Art

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

An American Modernist
By Carolyn Kastner

The first full-length critical analysis of the paintings of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, this book focuses on Smith’s role as a modernist in addition to her status as a wellknown Native American artist. With close readings of Smith’s work, Carolyn Kastner shows how Smith simultaneously contributes to and critiques American art and its history.

Detonography

The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg
By Evelyn Rosenberg
Photographs by John Trotter

In this book, the first to showcase her work, Evelyn Rosenberg describes the history and genesis of Detonography and explains from conception to installation how a piece of explosive art is made.

Subjects: ArtSouthwest

Art of the National Parks

Historic Connections, Contemporary Interpretations
By Susan Hallsten McGarryJean SternTerry Lawson Dunn

In Art of the National Parks, seventy painters and sculptors offer distinctive visions of eight of the nation’s most beloved wild lands: Acadia, Everglades, Grand Canyon, Grand Tetons, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Zion.

Subjects: Art

An Archaeology of Architecture

Photowriting the Built Environment
By Dennis Tedlock

Page by page, this book takes us on a journey through the built world that ranges from Greece to Guatemala and from New York to San Francisco. Tedlock practices what he calls photowriting, a creative process that brings photographer and writer together in the same person.

Dark Light

The Ceramics of Christine Nofchissey McHorse
By Garth ClarkMark Del Vecchio
Photographs by Addison Doty

Dark Light is the first book on the ceramics of the great Navajo ceramist Christine Nofchissey McHorse and features her award-winning sculptural black series begun in 1998.

Subjects: Art

Weekends with O'Keeffe

By C. S. Merrill

In 1973 Georgia O’Keeffe employed C. S. Merrill to catalog her library for her estate. Merrill, a poet who was a graduate student at the University of New Mexico, was twenty-six years old and O’Keeffe was eighty-five, almost blind, but still painting. Over seven years, Merrill was called upon for secretarial assistance, cooking, and personal care for the artist. Merrill’s journals reveal details of the daily life of a genius.

Subjects: ArtMemoir

No Deal!

Indigenous Arts and the Politics of Possession
Edited by Tressa Berman

No Deal! encompasses a diverse group of artists, curators, art historians, and anthropologists from Australia and North America in order to investigate social relations of possession through the artifacts and motifs of Indigenous expressive culture. The contributors speak from the standpoints of Indigenous systems of knowledge as well as from western epistemologies and their institutions, interrogating what it means to “own culture.” The case studies in this volume contribute to notions of “ownership” and “possession” through the lens of art and its associated rights to production, circulation, performance, and representation.

Subjects: ArtAnthropology

Mary Mito

By Arden Reed

With uncanny skill, Mary Mito brings the world into focus—ripples on the water’s surface, a stick’s shadow, a scattering of sand. She convincingly renders sights that never call out to us, that we assume to be beneath our notice, like barren fields or animal tracks.

Subjects: Art

Gus Blaisdell Collected

Edited by William PetersonNicole Blaisdell Ivey

This long-awaited collection of Blaisdell’s critical writings includes essays on literature, art, and film, along with moving tributes by some of the distinguished writers who numbered Blaisdell among their friends.

A Meticulous Serenity

The Prints of Clinton Adams, 1948-1997: A Catalogue Raisonné
By Robert Conway

This complete catalogue raisonné of Clinton Adams prints includes commentary from the artist garnered from interviews with the author.

Subjects: Art

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