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- Art History
The Human Figure on Film
Offers a fresh approach to the problem of the human figure in an age of digital cinema.
Tourists and Trade
How two roadside craft shops in upstate New York transformed American crafts into a fine art.
Celebrates the design work of Henry Dreyfuss and his associates that revolutionized 20th century industrial design from telephones to trains to thermostats.
Presents sculpture, painting, drawings, prints, and photographs from throughout the artist's illustrious career.
Life after the Revolution
Shares the unique story of a Christmas tree farm in Poughkeepsie, New York, where, for over four decades, women artists boldly built a space where they could create community and art together.
Shows how Sawka’s experience as a political refugee, and his working method, which emphasized imagery drawn from memory, resulted in powerful works that speak of and to the universal human condition.
Catalog of the first museum exhibition of Leonard Contino, a Brooklyn-born, self-taught abstract artist whose tenacious exploration of pictorial space spanned a fifty-year career.
The Majestic Nature of the North
The illustrated nineteenth-century travel diaries of artist, educator, and architect Thomas Kelah Wharton, documenting his trips in the lower Hudson River Valley and New Orleans to Boston and back.
The Hand of the Engraver
A rich intellectual encounter, revolving around the hands of the experimenter and those of the artist, highlighting the relation between the sciences and the arts.
Queer Art Camp Superstar
The first book-length study of Trecartin’s artistic genealogy, evolving aesthetics, radical approach to digital and Internet culture, and impact on contemporary art, film, and media.
Explores intervisual case studies in relation to migration, xenophobia, and gender.
Report on the Aeginetan Sculptures
Tells the story of Bavaria’s acquisition of ancient Greek sculptures that rivaled those acquired by England from the Parthenon.
Beauty in the City
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.
Diversity of Sacrifice
Explores sacrificial practices across a range of contexts from prehistory to the present.
Anarchism and Art
Interprets popular art forms as exhibiting core anarchist values and presaging a more democratic world.
Redefines McEntee's place in the history of nineteenth-century American landscape painting.
Documents a volatile and productive moment in the development of film studies.
The Leonardo Series
A one-to-one encounter with Leonardo da Vinci's work on human proportion.
A philosophical perspective on the relation between Paul Klee’s art and his thought.
How to Escape
Passionate and rollicking personal and intellectual essays by philosopher Crispin Sartwell.
Collecting Objects / Excluding People
Combining aesthetic and political history, explores the influence of Chinese people and objects on American visual culture.