Tag: New Books in Art

Gary Alan Fine, “Talking Art: The Culture of Practice and the Practice of Culture in MFA Education” (U Chicago Press, 2018)

Michael O. Johnston , October 25th, 2018


Most people have heard of the Masters of Fine Arts–“MFA”–degree, but few know about the grueling process one must undergo to complete one. In Talking Art: The Culture of…


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Paula Serafini, “Performance Action: The Politics of Art Activism” (Routledge, 2018)

Dave O'Brien , June 28th, 2018


How can art change the world? In Performance Action: The Politics of Art Activism (Routledge, 2018), Paula Serafini, a Research Associate at the University of Leicester’s CAMEo Research Institut……


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Joseph Sciorra, “Built with Faith: Italian American Imagination and Catholic Material Culture in NYC” (U Tennessee Press, 2018)

Rachel Hopkin , May 8th, 2018


Folklore scholar Joseph Sciorra is the Director for Academic and Cultural Programs at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute in Queens College which is part of the…


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Alison Gerber, “The Work of Art: Value in Creative Careers” (Stanford UP, 2017)

Dave O'Brien , January 19th, 2018


Is making art a job? This question is central to The Work of Art: Value in Creative Careers (Stanford University Press, 2017), the new book by Alison Gerber,…


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Ian Brodie, “A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy” (UP of Mississippi, 2014).

Timothy Thurston , November 20th, 2017


In A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy (The University Press of Mississippi, 2014), Ian Brodie, an associate professor of folklore at Cape Breton University, brings…


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Andrew Causey, “Drawn to See: Drawing as Ethnographic Method” (U. Toronto Press, 2016)

Sarah Hertel-Fernandez? , March 27th, 2017


In his new book Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method (University of Toronto Press, 2016) Andrew Causey argues that social science practitioners can cultivate new ways…


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Stephen Dupont, “Piksa Niugini” (Peabody Press/Radius Books, 2013)

Lorena Turner , October 18th, 2016


Piksa Niugini by Stephen Dupont, with forward by Robert Gardner and essay by Bob Connolly, is published by the Peabody Press and Radius Books, (2013). Volume 1: 144…


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Morgan Pitelka, “Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability” (U. of Hawaii Press, 2016)

Carla Nappi , August 10th, 2016


Morgan Pitelka’s new book looks closely at the material culture of the Three Unifiers of the late sixteenth century in Japan– Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu–in……


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Paul Roquet, “Ambient Media: Japanese Atmospheres of Self” (U. of Minnesota Press, 2016)

Carla Nappi , July 31st, 2016


Paul Roquet’s wonderful new book begins with an offering of jellyfish and proceeds to teach us how to read the air. Ambient Media: Japanese Atmospheres of Self (University…


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Krista A. Thompson, “Shine: The Visual Economy of Light in African Diasporic Aesthetic Practice” (Duke UP, 2015)

Alejandra Bronfman , March 4th, 2016


Shine: The Visual Economy of Light in African Diasporic Aesthetic Practice (Duke University Press, 2015) is a gorgeous book. It’s about light and the practices of self representation…


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David Wright, “Understanding Cultural Taste Sensation, Skill and Sensibility,” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

Dave O'Brien , February 3rd, 2016


What is cultural taste? How is it formed, imagined and patterned? In Understanding Cultural Taste  Sensation, Skill and Sensibility (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015), David Wright, Associate Professor at the… Visit New Books…


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Steven Shaviro, “The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism” (University of Minnesota Press, 2014)

Carla Nappi , January 16th, 2015


Steven Shaviro‘s new book is a wonderfully engaging study of speculative realism, new materialism, and the ways in which those fields can speak to and be informed by…


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Christine Yano, “Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek across the Pacific” (Duke UP, 2013)

Carla Nappi , August 28th, 2013


This cat has a complicated history. In addition to filling stationery stores across the globe with cute objects festooned with little whiskers and bowties, Hello Kitty has inspired…


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