Art

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

Fragments

Architecture of the Holocaust
By Kathleen Jameson

Karl Koenig has been photographing Holocaust concentration camps for more than ten years. These photographs of the architecture and landscape of suffering, he believes, "œmay have some impact on people who are on the path to indifference."

Imprisoned Art, Complex Patronage

Plains Drawings by Howling Wolf and Zotom at the Autry National Center
By Joyce M. Szabo

The study of what has become known as Plains Indian ledger art and of Fort Marion drawings in particular, has burgeoned in the last forty years. Joyce Szabo’s examination of the two drawing books by Zotom and Howling Wolf encompasses their origins and the issues surrounding their commission as well as what the images say about their creators and their collector.

The Art of Americanization at the Carlisle Indian School

By Hayes Mauro

In this historical study, Mauro analyzes the visual imagery produced at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School as a specific instance of the aesthetics of Americanization at work. His work combines a consideration of cultural contexts and themes specific to the United States of the time and critical theory to flesh out innovative historical readings of the photographic materials.

The Maya of Modernism

Art, Architecture, and Film
By Jesse Lerner

This study examines the ways artists, architects, filmmakers, photographers, and other producers of visual culture in Mexico, the United States, Europe, and beyond have mined Mayan history and imagery.

Jean-Frederic Waldeck

Artist of Exotic Mexico
By Esther Pasztory

This work is a rediscovery of the lively and dramatic art of one of the first European artists to visit the ruins at Palenque in the early nineteenth century.

Caput Nili

How I Won the War and Lost My Taste for Oranges
By Lisa Gill

Gill's quest through the Wonderland of our healthcare system is by turns harrowing and hilarious, a must-read for anyone interested in resilience and the capacity of the human spirit to survive.

Subjects: ArtPoetryWomen

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