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  • Seaside building design : principles and practice : buildings in maritime zones / Ali Sayigh, editor

  • Arts and culture for older people in Singapore an annotated bibliography / Belinda Yuen, Penny Kong

  • Art and the challenge of markets. Victoria D. Alexander, Samuli Hägg, Simo Häyrynen, Erkki Sevänen, editors

  • Art and the challenge of markets. Victoria D. Alexander, Samuli Hägg, Simo Häyrynen, Erkki Sevänen

  • The mediatization of the artist / Rachel Esner, Sandra Kisters, editors

  • Exploring, Experiencing, and Envisioning Integration in US Arts Education edited by Nancy H. Hensel

  • Building a passive house the architect's logbook / Stefano Piraccini, Kristian Fabbri

  • Computational morphologies : design rules between organic models and responsive architecture / Michela Rossi, Giorgio Buratti, editors

  • Regenerative and positive impact architecture : learning from case studies / Shady Attia

  • Informed architecture : computational strategies in architectural design / Marco Hemmerling, Luigi Cocchiarella, editors

  • Sound and the aesthetics of play : a musical ontology of constructed emotions / Justin Christensen

  • Communicating creativity : the discursive facilitation of creative activity in arts / Darryl Hocking

  • Against art and culture / Liam Dee

  • Marcel Duchamp's Fountain : one hundred years later / Robert Kilroy

  • Arts-research-education : connections and directions / Linda Knight, Alexandra Lasczik Cutcher, editors

  • Arts evaluation and assessment : measuring impact in schools and communities / Rekha S. Rajan, Ivonne Chand O'Neal, editors

  • Fundamentals of Piano Pedagogy : Fuelling Authentic Student Musicians from the Beginning / by Merlin B. Thompson

  • Artists in the university : positioning artistic research in higher education / Jenny Wilson

  • Access all areas : live art and disability / edited by Lois Keidan and C.J. Mitchell
    NX 180 H34A33 2012

  • Design portfolio : self-promotion at its best / Go Welsh
    NC 1001 D47 2013eb

    Featuring a curated collection of approximately 300 exquisite designs, along with essays from designers in the field about the essence and importance of a good portfolio design, "Design: Portfolio "contains mini-workshops that dissect several featured projects and highlight the effectiveness of exceptional design treatments from around the world. Designers will discover the underlying details that make each design so special. This is an exciting new addition to the informative and inspiring "Design" series by Rockport Publishers that offers the best of design in practice.

  • Sightlines & Album XIV / Luis Jacob ; design, Alex Durlak with Luis Jacob
    N 6549 J336A4 2017

  • A way out of the mirror = Une issue à travers ce miroir / Geoffrey Farmer, Kitty Scott
    N 6549 F352 A4 2017

    Vancouver-based Geoffrey Farmer (born 1967) is internationally known for his laboriously crafted projects of epic proportions combining theatrical techniques with historically sourced material.

    Developed over extended periods of time, the artist's multilayered works pursue multiple narratives, appearing in a constant state of transformation, as he continues to revisit and alter them.

    Presented at the Canadian Pavilion for the 2017 Venice Biennale, and named after an Allen Ginsberg poem, A Way out of the Mirror includes found-photographic and sculptural components that together constitute a meditation on the damage that seeps down through generations, drawing on his own history and his relationship with his father, as well as images of his grandfather's car accident, and diving deeply into a more universal contemplation of truth and reconciliation.

  • Albert Bierstadt : art & enterprise / Nancy K. Anderson, Linda S. Ferber ; with a contribution by Helena E. Wright
    ND 237 B585 A4 1990
    Bierstadt was the great recorder of the American western landscape. He was the first artist with both the technique and the talent to convey the powerful visual impact of western space and to capture the scale of America's mountains. This magnificent volume provides a full appreciation of his talent as an artist.

  • The future of post-human visual arts : towards a new theory of techniques and spirits. by Peter Baofu
    N 70 B36 2014eb
    Are the visual arts really so central in our time that, as Doug Adams once said, "people under 60, raised on television...remember by what they see....[F]ilm and television are really the language of today"? (TE 2013) This central view on the visual arts can be contrasted with an opposing view by Camille Paglia, who wrote that "the visual is sorely undervalued in modern scholarship. Art history has attained only a fraction of the conceptual sophistication of literary criticism. Drunk with self-love, criticism has hugely overestimated the centrality of language to western culture. It has failed to see the electrifying sign language of images." (TE 2013a) Contrary to these opposing views (and other ones as will be discussed in the book), the visual arts (in relation to techniques and spirits) are neither possible (or impossible) nor desirable (or undesirable) to the extent that the respective ideologues (on different sides) would like us to believe. Needless to say, this questioning of the opposing views on the visual arts does not mean that the study of techniques and spirits is useless, or that those fields (related to the visual arts)--like drawing, cosmetics, manicure, painting, landscape, calligraphy, photography, digital art, computer technology, advertisement, graphic design, filmmaking, fashion, sculpture, architecture, and so on--are unimportant. (WK 2013) Of course, neither of these extreme views is reasonable. Instead, this book offers an alternative (better) way to understand the future of the visual arts in regard to the dialectic relationship between techniques and spirits--while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other). More specifically, this book offers a new theory (that is, the ephemeral theory of the visual arts) to go beyond the existing approaches in a novel way and is organized in four chapters. This seminal project will fundamentally change the way that we think about the visual arts in relation to techniques and spirits from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what I originally called its "post-human" fate.

  • The future of post-human visual arts : towards a new theory of techniques and spirits. by Peter Baofu
    N 70 B36 2014eb
    Are the visual arts really so central in our time that, as Doug Adams once said, "people under 60, raised on television...remember by what they see....[F]ilm and television are really the language of today"? (TE 2013) This central view on the visual arts can be contrasted with an opposing view by Camille Paglia, who wrote that "the visual is sorely undervalued in modern scholarship. Art history has attained only a fraction of the conceptual sophistication of literary criticism. Drunk with self-love, criticism has hugely overestimated the centrality of language to western culture. It has failed to see the electrifying sign language of images." (TE 2013a) Contrary to these opposing views (and other ones as will be discussed in the book), the visual arts (in relation to techniques and spirits) are neither possible (or impossible) nor desirable (or undesirable) to the extent that the respective ideologues (on different sides) would like us to believe. Needless to say, this questioning of the opposing views on the visual arts does not mean that the study of techniques and spirits is useless, or that those fields (related to the visual arts)--like drawing, cosmetics, manicure, painting, landscape, calligraphy, photography, digital art, computer technology, advertisement, graphic design, filmmaking, fashion, sculpture, architecture, and so on--are unimportant. (WK 2013) Of course, neither of these extreme views is reasonable. Instead, this book offers an alternative (better) way to understand the future of the visual arts in regard to the dialectic relationship between techniques and spirits--while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other). More specifically, this book offers a new theory (that is, the ephemeral theory of the visual arts) to go beyond the existing approaches in a novel way and is organized in four chapters. This seminal project will fundamentally change the way that we think about the visual arts in relation to techniques and spirits from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what I originally called its "post-human" fate.

  • On the threshold of knowing : lectures and performances in art and academia / Lucia Rainer
    NX 456.5 P38 R35 2017eb
    In this in-depth analysis of artistic and academic lectures and performances, Lucia Rainer features an innovative conceptual and methodological tool that augments Goffman's Frame Analysis with a praxeological perspective. This way, she gives profound insight into how knowledge - as a practice and a concept - is associated with clarity rather than truth. Based on four case studies - including John Cage's unpublished and unabridged audio recording of Lecture on Nothing - the study explores how the concept of lecture performances, which adheres to two frames that never entirely blend, provides a space to (re-)negotiate the artistic-academic relationship.

  • Art themes : choices in art learning and making / Marjorie Cohee Manifold
    N 7433 M26 2017eb

    Flexible in approach and full of colorful examples, this textbook provides a basic introduction to what art is and can be in the lives of people who do not necessarily think of themselves as "artists." You will be taught about a variety of art themes, genres, materials, and processes that appeal to novice art makers. The lessons are organized by themes of general subject matter or media. Options are available for work in mixed media, crafts, photography and digital media, as well as in traditional drawing or painting media. After picking a theme of particular interest to you, look next at the four strands of lessons presented in that thematic unit. Moving from left to right, select one lesson from each consecutive strand and complete that lesson. Because each lesson builds upon previously presented knowledge and developed skill, as you progress through four lessons, one from each strand, you should grow in your understanding of art concepts, meanings, and processes, while also improving your art making skills. Completing this course will help you develop a new appreciation for the power and possibilities of art learning, by understanding better the art others create, as well as making it yourself.

  • Art, process, change : inside a socially situated practice / Loraine Leeson
    N 6797 L43245 A35 2018eb

    This book brings a practitioner's insight to bear on socially situated art practice through a first-hand glimpse into the development, organisation and delivery of art projects with social agendas. Issues examined include the artist's role in building creative frameworks, the relationship of collaboration to participation, management of collective input, and wider repercussions of the ways that projects are instigated, negotiated and funded. The book contributes to ongoing debates on ethics/aesthetics for art initiatives where process, product and social relations are integral to the mix, and addresses issues of practical functionality in relation to social outcome.

  • American quilts in the Industrial Age, 1760-1870 : the International Quilt Study Center and Museum collections / edited by Patricia Cox Crews and Carolyn Ducey
    NK 9112 I58 2018

    Part of a comprehensive catalog of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum collection, American Quilts in the Industrial Age, 1760-1870 highlights the dazzling designs and intricate needlework of America's treasured material culture. From whole cloth to pieced quilts to elaborate appliqué examples, all reflecting various design movements such as Neoclassicism and Eastern exoticism, the contributing authors address the development of quilt making in America from its inception in the 1700s to the period of the U.S. Civil War.

    Covering more than one hundred years of quilt making, this volume examines the period's quilts from both an artistic and a historical perspective. The contributors provide critical information regarding the founding of the republic and the influential republican values and ideals manifested in the quilts of this era. They also address the role that immigration and industrialization played in the evolution of materials and styles. With full-color photographs of nearly six hundred quilts, American Quilts in the Industrial Age, 1760-1870 offers new insights into American society.

  • Moscow vanguard art : 1922-1992 / Margarita Tupitsyn
    N 6997 M7 T87 2017
    A comprehensive survey of art in Moscow in the era of the Soviet Union that champions the unquenchable spirit of artistic experimentation in the face of political repression

    Ambitious and interdisciplinary, Moscow Vanguard Art: 1922-1992 tells the story of generations of artists who resisted Soviet dictates on aesthetics, spanning the Russian avant-garde, socialist realism, and Soviet postwar art in one volume. Drawing on art history, criticism, and political theory, Margarita Tupitsyn unites these three epochs, mapping their differences and commonalities, ultimately reconnecting the postwar vanguard with the historical avant-garde. With a focus on Moscow artists, the book chronicles how this milieu achieved institutional and financial independence, and reflects on the theoretical and visual models it generated in various media, including painting, photography, conceptual, performance, and installation art. Generously illustrated, this ground-breaking volume, published in the year that marks the centennial of the October Revolution, demonstrates that, regardless of political repression, the spirit of artistic experiment never ceased to exist in the Soviet Union.

  • The image of the Black in African and Asian art / David Bindman, Suzanne Preston Blier, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., general editors ; Karen C.C. Dalton, associate editor
    N 8232 I45 2017

    The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art asks how the black figure was depicted by artists from the non-Western world. Beginning with ancient Egypt--positioned properly as part of African history--this volume focuses on the figure of the black as rendered by artists from Africa, East Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. The aesthetic traditions illustrated here are as diverse as the political and social histories of these regions. From Igbo Mbari sculptures to modern photography from Mali, from Indian miniatures to Japanese prints, African and Asian artists portrayed the black body in ways distinct from the European tradition, even as they engaged with Western art through the colonial encounter and the forces of globalization.

    This volume complements the vision of art patrons Dominique and Jean de Menil who, during the 1960s, founded an image archive to collect the ways that people of African descent have been represented in Western art from the ancient world to modern times. A half‐century later, Harvard University Press and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research completed the historic publication of The Image of the Black in Western Art --ten books in total--beginning with Egyptian antiquities and concluding with images that span the twentieth century. The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art reinvigorates the de Menil family's original mission and reorients the study of the black body with a new focus on Africa and Asia.

  • Automatic architecture : motivating form after modernism / Sean Keller
    NA 680 K39 2017
    In the 1960s and '70s, architects, influenced by recent developments in computing and the rise of structuralist and poststructuralist thinking, began to radically rethink how architecture could be created. Though various new approaches gained favor, they had one thing in common: they advocated moving away from the traditional reliance on an individual architect's knowledge and instincts and toward the use of external tools and processes that were considered objective, logical, or natural. Automatic architecture was born.

    The quixotic attempts to formulate such design processes extended modernist principles and tried to draw architecture closer to mathematics and the sciences. By focusing on design methods, and by examining evidence at a range of scales--from institutions to individual buildings-- Automatic Architecture offers an alternative to narratives of this period that have presented postmodernism as a question of style, as the methods and techniques traced here have been more deeply consequential than the many stylistic shifts of the past half century. Sean Keller closes the book with an analysis of the contemporary condition, suggesting future paths for architectural practice that work through, but also beyond, the merely automatic.

  • Art nouveau and the classical tradition / Richard Warren
    N 6465 A7 W38 2018
    Art Nouveau was a style for a new age, but it was also one that continued to look back to the past. This new study shows how in expressing many of their most essential concerns - sexuality, death and the nature of art - its artists drew heavily upon classical literature and the iconography of classical art. It challenges the conventional view that Art Nouveau's adherents turned their backs on Classicism in their quest for new forms. Across Europe and North America, artists continued to turn back to the ancient world, and in particular to Greece, for the vitality with which they sought to infuse their creations.The works of many well-known artists are considered through this prism, including those of Gustav Klimt, Aubrey Beardsley and Louis Comfort Tiffany. But, breaking new ground in its comparative approach, this study also considers some of the movement's less well-known painters, sculptors, jewellers and architects, including in central and eastern Europe, and their use of classical iconography to express new ideas of nationhood. Across the world, while Art Nouveau was a plural style drawing on multiple influences, the Classics remained a key artistic vocabulary for its artists, whether blended with Orientalist and other iconographies, or preserving the purity of classical form.

  • Art, awakening, and modernity in the Middle East : the Arab nude \ edited by Octavian Esanu
    N 7265.3 A78 2018eb

    This edited scholarly volume offers a perspective on the history of the genre of the nude in the Middle East and includes contributions written by scholars from several disciplines (art history, history, anthropology). Each chapter provides a distinct perspective on the early days of the fine arts genre of the nude, as its author studies a particular aspect through analysis of artworks and historical documents from the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries. The volume examines a rich body of reproductions of both primary documents and of works of art made by Lebanese, Egyptian, Syrian artists or of anonymous book illustrations from the nineteenth century Ottoman erotic literature.

  • The agency of things in Medieval and early modern art : materials, power and manipulation / edited by Grażyna Jurkowlaniec, Ika Matyjaszkiewicz and Zuzanna Sarnecka
    N 72 S6 A34 2018eb

  • A queer little history of art / Alex Pilcher
    NX 180 H6 P55 2017
    Over the last century, many artists have made works that challenge dominant models of gender and sexuality. The results can be sexy or serious, satirical or tender, discreetly coded or defiantly outspoken. This beautiful book illustrates the wide variety of queer art from around the world exploring bodies and identity, love and desire, and prejudice and protest through drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and installation. Seventy outstanding works from 1900 to the present reveal how queer experiences have differed across time and place, and how art has been part of a story of changing attitudes and emerging identities. Featuring works by, among others, Egon Schiele, Duncan Grant, Claude Cahun, Hannah H#65533;ch, Frida Kahlo, David Hockney, Glenn Ligon, Zanele Muholi, Allyson Mitchell and Tomoko Kashiki, all of whom subverted the norms of their day via bold, new forms of expression, A Queer Little History of Art is a celebration of more than 100 years of queer creativity.

  • Making sense : cognition, computing, art, and embodiment / Simon Penny
    N 71 P355 2017

    Why embodied approaches to cognition are better able to address the performative dimensions of art than the dualistic conceptions fundamental to theories of digital computing.

    In Making Sense , Simon Penny proposes that internalist conceptions of cognition have minimal purchase on embodied cognitive practices. Much of the cognition involved in arts practices remains invisible under such a paradigm. Penny argues that the mind-body dualism of Western humanist philosophy is inadequate for addressing performative practices. Ideas of cognition as embodied and embedded provide a basis for the development of new ways of speaking about the embodied and situated intelligences of the arts. Penny argues this perspective is particularly relevant to media arts practices.

    Penny takes a radically interdisciplinary approach, drawing on philosophy, biology, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, cybernetics, artificial intelligence, critical theory, and other fields. He argues that computationalist cognitive rhetoric, with its assumption of mind-body (and software-hardware) dualism, cannot account for the quintessentially performative qualities of arts practices. He reviews post-cognitivist paradigms including situated, distributed, embodied, and enactive, and relates these to discussions of arts and cultural practices in general.

    Penny emphasizes the way real time computing facilitates new modalities of dynamical, generative and interactive arts practices. He proposes that conventional aesthetics (of the plastic arts) cannot address these new forms and argues for a new "performative aesthetics." Viewing these practices from embodied, enactive, and situated perspectives allows us to recognize the embodied and performative qualities of the "intelligences of the arts."

  • Human factors in the built environment / Linda L. Nussbaumer, PHD, CID, ASID, IDEC, Professor Emerita, South Dakota State University
    NA 2542.4 N87 2018

    Human Factors in the Built Environment , Second Edition explains the relationship of the human body and space planning to the design process so that you can plan and detail interiors. Key topics include proxemics, anthropometrics, ergonomics, sensory components, diversity, global concerns, health and safety, environmental considerations, special populations, and universal (inclusive) design. Recipient of the American Society of Interior Designers Joel Polsky Prize, this book has all the information you need in a quick reference format.

    Human Factors in the Built Environment STUDIO
    -Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
    -Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions

    PLEASE NOTE: Purchasing or renting this ISBN does not include access to the STUDIO resources that accompany this text. To receive free access to the STUDIO content with new copies of this book, please refer to the book + STUDIO access card bundle ISBN 9781501323423 .

  • Truth : 24 frames per second / edited by Gavin Delahunty with Kelly Filreis ; essays by Anna Katherine Brodbeck and Gavin Delahunty
    N 6494 V53 D35 2017
    Offering historical, social, and artistic context for some of the most influential artists and filmmakers from the 1960s to the present day, this timely book looks at three filmic techniques--appropriation, documentary film, and montage--and how they confront the viewer with pieces of reality within a particular "frame." Including previously unpublished material, Truth features a selection of interviews with and essays about twenty-four artists and filmmakers, among them Bruce Conner, Chick Strand, Jean-Marie Straub and Dani#65533;le Huillet, Pratibha Parmar, and Dara Birnbaum, whose work incorporates one or more of these techniques. Rather than proposing similarities among these artists' practices, the book explores the varied ways that their work examines truth, meaning, and form as a way of coming to terms with reality.

  • Trap door : trans cultural production and the politics of visibility / edited by Reina Gossett, Eric A. Stanley, and Johanna Burton
    NX 650 G44 T73 2017

    Essays, conversations, and archival investigations explore the paradoxes, limitations, and social ramifications of trans representation within contemporary culture.

    The increasing representation of trans identity throughout art and popular culture in recent years has been nothing if not paradoxical. Trans visibility is touted as a sign of a liberal society, but it has coincided with a political moment marked both by heightened violence against trans people (especially trans women of color) and by the suppression of trans rights under civil law. Trap Door grapples with these contradictions.

    The essays, conversations, and dossiers gathered here delve into themes as wide-ranging yet interconnected as beauty, performativity, activism, and police brutality. Collectively, they attest to how trans people are frequently offered "doors" -- entrances to visibility and recognition -- that are actually "traps," accommodating trans bodies and communities only insofar as they cooperate with dominant norms. The volume speculates about a third term, perhaps uniquely suited for our time: the trapdoor, neither entrance nor exit, but a secret passageway leading elsewhere . Trap Door begins a conversation that extends through and beyond trans culture, showing how these issues have relevance for anyone invested in the ethics of visual culture.

    Lexi Adsit, Sara Ahmed, Nicole Archer, Kai Lumumba Barrow, Johanna Burton, micha cárdenas, Mel Y. Chen, Grace Dunham, Treva Ellison, Sydney Freeland, Che Gossett, Reina Gossett, Stamatina Gregory, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Robert Hamblin, Eva Hayward, Juliana Huxtable, Yve Laris Cohen, Abram J. Lewis, Heather Love, Park McArthur, CeCe McDonald, Toshio Meronek, Fred Moten, Tavia Nyong'o, Morgan M. Page, Roy Pérez, Dean Spade, Eric A. Stanley, Jeannine Tang, Wu Tsang, Jeanne Vaccaro, Chris E. Vargas, Geo Wyeth, Kalaniopua Young, Constantina Zavitsanos

  • The renewal of pagan antiquity : contributions to the cultural history of the European Renaissance / Aby Warburg ; introduction by Kurt W. Forster ; translation by David Britt
    N 6370 W3313 1999
    Bibliophile, scholar, founder of what would become the Warburg Institute, Aby Warburg (1866-1929) ranks as one of the most original and brilliant art historians of this century. Warburg looked beyond iconography to more psychological aspects of artistic creation, and in particular he contemplated the meaning of the re-use of ancient motifs. His scholarship--published in German in 1932 in two volumes encompassing all of his published essays along with manuscript notes in his working copies--has had a crucial influence on the work of twentieth-century art historians. Now, with the publication of this new translation of The Renewal of Pagan Antiquity, these seminal volumes are available in their entirety in English for the first time.

  • Transmedium : conceptualism 2.0 and the new object art / Garrett Stewart
    N 6494 M78 S74 2017
    If you attend a contemporary art exhibition today, you're unlikely to see much traditional painting or sculpture. Indeed, artists today are preoccupied with what happens when you leave behind assumptions about particular media--such as painting, or woodcuts--and instead focus on collisions between them, and the new forms and ideas that those collisions generate.

    Garrett Stewart in Transmedium dubs this new approach Conceptualism 2.0, an allusion in part to the computer images that are so often addressed by these works. A successor to 1960s Conceptualism, which posited that a material medium was unnecessary to the making of art, Conceptualism 2.0 features artworks that are transmedial, that place the aesthetic experience itself deliberately at the boundary between often incommensurable media. The result, Stewart shows, is art whose forced convergences break open new possibilities that are wholly surprising, intellectually enlightening, and often uncanny.

  • Outliers and American vanguard art / Lynne Cooke with Douglas Crimp, Darby English, Suzanne Hudson, Thomas J. Lax, Jennifer Jane Marshall, Richard Meyer, Jenni Sorkin
    N 7432.5 A78 O87 2018
    Since the last century, the relationship between vanguard and self-taught artists has been defined by contradiction. The established art world has been quick to make clear distinctions between trained and untrained artists, yet at the same time it has been fascinated by outliers whom it draws selectively and intermittently into its orbits. For a new exhibition launching at the National Gallery of Art, curator Lynne Cooke explores shifting conceptualizations of the American outlier across the twentieth century, drawing on the inherent sociality of the exhibition in her installation of these works. This companion catalog, Outliers and American Vanguard Art , offers a fantastic opportunity to consider works by schooled and self-taught creators in relation to each other and defined by historical circumstance.

    The art works in Outliers and American Vanguard Art come from three distinct periods when the intersections between mainstream and outlier artists were most dynamic and productive, ushering in exhibitions of art based on various degrees of co-existence, inclusion, and assimilation. Works by such diverse artists as Charles Sheeler, Christina Ramberg, and Matt Mullican are set in conversation with a range of works by such self-taught artists as Horace Pippin, Janet Sobel, and Henry Darger. Cooke also examines a recent increase of radically expressive work that challenges what it means to be an outlier today. She reveals how these distinctions have been freighted with a particularly American point of view as she investigates our assumptions about creativity, artistic practice, and the role of the artist in contemporary culture.

    Outliers and American Vanguard Art is the most comprehensive show ever to examine outliers in dialogue with their established peers. It is sure to inspire vigorous conversation about how artists and the work they make are represented.

  • The globalization of Renaissance art : a critical review / edited by Daniel Savoy
    N 6370 G49 2017eb

  • Immersion in the visual arts and media / edited by Fabienne Liptay, Burcu Dogramaci
    N 72 T4 I46 2016eb

  • A picture book primer : understanding and using picture books / Denise I. Matulka ; art by Megan Elizabeth Bergman ; foreword by Susan McCleaf Nespeca
    NC 965.85 M38 2008

    Everything you want to know about picture books can be found in this simple and straightforward guide. After defining the picture book and describing its history and technological evolution, the author helps you better understand and appreciate picture books by describing how they're made-their anatomy, types of illustration, layouts, design elements, and typography-various types of picture books (genres, formats, styles), how picture books work (the art of the story), and how they relate to child development and literacy. Picture book reviews, building a collection, using picture books with various age groups, and issues such as multicultural literature, classics, and controversial titles are some of the other topics covered.

  • Popular modernism and its legacies : from pop literature to video games / edited by Scott Ortolano ; with an afterword by Faye Hammill
    N 72 S6 P665 2018

    Popular Modernism and Its Legacies reconfigures modernist studies to investigate how modernist concepts, figures, and aesthetics continue to play essential--though often undetected--roles across an array of contemporary works, genres, and mediums.

    Featuring both established and emerging scholars, each of the book's three sections offers a distinct perspective on popular modernism. The first section considers popular modernism in periods historically associated with the movement, discovering hidden connections between traditional forms of modernist literature and popular culture. The second section traces modernist genealogies from the past to the contemporary era, ultimately revealing that immensely popular contemporary works, artists, and genres continue to engage and thereby renew modernist aesthetics and values. The final section moves into the 21st century, discovering how popular works invoke modernist techniques, texts, and artists to explore social and existential quandaries in the contemporary world.

    Concluding with an afterword from noted scholar Faye Hammill, Popular Modernism and Its Legacies reshapes the study of modernism and provides new perspectives on important works at the center of our cultural imagination.

  • Socially engaged art after socialism : art and civil society in Central and Eastern Europe / Izabel Galliera
    N 6758 G35 2017eb
    The post-1989 period has seen artists in Central and Eastern Europe embrace socially engaged practices. Reclaiming public life from the ideologies of both communist regimes and neoliberalism, their projects have harnessed the politically subversive potential of social relations based on trust, reciprocity and solidarity. Drawing on archival material and exclusive interviews, in this book Izabel Galliera traces the development of socially engaged art from the early 1990s to the present in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania. She demonstrates that, in the early 1990s, projects were primarily created for exhibitions organized and funded by the Soros Centers for Contemporary Art. In the early 2000s, prior to Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania entering into the European Union, EU institutions likewise funded socially-conscious public art in the region. Today, socially engaged art is characterised by the proliferation of independent and often self-funded artists' initiatives in cities such as Sofia, Bucharest and Budapest. Focusing on the relationships between art, social capital and civil society, Galliera employs sociological and political theories to reveal that, while social capital is generally considered a mechanism of exclusion in the West, in post-socialist contexts it has been leveraged by artists and curators as a vital means of communication and action.

  • An anthropology of contemporary art : practices, markets, and collectors / edited by Thomas Fillitz and Paul van der Grijp
    N 72 A56 A65 2018eb
    Drawing on the exciting developments that have occurred in the anthropology of art over the last twenty years, this study uses ethnographic methods to explore shifts in the art market and global contemporary art. Recognizing that the huge diversity of global phenomena requires research on the ground, An Anthropology of Contemporary Art examines the local art markets, biennials, networks of collectors, curators, artists, patrons, auction houses, and museums that constitute the global art world.Divided into four parts - Picture and Medium; World Art Studies and Global Art; Art Markets, Maecenas and Collectors; Participatory Art and Collaboration - chapters go beyond the standard emphasis on Europe and North America to present first-hand fieldwork from a wide range of areas, including Brazil, Turkey, and Asia and the Pacific.With contributions from distinguished anthropologists such as Philippe Descola and Roger Sansi Roca, this book provides a fresh approach to key topics in the discipline. A model for demonstrating how contemporary art can be studied ethnographically, this is a vital read for students in anthropology of art, visual anthropology, visual culture, and related fields.

  • Perception and agency in shared spaces of contemporary art / edited by Cristina Albu and Dawna Schuld
    N 70 P47 2018eb

    This book examines the interconnections between art, phenomenology, and cognitive studies. Contributors question the binary oppositions generally drawn between visuality and agency, sensing and thinking, phenomenal art and politics, phenomenology and structuralism, and subjective involvement and social belonging. Instead, they foreground the many ways that artists ask us to consider how we sense, think, and act in relation to a work of art.

  • Soviet salvage : imperial debris, revolutionary reuse, and Russian constructivism / Catherine Walworth
    N 6988.5 C64 W35 2017

    In Soviet Salvage, Catherine Walworth explores how artists on the margins of the Constructivist movement of the 1920s rejected "elitist" media and imagined a new world, knitting together avant-garde art, imperial castoffs, and everyday life.

    Applying anthropological models borrowed from Claude Lévi-Strauss, Walworth shows that his mythmaker typologies--the "engineer" and "bricoleur"--illustrate, respectively, the canonical Constructivists and artists on the movement's margins who deployed a wide range of clever make-do tactics. Walworth explores the relationships of Nadezhda Lamanova, Esfir Shub, and others with Constructivists such as Aleksei Gan, Varvara Stepanova, and Aleksandr Rodchenko. Together, the work of these artists reflected the chaotic and often contradictory zeitgeist of the decade from 1918 to 1929, and redefined the concept of mass production. Reappropriated fragments of a former enemy era provided a wide range of play and possibility for these artists, and the resulting propaganda porcelain, film, fashion, and architecture tell a broader story of the unique political and economic pressures felt by their makers.

    An engaging multidisciplinary study of objects and their makers during the Soviet Union's early years, this volume highlights a group of artists who hover like free radicals at the border of existing art-historical discussions of Constructivism and deepens our knowledge of Soviet art and material culture.

  • Colour design : theories and application / edited by Janet Best
    NK 1548 C65 2012eb
    Given its importance in analysing and influencing the world around us, an understanding of colour is a vital tool in any design process. Colour design provides a comprehensive review of the issues surrounding the use of colour, from the fundamental principles of what colour is to its important applications across a vast range of industries.

    Part one covers the main principles and theories of colour, focusing on the human visual system and the psychology of colour perception. Part two goes on to review colour measurement and description, including consideration of international standards, approval methods for textiles and lithographic printing, and colour communication issues. Forecasting colour trends and methods for design enhancement are then discussed in part three along with the history of colour theory, dyes and pigments, and an overview of dye and print techniques. Finally, part four considers the use of colour across a range of specific applications, from fashion, art and interiors, to food and website design.

    With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Colour design is an invaluable reference tool for all those researching or working with colour and design in any capacity. Provides a comprehensive review of the issues surrounding the use of colour in textiles Discusses the application of colour across a vast range of industries Chapters cover the theories, measurement and description of colour, forecasting colour trends and methods for design enhancement

  • Women architects in the modern movement / Carmen Espegel ; preface by Kenneth Frampton ; translated by Angela Giral
    NA 958.5 M63 E8713 2018

    Women Architects in the Modern Movement rewrites the history of modern architecture to elevate the often-overlooked female architects who helped build the movement. Starting with a theoretical analysis that situates women#65533;s roles both in society and architecture specifically, Carmen Espegel examines the transition from women as objects to subjects at the advent of modernity. This theoretical basis is grounded through four case studies on pioneering women architects: Eileen Gray, Lilly Reich, Margarete Sch#65533;tte-Lihotzky and Charlotte Perriand. Along with illuminating their lives and work, Espegel aims to help us examine and observe the world from a perspective where the feminine and masculine are not exclusive, so that we might learn from the past in order to build with dignity in the future.

    Translated from the original Spanish by Angela Giral.

  • Image, action, and idea in contemporary Jewish art / Ben Schachter
    N 7417.6 S33 2017

    Contemporary Jewish art is a growing field that includes traditional as well as new creative practices, yet criticism of it is almost exclusively reliant on the Second Commandment's prohibition of graven images. Arguing that this disregards the corpus of Jewish thought and a century of criticism and interpretation, Ben Schachter advocates instead a new approach focused on action and process.

    Departing from the traditional interpretation of the Second Commandment, Schachter addresses abstraction, conceptual art, performance art, and other styles that do not rely on imagery for meaning. He examines Jewish art through the concept of melachot--work-like "creative activities" as defined by the medieval Jewish philosopher Maimonides. Showing the similarity between art and melachot in the active processes of contemporary Jewish artists such as Ruth Weisberg, Allan Wexler, Archie Rand, and Nechama Golan, he explores the relationship between these artists' methods and Judaism's demanding attention to procedure.

    A compellingly written challenge to traditionalism, Image, Action, and Idea in Contemporary Jewish Art makes a well-argued case for artistic production, interpretation, and criticism that revels in the dual foundation of Judaism and art history.

  • Aspects : Fred Sandback's sculpture / Edward A. Vazquez
    NB 237 S25 V39 2017
    Stretching lengths of yarn across interior spaces, American artist Fred Sandback (1943-2003) created expansive works that underscore the physical presence of the viewer. This book, the first major study of Sandback, explores the full range of his art, which not only disrupts traditional conceptions of material presence, but also stages an ethics of interaction between object and observer.

    Drawing on Sandback's substantial archive, Edward A. Vazquez demonstrates that the artist's work--with all its physical slightness and attentiveness to place, as well as its relationship to minimal and conceptual art of the 1960s--creates a link between viewers and space that is best understood as sculptural even as it almost surpasses physical form. At the same time, the economy of Sandback's site-determined practice draws viewers' focus to their connection to space and others sharing it. As Vazquez shows, Sandback's art aims for nothing less than a total recalibration of the senses, as the spectator is caught on neither one side nor the other of an object or space, but powerfully within it.

  • Corporate imaginations : Fluxus strategies for living / Mari Dumett
    N 6494 F55 D86 2017
    The first extended study of the renowned artists' collective Fluxus, Corporate Imaginations examines the group as it emerged on three continents from 1962 to 1978 in its complexities, contradictions, and historical specificity. The collective's founder, George Maciunas, organized Fluxus like a multinational corporation, simulating corporate organization and commodity flows, yet it is equally significant that he imagined critical art practice in this way at that time. For all its avant-garde criticality, Fluxus also ambivalently shared aspects of the rising corporate culture of the day. In this book, Mari Dumett addresses the "business" of Fluxus and explores the larger discursive issues of organization, mediatization, routinization, automation, commoditization, and systematization that Fluxus artists both manipulated and exposed. A study of six central figures in the group--George Brecht, Alison Knowles, George Maciunas, Nam June Paik, Mieko Shiomi, and Robert Watts--reveals how they developed historically specific strategies of mimicking the capitalist system. These artists appropriated tools, occupied spaces, revealed operations, and, ultimately, "performed the system" itself via aesthetics of organization, communication, events, branding, routine, and global mapping. Through "corporate imaginations," Fluxus artists proposed "strategies for living" as conscious creative subjects within a totalizing and increasingly global system, demonstrating how these strategies must be repeated in an ongoing negotiation of new relations of power and control between subject and system.

  • Chiura Obata : an American modern / ShiPu Wang ; with contributions by Masuji Fujii, Asako Katsura, and Greg Robinson
    N 6537 O22 A4 2018
    Chiura Obata (1885-1975) was one of the most significant Japanese American artists working on the West Coast in the last century. Born in Okayama, Japan, Obata emigrated to the United States in 1903 and embarked on a seven-decade career that saw the enactment of anti-immigration laws and the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. But Obata emerged as a leading figure in the Northern California artistic communities, serving not only as an influential art professor at UC Berkeley for nearly twenty years, but also as a founding director of art schools in the internment camps. With a prodigious and expansive oeuvre, Obata's seemingly effortless mastery of, and productive engagement with, diverse techniques, styles, and traditions defy the dichotomous categorizations of American/European and Japanese/Asian art. His faith in the power of art, his devotion to preserving the myriad grandeur of what he called "Great Nature," and his compelling personal story as an immigrant and an American are all as relevant to our contemporary moment as ever.

    This catalogue is the first book surveying Chiura Obata's rich and varied body of work that includes over 100 beautiful images, many of which have never been published. It also showcases a selection of Obata's writings and a rare 1965 interview with the artist. The scholarly essays by ShiPu Wang and the other contributors illuminate the intense and productive cross-cultural negotiations that Obata's life and work exemplify, in the context of both American modernism and the early twentieth-century U.S. racio-ethnic relations--a still-understudied area in American art historical scholarship.

    Published in association with the Art, Design and Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara.

    Exhibition dates:
    Art, Design and Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara: January 13-April 29, 2018
    Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City: May 25-September 2, 2018
    Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan: January 18-March 10, 2019
    Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento: June 23-September 29, 2019
    Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.: November 2019-April 2020

  • Talking to action : art, pedagogy, and activism in the Americas / edited by Bill Kelley, Jr. with Rebecca Zamora
    NX 650 P6 T355 2017
    Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy, and Activism in the Americas is the first publication to bring together scholarship, critical essays, and documentation of collaborative community-based art making by researchers from across the American hemisphere. The comprehensive volume is a compendium of texts, analysis, and research documents from the Talking to Action research and exhibition platform, part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. While the field of social practice has had an increasingly high profile within contemporary art discourse, this book documents artists who have been under-recognized because they do not show in traditional gallery or museum contexts and are often studied by specialists in other disciplines, particularly within the Latin American context. Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy, and Activism in the Americas addresses the absence of a publication documenting scholarly exchange between research sites throughout the hemisphere and is intended for those interested in community-based practices operating within the intersection of art, activism, and the social sciences.

  • Minoru Yamasaki : humanist architecture for a modernist world / Dale Allen Gyure
    NA 737 Y3 G98 2017
    The first book to reevaluate the evocative and polarizing work of one of midcentury America's most significant architects

    Born to Japanese immigrant parents in Seattle, Minoru Yamasaki (1912-1986) became one of the towering figures of midcentury architecture, even appearing on the cover of Time magazine in 1963. His self-proclaimed humanist designs merged the modern materials and functional considerations of postwar American architecture with traditional elements such as arches and colonnades. Yamasaki's celebrated and iconic projects of the 1950s and '60s, including the Lambert-St. Louis Airport and the U.S. Science Pavilion in Seattle, garnered popular acclaim.

    Despite this initial success, Yamasaki's reputation began to decline in the 1970s with the mixed critical reception of the World Trade Center in New York, one of the most publicized projects in the world at the time, and the spectacular failure of St. Louis's Pruitt-Igoe Apartments, which came to symbolize the flaws of midcentury urban renewal policy. And as architecture moved in a more critical direction influenced by postmodern theory, Yamasaki seemed increasingly old-fashioned. In the first book to examine Yamasaki's life and career, Dale Allen Gyure draws on a wealth of previously unpublished archival material, and nearly 200 images, to contextualize his work against the framework of midcentury modernism and explore his initial successes, his personal struggles--including with racism--and the tension his work ultimately found in the divide between popular and critical taste.

  • Coming away : Winslow Homer & England / Elizabeth Athens, Brandon Ruud, with Martha Tedeschi
    N 6537 H58 A4 2017
    A fascinating exploration of the time Winslow Homer spent in England and how it influenced his art

    Winslow Homer (1836-1910) is widely regarded as the greatest American painter of the 19th century, but it is not well known that he spent a pivotal period of time on the other side of the Atlantic. The eighteen months Homer spent in England in 1881 and 1882--studying the work of masters such as J. M. W. Turner and Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and exploring the landscape of coastal villages--irrevocably shaped his creative identity.

    This beautifully designed and produced publication explores Homer's time in England and how it influenced his art, as he attempted to reconcile his affinity for traditional subject matter with his increasingly modern aesthetic vision. Coming Away complicates our understanding of his work and convincingly argues that it has more cosmopolitan underpinnings than previously thought.

  • Greek art in context : archaeological and art historical perspectives / edited by Diana Rodríguez Pérez
    N 5633 G75 2017

    This volume gathers together selected contributions which were originally presented at the conference #65533;Greek Art in Context#65533; at the University of Edinburgh in 2014. Its aim is to introduce the reader to the broad and multifaceted notion of context in relation to Greek art and, more specifically, to its relevance for the study of Greek sculpture and pottery from the Archaic to the Late Classical periods. What do we mean by #65533;context#65533;? In which ways and under what circumstances does context become relevant for the interpretation of Greek material culture? Which contexts should we look at #65533; viewing context, political, social and religious discourse, artistic tradition . . .' What happens when there is no context? These are some of the questions that this volume aims to answer.

    The chapters included cover current approaches to the study of Greek sculpture and pottery in which the notion of #65533;context#65533; plays a prominent role, offering new ways of looking at familiar issues. It gathers leading scholars and early career researchers from different backgrounds and research traditions with the aim of presenting new insights into archaeological and art historical research. Their chapters contribute to showcase the vitality of the discipline and will serve to stimulate new directions for the study of Greek art.

  • The symbolist aesthetic : December 23, 1980-March 10, 1981 / directed by Magdalena Dabrowski, assistant curator, Department of drawings, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
    N 7740 M87 1980

  • Rachel Whiteread / edited by Ann Gallagher and Molly Donovan
    NB 497 W54 A4 2017
    "Born in London in 1963, Rachel Whiteread is one of Britain's most exciting contemporary artists. Her work is characterised by its use of industrial materials such as plaster, concrete, resin, rubber and metal. With these she casts the surfaces and volume in and around everyday objects and architectural space, creating evocative sculptures that range from the intimate to the monumental. Whiteread came to prominence in 1990 with her work House 1993-4, a life-sized cast of the interior of a condemned terraced house in London's East End, which existed for a few months before it was controversially demolished. She subsequently won the Turner Prize in 1993, the first woman to do so, and has gone on to create major public projects ever since, notably the Holocaust Memorial 1995 in Vienna, and Cabin 2015 in New York. A major mid-career retrospective at Tate Britain (Whiteread's first) will bring together her iconic works and series (including Untitled (Staircase) 2001), along with new work made especially for the exhibition. New texts will explore a range of themes in Whiteread's practice, from Ghost and the domestic, to public commissions, to housing and the wider social context of her work. An extended biography and bibliography will update available information on the artist."--Amazon

  • Katherine Bernhardt / edited by Dan Nadel
    ND 237 B532 A4 2017

    Bernhardt paints a brightly hued portrait of the glorious jumble of contemporary life

    This is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of Katherine Bernhardt's wildly popular pattern paintings. Spanning 2013 through 2016, it collects over 100 of her brightly colored canvases. Well known for paintings of super models ripped from glossy fashion magazines and, more recently, Morrocan rug motifs, in 2013 Bernhardt dropped all direct quotation and now paints straight from her imagination, mining her own fertile reservoir of experience, imagery and sensation. Since then, Bernhardt has produced paintings that mix an assortment of objects reflecting her daily experiences, from life in New York to her love of Puerto Rico, her Saint Louis roots and family life. The objects are painted with incredible verve and tenacity, and include a jumble of the following items on colorfully activated grounds: watermelon slices, boom boxes, computers, pizza slices, cassette tapes, hamburgers, basketballs, old cell phones, airplanes, fruit, sharks, water, sea turtles, cigarettes, sharpies and keyboards. Bernhardt presents a slightly delirious feeling of New York City, the out-of-date and the up-to-the-minute all in one.

    Katherine Bernhardt was born in Saint Louis in 1975 and currently lives in New York. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her first solo museum exhibition will be at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis in January 2017, followed by The Modern, Fort Worth, in April 2017.

  • Conversations with artists / Heidi Zuckerman
    N 40 Z83 2017

    In this book of interviews, Heidi Zuckerman, CEO and Director of the Aspen Art Museum, opens up the studios and practices of more than thirty prominent contemporary artists through personal and illuminating conversations.

    A perceptive, sensitive interviewer, Zuckerman offers the reader refreshing insights and access to some of the most engaging artists making work this decade. Before arriving in Aspen in 2005, Zuckerman previously worked as a curator at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and the Jewish Museum, New York. In Aspen, Zuckerman has transformed the Aspen Art Museum into a pioneering, risk-taking institution and made a name for herself as one of the leading museum directors in the US.

    Conversations with Artists includes: Karin Mamma Andersson, Lutz Bacher, Darren Bader, Lynda Benglis, Walead Beshty, Huma Bhabha, Carol Bove, Andrea Bowers, Mark Bradford, Alice Channer, Simon Denny, Peter Doig, Cheryl Donegan, Tony Feher, Sergej Jensen, Liz Larner, Margaret Lee, Nate Lowman, Adam McEwen, Julie Mehretu, Shirin Neshat, William J. O'Brien, Laura Owens, Mai-Thu Perret, Susan Philipsz, Rob Pruitt, Pedro Reyes, Rachel Rose, Julian Schnabel, Gedi Sibony, Lorna Simpson, Frances Stark, Mickalene Thomas, and Fred Tomaselli.

  • Framing beauty : intimate visions / curated by Deborah Willis ; essays by Deborah Willis and Rujeko Hockley
    N 66 G78 2017

    Beauty is one of the most enigmatic, undefinable, and subjective qualities in contemporary visual art. Framing Beauty: Intimate Visions features essays by Deborah Willis, a leading curator and historian of photography, and Rujeko Hockley, Curator at the Brooklyn Museum, as they describe beauty from a variety of cultural, historical, and visual perspectives.Striking images by twenty respected visual artists and photographers contribute different views to the topic of the physical body and racial and feminist perspectives on beauty.Framing Beauty: Intimate Visions catalogues the recent exhibit curated by Willis at the Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University.

  • Essay'd 2 : 30 Detroit artists / written, edited, and compiled by Dennis Alan Nawrocki, Steve Panton, Matthew Piper, and Sarah Rose Sharp
    N 6535 D43 N392 2017

    Essay'd 2: 30 Detroit Artists follows the welcome reception of last year's Essay'd: 30 Detroit Artists in presenting short, illustrated essays about artists who live and work in Detroit, or who have participated in the Detroit art scene in an important way. Stemming from the popular website of the same name, the first volume of Essay'd sought to introduce readers, even those who are well versed in the Detroit art ecosystem, to new insight and a fresh perspective on the city's contemporary art practitioners. The four arts writers behind Essay'd --a professor, a gallerist, and two critics--are joined in Essay'd 2 by a handful of guest writers, whose unique views offer different points of access to Detroit's diverse and populous artist community.

    Essay'd 2 offers thirty new profiles of artists both well known and under the radar, seasoned and emerging. Advancing the argument that there are as many kinds of Detroit art as there are individual artists, the authors write about work created in a wide range of media, from painting, photography, ceramics, and textiles to performance, installation, and architectural intervention, produced in a kaleidoscopic array of individual styles. Some of the artists this volume highlights include S. Kay Young, an attendee of the College for Creative Studies with a thirty-year photography career; multimedia artist Adam Lee Miller, who is one half of the band ADULT; fiber artist and 2015 Kresge fellow Carole Harris; and master staff carver / mosaicist David Philpot.

    While Detroit has long been home to a storied and industrious community of artists, there has been relatively little writing that explores, analyzes, and contextualizes their work. Now, with renewed regional, national, and international attention being paid to Detroit and its creative culture, it is more important than ever that the evolving and vital work of the city's artists be documented and made known to the wider public. The new essays collected here, written in a format that is at once in-depth and accessible, continue the authors' ongoing mission to introduce the Detroit art community to the world, one artist at a time. Art lovers and regional history buffs will appreciate this continued conversation.

  • Dalí Duchamp / exhibition and catalogue concept, Dawn Ades and William Jeffett
    N 7113 D3 A4 2017

    Eroticism, science and humor collide in the work of these two close friends

    Dali/Duchamp takes a detailed look at the little-explored relationship between two of the 20th century's most famous artists. The two might seem like polar opposites at first glance--Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), the father of conceptual art who rejected painting in 1918, appears to have little in common with the showmanlike Salvador Dali (1904-89), the exceptional Surrealist painter of fantastical landscapes. But the two men were united by a unique combination of humor and skepticism that led both to challenge conventional views of art and life in their own respective ways.

    Beyond their shared thematic concerns, the artists knew and respected each other. After meeting in the 1930s through mutual contacts within the Surrealist group, Duchamp and Dali maintained a firm friendship over the following decades, spending time together in Paris, New York and Catalonia, where Duchamp purchased a summer house in Cadaques, close to Dali's home in Port Lligat.

    Throughout this volume, expert contributors explore themes common to both artists, chief among them eroticism and identity, and both men's engagement with science, optics, religion and myth. Each section of the book is sumptuously illustrated with key pieces from both artists' bodies of work and features previously unpublished photographs, letters and ephemera that testify to the enduring warmth of their friendship. Dali/Duchamp offers a fresh understanding of the work of two seminal artists of the 20th century.

  • The complete Zaha Hadid : expanded and updated
    NA 1469 H33 A4 2017
    Zaha Hadid (1950- 2016) was one of the most innovative and celebrated architects of our time. This comprehensive survey of over two hundred projects--from her earliest experimentations to product design, from speculative follies to large- scale built works--is a testament to the depth, range, and inventiveness of her vision.This compact and comprehensive edition has been thoroughly expanded and brought up to date with the latest completed buildings and Hadid's final projects. Prepared in collaboration with the architect's office, the book contains a dazzling array of imagery, including large- scale paintings, sculpture- like models, multi-perspective drawings, and dynamic computer renderings.Organized chronologically over Hadid's career, this volume reveals her earliest inspirations and also includes the last projects she worked on, such as the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, the Dominion Office Building in Moscow, and the Port House in Antwerp. Critic and museum director Aaron Betsky's introduction examines Hadid's entire career, both in the context of architectural history and as a manifestation of the current and future state of architecture.

  • The artist, the censor, and the nude : a tale of morality and appropriation / by Glenn Harcourt ; foreword, Francis M. Naumann
    N 8740 H37 2017

    This hybrid book examines the art and politics of "The Nude" in various cultural contexts, featuring books of canonical western art pirated and either digitally- or hand-censored in Iran by anonymous government workers. Author Glenn Harcourt uses several case studies brought to the fore by American painter Pamela Joseph in her recent "Censored" series. Harcourt's rigorous, culturally-measured and art historical approach complements Joseph's appropriation ofthese censored images as feminist critique. Harcourt argues that her work serves as a window toward larger questions in art. These include an examination of the evolution of abstraction; the role of women in western society, as seen through the history of painting the body; the effects of western art on cultures outside the west (sometimes referred to in Iran as "west-toxication"); and how artists in non-western countries, specifically those in Iran living under rules of censorshipthat specifically prohibit representation of the body, engage with the history of western art found in the censored books.

    Harcourt's discussion of Iranian contemporary artists focuses on censorship tropes in portraiture, including works by Aydin Aghdashloo, Gohar Dashti, Katayoun Karami, Daryoush Qarezad, Manijeh Sehhi, Newsha Tavakolian, and others. Issues of privacy and security prevent some Iranian artist insiders from being named, but studio images as well as recipes for removal of the censored marks along with testimony from artists who are now living outside Iran provide reference for many English-speaking readers who don't otherwise have knowledge of the country's strict policies.

    Image reproductions ranging from the pages of the censored books themselves, to Joseph's paintings, to artwork by contemporary Iranian artists, make the book visually intriguing, timely, and visually fascinating reading.

  • Sonia Delaunay : art, design, fashion / Marta Ruiz del Árbol ; with texts by Cécile Godefroy, Matteo de Leeuw-de Monti
    N 6853 D34 A4 2017

    The many talents of the Parisian avant-garde's Renaissance woman

    Sonia Delaunay: Art, Design, Fashion provides a unified vision of the modernist pioneer's work in painting, theatrical sets, advertising, interiors, fashion and textiles. Published for a landmark exhibition at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, and drawing on new scholarship that emphasizes the multidisciplinary character of her art, it reproduces pieces loaned from public institutions such as the Centre Pompidou, the Bibliotheque nationale de France, the Musee de la Mode de Paris and the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, as well as from international private collections.

    Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979) was raised in St. Petersburg, in Russia. After a brief period of study in Germany, she moved to Paris in 1905, and began painting in the Fauve style of Matisse and Derain. In 1909 she met Robert Delaunay, and together they devised a brighter version of Cubism that their friend the poet and art critic Guillaume Apollinaire termed Orphism. Also among their friends was the poet Blaise Cendrars; one of Delaunay's best-known works is her 1913 accordion-fold artist's book collaboration with Cendrars, Prose of the Trans-Siberian Railway . In addition to her prolific 75-year painting career, she created brilliant textiles and fashion works for nearly three decades.

  • Augmented reality : innovative perspectives across art, industry, and academia / edited by Sean Morey and John Tinnell
    NX 180 T4 A94 2017

    Augmented Reality: Innovative Perspectives across Art, Industry, and Academia offers a wide-ranging exploration of the implications, challenges, and promises of augmented reality. Traditionally only covered from a technical perspective, augmented reality has become an increasingly important area of cultural inquiry in humanities scholarship and popular media outlets. This collection attempts to cross-pollinate the discourse, creating a multidisciplinary exchange among leading researchers and professionals who each advance different ways of understanding current (and future) forms of augmented reality. Another underlying mission is to bring critical reflection and artistic ingenuity into conversation with design thinking and software development. To that end, the collection features a mix of essays from humanities scholars, artworks by pathbreaking artists, as well as interviews with software developers and industry consultants. Among the first of its kind, the book also incorporates augmented reality into its own design by placing relevant digital content within the printed page using Aurasma.

    "The interviews and the presentation of artworks provide a nice counterpoint to the scholarly articles. The interviews include important figures from the commercial world of AR (e.g., Maarten Lens-Fitzgerald and Jay Wright) and the academic community (Blair MacIntyre): the heterogeneity of perspectives from business, computer science and the humanities is valuable. The art selected includes some of the best known of the admittedly nascent field of AR art, including the work of Tamiko Thiel and B.C. Biermann. . . . In sum, this volume does an excellent job of enlarging the space of discourse for Augmented Reality, illustrating the contribution that humanistic and artistic approaches can make to assessing the significance of a new media technology. I would definitely consider using this collection in various graduate or upper-level undergraduate classes that we teach here at Georgia Tech." --Jay David Bolter, Wesley Chair of New Media and Co-Director of the Augmented Environments Lab (AEL), Georgia Institute of Technology


    Scot Barnett, BC Biermann, Sidney I. Dobrin, Jason Farman, John Craig Freeman, Jordan Frith, Jason Helms, Steve Holmes, Jason Kalin, Bryan Leister, Maarten Lens-Fitzgerald, Conor McGarrigle, Sean Morey, Blair MacIntyre, Brett Oppegaard, Isabel Pedersen, Christine Perey, Mark Skwarek, Tamiko Thiel, John Tinnell, Douglas Trueman, Joseph P. Weakland, and Jay Wright

    About the Editors

    Sean Morey is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he teaches writing and digital media. He is the author of Rhetorical Delivery and Digital Technologies: Networks, Affect, Electracy (Routledge, 2016), The New Media Writer (Fountainhead, 2014), and co-edited the collection Ecosee: Image, Rhetoric, Nature (SUNY Press, 2009).

    John Tinnell is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Colorado Denver. His forthcoming book, Actionable Media (Oxford UP, 2017), theorizes a new wave of digital communication emerging in the wake of ubiquitous computing.

  • Stephen Appleby-Barr : the pale path
    N 6549 A67 A4 2017
    Born in Canada, Stephen Applebly-Barr is a young artist who employs a classical style in a contemporary world, creating oil paintings and etchings that call to mind Renaissance art with a postmodern twist. Inspired by the dramatic work of Old Masters such as Rembrandt, Goya and Velazquez, Appleby-Barr infuses these elements with arcane references, sci-fi allusions and comic touches.

    The Pale Path will explore Appleby-Barr's artistic practice, juxtaposing it with images by artists such as Bosch, Delacroix, Freud and Goya as reference points. An accompanying essay by writer and philosopher Professor Mark Kingwell will wind mesmerisingly through the book, surrounded by Appleby-Barr's figurative painting, surreal pastiche and anthropomorphic figures.

    Appleby-Barr was a member of Team Macho, an artist collective previously featured in the 2007 publication Fancy Action Now: The Art of Team Macho. His work has featured in exhibitions at the Harbourfront Centre, Toronto; Gallery Hanahou, New York; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Magic Pony, Toronto; and Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto.

    ''It is as though Rembrandt or Vermeer had played Dungeons & Dragons '', or been obsessed by The Hobbit. - The Toronto Star.

  • Hanne Darboven : boundless / Verena Berger ; translations, Benjamin Carter, Amy Klement
    N 6888 D37 B4713 2015
    Compiling columns of numbers on typewriter paper, Hanne Darboven (1941-2009) catalogued time. Probably the most important German Conceptual artist, Darboven added, cross-totaled, wrote down, recorded. In her hands, notated moments in time coalesced into works of art. This collage-like biography focuses on a fascinatingly androgynous female figure, setting out on a search for the traces of her life. Born into an upper-class family in Hamburg, Darboven experienced her artistic awakening in New York in the 1960s and ultimately carved out a stellar career as an artist. Here, transcribed conversations, narrative passages and interviews with fellow artists such as Lawrence Weiner, Carl Andre, Joseph Kosuth, Kasper Konig and Rainer Langhans are interspersed with one another. This intimate perspective demonstrates Darboven's artistic development and enables readers to more easily access her influential oeuvre.

  • Françoise Sullivan : radiant trajectories = trajectoires resplendissantes / Louise Déry, Françoise Sullivan
    NX 513 Z9 S942 2017

  • RE : collection at Confederation Centre Art Gallery
    N 910 C65 C67 2017
    RE: collection explores the building of an art collection as a reflection of Canada as an evolving country, its history, geography and people. This focus on Canadian art and artists published for the 150th anniversary of the Confederation demonstrates how the Gallery's 53-year commitment to presenting and collecting Canadian art has changed in light of the many transformations of this country: changes in technology, in how we understand our history, and in the role of artists in our cultural fabric. Drawing from its collection of more than 17,000 art works-objects, the Gallery presents 150 iconic pieces that connect, challenge, and expand our understanding of the history of art in Canada. RE: collection aims to register the shifting narrative through creative juxtaposition and placing works in constructive dialogue. Rather than attempting to recreate the original contexts through the demonstration of a chronological narrative that fixes them in time, the publication addresses the status of historical art works in the present. As such the aim is to generate questions about how Canadians see themselves and their place in the world. Works featured range from Lucy Maude Montgomery's original manuscript for Anne of Green Gables, the Gallery's extensive Expo 67 craft collection, as well as a newly commissioned work by Robert Houle. O-ween du muh waum, which translates to We Were Told, a rumination on the Indigenous figure in Benjamin West's painting Death of Wolfe. Kevin Rice is the director of Confederation Centre Art Gallery.

  • Fabricate : rethinking design and construction / [editors], Achim Menges, Bob Sheil, Ruairi Glynn, Marilena Skavara
    NA 2728 F33 2017

  • Judaica : the Dr. Fred Weinberg and Joy Cherry Weinberg Collection at the Royal Ontario Museum / K. Corey Keeble
    NK 1672 R69 2017

  • Ma réserve dans ma chair : l'histoire de Marly Fontaine / Mélanie Loisel
    N 6549 F66 L64 2017

  • Art and the politics of visibility : contesting the global, local and the in-between / edited by Zeena Feldman
    NX 180 S6 A78 2017
    In an era of unprecedented global mobility, artists face unique challenges. How does cultural context affect the interpretation of art? What makes artists' work transnational or national in character, and how will their visibility be impacted by either label? Art and the Politics of Visibility questions these dynamics, asking how the dissemination of visual culture on a global scale affects art and its institutions. Taking Shanghai-based artist Yang Fudong's practice as a point of departure, this volume focuses on how politically charged images produced in contemporary art, cinema, news media and fashion become widely consumed or marginalised. Through case studies of artists and institutions including Isaac Julien, Wafaa Bilal, Jeremy Deller and the itinerant biennale Manifesta, the book illuminates the relationship between visibility, politics and identity in contemporary art.
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