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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

Artist Animal

Artist Animal

Steve Baker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680665
eISBN:
9781452948782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680665.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The central question addressed in ARTIST|ANIMAL is simply this: what happens when artist and animal are brought into juxtaposition in the context of contemporary art? The book’s title deliberately ... More

Barnstorming the PrairiesHow Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest

Barnstorming the Prairies: How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest

Jason Weems

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816677504
eISBN:
9781452953533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677504.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The history of the American Midwest is marked by stories of inhabitants’ struggles to envision the unbroken expanses of their home landscape. During the 1920s and 1930s these attempts to visualize ... More

Barry Le VaThe Aesthetic Aftermath

Barry Le Va: The Aesthetic Aftermath

Michael Maizels

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694686
eISBN:
9781452952314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694686.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

In the late 1960s, the artist Barry Le Va began to use non-traditional materials (shattered glass, spent bullets, sound recordings, scattered flour, and sharpened meat cleavers) to execute a striking ... More

Bauhaus Weaving TheoryFrom Feminine Craft to Mode of Design

Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design

Tai Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687237
eISBN:
9781452949031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687237.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

The Bauhaus school in Germany has been understood through the writings of its founding director Walter Gropius and several artists who taught there: Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and László ... More

Becoming PastHistory in Contemporary Art

Becoming Past: History in Contemporary Art

Jane Blocker

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696970
eISBN:
9781452952321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696970.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

In 2009, Hal Foster initiated a questionnaire to prominent art historians, critics, and curators about the problem of the contemporary in which he stated that there is “a sense that, in its very ... More

Concerning ConsequencesStudies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma

Concerning Consequences: Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma

Kristine Stiles

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226774510
eISBN:
9780226304403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304403.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This book examines the significance of traumatic experiences both in the individual lives and works of artists and in contemporary international cultures since World War II. The book considers some ... More

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

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

Pamela H. Simpson

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

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

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

Designing the Creative ChildPlaythings and Places in Midcentury America

Designing the Creative Child: Playthings and Places in Midcentury America

Amy F. Ogata

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679607
eISBN:
9781452948119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679607.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

This book explores how a perception of children as imaginative and “naturally” creative was constructed, disseminated, and consumed in the United States after World War II. I argue that educational ... More

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