Professor Emeritus T.J. Clark’s “Heaven on Earth: Painting and the Life to Come”

Heaven on earth

The latest publication from Modern Art Professor Emeritus T.J. Clark is now available to check out from the Main Stacks in Doe Memorial Library.

From the Thames & Hudson website:

“The idea of heaven on earth haunts the human imagination. The day will come, say believers, when the pain and confusion of mortal life will give way to a transfigured community. Such a vision of the world seems indelible. Even politics, some reckon, has not escaped from the realm of the sacred: its dreams of the future still borrow their imagery from the prophets. In Heaven on Earth, T. J. Clark sets out to investigate the very different ways painting has given form to the dream of God’s kingdom come. He goes back to the late Middle Ages and Renaissance – to Giotto in Padua, Bruegel facing the horrors of religious war, Poussin painting the Sacraments, Veronese unfolding the human comedy. Was it to painting’s advantage, is Clark’s question, that in an age of enforced orthodoxy (threats of hellfire, burnings at the stake) artists could reflect on the powers and limitations of religion without putting their thoughts into words?

At the heart of the book stands Bruegel’s ironic but tender picture of The Land of Cockaigne, but also Veronese’s inscrutable Allegory of Love. The story ends with Picasso’s Fall of Icarus, made for UNESCO in 1958, which already seems to signal – perhaps to prescribe – an age when all futures are dead.”


Professor Margaretta Lovel’s “A Material World”

Read the new publication, edited by Professor Margaretta Lovel, Jay D. McEvoy Chair in the History of American Art, available for check out from the Art History / Classics Library and the Main Stacks.

A Material World

(From the Penn State University Press Website.)

A Material World

Culture, Society, and the Life of Things in Early Anglo-America

Edited by George W. Boudreau, and Margaretta M. Lovell

“A vibrant compendium of essays that gives a master class in object analysis and shatters old categories of material and visual culture. Together, the authors powerfully demonstrate the global movement of commodities, the sometimes numinous power of memory objects, and the closely calibrated and negotiated human indications of wealth and power in early America. Historians of all stripes should pay attention to their clarion call to look deeply and think broadly.”

—Ann Smart Martin, author of Buying into the World of Goods: Early Consumers in Backcountry Virginia

(From the Penn State University Press Website.)


Art on Earth

Explore the changing world through the artist’s lens with recent publications on art and its role in relation to climate change.   You can find these titles in Doe Main Stacks, the Environmental Design Library, or online.  Click the links below to view their OskiCat records.

 

Art and Future                                                  Anthropocene                              Artistic Visions of the Anthropocene North

Ecological Aesthetics                                                        Ecologies Agents Terrains                                          Eco-Visionaries

Endangered Species                                    Interrogating the Anthropocene                              Landscape into Eco Art


April Brings New Books in Art History

You can find these and other new art history acquisitions on the New Books shelf in the Art History / Classics Library.

At Home                                                                     Inka Essenhigh                                         Pedro Correia De Araujo

Mesdag & Japan                               The Ideas, Identity and Art of Daniel Spoerri                        Caspar de Crayer

Shaping the American Interior                              Border Spaces                                      Innovative Impressions


April’s New Books in Art History

You can find these and other new art history acquisitions on the New Books shelf in the Art History / Classics Library.

An American Odyssey                                                 Picasso: Encounters                                          Museum of Obsessions

Le Talisman de Serusier                                                    Gerhard Munthe                                                Nature’s Mirror

 I Prefer Life                                                                        Beyond Klimt                                     Suspended Territories


New Photo Books in the Art History / Classics Library

The Art History/Classics Library has received a gift of eight photography titles from donor Richard Sun. In addition to being the donor of a generous endowment to the Library Fine Arts Collection at Berkeley, Richard Sun annually selects and purchases specific titles for the Library. Among his recent selections for the library are several rare titles, limited editions, and Julia Borissova’s artist book “Let me fall again.” These books will be housed in the Art History / Classics Library.


March New Books in Art History

You can find these and other new art history acquisitions on the New Books shelf in the Art History / Classics Library.

Gather our of Star-Dust                                        Afrotopia                                                       Mama Casset

Lee Miller                                                         Se va mi Sombra, Pero yo me Quedo                       Nothing Personal

 

Berenice Abbott                                                     Shelley Niro                                                  Spirit Carvings of the Mah Meri


Art + Feminism + Race + Justice Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Library Wikimedia Poster

Join us at the Art+Feminism+Race+Justice Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
12-5 p.m.
Moffitt Library, Room 405
bit.ly/wiki-berkeley

Wikimedia’s race and gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of participation by underrepresented groups. This adds up to an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge.

Let’s change that. Join us in 405 Moffitt Library on Tuesday, March 5 between 12noon-5:00pm for an all day communal updating of Wikipedia entries. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and refreshments. Drop in any time; trainings take place every hour on the hour.

Art+Feminism is a national campaign improving coverage of cis and transgender women, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia, and at UC Berkeley we will team up with the American Cultures program’s Race+Justice edit-a-thon. So, bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation! For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support. People of all races and gender identities are invited to participate.

  • People of all gender identities and expressions welcome.
  • Bring a laptop or mobile device if you can.
  • Drop in for half an hour or stay for the whole afternoon — it’s up to you!
  • No editing experience necessary; we’ll provide training and assistance.
    • Optional: Training sessions every hour on the hour.
    • Get a headstart! Create an editing account ahead of time.
  • Refreshments will be provided.

Interested? Learn more here and RSVP (encouraged, but not required). Don’t forget: your Cal ID card is required to enter Moffitt!

The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact us at editathon@lists.berkeley.edu.

Let’s get editing!



January Brings New Books in Art History

You can find these and other new art history acquisitions on the New Books shelf in the Art History / Classics Library.

Black Out                                                      Federico Seneca                                                Joyce J. Scott

Ibrahin El-Salahi                                              Helen Lundeberg                                             Centering Modernism

Crtački dnevnik                                                 Poster workshop 1968-1971                                             Hodler, Parallelismus 


New Trial of the ‘Yale Art and Architecture ePortal’ through July 2019

yale eportal

UC Berkeley has a trial subscription to the new ‘Yale Art and Architecture ePortal‘ through July 2019. The portal includes access to eBook versions of many publications on art and architecture from Yale University Press and beyond. The site can be accessed from a campus IP address or through the VPN at: https://www.aaeportal.com/home

Here is more information about the portal from the publisher website:

“This innovative and dynamic electronic platform provides individuals and institutions with access to important art and architectural history scholarship. With grant funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Yale University Press has developed this site to make key backlist and out-of-print titles on a wide variety of subjects more broadly available and easily discoverable within an interactive platform. The ePortal also features scholarship from other leading university presses and museum publishers, creating a meaningful and robust educational experience.”

Some of the features of the Yale Art and Architecture ePortal include:

Read offline by printing or saving chapters as PDFs
Highlight and take notes within online reader
Share links to chapters or books with students
Embedded image zoom within online reader
Full-text searching capabilities
Image searing capabilities

 

 

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