BOOKS RECEIVED: Oscar E. Vazquez, “The End Again: Degeneration and Visual Culture in Modern Spain” (Penn State UP, 2017)
As fin de siglo Spain struggled with perceived decadence and decline, the visual arts reflected the debate and influenced the outcome. This volume argues that the way artists understood and depicted the concepts of degeneration and regeneration is essential to… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Stephen P. Reyna, “Starry Nights: Critical Structural Realism in Anthropology” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Starry Nights: Critical Structural Realism in Anthropology offers nothing less than a reinventing of the discipline of anthropology. In these six essays four published here for the first time Stephen Reyna critiques the postmodern tenets of anthropology, while devising a… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Tarja Laine: Bodies in Pain: Emotion and the Cinema of Darren Aronofsky (Berghahn Books, 2017)
The films of Darren Aronofsky invite emotional engagement by means of affective resonance between the film and the spectator’s lived body. Aronofsky’s films, which include a rich range of production from Requiem for a Dream to Black Swan, are often… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Vassos Argyrou, “The Gift of European Thought and the Cost of Living” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
European thought is often said to be a gift to the rest of the world, but what if there is no gift as such? What if there is only an economy where every giving is also a taking, and every… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Allison Morehead, “Nature’s Experiments and the Search for Symbolist Form” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books/Berkeley This provocative study argues that some of the most inventive artwork of the 1890s was strongly influenced by the methods of experimental science and ultimately foreshadowed twentieth-century modernist practices. Looking at avant-garde figures such as… Read More
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