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168 pages : illustrations, portraits (some color) ; 25 cm
A new look at the art of one of the most charming and idiosyncratic personalities of early 20th-century New York Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944) was a New York original: a society lady who hosted an avant-garde salon in her Manhattan home, a bohemian and a flapper, a poet, a theater designer, and above all an influential painter with a sharp satirical wit. Stettheimer collaborated with Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson, befriended (and took French lessons from) Marcel Duchamp, and was a member of Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe's artistic and intellectual circle. Beautifully illustrated with 150 color images, including the majority of the artist's extant paintings, as well as drawings, theater designs, and ephemera, this volume also highlights Stettheimer's poetry and gives her a long overdue critical reassessment. The essays published here-as well as a roundtable discussion by seven leading contemporary female artists-overturn the traditional perception of Stettheimer as an artist of mere novelties. Her work is linked not only to American modernism and the New York bohemian scene before World War II but also to a range of art practices active today. Flamboyant and epicurean, she was an astute documenter of New York and parodist of her social milieu; her highly decorative scenes borrowed from Surrealism and contributed to the beginnings of a feminist aesthetic.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300221985 20170621
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
viii, 281 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
  • Preface / Elizabeth Cropper
  • Introduction / Kirk Savage
  • The freedom to marry for all : Painting interracial families during the era of the Civil War / Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw
  • Northern vision, southern land : designs for freedom on Hilton Head Island, 1862-1880 / Dana E. Byrd
  • "Our sketches are all real, not mere imaginary affairs" : The visualization of the 1863 New York Draft riots / Joshua Brown
  • The summer of 1863 : Lincoln and black troops / James Oakes
  • The wounded Zouave and the Cyrenian paradigm / Richard J. Powell
  • The unknowable dead : the Civil War and the origins of modern commemoration / Kirk Savage
  • Photographic remains : Sally Mann at Antietam / Shawn Michelle Smith
  • "To Strike Terror" : equestrian monuments and southern power / Maurie D. Mcinnis
  • "Great Generals and Christian Soldiers" : commemorations of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson in the Civil Rights era / Evie Terrono
  • The long shadow of the Civil War / Dell Upton
  • Consecration and monument : Robert Gould Shaw, the 54th Massachusetts regiment, and the Shaw memorial / Henry J. Duffy
  • The problem ofraciall hierarchy in the Shaw memorial / Charles H. Karelis
  • Unknowns : commemorating black women's Civil War heroism / Micki Mcelya
  • William James, the memory of glory, and the work of mourning / Robert H. Bell
  • The peaceable war memorial / Thomas J. Brown.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
152 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Prologue : the talk
  • The second change : Malcolm and the body
  • The third change : Mecca and the death of mythology
  • PART 2. THE SOOTY DETAILS OF THE SCENE. The fourth change : New York and the death of mercy
  • The fifth change : Gettysburg and the long war
  • The sixth change : Chicago and the streets
  • PART 3. A GRASSY CLEARING. The seventh change : eyes open to the world
  • The eighth change : the blast
  • Epilogue : into the world.
"For Ta-Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal. At every stage of his life, he's sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him--most urgently, why he, and other black people he knew, seemed to live in fear ... In [this book], Coates takes readers along on his journey through America's history of race and its contemporary resonances through a series of awakenings--moments when he discovered some new truth about our long, tangled history of race, whether through his myth-busting professors at Howard University, a trip to a Civil War battlefield with a rogue historian, a journey to Chicago's South Side to visit aging survivors of 20th century America's 'long war on black people,' or a visit with the mother of a beloved friend who was shot down by the police"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xxix, 410 pages : illustrations (some colored), maps ; 26 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
147 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 30 cm
  • Foreword / Connie Wolf
  • Anatomy of an artist : Jacob Lawrence / Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell
  • Imagining the world of Jacob Lawrence / Bryan Wolf
  • Coloring the Whitney / Richard Meyer
  • Lawrence and history / James T. Campbell
  • Images of higher learning : Jacob Lawrence's University / Harry J. Elam Jr.
  • Lawrence's plenty / Alexander Nemerov
  • The ordeal of Alice / Clayborne Carson
  • Moving forward together : New York in transit / Michele Elam
  • The catalogue / Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell
  • Contributors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Credits.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
240 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 31 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
viii, 226 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Acknowledgments Introduction: Long-Distance Pictures 1. Dilemmas of Delivery in Copley's Atlantic 2. Audubon's Burden: Materiality and Transmission in The Birds of America 3. Gathering Moss: Asher B. Durand and the Deceleration of Landscape Epilogue: Material Visual Culture Notes Selected Bibliography List of Illustrations Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520251847 20160616
Transporting Visions follows pictures as they traveled through and over the swamps, forests, towns, oceans, and rivers of British America and the United States between 1760 and 1860. Taking seriously the complications involved in moving pictures through the physical world--the sheer bulk and weight of canvases, the delays inherent in long-distance reception, the perpetual threat to the stability and mnemonic capacity of images, the uneasy mingling of artworks with other kinds of things in transit--Jennifer L. Roberts forges a model for a material history of visual communication in early America. Focusing on paintings and prints by John Singleton Copley, John James Audubon, and Asher B. Durand--which were designed with mobility in mind--Roberts shows how an analysis of such imagery opens new perspectives on the most fundamental problems of early American commodity circulation, geographic expansion, and social cohesion.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520251847 20160616
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 33 cm
  • London: the artists and their arena. Brothers-in-arms? Copley, West, and the Royal Academy / by Martin Postle
  • A temple of history painting : West's Newman Street studio and art collection / by Kaylin H. Weber
  • Reverberated enjoyment : prints, printmakers, and publishers in late-eighteenth century London / by James Clifton
  • North America : West and the middle ground. At the wood's edge : Benjamin West's "The Death of Wolfe" and the middle ground / by Emily Ballew Neff
  • Men of the middle ground : the visual culture of native-white diplomacy in eighteenth-century North America / by Janet Catherine Berlo
  • Italy : Copley on the grand tour. A remembrance of what we have seen : Copley takes the grand tour / by Emily Ballew Neff
  • Benjamin West and Italy / by Christopher Lloyd
  • Atlantic and Pacific : Copley and the sea. Like gudgeons to a worm : John Singleton Copley's "Watson and the shark" and the cultures of natural history / by Emily Ballew Neff
  • Blacks in the casta paintings of New Spain / by Donna Pierce
  • Coda. Laying siege : West, Copley, and the battle of history painting / by Emily Ballew Neff and Kaylin H. Weber
  • Turner, West, and the end of contemporary history painting / by Leo Costello.
American artists and innovators Benjamin West (1738--1820) and John Singleton Copley (1738--1815) changed the way history was recorded in the 18th century and became America's first transatlantic art superstars. Initially friends but eventually bitter rivals, the artists painted contemporary events as they happened, illustrating the transformation of imperial power through diplomacy between British Americans and the Iroquois, and through transatlantic trade, exploration, and the natural history of the West Indies. Focusing on two iconic works, West's The Death of General Wolfe (1770) and Copley's Watson and the Shark (1778), American Adversaries charts the rise of contemporary history painting, and offers a compelling examination of American history and New World exploration. Featuring more than two hundred color reproductions of paintings, works on paper, and objects that informed the artists, this handsome volume also includes essays that shed new light on, among other subjects, West and Copley within the context of the Royal Academy and the use of Western and Native American objects in cultural diplomacy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300196467 20160612
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xvi, 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
  • Introduction. The blackness of things
  • Fred Wilson and the rhetoric of redress
  • Lorna Simpson's figurative transitions
  • Glenn Ligon and the matter of fugitivity
  • Renée Green's diasporic imagination
  • Epilogue. Alternate routes.
At the close of the twentieth century, black artists began to figure prominently in the mainstream American art world for the first time. Thanks to the social advances of the civil rights movement and the rise of multiculturalism, African American artists in the late 1980s and early '90s enjoyed unprecedented access to established institutions of publicity and display. Yet in this moment of ostensible freedom, black cultural practitioners found themselves turning to the history of slavery. "Bound to Appear" focuses on four of these artists - Renee Green, Glenn Ligon, Lorna Simpson, and Fred Wilson - who have dominated and shaped the field of American art over the past two decades through large-scale installations that radically departed from prior conventions for representing the enslaved. Huey Copeland shows that their projects draw on strategies associated with minimalism, conceptualism, and institutional critique to position the slave as a vexed figure - both subject and object, property and person. They also engage the visual logic of race in modernity and the challenges negotiated by black subjects in the present. As such, Copeland argues, their work reframes strategies of representation and rethinks how blackness might be imagined and felt long after the end of the "peculiar institution." The first book to examine in depth these artists' engagements with slavery, "Bound to Appear" will leave an indelible mark on modern and contemporary art.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226115702 20160612
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
1 videodisc (170 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
Recounts the problems faced by three returning veterans after WWII as they attempt to pick up the threads of their lives.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

12. Jackson Pollock [2012]

xv, 143 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Jackson Pollock's revolutionary 'drip paintings' put American art on the map, representing the first real break with the formal structures of European art. But it was not only his vibrant canvases that made him a celebrity during his life and a legendary figure after his death in a car crash at the age of forty-four. In the 1950s Pollock became an icon of rebellion, brooding and defiant, prefiguring actors like Marlon Brando and James Dean, who came to epitomize the persona. Pollock is even thought to be a model for Stanley Kowalski, the antihero of A Streetcar Named Desire and the role that first made Brando famous. Now Evelyn Toynton offers an intriguing look at Pollock's dramatic life and legacy, from his hardscrabble childhood in Wyoming and Arizona; to New York City during the Great Depression, the scene of his earliest encounters and struggles with contemporary art; to his days in the run-down Long Island fishing village his presence helped transform into a fashionable resort. Viewing Pollock within the context of his time, Toynton illustrates his wide-ranging influence on art and pop culture - and examines why he continues to captivate, both as an artist and as a man.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300163254 20160607
Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) not only put American art on the map with his famous "drip paintings, " he also served as an inspiration for the character of Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire-the role that made Marlon Brando famous. Like Brando, Pollock became an icon of rebellion in 1950s America, and the brooding, defiant persona captured in photographs of the artist contributed to his celebrity almost as much as his notorious paintings did. In the years since his death in a drunken car crash, Pollock's hold on the public imagination has only increased. He has become an enduring symbol of the tormented artist-our American van Gogh. In this highly engaging book, Evelyn Toynton examines Pollock's itinerant and poverty-stricken childhood in the West, his encounters with contemporary art in Depression-era New York, and his years in the run-down Long Island fishing village that, ironically, was transformed into a fashionable resort by his presence. Placing the artist in the context of his time, Toynton also illuminates the fierce controversies that swirled around his work and that continue to do so. Pollock's paintings captured the sense of freedom and infinite possibility unique to the American experience, and his life was both an American rags-to-riches story and a darker tale of the price paid for celebrity, American style.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300192506 20160607
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
244 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm.
Public perception of Native American art and culture has often been derived from misunderstandings and misinterpretations, and from images promulgated by popular culture. Typically, Native Americans are grouped as a whole and their art and culture considered part of the past rather than widely present. Shapeshifting challenges these assumptions by focusing on the objects as art rather than cultural or anthropological artifacts and on the multivalent creativity of Native American artists. The approach highlights the inventive contemporaneity that existed in all periods and continues today. More than 75 works in a wide range of media and scale are organized into four thematic groups: changing-expanding the imagination; knowing-expressing worldview; locating-exploring identity and place; and voicing-engaging the individual. The result is a paradigm shift in understanding Native American art.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300177329 20160614
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xvi, 200 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Painting the song
  • Painting the sound
  • Anthology
  • Regionalist radio : Benton on art for your sake
  • Epilogue. Sound, touch, and beyond.
"Argues that musical imagery in the art of American painter Thomas Hart Benton was part of a larger belief in the capacity of sound to register and convey meaning"--Provided by publisher.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xviii, 351 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
  • Theaters of visuality
  • The politics of discernment
  • Sight and the city
  • Imitations and originals
  • Looking for the invisible lady
  • Phantasmagoric Washington.
In this richly illustrated study, the first book-length exploration of illusionistic art in the early United States, Wendy Bellion investigates Americans' experiences with material forms of visual deception and argues that encounters with illusory art shaped their understanding of knowledge, representation, and subjectivity between 1790 and 1825. Focusing on the work of the well-known Peale family and their Philadelphia Museum, as well as other Philadelphians, Bellion explores the range of illusions encountered in public spaces, from trompe l'oeil paintings and drawings at art exhibitions to ephemeral displays of phantasmagoria, ""Invisible Ladies, "" and other spectacles of deception. Bellion reconstructs the elite and vernacular sites where such art and objects appeared and argues that early national exhibitions doubled as spaces of citizen formation. Within a post-Revolutionary culture troubled by the social and political consequences of deception, keen perception signified able citizenship. Setting illusions into dialogue with Enlightenment cultures of science, print, politics, and the senses, Citizen Spectator demonstrates that pictorial and optical illusions functioned to cultivate but also to confound discernment. Bellion reveals the equivocal nature of illusion during the early republic, mapping its changing forms and functions, and uncovers surprising links between early American art, culture, and citizenship.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807833889 20180611
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xvi, 324 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
  • Introduction. The birds and the bees
  • La vie en rose
  • Lascivious digitation, or The importance of manual stimulation to the invert artist
  • Dr. Octogynecologist
  • Portrait of the artist as a young ladybird
  • The sting
  • Conclusion. Leaf taking.
"Explores the art of John Singer Sargent in the context of nineteenth-century botany, gynecology, literature, and visual culture. Argues that the artist was elaborating both a period poetics of homosexuality and a new sense of subjectivity, anticipating certain aspects of artistic modernism"--Provided by publisher.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

17. Andy Warhol [2009]

xix, 162 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • The window at Bonwit's
  • Pop, politics, and the gap between art and life
  • The Brillo box
  • Moving images
  • The first death
  • Andy Warhol enterprises
  • Religion and common experience.
In a work of great wisdom and insight, art critic and philosopher Arthur Danto delivers a compact, masterful tour of Andy Warhol's personal, artistic, and philosophical transformations. Danto traces the evolution of the pop artist, including his early reception, relationships with artists such as Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, and the Factory phenomenon. He offers close readings of individual Warhol works, including their social context and philosophical dimensions, key differences with predecessors such as Marcel Duchamp, and parallels with successors like Jeff Koons. Danto brings to bear encyclopaedic knowledge of Warhol's time and shows us Warhol as an endlessly multidimensional figure - artist, political activist, filmmaker, writer, philosopher - who retains permanent residence in our national imagination. 'What makes him an American icon is that his subject matter is always something that the ordinary American understands: everything, or nearly everything he made art out of came straight out of the daily lives of very ordinary Americans...The tastes and values of ordinary persons all at once were inseparable from advanced art.'.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300135558 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
x, 354 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
  • Harlem's artistic community in the 1930s
  • Patrons and the making of a professional artist
  • African American storytelling : Toussaint l'Ouverture and Harriet Tubman
  • The great migration in memory, pictures, and text
  • Confrontations with the Jim Crow South in the 1940s
  • Home in Harlem : tenements and streets
  • The double consciousness of masks and masking
  • The paintings of the protest years, 1955-70.
Jacob Lawrence was one of the best-known African American artists of the twentieth century. In "Painting Harlem Modern", Patricia Hills renders a vivid assessment of Lawrence's long and productive career. She argues that his complex, cubist-based paintings developed out of a vital connection with a modern Harlem that was filled with artists, writers, musicians, and social activists. She also uniquely positions Lawrence alongside such important African American writers as Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison. Drawing from a wide range of archival materials and interviews with artists, Hills interprets Lawrence's art as distilled from a life of struggle and perseverance. She brings insightful analysis to his work, beginning with the 1930s street scenes that provided Harlem with its pictorial image, and follows each decade of Lawrence's work, with accounts that include his impressions of Southern Jim Crow segregation and a groundbreaking discussion of Lawrence's symbolic use of masks and masking during the 1950s Cold War era. "Painting Harlem Modern" is an absorbing book that highlights Lawrence's heroic efforts to meet his many challenges while remaining true to his humanist values and artistic vision.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520252417 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
317 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
"Carolina Clay" is the compelling story of a slave potter, known only as Dave, owned by the author's ancestors. His pots and storage jars were everyday items but because of their beauty and size, and because Dave signed and inscribed many with poems, they now fetch huge sums at auction. Leonard Todd studied each of Dave's poems for biographical clues, which he pieced together with local records and family letters to create this dramatic chronicle of Dave's life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393058567 20160527
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xxi, 378 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Chapter 1 -- Writing about Art Chapter 2 - Writing about Art: A Crash Course Chapter 3 - Analytic Thinking Chapter 4 - Formal Analysis and Style Chapter 5 - Writing a Comparison Chapter 6 - Writing an Entry in an Exhibition Catalog Chapter 7 - Writing a Review of an Exhibition Chapter 8 - How to Write an Effective Essay Chapter 9 - Style in Writing Chapter 10 - Some Critical Approaches Chapter 11 - Art-Historical Research Chapter 12 - Writing a Research Paper Chapter 13 - Manuscript Form Chapter 14 - Writing Essay Examinations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780136138556 20160528
For art courses where there is a writing component. This best-selling text has guided tens of thousands of art students through the writing process. Students are shown how to analyze pictures (drawings, paintings, photographs), sculptures and architecture, and are prepared with the tools they need to present their ideas through effective writing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780136138556 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)