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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.
Explores intervisual case studies in relation to migration, xenophobia, and gender.
Identifies a new genre—misdirection films—and explains its appeal to contemporary producers and audiences.
Articulates an imaginationist solution to the question of how purely instrumental music can be perceived by a listener as having emotional content.
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.
Traces the decline of beauty as an ideal from early German romanticism to the twentieth century.
Addresses an understudied yet highly significant aspect of the work of the influential artist Andy Warhol: his exploration of anniversaries.
Art as yoga and meditation for artists, contemplative practitioners, art educators, and art therapists.
Investigates the cultural value of film violence.
Offers new and compelling perspectives on the deeply moral nature of Hitchcock’s films.
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.
Examines movie romance in light of our emotional bond to the actors and characters on screen.
Examines how the US media covers high-profile public policy issues in the context of competing claims about media bias.
Brings popular cinema and Jewish religious texts into a meaningful dialogue.
Argues that understanding Huston’s film adaptations of literary works is essential to understanding his oeuvre as a filmmaker.
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.
Contends that the narrative and aesthetic qualities of the documentary genre enable new understandings of animals and animal/human relationships.
A story of self, braided to a story of American culture.
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.
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.
Showcases the latest trends in art and design, from painting and sculpture to photography, printmaking, and metals.
Surveys the forty-year career of Carl Walters (1883-1955), a pioneer of modern ceramic art in the United States.
How Hollywood biopics both showcase and modify various notions of what it means to be an American.
Combines psychoanalysis, queer theory, masculinity studies, and cultural studies to explore contemporary manhood in 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.
Analyzes the diverse roles and pervasive presence of disability in Latin American literature and film.
Explores sacrificial practices across a range of contexts from prehistory to the present.
Proposes that cinematic time is not a fixed idea, but a dynamic exchange between film and viewer.
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.
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.
Documents the groundbreaking art of nationally renowned metalsmith Myra Mimlitsch-Gray.
Informative and entertaining introduction to the study of popular culture.
Details how presidents utilize mass media to justify foreign policy objectives in the aftermath of 9/11.
Argues that Indian cinema’s deep nineteenth-century past continues to play a vital role in its twenty-first-century present.
A rare look at Spike Lee’s creative appropriation of the documentary film genre.
Provides sophisticated theoretical approaches to Latin American cinema and sexual culture.
Highlights Merleau-Ponty’s interest in film and connects it to his aesthetic theory.
Updated version of an engaging overview of the television situation comedy.
The catalogue for a two-part exhibition that presents more than sixty compelling photographs—including prints by Eugène Atget and Berenice Abbott—exploring major themes in modern photography, donated by leading photography specialist and dealer Howard Greenberg.
Documents the art and science of three-dimensional abstract artworks created in the 1970s and 1980s by one of the leading innovators of fine art holography.
Documents the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art’s exhibition of work by Guyana-born contemporary artist Andrew Lyght and provides new scholarship contextualizing Lyght’s work within the history and culture of Guyana and modern art.
Redefines McEntee's place in the history of nineteenth-century American landscape painting.
Serves as a source for the exploration of many dimensions of the human experience in relation to other beings, ranging from machines and blueprints to mollusks and plants.
Interdisciplinary responses to works in the permanent collection of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz.
Documents a volatile and productive moment in the development of film studies.
A one-to-one encounter with Leonardo da Vinci's work on human proportion.
Explores how the trope of racial passing continues to serve as a touchstone for gauging public beliefs and anxieties about race in this multiracial era.
Considers the significance of female Chinese action stars in national and transnational contexts.
Examines the complexities and contradictions that arise when the monsters in the movies are children.
Everything you wanted to know about the Lacanian critique of deconstruction, but were afraid to ask the Coen Brothers.
An intimate group portrait of contemporary Hudson Valley writers.
A philosophical perspective on the relation between Paul Klee’s art and his thought.
How a collective of artists, storytellers, and activists exploited the new technology of portable video for creative and political purposes.
Traces the development of Indian cinema from the 1920s to the mid-1990s, before "Bollywood" erupted onto the world stage.
A range of approaches to the director's life and work.
Studies the influence of the plastic arts on the major writers of Latin American modernism.
Considers films that lurk on the boundaries of acceptability in taste, style, and politics.
Discusses both depictions of Buddhism in film and Buddhist takes on a variety of films.
Passionate and rollicking personal and intellectual essays by philosopher Crispin Sartwell.
Contemporary work by artists of color from the Center for Photography at Woodstock.
Explores the significant impact that the metallurgist Dick Polich and his foundry, Tallix, have had on contemporary art.
An innovative approach to teaching Chinese language and culture, using folk and popular songs.
Tracks the influence of Italian cinema on American film from the postwar period to the present.
Demonstrates how activists and others use art and popular culture to strive for a more democratic future.
A transformative look at a popular instrument and a hidden chapter of American history.
Explores how contemporary artists use gifts, barter, and other forms of nonmonetary exchange as a means and medium of artistic production.
Celebrates the first exhibition devoted to the finely crafted and researched costumes, objects, and drawings that Mary Reid Kelley creates for her visually and intellectually stimulating videos made in collaboration with Patrick Kelley.
Incisive exploration of the work of Cuban-American artist Alberto Rey.
The first scholarly exhibition catalogue of the work of Eugene Speicher (1883-1962), one of the foremost American realists of his generation, who was closely associated with George Bellows, Robert Henri, Leon Kroll, and Rockwell Kent.
A psychoanalytic theory of biopolitics.
Using insights from Integral Theory, describes how the improvisational methods of jazz can inform education and other fields.
Uses autobiographical and cultural narratives related to art research and practice to explore, experiment, and improvise multiple correspondences between and among learners’ own lived experiences and understandings, and those of others.
Looks at the fate of Hong Kong’s unique culture since its reversion to China.
A groundbreaking study of ten difficult years in the life of America's most important newspaper.
A fresh look at the director’s career.
Defines a new research area linking youth cultures and music with peacebuilding practice and policy.
Explores the tension between an ancient culture’s unbroken artistic tradition and the personality-driven world of contemporary art.
Reconfigures classic aesthetic concepts in relation to the novelty introduced by virtual bodies.
Combining aesthetic and political history, explores the influence of Chinese people and objects on American visual culture.
Offers a new interpretation of the century-long relationship between the Western film genre and Native American filmmaking.
Contemporary life in Mali is recorded in full color documentary photographs by François Deschamps.
This catalogue introduces readers to Malian photographers Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keïta and others whose images visualize an influential form of post-colonial African identity.
Offers a far-reaching survey of the latest trends in art and design by twenty-eight faculty members of the art department of the State University of New York at New Paltz.
A selection of lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, and drawings by Robert Cimbalo.
Reframes the terms of cultural analysis with a fresh take on transference theory in Freud and Lacan and a critical engagement with the philosophy of Alain Badiou.
Analyzes how race and gender intersect in the rhetoric and imagery of popular culture in the early twenty-first century
Surveys the fifty-year career of the avant-garde artist Ushio Shinohara.
Explores the work and philosophy of renowned industrial designer Russel Wright, whose former home in the Hudson Valley—Manitoga—is now a national historic landmark.
An expanded edition of a classic work of film criticism, with a provocative and eloquent new chapter on Marnie, Hitchcock's most heartfelt--and most controversial--film.
An artist’s appreciation of the Collar City, Troy, New York.