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Abject VisionsPowers of Horror in Art and Visual Culture

Abject Visions: Powers of Horror in Art and Visual Culture

Rina Arya and Nicholas Chare (eds)

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

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

Art of SuppressionConfronting the Nazi Past in Histories of the Visual and Performing Arts

Art of Suppression: Confronting the Nazi Past in Histories of the Visual and Performing Arts

Pamela M. Potter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520282346
eISBN:
9780520957961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282346.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

One thinks of the arts in Nazi Germany as struggling in an oppressive system, yet evidence has repeatedly shown that conditions were far more favorable than we assume. Potter conducts a ... More

Artifacts and AllegiancesHow Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display

Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display

Peggy Levitt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520286061
eISBN:
9780520961456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286061.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

What can we learn about nationalism by looking at a country’s cultural institutions? How do the history and culture of particular cities help explain how museums represent diversity? This book takes ... More

Designing Our Way to a Better World

Designing Our Way to a Better World

Thomas Fisher

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698875
eISBN:
9781452954264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698875.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

Design involves envisioning what we need that doesn’t yet exist, and realizing possible futures better than what we have. This book applies that way of thinking about design to a range of poorly ... More

Embodied EyeReligious Visual Culture and the Social Life of Feeling

Embodied Eye: Religious Visual Culture and the Social Life of Feeling

David Morgan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520272224
eISBN:
9780520952140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272224.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This book builds on the author’s previous groundbreaking work to offer this new, systematically integrated theory of the study of religion as visual culture. Providing key tools for scholars across ... More

Imitation and Creativity in Japanese ArtsFrom Kishida Ryusei to Miyazaki Hayao

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

Michael Lucken

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

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

John VassosIndustrial Design for Modern Life

John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Life

Danielle Shapiro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816693405
eISBN:
9781452954318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693405.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

This book is the first biography of artist and industrial designer John Vassos. The book positions him as a significant figure in the development of a self-conscious industrial design profession ... More

Live FormWomen, Ceramics, and Community

Live Form: Women, Ceramics, and Community

Jenni Sorkin

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

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

Mixed MessagesAmerican Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices

Mixed Messages: American Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices

Catherine Gander and Sarah Garland (eds)

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

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

Painting the GospelBlack Public Art and Religion in Chicago

Painting the Gospel: Black Public Art and Religion in Chicago

Kymberly N. Pinder

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039928
eISBN:
9780252098086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039928.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Innovative and lavishly illustrated, this book offers an indispensable contribution to conversations about black art, theology, politics, and identity in Chicago. It escorts readers on an eye-opening ... More

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