.


  • The Garima Gospels : early illuminated Gospel books from Ethiopia / Judith S. McKenzie and Francis Watson ; with preface and photographs by Michael Gervers ; and contributions by Matthew R. Crawford, Linda R. Macaulay, Sarah S. Norodom, Andres T. Reyes, and Miranda E. Williams
    ND 3359 G37M35 2016


    The three Garima Gospels are the earliest surviving Ethiopian gospel books. They provide glimpses of lost late antique luxury gospel books and art of the fifth to seventh centuries, from the Aksumite kingdom of Ethiopia.

    This book reproduces all of the Garima illuminated pages for the first time, and presents extensive comparative material. It will be an essential resource for those studying late antique art and history, Ethiopia, eastern Christianity, New Testament textual criticism, and illuminated books. 316 colour illustrations. Preface and photographs by Michael Gevers.

    Like most gospel manuscripts, the Garima Gospels contain ornately decorated canon tables which function as concordances of the different versions of the same material in the gospels. Analysis of these tables of numbered parallel passages, devised by Eusebius of Caesarea, contributes significantly to our understanding of the early development of the canonical four gospel collection. The origins and meanings of the decorated frames, portraits of the evangelists, Alexandrian circular pavilion, and the unique image of the Jerusalem Temple are explored.







  • Carolee Schneemann : kinetic painting / edited by Sabine Breitwieser for the Museum der Moderne Salzburg ; texts by Sabine Breitwieser [and 5 others] ; translation: Gerrit Jackson
    N 6537 S3556 A4 2015
    This fully illustrated monograph is devoted to the full range of Carolee Schneemann's pioneering work. Unapologetically incorporating her body into her works of art, Carolee Schneemann emerged as one of the leading forces in the feminist art movement of the 1970s. This wide-ranging book follows Schneemann's remarkable career in its entirety. The monograph shows the immense range of Schneemann's oeuvre: paintings, assemblages, performances, experimental films and video installations. Including the controversial works for which she is most famous, such as Eye Body, Meat Joy, and Interior Scroll, this volume takes a critical look at various themes in the artist's career, focusing particularly on what the artist termed "kinetic painting." Essays on Schneemann's personal politics, her experimental film and the purposeful ambiguities of her pieces offer clear-eyed perspectives on the brilliance of her work. Illustrations of her work are accompanied by Schneemann's own commentary. Schneemann's work emerges as a celebratory, liberating and important aspect of creative expression that stands in its own right--and stands the test of time. EDITORS: SABINE BREITWIESER is Director of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg. BRANDEN W. JOSEPH is the Frank Gallipoli Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University in New York. MIGNON NIXON is Professor of Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and Co-editor of October. ARA OSTERWEIL is a writer, painter, and film scholar. She is also Assistant Professor of Film and Cultural Studies at McGill University. JUDITH RODENBECK is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside 450 colour illustrations

  • Hans Hofmann : the nature of abstraction / Lucinda Barnes, with contributions by Ellen G. Landau and Michael Schreyach
    ND 237 H667 A4 2019
    Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction offers a fresh and revealing assessment of the artist's prolific and innovative painterly career. The comprehensive exhibition and accompanying catalogue will feature approximately seventy paintings and works on paper by Hofmann from 1930 through the end of his life in 1966, including works from public and private collections across North America and Europe. Curator Lucinda Barnes builds on new scholarship published over the past ten years and the 2014 catalogue raisonné to present Hofmann as a unique synthesis of student, artist, teacher, and mentor who transcended generations and continents. His singular artistic achievement drew on artistic influences and innovations that spanned two world wars and transatlantic avant-gardes. Over the last fifty years Hofmann has come to be understood primarily from the vantage of his late color-plane abstractions. Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction expands our understanding and reinvigorates our appreciation of Hofmann through an inclusive presentation of his artistic arc, showing the vibrant interconnectedness and continuity in his work of European and American influences from the early twentieth century through the advent of abstract expressionism.

    Published in association with the Berkeley Museum of Art Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA).

    Exhibition dates:
    Berkeley Museum of Art Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA): February 27-July 21, 2019
    The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA: September 21, 2019-January 6, 2020

  • Art, culture, and pedagogy : revisiting the work of F. Graeme Chalmers / edited by Dustin Garnet and Anita Sinner
    N 350 C395 2019
    The legacy of Graeme Chalmers's research in art education underpins a foundational understanding of critical multiculturalism and offers a rigorous analysis of oppression and institutionalization of unequal power relations. His work begins in stories involving disruption and advocacy, and how when working in collaboration, we may then begin to share lived knowledge in ways that bring sociopolitical dimensions to the fore to help us move towards breaking cycles of divisiveness. International scholars share both reflective commentaries that look back upon Graeme Chalmers's contributions, as well as offer diverse perspectives that look forward to the enduring potentialities and possibilities of his work today and into the future. These perspectives are presented alongside thirty years of his scholarship creating new insights and provocations that will continue to influence our collective work for social justice. Art, Culture, and Pedagogy: Revisiting the Work of F. Graeme Chalmers holds timeless wisdom, articulating Graeme's deep respect for cultural pluralism, his passionate embrace of inclusivity and diversity, and his dedication to social justice issues - all issues of compelling urgency today. His distinguished international leadership and his pioneering ideas continue to be adopted, engaged, and applied at all levels of art education.

  • Bruce Nauman : spatial encounters / Constance M. Lewallen and Dore Bowen ; with a contributing essay by Ted Mann
    N 6537 N38 B778 2018
    The first book devoted solely to Bruce Nauman's corridors and other architectural installations, Bruce Nauman: Spatial Encounters deftly explores the significance of these works in the development of his singular art practice, examining them in the context of the period and in relation to other artists like Dan Graham, Robert Morris, Paul Kos, and James Turrell.

    Designed for viewer participation, Bruce Nauman's architectural installations often confound expectations and induce physical and psychological unease. The essays in this book consider these works, which begin in 1969 and continue into the 1970s and beyond, in terms of the physical, perceptual, and psychological pressures they exert on the participant. Three interlocking perspectives on the topic--Constance M. Lewallen's historical overview, Dore Bowen's case study of Nauman's 1970 Corridor Installation with Mirror--San Jose Installation (Double Wedge Corridor with Mirror), and a supplementary essay by Ted Mann on Nauman's drawings--provide a comprehensive and in-depth approach.

    The book coincides with the major retrospective exhibition Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts at the Schaulager Museum, Basel, Switzerland (March 17-August 26, 2018) and the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1, New York (October 21, 2018-March 17, 2019).

  • Stick to the skin : African American and Black British art, 1965-2015 / Celeste-Marie Bernier
    N 6538 N5 B475 2018
    The first comparative history of African American and Black British artists, artworks, and art movements, Stick to the Skin traces the lives and works of over fifty painters, photographers, sculptors, and mixed-media, assemblage, installation, video, and performance artists working in the United States and Britain from 1965 to 2015. The artists featured in this book cut to the heart of hidden histories, untold narratives, and missing memories to tell stories that "stick to the skin" and arrive at a new "Black lexicon of liberation."

    Informed by extensive research and invaluable oral testimonies, Celeste-Marie Bernier's remarkable text forcibly asserts the originality and importance of Black artists' work and emphasizes the need to understand Black art as a distinctive category of cultural production. She launches an important intervention into European histories of modern and contemporary art and visual culture as well as into debates within African American studies, African diasporic studies, and Black British studies. Among the artists included are Benny Andrews, Bessie Harvey, Lubaina Himid, Claudette Johnson, Noah Purifoy, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Joyce J. Scott, Maud Sulter, and Barbara Walker.

  • Silverpoint and metalpoint drawing : a complete guide to the medium / Susan Schwalb and Tom Mazzullo
    NC 900 S39 2019

    Silverpoint, and metalpoint more generally, is the practice of marking with soft metal on a specifically prepared drawing surface. Practiced for centuries, the artform is experiencing a resurgence in recent years, with contemporary work exploring abstract as well as realist, conceptual as well as traditional.

    Silverpoint and Metalpoint Drawing is the essential manual of metalpoint technique, written by Susan Schwalb and Tom Mazzullo, contemporary masters of the medium. This book is the first treatise on the subject for artists and art teachers with chapters on early history, materials including grounds, supports, metals, and tools, techniques for working in metalpoint as well as mixed media, and finally, the care of metalpoint works. Not only beautifully illustrated, this book also demonstrates how to photograph and exhibit metalpoint art. Featuring a gallery of drawings by contemporary artists, along with their tips and insight, Silverpoint and Metalpoint Drawing is a perfect introduction for students of the medium and an inspiration for those already more familiar with it.


  • Death of the artist : art world dissidents and their alternative identities / Nicola McCartney
    N 72 S6 M37 2018
    There exists a series of contemporary artists who continually defy the traditional role of the artist/author, including Art & Language, Guerrilla Girls, Bob and Roberta Smith, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and Lucky PDF. In Death of the Artist , Nicola McCartney explores their work and uses previously unpublished interviews to provoke a vital and nuanced discussion about contemporary artistic authorship. How do emerging artists navigate intellectual property or work collectively and share the recognition? How might a pseudonym aid 'artivism'? Most strikingly, she demonstrates how an alternative identity can challenge the art market and is symptomatic of greater cultural and political rebellion. As such, this book exposes the art world's financially incentivised infrastructures, but also examines how they might be reshaped from within. In an age of cuts to arts funding and forced self-promotion, this offers an important analysis of the pressing need for the artistic community to construct new ways to reinvent itself and incite fresh responses to its work.

  • Why materials matter : responsible design for a better world / Seetal Solanki
    NK 1520 S65 2018
    This visually stunning investigation of natural and man-made materials will change the way you look at the world around you, while offering hope for the future of our planet. What does it mean to live in a material world, and how do materials of the past and present hold the keys to our future? This book tackles these questions by focusing on various issues that human beings face and by discussing potential materials-related solutions. Through the lens of intriguing projects by designers, artists, makers, and scientists, it presents a colourful panoply of ideas, technologies, and creative efforts that focus on the earth's most basic elements, while also showing how these elements can be transformed into entirely new materials. It explores, for example, how ancient practices such as dyeing fabric and making glue may hold the secret to renewable and earth-friendly consumer products, as well as how recycling plastics can tackle food waste, and how a type of light metal being developed may one day make air travel less fuel-reliant. This book also investigates the potential of the digital experience, suggesting how this most ephemeral type of matter can be used to improve our world. Eye-catching and provocative, Why Materials Matter serves as both a stimulating catalogue of possibilities and a timely manifesto on how to consume, manufacture, and design for a better future. AUTHOR: Seetal Solanki is the founder of Ma-tt-er, an London-based research studio, platform and materials consultancy. Working with a wide range of clients, including IKEA, Selfridges, Unilever, and Water.org, Solanki and her team help companies create products and services in a more responsible way through careful selection of materials and by challenging preconceived ideas and behaviours. 250 colour illustrations

  • Graphic anatomy 2 Atelier Bow-Wow = Zukai 2 Atorie Wan / chosha Atorie Wan
    NA 1559 A86A4 2014

  • Forgotten Italians : Julian-Dalmatian writers and artists in Canada / edited by Konrad Eisenbichler
    NX 513.2 F67 2019

    Scholarship on Italian emigration has generally omitted the Julian-Dalmatians, a group of Italians from Istria and Dalmatia, two regions that, in the wake of World War Two, were ceded by Italy to Yugoslavia as part of its war reparations to that country. Though Italians by language culture, and traditions, it seems that this group has been conveniently excised from history. And yet, Julian-Dalmatians constitute an important element in twentieth-century Italian history and represent a unique aspect of both Italian culture and emigration.

    This ground-breaking collection of articles from an international team of scholars opens the discussion on these "forgotten Italians" by briefly reviewing the history of their diaspora and then by examining the literary and artistic works they produced as immigrants to Canada. Forgotten Italians offers new insights into such celebrated authors as Diego Bastianutti, Mario Duliani, Caterina Edwards, and Gianni Angelo Grohovaz, as well as visual artists such as Vittorio Fiorucci and Silvia Pecota. Profoundly marked by the experience of being uprooted and forced into exile, by life in refugee camps, and by the encounter with a new culture, first-generation Julian-Dalmatians in Canada used art and writing to come to terms with their anguished situation and to rediscover their cultural roots.


  • The missing pages : the modern life of a medieval manuscript, from genocide to justice / Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh
    ND 3239 A7W38 2019

    In 2010, the world's wealthiest art institution, the J. Paul Getty Museum, found itself confronted by a century-old genocide. The Armenian Church was suing for the return of eight pages from the Zeytun Gospels, a manuscript illuminated by the greatest medieval Armenian artist, Toros Roslin. Protected for centuries in a remote church, the holy manuscript had followed the waves of displaced people exterminated during the Armenian genocide. Passed from hand to hand, caught in the confusion and brutality of the First World War, it was cleaved in two. Decades later, the manuscript found its way to the Republic of Armenia, while its missing eight pages came to the Getty.

    The Missing Pages is the biography of a manuscript that is at once art, sacred object, and cultural heritage. Its tale mirrors the story of its scattered community as Armenians have struggled to redefine themselves after genocide and in the absence of a homeland. Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh follows in the manuscript's footsteps through seven centuries, from medieval Armenia to the killing fields of 1915 Anatolia, the refugee camps of Aleppo, Ellis Island, and Soviet Armenia, and ultimately to a Los Angeles courtroom.

    Reconstructing the path of the pages, Watenpaugh uncovers the rich tapestry of an extraordinary artwork and the people touched by it. At once a story of genocide and survival, of unimaginable loss and resilience, The Missing Pages captures the human costs of war and persuasively makes the case for a human right to art.

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