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Drawing Distinctions
The Varieties of Graphic Expression
Patrick Maynard
"If our procedure is to work steadily in the direction of drawing as fine art, rather than (as we so often find) beginning from examples of such art, where shall we begin? One attractive possibility is to begin at the beginning—not the beginning in...



Dreams 1900–2000
Science, Art, and the Unconscious Mind
When Sigmund Freud published The Interpretation of Dreams in 1900, he began the modern study of a phenomenon that has fascinated human beings for thousands of years. At the same time he opened a new realm, the unconscious mind, to filmmakers and...



Eating Beauty
The Eucharist and the Spiritual Arts of the Middle Ages
Ann W. Astell
Ann W. Astell explores the ambiguity of the phrase "eating beauty." The phrase evokes the destruction of beauty, the devouring mouth of the grave, the mouth of hell.



The Engine of Visualization
Thinking through Photography
Patrick Maynard
"An extremely fascinating study, packed with insights and illumination and astute observation. It is first-rate philosophy—clearheaded, imaginative, sophisticated, and resourceful. And in its historical and technological dimensions, it connects with...



Enlightening the World
The Creation of the Statue of Liberty
Yasmin Sabina Khan
Conceived in the aftermath of the American Civil War and the grief that swept France over the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the Statue of Liberty has been a potent symbol of the nation's highest ideals since it was unveiled in 1886. Dramatically...



Excavating Modernity
The Roman Past in Fascist Italy
Joshua Arthurs
Italian Fascism's appropriation of the Roman past—the idea of Rome, or romanità—remains an enduring facet of Mussolini's regime. Excavating Modernity offers a critical assessment of romanità and its individuals, institutions, and initiatives.



Experimental Systems
Future Knowledge in Artistic Research
In the sciences, the experimental approach has proved its worth in generating what subsequently requires understanding. Can the emergent field of artistic research be inspired by recent thinking about the history and workings of science?



Eyewitnessing
The Uses of Images as Historical Evidence
Peter Burke
What place do images hold among other kinds of historical evidence? In Eyewitnessing, Peter Burke reviews graphics, photographs, films, and other media from many countries and periods and examines their pragmatic uses. This profusely illustrated book...



The Familiar Made Strange
American Icons and Artifacts after the Transnational Turn
In this volume, twelve distinguished historians offer original readings of American icons and artifacts that model new interpretive, transnational approaches to studying American history.



Fern Hunting among These Picturesque Mountains
Frederic Edwin Church in Jamaica
Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, Katherine Manthorne
Preface and Acknowledgments by Washburn S. Oberwager In 1865 the American landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church and his wife, Isabel, traveled to Jamaica on a sojourn of recovery after the tragic deaths of their two young children Herbert and Emma...



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