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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

Almost NothingObservations on precarious practices in contemporary art

Almost Nothing: Observations on precarious practices in contemporary art

Anna Dezeuze

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719088575
eISBN:
9781526120717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088575.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book proposes a new reading of contemporary art between 1958 and 2009 by sketching out a trajectory of ‘precarious’ art practices. Such practices risk being dismissed as ‘almost nothing’ because ... 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

Fleshing Out SurfacesSkin in French Art and Medicine, 1650-1850

Fleshing Out Surfaces: Skin in French Art and Medicine, 1650-1850

Mechthild Fend

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719087967
eISBN:
9781526120724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087967.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Throughout the history of European painting, skin has been the most significant surface for artistic imitation, and flesh has been a privileged site of lifelikeness. Skin and flesh entertain complex ... More

Hot MetalMaterial Culture and Tangible Labour

Hot Metal: Material Culture and Tangible Labour

Jesse Adams Stein

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784994341
eISBN:
9781526121158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994341.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

With the increasing digitisation of almost every facet of human endeavour, concerns persist about ‘deskilling’ and precarious employment. The publishing industry has turned its energy to online and ... 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

Industry and IntelligenceContemporary Art Since 1820

Industry and Intelligence: Contemporary Art Since 1820

Liam Gillick

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780231170208
eISBN:
9780231540964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170208.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

The history of modern art is often told through aesthetic breakthroughs that sync well with cultural and political change. From Courbet to Picasso, from Malevich to Warhol, it is accepted that art ... More

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