Film, Visual Culture, and Performing Arts

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Anonymous

Explores the tension between an ancient culture’s unbroken artistic tradition and the personality-driven world of contemporary art.

Collecting Objects / Excluding People

Combining aesthetic and political history, explores the influence of Chinese people and objects on American visual culture.

Native Recognition

Offers a new interpretation of the century-long relationship between the Western film genre and Native American filmmaking.

Aesthetics of the Virtual

Reconfigures classic aesthetic concepts in relation to the novelty introduced by virtual bodies.

Photo-Rapide

Contemporary life in Mali is recorded in full color documentary photographs by François Deschamps.

Malian Portrait Photography

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.

Fields of Vision

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.

The Graphic Art of Robert Cimbalo

A selection of lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, and drawings by Robert Cimbalo.

The Structures of Love

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.

Body as Evidence

Analyzes how race and gender intersect in the rhetoric and imagery of popular culture in the early twenty-first century

Shinohara Pops!

Surveys the fifty-year career of the avant-garde artist Ushio Shinohara.

Russel Wright

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.

Hitchcock, Second Edition

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.

John Emmett Connors

An artist’s appreciation of the Collar City, Troy, New York.

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.

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.

Xu Bing and Contemporary Chinese Art

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

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.

Aesthetics of Anxiety

Places anxiety at the heart of the aesthetic experience.

Non-discursive Rhetoric

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

Cuban-American Literature and Art

Explores how Cuban Americans negotiate bicultural identities through cultural production.

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.

Frameworks for Mallarme

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

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.

Burning Darkness

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

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.

Negotiating Democracy

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

The Comedy of Philosophy

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

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.

Beyond Representational Correctness

Argues that representational correctness can cause critics to miss the positive work that films and television shows can perform in reducing prejudice.

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.

Apocalyptic Dread

The power and presence of dread in recent American cinema.

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)

David Dinkins and New York City Politics

Studies the role of the media in shaping public perceptions of David Dinkins’ mayoral leadership.

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.

Worldwide Pre-Raphaelitism

Examines the influence of the Pre-Raphaelite movement on art and literature around the world.

Reading Objects 2005

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

Rebel Without a Cause

Assesses the layered meanings and persistent global legacy of an American film classic.

Cavell on Film

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

The Violent Woman

Looks at how violent women characters disrupt cinematic narrative and challenge cultural ideals.

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.

Restoring Paradise

Explores European and American esoteric traditions as reflected in literature and in art.

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.

Alchemist of the Avant-Garde

A fascinating book demonstrating the influence of alchemy and esoteric traditions on the mature art of Marcel Duchamp.

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.

Memory's Orbit

Memoir meets cultural criticism in this examination of American popular culture at the end of the century.

American Artists, Authors, and Collectors

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

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.

Robert Morris

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

The Rise of Surrealism

Examines the developments that paved the way for the Surrealist movement in literature and art.