BOOKS RECEIVED: Matthew Rampley, “The Seductions of Darwin: Art, Evolution, Neuroscience” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books The surge of evolutionary and neurological analyses of art and its effects raises questions of how art, culture, and the biological sciences influence one another, and what we gain in applying scientific methods to the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Georges Didi-Huberman, “The Surviving Image: Phantoms of Time and Time of Phantoms: Aby Warburg’s History of Art” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Limage survivante, originally published in French in 2002, is the result of Georges Didi-Hubermans extensive research into the life and work of foundational art historian Aby Warburg. Warburg envisioned an art history that drew from anthropology, psychoanalysis, and philosophy in… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jake Knapp, “Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days” (Simon & Schuster, 2016)
Sprint offers a transformative formula for testing ideas that works whether youre at a startup or a large organization. Within five days, youll move from idea to prototype to decision, saving you and your team countless hours and countless dollars.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Olivia Ange and David Berliner, eds., “Anthropology and Nostalgia” (Berghahn Books, 2015)
Buy from University Press Books Nostalgia is intimately connected to the history of the social sciences in general and anthropology in particular, though finely grained ethnographies of nostalgia and loss are still scarce. Today, anthropologists have realized that nostalgia constitutes… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Anthony M. Wachs, “The New Science of Communication: Reconsidering McLuhan’s Message for Our Modern Moment” (Duquesne UP, 2015)
The medium is the message, and we now live in a global village much of Marshall McLuhans significant contributions to communication theory has been reduced to these well-known aphorisms. And while these catchphrases do indeed capture certain aspects of his… Read More
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