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Lee Friedlander

The Little Screens

by Saul Anton

<p><strong>An illustrated examination of an early photo-essay by Lee Friedlander that shows television screens broadcasting eerily glowing images into unoccupied rooms.</strong></p> <p>Lee Friedlander's <em>The Little Screens</em> first ...

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Left Bank of the Hudson

Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street

by David J. Goodwin

<p>In the late 1980s, a handful of artists priced out of Manhattan and desperately needing affordable studio space discovered 111 1st Street, a former P. Lorillard Tobacco Company warehouse. Over the next two decades, an eclectic collection of ...

ISBN: 9780823278046

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Looking Jewish

Visual Culture and Modern Diaspora

by Carol Zemel

<p>Jewish art and visual culture—art made by Jews about Jews—in modern diasporic settings is the subject of Looking Jewish. Carol Zemel focuses on particular artists and cultural figures in interwar Eastern Europe and postwar America who blended

ISBN: 9780253015426

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Marshall Plan Modernism

Italian Postwar Abstraction and the Beginnings of Autonomia

by Jaleh Mansoor

<p>Focusing on artwork by Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri, and Piero Manzoni, Jaleh Mansoor demonstrates and reveals how abstract painting, especially the monochrome, broke with fascist-associated futurism and functioned as an index of social ...

ISBN: 9780822373681

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Memory Work

Anne Truitt and Sculpture

by Miguel de Baca

<p><em>Memory Work</em> demonstrates the evolution of the pioneering minimalist sculptor Anne Truitt. An artist determined to make her way through a new aesthetic in the 1960s, Truitt was tireless in her pursuit of a strong cultural voice. At ...

ISBN: 9780520962972

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Mirror Affect

Seeing Self, Observing Others in Contemporary Art

by Cristina Albu

<DIV><P>For decades, contemporary artworks with reflective properties have stimulated public forms of spectatorship. According to Cristina Albu, these artworks, which can include elements such as mirrors, live video feedback, or sensors, draw ...

ISBN: 9781452952598

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Modernism's Other Work

The Art Object's Political Life

by Lisa Siraganian

<p><em>Modernism's Other Work</em> challenges deeply held critical beliefs about the meaning-in particular the political meaning-of modernism's commitment to the work of art as an object detached from the world. Ranging over works of poetry, ...

ISBN: 9780190208547

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Mounting Frustration

The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power

by Susan E. Cahan

<p>In <em>Mounting Frustration</em> Susan E. Cahan uncovers the moment when the civil rights movement reached New York City's elite art galleries. Focusing on three controversial exhibitions that integrated African American culture and art, ...

ISBN: 9780822374893

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My Fair Ladies

Female Robots, Androids, and Other Artificial Eves

by Julie Wosk

<p>The fantasy of a male creator constructing his perfect woman dates back to the Greek myth of Pygmalion and Galatea. Yet as technology has advanced over the past century, the figure of the lifelike manmade woman has become nearly ubiquitous, ...

ISBN: 9780813575209

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Never Alone, Except for Now

Art, Networks, Populations

by Kris Cohen

<p>How is it that one can be connected to a vast worldwide network of other people and places via digital technologies and yet also be completely alone? Kris Cohen tackles this philosophical question in <em>Never Alone, Except for Now</em> by ...

ISBN: 9780822372509

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New Art City

Manhattan at Mid-Century

by Jed Perl

<p>In this landmark work, Jed Perl captures the excitement of a generation of legendary artists–Jackson Pollack, Joseph Cornell, Robert Rauschenberg, and Ellsworth Kelly among them–who came to New York, mingled in its lofts and bars, and ...

ISBN: 9780307538888

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New Art, New Markets

by Iain Robertson

<p>Originally published in 2011, Iain Robertson's <em>A New Art from Emerging Markets</em> introduced and examined three types of emerging markets for contemporary art: the very recently established, the maturing and the mature. This fully ...

ISBN: 9781848222823

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New Geographies of Abstract Art in Postwar Latin America

by Mariola V. Alvarez & Ana M. Franco

<p>This edited volume examines the history of abstract art across Latin America after 1945. This form of art grew in popularity across the Americas in the postwar period, often serving to affirm a sense of being modern and the right of Latin ...

ISBN: 9781351062121

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New Tendencies

Art at the Threshold of the Information Revolution (1961 - 1978)

by Armin Medosch

<p><strong>An account of a major international art movement originating in the former Yugoslavia in the 1960s, which anticipated key aspects of information aesthetics.</strong></p> <p>New Tendencies, a nonaligned modernist art movement, emerged

ISBN: 9780262331920

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No Medium

by Craig Dworkin

<p>Close readings of ostensibly “blank” works—from unprinted pages to silent music—that point to a new understanding of media.</p> ...

ISBN: 9780262312714

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Nostalgia for the Future

Modernism and Heterogeneity in the Visual Arts of Nazi Germany

by Gregory Maertz

<p>From the early years of the Weimar Republic until the collapse of Hitler’s regime, demonizing modernist art as a symptom of the corruption of German culture was a standard trope in National Socialist propaganda. But how consistent and ...

ISBN: 9783838272818

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Off-Broadway/Off-West End

American Influence on the Alternative Theatre Movement in Britain 1956-1980

by David Weinberg

<p>David Weinberg argues that American experimental theatre practice was one key factor in the development of an important phase in the history of the alternative theatre movement in Britain during the period 1956–1980. His analysis draws on key

ISBN: 9783838270326

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On the Fortunes and Misfortunes of Art in Post-War Germany

by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg

<p>Shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, an unconventional book appeared in Germany which ignited a firestorm of cultural debate. Decried by many as the work of a dangerous mind, it was defended by the more discerning as an intrepid ...

ISBN: 9781912079780

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Out of My Great Sorrows

The Armenian Genocide and Artist Mary Zakarian

by Allan Arpajian & Susan Arpajian Jolley

<p>Out of My Great Sorrows is the story of Philadelphia artist Mary Zakarian, whose life and work were shaped by the experiences of her mother, a survivor of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. Written by Mary Zakarian's niece and nephew, the narrative ...

ISBN: 9781351500975

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Paint 'n Spurs

The Men Who Founded the Cowboy Artists of America

by Barbara Marriott

<p><b>Discover the True Stories of the Men Behind the Art</b></p> <p>George Phippen</p><p>The family man who fought his shyness and blazed the pathway for Southwest cowboy art with his original and authentic works.</p><p>Charlie Dye</p><p>A ...

ISBN: 9781611793796

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