Film, Visual Culture, and Performing Arts

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With My Profound Reverence for the Victims

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

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.

Performing Pedagogy

Examines performance art and the powerful implications it holds for teaching in the schools.

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.

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.

Albany Institute of History and Art

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

Open-Air Sketching

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

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.

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.

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.

From Stonecutter to Sculptor

First-ever career-spanning retrospective of the nineteenth century New York sculptor, Charles Calverley.

Alumni Art 1995

Highlights the work of fourteen alumni artists from the SUNY New Paltz art department.

Critical Issues in Electronic Media

This book offers new critical perspectives on the practice of electronic media art, a field that has sparse critical and theoretical literature. It addresses the relationship between technological change and cultural change and between contemporary the

Cezanne and Modernism

This book explores how traditional relations among the arts have changed in our time, focusing on the radical transformation of Paul Cezanne.

Perverse Desire and the Ambiguous Icon

Perverse Desire and the Ambiguous Icon analyzes the limits of the applicability of psychoanalytic theory to aesthetic discourse, and in doing so expands the range of non-normative paradigms of spectatorial ...

The Influentials

Although opinion leadership has been the subject of numerous studies, in areas ranging from politics to fashion and in many societies and cultures, The Influentials represents the first systematic analysis ...

Gods of Play

This book studies the close connections between politics, culture, art, and philosophy in seventeenth-century Europe. As an emblem of this interrelationship, the author has chosen the phenomenon of the ...

Media Knowledge

This book calls for a way of reading and responding to the media culture that is more than passive reception. It argues for the fostering of critical citizenship as the key to engaging, debating, and ...

Seeing Films Politically

In this bold political rethinking of contemporary film theory, Zavarzadeh overturns the dominant concepts that fetishize film as a work of art or simple entertainment. He demonstrates how aesthetic notions ...

Intaglio Simultaneous Color Printmaking

Here is a straightforward, comprehensive reference on the art of color printmaking created by Krishna Reddy, one of the world's greatest and most innovative printmakers. This book doesn't expect the reader ...

Islamic Art and Spirituality

With remarkable breadth of vision, Seyyed Hossein Nasr reveals for both Western and Muslim readers how each art form in the islamic tradition is based upon a science of nature concerned, not with the ...

Borders and Scrolls

Invaluable overview of domestic wall paintings in the northeast from 1890-1820

A Theory of Harmony

In this introduction to natural-base music theory, Ernst Levy presents the essentials of a comprehensive, consistent theory of harmony developed from tone structure. A Theory of Harmony is a highly original ...

Conditions of Music

Music is performed, reproduced, and heard differently today as a result of twentieth-century technology. A new consideration of these changes is a practical and cultural necessity. In Conditions of Music, ...

The New Response

Introduction to contemporary painters of the Hudson River, who both continue and react to the legacy of the nineteenth-century Hudson River School of painting.

Folk Songs of the Catskills

Part of the ancient Appalachians and just a few miles up the road from a massive metropolitan area, the Catskills have been home to the variety of people who have made the history of the New World.

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Religion as Art

Religion in its most authentic part is an art form. Religion does what art does. This idea is richly illustrated and supported by materials of diverse origin. The vast range of the author's experience ...

A Theory of Art

The richness of art is manifested in contrast: contrast with other works of art, other features of human experience, other times and places, and other forms of judgment and understanding. The possibilities ...

Yugoslav Folk Music

This four-volume work is the most substantial and thorough analysis of Yugoslav folk music ever to be published in the English language. In addition to the editorially corrected reprint of the seventy-five ...