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

Roadcut

The Architecture of Antoine Predock
By Christopher Curtis Mead

Architectural historian Christopher Mead traces Antoine Predock's development over forty years from early work in Albuquerque to twenty-first-century projects like Winnipeg's Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Neo-Mexicanism

Mexican Figurative Painting and Patronage in the 1980s
By Teresa Eckmann

Eckmann's study addresses such important questions as how neo-Mexicanist art has been defined, what its motivations and influences are, how it has been promoted and interpreted, and to what extent that patronage has influenced the development and construction of the movement.

Desire for Magic

Patrick Nagatani 1978–2008
Edited by Michele M. Penhall

This distinctive monograph designed by Christopher Kaltenbach is the first publication to survey the major photographic campaigns Patrick Nagatani (b. 1945) has completed during his long and still unfolding career.

Subjects: ArtPhotography

The Cosmos of the Yucatec Maya

Cycles and Steps from the Madrid Codex
By Merideth Paxton

The Cosmos of the Yucatec Maya traces the implications of a previously unrecognized image of the solar year in the Madrid Codex to find new meanings in the Dresden Codex and the Maya calendar system and a regional settlement organization in Yucatan.

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