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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

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

Developing AnimalsWildlife and Early American Photography

Developing Animals: Wildlife and Early American Photography

Matthew Brower

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654789
eISBN:
9781452946191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654789.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Photography

Pictures of animals are now ubiquitous, but the ability to capture animals on film was a significant challenge in the early era of photography. This book takes us back to the time when Americans ... More

Diane Arbus's 1960sAuguries of Experience

Diane Arbus's 1960s: Auguries of Experience

Frederick Gross

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670116
eISBN:
9781452946467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670116.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Photography

In any decade the work of only a very few artists offers a template for understanding the culture and ideas of their time. Photographer Diane Arbus is one of these rare artists, and this book returns ... More

Digital Art and MeaningReading Kinetic Poetry, Text Machines, Mapping Art, and Interactive Installations

Digital Art and Meaning: Reading Kinetic Poetry, Text Machines, Mapping Art, and Interactive Installations

Roberto Simanowski

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667376
eISBN:
9781452946788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667376.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

In a world increasingly dominated by the digital, the critical response to digital art generally ranges from hype to counter hype. Popular writing about specific artworks seldom goes beyond promoting ... More

Distant Wars VisibleThe Ambivalence of Witnessing

Distant Wars Visible: The Ambivalence of Witnessing

Wendy Kozol

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681297
eISBN:
9781452948676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681297.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Distant Wars Visible brings a new perspective to the enduring question about the efficacy of conflict photography and other forms of visual advocacy. In the twenty-first century, visuality has been a ... More

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