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Abject VisionsPowers of Horror in Art and Visual Culture

Abject Visions: Powers of Horror in Art and Visual Culture

Rina Arya and Nicholas Chare (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096280
eISBN:
9781526109866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096280.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The rich variety of essays in Abject Visions: Powers of Horror in Art and Visual Culture demonstrate that abjection as a concept continues to hold great value as an aid to cultural understanding and ... More

Above SeaContemporary art, urban culture, and the fashioning of global Shanghai

Above Sea: Contemporary art, urban culture, and the fashioning of global Shanghai

Jenny Lin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526132604
eISBN:
9781526139047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526132604.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Shanghai, long known as mainland China’s most cosmopolitan metropolis, has recently re-emerged as a global capital. Above sea: Contemporary art, urban culture, and the fashioning of global Shanghai ... More

Addressing the other womanTextual correspondences in feminist art and writing

Addressing the other woman: Textual correspondences in feminist art and writing

Kimberly Lamm

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526121264
eISBN:
9781526136176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526121264.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book analyses how three artists – Adrian Piper, Nancy Spero, and Mary Kelly – worked with the visual dimensions of language in the 1960s and 1970s. These artists used text and images of writing ... More

Almost NothingObservations on precarious practices in contemporary art

Almost Nothing: Observations on precarious practices in contemporary art

Anna Dezeuze

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719088575
eISBN:
9781526120717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088575.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book proposes a new reading of contemporary art between 1958 and 2009 by sketching out a trajectory of ‘precarious’ art practices. Such practices risk being dismissed as ‘almost nothing’ because ... More

Art, Global Maoism and the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Art, Global Maoism and the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Jacopo Galimbert, Noemi de Haro García, and Victoria H. F. Scott (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526117465
eISBN:
9781526150486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526117472
Subject:
Art, Art History

Many people in the West can recognise an image of Mao Zedong (1894–1976) and know that he was an important Chinese leader, but few appreciate the breadth and depth of his political and cultural ... More

Beyond the HappeningPerformance art and the politics of communication

Beyond the Happening: Performance art and the politics of communication

Catherine Spencer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526144454
eISBN:
9781526155573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526144461
Subject:
Art, Art History

Beyond the Happening uncovers the heterogeneous, uniquely interdisciplinary performance-based works that emerged in the aftermath of the early Happenings. Although by the mid-1960s Happenings were ... More

Building reputationsArchitecture and the artisan, 1750-1830

Building reputations: Architecture and the artisan, 1750-1830

Conor Lucey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526119940
eISBN:
9781526138699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119940.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book advances an innovative look at a well known, if arguably often misunderstood, historic building typology: the eighteenth-century brick terraced (or row) house. Created for the upper tier of ... More

The challenge of the sublimeFrom Burke's Philosophical Enquiry to British Romantic art

The challenge of the sublime: From Burke's Philosophical Enquiry to British Romantic art

Hélène Ibata

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526117397
eISBN:
9781526136114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117397.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The challenge of the sublime argues that the unprecedented visual inventiveness of the Romantic period in Britain could be seen as a response to theories of the sublime, more specifically to Edmund ... More

Colouring the CaribbeanRace and the Art of Agostino Brunias

Colouring the Caribbean: Race and the Art of Agostino Brunias

Mia L. Bagneris

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526120458
eISBN:
9781526132246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526120458.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Colouring the Caribbean offers the first comprehensive study of Agostino Brunias’s intriguing pictures of colonial West Indians of colour – so called ‘Red’ and ‘Black’ Caribs, dark-skinned Africans ... More

Critical design in JapanMaterial culture, luxury, and the avant-garde

Critical design in Japan: Material culture, luxury, and the avant-garde

Ory Bartal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526139979
eISBN:
9781526152039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526139986
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book tells the story of critical avant-garde design in Japan, which emerged during the tumultuous 1960s and continues to inspire contemporary designers today. The postwar avant-garde milieu gave ... More

Empires of LightVision, Visibility and Power in Colonial India

Empires of Light: Vision, Visibility and Power in Colonial India

Niharika Dinkar

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526139634
eISBN:
9781526150387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526139641
Subject:
Art, Art History

Beyond its simple valorisation as a symbol of knowledge and progress in post-Enlightenment narratives, light was central to the visual politics and imaginative geographies of empire. Empires of Light ... More

Engendering an avant-gardeThe unsettled lansdcapes of Vancouver photo-conceptualism

Engendering an avant-garde: The unsettled lansdcapes of Vancouver photo-conceptualism

Leah Modigliani

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526101198
eISBN:
9781526135957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526101198.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Engendering an avant-garde: the unsettled landscapes of Vancouver photo-conceptualism is the first book to comprehensively examine the origins of Vancouver photo-conceptualism in its regional context ... More

Fleshing Out SurfacesSkin in French Art and Medicine, 1650-1850

Fleshing Out Surfaces: Skin in French Art and Medicine, 1650-1850

Mechthild Fend

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719087967
eISBN:
9781526120724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087967.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Throughout the history of European painting, skin has been the most significant surface for artistic imitation, and flesh has been a privileged site of lifelikeness. Skin and flesh entertain complex ... More

German ExpressionismDer Blaue Reiter and its Legacies

German Expressionism: Der Blaue Reiter and its Legacies

Dorothy Price (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526121622
eISBN:
9781526158291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526121639
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book presents new research on the histories and legacies of the German Expressionist group, Der Blaue Reiter, the founding force behind modernist abstraction. For the first time Der Blaue Reiter ... More

High culture and tall chimneysArt institutions and urban society in Lancashire, 1780-1914

High culture and tall chimneys: Art institutions and urban society in Lancashire, 1780-1914

James Moore

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781784991470
eISBN:
9781526138750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991470.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

During the nineteenth century industrial Lancashire became a leading national and international art centre. In 1857 Manchester hosted the international Art Treasures Exhibition at Old Trafford, ... More

Interior decorating in nineteenth-century FranceThe visual culture of a new profession

Interior decorating in nineteenth-century France: The visual culture of a new profession

Anca I. Lasc

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526113382
eISBN:
9781526138781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113382.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book analyzes the early stages of the interior design profession as articulated within the circles involved in the decoration of the private home in the second half of nineteenth-century France. ... More

Julia Margaret Cameron's 'fancy subjects'Photographic allegories of Victorian identity and empire

Julia Margaret Cameron's 'fancy subjects': Photographic allegories of Victorian identity and empire

Jeff Rosen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993177
eISBN:
9781526109811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993177.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The Victorians admired Julia Margaret Cameron for her evocative photographic portraits of eminent men like Tennyson, Carlyle, and Darwin. But Cameron also made numerous photographs called ‘fancy ... More

Local antiquities, local identitiesArt, literature and antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400–1700

Local antiquities, local identities: Art, literature and antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400–1700

Kathleen Christian and Bianca de Divitiis (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526117045
eISBN:
9781526141910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117045.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book brings together essays on the burgeoning array of local antiquarian practices developed across Europe in the early modern era (c. 1400-1700). Adopting an interdisciplinary and comparative ... More

Madrid on the moveFeeling modern and visually aware in the nineteenth century

Madrid on the move: Feeling modern and visually aware in the nineteenth century

Vanesa Rodríguez-Galindo

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781526144362
eISBN:
9781526161086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526144379
Subject:
Art, Art History

Madrid on the move is a full-length monograph on illustrated print culture and the urban experience in nineteenth-century Spain. It provides a fresh account of modernity by looking beyond its ... More

Marie DuvalMaverick Victorian Cartoonist

Marie Duval: Maverick Victorian Cartoonist

Simon Grennan, Roger Sabin, and Julian Waite

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781526133540
eISBN:
9781526160973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526133557
Subject:
Art, Art History

Marie Duval: Maverick Victorian cartoonist offers the first critical appraisal of the work of Marie Duval (Isabelle Émilie de Tessier [1847–90]), one of the most unusual, pioneering and visionary ... More

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