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Martial Arts as Embodied Knowledge

A wide-ranging scholarly consideration of the martial arts.

Eugene Ludins

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.

Painting Borges

A provocative examination of the artistic interpretation of twelve of Borges’s most famous stories.

Linking Collections, Building Connections

New perspectives on a century of artistic activity in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley.

Reading Objects 2011

Responses to works in the permanent collection of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz.

¡VIVA!

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 Times, Queer Becomings

Queer theory essays on time and becoming in the fields of literature, philosophy, film, and performance.

Xu Bing and Contemporary Chinese Art

Explores how Xu Bing and other contemporary Chinese artists use Western ideas within a Chinese cultural discourse.

Hitchcock at the Source

Considers the ways in which Alfred Hitchcock adapted and transformed a variety of literary works—novels, plays, and short stories—into film.

The Sadness of Antonioni

An American adventure in the Antonioni vein—visually rich and emotionally mysterious.

Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination

An authoritative and comprehensive guide to cinema’s first true blockbuster.

The Upstate New York Olympics

Offers an ironic, upstate New York take on the Olympics, performance, and the risks and rewards of the creative life.

Detecting Women

Ambitious and comprehensive history of the female detective in Hollywood film from 1929 to 2009.

Body Shots

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.

Corbino

A biography of one of America’s neglected grand masters.

Milton Avery and the End of Modernism

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.

PhanFood

A cookbook for—and by—fans of the rock band Phish.

Roman Candle

A multilayered portrait of this brash, gifted artist, whose restless voice and spirit seem as alive today as ever.

Destination Dictatorship

Examines the relationship of Spain’s 1960s tourist boom to Franco’s right-wing dictatorship.

Andy Warhol

Photographs and essays that explore the interconnections between the private and the public in the work of Andy Warhol.

A Mother's Journey and Selected Photographs

Pulitzer Prize–winning photographs document a single mother's emotional and financial struggles as her son battles a rare form of childhood cancer.

Second Takes

The first collection of essays devoted to the phenomenon of the film sequel.

Carolee Schneemann

Over forty works spanning the career of pioneering painter, filmmaker, writer, and performance/installation artist Carolee Schneemann.

Superstructure

Uses image and text to explore boundaries and points of contact between video and photography.

Cinema and the Shoah

Examines the variety of cinematic responses to the Holocaust as well as the Shoah’s impact on cinematic expression itself.

Cuban-American Literature and Art

Explores how Cuban Americans negotiate bicultural identities through cultural production.

Non-discursive Rhetoric

Examines the role of image and affect in teaching with new digital technologies and multimedia composition.

Aesthetics of Anxiety

Places anxiety at the heart of the aesthetic experience.

Panorama of the Hudson River

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.

Motherhood Misconceived

First collection of essays on cinematic motherhood.

The Suffering Will Not Be Televised

Explores how the suffering of African American women has been minimized and obscured in U.S. culture.

Eva Watson-Schütze

An overview of the career of Eva Watson-Schütze (1867–1935), one the foremost American women photographers of the early twentieth century.

The Hudson River to Niagara Falls

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.

Woodstock

The definitive oral history of the Woodstock rock festival.

Burning Darkness

Encourages a deep reading of a selection of essential Spanish films.

Unspeakable Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Culture

Explores the radical political potential of close reading to make the case for a new and invigorated psychoanalytic cultural studies.

Frameworks for Mallarme

The influence of photography and visual culture on the French poet, journalist, and critic.

Hetero

Uncovers the queer nature of heterosexuality on film.

Taking a Different Tack

An overview of an innovative and influential arts organization of the 1970s and early 1980s.

Mystery of The Night Café

Explores the spiritual vision of Van Gogh’s painting The Night Café.

New York Sings

New York's fascinating history as presented in song.

Three Documentary Filmmakers

Uses new critical approaches to demonstrate deep affinities in these vastly different filmmakers’ philosophies on film, fantasy, and reality.

Images of Thought

Explores the relationship between philosophy and art through the work of Cuban American artist Carlos Estévez.

Digital Diaspora

Traces the rise of black participation in cyberspace.

Decadent Culture in the United States

The paradoxes of the American decadent movement in the 1890s and 1920s.

Reading Objects 2008

Poems, short stories, and other personal reactions to works in the permanent collection of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz.

The Comedy of Philosophy

Melds philosophical analysis with early cinematic history to develop a fresh theory of the notion of comedy.

Negotiating Democracy

Explores the relationship between media and democracy against the broader background of globalization.

Now Playing

Locates the origins of the mass audience and the emergence of everyday moviegoing in the culture of cities.

Spectacle Pedagogy

Examines the interrelationships between art, politics, and visual culture post-9/11.

Exile Cinema

Offers a cross section of international fringe cinema.

Give and Go

A pickup basketball player looks at the pickup game as a distinctive culture using both personal experience and cultural studies theory.

Environmental Values in Christian Art

Discusses the expression of environmental values in Christian art as it displaced pagan aesthetics from the third century to the Reformation.

Seoul Searching

Korean cinema as industry, art form, and cultural product.

Judy Pfaff

Explores the recent print work of Judy Pfaff, one of America’s leading sculptors, printmakers, installation artists, and set designers.

Indian Ladder

Photographs by John Yang
Subjects: New York/regional

Beautiful landscape photographs of the Helderberg Escaprment in New York State by renowned photographer John Yang.

Paul Cushman

Overview of the life, work, times, and legacy of renowned Albany potter Paul Cushman (1767-1833)

The Death of Classical Cinema

A study of three classical filmmakers and the films they made at the cusp of the modernist movement in cinema.

The Wind and the Source

Explores the role of a significant yet elusive feature of the French landscape in literature, philosophy, and art.

Women's Space

Art historical and literary perspectives on the place of women in the medieval church.

Reading Objects 2005

Offers innovative examples of how to approach art from a variety of academic disciplines and personal perspectives.

Cavell on Film

Stanley Cavell's most important writings on cinema, collected together for the first time in one volume.

Don Nice

Paintings by contemporary American realist Don Nice, with emphasis on recent works relating to the Hudson Valley.

Doing Philosophy at the Movies

Explores philosophical ideas through an examination of popular film.

When the Music Stopped

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.

Rimer Cardillo

The first comprehensive survey of the work of the Uruguayan printmaker and graphic artist Rimer Cardillo, presented in both English and Spanish.

The Face of Immortality

Argues for a new kind of criticism, one that mediates between literal and allegorical modes of interpretation.

Art Nature Dialogues

Environmental artists from Europe and North America talk about their work.

Globalization, Technology, and Philosophy

Confronts globalization and technology from philosophical perspectives.

Utopia/Post-Utopia

Features the works of nine photographers and video artists on the cutting edge of the Cuban art scene.

Bolton Coit Brown

Explores the career of one of America’s most noted printmakers and seminal role he played in bringing the arts to Woodstock, New York.

American Artists, Authors, and Collectors

Offers a behind-the-scenes look at a significant era in the development and emergence of modern American art.

Jane Austen and Co.

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.

Richard Callner

Career retrospective of modernist Albany painter Richard Callner.

Reading Objects 2002

Explores the numerous perspectives from which works of art can be experienced and understood.

Connecting

Explores how we come to feel connected to those we have never met face-to-face.

Dead Ringers

Addresses the important role of remakes in film culture, from early cinema to contemporary Hollywood.

Robert Morris

Drawings by one of the twentieth century’s most intellectually challenging artists.

With My Profound Reverence for the Victims

Lithographs by American painter George Bellows, depicting the horrors and atrocities of World War I.

The Films of Harold Pinter

Examines the screenplays of the master British dramatist and screenwriter Harold Pinter.

Split Screen

Explores the historical evolution of Belgian cinema as well as its contemporary situation within the evolving contexts of global media and European unity.

Jacques-Louis David and Jean-Louis Prieur, Revolutionary Artists

A comparative study of the French Revolution's most famous artist and a little-known illustrator.

The Future of Art

Draws upon a wide range of aesthetic theories and artworks in order to challenge the view that art is valueless or purely subjective.

Reclaiming the Spiritual in Art

Examines the role of the sacred in art and makes a compelling case for its continued contemporary relevance.

The Place of the Psalms in the Intellectual Culture of the Middle Ages

Surveys the influence of the Psalms in the Middle Ages, giving a unique window into the intellectual, spiritual, and emotional culture of the period.

Contexts

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.

Images of the U.S. around the World

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.

Living Pictures

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

Interventions and Provocations

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.

Open-Air Sketching

Nineteenth-century landscape and outdoor drawings and sketches by the Hudson River School artists and others.

Albany Institute of History and Art

Beautifully illustrated introduction and overview to the collections of the Albany Institute of History and Art

Hitchcock's Bi-Textuality

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.

Visual Intelligence

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.

Dali and Postmodernism

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.

Art in the Social Order

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.

The Swimsuit Issue and Sport

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.

Giovanni Rutini

Explores how Rutini’s experimental work in sonata-allegra formal procedures played a significant role in the history of music.

Essays on the Nature of Art

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.