New Alumni Publications

Check out these new publications written and edited by Alumni from the Art History Department:

Mont Allen (PhD 2014),  The Death of Myth on Roman Sarcophagi: Allegory and Visual Narrative in the Late Empire

Patricia Fortini Brown (PhD 1983), The Venetian Bride: Bloodlines and Blood Feuds in Venice and its Empire

Sarah Louise Cowan (PhD 2019), Howardena Pindell: Reclaiming Abstraction (Release Date 11/2022)

Todd Cronan (PhD 2005), Red Aesthetics: Rodchenko, Brecht, Eisenstein 

Nina Dubin (PhD 2006), MELTDOWN! Picturing the World’s First Bubble Economy

Robin Greeley (PhD 1996), A Companion to Modern and Contemporary Latin American and Latina/o Art 

 

Aaron M. Hyman (PhD 2017), Rubens in Repeat: The Logic of the Copy in Colonial Latin America

Stephanie Pearson (PhD 2015), The Triumph and Trade of Egyptian Objects in Rome: Collecting Art in the Ancient Mediterranean

Orna Tsultem (PhD 2009), A Monastery on the Move: Art and Politics in Later Buddhist Mongolia

Karl Whittington (PhD 2010), New Horizons in Trecento Italian Art

Barbara Wisch (PhD 1985), A Companion to Early Modern Rome, 1492-1692 

Marnin Young (PhD 2005), Felix Feneon: The Anarchist and the Avant-Garde


September’s New Books in Art History

Check out these new books in the subject of Art History.  Click the links below for their records in UC Library Search.

Bill Cunningham Was Here                                       Captioning the Archives                                                Carrie Mae Weems

 

Photography                            The Selfie, Temporality, and Contemporary Photography                     The Lives of Images

 

George Platt Lynes                                            New York Stilled Life                                            Fortunes of War


New Books from the Photography Endowed Funds for the study of History of Art and Art Practice

The following selections are recent acquisitions purchased with the Photography Endowed Fund for the study of History of Art and Art Practice. The endowment was originally established in 2007 by our generous donor Richard Sun.  Last year Richard bestowed us with a generous gift once again, by adding another $25,000 to his original endowment, ensuring our photography collection will continue to be enriched well into the future. Below is just a sampling of the many titles acquired with the Photography Endowed Fund over the past year.

Polaroid Now                                                 Helen Levitt                                                             Ursula: Hannah Whitaker

Behind the Camera                                        Imaging Culture                                       Hiroshi Sugimoto: Accelerated Buddha

Alive and Destroyed                                       A Bridge from Darkness to Light                     The Year that Changed our World


July’s New Books in Art History

Check out these new books and e-books in the subject of Art History.  Click the links below for their records in UC Library Search.

Celestial Tapestry                                             The Responsive Environment                            Воры, вандалы и идиоты

The Story of Scottish Art                        Tropical Aesthetics of Black Modernism                  Along the Indian Highway

Ethics of Contemporary Art                            Disordering the Establishment                 Arte, Literatura, y Feminismos


New Art History Books for Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month.  Check out these new Art History books on the Art History/Classics Library’s New Book Shelf, featuring women artists.  Click the titles below to see them in UC Library Search.

Kara Walker                                                        Ladies First!                                                                  Peintres Femmes

 Femmy Otten                                                              Close-Up                                                                    Sonya Clark

Fantastic Women                                                            Women in Motion                                                By her Hand


Black History Month and February’s New Art Books

Check out the work of these Black and African American artists in these new catalogs, presently on view on the Art History/ Classics Library new book shelf.  Click the links below the images to see them in UC Library Search.

Joseph E. Yoakum: What I Saw                         Dirty South                                         Beyond the Black Atlantic

Claudette Johnson: I Came to Dance                       Betye Saar                                    Bob Thompson: This House is Mine


Henrike C. Lange’s New Publications in Art History

Henrike C. Lange, Associate Professor of Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture has contributed chapters to three recent publications now available as e-books with access provided by the UC Berkeley Library.

Picturing Death 1200-1600

In Picturing Death 1200-1600

Portraiture, Projection, Perfection: The Multiple Effigies of Enrico Scrovegni

“Picturing Death: 1200–1600 explores the visual culture of mortality over the course of four centuries that witnessed a remarkable flourishing of imagery focused on the themes of death, dying, and the afterlife. In doing so, this volume sheds light on issues that unite two periods—the Middle Ages and the Renaissance—that are often understood as diametrically opposed. The studies collected here cover a broad visual terrain, from tomb sculpture to painted altarpieces, from manuscripts to printed books, and from minute carved objects to large-scale architecture. Taken together, they present a picture of the ways that images have helped humans understand their own mortality, and have incorporated the deceased into the communities of the living.” – From Brill.com

 

The Art of Sculpture in Fifteenth - Century Italy

In The Art of Sculpture in Fifteenth-Century Italy

Relief Effects in Donatello and Mantegna

This is available in Doe Main Stacks as well as online from Cambridge Core.

“Fifteenth-century Italy witnessed sweeping innovations in the art of sculpture. Sculptors rediscovered new types of images from classical antiquity and invented new ones, devised novel ways to finish surfaces, and pushed the limits of their materials to new expressive extremes. The Art of Sculpture in Fifteenth-Century Italy surveys the sculptural production created by a range of artists throughout the peninsula. It offers a comprehensive overview of Italian sculpture during a century of intense creativity and development. Here, nineteen historians of Quattrocento Italian sculpture chart the many competing forces that led makers, patrons, and viewers to invest sculpture with such heightened importance in this time and place. Methodologically wide-ranging, the essays, specially commissioned for this volume, explore the vast range of techniques and media (stone, metal, wood, terracotta, and stucco) used to fashion works of sculpture. They also examine how viewers encountered those objects, discuss varying approaches to narrative, and ponder the increasing contemporary interest in the relationship between sculpture and history.” -From Cambridge.org

Material Christianity

In Material Christianity: Western Religion and the agency of Things:

Cimabue’s True Crosses in Arezzo & Florence

“This collection of essays offers a series of rigorously focused art-historical, historical, and philosophical studies that examine ways in which materiality has posed and still poses a religious and cultural problem. The volume examines the material agency of objects, artifacts, and environments: art, ritual, pilgrimage, food, and philosophy. It studies the variable “senses” of materiality, the place of materiality in the formation of modern Western religion, and its role in Christianity’s dialogue with non-Western religions. The essays present new interpretations of religious rites and outlooks through the focus on their material components. They also suggest how material engagement theory – a new movement in cultural anthropology and archeology – may shed light on the cultural history of Christianity in medieval and early modern Europe and the Americas. It thus fills an important lacuna in the study of western religion by highlighting the longue durée, from the Middles Ages to the Modern Period, of a current dilemma, namely the divide between materialistic and what might broadly be called hermeneutical or cultural-critical approaches to religion and human subjectivity.” – From Springer.com


February’s New Books in Art History

Check out these new books and e-books in the subject of Art History.  Click the links below for their records in UC Library Search.

World is Africa                                                              Young, Gifted and Black                                               With Fists Raised

 

Alison Saar: of Aether and Earthe              Dawoud Bey: Two American Projects                        Raggin’ On

The “Black Art” Renaissance                       Black Queer Freedom                                           Designing a New Tradition

 

 

 


January’s New Books in Art History

Check out these new books and e-books in Art History.  Click the links below for their records in UC Library Search.

After Darkness, Light                                          Imagining Everyday Life                                 But Still, it Turns

Artist-Parents in Contemporary Art                      Documents of Doubt                             Greater American Camera

Historical Grammar of the Visual Arts             Cosmopolitan Aesthetics                                        Watermarks


New books in Art History for December

Check out these new books and e-books in Art History.  Click the links below for their records in UC Library Search.

Artist as Author                                                         Belleza Sin Aura                                                         Jean-Jacques Lebel

Iconoclasm                                                    Garland of Visions                                           Animali e Animaliers

Textures                                                       The Pensive Image                                                     The Life of Forms in Art