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Why Are We 'Artists'?: 100 World Art Manifestos
DIA-LOGOS: Ramon Llull's Method of Thought and Artistic Practice
Potential History: Unlearning Imperialism
A passionately urgent call for all of us to unlearn imperialism and repair the violent world we share.
Black and Blur
In Black and Blur-the first volume in his consent not to be a single being trilogy-Fred Moten engages in a capacious consideration of the place and force of blackness in African diaspora arts, politics, and life, exploring a wide range of thinkers, musicians, and artists.
Modernist Art in Ethiopia
In locating her arguments at the intersection of visual culture and literary and performance studies, Giorgis details how innovations in visual art intersected with shifts in narratives of modernity. The result is a bold intellectual, cultural, and political history of Ethiopia, with art as its centerpiece.
Between Form and Content: Perspectives on Jacob Lawrence + Black Mountain College
Mechanization Takes Command: A Contribution to Anonymous History
Travel & See: Black Diaspora Art Practices since the 1980s
In this set of essays that cover the period from 1992 to 2012, Kobena Mercer uses a diasporic model of criticism to analyze the cross-cultural aesthetic practice of African American and black British artists and to show how their refiguring of visual representations of blackness transform perceptions of race.
Experiments in Exile: C. L. R. James, Helio Oiticica, and the Aesthetic Sociality of Blackness
A comparative analysis of the radical aesthetic and social experiments undertaken by two exile intellectuals who studied and attempted to carry forward the radical dissidence of the aesthetic and social practices they encountered in the predominantly black slums of Trinidad and Brazil.
Diversity Counts: Gender, Race, and Representation in Canadian Art Galleries
Art to Come: Histories of Contemporary Art
Terry Smith-who is widely recognized as one of the world's leading historians and theorists of contemporary art-traces the emergence of contemporary art and further develops his concept of contemporaneity through analyses of topics ranging from Chinese and Australian Indigenous art to architecture.
Quay Brothers: Into a Metaphysical Playroom
The complex, special power of the Quay Brothers' puppet animation poetics.
Humor and Violence: Seeing Europeans in Central African Art
Sustainable Art Communities: Contemporary Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean
A major international collaboration between artists, art historians, curators and policy makers, this collection shows how visual art can play a crucial role in forging a more sustainable community for the Caribbean and its diaspora. -- .
Early Rock Art of the American West: The Geometric Enigma
Before Time Began
It is no accident that Before Time Began is one of the expressions used by Aboriginal artists in central Australia to refer to the creation of the world, in an oneiric sense.
Photographic Subjects: Monarchy and Visual Culture in Colonial Indonesia
This is the first English-language monograph on monarchy in the Dutch colonial world. It reveals the role of mass and amateur photography in fostering modes of imperial citizenship at royal celebrations in the East Indies during the reigns of Queens Wilhelmina (1898-1948) and Juliana (1948-80). -- .
Tear Gas Epiphanies: Protest, Culture, Museums
Quebec: Un tableau d'Adam Miller
West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977
Recovering the art and lifestyle of the counterculture in the American West in the 1960s and '70s
Corn Palaces and Butter Queens: A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculpture
No More Nice Girls: Countercultural Essays
Originally published: Hanover: Published by University Press of New England [for] Wesleyan University Press, c1992.
Ricardo Valverde
"Overview of the life and work of artist Ricardo Valverde"--
Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design
Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia
A history of the first global and multicultural era presented through fine and decorative arts.
Becoming Past: History in Contemporary Art
Rather than questioningwhether there is-or should be-contemporary art history, Jane Blocker arguesthat we should be asking how. Setting the idea of temporality decisively in therealm of art, Becoming Past is crucial for artists, art historians,curators, and scholars interested in the role of history in the practice ofart.
Cinema of Actuality: Japanese Avant-Garde Filmmaking in the Season of Image Politics
Cinema of Actuality analyzes Japanese avant-garde filmmakers' struggle to radicalize cinema in light of the intensifying politics of spectacle and a rapidly changing media environment, one that was increasingly dominated by television.
Painting the Gospel: Black Public Art and Religion in Chicago
Mario Pedrosa: Primary Documents
Visiting with the Ancestors: Blackfoot Shirts in Museum Spaces
Jose Montoya's Abundant Harvest: Works on Paper / Works on Life
Marshall Plan Modernism: Italian Postwar Abstraction and the Beginnings of Autonomia
Focusing on the work of Italian artists Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri, and Piero Manzoni, Jaleh Mansoor demonstrates and reveals how abstract painting in post-WWII Italy critiqued the economic violence of the Marshall Plan and American hegemony, broke with fascist-associated futurism, and anticipated Italian social unrest in the 1960 and 1970s.
Living Cargo: How Black Britain Performs Its Past
Outgrowth of the author's thesis (doctoral--University of California, Davis, 2008) under title: History unhoused.
Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts
"This book is published in conjunction with the exhibition Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts, presented at The Walters Art Museum from November 8, 2015 to January 31, 2016 and at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco from February 26 to May 8, 2016."
Filipino Primitive: Accumulation and Resistance in the American Museum
We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85: A Sourcebook
Published in tandem with the Brooklyn Museum's exhibit We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85, this Sourcebook republishes an array of rare and little-known documents from the period by artists, writers, and cultural critics, demonstrating the diversity of black women's engagement with art and politics during this period.
Experimental Beijing: Gender and Globalization in Chinese Contemporary Art
Examining the cultural and gender politics of Chinese contemporary art at the turn of the twenty-first century, Sasha Su-Ling Welland shows how artists, curators, officials, and urban planners negotiated the meanings of the avant-garde, built new cultural institutions, wrote new histories of Chinese art, and imagined new, more gender-inclusive worlds.
Mapping Modernisms: Art, Indigeneity, Colonialism
Prompting a reevaluation of canonical understandings of twentieth century art history, Mapping Modernisms provides an analysis of how indigenous artists and art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas became recognized as modern.
Pop America, 1965-1975
This bilingual, fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University's exhibition Pop America, 1965-1975, which presents a vision of Pop art across the Americas as a whole.
Incorporating Culture: How Indigenous People Are Reshaping the Northwest Coast Art Industry
Incorporating Culture examines what happens when Indigenous people assert control over the commercialization of their art by instilling the market with their communities' values.
Tear Gas Epiphanies: Protest, Culture, Museums
Empires of Light: Vision, Visibility and Power in Colonial India
Empires of light is a study of light, vision and power in colonial India. It examines the material cultures of light within imperial networks, drawing the colonial experience into contemporary debates on vision and optics to provide an art historical account of how a modern consciousness was forged amidst these dramatic transformations. -- .
Art to Come: Histories of Contemporary Art
Terry Smith-who is widely recognized as one of the world's leading historians and theorists of contemporary art-traces the emergence of contemporary art and further develops his concept of contemporaneity through analyses of topics ranging from Chinese and Australian Indigenous art to architecture.