AAH 2024 reading list

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Windows for the world

Windows for the world

$44.95

Jasmine Allen

This study focuses on the significance of the displays of stained glass at several international exhibitions held in Britain, France, the USA and Australia between 1851 and 1900. It provides new perspectives for the study of nineteenth-century stained glass, within these temporary secular exhibition contexts.

Architecture and ekphrasis

Architecture and ekphrasis

$29.95

Dana Arnold

This well-illustrated, accessibly written book examines how eighteenth-century prints and drawings of antique architecture operated as representations of thought. Combining original archival material with cultural theory, the book considers the idea of the past and the role of space and time in the visual ekphrasis or description of its architecture.

Colouring the Caribbean

Colouring the Caribbean

$44.95

Mia L. Bagneris

The first monographic study of the painter Agostino Brunias, this book offers a compelling, original analysis of his representation of race in the British colonial West Indies, reconsidering the way in which the artist's oeuvre has previously been understood.

Counterpractice

Counterpractice

$120.00

Rakhee Balaram

This groundbreaking book highlights a generation of women who made art as a way of defining a culture of experimental thought and practice, against the backdrop of the French women's movement or Mouvement de Libération des Femmes (1970-81)

Gee Vaucher

Gee Vaucher

$29.95

Rebecca Binns

This book situates and critically assesses the substantial body of work created by Gee Vaucher within a lineage of twentieth- and twenty-first-century art history, including radical art production of the 1970s, political protest and street art and punk design, as well as cultural, socio-economic, political and historic contexts.

Threads of globalization

Threads of globalization

$140.00

Melia Belli Bose

Threads of globalization is an interdisciplinary volume that brings fashion-specific garments, motifs, materials, and methods of production-into dialogue with gender and identity in various cultures throughout Asia during the long twentieth century.

Culture is bad for you

Culture is bad for you

$17.95

Orian Brook, Dave O'Brien, Mark Taylor

The book demonstrates that cultural jobs are the preserve of the most privileged, a 'creative class' in society, and always have been: there was no golden age for social mobility in culture. It shows how women, people of colour, and those of working class origins are missing from key parts of the workforce and audience for culture.

Baroquemania

Baroquemania

$44.95

Laura Moure Cecchini

Baroquemania offers a new account of Italian post-unification visual culture through its entanglement with the Baroque. Interrogating the Baroque's fraught afterlife in the work of Giorgio de Chirico, Armando Brasini, Lucio Fontana and others, the book reveals its role in crafting a distinctively Italian approach to modern art.

Staging art and Chineseness

Staging art and Chineseness

$36.95

Jane Chin Davidson

Questioning what the term 'Chinese art' means in the era of global art, this book situates Chinese contemporary art in the matrix of global expositions and political transnationalisms. Its case studies explore the changing political concept of Chineseness by examining performative, body-oriented video and eco-feminist works.

Decolonizing images

Decolonizing images

$130.00

Ronnie Close

Decolonizing images focuses on Egypt's local visual heritage and continues the urgent process of decolonizing the canon of photography. It presents a new account of the visual cultures produced and exhibited in Egypt by interpreting the camera's ability to conceal as much as it reveals in a complex vision of decolonial difference.

Republics and empires

Republics and empires

$130.00

Professor Melissa Dabakis, Paul Kaplan

This collection provides transnational perspectives on the significance of Italy to American art and visual culture and the impact of the United States on Italian art and popular culture. Covering the period from the risorgimento to the Cold War, it reveals the complexity of the visual discourses that bound two relatively new nations together.

Nineteenth-century women illustrators and cartoonists

Nineteenth-century women illustrators and cartoonists

$140.00

Joanna Devereux

This is the first book to focus on women illustrators in the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It features critical essays by an international group of scholars on fourteen women illustrators from Britain, Canada and the United States.

Empires of light

Empires of light

$130.00

Niharika Dinkar

Empires of light is a study of light, vision and power in colonial India. It examines the material cultures of light within imperial networks, drawing the colonial experience into contemporary debates on vision and optics to provide an art historical account of how a modern consciousness was forged amidst these dramatic transformations.

The business of time

The business of time

$130.00

Pierre-Yves Donzé

This book follows the emergence and transformation of the watch industry throughout the world from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day. In so doing, it sheds new light on the way the global economy became established.

The postsocialist contemporary

The postsocialist contemporary

$120.00

Octavian Esanu

This book engages with the historical paradigm of 'contemporary art' by examining a programme initiated in Eastern Europe by the Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros in the 1990s. The Soros Centers for Contemporary Art played a leading role in popularising the norms and conventions of 'contemporary art' throughout the region.

Art and knowledge after 1900

Art and knowledge after 1900

$44.95

James Fox, Vid Simoniti

This book explores the relationship between art and various disciplines of knowledge from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day.

Transcultural things and the spectre of Orientalism in early modern Poland-Lithuania

Transcultural things and the spectre of Orientalism in early modern Poland-Lithuania

$130.00

Tomasz Grusiecki

Is it possible for foreign things to be perceived as local? Transcultural things sets out to examine this seeming paradox, focusing on artefacts from the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

Art history

Art history

$23.95

Michael Hatt, Charlotte Klonk

Art History: A critical introduction to its methods provides a lively and stimulating introduction to methodological debates within art history. Offering a lucid account of approaches from Hegel to...

Lifestyle revolution

Lifestyle revolution

$36.95

Ben Highmore

Lifestyle revolution charts how class culture, which many thought would be dissolved by mass consumption, was remade in the postwar period from flat-pack furniture, Mediterranean cuisine and lifestyle magazines - as a world of symbolic goods became an intimate environment alive with new feelings and attitudes.

Painting her pleasure

Painting her pleasure

$130.00

Lauren Jimerson

Painters Marie Vassilieff, Émilie Charmy and Suzanne Valadon explored sexuality and questioned gender identity. Working in early twentieth-century Paris, these women contravened social mores, challenged traditional and avant-garde artistic practices and partook in the making of the modern nude.

Otherwise

Otherwise

$27.95

Amelia Jones, Erin Silver

A crucial resource for specialists and students seeking to enrich their understanding of the relationship between gender politics and visual culture.

No more giants

No more giants

$130.00

Jessica Kelly

This book is a history of J. M. Richards' career as editor of The Architectural Review and as an architectural critic and writer from 1933-73. The book explores Richards' ideas about anonymity, modernism and public participation in architecture.

Transmodern

Transmodern

$44.95

Christian Kravagna, in2words

Transmodern examines the global dimension of modern art by tracing the crossroads of modernisms in Asia, Europe and the Americas. It explores path-breaking transcultural art practices from the 1920s to the 1960s in the framework of decolonial movements and transcultural thinking.

Didi-Huberman and the image

Didi-Huberman and the image

$29.95

Chari Larsson

This is the first English-language study of the legendary French art historian Georges Didi-Huberman. With clear discussions of Didi-Huberman's ideas and arguments, this book offers an excellent introduction to one of the most influential critical thinkers writing today.

Russian Orientalism in a global context

Russian Orientalism in a global context

$140.00

Maria Taroutina, Allison Leigh

This volume features new research by an international group of scholars on Russia's historic relationship with Asia and the ways in which it was mediated and represented in the fine, decorative, and performing arts and architecture from the mid-eighteenth century to the first two decades of Soviet rule.

Above sea

Above sea

$45.95

Jenny Lin

A counter-touristic guide to one of the world's fastest developing megacities, this book intervenes in global contemporary art discourse by exploring the cross-cultural histories and creative conflicts buried beneath Shanghai's glamorous cosmopolitan façades.

Narrative painting in nineteenth-century Europe

Narrative painting in nineteenth-century Europe

$130.00

Nina Lübbren

How do pictures tell stories? This ground-breaking book analyses visual narrative in nineteenth-century history and genre paintings across Europe. It reveals how artists constructed plots via objects, managing the tension between narrative and style and prompting viewers to weave their own tales.

Charting space

Charting space

$140.00

Elize Mazadiego

Taking its inspiration from the spatial turn in the humanities, this volume examines conceptual art's diverse forms of mapping between the 1960s and the 1990s to critically engage with space and spatiality.

The medium of Leonora Carrington

The medium of Leonora Carrington

$29.95

Catriona McAra

A critical survey of Leonora Carrington's legacies in contemporary creative practice. The medium of Leonora Carrington explores why creative people, especially women, are preoccupied with making work in her legacy today.

Women, the arts and globalization

Women, the arts and globalization

$30.95

Marsha Meskimmon, Dorothy Price

This book brings transnational feminist theory and criticism together with women's art practices to discuss the connections between aesthetics, gender and identity in a global world; shows the movement of women globally rarely matches dominant models of global exchange; traces their eccentric experiences of the effects of globalization.

Painting Dublin, 1886-1949

Painting Dublin, 1886-1949

$36.95

Kathryn Milligan

This book explores artists' visualisations of Dublin during a key period of the city's political and social history. Based on close and contextual readings of original paintings and prints, along with new archival research, it shows how artists in Ireland creatively responded to the urban environment where they lived and worked.

Culture is not an industry

Culture is not an industry

$24.95

Justin O'Connor

Culture is not an industry argues that art and culture in the UK need to renew their social contract and re-align with the radical agenda for a more equitable future. Bold and uncompromising, the book offers a powerful vision for change.

The Material Renaissance

The Material Renaissance

$26.95

Michelle O'Malley, Evelyn Welch

Focussing on the consumer demand for goods in Renaissance Italy, The Material Renaissance establishes the dynamic social character of exchange. It demonstrates that the cost of goods, including the price of the most basic items, was largely contingent upon on the relationship between buyer and seller.

Productive failure

Productive failure

$30.95

Alpesh Kantilal Patel

This monograph provides novel methods for writing transnational South Asian art history outside of genealogy.

The ecological eye

The ecological eye

$36.95

Andrew Patrizio

This book synthesises a variety of approaches to the visual, drawn from politics, theory, feminism and activism, in order to provide the blueprint for an ecocritical art history.

Performance art and revolution

Performance art and revolution

$130.00

Sanja Perovic

This book assesses Stuart Brisley's seminal influence on British art through his lifelong engagement with the histories and imaginaries of revolution. It links together revolutionary history with the author's critical dialogue with Brisley, developed over many years, to explore how revolutionary art, politics and history relate today.

Killing Men & Dying Women

Killing Men & Dying Women

$29.95

Griselda Pollock

This book explores how theories of embodiment, the gesture, hysteria and subjectivity can deepen our understanding of New York abstract painting. Providing readings of paintings by Krasner and examining images of Pollock and Frankenthaler at work, it builds a bridge between the New York artist-women and their other, Marilyn Monroe.

The senses in interior design

The senses in interior design

$140.00

John Potvin, Marie-Ève Marchand, Benoit Beaulieu

Interior design is all about the senses. This volume explores how sight, touch, smell, hearing and taste have been mobilised within various forms of interiors from the late sixteenth century to today. It provides new insight on the significance of the senses in all aspects of interior design and decoration.

German Expressionism

German Expressionism

$51.95

Dorothy Price

This book presents new research on the histories and legacies of the German Expressionist group Blaue Reiter, the founding force behind modernist abstraction. It offers a novel perspective on familiar aspects of Expressionism and abstraction, taking seriously the inheritance of modernism for the twenty-first century.

Taking place

Taking place

$130.00

Erin Silver

This book presents examination of queer and feminist alternative art spaces in Canada and the United States from the late-1960s to the present. It explores how queer and feminist artists have responded to the institutions and histories they have inherited.

Surrealist sabotage and the war on work

Surrealist sabotage and the war on work

$36.95

Abigail Susik

Surrealist sabotage and the war on work is an art historical study devoted to international surrealism's critique of wage labour between 1920 and 1980. Topics such as automatism, artworks across media, radical publications and social interventions are examined in relation to the movement's ongoing demand for non-alienated work.

The ABC of the projectariat

The ABC of the projectariat

$18.95

Kuba Szreder

The ABC of the projectariat contributes new thinking and practical responses to the widespread problem of precarious labour in the field of contemporary art. It works as both a critical analysis and a practical handbook, speaking to and about the vast cohort of artistic freelancers worldwide.

Women art workers and the Arts and Crafts movement

Women art workers and the Arts and Crafts movement

$21.95

Zoë Thomas

Women Art Workers provides a new social and cultural history of the Arts and Crafts movement which offers unprecedented insight into how women constructed alternative, creative lifestyles and disseminated the ethos of the social importance of the Arts and Crafts across new local, national, and international spheres of influence.

Ford Madox Brown

Ford Madox Brown

$66.95

Colin Trodd

This original book explores the thinking behind Brown's murals in Manchester Town Hall. It argues that Brown was the most innovative artist in Victorian Britain and that he used this public commission to contest the liberal model of British history favoured by the Manchester Corporation.

"I am Jugoslovenka!"

"I am Jugoslovenka!"

$36.95

Jasmina Tumbas

Coining the term "Jugoslovenka" to designate the unique history of Yugoslav women's resistance to patriarchy during and after socialism, this book shows how Yugoslavia's anti-fascist, transnational and feminist legacies manifest in performance, conceptual, video and activist works.

The invisible painting

The invisible painting

$18.95

Gabriel Weisz Carrington, Jonathan P. Eburne

In this memoir, Gabriel Weisz Carrington, son of the renowned Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington, draws on remembered conversations and events to demythologise his mother and declare her not an icon or a goddess but, first and foremost, an artist.

Monumental cares

Monumental cares

$36.95

Mechtild Widrich

Monumental cares links the monument debate of the last decade to the history of realism, showing how art can address problems like the climate crisis, migration and authoritarian politics. Case studies range from Chicago and Berlin to Oslo, Bucharest and Hong Kong, in media ranging from marble and glass to cardboard, graffiti and re-enactment.

Albrecht Dürer's material world

Albrecht Dürer's material world

$36.95

Edward H. Wouk, Jennifer Spinks

This highly illustrated catalogue presents new essays on Albrecht Dürer, focusing on an understudied aspect of his practice: the material worlds of manufacture, design and trade.

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