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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

Accessorizing the BodyHabits of Being I

Accessorizing the Body: Habits of Being I

Cristina Giorcelli and Paula Rabinowitz (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675784
eISBN:
9781452946337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675784.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The first in the four-part series, this book charts the social, cultural, and political expression of clothing as seen on the street and in museums, in films and literature, and in advertisements and ... More

Afterimage of EmpirePhotography in Nineteenth-Century India

Afterimage of Empire: Photography in Nineteenth-Century India

Zahid R. Chaudhary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677481
eISBN:
9781452946023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677481.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Photography

This book provides a philosophical and historical account of early photography in India that focuses on how aesthetic experiments in colonial photography changed the nature of perception. Considering ... More

Anime's Media MixFranchising Toys and Characters in Japan

Anime's Media Mix: Franchising Toys and Characters in Japan

Marc Steinberg

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675494
eISBN:
9781452947525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675494.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This book shows that anime is far more than a style of Japanese animation. Beyond its immediate form of cartooning, anime is also a unique mode of cultural production and consumption that led to the ... More

Art Labor, Sex PoliticsFeminist Effects in 1970s British Art and Performance

Art Labor, Sex Politics: Feminist Effects in 1970s British Art and Performance

Siona Wilson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816685738
eISBN:
9781452950648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685738.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Contrary to critics who have called it the “undecade,” the 1970s were a time of risky, innovative art—and nowhere more so than in Britain, where the forces of feminism and labor politics merged in a ... 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

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

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