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Traces the giallo mystery/horror genre from its genesis in Italian cinema of the 1960s and 1970s to its contemporary place in the global cult-film canon.
Explains why and how local critical reporting can exist in China despite the kinds of media control that are the hallmarks of authoritarian rule.
Examines the role that images of Palestine played in the construction of prewar Jewish American identity.
A dynamic dialogue of poetry and art that reimagines the ancient, biblical concept of sacrifice.
Explores the through-lines in the artist's work across painting, drawing, and sculpture; examining a mystic language that loops between disciplines, coasts, and generations.
Uses comedy skits, from Monty Python to Key and Peele, to probe how humor works.
Examines Shanghai both as a real city and an imaginary locale, from diverse cultural and disciplinary perspectives.
A study of the significance of the visual arts in Merleau-Ponty's aesthetics in relation to the work of five artists not known or discussed by him.
Examines representations of surplus enjoyment in postcolonial literature and film to focus on self-other relations rather than difference.
An authoritative study of this postsecular film movement from the French-Belgian border region that rose to prominence at the turn of the twenty-first century.
Explores how improv-based teaching and training methods can bridge differences and promote the communication, leadership, and civil skills our world urgently needs.
Engaging essays on a wide spectrum of Hollywood directors and the films they created.
Demonstrates that slapstick film comedies display a canny and sometimes profound understanding of their medium.
Develops a new kind of epistemological position that highlights virtue over more standard epistemological theories.
Shows how Sawka’s experience as a political refugee, and his working method, which emphasized imagery drawn from memory, resulted in powerful works that speak of and to the universal human condition.
Analyzes parallel developments in post–Cold War literature and film from Cuba and Angola to trace a shared history of revolutionary enthusiasm, disappointment, and solidarity.
An accessible introduction to the centrality of word, chant, and song in the Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and Sikh traditions.
Argues that the photographic negative gives a new way of understanding Victorian debates surrounding origins and copies as well as reality and representation.
Explores how modernist films use classical music in ways that restore the music’s original subversive energy.
Drawing on the film-philosophies of Stanley Cavell and Gilles Deleuze, argues that skepticism is an ethical problem that pervades contemporary film.
Assesses how America's film industry remembered World War I during the interwar period.
Considers how dangerous beasts in horror films illuminate the human-animal relationship.
Combining photography and essay, presents a speculative portrait of a Jewish immigrant living out the end of his days in New York's midcentury mental health system.
Catalog of the first museum exhibition of Leonard Contino, a Brooklyn-born, self-taught abstract artist whose tenacious exploration of pictorial space spanned a fifty-year career.
The illustrated nineteenth-century travel diaries of artist, educator, and architect Thomas Kelah Wharton, documenting his trips in the lower Hudson River Valley and New Orleans to Boston and back.
Investigates how musicals, war films, sex comedies, and Westerns dealt with contentious issues during a time of change in Hollywood.
Draws from twentieth-century French thought on film and aesthetics to address the philosophical significance of the pervasiveness of screens in contemporary technological life as well as the mutation of philosophy that such a pervasiveness seems to require.
Analyzes six films as allegories of capitalism’s precarious state in the early twenty-first century.
Makes the case that philosophy has an essential role to play in the serious study of film.
This book is published by Magazzino Italian Art Foundation on the occasion of the exhibition Paper Media: Boetti, Calzolari, Kounellis, curated by Francesco Guzzetti, at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art.
Explores the wide-ranging impact of the Mexican Revolution on global cinema and Western intellectual thought.
Investigates how Argentine cinema has represented rural spaces and urban margins from the 1910s to the present.
Assesses how cinematic biographies of key figures reflect and shape what it means to be British.
Comprehensive examination of how Indigenous peoples have been represented in Argentine film.
A rich intellectual encounter, revolving around the hands of the experimenter and those of the artist, highlighting the relation between the sciences and the arts.
Uses cultural representations to investigate how two religious minority communities came to be incorporated into the Mexican nation.
Presents an updated account of Hong Kong and its culture two decades after its reversion to China.
Examines how recent Argentine horror films engage with the legacies of dictatorship and neoliberalism.
Analyzes how location-shot crime films of the 1970s reflected and influenced understandings of urban crisis.
The images and essays in this book explore the nuances of Angela Dufresne’s conceptual as well as material approaches to portraiture.
Comprehensive analysis of 220 hours of outtakes that impels us to reexamine our assumptions about a crucial Holocaust documentary.
Exhibition catalogue for the exhibition In Celebration: A Recent Gift from the Photography Collection of Marcuse Pfeifer held at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz from February 9–July 14, 2019.
The first book-length study of Trecartin’s artistic genealogy, evolving aesthetics, radical approach to digital and Internet culture, and impact on contemporary art, film, and media.
Demonstrates how film adaptations intersect with feminist discourse in neoliberal Mexico.
A broad examination of climate fantasy and science fiction, from The Lord of the Rings and the Narnia series to The Handmaid's Tale and Game of Thrones.
Uses Israel’s public diplomacy efforts during the second intifada (2000–2005) as a prime example of interactions between state security, diplomacy, and the media.
Explores a growing number of films and filmmakers that challenge the strict boundaries between belief and unbelief.
Examines how African American jazz music was received in Germany both as a racial and cultural threat and as a partner in promoting the rise of Nazi totalitarian cultural politics.
Reconsiders mostly German narratives from around 1800 to recover echoes of a queer messianic that still resonate today.
How films of the 1960s and early 1970s framed therapeutic issues as problems of human communication, and individual psychological problems as social ones.
Explores the director's repeated voyages into the dreamlike.
Illustrated catalog accompanying the exhibition of the same name, featuring forty portraits that explore the range of experiences lived by Americans who identify as transgender and features a new interview with the artist.
Examines Steven Holl’s intricate and distinctive process of making architecture through approximately one hundred models, related sketches and other studies created for nine recent projects.
Identifies a new genre—misdirection films—and explains its appeal to contemporary producers and audiences.
Explores intervisual case studies in relation to migration, xenophobia, and gender.
Phenomenological analysis of beauty and art across various aspects of lived experience and culture.
Examines an all too often neglected period of postwar British cinema and popular culture.
Articulates an imaginationist solution to the question of how purely instrumental music can be perceived by a listener as having emotional content.
Traces the decline of beauty as an ideal from early German romanticism to the twentieth century.
Argues that Indigenous hip hop is the latest and newest assertion of Indigenous sovereignty throughout Indigenous North America.
Addresses an understudied yet highly significant aspect of the work of the influential artist Andy Warhol: his exploration of anniversaries.
Examines how the US media covers high-profile public policy issues in the context of competing claims about media bias.
Examines movie romance in light of our emotional bond to the actors and characters on screen.
Tells the story of Bavaria’s acquisition of ancient Greek sculptures that rivaled those acquired by England from the Parthenon.
Reconstructs how Ray became a “rebel auteur” in cinema culture.
Brings popular cinema and Jewish religious texts into a meaningful dialogue.
Art as yoga and meditation for artists, contemplative practitioners, art educators, and art therapists.
Argues that understanding Huston’s film adaptations of literary works is essential to understanding his oeuvre as a filmmaker.
Investigates the cultural value of film violence.
Offers new and compelling perspectives on the deeply moral nature of Hitchcock’s films.
Explores the influence of Bertolt Brecht’s ideas on the practice and study of cinema.
Presents a major new interpretation of the Ashcan School of Art, arguing that these artists made the working class city at the turn of the century a subject for beautiful art.
Explores the rich history, collections, and significance of the only museum in the United States dedicated solely to the art form of dance.
A story of self, braided to a story of American culture.
Contends that the narrative and aesthetic qualities of the documentary genre enable new understandings of animals and animal/human relationships.
Considers film as a form of Buddhist ritual and contemplative practice.
Explores the philosophical, literary, and psychoanalytic significance of film endings.
The first guidebook devoted exclusively to New York City’s Art Deco treasures.
Presents recent work by the Brooklyn-based artist known for unsettling works that contend with such topics as domesticity, the body, consumer culture, fashion, and violence.
The first major exhibition in the United States of chaekgeori painting, including on view for the first time many screens from private collections and various Korean institutions.
Surveys the forty-year career of Carl Walters (1883-1955), a pioneer of modern ceramic art in the United States.
Showcases the latest trends in art and design, from painting and sculpture to photography, printmaking, and metals.
Presents work by Halahmy and eight other contemporary artists from Iraq: Hayder Ali, Amal Alwan, Mohammed al Hamadany, Ismail Khayat, Hanaa Malallah, Hassan Massoudy, Naziha Rashid, and Qasim Sabti.
Proposes that cinematic time is not a fixed idea, but a dynamic exchange between film and viewer.
Combines psychoanalysis, queer theory, masculinity studies, and cultural studies to explore contemporary manhood in film.
How Hollywood biopics both showcase and modify various notions of what it means to be an American.
Explores sacrificial practices across a range of contexts from prehistory to the present.
Analyzes the diverse roles and pervasive presence of disability in Latin American literature and film.
A wide-ranging and accessible approach to Godard’s later work, and a major intervention in the study of film and ethics.
Interprets popular art forms as exhibiting core anarchist values and presaging a more democratic world.
Documents the city’s surviving grain elevators and their profound influence on twentieth-century architecture.
Assesses the range and magnitude of Robert Gardner’s achievements as a filmmaker, photographer, writer, educator, and champion of independent cinema.
Documents the groundbreaking art of nationally renowned metalsmith Myra Mimlitsch-Gray.
Presents new scholarship, images, and primary sources that explore the art and legacy of a critical yet under-recognized figure in Abstract Expressionism and twentieth-century American art.
Informative and entertaining introduction to the study of popular culture.
Argues that Indian cinema’s deep nineteenth-century past continues to play a vital role in its twenty-first-century present.
Provides sophisticated theoretical approaches to Latin American cinema and sexual culture.
A rare look at Spike Lee’s creative appropriation of the documentary film genre.
Highlights Merleau-Ponty’s interest in film and connects it to his aesthetic theory.
Details how presidents utilize mass media to justify foreign policy objectives in the aftermath of 9/11.