BOOKS RECEIVED: Laura Anne Kalba, “Color in the Age of Impressionism: Commerce, Technology, and Art” (Penn State UP, 2017)
This study analyzes the impact of color-making technologies on the visual culture of nineteenth-century France, from the early commercialization of synthetic dyes to the Lumire brothers perfection of the autochrome color photography process. Focusing on Impressionist art, Laura Anne Kalba… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Frank Uekotter and Uwe Lubken, eds., “Managing the Unknown: Essays on Environmental Ignorance” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Buy from University Press Books Information is crucial when it comes to the management of resources. But what if knowledge is incomplete, or biased, or otherwise deficient? How did people define patterns of proper use in the absence of cognitive… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Lindsey A. Freeman, Benjamin Nienass, and Rachel Daniell, eds., “Silence, Screen, and Spectacle: Rethinking Social Memory in the Age of Information” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books In an age of information and new media the relationships between remembering and forgetting have changed. This volume addresses the tension between loud and often spectacular histories and those forgotten pasts we strain to hear.… Read More
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: 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
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