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xv, 276 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
  • FRONTMATTER-- ENDMATTER.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198759300 20170612
Collectors, Scholars, and Forgers in the Ancient World focuses on the fascination which works of art, texts, and antiquarian objects inspired in Greeks and Romans in antiquity and draws parallels with other cultures and eras to offer contexts for understanding that fascination. Statues, bronze weapons, books, and bones might have been prized for various reasons: because they had religious value, were the work of highly regarded artists and writers, had been possessed by famous mythological figures, or were relics of a long disappeared past. However, attitudes towards these objects also changed over time: sculpture which was originally created for a religious purpose became valuable as art and could be removed from its original setting, while historians discovered value in inscriptions and other texts for supporting historical arguments and literary scholars sought early manuscripts to establish what authors really wrote. As early as the Hellenistic era, some Greeks and Romans began to collect objects and might even display them in palaces, villas, or gardens; as these objects acquired value, a demand was created for more of them, and so copyists and forgers created additional pieces - while copyists imitated existing pieces of art, sometimes adapting to their new settings, forgers created new pieces to complete a collection, fill a gap in historical knowledge, make some money, or to indulge in literary play with knowledgeable readers. The study of forged relics is able to reveal not only what artefacts the Greeks and Romans placed value on, but also what they believed they understood about their past and how they interpreted the evidence for it. Drawing on the latest scholarship on forgery and fakes, as well as a range of examples, this book combines stories about frauds with an analysis of their significance, and illuminates and explores the link between collectors, scholars, and forgers in order to offer us a way to better understand the power that objects held over the ancient Greeks and Romans.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198759300 20170612
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Foreword Glossary Introduction 1. Black Flag over Babylon 2. Eurabia and Beyond: The Caliphate's Breeding Ground 3. The Caliphate in Western Culture 4. Blue-Eyed Jihad: The Caliphate's Foreign Legion, Part One 5. Blue-Eyed Jihad: The Caliphate's Foreign Legion, Part Two 6. Salafist Dystopia: Life in the State 7. The Killing Floor 8. The Caliphate Abroad: The Anglo-Saxons 9. Black Flags Abroad: The French Speakers Epilogue: "A Taste of Vengeance" Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253027122 20161219
U.S. Department of Defense analyst Mark Silinsky reveals the origins of the Islamic State's sinister obsession with the Western world. Once considered a minor irritant in the international system, the Caliphate is now a dynamic and significant actor on the world's stage, boasting more than 30,000 foreign fighters from 86 countries. Recruits consist not only of Middle-Eastern-born citizens, but also a staggering number of "Blue-Eyed Jihadists, " Westerners who leave their country to join the radical sect. Silinsky provides a detailed and chilling explanation of the appeal of the Islamic State and how those abroad become radicalized, while also analyzing the historical origins, inner workings, and horrific toll of the Caliphate. By documenting the true stories of men, women, and children whose lives have been destroyed by the radical group, Jihad and the West presents the human face of the thousands who have been kidnapped, raped, tortured, and murdered by the Islamic State, including Kayla Mueller, who was kidnapped, given to the Caliphate's leader as a sex slave, and ultimately killed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253027122 20161219
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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207 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 33 cm
The catastrophic events of March 11, 2011 the earthquake, tsunami, and ensuing nuclear meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant have been called the triple disaster in Japan. Among the first artists to respond to these experiences were photographers. Some, including those with personal ties to the affected Tohoku region, attempted to document the devastation, drawing on a long history of depicting natural disasters in Japanese art. As the immediate effects of the earthquake and tsunami gave way to the slowly unfolding nuclear disaster, artists began to respond to the challenges of depicting an invisible threat that calls up the collective memory of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The resulting images assembled in this lavishly illustrated volume are by turns poignant, searing, disturbing and often strangely beautiful. With interpretive essays from leading American and Japanese scholars and statements from the artists themselves, this book presents the unfolding process of how photography can address destruction, social change, anxiety and memory, through images that express emotions beyond words.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780878468270 20160618
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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245 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 21 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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174 pages : chiefly ill. (some color) ; 26 cm
Inside Kingston Penitentiary documents photographer Geoffrey James' exploration of the former maximum security prison, which closed in 2013 after 180 years of operation. Before closure it was one of the oldest prisons in continuous use in the world. Having never before been extensively photographed, the unprecedented images depict the notorious prison during the final 6 months of operation. Renowned Canadian photographer, James' work typically uses large-format and panoramic film cameras to record landscape that has felt the impact of human activity. For over thirty years James has been investigating Western society through two opposing themes: ideal spaces, such as parks and formal gardens, and the sites that record the impact of culture on nature, such as wastelands of mining sites. For this project James is dealing with both the human presence as well as the oppressive nature of carceral space. Inside Kingston Penitentiary is a rare glimpse into an out of bounds and no longer existing institution providing both a historical documentation and a personal insight through these visually and emotionally complex photographs. Will appeal to those interested in photography, sociology and Canadian history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781908966766 20160617
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

6. Prisons [2014]

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150 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 x 31 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
xv, 198 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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1 v. (unpaged) : ports. ; 26 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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27 p. : ill ; 21 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xviii, 554 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
The text of this Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1901 Scribner edition and includes all 47 of Riis's unforgettable photographs, along with 2 maps. It is accompanied by Hasia Diner's insightful introduction and detailed explanatory annotations. An unusually rich "Contexts" section includes autobiographical writings by Riis, observations of "the other half" by Riis contemporaries, including William T. Elsing, Thomas Byrnes, William Dean Howells, Lilliam W. Betts, John Spargo, and Lillian Wald, and contemporary evaluations of Riis and his seminal book by, among others, Warren P. Adams, Joseph B. Gilder, Margaret Burton, and Theodore Roosevelt. From the many hundreds of books and articles published on Riis and How the Other Half Lives, Hasia Diner has selected nineteen interpretations of the central aspects of author and work. Among these are Jacob Prager on Riis as immigrant and crusader; Louise Ware on Riis the police reporter, reformer, and "useful citizen"; Roy Lubove on the Progressive Movement and tenement reform; Richard Tuerk on Riis and the Jews; Maren Strange on American social documentary photography; Katrina Irving on immigrant mothers; and Timothy J. Gilfoyle on "street culture" and immigrant children. A Chronology of Riis's life and work and a Selected Bibliography are also included.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393930269 20160607
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTHIST-154C-01
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188, [12] p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 26 cm.
Collection of photographs and letters of some of the men who have "disappeared" in political violence in Algeria.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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191 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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101 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction Anthony W. Lee The Evidence of Lynching Photographs Shawn Michelle Smith Lynching Photographs and the Politics of Public Shaming Dora Apel Acknowledgments Notes Works Cited Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520251526 20160528
Why do we look at lynching photographs? What is the basis for our curiosity, rage, indignation, or revulsion? Beginning in the late nineteenth century, nearly five thousand blacks were put to death at the hands of lynch mobs throughout America. In many communities, it was a public event, to be witnessed, recorded, and made available by means of photographs. In this book, the art historian Dora Apel and the American Studies scholar Shawn Michelle Smith examine lynching photographs as a way of analyzing photography's historical role in promoting and resisting racial violence. They further suggest how these photographs continue to affect the politics of spectatorship. In clear prose, and with carefully chosen images, the authors chart the history of lynching photographs - their meanings, uses, and controversial display - and offer terms in which to understand our responsibilities as viewers and citizens.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520251526 20160528
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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151 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.), col. map ; 24 x31 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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349 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 39 cm.
After the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York on September 11th 2001, the world-renowned photographer Joel Meyerowitz felt compelled to visit the site, to document and record the aftermath of the largest ever attack on US soil. Although initially turned away by police (on the grounds that the site was a crime scene and could not be photographed), Meyerowitz was determined to gain access to the area. Within days he had established strong links with many of the firefighters, policemen and construction workers contributing to the clean up. With their assistance he became the only photographer to be granted unimpeded access to Ground Zero. Once there he systematically began to document the wreckage followed by the necessary demolition, excavation and removal of tens of thousands of tonnes of debris that would transform the site from one of total devastation to level ground. Soon after the Museum of the City of New York officially engaged Meyerowitz to create an archive of the destruction and recovery at Ground Zero and the immediate neighborhood. The 9/11 Photographic Archive numbers in excess of 5,000 images and will become part of the permanent collections of the Museum of the City of New York.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780714862125 20160607
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
111 p. : chiefly ill. ; 27 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

18. Snitch [2004]

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[26] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 21 x 25 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
ca. 99 plates : chiefly col. ill., col. ports. ; 31 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
209 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)