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x, 265 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: The Early Modern Merchant as a Collector Christina M. Anderson Part I: Beginning to Collect 1. The Commissioning and Collecting of Portraits by Merchants in Sixteenth- and Early Seventeenth-Century England Tarnya Cooper 2. Portraits, Pearls and Things 'wch are very straunge to owres': The Lost Collections of the Thorne/Withypoll Trading Syndicate, 1520 - 1550 Heather Dalton Part II: Behaving as Collectors 3. Tea and Commerce: Japanese Merchants in the Sixteenth Century as Collectors and Creators Louise A. Cort 4. Gardening in Goa - Filippo Sassetti's Experiences with Indian Medicine and Plants Barbara Karl Part III: The Role of Provenance 5. Imperial Treasures in the Hands of a Ming Merchant: Xiang Yuanbian's Collection Amy C. Riggs 6. Considered Judgement and Prestigious Provenance: Bartolomeo della Nave's Acquisitions from the Collection of Pietro Bembo Susan Nalezyty Part IV: Collecting for a Specific Purpose 7. Boudewijn's Books: A Dutch Golden Age Merchant and his Library Henk Looijesteijn 8. Complementary Activities: Boschini, del Sera and Renieri as Merchants, Collectors and Painters in Seicento Venice Taryn Marie Zarrillo Part V: Dealers as Collectors 9. Between Collection and Stock. The Ambiguous Role of Merchants and Artisans in the Sixteenth-Century Roman Antiquities Market Barbara Furlotti 10. Merchants as Collectors and Art Dealers: The Cases of Daniel Nijs and Carlo Hellemans, Flemish Merchants in Venice Christina M. Anderson Part VI: Later Generations of Merchant Collectors 11. Brothers in Collecting: Thomas and Jacob Rehdiger - Two Sixteenth-Century Silesian Art Collectors and Bibliophiles Aleksandra Lipinska 12. Gaspard de Monconys, Provost-Marshal of the Merchants and Collector in Seventeenth-Century Lyon Anne-Lise Tropato Part VII: Merchants and Collecting in the Islamicate World 13. 'Ali Akbar's Red Horse - Collecting Arab Horses in the Early Modern Culture of Empire Elizabeth Lambourn.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472469823 20170313
Early Modern Merchants as Collectors encourages the rethinking of collecting not as an elite, often aristocratic pursuit, but rather as a vital activity that has engaged many different groups within society. The essays included in this volume consider merchants not only as important collectors in their own right, as opposed to merely agents or middlemen, but also as innovators who determined taste. Through bringing together contributions on merchant collectors across a wide geographical spread, including England, The Netherlands, Venice, Moghul India, China and Japan, among other locations, it aims to challenge the often Eurocentric view of the study of collecting that has shaped the discipline to date. The early modern period and its Wunderkammern formed the subject of some of the earliest, foundational texts on collecting. This volume expands on such previous scholarship, taking a more in-depth look at a particular class of collectors and investigating their motivations, social and economic circumstances, and the intellectual ideas and purposes that informed their collecting. It offers a fresh approach to the understanding of the role of merchants in early modern societies and will serve as a resource to historians of art, science, museums, culture and economics, as well as to scholars of transcultural studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472469823 20170313
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xi, 276 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
This important reconsideration of landscape photography in nineteenth-century America explores crucial but neglected geographies, practitioners, and themes. Although pictures of the West have dominated our perception of nineteenth-century American landscape photography, many photographers were working in the eastern half of the United States during that period. Their pictures, with the exception of Civil War images, have received relatively scant attention. Redressing this imbalance is East of the Mississippi, the first book to focus exclusively on the arresting eastern photographs that helped shape America's national identity. Celebrating natural wonders such as Niagara Falls and the White Mountains as well as capturing a cultural landscape fundamentally altered by industrialization, these works also documented the impact of war, promoted tourism, and played a role in an emerging environmentalism. Showcasing some 180 photographs from 1839 to 1900 in a rich variety of media and formats--from daguerreotypes, salted paper prints, tintypes, cyanotypes, and albumen prints to stereo cards and photograph albums--this volume traces the evolution of eastern landscape photography and introduces the artists who explored this subject. Also considered are the dynamic ties with other media--for instance, between painters and photographers such as the Bierstadt and Moran brothers--and the distinctive development of landscape photography in America.--Provided by publisher.
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x, 183 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
  • Acknowledgments Introduction: "Eccentric Propositions" 1. Dix Portraits 2. Four Saints in Three Acts 3. View: American Issues Conclusion: "How to Look at Modern Art in America" Notes Selected Bibliography Illustration Credits.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520288867 20170306
"What if we ascribe significance to aesthetic and social divergences rather than waving them aside as anomalous? What if we look closely at what does not appear central, or appears peripherally, or does not appear at all, viewing ellipses, outliers, absences, and outtakes as significant?" Eccentric Modernisms places queer demands on art history, tracing the relational networks connecting cosmopolitan eccentrics who cultivated discrepant strains of modernism in America during the 1930s and 1940s. Building on the author's earlier studies of Gertrude Stein and other lesbians who participated in transatlantic cultural exchanges between the world wars, this book moves in a different direction, focusing primarily on the gay men who formed Stein's support network and whose careers, in turn, she helped to launch, including the neo-romantic painters Pavel Tchelitchew and writer/editor Charles Henri Ford. Eccentric Modernisms shows how these "eccentric modernists" bucked trends by working collectively, reveling in disciplinary promiscuity, and sustaining creative affiliations across national and cultural boundaries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520288867 20170306
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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159 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 30 cm
  • Finding true North in the West / Graham Howe
  • A lifetime of seeing / Beth Gates Warren
  • Plates.
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xx, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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xi, 790 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Einführung
  • Theorie und Geschichte
  • Die Reichen, der Reichtum und seine Quellen
  • Der lange Weg zur Elite : Athen als Eigentumsgesellschaft
  • Quellen des Reichtums
  • Drang nach Exklusivität
  • Thorstein Vehlens "Theory of the Leisure Class"
  • Veblens Welt
  • The Theory of the Leisure Class
  • Thorstein Veblens Elitetheorie : Kritik und Aktualität
  • Veblens Emulationslehre
  • Thorstein Veblen und Jacob Burckhardt
  • Leiturgien im klassischen Athen : conspicuous waste?
  • Die Elite im Wandel : 600-400 v.Chr.
  • Eine "aristokratische" Elite in Athen vor Solon?
  • Die aufstrebende Eigentumselite und das Corpus Theognideum
  • Solons Elite
  • Die Elite und die Tyrannis : Monopolisierung aller "aristokratischen" Möglichkeiten?
  • Die Elite unter Hippias
  • Kleisthenes : die Rückkehr der Eigentumselite
  • Die Elite Athens in der Zeit der Perserkriege : 490-460 v. Chr.
  • Perikles und das Ende der alten Elite
  • Die Elite während des peloponnesischen Krieges : eine späte Renaissance?
  • Tafelteil
  • Die Bilder
  • Die andere Nacktheit, die andere Kleidung : Bilder der Arbeit
  • Händler und Handwerker
  • Landwirtschaft
  • Darstellungen des Symposions
  • Eine Einführung zur Gelagesitte in Athen
  • Frühe Gelagebilder bis ca. 530 v. Chr.
  • Gelagebilder zwischen ca. 530 und 510/500 v.Chr.
  • Gelagebilder zwischen ca. 500 und 460/450 v. Chr.
  • Gelagebilder zwischen ca. 450 und 400 v. Chr.
  • Darstellungen athletischer Wettkämpfe und Übungen
  • Aspekte der Forschung
  • Frühe Athletenbilder bis zur Mitte des 6. Jhs. v. Chr.
  • Athletenbilder zwischen ca. 560/550 und 520/10 v. Chr.
  • Athletenbilder zwischen ca. 510 und 470/460 v.Chr.
  • Athletenbilder zwischen ca. 460 und 400 v. Chr.
  • Darstellungen der Pferdehaltung
  • Pferdehaltung und Reiterei in Athen
  • Frühe Bilder der Pferdehaltung bis zur Mitte des 6. Jhs. v. Chr.
  • Bilder der der Pferdehaltung zwischen ca. 560/550 und 520/10 v.Chr.
  • Bilder der Pferdehaltung zwischen ca. 510/500 und 470/460 v.Chr.
  • Bilder der Pferdehaltung zwischen ca. 470/460 und 400 v.Chr.
  • Schluss : die Geschichte der Bilder : Versuch einer Synthese
  • Symposia
  • Athletik
  • Pferdehaltung
  • English summary
  • Symposia, Athletik und Pferdehaltung : Versuch einer statistischen Auswertung
  • Zur Datierung der Vasen
  • Zur Darstellungsweise der Ergebnisse
  • Ergebnisse der Symposionsdarstellungen
  • Ergebnisse der athletischen Darstellungen
  • Ergebnisse der Darstellungen der Pferdehaltung
  • Anhang
  • Anmerkungen
  • Abkürzungen
  • Bibliografie
  • Abbildungsverzeichnis
  • Index.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

87. Emilio Isgrò [2017]

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319 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xxii, 288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color), plans (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Notes on Contributors. Foreword. Preface: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars Michael Mann Introduction: Energy Accounts Part 1: Accounting for Energy 1. Roadmap 2050 OMA/European Climate Commission 2. Implementing a New Energy Regime in Housing David E. Nye 3. Thermodynamic Materialism Inaki Abalos and Renata Sentkiewicz 4. Designing Better Energy Metrics for Consumers Richard P. Larrick, Jack B. Soll, and Ralph L. Keeney 5. Visualizing Change Reinhold Martin 6. Cooking the Books (On a Solar-Powered Stove) David Owen 7. Visualizing Energy Consumption Activities as a Tool for Making Everyday Life More Sustainable Kajsa Ellegard and Jenny Palm 8. The Materialities of Big Data Jenny Rhee Part 2: Representing Energy 9. A Sense for Energy Erik E. Olsen 10. Evaluating Urban Resource Efficiency Christoph Reinhart and Emmanouil Saratsis 11. Go With the Flow Mitch Tobin 12. Bounding. More or Less Billie Faircloth and Ryan Welch 13. Ladybug + Honeybee Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari 14. Net Zero Capable Tim MacDonald 15. Ducks, Dollars, or kWh Vivian Loftness, Azizan Aziz, Bertrand Lasternas, and Sebastian Peters 16. Visualization to Support Facility Operation and Maintenance Semiha Ergan and Xue (Sheryl) Yang 17. Energy Accounts ISA (Interface Studio Architects) 18. Abstracting Energy Forrest Meggers 19. Visualizing a Change of Energy Regimes William W. Braham 20. The New Chautauqua Game William W. Braham, Jill Kurtz, Luke Butcher, and Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari 21. Spatialized Energy Diagrams Kiel Moe Part 3: Representing Climates and Regions 22. Cities, Sustainability, and Resilience Vishaan Chakrabarti 23. Delivering Density Dan Willis 24. Scaling Regionalism Stephen Kieran 25. Efficient Urban Forms in the Pearl River Delta, China Stefan Al 26. Park Royale Woha 27. The Climate Control Project Daniel A. Barber 28. Energy in Place Lateral Office 29. Japan, Korea, and Cultural Dimension of Thermal Comfort Katsuhiko Muramoto and Jin Baek 30. Philadelphia Projects Todd Woodward 31. Farming Fuel Rania Ghosn 32. Regionalism Revisited Keith Eggener 33. Glen Eagles Community Centre Vancouver, BC Patkau Architects Figure Credits. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138914117 20161018
How does one tell the story of energy production, use, or conservation in a manner sufficiently convincing to influence policy, behavior, and design? Energy Accounts explores potential answers to this question through compelling images, data visualizations, narratives, and other examples of accounting for energy. Organized into a collection containing both examples of best practices and critiques, this impressive array of projects and contributors combines text and graphic material to explore different representations of energy data. Including work from Kieran Timberlake, SHoP, AMO, Lateral Office, WOHA, and many more, the book boasts a unique graphic design which supports and enhances its role as a valuable resource for professionals and students in architecture, engineering, and urban design.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138914117 20161018
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiii, 188 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: An Architecture Inseparable from its Form, Part I: Agamben's Burning House, 2. Paradigmatic Spaces: Agamben Spaces, Architecture and Arts, 3. Literal and Artistic Potential Common Grounds, 4. The Taking Place of Possible Inoperative Encounters, Part II: Giorgio Agamben's Oeuvre, 5. Earlier Works: The Man Without Contents, Stanzas and Language and History, 6. The Coming Politics and Potentialities: The Coming Community, 7. The Homo Sacer project since its inception to Stasis, Part III: Towards an Inoperative Architecture, 8. Paradigms and Dispositifs, 9. Profanation, 10. Potentialities, 11. Inoperativity, 12. Use, 13. Abandoning the Project: The Possibility for a Whatever Architecture.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138687707 20170306
The Ethics of a Potential Urbanism explores the possible and potential relevance of Giorgio Agamben's political thoughts and writings for the theory and the practice of architecture and urban design. It sketches out the potentiality of Agamben's politics, which can affect change in current architectural and design discourses. The book investigates the possibility of an inoperative architecture, as an ethical shift for a different practice, just a little bit different, but able to deactivate the sociospatial dispositive and mobilize a new theory and a new project for the urban now to come. This particular reading from Agamben's oeuvre suggests a destituent mode of both thinking and practicing of architecture and urbanism that could possibly redeem them from their social emptiness, cultural irrelevance, economic reductionism and proto-avant-garde extravagance, contributing to a renewed critical 'encounter' with architecture's aesthetic-political function.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138687707 20170306
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xvii, 153 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Puzzles, Concepts and Cases 2. Somalia: Success Amidst Failure 3. Liberia: Twenty Years to Succeed 4. Sierra Leone: Curbing the Anarchy Within Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138638730 20160919
This book offers a new perspective on peace missions in intra-state wars, based on comparative field research. In theoretical terms, this book proposes a new definition of peace operation success based on two crucial elements: the (re)establishment of order and the accomplishment of the mandate. The work presents a new typology for assessing peace operations as failures, partial failures, partial successes, or successes. This focus on 'blurry' outcomes provides a clearer theoretical framework to understand what constitutes successful peace operations. It explains the different outcomes of peace operations (based on the type of success/failure) by outlining the effect(s) of the combination of the key ingredients-strategy and the type of interveners. Empirically, this book tests the saliency of the theoretical framework by examining the peace operations which took place in Somalia, Sierra Leone and Liberia. This book refutes the classification of these three cases as the 'worst' context for 'transitional politics', and demonstrates that peace operations may succeed, partially of totally, in challenging contexts, and that the diverse outcomes are better explained by the type of intervener and the strategy employed than by the type of context. This work shows that, for a peace operation in an intra-state war, the adoption of a deterrence strategy works best for re-establishing order while the involvement of a great power facilitates the accomplishment of the mandate. This book will be of much interest to students of peacekeeping, conflict resolution, civil wars, security studies and IR in general.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138638730 20160919
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
  • Film art and filmmaking. Film as art : creativity, technology, and business
  • Film form. The significance of film form ; Narrative form
  • Film style. The shot: mise-en-scene ; The shot: cinematography ; The relation of shot to shot: editing ; Sound in the cinema ; Summary: style and film form
  • Types of films. Film genres ; Documentary, experimental, and animated films
  • Critical analysis of films. Film criticism: sample analyses
  • Film art and film history. Historical changes in film art: conventions and choices, tradition and trends.
Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Since 1979, David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson and now, Co-Author, Jeff Smith's"Film Art" has been the best-selling and most widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. Taking a skills-centered approach supported by examples from many periods and countries, the authors help students develop a core set of analytical skills that will enrich their understanding of any film, in any genre. In-depth examples deepen students' appreciation for how creative choices by filmmakers affect what viewers experience and how they respond. "Film Art" is generously illustrated with more than 1,000 frame enlargements taken directly from completed films, providing concrete illustrations of key concepts. Along with updated examples and expanded coverage of digital filmmaking, the eleventh edition of Film Art delivers SmartBook, first and only adaptive reading experience currently available, designed to help students stay focused, maximize study time and retain basic concepts. ".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781259534959 20160823
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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128 p. ill. 30 x 25 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xvi, 314 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction 1. The surface's substance 2. Nervous canvas 3. Limite sensitive 4. Skin colour 5. Seeing through the skin 6. Hermetic borderline 7. Epilogue: segregation Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719087967 20170313
Fleshing out surfaces is the first English-language book on skin and flesh tones in art. It considers flesh and skin in art theory, image making and medical discourse in seventeenth to nineteenth-century France. Describing a gradual shift between the early modern and the modern period, it argues that what artists made when imitating human nakedness was not always the same. Initially understood in terms of the body's substance, of flesh tones and body colour, it became increasingly a matter of skin, skin colour and surfaces. Each chapter is dedicated to a different notion of skin and its colour, from flesh tones via a membrane imbued with nervous energy to hermetic borderline. Looking in particular at works by Fragonard, David, Girodet, Benoist and Ingres, the focus is on portraits, as facial skin is a special arena for testing painterly skills and a site where the body and the image become equally expressive.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719087967 20170313
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiii, 131 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • 1 Focus Group History and Practice 2 Group Dynamics and Communication Theories 3 Focus Group Study Design 4 Facilitation Guide 5 Facilitation Tips and Techniques 6 Group Facilitation Practice and Feedback 7 Coding and Analysis with Discourse Analysis 8 Taking It to the Next Level.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138238008 20170213
Despite the fact that focus groups are an ideal research tool for studying and employing group communication in action, many research practitioners and scholars have missed the opportunity to utilize them to their maximum benefit. Few researchers have the skills that enable them to approach focus group facilitation and analysis from a communication point of view. In this book, Dr. Christine Davis teaches readers how to take a project from an idea to the design, facilitation, and analysis stages. This book takes a unique communication perspective to apply group communication theories, knowledge of group processes, and a close discourse analysis approach to explain and understand the discursive aspect of focus groups. This book helps readers of all stages of experience - including those with no background in focus group research to those practitioners with more focus group expertise - understand how a communication approach to focus groups takes advantage of this discipline's rich scholarship in group communication and discourse analysis. This book will teach readers how to a. understand the nature of focus group research procedures from a communication point of view; b. understand how to translate RQs into a focus group protocol; c. use knowledge of communication theory and group process to understand how to facilitate different kinds of focus groups, prevent and overcome challenges in focus group facilitation; and elicit different outcomes and techniques when facilitating a focus group; d. use knowledge of communication theory and group process to recognize the merits of different approaches to focus group facilitation; e. use knowledge of communication theory and group process to recognize good- and poor-quality focus groups; f. understand how to transcribe / code / analyze focus group data from a communication (discursive) perspective; and g. understand how to write focus group findings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138238008 20170213
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xxii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Part 1: Conditions 1. Reformation and Progressivism Part 2: The Aesthetics of Progress 2. Education 3. Tutelage 4. Design Generators 5. Architectural Synthesis 6. The Wright School Part 3: The City Scientific 7. Rousseau to Professionalism 8. Wright's Community Planning 9. Contraction Appendices A. Visual Examination of Geometries B. Wright's Yesler Avenue Hotel C. Further Quadruplets References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472458025 20170306
Frank Lloyd Wright : The Early Years : Progressivism : Aesthetics : Cities examines Wright's belief that all aspects of human life must embrace and celebrate an aesthetic experience that would thereby lead to necessary social reforms. Inherent in the theory was a belief that reform of nineteenth-century gluttony should include a contemporary interpretation of its material presence, its bulk and space, its architectural landscape. This book analyzes Wright's innovative, profound theory of architecture that drew upon geometry and notions of pure design and the indigenous as put into practice. It outlines the design methodology that he applied to domestic and non-domestic buildings and presents reasons for the recognition of two Wright Styles and a Wright School. The book also studies how his design method was applied to city planning and implications of historical and theoretical contexts of the period that surely influenced all of Wright's community and city planning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472458025 20170306
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144 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • The digital : an aesthetic ontology
  • From analog pictures to digital notations
  • Points, divisions, and pixels : from modern to contemporary digitality
  • Vasarely, Watz, and the new abstraction : from op art to generative art
  • Spectral analogies : From wall drawing to the art of programming
  • Amalgamations : from digital painting to information visualization.
In this fiercely ambitious study, Meredith Anne Hoy seeks to reestablish the very definitions of digital art and aesthetics in art history. She begins by problematizing the notion of digital aesthetics, tracing the nineteenth- and twentieth-century movements that sought to break art down into its constituent elements, which in many ways predicted and paved the way for our acceptance of digital art. Through a series of case studies, Hoy questions the separation between analog and digital art and finds that while there may be sensual and experiential differences, they fall within the same technological categories. She also discusses computational art, in which the sole act of creation is the building of a self-generating algorithm. The medium isn't the message-what really matters is the degree to which the viewer can sense a creative hand in the art.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781512600223 20170227
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143 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Gather Out of Star-Dust takes as its central premise that the Harlem Renaissance, known by its participants as the Negro Renaissance, relied heavily on "gatherings" of all kinds. Collaboration, friendship, partnership, and sponsorship were all central to the rise in prominence of African American publication, performance, and visual art. Most importantly, the act of collecting materials from this time subsequently enabled scholars to remember the movement. Gather Out of Star-Dust showcases fifty items from the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters at Beinecke Library. Each of these objects-letters, journal entries, photographs, ephemera, artworks, and first editions-is accompanied by a mini-essay telling a piece of the story about this dynamic period. While numerous scholarly works have been written about this time of rebirth, this book returns us to the primary materials that have made that scholarship possible.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300225617 20170306
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xxxvi, 144 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Mourning Bodies: Photographs of Grief 2. On Anger, Love, and Shame: Affective Politics of Protest Photographs 3. Affective Transactions and Faces of Horror: Portraits of Children 4."The Uniqueness of its Figure": Photographs of Corpses in War Reporting 5. Stillness en Route: Photographs of Refugees 6. Postcards from the War Zone: Representing Women Soldiers Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138815360 20161213
Photographic stills of women, appearing in both press coverage and relief campaigns, have long been central to the documentation of war and civil conflict. Images of non-Western women, in particular, regularly function as symbols of the misery and hopelessness of the oppressed. Featured on the front pages of newspapers and in NGO reports, they inform public understandings of war and peace, victims and perpetrators, but within a discourse that often obscures social and political subjectivities. Uniquely, this book deconstructs - in a systematic, gender-sensitive way - the repetitive circulation of certain images of war, conflict and state violence, in order to scrutinize the role of photographic tropes in the globalized visual sphere. Zarzycka builds on feminist theories of representations of war to explore how the concepts of femininity and war secure each other's intelligibility in photographic practices. This book examines the complex connections between photographic tropes and the individuals and communities they represent, in order to rethink the medium of photography as a discursive and political practice. This book interrogates both the structure and transmission of contemporary encounters with war, violence, and conflict. It will appeal to advanced students and scholars of gender studies, visual studies, media studies, photography theory, cultural anthropology, cultural studies, and trauma and memory studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138815360 20161213
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