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Art Nature Dialogues
Art Nature Dialogues (June 2004)
Interviews with Environmental Artists
John K. Grande - Author
Edward Lucie-Smith - Foreword by

Environmental artists from Europe and North America talk about their work.

Art Nature Dialogues offers interviews with artists working with, in, and around nature and the environment. The interviews explore art practices, ecological issues, and values as they pertain to the siting of works, the use of materials, and the ethics of artmaking. John K. Grande includes interviews with Hamish Fulton, David Nash, Bob Ve...(Read More)
Restoring Paradise
Restoring Paradise (May 2004)
Western Esotericism, Literature, Art, and Consciousness
Arthur Versluis - Author

Explores European and American esoteric traditions as reflected in literature and in art.

Focusing on how spiritual initiation takes place in Western esoteric religious, literary, and artistic traditions from antiquity to the present, Restoring Paradise provides an introduction to Western esotericism, including early modern esoteric movements like alchemy, Christian theosophy, and Rosicrucianism. The author arg...(Read More)
Utopia/Post-Utopia (December 2003)
Conceptual Photography and Video from Cuba
Helaine Posner - Author
Eugenio Valdés Figueroa - Author

Features the works of nine photographers and video artists on the cutting edge of the Cuban art scene.

This illustrated exhibition catalogue includes the work of nine photographers and video artists who are on the cutting edge of the Cuban art scene: Tania Bruguera, Raúl Cordero, Carlos Garaicoa, Luis Gómez, Ernesto Leal, Elsa Mora, René Peña, Manuel Piña, and Sandra Ramos. Although...(Read More)
Anglo-Saxon Styles
Anglo-Saxon Styles (September 2003)
Catherine E. Karkov - Editor
George Hardin Brown - Editor

Considers the definitions and implications of style in Anglo-Saxon art and literature.

Art historian Meyer Schapiro defined style as "the constant form—and sometimes the constant elements, qualities, and expression—in the art of an individual or group." Today, style is frequently overlooked as a critical tool, with our interest instead resting with the personal, the ephemeral, and the fragmentary. ...(Read More)
Bolton Coit Brown
Bolton Coit Brown (June 2003)
A Retrospective
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art - Author

Explores the career of one of America’s most noted printmakers and the seminal role he played in bringing the arts to Woodstock, New York.

With essays by art historian Tom Wolf and printmaking professor Ronald Netsky, this illustrated exhibition catalogue explores the career of one of America’s most accomplished printmakers, Bolton Coit Brown (1864–1936). Focusing mostly on the artist’s use of lithograph...(Read More)
Alchemist of the Avant-Garde
Alchemist of the Avant-Garde (June 2003)
The Case of Marcel Duchamp
John F. Moffitt - Author

A fascinating book demonstrating the influence of alchemy and esoteric traditions on the mature art of Marcel Duchamp.

Acknowledged as the "Artist of the Century," Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968) left a legacy that dominates the art world to this day. Inventing the ironically dégagé attitude of "ready-made" art-making, Duchamp heralded the postmodern era and replaced Pablo Pica...(Read More)
Richard Callner
Richard Callner (January 2003)
50 Year Retrospective
Albany Institute of History and Art - Author

Career retrospective of modernist Albany painter Richard Callner.

Luminescent and evocative, the art of Albany, New York, painter Richard Callner offers a distinctive yet constantly changing perspective on modern painting. Born in Lithuania in 1927, Callner grew up in Chicago. He credits his early visits to the Field Museum of Natural History as having a strong influence on his early monster paintings. At ...(Read More)

Reading Objects 2002
Reading Objects 2002 (December 2002)
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art - Author

Explores the numerous perspectives from which works of art can be experienced and understood.

This illustrated catalogue from the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art documents a collaborative interdisciplinary exhibition involving faculty members from across the State University of New York at New Paltz campus, museum staff members, and objects from the permanent collection. Participants were asked to respond to...(Read More)
Living Forms
Living Forms (October 2002)
Romantics and the Monumental Figure
Bruce Haley - Author

Examines Romantic poets’ and essayists’ fascination with the human form.

Based on years of archival research in various British and American libraries, Living Forms examines the early nineteenth century’s fascination with representations of the human form, particularly those from the past, which, having no adequate verbal explanatory text, are vulnerable to having their meanings erased by time. Th...(Read More)
American Artists, Authors, and Collectors
American Artists, Authors, and Collectors (May 2002)
The Walter Pach Letters 1906-1958
Bennard B. Perlman - Editor

Offers a behind-the-scenes look at a significant era in the development and emergence of modern American art.

Sharing for the first time the life-long correspondence between Walter Pach—artist, author, art critic, art consultant, teacher, museum lecturer—and many of the most influential members of the literary and art worlds of his day, this book reveals Pach to be one of the unsung heroes who promoted European and Ameri...(Read More)
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