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Art Subjects

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Art Subjects by Howard Singerman Book Summary:

"Few sites within the university open a richer critical reflection than that of the M.F.A., with its complex crossing of professionalism, theory, humanistic knowledge, and the absolute exposure of practice. Howard Singerman's Art Subjects does a magnificent job of both laying out our current crises, letting us see the shards of past practices embedded in them, and of demonstrating—rendering urgent and discussable—what it now means either to assume or award the name of the artist."—Stephen Melville, author of Seams, editor of Vision and Textuality "Art Subjects is a must read for anyone interested in both the education and status of the visual artist in America. With careful attention to detail and nuance, Singerman presents a compelling picture of the peculiarly institutional myth of the creative artist as an untaught and unteachable being singularly well adapted to earn a tenure position at a major research university. A fascinating study, thoroughly researched yet oddly, and movingly, personal."—Thomas Lawson, Dean, Art School, CalArts

Art History, After Sherrie Levine

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Art History, After Sherrie Levine by Howard Singerman Book Summary:

“Howard Singerman’s new volume is truly groundbreaking for reasons that might at first seem counter-intuitive in their common sense: he smartly sets artistic production of the 1980s in context, looking at artworks in parallel with intellectual dialogues of the time in order to show how each was deeply enmeshed in the other—and then he radically expands his art-historical frame. Taking up the work of one remarkable artist, Sherrie Levine, in light of art-historical precedents set by, among many others, Constantin Brancusi and Marcel Duchamp, Singerman traces what would seem to be (but are not) incorrigible lines of medium-specificity and conceptual strategy through the decades. Singerman proves that postmodernism does not necessarily enact the break we’ve been told it does (so much as make possible other, transformed, iterations of longstanding discourses in art) while simultaneously offering readers a new entry into debates of the last thirty years. When it comes to revising our understanding of twentieth-century and contemporary art, Singerman’s groundbreaking project is, indeed, art history, but only as it can be written after Sherrie Levine.” —Johanna Burton, editor of Cindy Sherman “Howard Singerman presents a solid overview not only of the career of the contemporary artist Sherrie Levine, but also of what came to be known as postmodernism in the late 1970s and 1980s. Singerman mobilizes a broad range of sources, moving back and forth comfortably between discursive and historical ground on the one hand, and theoretical speculation on the other. Art History, After Sherrie Levine answers many questions about American art of the late twentieth century. Rich in detail and challenging in ideas, it is a pleasure to read.” —Alexander Alberro, author of Conceptual Art and the Politics of Publicity

International Handbook of Research in Arts Education

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International Handbook of Research in Arts Education by Liora Bresler Book Summary:

Providing a distillation of knowledge in the various disciplines of arts education (dance, drama, music, literature and poetry and visual arts), this essential handbook synthesizes existing research literature, reflects on the past, and contributes to shaping the future of the respective and integrated disciplines of arts education. While research can at times seem distant from practice, the Handbook aims to maintain connection with the live practice of art and of education, capturing the vibrancy and best thinking in the field of theory and practice. The Handbook is organized into 13 sections, each focusing on a major area or issue in arts education research.

Art of the Deal

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Art of the Deal by Noah Horowitz Book Summary:

Art today is defined by its relationship to money as never before. Prices of living artists' works have been driven to unprecedented heights, conventional boundaries within the art world have collapsed, and artists now think ever more strategically about how to advance their careers. Artists no longer simply make art, but package, sell, and brand it. Noah Horowitz exposes the inner workings of the contemporary art market, explaining how this unique economy came to be, how it works, and where it's headed. He takes a unique look at the globalization of the art world and the changing face of the business, offering the clearest analysis yet of how investors speculate in the market and how emerging art forms such as video and installation have been drawn into the commercial sphere. By carefully examining these developments against the backdrop of the deflation of the contemporary art bubble in 2008, "Art of the Deal" is a must-read book that demystifies collecting and investing in today's art market.

Artistic Citizenship

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Artistic Citizenship by Mary Schmidt Campbell,Randy Martin Book Summary:

Artistic Citizenship asks the question: how do people in the creative arts prepare for, and participate in, civic life? This volume, developed at NYU’s Tisch School, identifies the question of artistic citizenship to explore civic identity – the role of the artist in social and cultural terms. With contributions from many connected to the Tisch School including: novelist E.L. Doctorow, performance artist Karen Finley, theatre guru Richard Schechner, and cultural theorist Ella Shohat, this book is indispensable to anyone involved in arts education or the creation of public policy for the arts.

Studies in Art Education

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Art/Work

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Art/Work by Julia Quinn Bryan-Wilson Book Summary:

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Art Journal

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Making American Art

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Making American Art by Pam Meecham,Julie Sheldon Book Summary:

Making American Art presents a thematic, interdisciplinary examination of art in the United States from the seventeenth century to the present day. The themes and issues explored in Making American Art pull together documentary material, art works and contemporary theory to enliven what can often be a complex and geographically overwhelming history. The abiding and connective theme of the book is an extended and multidimensional examination of the perennial and vexing question: what is American about American art? In attempting an answer, the book draws upon topics that are not always present in conventional art-historical accounts - the education of the artist, the mechanisms for promoting and institutionalising art work, the facilities for reproducing and disseminating American art, and the organisation of artistic activities. In considering the quest for an authentic expression of Americanism in the visual arts this book incorporates areas that normally fall outside the remit of high art, such as the conditions under which American art was produced. Chapter topics include: education and the American artist art into reproduction touring America the art of American landscape accommodating American art writing about American art. Making American Art includes a detailed and discursive account of the reception of American art and artists outside the United States.

Frieze

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Arte desde 1900

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Arte desde 1900 by Hal Foster,Yve-Alain Bois,Rosalind E. Krauss,Benjamin H. D. Buchloh Book Summary:

Con una estructura clara año a año, los autores presentan más de un centenar de artículos que, centrados en un acontecimiento crucial –la creación de una obra seminal, la publicación de un texto importante o la inauguración de una exposición fundamental, por ejemplo– contienen un gran volumen de información sobre el arte desde 1900 hasta nuestros días. Se exploran en profundidad todos los puntos de inflexión y los avances clave de la modernidad y la posmodernidad, sin olvidar las frecuentes reacciones modernas que proponían visiones alternativas del arte y del mundo. Cada uno de los autores ha escrito una introducción en la que se ocupa de las metodologías en boga en la historia del arte, informando y aumentando el grado de comprensión del lector en lo tocante a su práctica actual. La estructura flexible y las numerosas referencias cruzadas permiten que éste trace su propio camino a lo largo del siglo y siga cualquiera de las muchas narraciones que se despliegan en el libro, ya sea la historia de un medio como la pintura, el desarrollo del arte en un país determinado, la influencia de un movimiento como el Surrealismo o la aparición de un corpus estilístico o conceptual como la abstracción o el Minimalismo. El texto está ilustrado con más de seiscientas obras canónicas (y anticanónicas) del siglo, la mayoría en color. Recuadros con información sobre acontecimientos, lugares y personajes clave, así como un glosario y una amplia bibliografía, completan este excepcional volumen. Además de las introducciones a sus enfoques teóricos, los autores también han tomado parte en dos mesas redondas –una situada a mediados de siglo, la otra al final del libro– en las que se discuten algunas de las cuestiones planteadas por las décadas precedentes, al tiempo que dirigen su mirada al arte del futuro. Destinada a convertirse en la referencia sobre la materia, «Arte desde 1900» es una lectura esencial para cualquier persona que quiera comprender las complejidades del arte en el mundo contemporáneo.

Sharon Lockhart

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Sharon Lockhart by Howard Singerman Book Summary:

A nuanced reading of an artwork that explores a place, transitory and pastoral, where childhood might be lived and imagined differently Sharon Lockhart's Pine Flat (2006) takes its name from a small hamlet in the foothills of the western slope of the Sierra Nevadas, just inside the Giant Sequoia National Monument. The work itself comprises three distinct parts: a set of three photographs of landscapes; a larger set of posed studio portraits of children and young teenagers; and a 138-minute 16-millimeter film, which is itself assembled from twelve ten-minute scenes--each a single immobile take--divided in half by a ten-minute intermission. This volume in Afterall's One Work series offers a nuanced reading of Lockhart's work, with color illustrations from both series of photographs and the film. Art historian Howard Singerman sees in Pine Flat not a straightforward portrait of a community of children or ethnography of a place. Rather, the work explores the possibility of a space for childhood in which children have the right to intimacy, innocence, and interest outside adult narratives. The children in Pine Flat are posed formally and conventionally, but the space they occupy and the identities they construct are their own. Youth culture has long been exploited, to sell itself in order to be sold to; today, the rights of children to their own childhoods are constantly eroded. In Pine Flat, Singerman argues, Lockhart proposes a place, transitory and pastoral, "where childhood might be lived differently, imagined under a different order of power and possibility."

Making the "America of Art"

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Making the "America of Art" by Naomi Z. Sofer Book Summary:

"Making the "America of Art" demonstrates that beginning in the 1850s, women writers challenged the terms of the Scottish Common Sense philosophy, which had made artistic endeavors acceptable in the new Republic by subordinating aesthetic motivation to moral and educational goals. Harriet Beecher Stowe and Augusta Jane Evans drew on Ruskin to argue for the creation of a religiously based national aesthetic. In the postbellum years Louisa May Alcott, Rebecca Harding Davis, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, and Constance Fenimore Woolson continued the process in a series of writings that revolved around three central areas of concern: the place of the popular in the realm of high art; the role of the genius; and the legacy of the Civil War." "Sofer significantly revises the history of 19th-century American women's authorship by detailing the gradual process that produced women writers wholly identified with literary high culture at the century's end."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

John White Alexander and the Construction of National Identity

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John White Alexander and the Construction of National Identity by Sarah J. Moore,John White Alexander Book Summary:

Moreover, it provides a broad picture of the historical, political, cultural, and aesthetic context in which Alexander's works in particular, and those of his cosmopolitan colleagues in general, were produced and discussed."--BOOK JACKET.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

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The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture by Carol Crown,Cheryl Rivers,Charles Reagan Wilson Book Summary:

Folk art is one of the American South's most significant areas of creative achievement, and this comprehensive yet accessible reference details that achievement from the sixteenth century through the present. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture explores the many forms of aesthetic expression that have characterized southern folk art, including the work of self-taught artists, as well as the South's complex relationship to national patterns of folk art collecting. Fifty-two thematic essays examine subjects ranging from colonial portraiture, Moravian material culture, and southern folk pottery to the South's rich quilt-making traditions, memory painting, and African American vernacular art, and 211 topical essays include profiles of major folk and self-taught artists in the region.

Maya Deren and the American Avant-Garde

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Maya Deren and the American Avant-Garde by Bill Nichols,Maya Deren Book Summary:

Regarded as one of the founders of the postwar American independent cinema, Maya Deren was a poet, photographer, ethnographer and filmaker. These essays examine Deren's writings, films, and legacy from a variety of perspectives.

The Vexations of Art

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The Vexations of Art by Svetlana Alpers Book Summary:

Now available in paperback A major art historian reflects on a great tradition of European painting. "The Vexations of Art is an engrossing, passionate attempt to re-engage with painting as a mode of thought at a time when 'it is not clear in what form the resource of painting--for surely painting has been a singular resource of the greater European culture--will continue."--Jackie Wullschlager, Financial Times "[A] fascinating book that will surely generate discussion for some time to come."--Mindy Nancarrow, Renaissance Quarterly

Making It in the Art World

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Making It in the Art World by Brainard Carey Book Summary:

Presents a career development guide for artists, covering such topics as evaluating works, submitting art to museums and galleries, organizing events, raising funds, and using social media to promote one's art.

Learning in and Through Art

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Learning in and Through Art by Stephen M. Dobbs Book Summary:

This Handbook provides a practical, straightforward guide to the theory and practice of discipline-based art education. This comprehensive approach to art education has transformed the way students create and understand art; it also offers opportunities for relating art to other subjects as well as to the personal interests and abilities of young learners. This completely revised edition explains how DBAE draws content from the disciplines of art-making, art criticism, art history and aesthetics, and shows how the practice of DBAE in schools over the past several years has influenced how art is taught today.

Eccentric Modernisms

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Eccentric Modernisms by Tirza True Latimer Book Summary:

What if we ascribe significance to aesthetic and social divergences rather than waving them aside as anomalous? What if we look closely at what does not appear central, or appears peripherally, or does not appear at all, viewing ellipses, outliers, absences, and outtakes as significant? Eccentric Modernisms places queer demands on art history, tracing the relational networks connecting cosmopolitan eccentrics who cultivated discrepant strains of modernism in America during the 1930s and 1940s. Building on the author’s earlier studies of Gertrude Stein and other lesbians who participated in transatlantic cultural exchanges between the world wars, this book moves in a different direction, focusing primarily on the gay men who formed Stein’s support network and whose careers, in turn, she helped to launch, including the neo-romantic painters Pavel Tchelitchew and writer-editor Charles Henri Ford. Eccentric Modernisms shows how these “eccentric modernists” bucked trends by working collectively, reveling in disciplinary promiscuity and sustaining creative affiliations across national and cultural boundaries.