Art History

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In Search of Admiration and Respect

Chinese Cultural Diplomacy in the United States, 1875–1974

Reframes cultural diplomacy as part of China's ongoing quest for modernity beyond wealth and power

Uncanny Creatures

Doll Thinking in Modern German Culture

How dolls have fascinated writers, thinkers, and artists alike in Modern German culture

Alchemies of Theater

Plays, Scores, Writings

 Illuminating the extensive contributions of Dick Higgins to theater

Paris and the Art of Transposition

Early Twentieth Century Sino-French Encounters

How Chinese artists created a transnational imaginary

The Persistence of Dance

Choreography as Concept and Material in Contemporary Art

Exploring museum-based choreography as a contemporary art medium

Congo Style

From Belgian Art Nouveau to African Independence

Examines the impact of colonial Belgium’s influence on the Congo’s visual culture

Collecting the Now

On the Financial Side of Postwar Art History

How dealers and artists made pop art fine

In and Out of Phase

An Episodic History of Art and Music in the 1960s

A new look at the intertwined histories of experimental art and music in the 1960s

Beyond Text

Theater and Performance in Print After 1900

Illuminates the historical and aesthetic relationship of print to avant-garde performance


Essays on Performance and Its Documentation

Explores the relationship between the documentation of a live performance and the audience’s experience of it

Performance, Transparency, and the Cultures of Surveillance

Examines the pervasive presence of surveillance and how surveillance technologies alter the performance of everyday life

Roman Artists, Patrons, and Public Consumption

Familiar Works Reconsidered

A fascinating shift toward more nuanced interpretations of Roman art that look at different kinds of social knowledge and local contexts

Long Suffering

American Endurance Art as Prophetic Witness

An unflinching, illuminating look at three U.S. artists and their performances of suffering

Beyond the Bauhaus

Cultural Modernity in Breslau, 1918-33

Reclaims the essential role that the city of Breslau played in the origins of aesthetic modernism in the Weimar era

Alienation Effects

Performance and Self-Management in Yugoslavia, 1945-91

Examines the interplay of artistic, political, and economic performance in the former Yugoslavia and reveals their inseparability

Nothing Happened

Charlotte Salomon and an Archive of Suicide

A close look at Charlotte Salomon's fantastical autobiography Life? or Theater? and the way that German social history has omitted the stories of German Jewish women and suicide

Tan Men/Pale Women

Color and Gender in Archaic Greece and Egypt, a Comparative Approach

Investigating the history behind color as a method of gender differentiation in ancient Greek and Egyptian art

The Ghosts of the Avant-Garde(s)

Exorcising Experimental Theater and Performance

A spirited challenge to previous notions of the avant-garde and avant-garde performance

American Newspaper Comics

An Encyclopedic Reference Guide

The most comprehensive guide to U.S. newspaper comics ever published

Baroque Horrors

Roots of the Fantastic in the Age of Curiosities

Exploring the historical roots of horror in the modern age

The First Actresses

From Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons

Portraits of the earliest actresses and what they convey about a once-disreputable profession

Franz Radziwill and the Contradictions of German Art History, 1919-45

An exploration of the career of Franz Radziwill, investigating the question of art in a Nazi context

Roman Art in the Private Sphere

New Perspectives on the Architecture and Decor of the Domus, Villa, and Insula

2nd Edition

An exploration of the relation between domestic Roman art and its social milieu, now with an updated introduction

Cutting Performances

Collage Events, Feminist Artists, and the American Avant-Garde

Sheds light on the critical role that women artists have played in the evolution of the American avant-garde