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  • Maruja Mallo and the Spanish Avant-Garde

    1st Edition

    By Shirley Mangini

    The first book in English on Maruja Mallo, this volume is an insightful examination of the life and work of this seminal artist of the Spanish avant-garde. Previously sidelined by a culture that treated women as "insider-outsiders" and by her own mythmaking, Mallo no longer can be viewed as simply…

    Hardback – 2010-06-16
    Studies in Surrealism

  • The Collage Aesthetic in the Harlem Renaissance

    1st Edition

    By Rachel Farebrother

    Beginning with a subtle and persuasive analysis of the cultural context, Farebrother examines collage in modernist and Harlem Renaissance figurative art and unearths the collage sensibility attendant in Franz Boas's anthropology. This strategy makes explicit the formal choices of Harlem Renaissance…

    Hardback – 2009-10-28

  • Imagining Jewish Art

    Encounters with the Masters in Chagall, Guston, and Kitaj, 1st Edition

    By Aaron Rosen

    Hardback – 2009-06-01

  • J.G. Ballard's Surrealist Imagination

    Spectacular Authorship, 1st Edition

    By Jeannette Baxter

    Making the case that J. G. Ballard's fictional and non-fictional writings must be read within the framework of Surrealism, Jeannette Baxter argues for a radical revisioning of Ballard that takes account of the political and ethical dimensions of his work. Ballard's appropriation of diverse…

    Hardback – 2009-02-28

  • Dances with Darwin, 1875–1910

    Vernacular Modernity in France, 1st Edition

    By Rae Beth Gordon

    Examining the extraordinary influence of Darwin's theory of evolution on French thought from 1875 to 1910, Rae Beth Gordon argues for a reconsideration of modernism both in time and in place that situates its beginnings in the French café-concert aesthetic. Gordon weaves the history of medical…

    Hardback – 2008-12-28

  • A Fine Regard

    Essays in Honor of Kirk Varnedoe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Patricia G. Berman, Gertje R. Utley

    This volume celebrates the scholarly and curatorial vision of Kirk Varnedoe (1946-2003). As Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, N.Y. Varnedoe was one of the most distinguished curators in the United States, and as Professor of Fine Arts at New York University's…

    Hardback – 2008-12-18

  • Liliana Porter and the Art of Simulation

    1st Edition

    By Florencia Bazzano-Nelson

    Visually appealing, conceptually startling, and intellectually engaging-these phrases aptly describe the art of Liliana Porter. Florencia Bazzano-Nelson's study focuses on the principal theme in the Argentine-born artist's work since the 1970s: her playful but subversive dismantling of the limits…

    Hardback – 2008-11-28

  • At the Edges of Vision

    A Phenomenological Aesthetics of Contemporary Spectatorship, 1st Edition

    By Renée van de Vall

    In At the Edges of Vision, Renée van de Vall re-examines the aesthetics of spectatorship in terms of new-media art and visual culture. The aesthetic experience of visual art has traditionally been described in terms of the distanced contemplation and critical interpretation of the work's form and…

    Hardback – 2008-09-15
    Histories of Vision

  • Visions of the Industrial Age, 1830–1914

    Modernity and the Anxiety of Representation in Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Minsoo Kang, Amy Woodson-Boulton

    Providing a comprehensive interdisciplinary assessment, and with a particular focus on expressions of tension and anxiety about modernity, this collection examines visual culture in nineteenth-century Europe as it attempted to redefine itself in the face of social change and new technologies.…

    Hardback – 2008-08-15

  • Craft, Space and Interior Design, 1855–2005

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sandra Alfoldy, Janice Helland

    Constructed space is defined by its shape, by the materials with which it is enclosed and by the objects that are placed within or decorate its exterior or interior. The interaction of these crafted objects or decorated surfaces with space provides viewers or inhabitants with visual clues about the…

    Hardback – 2008-03-26

  • Redeeming Beauty

    Soundings in Sacral Aesthetics, 1st Edition

    By Aidan Nichols O. P.

    Redeeming Beauty explores the richness of orthodox Christian tradition, both Western and Eastern, in matters of 'sacral aesthetics' - a term used to denote the foundations, production and experience of religiously relevant beauty. Aidan Nichols investigates five principal themes: the foundation…

    Paperback – 2007-03-28
    Routledge Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts

  • Gertrude Stein

    Woman without Qualities, 1st Edition

    By G.F. Mitrano

    In her provocative study of Gertrude Stein, G.F. Mitrano argues that Stein's particular take on modernity has special relevance for today. Tracing what she describes as Stein's deeply modernist story of transformation from a nineteenth-century American woman to the disquieting muse of avant-garde…

    Hardback – 2005-12-20

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