Art Surveys, Art History,

SURREALISM

Surrealism was launched as a literary and artistic movement by French poet Andre´ Breton in 1924, and by the time of his death in 1966 it had become one of the most popular and recognizable art movements of the twentieth century.
April 1, 2019 | Paperback |
$16.95

ROLE OF THE SCROLL: AN ILLUSTRATED INTRODUCTION TO SCROLLS IN THE MIDDLE AGES

Scrolls have always been shrouded by a kind of aura, a quality of somehow standing outside of time. They hold our attention with their age, beauty, and perplexing format. Beginning in the fourth century, the codex--or book--became the preferred medium for long texts. Why, then, did some people in the Middle Ages continue to make scrolls?
April 1, 2019 | Hardcover |
$29.95

KATHE KOLLWITZ AND THE WOMEN OF WAR: FEMININITY, IDENTITY, AND ART IN GERMANY DURING WORLD WARS I AND II

The art of German printmaker and sculptor Kathe Kollwitz (1867-1945) is famously empathetic; Kollwitz imbued her prints, drawings, and sculpture with eloquent and often painful commentary on the human condition, especially the horrors of war.
April 1, 2016 | Paperback |
$45.00

CONCRETE BODY: YVONNE RAINER, CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN, VITO ACCONCI

Offering an incisive rejoinder to traditional histories of modernism and postmodernism, this original book examines the 1960s performance work of three New York artists who adapted modernist approaches to form for the medium of the human body. Finding parallels between the tactility of a drip of paint and a body's reflexive movements, Elise Archias argues convincingly that Yvonne Rainer (b.
December 1, 2016 | Hardcover |
$65.00

DIMENSIONISM: MODERN ART IN THE AGE OF EINSTEIN

The first book to document how artists of the early twentieth century responded to new scientific conceptions of reality.In the early twentieth century, influenced by advances in science that included Einstein's theory of relativity and newly powerful microscopic and telescopic lenses, artists were inspired to expand their art--to capture a new metareality that went beyond human percepti
October 1, 2018 | Hardcover |
$34.95

TIDALECTICS: IMAGINING AN OCEANIC WORLDVIEW THROUGH ART AND SCIENCE

Essays, research, and art projects that formulate a Tidalectic worldview, addressing our most threatened ecosystem: the oceans.
March 1, 2018 | Hardcover |
$34.95

TOWARD FEWER IMAGES: THE WORK OF ALEXANDER KLUGE

The first English-language monograph devoted to the full oeuvre of Alexander Kluge, the prolific German filmmaker, television producer, digital entrepreneur, author, thinker, and public intellectual.
August 1, 2018 | Hardcover |
$45.00

WHY ART MUSEUMS?: THE UNFINISHED WORK OF ALEXANDER DORNER

Alexander Dorner's radical ideas about the purpose of museums and art, examined through his tenure as Director of the RISD Museum.
September 1, 2018 | Hardcover |
$39.95

EYE OF HISTORY: WHEN IMAGES TAKE POSITIONS

An exploration of the interaction of aesthetics and politics in Bertolt Brecht's "photoepigrams."From 1938 to 1955, Bertolt Brecht created montages of images and text, filling his working journal (Arbeitsjournal) and his idiosyncratic atlas of images, War Primer, with war photographs clipped from magazines and adding his own epigrammatic commentary.
March 1, 2018 | Hardcover |
$34.95

2016: IN MUSEUMS, MONEY, AND POLITICS

Both institutional critique and reference work, documenting the intersection of politics (in the form of political donations) and art museums.
May 1, 2018 | Paperback |
$125.00

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