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


  • Catherine Bolduc : mes châteaux d'air et autres fabulations, 1996-2012 / Geneviève Goyer-Ouimette, commissaire à la publication ; [essais] Catherine Bolduc ... [et al.] = Catherine Bolduc : my air castles and other fabulations, 1996-2012 / Geneviève Goyer-Ouimette, publication curator ; [essays] Catherine Bolduc ... [et al.]
    N 6549 B64 A4 2012

  • Orientalist aesthetics : art, colonialism, and French North Africa, 1880-1930 / Roger Benjamin
    ND 1460 E95 B465 2003eb

  • Funny pictures : animation and comedy in studio-era Hollywood / edited by Daniel Goldmark and Charlie Keil
    NC 1766 U5 F866 2011eb

  • Ethnic drag : performing race, nation, sexuality in West Germany / Katrin Sieg
    NX 650 R34 S544 2009eb

  • Noli me tangere : on the raising of the body / Jean-Luc Nancy ; translated by Sarah Clift, Pascale-Anne Brault, and Michael Naas
    N 8053.7 N363 2008eb

  • Work sights : the visual culture of industry in nineteenth-century America / Vanessa Meikle Schulman
    N 72 I53 S385 2015eb

  • Urban forms and colonial confrontations : Algiers under French rule / Zeynep Çelik
    NA 2543 S6 C455 1997eb

  • Imagining identity in New Spain : race, lineage, and the colonial body in portraiture and casta paintings / Magali M. Carrera
    ND 1312 M44 C377 2003eb

  • Architecture in the family way : doctors, houses, and women, 1870-1900 / Annemarie Adams
    NA 7328 A336 1996eb

  • Reading popular prints, 1790-1870 / B.E. Maidment
    NE 962 M35 M353 1996eb

  • Giants of delft : Johannes Vermeer and the natural philosophers : the parallel search for knowledge during the age of discovery / Robert D. Huerta
    N 72 S3 H847 2003eb

  • The art of modern China / Julia F. Andrews and Kuiyi Shen
    N 7345 A537 2012eb

  • Nuns as artists : the visual culture of a medieval convent / Jeffrey F. Hamburger
    NK 1655 E35 H363 1997eb

  • Word embodied : the jeweled pagoda mandalas in Japanese Buddhist art / Halle O'Neal
    N 8193.3 M3 O54 2018

    In this study of the Japanese jeweled pagoda mandalas, Halle O'Neal reveals the entangled realms of sacred body, beauty, and salvation. Much of the previous scholarship on these paintings concentrates on formal analysis and iconographic study of their narrative vignettes. This has marginalized the intriguing interplay of text and image at their heart, precluding a holistic understanding of the mandalas and diluting their full import in Buddhist visual culture. Word Embodied offers an alternative methodology, developing interdisciplinary insights into the social, religious, and artistic implications of this provocative entwining of word and image.

    O'Neal unpacks the paintings' revolutionary use of text as picture to show how this visual conflation mirrors important conceptual indivisibilities in medieval Japan. The textual pagoda projects the complex constellation of relics, reliquaries, scripture, and body in religious doctrine, practice, and art. Word Embodied also expands our thinking about the demands of viewing, recasting the audience as active producers of meaning and offering a novel perspective on disciplinary discussions of word and image that often presuppose an ontological divide between them. This examination of the jeweled pagoda mandalas, therefore, recovers crucial dynamics underlying Japanese Buddhist art, including invisibility, performative viewing, and the spectacular visualizations of embodiment.


  • Reinhard Reitzenstein : London Art Gallery in co-operation with the Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Oct. 3-30, 1977
    N 6549 R43 A4 1977

  • Designs for the pluriverse : radical interdependence, autonomy, and the making of worlds / Arturo Escobar
    NK 1520 E83 2018
    In Designs for the Pluriverse Arturo Escobar presents a new vision of design theory and practice aimed at channeling design's world-making capacity toward ways of being and doing that are deeply attuned to justice and the Earth. Noting that most design--from consumer goods and digital technologies to built environments--currently serves capitalist ends, Escobar argues for the development of an "autonomous design" that eschews commercial and modernizing aims in favor of more collaborative and placed-based approaches. Such design attends to questions of environment, experience, and politics while focusing on the production of human experience based on the radical interdependence of all beings. Mapping autonomous design's principles to the history of decolonial efforts of indigenous and Afro-descended people in Latin America, Escobar shows how refiguring current design practices could lead to the creation of more just and sustainable social orders.

  • White space is not your enemy : a beginner's guide to communicating visually through graphic, web & multimedia design / Rebecca Hagen, Kim Golombisky
    NC 997 G563 2017eb

  • Beyond the pink tide : art and political undercurrents in the Americas / Macarena Gómez-Barris
    NX 650 P6 G66 2018
    How can we create a model of politics that reaches beyond the nation-state, and beyond settler-colonialism, authoritarianism, and neoliberalism? In Beyond the Pink Tide, Macarena Gómez-Barris explores the alternatives of recent sonic, artistic, activist, visual, and embodied cultural production. By focusing on radical spaces of potential, including queer, youth, trans-feminist, Indigenous, and anticapitalist movements and artistic praxis, Gómez-Barris offers a timely call for a decolonial, transnational American Studies. She reveals the broad possibilities that emerge by refusing national borders in the Americas and by seeing and thinking beyond the frame of state-centered politics. Concrete social justice and transformation begin at the level of artistic, affective, and submerged political imaginaries--in Latin America and the United States, across South-South solidarities, and beyond.

  • Never alone, except for now : art, networks, populations / Kris Cohen
    NX 180 I57 C64 2017
    How is it that one can be connected to a vast worldwide network of other people and places via digital technologies and yet also be completely alone? Kris Cohen tackles this philosophical question in Never Alone, Except for Now by exploring how contemporary technologies are changing group formations and affiliations within social life. He identifies a new form of collectivity that exists between publics, which are built through conscious acts, and populations, which are automatically constructed through the collection of Big Data. Finding traditional liberal concepts of the public sphere and neoliberal ideas of populations inadequate on their own to examine these new forms of sociality, Cohen places familiar features of the web--such as emoticons, trolling, and search engines--in conversation with artworks by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, William Gibson, Sharon Hayes, and Thomson & Craighead to more precisely articulate the affective and aesthetic experiences of living between publics and populations. This liminal experience--caught between existing as a set of data points and as individuals newly empowered to create their own online communities--explains, Cohen contends, how one is simultaneously alone and connected in ways never before possible.

  • Interpreting basic buildings / Gianfranco Caniggia, Gian Luigi Maffei ; curatorship, introduction and critical glossary by Nicola Marzot
    NA 2760 C36 2017

  • Much loved : photographs / by Mark Nixon
    NK 9509.95 S63 N59 2013
    Award-winning Dublin-based portrait photographer Mark Nixon has created a wonderful, whimsical and nostalgic collection of images of individual stuffed animals that have been lovingly abused from years of play. "The well-worn toys show battle scars of being the prized possessions of children and cherished companions that have seen many a repair as different parts start wearing down," says Nixon. An exhibit in the photographer's professional studio led to a small sensation on the Internet when a few of the images circulated unofficially on scores of blogs and on many legitimate news sites. Viewers have been intrigued by these funny, bittersweet images and their ironic juxtaposition of childhood innocence and aged, loving wear & tear. When you see these teddy bears and bunnies with missing noses and un-done stuffing, you can't help but think back to childhood and it earliest companions who asked for nothing and gave a lot back. MuchLoved includes sixty 4-colour portraits along with an accompanying background story for each animal.

  • Art and engagement in early postwar Japan / Justin Jesty
    N 72 P6 J47 2018

    Justin Jesty's Art and Engagement in Early Postwar Japan reframes the history of art and its politics in Japan post-1945. This fascinating cultural history addresses our broad understanding of the immediate postwar era moving toward the Cold War and subsequent consolidations of political and cultural life. At the same time, Jesty delves into an examination of the relationship between art and politics that approaches art as a mode of intervention, but he moves beyond the idea that the artwork or artist unilaterally authors political significance to trace how creations and expressive acts may (or may not) actually engage the terms of shared meaning and value.

    Art and Engagement in Early Postwar Japan centers on a group of social realists on the radical left who hoped to wed their art with anti-capitalist and anti-war activism, a liberal art education movement whose focus on the child inspired innovation in documentary film, and a regional avant-garde group split between ambition and local loyalty. In each case, Jesty examines writings and artworks, together with the social movements they were a part of, to demonstrate how art--or more broadly, creative expression--became a medium for collectivity and social engagement. He reveals a shared if varied aspiration to create a culture founded in amateur-professional interaction, expanded access to the tools of public authorship, and dispersed and participatory cultural forms that intersected easily with progressive movements. Highlighting the transformational nature of the early postwar, Jesty deftly contrasts it with the relative stasis, consolidation, and homogenization of the 1960s.


  • Anni Albers / edited by Ann Coxon, Briony Fer, and Maria Müller-Schareck
    NK 8898 A43 A4 2018
    A long-overdue reassessment of one of the most important and influential woman artists working at midcentury

    Anni Albers (1899-1994) was a German textile designer, weaver, and printmaker, and among the leading pioneers of 20th-century modernism. Although she has heavily influenced generations of artists and designers, her contribution to modernist art history has been comparatively overlooked, especially in relation to that of her husband, Josef. In this groundbreaking and beautifully illustrated volume, Albers's most important works are examined to fully explore and redefine her contribution to 20th-century art and design and highlight her significance as an artist in her own right.

    Featured works--from her early activity at the Bauhaus as well as from her time at Black Mountain College, and spanning her entire fruitful career--include wall hangings, designs for commercial use, drawings and studies, jewelry, and prints. Essays by international experts focus on key works and themes, relate aspects of Albers's practice to her seminal texts On Designing and On Weaving , and identify broader contextual material, including examples of the Andean textiles that Albers collected and in which she found inspiration for her understanding of woven thread as a form of language. Illuminating Albers's skill as a weaver, her material awareness, and her deep understanding of art and design, this publication celebrates an artist of enormous importance and showcases the timeless nature of her creativity.

  • Kendell Geers, AnimystikAktivist : between traditional and the contemporary in African art / essays by Jens Hoffman and Zoë Sara Strother
    N 7396 G44 H64 2018

  • Migrations, arts and postcoloniality in the Mediterranean / Celeste Ianniciello
    N 8214.5 M48 I23 2018

    This book is focused on the transcultural memory of the Mediterranean region and the different ways it is articulated by contemporary art practices and museum projects linked to migrations, exile, diaspora and transnationality. The artistic and curatorial examples analysed in this study articulate a critical relationship between the cultural representations and the sense of heritage, property and belonging, offering the opportunity of a more problematic and stimulating vision of the preservation of the European arts, traditions and histories. Artists and projects examined include the project Porto M in Lampedusa, Zineb Sedira, Ursula Biemann, Lara Baladi, Mona Hatoum, Emily Jacir, Kader Attia and Walid Raad.


  • Artistic research in the future academy / Danny Butt
    N 345 B88 2017
    The rapid growth of doctoral-level art education challenges traditional ways of thinking about academic knowledge and, yet, as Danny Butt argues in this book, the creative arts may also represent a positive blueprint for the future of the university. Synthesizing institutional history with aesthetic theory, Artistic Research in the Future Academy reconceptualizes the contemporary crisis in university education toward a valuable renewal of creative research.

  • The anime ecology : a genealogy of television, animation, and game media / Thomas Lamarre
    NC 1766 J3 L34 2018
    A major work destined to change how scholars and students look at television and animation With the release of author Thomas Lamarre's field-defining study The Anime Machine, critics established Lamarre as a leading voice in the field of Japanese animation. He now returns with The Anime Ecology, broadening his insights to give a complete account of anime's relationship to television while placing it within important historical and global frameworks. Lamarre takes advantage of the overlaps between television, anime, and new media--from console games and video to iOS games and streaming--to show how animation helps us think through television in the contemporary moment. He offers remarkable close readings of individual anime while demonstrating how infrastructures and platforms have transformed anime into emergent media (such as social media and transmedia) and launched it worldwide. Thoughtful, thorough illustrations plus exhaustive research and an impressive scope make The Anime Ecology at once an essential reference book, a valuable resource for scholars, and a foundational textbook for students.

  • Frank Stella unbound : literature and printmaking / Mitra Abbaspour, Calvin Brown, Erica Cooke
    NE 539 S72 A4 2018

  • Art and violence in early Renaissance Florence / Scott Nethersole
    NX 650 V5 N48 2018
    This study is the first to examine the relationship between art and violence in 15th-century Florence, exposing the underbelly of a period more often celebrated for enlightened and progressive ideas. Renaissance Florentines were constantly subjected to the sight of violence, whether in carefully staged rituals of execution or images of the suffering inflicted on Christ. There was nothing new in this culture of pain, unlike the aesthetic of violence that developed towards the end of the 15th century. It emerged in the work of artists such as Piero di Cosimo, Bertoldo di Giovanni, Antonio del Pollaiuolo, and the young Michelangelo. Inspired by the art of antiquity, they painted, engraved, and sculpted images of deadly battles, ultimately normalizing representations of brutal violence. Drawing on work in social and literary history, as well as art history, Scott Nethersole sheds light on the relationship between these Renaissance images, violence, and ideas of artistic invention and authorship.

  • Nocturne : night in American art, 1890-1917 / Hélène Valance, translated by Jane Marie Todd
    N 8233 N53 V3513 2018
    A beautifully illustrated look at the vogue for night landscapes amid the social, political, and technological changes of modern America

    The turn of the 20th century witnessed a surge in the creation and popularity of nocturnes and night landscapes in American art. In this original and thought-provoking book, Hélène Valance investigates why artists and viewers of the era were so captivated by the night. Nocturne examines works by artists such as James McNeill Whistler, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Frederic Remington, Edward Steichen, and Henry Ossawa Tanner through the lens of the scientific developments and social issues that dominated the period. Valance argues that the success of the genre is connected to the resonance between the night and the many forces that affected the era, including technological advances that expanded the realm of the visible, such as electric lighting and photography; Jim Crow-era race relations; America's closing frontier and imperialism abroad; and growing anxiety about identity and social values amid rapid urbanization. This absorbing study features 150 illustrations encompassing paintings, photographs, prints, scientific illustration, advertising, and popular media to explore the predilection for night imagery as a sign of the times.

  • Sophie Taeuber-Arp and the avant-garde : a biography / Roswitha Mair ; translated by Damion Searls
    N 7153 T33 M313 2018
    Sophie Taeuber-Arp was a quiet innovator whose fame has too often been yoked to that of her husband, Jean Arp. Over time, however, she has slowly come to be seen as one of the foremost abstract artists and designers of the twentieth century. The Swiss-born Taeuber-Arp had a front row seat to the first wave of Dadaism and was, along with Mondrian and Malevich, a pioneer of Constructivism. Her singular artwork incorporated painting, sculpture, dance, fiber arts, and architecture, as hers was one of the first oeuvres to successfully bridge the divide between fine and functional art.

    Now Roswitha Mair has brought us the first biography of this unique polymath, illuminating not just Tauber-Arp's own life and work, but also the various milieux and movements in which she traveled. No fan of the Dadaists and their legacy will want to miss this first English-language translation.

  • Leonardo : discoveries from Verrocchio's studio : early paintings and new attributions / Laurence Kanter ; with contributions by Bruno Mottin and Rita Piccione Albertson
    NB 623 L6 K36 2018
    Presents exciting, original conclusions about Leonardo da Vinci's early life as an artist and amplifies his role in Andrea del Verrocchio's studio

    This groundbreaking reexamination of the beginnings of Leonardo da Vinci's (1452-1519) life as an artist suggests new candidates for his earliest surviving work and revises our understanding of his role in the studio of his teacher, Andrea del Verrocchio (1435-1488). Anchoring this analysis are important yet often overlooked considerations about Verrocchio's studio--specifically, the collaborative nature of most works that emerged from it and the probability that Leonardo must initially have learned to paint in tempera, as his teacher did. The book searches for the young artist's hand among the tempera works from Verrocchio's studio and proposes new criteria for judging Verrocchio's own painting style. Several paintings are identified here as likely the work of Leonardo, and others long considered works by Verrocchio or his assistant Lorenzo di Credi (1457/59-1536) may now be seen as collaborations with Leonardo sometime before his departure from Florence in 1482/83. In addition to Laurence Kanter's detailed arguments, the book features three essays presenting recent scientific analysis and imaging that support the new attributions of paintings, or parts of paintings, to Leonardo.

  • Graphic culture : illustration and artistic enterprise in Paris, 1830-1848 / Jillian Lerner
    NE 485 L47 2018
    Nineteenth-century Paris is often celebrated as the capital of modernity. However, this story is about cultural producers who were among the first to popularize and profit from that idea. Graphic Culture investigates the graphic artists and publishers who positioned themselves as connoisseurs of Parisian modernity in order to market new print publications that would amplify their cultural authority while distributing their impressions to a broad public. Jillian Lerner's exploration of print culture illuminates the changing conditions of vision and social history in July Monarchy Paris. Analyzing a variety of caricatures, fashion plates, celebrity portraits, city guides, and advertising posters from the 1830s and 1840s, she shows how quotidian print imagery began to transform the material and symbolic dimensions of metropolitan life. The author's interdisciplinary approach situates the careers and visual strategies of illustrators such as Paul Gavarni and Achille Devéria in a broader context of urban entertainments and social practices; it brings to light a rich terrain of artistic collaboration and commercial experimentation that linked the worlds of art, literature, fashion, publicity, and the theatre. A timely historical meditation on the emergence of a commercial visual culture that prefigured our own, Graphic Culture traces the promotional power of artistic celebrities and the crucial perceptual and social transformations generated by new media.

  • Winslow Homer and the camera : photography and the art of painting / Dana E. Byrd, Frank H. Goodyear III
    N 6537 H58 A4 2018
    A revelatory exploration of Winslow Homer's engagement with photography, shedding new light on his celebrated paintings and works on paper

    One of the greatest American painters of the 19th century, Winslow Homer (1836-1910) also maintained a deep engagement with photography throughout his career. Focusing on the important, yet often-overlooked, role that photography played in Homer's art, this volume exposes Homer's own experiments with the camera (he first bought one in 1882). It also explores how the medium of photography and the larger visual economy influenced his work as a painter, watercolorist, and printmaker at a moment when new print technologies inundated the public with images. Frank Goodyear and Dana Byrd demonstrate that photography offered Homer new ways of seeing and representing the world, from his early commercial engravings sourced from contemporary photographs to the complex relationship between his late-career paintings of life in the Bahamas, Florida, and Cuba and the emergent trend of tourist photography. The authors argue that Homer's understanding of the camera's ability to create an image that is simultaneously accurate and capable of deception was vitally important to his artistic practice in all media. Richly illustrated and full of exciting new discoveries, Winslow Homer and the Camera is a long-overdue examination of the ways in which photography shaped the vision of one of America's most original painters.

  • Ink worlds : contemporary Chinese painting from the collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang = Mo jing : Shanqi Langzi Yang Zhiyuan cang dang dai shui mo hua / Richard Vinograd, Ellen Huang with contributions from Michael Knight, Yanzhi Wang, Likun Yang, Yechen Zhao
    ND 2068 V56 2018

    Ink arts have flourished in China for more than two millennia. Once primarily associated with elite culture, ink painting is now undergoing a popular resurgence. Ink Worlds explores the modern evolution of this art form, from scrolls and panel paintings to photographic and video forms, and documents how Chinese ink arts speak to present-day concerns while simultaneously referencing deeply historical materials, themes, and techniques.

    Presenting the work of some two dozen artists from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States in more than 100 full-color reproductions, the book spans pioneering abstract work from the late 1960s through twenty-first century technological innovations. Nine illustrated essays build a compelling case for understanding the modern form as a distinct genre, fusing art and science, history and technology, painting and film into an accessible theory of contemporary ink painting.

    The Yamazaki/Yang collection is widely recognized as one of the most important private collections of contemporary Chinese ink art. Ink Worlds is the first book to represent the collection from the perspective of contemporary art history. From its atmospheric mountainscapes to precise calligraphy, this book is a revelation, bringing together the past, present, and future of an enduring and adaptable art form.


  • Lee Lozano : not working / Jo Applin
    N 6537 L679 L44 2018
    An illuminating study of an overlooked artist from the 1960s whose work has recently returned to the limelight

    This is the first in‑depth study of the idiosyncratic ten‑year career of Lee Lozano (1930-1999), assuring this important artist a key place in histories of post‑war art. The book charts the entirety of Lozano's production in 1960s New York, from her raucous drawings and paintings depicting broken tools, genitalia, and other body parts to the final exhibition of her spectacular series of abstract "Wave Paintings" at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1970.

    Highly regarded at the time, Lozano is now perhaps best known for Dropout Piece (1970), a conceptual artwork and dramatic gesture with which she quit the art world. Shortly afterwards she announced she would have no further contact with other women. Her "dropout" and "boycott of women" lasted until her death, by which time she was all but forgotten. This book tackles head‑on the challenges that Lozano poses to art history--and especially to feminist art history--attending to her failures as well as her successes, and arguing that through dead ends and impasses she struggled to forge an alternative mode of living. Lee Lozano: Not Working looks for the means to think about complex figures like Lozano whose radical, politically ambiguous gestures test our assumptions about feminism and the "right way" to live and work.

  • Ray Johnson : selective inheritance / Kate Dempsey Martineau
    N 6537J63 M37 2018
    Believing that one thing was real only insofar as it corresponded with others, twentieth-century artist Ray Johnson highlighted the connections between himself and other artists including Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Anni Albers, and especially Marcel Duchamp. This study of Johnson through the lens of Duchamp and the other artists who inspired him entails the investigation of hieroglyphs, codes, action figures, queer theory, and cultural history. By examining Johnson's collage and Correspondence art in relation to his main inspirations, this critical work brings new light to the study of Johnson and to the dynamic networks of artistic inheritance and correspondence of the twentieth century.

  • Separating sheep from goats : Sherman E. Lee and Chinese art collecting in postwar America / Noelle Giuffrida
    N 5201 G58 2018
    Separating Sheep from Goats investigates the history of collecting and exhibiting Chinese art through the lens of the career of renowned American curator and museum director Sherman E. Lee (1918-2008). Drawing upon artworks and archival materials, Noelle Giuffrida excavates an international society of collectors, dealers, curators, and scholars who constituted the art world in which Lee operated. From his early training in Michigan and his work in Occupied Japan as a monuments man to his acquisitions, exhibitions, and publications for museums in Detroit, Seattle, and Cleveland, this study traces how Lee shaped public and scholarly understandings of Chinese art. By examining transnational efforts to collect and present Chinese art and scrutinizing scholarly and museological discourses of the postwar era, this book contributes to the historiography of both Chinese art and American museums.

  • #exstrange : a curatorial intervention on eBay / Marialaura Ghidini & Rebekah Modrak
    N 6497 G53 2017
    #exstrange: a curatorial intervention on eBay presents the #exstrange exhibition project, which transformed one of the largest marketplaces on the web -- eBay -- into a site of artistic production. This book documents artworks, reveals the aftermath of auctions and correspondences between artists and bidders, and features essays by lead curators Marialaura Ghidini and Rebekah Modrak, cultural critic Mark Dery, journalist Rob Walker, media and material culture scholar Padma Chirumamilla, guest curator Gaia Tedone, and artist and writer Renee Carmichael.

    Over 80 contemporary artists and designers created "artworks as auctions" for #exstrange between January 15 and April 15, 2017, each using the elements of the auction listing--descriptive text, images, pricing, and categories--as tools of production.

    Works include artist Lucy Pawlak's collaboration with the Beat Officer to sell a series of clay objects as missing evidence from unexplained events in Mexico; IOCOSE's sale of instant protests in the category "Specialty Services" where buyers chose the protest mantras, and outsourced performers demonstrated; and Susanne Cockrell & Ted Purves' offering of a stick-gun with the memory of their son's play in "Entertainment Memorabilia."

    Featured artists:
    10.000 * Lanfranco Aceti * AILADI * Aysha Al Moayyed * Nasser Alzayani * Mary Ayling * Georgia Banks * Ann Bartges * Yogesh Barve * Kim Beck * Ajit Bhadoriya * Natalie Boterman * Sophia Brueckner * Carmel Buckley * Renee Carmichael * Alessio Chierico * Mia Cinelli * Susanne Cockrell * ConnX * Da Burn Gallery * Julia del R#65533;o * Tyler Denmead * C#65533;sar Escudero * Nihaal Faizal * FICTILIS * Eryn Foster * John D. Freyer * Elisa Giardina Papa * Angela Glanzmann * Maximilian Goldfarb * Archana Hande * Abhishek Hazra * Adam Hewins * Megan Hildebrandt * Joey Holder * Masimba Hwati * Regin Igloria * IOCOSE * JODI * Geraldine Ju#65533;rez * KairUs Art+Research * Katerina Kamprani * Kamilia Kard * Tara Kelton * Matt Kenyon * Stephanie LaFreniere * Eno Laget * Nicol#65533;s Lamas * Martin Lang * Taekyeom Lee * LEXX Exhibitor Space * Lloyd Corporation * Silvio Lorusso * Breda Lynch * Garrett Lynch * Eva and Franco Mattes * Kembrew McLeod * Kathleen Meaney * Maria Miranda * Crisia Miroiu * Joana Moll * Mart#65533;n Nadal * Norie Neumark * Xi Jie Ng * Maeve O'Neill * Chiara Passa * Lucy Pawlak * Sreshta Rit Premnath * Niko Princen * Ted Purves * Renuka Rajiv * Luis Romero * Armando Rosales * Robert Sakrowski * Alessandro Sambini * Sarah Ancelle Sch#65533;nfeld * Anke Sch#65533;ttler * Guido Segni * Chinar Shah * Jenine Sharabi * Yastika Prakash Shetty * Anupam Singh * Gagan Singh * Ishan Srivstava * Isabella Streffen * Surabhi Vaya * Wang Yue * Wu Jiaru * Yashaswini * Laura Yuile * Carlo Zanni * Huaqian Zhang

    Guest curators:
    Latifa Al Khalifa * Bani Brusadin * Peter Dykhuis * Fred Feinberg & Lu Zhang * Harrell Fletcher * Tamara Ibarra * Jo#65533;o Laia * Nora O Murch#65533; * Domenico Quaranta * Gaia Tedone * TSAO Yidi

  • Elephant child : Camille Henrot / edited by Clara Meister, Michael Connor, Jacob Bromberg, Kristina Scepanski ; interview editor and translator, Jacob Bromberg
    N 6537 H38935 A4 2016

    Elephant Child is a natural extension of the artistic practice of New York-based French artist Camille Henrot. Originated during an Artist Research Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution, which laid the groundwork for her 2013 video Grosse Fatigue and the subsequent installation The Pale Fox (2014-15), Elephant Child represents the culmination of a long-term inquiry into the human effort to make the universe comprehensible. The book contains an original text by Henrot written with Clara Meister and Michael Connor, documentation, sketches, and research materials. An interview between Henrot and social anthropologist Monique Jeudy-Ballini offers insight into Henrot's characteristic approach of knowledge production and organization. Ultimately, the book is an object of high universalist ambition--devoid of authority, creating instead a vivid prismatic image of the realm of thought.


  • Fait main = Hand made
    N 6545.6 F32 2018

  • Simplicity : the charm of minimalism = le pouvoir du minimalisme = el poder del minimalismo / editor Wang Shaoqiang
    NC 997 S55 2017

    The smaller the number of graphic elements, the stronger the impact of each element. From Mies van der Rohe to the Nordic and Japanese design schools, more and more designers have applied minimalism in their works to infuse them with a clear style, be it branding, editorial, communication, or packaging.


  • Please make this look nice : the graphic design process / Peter Ahlberg
    NC 997 A683 2016
    Equal parts design inspiration and manual, Please Make This Look Nice combines interviews, writings, case studies, and personal ephemera from celebrated designers into a solid primer for designers and design enthusiasts alike. Please Make This Look Nice is a behind-the-scenes look at the graphic design process of more than fifty graphic designers, typographers, and studios from around the world. Hundreds of never-before-seen images mined from their archives are woven together with first-hand observations, resulting in a rich and diverse perspective on the nature of making. A must-have for students, devotees, and practicing designers, it expands the most basic understanding of graphic design--how it gets made and its effect on the modern world. Celebrated graphic design contributors including Maira Kalman, Milton Glaser, Michael Bierut, Experimental Jetset, Carin Goldberg, Ivan Chermayeff & Tom Geismar, Paul Sahre, and Stefan Sagmeister, as well as emerging design stars share their far-ranging insights and personal means of finding inspiration. Kalman advises on the importance of journals and walking; Sagmeister meditates on his desire to find, define, and create beauty in a world defined by efficiency; Bierut speaks to the existence of many possible solutions to a single design problem as well as how his own process developed in response to his mentor Massimo Vignelli; and Ed Fella encourages designers to experiment, innovate, and discover a personal methodology unique to their own criteria, interests, and values. Please Make This Look Nice is sure to appeal to type and graphic design professionals, students, and design fans alike.

  • Women design / Libby Sellers
    NK 1174 S45 2017

    From architects and product designers to textile artists and digital innovators, Women Design profiles a selection of the most dynamic female designers from the modern era, showcasing their finest work and celebrating their enduring influence.

    Design throughout history has been profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women; as practitioners, commentators, educators and commissioners. But in a narrative that eagerly promotes their male counterparts, their contributions are all too often overlooked. Through 21 engaging profiles, Women Design rediscovers and revels in the work of pioneers such as Eileen Gray, Lora Lamm and Lella Vignelli, while shining a spotlight on modern-day trailblazers including Kazuyo Sejima, Hella Jongerius and Neri Oxman. Richly illustrated with archival imagery, this is a rare glimpse into the working worlds of some of the most influential forces in contemporary design.


  • Van Gogh and music : a symphony in blue and yellow / Natascha Veldhorst ; translated by Diane Webb
    ND 653 G7 V4513 2018
    "Ah! . . . to make of painting what the music of Berlioz and Wagner has been before us . . . a consolatory art for distressed hearts!"--Vincent van Gogh

    This engaging book is the first in-depth investigation of the influential role that music and sound played throughout Vincent van Gogh's (1853-1890) life. From psalms and hymns to the operas of Richard Wagner to simple birdsong, music represented to Van Gogh the ultimate form of artistic expression. And he believed that by emulating music painting could articulate deep truths and impart a lasting emotional impact on its viewers. In Van Gogh and Music Natascha Veldhorst provides close readings of the many allusions to music in the artist's prolific correspondence and examines the period's artistic theory to offer a rich picture of the status of music in late 19th-century culture. Veldhorst shows the extent to which Van Gogh not only admired the ability of music to inspire emotion, but how he incorporated musical subject matter and techniques into his work, with illustrations of celebrated paintings such as Sunflowers in a Vase , which he described as "a symphony in blue and yellow." An expansive inquiry into the significance of sound and music for the artist, including the formative influence of his song-filled upbringing, Van Gogh and Music is full of fascinating new insights into the work of one of history's most venerated artists.

  • Venice illuminated : power and painting in Renaissance manuscripts / Helena Katalin Szépe
    ND 3161 V4 S94 2018
    For patricians in the Republic of Venice, paintings in manuscripts marking their appointment to high office expressed a tension between selfless service and individual ambition. Originally of value in confirming and instructing an elected officer, these unique documents were transformed through art into enduring monuments promoting state ideals, individual status, and family memory. This book introduces the reader to a long-hidden world of beautiful and complex images, and to tales of personal sacrifice, political maneuvering, and family intrigue. Analysis of these small paintings within books opens up new perspectives on canonical works by such artists as Giovanni Bellini, Titian, and Veronese, as well as on tomb sculptures and public memorials. Extensive original material on artistic patronage in Venice and its territories abroad encourages an expanded understanding of art in the service of the state and of Venice as empire.

  • What is the present? / Michael North
    N 8253 T5 N67 2018

    A provocative new look at concepts of the present, their connection to ideas about time, and their effect on literature, art, and culture

    The problem of the present--what it is and what it means--is one that has vexed generations of thinkers and artists. Because modernity places so much value on the present, many critics argue that people today spend far too much time in the here and now--but how can we tell without first knowing what the here and now actually is? What Is the Present? takes a provocative new look at this moment in time that remains a mystery even though it is always with us.

    Michael North tackles puzzles that have preoccupied philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, history, and aesthetic theory and examines the complex role of the present in painting, fiction, and film. He engages with a range of thinkers, from Aristotle and Augustine to William James and Henri Bergson. He draws illuminating examples from artists such as Fra Angelico and Richard McGuire, filmmakers like D. W. Griffith and Christopher Nolan, and novelists such as Elizabeth Bowen and Willa Cather. North offers a critical analysis of previous models of the present, from the experiential present to the historical period we call the contemporary. He argues that the present is not a cosmological or experiential fact but a metaphor, a figurative relationship with the whole of time.

    Presenting an entirely new conception of the temporal mystery Georg Lukács called the "unexplained instant," What Is the Present? explores how the arts have traditionally represented the present--and also how artists have offered radical alternatives to that tradition.


  • The politics of parody : a literary history of caricature, 1760-1830 / David Francis Taylor
    NC 1473 T39 2018
    This engaging study explores how the works of Shakespeare, Milton, Swift, and others were taken up by caricaturists as a means of helping the eighteenth-century British public make sense of political issues, outrages, and personalities. The first in-depth exploration of the relationship between literature and visual satire in this period, David Taylor's book explores how great texts, seen through the lens of visual parody, shape how we understand the political world. It offers a fascinating, novel approach to literary history.

  • Diamonds : an early history of the king of gems / Jack Ogden
    NK 7660 O33 2018
    A lavishly illustrated, in-depth early history covering two thousand years of diamond jewelry and commerce, from the Indian mines to European merchants, courts, and workshops

    This richly illustrated history of diamonds illuminates myriad facets of the "king of gems," including a cast of larger-than-life characters such as Alexander the Great, the Mughal emperor Jahangir, and East India Company adventurers. It's an in-depth study tracing the story of diamonds from their early mining and trade more than two thousand years ago to the 1700s, when Brazil displaced India as the world's primary diamond supplier.

    Jack Ogden, a historian and gemologist specializing in ancient gems and jewelry, describes the early history of diamond jewelry, the development of diamond cutting, and how diamonds were assessed and valued. The book includes more than one hundred captivating images, from close-up full-color photographs of historic diamond-set jewelry (some previously unpublished), to photomicrographs of individual gems and illustrations of medieval manuscripts, as well as diagrams depicting historical methods of cutting and polishing diamonds.

  • Black out : silhouettes then and now / Asma Naeem ; with contributions by Penley Knipe, Alexander Nemerov, Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, and Anne Verplanck.U
    NC 910.2 U6 N34 2018

    The first book highlighting the historical roots and contemporary implications of the silhouette as an American art form

    Before the advent of photography in 1839, Americans were consumed by the fashion for silhouette portraits. Economical in every sense, the small, stark profiles cost far less than oil paintings and could be made in minutes. Black Out , the first major publication to focus on the development of silhouettes, gathers leading experts to shed light on the surprisingly complex historical, political, and social underpinnings of this ostensibly simple art form. In its examination of portraits by acclaimed silhouettists, such as Auguste Edouart and William Bache, this richly illustrated volume explores likenesses of everyone from presidents and celebrities to everyday citizens and enslaved people. Ultimately, the book reveals how silhouettes registered the paradoxes of the unstable young nation, roiling with tensions over slavery and political independence.

    Primarily tracing the rise of the silhouette in the decades leading up to the Civil War, Black Out also considers the ubiquity of the genre today, particularly in contemporary art. Using silhouettes to address such themes as race, identity, and the notion of the digital self, the four featured living artists--Kara Walker, Kristi Malakoff, Kumi Yamashita, and Camille Utterback--all take the silhouette to unique and fascinating new heights.

    Presenting the distinctly American story behind silhouettes, Black Out vividly delves into the historical roots and contemporary interpretations of this evocative, ever popular form of portraiture.

    Exhibition Schedule: National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., May 11, 2018 - March 10, 2019


  • Viral dramaturgies : HIV and AIDS in performance in the twenty-first century / Alyson Campbell, Dirk Gindt, editors
    NX 180 A36 V57 2018

    This book analyses the impact of HIV and AIDS on performance in the twenty-first century from an international perspective. It marks a necessary reaffirmation of the productive power of performance to respond to a public and political health crisis and act as a mode of resistance to cultural amnesia, discrimination and stigmatisation. It sets out a number of challenges and contexts for HIV and AIDS performance in the twenty-first century, including: the financial interests of the pharmaceutical industry; the unequal access to treatment and prevention technologies in the Global North and Global South; the problematic division between dominant (white, gay, urban, cis-male) and marginalised narratives of HIV; the tension between a damaging cultural amnesia and a potentially equally damaging partner 'AIDS nostalgia'; the criminalisation of HIV non-disclosure; and, sustaining and sustained by all of these, the ongoing stigmatisation of people living with HIV.

    This collection presents work from a vast range of contexts, grouped around four main areas: women's voices and experiences; generations, memories and temporalities; inter/national narratives; and artistic and personal reflections and interventions.


  • The Royal Academy of Arts : history and collections / edited by Robin Simon ; with Maryanne Stevens
    N 1100 S56 2018
    Published in association with the Royal Academy of Arts, London

    Animated by an unprecedented study of its collections, this book tells the story of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and illuminates the history of art in Britain over the past two and a half centuries. Thousands of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and engravings, as well as silver, furniture, medals, and historic photographs, make up this monumental collection, featured here in stunning illustrations, and including an array of little-studied works of art and other objects of the highest quality. The works of art complement an archive of 600,000 documents and the first library in Britain dedicated to the fine arts. This fresh history reveals the central role of the Royal Academy in British national life, especially during the 19th century. It also explores periods of turmoil in the 20th century, when the Academy sought either to defy or to come to terms with modernism, challenging linear histories and frequently held notions of progress and innovation.

  • Napoleon : the imperial household / edited by Sylvain Cordier
    N 6847 N37 2018
    The dazzling splendors of the court of Napoleon I (1769-1821) reflected the grandeur and ambitions of the greatest empire of the day. This luxurious volume re-creates the ambiance and captures the spirit that prevailed in the French court during the Empire through the material manifestations of the Imperial Household. The Imperial Household, a key institution during Napoleon's reign, was responsible for the daily lives of the Imperial family; it consisted of six departments, each headed by a high-ranking dignitary of the Empire: the grand chaplain, grand master of ceremonies, grand marshal of the Palace, grand master of the hunt, grand chamberlain, and grand equerry - each intimately involved with every moment of pageantry in the court. Featured here are more than 250 works of fine and decorative art, the visual magnificence of which was part of a calculated and deliberate effort to fashion a monarchic identity for the new emperor.

  • Sébastien Cliche : doublings / [texts, Sébastien Cliche, Charles Guilbert ; translation from French, Ron Ross, Jeffrey Moore]
    N 6549 C585 A4 2014

  • Museum space : where architecture meets museology / Kali Tzortzi
    NA 6690 T86 2015
    Museums are among the iconic buildings of the twenty-first century, as remarkable for their architectural diversity as for the variety of collections they display. But how does the architecture of museums affect our experience as visitors? This book proposes that by seeing space as common ground between architecture and museology, and so between the museum building and its display, we can illuminate the individuality of each museum and the distinctive experience it offers - for example, how some museums create a sense of personal exploration, while others are more intensely didactic, and how the visit in some cases is transformed into a spatial experience and in other cases into a more social event. The book starts with an overview of the history of museum buildings and display strategies, and a discussion of theoretical and critical approaches. It then focuses on specific museums as in-depth case studies, and uses methods of spatial analysis to look at the key design choices available to architects and curators, and their effects on visitors¿ behaviour. Theoretically grounded, methodologically original, and richly illustrated, this book will equip students, researchers and professionals in the fields of architecture, museum studies, curating, exhibition design, and cultural studies, with a guide for studying museums and a theoretical framework for their interpretation.

  • Molaf variations : a publication / by the Museum of Longing and Failure
    N 7433.3 M87 2015

  • Mr. Peanut drawings / Vincent Trasov ; editor: Jeff Khonsary ; text: Nancy Tousley
    N 6549 T76 A4 2017

  • To make a public : Temporary Art Review, 2011-2016 / edited by Sarrita Hunn and James McAnally
    N 6497 T66 2016

  • Momus : a return to art criticism. edited by Sky Goodden ; senior editor, Casey Beal
    N 7475 M66 2017

  • Valérie Blass / publication director/directrice de publication, Jeanie Riddle ; writers/auteures, Jake Moore & Helena Reckitt
    NB 249 B52 A4 2011

  • The last decayed : Jon Knowles
    N 6549 K5648 A4 2015

  • Doctoral research in art / edited by David Forrest
    NX 280 D63 2017
    This collection on doctoral research in art complements previous work on undertaking doctoral research in music education and arts education. The contributions are commentaries and reflections by educators who have completed doctoral research in art. The aim of the series has been to present a range of personal reflective journeys that could be of assistance to future doctoral candidates.The contributors to this volume include: Colleen Boyle, Jazmina Cininas, Rhett D¿Costa, Lesley Duxbury, Phil Edwards, David Forrest, Julian Goddard, Paul Gough, Michael Graeve, Ian Haig, Shane Hulbert, Richard Harding, Ruth Johnstone, Robin Kingston, Laresa Kosloff, Keely Macarow, Maggie McCormick, Grace McQuilten, Sally Mannall, Nikos Pantazopoulos, David Thomas, and Darrin Verhagen.

  • The curious Mr. Pettena : rambling around the USA 1971-73 / Gianni Pettena ; edited by Luca Cerizza
    NA 1123 P447 A4 2017

  • An anthology of decorated papers : a sourcebook for designers / P.J.M. Marks
    NK 8553 M37 2018
    This remarkable and beautiful book brings together a collection of decorated papers dating from the 16th to the 20th century. They were produced for a wide variety of uses: as wrappers and endpapers for books, as the backing for playing cards, and even as linings for chests and cases. Some decorated papers were used as humble pictures for display in churches and the home; some were sold as souvenirs to pilgrims; and others were used merely as wrappings for foodstuffs such as gingerbread and chocolate. What unites all the papers in the book is the richness of their ornamentation and the thin, flexible characteristics of the original sheets. They are all further united by having been collected by Olga Hirsch (1889-1968), a trained bookbinder who left her collection of some 3,500 papers to the British Library, where they remain one of the largest and most diverse collections of decorated papers in the world. This anthology brings together some of the most exquisite examples. It will delight and inspire designers, bibliophiles and anyone with a love of pattern and decoration.

  • It's arts play : young children belonging, being and becoming through the arts / Judith Dinham and Beryl Chalk
    N 365 A8 D56 2018
    It's Arts Play: Belonging, Being and Becoming through the Arts introduces undergraduate students to Arts education for Early Childhood (birth to 8 years) via the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), which offers a holistic concept of children's learning, framed around the themes ofBelonging, Being and Becoming. The text covers all five subjects identified as part of The Arts in the Australian Curriculum (dance, drama, media arts, music and visual arts). While the integral importance of the arts in early childhood is generally accepted, the nature of authentic arts education practice in this sphere is not well understood. This text offers well-focused, comprehensive and sound practical guidance for students. It promotes a play-based approach, andemphasises learning through the Arts and engagement in the Arts as congruent with the developmental model of children's learning, as characterised by the EYLF. A distinctive feature of this text is the incorporation of authentic Indigenous Perspectives embedded throughout.

  • Drama queer : exhibition catalogue / curated by Jonathan D. Katz and Conor Moynihan ; artistic director, SD Holman
    N 8217 H67 Q84 2017

  • Dubuffet and the city : people, place, and urban space / Sophie Berrebi
    N 6853 D78 A4 2018

    Picturing the postwar city in the paintings and architectural projects of the Art Brut pioneer

    This is the first in-depth study to address the role of the city in the work of French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-84). Dubuffet promoted the art of children and the mentally ill as Art Brut, and sought to emulate the immediacy of their untrained styles in his own work. But this publication reveals another side of Dubuffet--an artist grounded in his own place and time, a participant in the day's activities and discourses.

    Dubuffet and the City: People, Place and Urban Space examines the role of the city in the formation of Dubuffet's work: the city as a material, as a source and as a vehicle for ideas. Berrebi analyzes works in which Dubuffet depicts city dwellers, sites and urban spaces, and discusses the artist's architectural projects from the 1960s and '70s against the background of heated debates in the field of postwar urbanism.

    Accompanying and extending an exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Z rich, this volume includes full-color reproductions of Dubuffet's artworks, as well as little-known archival material from the Fondation Dubuffet and several texts by the artist, translated here in English for the first time.


  • Drawing futures : speculations in contemporary drawing for art and architecture / edited by Laura Allen and Luke Casper Pearson
    NC 710 D72 2016b

  • Ubiquitous computing, complexity and culture / edited by Ulrik Ekman, Jay David Bolter, Lily Díaz, Morten Søndergaard, and Maria Engberg
    NX 180 T4 U25 2016

    The ubiquitous nature of mobile and pervasive computing has begun to reshape and complicate our notions of space, time, and identity. In this collection, over thirty internationally recognized contributors reflect on ubiquitous computing's implications for the ways in which we interact with our environments, experience time, and develop identities individually and socially. Interviews with working media artists lend further perspectives on these cultural transformations. Drawing on cultural theory, new media art studies, human-computer interaction theory, and software studies, this cutting-edge book critically unpacks the complex ubiquity-effects confronting us every day.

    The companion website can be found here: http://ubiquity.dk


  • Cecily Brown : rehearsal / curated by Claire Gilman
    ND 497 B725 A4 2016
    For the past ten years, British painter Cecily Brown (born 1969) has been turning heads with her voluptuous, quasi-abstract canvases. All the while, she has been making drawings, study upon study of motifs taken from a wide range of sources, including drawings by the 18th-century master William Hogarth, pages of animals from 19th-century encyclopedias and the cover of Jimi Hendrix's 1968 album Electric Ladyland .
    Cecily Brown: Rehearsal is the first book devoted to the artist's drawings. The volume features approximately 75 drawings, many of which are being published for the first time. Arranged thematically, the book leads readers through Brown's repeated motifs.

  • Débordements autour d'une oeuvre de la collection du Musée de Lachine / oeuvres de Liliana Berezowsky [and 10 others] ; Jocelyne Connolly, Serge Fisette, commissaires
    N 6546 Q4D428 2013

  • Les belles églises du Québec / André Croteau
    NA 5246 Q4 C76 1996
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