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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)
Waste-Site Stories
Waste-Site Stories (April 2002)
The Recycling of Memory
Brian Neville - Editor
Johanne Villeneuve - Editor

Explorations in the aesthetics of waste and the material infrastructure of memory.
Ours is a wasteful society, consumed with care for its remains, according to the contributors of Waste-Site Stories. Here scholars from around the world probe current notions of waste and the ways in which remains of different kinds recover value in the act of recollection and recycling. In the wake of destructive ex...(Read More)
Robert Morris
Robert Morris (November 2001)
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art - Author

Drawings by one of the twentieth century’s most intellectually challenging artists.

While Robert Morris is probably best known for his leading role in defining what is known today as minimalist sculpture, his diverse and vast contributions to the world of sculpture, performance, process art, earthworks, and critical theory have established him as one of the most intellectually challenging artists of his time. ...(Read More)
The Rise of Surrealism
The Rise of Surrealism (November 2001)
Cubism, Dada, and the Pursuit of the Marvelous
Willard Bohn - Author

Examines the developments that paved the way for the Surrealist movement in literature and art.

In The Rise of Surrealism, Willard Bohn examines the various literary and artistic developments that prepared the way for the international Surrealist movement--including Cubism, Metaphysical Art, and Dada--as well as the triumph of Surrealism itself. In an analysis that spans the first two-thirds of the twentieth cent...(Read More)
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