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Architecture, Art, and Identity in Venice and its Territories, 1450-1750

Innovation or Afterthought? Dating the San Giobbe Retrochoir

in Art, Architecture, and Identity in Venice and its Territories, 1450-1750

Joanne Allen

"Scholarship has vacillated between seeing the San Giobbe retrochoir as a typical example of the shift of the choir from the nave to the space behind the high altar in the Counter Reformation (hence dating it to the early seventeenth century) or instead as a pioneering example built in the fifteenth century of a type of space that later became more common...Allen presents compelling documentary and structural evidence to support the earlier date." -Monika Schmitter, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Merce Cunningham: Common Time

A May-December Romance? Time and Collaboration in The Seasons

in Merce Cunningham: Common Time

Juliet Bellow

"The exhibition catalogue, a tour de force of scholarship that contains an exhaustive time line of the company and insightful essays by contributors including art historians Juliet Bellow and Douglas Crimp and musicologist Benjamin Piekut, helps to flesh out other aspects that could only be glanced at in the show." -Julia Bryan-Wilson, Artforum 55, no. 9 (May 2017): 326-27.

Modernism on Stage: The Ballets Russes and the Parisian Avant-Garde by Juliet Bellow

Modernism on Stage:
The Ballets Russes and the Parisian Avant-Garde

Juliet Bellow

"Elegantly written and sumptuously illustrated, this wonderful book offers a fascinating journey through the rich intersections between music, painting, the decorative arts, and performance on the Ballets Russes stage. What is at stake here is no less than a rethinking of the concept of modernism from an intermedial perspective. Modernism on Stage is a tour de force not to be missed by anyone interested in the Ballets Russes and the Parisian avant-garde." - Marion Schmid, French Studies 67, no. 4 (October 2013): 573-574.

Foreign Artists and Communities in Modern Paris 1870-1914

The Sacre "Au Printemps": Parisian Receptions of the Ballets Russes

in Foreign Artists and Communities in Modern Paris 1870-1914

Juliet Bellow

“Juliet Bellow recounts with care how the newspaper press slandered foreign-born artists as ‘barbarian’…Bellow’s essay, together with that of Zoë Marie Jones, best illustrates how modern artists’ transnational identities dovetailed with a defiance of other rigid labels and classifications.” Alexis Clark, Art History 39, no. 3 (June 2016): 612-15

Gifts in Return: Essays in Honour of Charles Dempsey

Eloquence and Intertextuality in the Sistine Chapel

in Gifts in Return: Essays in Honour of Charles Dempsey

Kim Butler-Wingfield

Gifts in Return is a rich and richly varied volume; as such, it represents a splendid homage to the range, depth, and transformative power of the scholarship of Charles Dempsey.” — Stuart Lingo, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Washington

Artists at Court: Image-Making and Identity, 1300-1550

"Reddita lux est": Raphael and the Pursuit of Eloquence in Leonine Rome

in Artists at Court: Image-Making and Identity, 1300-1500

Kim Butler-Wingfield

"This lively and rewarding collection considers the relationship between artistic identity and court culture in Renaissance Italy and Northern Europe." -Jill Burke, University of Edinburgh

Women and Portraits in Early Modern Europe: Gender, Agency, Identity. Edited by Andrea Pearson

Women and Portraits in Early Modern Europe:
Gender, Agency, Identity

Andrea Pearson, ed.

“Pearson’s goal of providing the first study that addresses this important topic is laudable and her insightful introduction opens up a range of new strategies that invite much further study of early modern women’s portraiture.” Amanda Pipkin, University of North Carolina

Gender, Continuity, and the Shaping of Moderity in the Arts of East Asia, 16th-20th centuries

Reconfiguring Patriarchal Space: Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) and the Reconstruction of the Gardens of Nurtured Harmony

in Gender, Continuity, and the Shaping of Modernity in the Arts of East Asia, 16th - 20th Centuries

Ying-Chen Peng

Acquiring Cultures: Histories of World Art on Western Markets

Shopping China in Europe: Samuel P. Avery (1822-1904) and the Collecting of East Asian Ceramics in the United States

in Acquiring Cultures: Histories of World Art on Western Markets

Ying-Chen Peng

Articles

Nika Elder published "Art History's Image Problem" in Inside Higher Ed.

Kim Butler-Wingfield published "Networks of knowledge: Inventing 'theology' in the Stanza della Segnatura" in Studies in Iconography.

Andrea Pearson published "Sensory Piety as Social Intervention in a Mechelen Besloten Hofje" in Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art.

Nika Elder published "William Harnett Shows His Hand" in Archives of American Art Journal.

Joanne Allen presented "Crowdsourcing the past: The Society for the Study of the Church Interior collaborative online research database" in Rome with Dr. Michael Gromotka of Freie Universität, Berlin.

Joanne Allen reviewed "Architecture and Pilgrimage, 1000-1400: Southern Europe and Beyond by Deborah Howard" in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians.

Ying-Chen Peng published "Lingering between Tradition and Innovation: Photographic Portraits of Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908)" in Ars Orientalis.

 

By Emeriti Faculty

Gustave Caillebotte and the Fashioning of Identity in Impressionist Paris. Edited by Norma Broude

Gustave Caillebotte and the Fashioning of Identity in Impressionist Paris

Norma Broude

Foreign Artists and Communities in Modern Paris 1870-1914

The Italian Expatriates: De Nittis and Zandomeneghi

in Foreign Artists and Communities in Modern Paris 1870-1914

Norma Broude

 

The Power of Feminist Art: The American Movement of the 1970s, History and Impact. Edited by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard

The Power of Feminist Art:
The American Movement of the 1970s, History and Impact

Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard, eds.

Reclaiming Female Agency: Feminist Art History After Postmodernism edited by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard

Reclaiming Female Agency:
Feminist Art History After Postmodernism

Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard, eds.

"This is an excellent cross section of current feminist theory. These essays will prove invaluable not simply for students of art history, but for readers interested in the fields of cultural studies, gender theory, sociology, and others. Broude and Garrard have produced another exceptionally important and well-thought-out text!" - Linda Nochlin, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

American Women Artists, 1935-75: Gender, Culture, and Politics. Edited by Helen Langa and Paula Wisotzki

Radical Art

Helen Langa

" Radical Art is a landmark study, both in the history of printmaking and in the history of American art of the thirties. There is no better explicator of the graphic arts of this era and their cultural context than Helen Langa. Her thoroughly researched and compellingly written volume is a major scholarly contribution." - Betsy Fahlman, author of John Ferguson Weir: The Labor of Art

American's Women's Artists, 1935-75: Gender, Culture, and Politics. Edited by Helen Langa and Paula Wisotzki

American Women Artists, 1935-1975:
Gender, Culture, and Politics

Helen Langa and Paula Wisotzki, eds.

"The wonder of this book is the variety of artists considered and the rich range of scholarly voices illuminating them. Together the essays give us two generations of modern American women who persevered in their art making, often without the support of cultural institutions. The stories of their hard work, determination, and unquenchable drive to speak through their images greatly enriches the historical record and gives the reader the pleasures of discovery and new knowledge." - Wanda M. Corn, Stanford University, USA