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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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.

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 ...