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xii, 165 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction Chapter 1: The Presence of Joseph Beuys and the Struggle Over his Legacy in Berlin Chapter 2: Absencing and Presencing in Exhibition Narratives Chapter 3: Collectors' Space and the Agents of Narration Chapter 4: The Ludwig Collection in Budapest and the Absent Eastern Europe Chapter 5: Interrogating the Archival Logic Chapter 6: Archival Absence Afterword: Turning Absence into Difficult Knowledge.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138054288 20180219
This book analyzes practices of collecting in European art museums from 1989 to the present, arguing that museums actualize absence both consciously and unconsciously, while misrepresentation is an outcome of the absent perspectives and voices of minority community members which are rarely considered in relation to contemporary art. Difficult knowledge is proposed as a way of dealing with absence productively. Drawing on social art history, museology, postcolonial theory, and memory studies, Margaret Tali analyzes the collections of four modern and contemporary art museums across Europe: the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest, the Kiasma Museum in Helsinki, and the Kumu Museum in Tallinn.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138054288 20180219
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xvi, 414 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
The Academie Royale assembled nearly all of the important French artists working at the time, maintained a virtual monopoly on teaching and exhibitions, enjoyed a priority in obtaining royal commissions, and deeply influenced the artistic landscape in France. Yet the institution remains little understood today: all commentary on it, during its existence and since its abolition, is based on prejudices, both favourable and critical, that have shaped the way the institution has been appraised. This book takes a different approach. Rather than judging the Academie Royale, Michel unravels existing critical discourse to consider the nuances and complexities of the academy's history, re-examining its goals, the shifting power dynamics both within the institution and in the larger political landscape, and its relationship with other French academies and guilds.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781606065358 20180319
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xvi, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of figures Introduction: addressing the other woman Part I: Writing the 'I' otherwise: telegraphing black feminism in the work of Adrian Piper and Angela Davis 1 Adrian Piper's textual address 2 Letters from an imaginary enemy, Angela Davis Part II: Typing the poetry of monsters: Nancy Spero and Valerie Solanas write aggression 3 Writing the drives in Nancy Spero's Codex Artaud 4 Valerie Solanas' S.C.U.M. Manifesto and the texts of aggression Part III: Hieroglyphs of maternal desire: the collaborative texts of Mary Kelly and Laura Mulvey 5 Rewriting maternal femininity in Mary Kelly's Post-Partum Document 6 Feminist desires and collective reading in the work of Laura Mulvey Conclusion Bibliography Index -- .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526121264 20180319
This book analyses how three artists - Adrian Piper, Nancy Spero and Mary Kelly - worked with the visual dimensions of language in the 1960s and 1970s. These artists used text and images of writing to challenge female stereotypes, addressing viewers and asking them to participate in the project of imagining women beyond familiar words and images of subordination. The book explores this dimension of their work through the concept of 'the other woman', a utopian wish to reach women and correspond with them across similarities and differences. To make the artwork's aspirations more concrete, it places the artists in correspondence with three writers - Angela Davis, Valerie Solanas, and Laura Mulvey - who also addressed the limited range of images through which women are allowed to become visible. -- .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526121264 20180319
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
239 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
  • Rencontres avec l'Afrique : de l'absolu à la trace -- Afrique centrale, Afrique de l'Est, Afrique australe -- Présence des esprits -- Agir sur le monde -- Des visages expressifs -- Humain/Animal -- Les insignes du pouvoir -- Afrique de l'Ouest -- Mythes et histoire -- Les masques de l'initiation -- Les êtres de l'autre monde -- Parures et trésors sacrés des Baule -- Offrandes et repas communiels -- Sièges royaux -- L'or tout-puissant -- L'univers yoruba -- Sculptures en pierre de Sierra Leone -- Art contemporain -- L'Afrique, l'art et le contemporain -- Interroger L'histoire -- Noblesse de la résistance, Ousmane Sow -- La diaspora d'Omar Victor Diop -- Négritude/Tigritude vues par Hassan Musa -- Dialogues avec l'histoire. Malala Andrialavidrazana -- Le Chef, celui qui a vendu l'Afrique aux colons, de Samuel Fosso -- Chéri Samba, le tambour parleur -- Glimpses of the fifties and sixties, Sam Nhlengethwa -- Cyprien Tokoudagba, quand un initié peint la légende -- Fragments du présent -- Ouattara Watts, The Woman of Magic Power -- Regards et métaphores d'Omar Ba -- Les jeux sans frontières de Barthélémy Toguo -- Corps présents, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami -- Les fantômes du fleuve Congo, de Nyaba Léon Ouedraogo -- Ransome Stanley, "Demi-teintes" -- L'art transgressif de Soly Cissé -- Freddy Tsimba, l'incorruptible métal -- Non indemnes. Sur Joana Choumali.
"Que disent une figure fang du Gabon, un couple dogon du Mali ou un masque dan de Côte d'Ivoire ? Comment les plasticiens liés à des cultures ancestrales regardent-ils aujourd'hui une Afrique plurielle dont ils interrogent les transformations ? Ces questions sont au coeur de cet ouvrage édité à l'occasion de l'exposition organisée par la Fondation Dapper à la Fondation Clément (Martinique). Consacrée aux arts anciens, la première partie du livre montre à travers des oeuvres majeures de la Fondation Dapper combien l'esthétique est liée aux rôles dévolus aux objets dans leurs sociétés : communiquer avec les esprits, protéger, guérir, annoncer une naissance, une prise de pouvoir, des funérailles ou accompagner une initiation. La seconde partie donne à voir des démarches où sculptures, peintures, photographies, photomontages, collages constituent autant de moyens utilisés par des artistes talentueux pour sonder la mémoire collective, questionner les cultes et les rites, s'approprier une histoire enfin partagée ou dire leur place dans un monde marqué par la diversité."--Page 4 of cover.
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xviii, 201 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction Section 1 Material Agency Professor Andrew Morrall (The Bard Graduate Centre, New York) The Power of Nature and the Agency of Art. The Unicorn Cup of Jan Vermeyen Dr Barbara Baert, Dr Hannah Iterbeke and Dr Lieve Watteeuw (KU Leuven) Late Medieval Enclosed Gardens of the Low Countries. Mixed Media, Remnant Art, Recyclage and Gender in the Low Countries (16th c. onwards) Section 2 The Power of Things Rosa M. Rodriguez Porto (University of York) Knighted by the Apostle Himself: Political Fabrication and Chivalric Artifact in Compostela, 1332 Dr Robert Maniura (Birkbeck, University of London) Agency and Miraculous Images Dr Peter Dent (University of Bristol) Agency, Beauty and the Late Medieval Sculptural Encounter Section 3 Objects as Social Agents Dr Leah Clark (The Open University) Dispersal, Exchange and the Culture of Things in Fifteenth-century Italy Dr Alexander Lee (University of Warwick) Michelangelo, Tommaso de' Cavalieri and the Agency of the Gift-Drawing Dr Jaya Remond (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin) Distributing Durer in the Netherlands: Gifts, Prints, and the Mediation of Fame in the Early Sixteenth Century Section 4 Agency of Physical Manipulations Professor Wim Francois (KU Leuven) The Early Modern Bible between Material Book and Immaterial Word Dr Karen Eileen Overbey (Tufts University) and Dr Jennifer Borland (Oklahoma State University) Diagnostic Performance and Diagrammatic Manipulation in the Physician's Folding Almanacs Dr Jack Hartnell (Columbia University) Surgical Saws and Cutting Edge Agency Professor Jacqueline E. Jung (Yale University) The Boots of Saint Hedwig: Thoughts on the Limits of the Agency of Things.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138054226 20171204
This volume explores the late medieval and early modern periods from the perspective of objects. While the agency of things has been studied in anthropology and archaeology, it is an innovative approach for art historical investigations. Each contributor takes as a point of departure active things: objects that were collected, exchanged, held in hand, carried on a body, assembled, cared for or pawned. Through a series of case studies set in various geographic locations, this volume examines a rich variety of systems throughout Europe and beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138054226 20171204
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
vi, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xv, 383 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Less celebrated than their male counterparts, women have been vital contributors to the arts. Works by women of the colonial era represent treasured accomplishments of American culture and still impress us today, centuries after their creation. The breadth of creative expression is as impressive as the women themselves. In American Colonial Women and Their Art: A Chronological Encyclopedia, Mary Ellen Snodgrass follows the history of creative expression from the early 1600s to the late 1700s. Drawing upon primary sources-such as letters, diaries, travel notes, and journals-this timeline encompasses a wide variety of artistic accomplishment, such as: *Stitchery, quilting, and rug hooking *Painting, sculpture, and sketches *Essays, poems, and other writings *Dance, acting, and oratory *Musical composition and performance Individual talents highlighted in this volume include miniature portraits by Mary Roberts, pastel likenesses by Henrietta Dering Johnston, stagecraft by Elizabeth Sampson Sullivan Ashbridge, basketry by Namumpum Weetamoo, dance by Mary Stagg, metalwork by blacksmith Elizabeth Hager Pratt, calligraphy by Anna "Anastasia" Thomas Wuster, city planning by Deborah Dunch Moody, poems and essays by Phillis Wheatley, and fabric design by Anne Pogue McGinty. Featuring appendices that list individuals by skill and by state-as well as a glossary that clarifies the parameters of genres-this volume is essential to the study of Colonial women's art. Resurrecting the efforts of women to record, adorn, and illustrate the spirit of their times, American Colonial Women and Their Art is a valuable resource that will be of interest to students and scholars of gender and women's studies, art history, and American history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442270961 20180205
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xi, 252 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • List of Illustrations Contributors Acknowledgments Notes on Texts Introduction (Paul Van der Grijp and Thomas Fillitz) PART 1. PICTURE AND MEDIUM 1.1. The Making of Images (Philippe Descola, College de France, France) 1.2. To Swallow or to Get Swallowed, This is the Question: On Viewing, Viewers and Frames in the Context of `New' Images (Paolo S. H. Favero, University of Antwerp, Belgium) PART 2. WORLD ART STUDIES AND GLOBAL ART 2.1. The Design of Pictorial Ontologies: From Unstitched Imaginaries to Stitched Images (Leyla Belkaid-Neri, Parsons Paris, France) 2.2. How Global Art Came to Istanbul: The Context of the Istanbul Bienal (Danila Mayer, St. Poelten University of Applied Sciences, Austria) 2.3. Concepts of `Art World' and the Particularity of the Biennale of Dakar (Thomas Fillitz, University of Vienna, Austria) PART 3. ART MARKETS, MAECENAS AND COLLECTORS 3.1. Contemporary Art in a Renaissance Setting: The Local Art System in Florence, Italy (Stuart Plattner, USA) 3.2. Brazil's Booming Art Market: Calculations, Images, and the Promotionof a Market of Contemporary Art(Dayana Zdebsky de Cordova, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, Brazil) 3.3.Awkward Art and Difficult Heritage: Nazi Collectors and Postcolonial Archives (Jonas Tinius, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany) 3.4. Collecting Art in Asia and the Pacific (Paul Van der Grijp, Institut d'Asie Orientale, France) PART 4. PARTICIPATORY ART AND COLLABORATION 4.1. Trespassing Borders: Encounters and Resistances in Performance Art (Alicja Khatchikian, University of Vienna, Austria) 4.2. Contemporary Art in the Global South: Occupation // Participation // Knowledge (Alex Flynn, Durham University, UK) 4.3. The Idle Goddess: Notes about Post-Relational Anthropology and Art (Roger Sansi University of Barcelona, Spain) INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781350016323 20180306
Drawing on the exciting developments that have occurred in the anthropology of art over the last twenty years, this study uses ethnographic methods to explore shifts in the art market and global contemporary art. Recognizing that the huge diversity of global phenomena requires research on the ground, An Anthropology of Contemporary Art examines the local art markets, biennials, networks of collectors, curators, artists, patrons, auction houses, and museums that constitute the global art world. Divided into four parts - Picture and Medium; World Art Studies and Global Art; Art Markets, Maecenas and Collectors; Participatory Art and Collaboration - chapters go beyond the standard emphasis on Europe and North America to present first-hand fieldwork from a wide range of areas, including Brazil, Turkey, and Asia and the Pacific. With contributions from distinguished anthropologists such as Philippe Descola and Roger Sansi Roca, this book provides a fresh approach to key topics in the discipline. A model for demonstrating how contemporary art can be studied ethnographically, this is a vital read for students in anthropology of art, visual anthropology, visual culture, and related fields.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781350016323 20180306
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xvii, 160 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface Acknowledgements List of Contributors Chapter 1. Philosophy and pedagogy in Arts Education Christopher Naughton & David R Cole Chapter 2. What if? Art education beyond expression and creativityã Gert Biesta Chapter 3. Dicing the Meat: Bacon in the middle of an arts-based sandwich -ã David R Cole Chapter 4. Artists, Presence and The Gift of Being Unteacherlyã Mary Ann Hunter Chapter 5. The implications of `percepts, affects and concepts' for Arts educators Christopher Naughton Chapter 6. Jazz Departures: Sustaining a pedagogy of improvisation David Lines Chapter 7. Bodily Connectedness in Motion. A philosophy on Intercorporeity and the Art of Dance in Education Nico de Vos Chapter 8. Thinking school curriculum through Country with Deleuze and Whitehead: a process based synthesis David R Cole & Margaret Somerville Chapter 9. From the Artist to the Cosmic Artisan: The Educational Task for Art in Anthropogenic Times jan jagodzinski Chapter 10. Towards `grown-up ness in the world' through the Arts as critical, quality pedagogy Robyn Ann Ewing & John Nicholas Saunders Chapter 11. Authentic teaching assessment in graduate teacher education: becomings of pedagogical artistry and leadership Julianne Moss & Anne-Marie Morrissey Chapter 12. Beyond Belief: Visionary Cinema, Becoming Imperceptible and Pedagogical Resistanceã Jessie L. Beier & Jason J. Wallin Chapter 13. Flight from flight: Composing a pedagogy of affect John Roder & Sean Sturm Chapter 14. Weak subjects: On art's art of forgetting - an interview with John Baldacchino by Gert Biesta John Baldacchino & Gert Biesta Chapter 15. Walking the museum: Art, artists and pedagogy reconsidered Gert Biesta References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138500600 20180115
This volume has been brought together to generate new ideas and provoke discussion about what constitutes arts education in the twenty-first century, both within the institution and beyond. Art, Artists and Pedagogy is intended for educators who teach the arts from early childhood to tertiary level, artists working in the community, or those studying arts in education from undergraduate to Masters or PhD level. From the outset, this book is not only about arts in practice but also about what distinguishes the `arts' in education. Exploring two different philosophies of education, the book asks what the purpose of the arts is in education in the twenty-first century. With specific reference to the work of Gert Biesta, questions are asked as to the relation of the arts to the world and what kind of society we may wish to envisage. The second philosophical set of ideas comes from Deleuze and Guattari, looking in more depth at how we configure art, the artist and the role played by the state and global capital in deciding on what art education has become. This book provides educators with new ways to engage with arts, focusing specifically on art, music, dance, drama and film studies. At a time when many teachers are looking for a means to re-assert the role of the arts in education this text provides many answers with reference to case studies and in-depth arguments from some of the world's leading academics in the arts, philosophy and education.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138500600 20180115
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xii,155 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction: The Arab Nude: A Genre of the Fine Arts as a Tool of Modernization [Octavian Esanu] 1. Necessary Nudes: Hadatha and Mu'asara in the Lives of Modern Lebanese [Kirsten Scheid] 2. Early Representations of Nudity in the Ottoman Press: A Look at Nineteenth-Century Ottoman and Arab Erotic Literature [Hala Auji] 3. Ideal Nudes and Iconic Bodies in the Works of the Egyptian Pioneers [Nadia Radwan] 4. The Nudism of Sheikh Fouad Hobeiche [Hala Bizri] 5. The Feminine Nude as an Expression of Modernism Through the Works of Mahmoud Moukhtar [Elka Correa] 6. Unveiling the Nude and the Crisis of Manhoodã [Nadia Bou Ali] 7. Musallekhah, or the Anti-Nude [Saleem Al-Baholy].
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138563834 20180129
This edited scholarly volume offers a perspective on the history of the genre of the nude in the Middle East and includes contributions written by scholars from several disciplines (art history, history, anthropology). Each chapter provides a distinct perspective on the early days of the fine arts genre of the nude, as its author studies a particular aspect through analysis of artworks and historical documents from the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries. The volume examines a rich body of reproductions of both primary documents and of works of art made by Lebanese, Egyptian, Syrian artists or of anonymous book illustrations from the nineteenth century Ottoman erotic literature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138563834 20180129
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ix, 236 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • IntroductionChapter 1. Restoring Pedagogic Work to the Incipience and Immanence of Learning: Disobedient Pedagogies Chapter 2. Spinoza and the Challenge of Building a Life Chapter 3. The Force of Art and Learning: Building a LifeChapter 4. Whitehead's AdventureChapter 5. Ethics and Politics in Pedagogic WorkChapter 6. Becoming in the MiddleChapter 7. The Force of ArtChapter 8. Pedagogy and Events of DisobedienceChapter 9. Pedagogic Work: An Ethics of Building a Life.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319626383 20171106
This book explores art practice and learning as processes that break new ground, through which new perceptions of self and world emerge. Examining art practice in educational settings where emphasis is placed upon a pragmatics of the `suddenly possible', Atkinson looks at the issues of ethics, aesthetics, and politics of learning and teaching. These learning encounters drive students beyond the security of established patterns of learning into new and modified modes of thinking, feeling, seeing, and making.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319626383 20171106
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12. Art history [2018]

2 volumes (xxxvii, 1194 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 28 cm
  • Volume 1. Prehistoric art
  • Art of the ancient Near East
  • Art of ancient Egypt
  • Art of the ancient Aegean
  • Art of ancient Greece
  • Etruscan and Roman Art
  • Jewish and early Christian art
  • Byzantine art
  • Islamic art
  • Art of South and Southeast Asia before 1200
  • Chinese and Korean art before 1279
  • Japanese art before 1333
  • Art of the Americas before 1300
  • Arts of Africa to the sixteenth century
  • Early Medieval art in Europe
  • Romanesque art
  • Gothic art of the twelfth and thirteenth Centuries
  • Fourteenth-century art in Europe.
  • Volume 2. Fourteenth-century art in Europe
  • Fifteenth-century art in northern Europe
  • Renaissance art in fifteenth century Italy
  • Sixteenth-century art in Italy
  • Sixteenth-century art in northern Europe and the Iberian Peninsula
  • Seventeenth-century art in Europe
  • Art of south and southeast Asia after 1200
  • Chinese and Korean art after 1279
  • Japanese art after 1333
  • Art of the Americas after 1300
  • Art of Pacific cultures
  • Arts of Africa from the sixteenth century to the present
  • European and American art, 1715-1840
  • Mid- to late nineteenth-century art in Europe and the United States
  • Modern art in Europe and the Americas, 1900-1950
  • The international scene since 1950s.
For survey courses in Art History Welcoming, inclusive, engaging, and global Art History brings the history of art to life for a new generation of students. It is global in scope, inclusive in its coverage, and warm and welcoming in tone. The guiding vision of Art History is that the teaching of art history survey courses should be filled with equal delight, enjoyment, and serious learning, while fostering an enthusiastic and educated public for the visual arts. The Sixth Edition has been revised to reflect new discoveries, recent research, and fresh interpretive perspectives, as well as to address the changing needs of both students and educators. Art History, Sixth Edition is also available via Revel (TM), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134479262 20180306
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ix, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of Illustrations Introduction 1. Re-birth 2. Muse 3. Hero 4. Bloom 5. Desire 6. Nation 7. Death Conclusion References Select Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474298551 20180129
Art Nouveau was a style for a new age, but it was also one that continued to look back to the past. This new study shows how in expressing many of their most essential concerns - sexuality, death and the nature of art - its artists drew heavily upon classical literature and the iconography of classical art. It challenges the conventional view that Art Nouveau's adherents turned their backs on Classicism in their quest for new forms. Across Europe and North America, artists continued to turn back to the ancient world, and in particular to Greece, for the vitality with which they sought to infuse their creations. The works of many well-known artists are considered through this prism, including those of Gustav Klimt, Aubrey Beardsley and Louis Comfort Tiffany. But, breaking new ground in its comparative approach, this study also considers some of the movement's less well-known painters, sculptors, jewellers and architects, including in central and eastern Europe, and their use of classical iconography to express new ideas of nationhood. Across the world, while Art Nouveau was a plural style drawing on multiple influences, the Classics remained a key artistic vocabulary for its artists, whether blended with Orientalist and other iconographies, or preserving the purity of classical form.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474298551 20180129
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
239 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
In this lucid account, Stephanie Porras charts the fascinating story of art in northern Europe during the Renaissance period (c.1400-1570). She explains how artists and patrons from the regions north of the Alps - the Low Countries, France, England, Germany - responded to an era of rapid political, social, economic and religious change, while redefining the status of art. Porras discusses not only paintings by artists from Jan van Eyck to Pieter Bruegel the Elder, but also sculpture, architecture, prints, metalwork, embroidery, tapestry and armour. Each chapter presents works from a roughly 20-year period and also focuses on a broad thematic issue, such as the flourishing of the print industry or the mobility of Northern artists and art works. The author traces the influence of aristocratic courts as centres of artistic production and the rise of an urban merchant class, leading to the creation of new consumers and new art products. This book offers a richly illustrated narrative that allows readers to understand the progression, variety and key conceptual developments of Northern Renaissance art.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786271655 20180319
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xvi, 153 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
430 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
359 pages : chiefly color illustrations, chiefly color maps ; 27 cm
  • Introduction: The Story, the Letter, the Building 1. Origins: Millard Sheets, Howard Ahmanson, and Architecture before the Letter 2. Creating the Millard Sheets Studio, Creating the Home Savings Style 3. Building New Places 4. Home Savings in Your Changing Community 5. Expansion and Change after Howard Ahmanson 6. Beyond Millard Sheets, Beyond California 7. Preservation after Home Savings Acknowledgments Appendix A: List of Sheets Studio Artists and Contractors and Home Savings Artists Appendix B: How the Sheets Studio Mosaics Were Made, by Brian Worley, Sheets Studio Artist List of Interviews and Archival Collections Consulted Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477315293 20180312
"I want buildings that will be exciting seventy-five years from now, " financier Howard Ahmanson told visual artist Millard Sheets, offering him complete control of design, subject, decoration, and budget for his Home Savings and Loan branch offices. The partnership between Home Savings-for decades, the nation's largest savings and loan-and the Millard Sheets Studio produced more than 160 buildings in California, Texas, Florida, New York, Ohio, Illinois, and Missouri over the course of a quarter century. Adorned with murals, mosaics, stained glass, and sculptures, the Home Savings (and Savings of America) branches displayed a celebratory vision of community history and community values that garnered widespread acclaim. Banking on Beauty presents the first history of this remarkable building program. Drawing extensively on archival materials, site visits, and oral history interviews, Adam Arenson tells a fascinating story of how the architecture and art were created, the politics of where the branches were built, and why the Sheets Studio switched from portraying universal family scenes to celebrating local history amid the dramatic cultural and political changes of the 1960s. Combining urban history, business history, and art and architectural history, Banking on Beauty reveals how these institutions shaped the corporate and cultural landscapes of Southern California, where many of the branches were located. Richly illustrated and beautifully written, Banking on Beauty builds a convincing case for preserving these outstanding examples of Midcentury Modern architecture, which currently face an uncertain future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477315293 20180312
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xii, 319 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198808770 20180219
Baroque between the Wars is a fascinating and new account of the arts in the twenties and thirties. We often think of this time as being dominated by modernism, yet the period saw a dialogue between modern baroque - eclectic, playful, camp, open to influence from popular culture yet in dialogue with the past, and unafraid of the grotesque or surreal - and modernism, which was theory-driven, didactic, exclusive, and essentially neo-classical. Jane Stevenson argues that both baroque and classical forms were equally valid responses to the challenge of modernity, by setting painting and literature in the context of 'minor arts' such as interior design, photography, fashion, ballet, and flower arranging, and by highlighting the social context and sexual politics of creative production. Accessibly written and generously illustrated, the volume focuses on artists, artefacts, clients, places, and publicists to demonstrate how baroque offered a whole way of being modern which was actively subversive of the tenets of modernism and practised by the people modernism habitually defined as not worth listening to, particularly women and homosexuals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198808770 20180219
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xviii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgements This is an Introduction (Natasha Myers, York University, Canada) List of Illustrations List of Contributors Formless Matters, a User's Guide (Gretchen Bakke, MCGill University, Canada and Marina Peterson, University of Texas, USA) 1. `Labyrinth of Linkages' - Cinema, Anthropology, and the Essayistic Impulse (Rachel Thompson, Harvard University, USA) 2. Mattering Compositions (Kathleen Stewart, University of Texas, USA) 3. On Misanthropology (punk, art, species-hate), (Shane Greene, Indiana University, USA) 4. Notes Toward Critical Ethnographic Scores: Anthropology and Improvisation Training in a Breached World (Joe Dumit, University of California, USA) 5. Becoming Sensor in Sentient Worlds: A More-than-natural History of a Black Oak Savannah (Natasha Myers, York University, Canada) 6. Art, Design, and Ethical Forms of Ethnographic Intervention (Keith Murphy, University of California, USA) 7. The Recursivity of the Gift in Art and Anthropology (Roger Sansi, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK and Universitat de Barcelona, Spain) Interlude: Another World in This World 8. A report from the archives of the Monument to Eternal Return: Comgar (Craig Campbell, University of Texas, USA) 9. Wind Matters (Marina Peterson, Ohio University, USA) 10. The Comparative Method: A Novella (Gretchen Bakke, MCGill University, Canada) 11. Audible Observatories: Notes on Performances (Lina Dib, Rice University, USA and Concordia University, Canada) This is an Index (Shane Greene, Indiana University, USA) 12. Blubberbomb (Stuart McLean, University of Minnesota, USA) This is a Title (Gretchen Bakke, MCGill University, Canada and Marina Peterson, University of Texas, USA) Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474289238 20180213
Building on the lively exchange between anthropology and art that has emerged in recent years, Between Matter and Method makes a bold and creative contribution to this rapidly growing field. Taking an expansive approach to the arts, it finds commonalities in approaches that engage with visual artifacts, sound, performance, improvisation, literature, dance, theater, and design. The book questions current disciplinary boundaries and offers a new model grounded in a shared methodology for interdisciplinary encounter between art and anthropology. Gretchen Bakke and Marina Peterson have gathered together anthropologists whose work is notable for engaging the arts and creative practice in conceptually rigorous and methodologically innovative ways, including Kathleen Stewart, Keith Murphy, Natasha Myers, Stuart McLean, Craig Campbell, and Roger Sansi. Essays span the globe from Indonesia, West Virginia and Los Angeles in the United States, to the Orkney Islands in the UK, and Russia and Spain.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474289238 20180213
Green Library
93 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Joseph Cornell first viewed Cubist painter Juan Gris's The Man at the Café in October 1953. This visual encounter prompted Cornell to create more than a dozen hand-constructed shadow boxes as homages to Gris, each featuring a variation on a motif that echoes formal elements in Gris's painting. This unique book explores Cornell's deep fascination with Gris, uncovering within Cornell's work multiple allusions to Gris's crucial influence and investigating cross-currents such as the artists' shared interests in French culture and the ballet. Birds of a Feather yields a new perspective on Cornell's famed boxes while also shedding light on Gris's painting, establishing points of connection between two key figures of the avant-garde who lived a generation apart.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)