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Frame, Glass, Verse
The Technology of Poetic Invention in the English Renaissance
Rayna Kalas
In a book that draws attention to some of our most familiar and unquestioned habits of thought—from "framing" to "perspective" to "reflection"—Rayna Kalas suggests that metaphors of the poetic imagination were once distinctly material and technical in...



The Revival of Medieval Illumination
Nineteenth-Century Belgium Manuscripts and Illuminations from a European Perspective
KADOC Artes 8 The art of illumination, usually associated with the Middle Ages, experienced a spectacular revival in nineteenth-century Western Europe. This completely different context gave the illuminations another import. The output of the lay and...



Philosophy of Photography
Henri Van Lier
In his profoundly original and innovative reflection on the medium, Van Lier takes note of photography's formal peculiarities and its position and function in human and social life.



Collective Inventions
Surrealism in Belgium
Lieven Gevaert Series 5 Surrealism's French manifestations are best known, but Belgium also had a complex history of Surrealist activity in the early twentieth century, one as radical and visionary as that in France. A number of groups affiliated...



Visions of Belonging
New England Art and the Making of American Identity
Julia B. Rosenbaum
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries depictions of New England flooded the American art scene. Childe Hassam, Willard Metcalf, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Weir, and other well-known artists produced images of quaint villages...



Mummies and Death in Egypt
Françoise Dunand, Roger Lichtenberg
"Today, a good century after the first X-rays of mummies, Egyptology has the benefit of all the methods and means at the disposal of forensic medicine. The 'mummy stories' we tell have changed their tone, but they have enjoyed much success, with...



Communities without Borders
Images and Voices from the World of Migration
David Bacon
When we finally arrived at my brother's house in the United States, I thought about how far I was from home in Mexico. I looked back, saw the sun setting, and thought about my father and what he might be doing. I thought, 'Why did I come so far, and...



Tables of Knowledge
Descartes in Vermeer's Studio
Harriet Stone
Descartes believed that his analytic model applied to all fields of research and that all branches of science lead to truth. His many analogies with literature and art notwithstanding, Descartes offers an entry into knowledge that fails nevertheless...



Chaos and Cosmos
On the Image in Aesthetics and Art History
Karen Lang
Writing in 1940, the prominent German art historian Erwin Panofsky asked, "How, then, is it possible to build up art history as a respectable scholarly discipline, if its objects come into being by an irrational and subjective process?" In Chaos and...



The Deceivers
Art Forgery and Identity in the Nineteenth Century
Aviva Briefel
The nineteenth century witnessed an unprecedented increase in art forgery, caused both by the advent of national museums and by a rapidly growing bourgeois interest in collecting objects from the past. This rise had profound repercussions on notions...



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