BOOKS RECEIVED: Amy Freund, “Portraiture and Politics in Revolutionary France” (Penn State UP, 2014)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Portraiture and Politics in Revolutionary France challenges widely held assumptions about both the genre of portraiture and the political and cultural role of images in France at the beginning of the nineteenth century. After… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Nino Zchomelidse, “Art, Ritual, and Civic Identity in Medieval Southern Italy” (Penn State UP, 2014)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In Art, Ritual, and Civic Identity in Medieval Southern Italy, Nino Zchomelidse examines the complex and dynamic roles played by the monumental ambo, the Easter candlestick, and the liturgical scroll in southern Italy… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Adam Jolles, “The Curatorial Avant-Garde: Surrealism and Exhibition Practice in France, 1925-1941” (Penn State UP, 2014)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley All too often, the historical avant-garde is taken to be incommensurate with and antithetical to the world inhabited by the museum. In The Curatorial Avant-Garde, by contrast, Adam Jolles demonstrates the surrealists’ radical… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Samantha Baskind, “Jewish Artists and the Bible in 20th-Century America” (Penn State UP, 2014)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Jack Levine, George Segal, Audrey Flack, Larry Rivers, and R. B. Kitaj have long been considered central artists in the canon of twentieth-century American art: Levine for his biting paintings and prints of social… Read More
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