November New Books in Art History / Classics Library

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

Study in Black and White                                      Salvador Dali at Home                         Zilia Sanchez: Soy Isla

Paintings for the Future                                       Here Everything is Possible                                             Lust for Light

 

Danser Brut                                                  Aslaug M. Juliussen: Intersections                               Un Autre Oeil


On Display: Recent Publications by Art Practice and History of Art Faculty

Now on display on the Art History/Classics Library new books shelf:

Fifteen new publications written by, edited by, or featuring contributions by faculty members from Art Practice, History of Art, and Librarian Emerita, Kathryn M. Wayne.

 

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Featured:

Picture Industry : a Provisional History of the Technical Image, 1844-2018, chapter by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby

Eco-art History in East and Southeast Asia, chapter by Gregory P. Levine

How Art Can Be Thought : a Handbook for Change, by Allan deSouza

Seehearing the Enlightened Failure / Cecilia Vicuña, featuring essay by Julia Bryan-Wilson

Climate Change and the Art of Devotion : Geoaesthetics in the Land of Krishna, 1550-1850, by Sugata Ray

Picasso 1932 : Love, Fame, Tragedy : the EY Exhibition, with contributions by T.J. Clark

Hello Leonora, Soy Anne Walsh, by Anne Walsh, with contributions by Julia Bryan-Wilson

Sharon Hayes, co-authored by Julia Bryan-Wilson

Sir, by Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle

Mario García Torres: Illusion Brought Me Here, co-authored by Julia Bryan-Wilson

A Material World : Culture, Society, and the Life of Things in Early Anglo-America co-edited by Margaretta Markle Lovell

Heaven on Earth : Painting and the Life to Come, by T.J. Clark

Water Histories of South Asia : the Materiality of Liquescence, co-edited by Sugata Ray

Pieter Bruegel and the Idea of Human Nature, by Elizabeth Alice Honig

An Analysis of the Saltillo Style in Mexican Sarapes, by Katharine Drew Jenkins; edited by Kathryn M. Wayne; essay by Ira Jacknis

 

 

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Recent Acquisition: An Analysis of the Saltillo Style in Mexican Sarapes, Edited by Librarian Emerita, Kathryn M. Wayne

Now available: An Analysis of the Saltillo Style in Mexican Sarapes, by Katharine Drew Jenkins 

Includes a reproduction of Katharine Drew Jenkins’ thesis (M.A. in Decorative Art–University of California, Berkeley, Jan. 1951).

Edited by Librarian Emerita, Kathryn M. Wayne,

and including an essay by Berkeley Research Anthropologist, Ira Jacknis.

 

ISBN: 9780967101392

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Two New Art Practice Faculty Publications

Available now in the Berkeley Library – two new publications by Art Practice faculty members, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle and Anne Walsh.

Sir, by Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle

ISBN: 9781933959382

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From the publisher website, Litmus Press:

“SIR is based upon the conceptual premise of a name that undefines the defined. Hinkle meditates on historical perceptions of the black male body and its contextualizing geographies in relationship to her brother, an African-American man born in 1980 named Sir. SIR interrogates naming in the African Diaspora to examine collective historical trauma, transgressive perceptions of the black male body, forms of gendering, and familial modes of survival within a hostile geography.”

 

Hello Leonora, Soy Anne Walsh, by Anne Walsh, with contributions by Julia Bryan-Wilson

ISBN: 9781949484038

 

From the publisher website, MIT press:

“Over the past decade, artist Anne Walsh has created an ongoing, multipart response to surrealist painter Leonora Carrington’s novel The Hearing Trumpet (written in the early 1960s, published in 1974). Walsh’s interdisciplinary works, encompassing video, writing, and performance, chronicle her time with the nonagenarian author and, ultimately, her assumption of the identity of the aging artist. Hello Leonora, Soy Anne Walsh is a visual and written “adaptation” of Carrington’s feminist novella, offering a narrative in fragments: a middle-aged artist named Anne Walsh falls in love with the 92-year-old author of a book about a 92-year-old woman who is placed in a sinister and increasingly surreal retirement home.

Walsh courts the author, travels to Mexico to meet her, fantasizes about adapting the book for film, and spends the next decade searching for The Hearing Trumpet‘s form and cast. Having discovered in Carrington’s novel a thrilling, subversive example of old age, Walsh casts herself as an “Apprentice Crone.” She stalks old people and takes selfies with them. She becomes a mother, passes through menopause. She sings her daughter’s Disney movie songs at “elder theater” classes. She studies and rehearses the trauma, the affliction, the indignity that is old age, and she writes to Leonora Carrington.

The story is told through facsimiles of hand-written letters, annotated research notes, post-it note flow charts, cast lists, scripts, and a photographic essay that loosely narrates Walsh’s visits to Carrington in Mexico City, with additional texts by writer Dodie Bellamy, art historian Julia Bryan-Wilson, and poet and critic Claudia La Rocco.”

 

Anne Walsh will be celebrating the publication of her book on Wednesday October 23 at 7 p.m. at East Bay Booksellers (formerly Diesel Books), and she will be featured at a Berkeley Book Chat event hosted by the Townsend Center for the Humanities, Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 

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New Resource: Artifex Press Database of Digital Catalogues Raisonnés

The UC Berkeley Library now subscribes to a new database of digital catalogues raisonnés by Artifex Press. UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students now have access to the full collection of Artifex Press publications, including catalogues raisonnés on:

Chuck Close
Jim Dine
Tim Hawkinson
Sol LeWitt
Agnes Martin
Lucas Samaras
James Siena

 

These titles can be accessed directly from the Artifex Press website via the VPN or Proxy, or linked from the Oskicat catalog on the individual titles.

 

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Prints from the Graphic Arts Loan Collection Now on Display in the Art History/Classics Library

We are delighted to announce that a new exhibition of art borrowed from the Library’s Graphic Arts Loan Collection (GALC) is now on display in the hallway of the Art History/Classics Library.  Amongst a number of noteworthy prints you will find a 16th C. view of Rome’s Palatine Hill from the workshop of the Antwerp-based Hieronymus Cock, a 19th C. landscape by renowned Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hiroshige Ando, one of Chagall’s many depictions of “lovers”, one of Le Corbusier’s La main ouverte (Open Hand) lithographs, and the serigraph Untitled, Trees with Mattress by Carrie Mae Weems.  Please come and see them for yourself!

 

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Art History/Classics Library Orientation Sessions

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Art History/Classics Library orientation sessions
Please join us for a brief tour of our subject library, as well as an orientation of our online resources. All are welcome! This would be especially useful for all transfer students and new Art History and Art Practice majors. Feel free to drop in on any of the following dates. We will meet in the Art History/Classics Library (room 308 Doe). We hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 5th
2:15-3:00

Monday, September 9th
1:15-2:00

Friday, September 13th
3:15-4:00

 

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September 4: Art For Your Apartment

 

Art for your apartment posterWednesday, September 4
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Morrison Library

The best way to appreciate art is to live with it!

Come see and learn about the Graphic Arts Loan Collection. This is framed art prints you can bring home and hang on your wall for the school year.

Event takes place in the historic Morrison Room (housed within the Doe Library). A brief presentation will be followed by ample time to browse representative works and initiate the borrowing process.

Prints comprise a survey of movements and artists – from Impressionism to Cubism, and from Rembrandt to Miro.


New Books for August in Art History / Classics Library

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

American Art Pottery                                    Sri Lanka: Connected Art Histories                        Anatomie: Skoku do Prazdna

Past Time                                                           Nature’s Nation                                           Antipodean Perspective

Unruly Visions                                              The Art of Feminism                                                 South Side Venus


Hands On Artists’ Books: Water, Water Everywhere – 9/13 from 4-6 210 Wurster Hall

Artists’ books are simply books made by artists. Whether tactile or conceptual, they range in thematic content including the political, the sentimental, the instructive, or the purely beautiful. Our Hands On Artists’ Book events allow you to handle books from our rare book vault. For our first event of the academic year, we will have 20 books related to water, its presence and importance, for you to touch, turn pages, and experience.  Wine and light refreshments will be served in the Environmental Design Library Atrium.  hands on 17