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Situational Aesthetics
Selected Writings by Victor Burgin
Victor Burgin
The essays in this volume provide a succinct overview of Victor Burgin's multifaceted work during the last forty years—from its origins in debates within conceptual art to its present concern with everyday perception in the environment of global media.



Karel Appel, A Gesture of Colour
Jean-François Lyotard
The first volume in the new series Jean-François Lyotard: Writings on Contemporary Art and Artists is dedicated to the Dutch Abstract Expressionist painter, sculptor, and poet Karel Appel (1921–2006). Originally published in German, the book's...



Counter Culture
The American Coffee Shop Waitress
Candacy A. Taylor
"Career waitresses do more than just serve food. They are part psychiatrist, part grandmother, part friend, and they serve every walk of American life: from the retired and the widowed, to the wounded and the lonely, and from the working class to the...



Glories of the Hudson
Frederic Edwin Church's Views from Olana
Evelyn D. Trebilcock, Valerie A. Balint
"The site is the result of a careful study of the river-banks, and commands so many views of varied beauty, that all the glories of the Hudson may be said to circle it."—H. W. French, Art and Artists in Connecticut, 1879 In 1609, Henry Hudson sailed...



Kitchens, Smokehouses, and Privies
Outbuildings and the Architecture of Daily Life in the Eighteenth-Century Mid-Atlantic
Michael Olmert
In Kitchens, Smokehouses, and Privies, Michael Olmert takes us into the eighteenth-century backyards of colonial America. He explores the many small outbuildings that can still be found at obscure rural farmsteads throughout the mid-Atlantic.



Agitate! Educate! Organize!
American Labor Posters
Lincoln Cushing, Timothy W. Drescher
"We seek to inform as well as to celebrate. The best posters about American workers and the jobs at which they labor make up a visually fascinating body of work that rewards our attention. The posters were produced with a dual purpose: to entertain...



Fluid Flesh
The Body, Religion, and the Visual Arts
How do we relate the body we have and the bodies we see to the mind, or to the soul? Fluid Flesh addresses the relationship between the body, religion, and the visual arts, which is one of both love and tension. Are we able (and allowed) to think of...



The Mirror, the Window, and the Telescope
How Renaissance Linear Perspective Changed Our Vision of the Universe
Samuel Y. Edgerton
Edgerton shows how linear perspective emerged in early fifteenth-century Florence out of an artistic and religious context in which devout Christians longed for divine presence in their daily lives and ultimately undermined medieval Christian cosmology.



Antiques
The History of an Idea
Leon Rosenstein
The notion of retrieving a bit of the past-by owning a material piece of it-has always appealed to humans. Often our most prized possessions are those that have had a long history before they came into our hands. Part of the pleasure we gain from the...



A Room of Their Own
The Bloomsbury Artists in American Collections
This catalogue accompanies an exhibition organized by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, and curated by Nancy E. Green.



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