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Why Are We 'Artists'?: 100 World Art Manifestos
DIA-LOGOS: Ramon Llull's Method of Thought and Artistic Practice
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.
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.
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.
Mechanization Takes Command: A Contribution to Anonymous History
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.
Diversity Counts: Gender, Race, and Representation in Canadian Art Galleries
An impressive and sobering analysis of gender and diversity in contemporary art, and a compelling call for more inclusive curating.
Fourth Eye: Maori Media in Aotearoa New Zealand
Art of the First Fleet: Images of Nature
In 1788, nearly 1,500 people on 11 sailing ships came ashore at Port Jackson in Australia, and those who sailed in them were the community who established the first European colony in Australia. The Art of the First Fleet is a captivating collection of watercolours, washes, ink and pencil drawings created during this historic time.
Quay Brothers: Into a Metaphysical Playroom
The complex, special power of the Quay Brothers' puppet animation poetics.
No More Nice Girls: Countercultural Essays
Originally published: Hanover: Published by University Press of New England [for] Wesleyan University Press, c1992.
Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design
Ambient Media: Japanese Atmospheres of Self
Repainting the Walls of Lunda: Information Colonialism and Angolan Art
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.
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.
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
What Does It Mean to Be Post-Soviet?: Decolonial Art from the Ruins of the Soviet Empire
Madina Tlostanova traces how contemporary post-Soviet art mediates the post-Soviet human condition through analyses of art and through interviews with artists and writers, showing the important role that radical art plays in building new modes of thought and a decolonial future.
Praiseworthy One: The Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Texts and Images
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
A groundbreaking book recounting the as-yet-untold story of political action at museums in Canada from 1900 to the present.
Quebec: Un tableau d'Adam Miller
Une collection d'ecrits concernant une tableau qui represente plus de quatre siecles d'histoire du Quebec
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. -- .
Corn Palaces and Butter Queens: A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculpture
Ricardo Valverde
"Overview of the life and work of artist Ricardo Valverde"--
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
Visiting with the Ancestors: Blackfoot Shirts in Museum Spaces
Jose Montoya's Abundant Harvest: Works on Paper / Works on Life
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."
To Paint a War: The lives of the Australian artists who painted the Great War, 1914-1918
Michael Taylor: Traversing Parallels
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.
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.
Crowning Glories: Netherlandish Realism and the French Imagination during the Reign of Louis XIV
Examining cultural production during the reign of Louis XIV, Crowning Glories brings together the role of the arts in the monarchy's propaganda wars, the significance of Netherlandish realism in France, and the rise of empiricism in the early modern period.
Tear Gas Epiphanies: Protest, Culture, Museums
A groundbreaking book recounting the as-yet-untold story of political action at museums in Canada from 1900 to the present.
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.