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Examines art that stands outside the margins of the art world, the critical and cultural conditions that made this exclusion possible, and how recognizing this radically transforms our understanding of contemporary art.
A study of the concept of artistic process in the Western tradition of the visual arts. Focuses on modern and contemporary art and analyzes the development of process as a discourse that increasingly locates the primary value of art in the artist's creati
"Studies the illustration of Revelation in manuscripts from the ninth to the fifteenth century. Examines how twenty-five of the most important illustrated Apocalypses illustrate the biblical text and interpret it for diverse audiences"--Provided by publis
Explores the rise of formalism in the visual arts. Employs an expanded sense of form to rethink a range of areas, including the history of writing about art, constructions of high and low culture, and the idea of global modernism.
"Explores the ways in which visual imagery was used for animal advocacy campaigns in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and the ways in which these images were created, circulated, and consumed in a wide range of cultural contexts"--Provid
A collection of essays examining colonial Philadelphia and its surroundings as a zone of cultural and linguistic interchange. Documents everyday multilingualism and intercultural negotiations with special attention to themes of religion, education, race a
"Explores the history of horse-human relationships over the long eighteenth century, and how these relationships in turn influenced performances of gender. Examines the agential influence of horses in their riders' lives, horses on stage and the early cir
"Traces an epistemological legacy from Romantic and Victorian ecological literature to modern scientific ecology. Investigates two essential and contrasting paradigms of nature that continue to be debated today"--Provided by publisher.
"A collection of twelve illustrated essays modeling innovative approaches to reading Chaucer's visual poetics. Essays explore connections between Chaucer's texts and various forms of visual data, medieval and modern, that can deepen and inform our underst
"Analyzes the impact of color technologies on the visual culture of nineteenth-century France, from the early commercialization of synthetic dyes to the Lumiaere brothers' perfection of the autochrome color photography process. Examines the development of
Examines seventeenth-century sculpture in Rome. Focuses on questions of historical context and criticism, including the interaction of theory and practice, the creative roles of sculptors and patrons, the relationship of sculpture to antique models and to
"Examines seventeenth-century sculpture in Rome. Focuses on questions of historical context and criticism, including the interaction of theory and practice, the creative roles of sculptors and patrons, the relationship of sculpture to antique models and t
Critical Shift Rereading Jarves, Cook, Stillman, and the Narratives of Nineteenth-Century American Art
"A reassessment of the writings of the mid-nineteenth-century American art critics James Jackson Jarves (1818-1888), Clarence Cook (1828-1900), and William J. Stillman (1828-1901), and their role in the historiography of American art"--Provided by publish
An adaptation, in graphic novel format, of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes.
"Explores the intersections between monarchy, gender, and art through an investigation of the visual and architectural culture of the eighteenth-century Habsburg empress Maria Theresa"--Provided by publisher.
Explores majismo, a cultural phenomenon that embodied the popular aesthetic from the late 1700s in Spain. Examines conceptions of gender, national character, and noble identity.
A biography of the celebrated nineteenth-century author George Sand. Examines her public image, her relationships with her husband, lovers, and children, and her lifelong political commitment.
"An exploration of the literary and cinematic representations of the kibbutz movement in Israel. Authors discussed include Amos Oz, Savyon Liebrecht, Nathan Shaham, Avraham Balaban, Atallah Mansour, Eli Amir, and Batya Gur. Directors discussed include Yit
"Examines the small-scale works of the Flemish painter Jan Brueghel the Elder, and the aesthetic and cognitive operation of smallness in art of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries"--Provided by publisher.
Explores the practices of ecological art, a genre addressing the widespread public concern with rapid climate change and related environmental issues. Examines connections and divergences between contemporary eco art, land art of the 1960s and `70s, and t
Explores the work of the astrologer-physician and Anglican rector Richard Napier (1559-1634). Examines Napier's medical and magical practices in their larger context and shows how the physician incorporated both astral and ritual magic into his medicine.
Examines the ghost stories of writer and academic Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936). Focuses on the intersection between his scholarly work and his fiction, arguing that his two careers are intriguingly intertwined.
A study of French sculptor and political activist, Jean Baffier, a promoter of regional culture and a militant nationalist who attempted a political assassination.. It explores the range of Baffier's activities and shows that he was pursuing a vast scheme
Examines the role of museums in promoting cultural heritage and national identity, focusing on rhetorical understandings of public space and civic engagement.
Examines the influence of experimental science, concerned with the workings of the body, the mind, and their various pathologies, on the works of late nineteenth-century artists Maurice Denis, douard Vuillard, August Strindberg, and Edvard Munch.
"Investigates why nineteenth-century British painters and photographers as diverse as the Pre-Raphaelites, P. H. Emerson, and Augustus John pursued truth to nature, and how contemporary science and philosophy informed their artistic practice and the criti
"A collection of essays examining public health policy and the decision-making process behind it"--Provided by publisher.
"Examines the visual traditions in a lost late twelfth-century manuscript, the Hortus deliciarum, compiled by Abbess Herrad for the sisters of Hohenbourg Abbey in Alsace. Argues that the topic of time, in the context of history, astronomy, and the calenda
A collection of essays that explore the role of performing animals in literature, theater, art, and other media prior to the twentieth century, and discuss recent theoretical work in animal studies, materialism, and posthumanism.
Examines the creation in 1483 of the first illustrated travelogue, Peregrinatio in terram sanctam (Journey to the Holy Land), by Bernhard von Breydenbach and his artist, Erhard Reuwich of Utrecht. Focuses on the early use of the print medium to influence
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