BOOKS RECEIVED: Kimberly Orcutt, “Power and Posterity: American Art at Philadelphia’s 1876 Centennial Exhibition” (Penn State UP, 2017)
: Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley A milestone in American cultural history, the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia was one of the most broadly shared, heavily attended, and thoroughly documented public experiences of the nineteenth century. Power and Posterity… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jo Applin, Catherine Spencer, and Amy Tobin, eds., “London Art Worlds: Mobile, Contingent, and Ephemeral Networks, 1960-1980” (Penn State UP, 2017)
: Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The essays in this collection explore the extraordinarily rich networks of international artists and art practices that emerged in and around London during the 1960s and 70s, a period that saw an explosion… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Eugenia Afinoguenova, “The Prado: Spanish Culture and Leisure, 1819-1939” (Penn State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The Prado takes an unconventional look at Spains most iconic art museum. Focusing on the Prado as a space of urban leisure, Eugenia Afinogunova highlights the political history of the museums relation to the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Helena Wulff, ed., “The Anthropologist as Writer: Genres and Contexts in the Twenty-First Century” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Writing is crucial to anthropology, but which genres are anthropologists expected to master in the 21st century? This book explores how anthropological writing shapes the intellectual content of the discipline and academic careers. First,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Sarah Pink and Simone Abram, eds., “Media, Anthropology and Public Engagement” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Contemporary anthropology is done in a world where social and digital media are playing an increasingly significant role, where anthropological and arts practices are often intertwined in museum and public intervention contexts, and where… Read More
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