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A Singular Cloud: Race, Natural Science, and the Origins of Art History in the United States, 1845-1875
(Rice University, 2014)
The abolition of slavery in the United States incited a social rupture that spread even to the halls of Harvard University. In defense of liberal ethics of equality and freedom, the study of art, previously the domain of ...
A Lexicon of Suburban Neologisms
The suburbs have always been a fertile space for imagining both the best and the worst of modern social life. Portrayed alternately as a middle-class domestic utopia and a dystopic world of homogeneity and conformity--with ...
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Andy Coolquitt makes objects and environments that exist in symbiosis with human relationships. During the 1990s, his life and work revolved around an expansive studio/artist commune/performance space/living sculpture/party ...
Stories Told in the Shape of a Sphere
Amy Patton's latest film Oil slips between a theater production of Upton Sinclair's novel of the same name and the making of the film itself. Bitter, Black Thoughts is the first book on Patton's films and features her notes ...
Subtle Shifts: Artur Zmijewski
Artist entry on Artur Zmijewski in "Brave New Worlds" catalogue
Respect and Pride Restored: Zwelethu Mthethwa
Artist entry on Zwelethu Mthetwa in "Brave New Worlds" catalogue
Induction and Intuition, on the Center for Land Use Interpretation's Metholology
Since 1994, The Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI)--a research organization based in Culver City, California--has studied the U.S. landscape, using multidisciplinary research, information processing and interpretive ...
Lessons in Buffoonery and Bravado: Erik Van Lieshout
Artist entry on Erik Van Lieshout for "Brave New Worlds" catalogue
Sunlight and Fresh Air: Picturing Life in the Central-Hall Houses of Beirut, 1890-1920
(Rice University, 2012)
In the last thirty years of Ottoman rule in Beirut, Lebanon, a form of domestic architecture developed that became the ultimate status symbol for the burgeoning bourgeoisie of the city. This new type of dwelling came to ...
The Dizzident: Lia Perjovschi
Artist entry on Lia Perjovschi in "Brave New Worlds" catalogue