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A wide-ranging scholarly consideration of the martial arts.
This catalogue accompanies the exhibition of the same title, held at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, presenting a retrospective view of the seventy-year career of Woodstock painter and draftsman Eugene Ludins.
A provocative examination of the artistic interpretation of twelve of Borges’s most famous stories.
New perspectives on a century of artistic activity in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley.
Responses to works in the permanent collection of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz.
Compelling case studies of groups in Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, the United States, and Canada using the arts for education, community development, and social movement building.
Queer theory essays on time and becoming in the fields of literature, philosophy, film, and performance.
Explores how Xu Bing and other contemporary Chinese artists use Western ideas within a Chinese cultural discourse.
Considers the ways in which Alfred Hitchcock adapted and transformed a variety of literary works—novels, plays, and short stories—into film.
An American adventure in the Antonioni vein—visually rich and emotionally mysterious.
An authoritative and comprehensive guide to cinema’s first true blockbuster.
Offers an ironic, upstate New York take on the Olympics, performance, and the risks and rewards of the creative life.
Ambitious and comprehensive history of the female detective in Hollywood film from 1929 to 2009.
Combining the analytical tools of cinema studies with insights from clinical practice focused on eating disorders, Body Shots offers a compelling case for widespread media literacy to combat the effects of the “eating disordered culture” represented in Hollywood productions and popular images of celebrity life.
A biography of one of America’s neglected grand masters.
Exhibition catalog featuring the work of Milton Avery, an artist who brought the sketch, with its spontaneity, movement, and fleetingness, to the status of a finished painting.
A cookbook for—and by—fans of the rock band Phish.
A multilayered portrait of this brash, gifted artist, whose restless voice and spirit seem as alive today as ever.
Examines the relationship of Spain’s 1960s tourist boom to Franco’s right-wing dictatorship.
Photographs and essays that explore the interconnections between the private and the public in the work of Andy Warhol.
Pulitzer Prize–winning photographs document a single mother's emotional and financial struggles as her son battles a rare form of childhood cancer.
The first collection of essays devoted to the phenomenon of the film sequel.
Over forty works spanning the career of pioneering painter, filmmaker, writer, and performance/installation artist Carolee Schneemann.
Uses image and text to explore boundaries and points of contact between video and photography.
Examines the variety of cinematic responses to the Holocaust as well as the Shoah’s impact on cinematic expression itself.
Explores how Cuban Americans negotiate bicultural identities through cultural production.
Examines the role of image and affect in teaching with new digital technologies and multimedia composition.
Places anxiety at the heart of the aesthetic experience.
A photographic documentary of both sides of the river, from New York Harbor to Albany, updating and reprinting the classic 1910 Panorama of the Hudson.
First collection of essays on cinematic motherhood.
Explores how the suffering of African American women has been minimized and obscured in U.S. culture.
An overview of the career of Eva Watson-Schütze (1867–1935), one the foremost American women photographers of the early twentieth century.
A stunning selection of paintings by Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, John W. Casilear, George Inness, and others, depicting landscapes, historic sites, natural wonders, and waterways of New York State.
The definitive oral history of the Woodstock rock festival.
Encourages a deep reading of a selection of essential Spanish films.
Explores the radical political potential of close reading to make the case for a new and invigorated psychoanalytic cultural studies.
The influence of photography and visual culture on the French poet, journalist, and critic.
Uncovers the queer nature of heterosexuality on film.
An overview of an innovative and influential arts organization of the 1970s and early 1980s.
Explores the spiritual vision of Van Gogh’s painting The Night Café.
New York's fascinating history as presented in song.
Uses new critical approaches to demonstrate deep affinities in these vastly different filmmakers’ philosophies on film, fantasy, and reality.
Explores the relationship between philosophy and art through the work of Cuban American artist Carlos Estévez.
Traces the rise of black participation in cyberspace.
Feminist and psychoanalytic analysis of spectatorship.
Ecocritical takes on popular film.
The paradoxes of the American decadent movement in the 1890s and 1920s.
Poems, short stories, and other personal reactions to works in the permanent collection of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz.
Melds philosophical analysis with early cinematic history to develop a fresh theory of the notion of comedy.
Explores the relationship between media and democracy against the broader background of globalization.
Locates the origins of the mass audience and the emergence of everyday moviegoing in the culture of cities.
Examines the interrelationships between art, politics, and visual culture post-9/11.
Offers a cross section of international fringe cinema.
A pickup basketball player looks at the pickup game as a distinctive culture using both personal experience and cultural studies theory.
Discusses the expression of environmental values in Christian art as it displaced pagan aesthetics from the third century to the Reformation.
Korean cinema as industry, art form, and cultural product.
Explores the recent print work of Judy Pfaff, one of America’s leading sculptors, printmakers, installation artists, and set designers.
Beautiful landscape photographs of the Helderberg Escaprment in New York State by renowned photographer John Yang.
Overview of the life, work, times, and legacy of renowned Albany potter Paul Cushman (1767-1833)
A study of three classical filmmakers and the films they made at the cusp of the modernist movement in cinema.
Explores the role of a significant yet elusive feature of the French landscape in literature, philosophy, and art.
Art historical and literary perspectives on the place of women in the medieval church.
Offers innovative examples of how to approach art from a variety of academic disciplines and personal perspectives.
Stanley Cavell's most important writings on cinema, collected together for the first time in one volume.
Paintings by contemporary American realist Don Nice, with emphasis on recent works relating to the Hudson Valley.
Explores philosophical ideas through an examination of popular film.
A son’s coming to terms with his mother’s decision to abandon her career as a concert pianist in order to raise her children.
The first comprehensive survey of the work of the Uruguayan printmaker and graphic artist Rimer Cardillo, presented in both English and Spanish.
Argues for a new kind of criticism, one that mediates between literal and allegorical modes of interpretation.
Environmental artists from Europe and North America talk about their work.
Confronts globalization and technology from philosophical perspectives.
Features the works of nine photographers and video artists on the cutting edge of the Cuban art scene.
Explores the career of one of America’s most noted printmakers and seminal role he played in bringing the arts to Woodstock, New York.
Offers a behind-the-scenes look at a significant era in the development and emergence of modern American art.
Examines recent Austen remakes as well as other “post-heritage” films and television shows to show how the past is reshaped for a contemporary market.
Career retrospective of modernist Albany painter Richard Callner.
Explores the numerous perspectives from which works of art can be experienced and understood.
Explores how we come to feel connected to those we have never met face-to-face.
Addresses the important role of remakes in film culture, from early cinema to contemporary Hollywood.
Drawings by one of the twentieth century’s most intellectually challenging artists.
Lithographs by American painter George Bellows, depicting the horrors and atrocities of World War I.
Examines the screenplays of the master British dramatist and screenwriter Harold Pinter.
Explores the historical evolution of Belgian cinema as well as its contemporary situation within the evolving contexts of global media and European unity.
A comparative study of the French Revolution's most famous artist and a little-known illustrator.
Draws upon a wide range of aesthetic theories and artworks in order to challenge the view that art is valueless or purely subjective.
Examines the role of the sacred in art and makes a compelling case for its continued contemporary relevance.
Surveys the influence of the Psalms in the Middle Ages, giving a unique window into the intellectual, spiritual, and emotional culture of the period.
The autobiography of painter and Binghamton University professor Dr. Irving Zupnick, who served in Panama in World War II, then studied Art History at Columbia Teachers College in the 1950s.
Examines how peoples of other nations perceive the U.S., how media of other nations portray the U.S., and how exported media products impact the U.S. image around the world.
A history of the near-simultaneous emergence of moving pictures in several countries in the mid-1890s and a thorough reevaluation of the development of the technology. CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book 1999
A collection of interviews with some of the most provocative artists of the postmodern era, including Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Carrie Mae Weems, Carolee Schneemann, Andres Serrano, Karen Finley, and Kathy Acker. These sculptors, writers, filmmakers, activists, and performance artists have forged a new vision of art that is confrontational, political, and concerned with interrupting the domination of our lives by mass culture.
Nineteenth-century landscape and outdoor drawings and sketches by the Hudson River School artists and others.
Beautifully illustrated introduction and overview to the collections of the Albany Institute of History and Art
Uses close readings of Hitchcock's films to combine an articulation of Lacan's theory of ethics with a discussion of recent theories of feminine subjectivity and queer textuality.
Cuts across perceptual psychology, art, television, film, literature, advertising, and political communication to give the reader critical insight into the holistic logic and emotional power of the images that dominate our lives.
Demonstrates that Dali's Surrealism anticipates postmodern tactics, and inaugurates "New Dali Studies" by offering an original interpretation of his relationship with the Surrealist canon.
Seeks to replace the dominant approaches to the question of the nature of art in contemporary English-speaking (analytic) philosophy with a historicist approach that emphasizes localized, cultural-historical narratives.
Explores the cultural meanings of the swimsuit issue and shows how Sports Illustrated secures a large audience of men by creating a climate of hegemonic masculinity.
Explores how Rutini’s experimental work in sonata-allegra formal procedures played a significant role in the history of music.
Presents a theory of art which is at once universal in its general conception and historically-grounded in its attention to aesthetic practices in diverse cultures. Argues that art, especially today, enjoys a special kind of autonomy but that it has, nevertheless, important social and political responsibilities.