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


Two New Titles from Professor Sugata Ray

Two new books are available from History of Art Professor Sugata Ray.

 

Water Histories

Edited by Sugata Ray, Venugopal Maddipati

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From the Routledge website:

“This book surveys the intersections between water systems and the phenomenology of visual cultures in early modern, colonial and contemporary South Asia. Bringing together contributions by eminent artists, architects, curators and scholars who explore the connections between the environmental and the cultural, the volume situates water in an expansive relational domain. It covers disciplines as diverse as literary studies, environmental humanities, sustainable design, urban planning and media studies. The chapters explore the ways in which material cultures of water generate technological and aesthetic acts of envisioning geographies, and make an intervention within political, social and cultural discourses. A critical interjection in the sociologies of water in the subcontinent, the book brings art history into conversation with current debates on climate change by examining water’s artistic, architectural, engineering, religious, scientific and environmental facets from the 16th century to the present.

This is one of the first books on South Asia’s art, architecture and visual history to interweave the ecological with the aesthetic under the emerging field of eco art history. The volume will be of interest to scholars and general readers of art history, Islamic studies, South Asian studies, urban studies, architecture, geography, history and environmental studies. It will also appeal to activists, curators, art critics and those interested in water management.”

 

Climate Change

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

By Sugata Ray

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From the University of Washington Press website:

“In the enchanted world of Braj, the primary pilgrimage center in north India for worshippers of Krishna, each stone, river, and tree is considered sacred. In Climate Change and the Art of Devotion, Sugata Ray shows how this place-centered theology emerged in the wake of the Little Ice Age (ca. 1550–1850), an epoch marked by climatic catastrophes across the globe. Using the frame of geoaesthetics, he compares early modern conceptions of the environment and current assumptions about nature and culture.

A groundbreaking contribution to the emerging field of eco–art history, the book examines architecture, paintings, photography, and prints created in Braj alongside theological treatises and devotional poetry to foreground seepages between the natural ecosystem and cultural production. The paintings of deified rivers, temples that emulate fragrant groves, and talismanic bleeding rocks that Ray discusses will captivate readers interested in environmental humanities and South Asian art history.”

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New Student Art on Exhibit in Moffitt Library

New student artwork is currently on exhibit in Moffitt Library on floors 4 & 5. Congratulations to undergraduate students, Kylie Schmidt, Avery Chung-Melino, Grace Aichen Guo, Isabella Shipley, Katrina Romulo, Serina Chavez, Pin Wei Kaywee Kuo, Cherri Jeong, Yuanzhen Song, and Wendy Zhang!

 

 

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“Essence,” by Grace Guo is among the student art pieces hanging in Moffitt Library, photographed on July 30, 2019. (Photo by Jami Smith for the UC Berkeley Library)

 

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“Oil Spill” by Isabella Shipley is among the student art pieces hanging in Moffitt Library, photographed on Aug. 5, 2019. (Photo by Jami Smith for the UC Berkeley Library)

 

 

Pictured:

Boy on a Desk
Digital artwork
Katrina Romulo

Essence
Graphite, Marker
Grace Aichen Guo

Polluting Oceans
& The Ocean’s Real Monsters
Katrina Romulo

Oil Spill
Oil Paint on wood panel
Isabella Shipley

Photos: UC Berkeley Library & Lynn Cunningham

 

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August 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.

Waswo X. Waswo: Photowallah                         Zadkine By the Sea                                                Giacometti

Arte e Magia                                                           Fuseli: Drama and Theatre                                   Traverser la peinture

Medieval Monsters                                                    I am Ashurbanipal                                                Stripped Bare


July’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.

Promote, Tolerate, Ban                                         I Too Sing America                                             Enduring Ideals

The Art of Solidarity                                             Public, Private, Secret                                           Le Jardin Du Paradoxe

Pre-Raphaelite Girl Gang                                                Peindre la nuit                                                         Charles White


June’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.

Ida O’Keeffe                                                        Beyond the Pink Tide                                                   Geometries Sud

 

At the Edge of America                                      Fired Up! Ready to Go!                                           All things being Equal

Ver Sacrum                                                         Color Lehmitz                                                        Fotografie der Performance


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