Thursday, 21 April 2016

New books for the start of Term 2

The following titles are on display from 21-28 April 2016.
If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display, please see library staff! Otherwise click on the call number links to check the library catalogue and find out if they are available. 

Photography : the Contemporary Era, 1981-2013

Through over 200 photographs from 1981 to 2013, this book closes the great Skira series dedicated to the history of photography. This volume addresses the major themes of  contemporary photography and the issues regarding the production and use of photographs in present-day society.

Embodied Fantasies : from Awe to Artifice

This book "focuses on notions of embodiment as they relate to sexuality, aesthetics, epistemology, perception, and fantasy itself. Approaches to modes of fantasies are explored beyond traditional conceptions to include complex thinking processes, subjectivity and inter-subjective experiences. What function do fantasies and their images possess in relation to art as a form of knowledge production?”

Residue : the Persistence of the Real 

This catalogue published in partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery “is comprised of work that draws upon a documentary impulse and pursues the real as something that cannot be entirely reduced to representation, while at the same time acknowledging the mediating character of the mechanisms that shape perception.”

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image


"In this series, Aperture Foundation works with the world's top photographers to distill their creative approaches, teachings, and insights on photography--offering the workshop experience in a book., Internationally acclaimed color photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, offer their expert insight into street photography and the poetic image"

Art of Ceramics 


“Art of Ceramics, takes readers on a voyage of discovery through of the world of ceramics today. A material so fragile yet so bold, every piece is an extraordinary work of art… Amongst those featured are Barnaby Barford, Foekje Fleur and Kate Macdowell, Lenneke Wispelwey, Ende, Jonathan Adler and Piselli Projects, who put their stamp on our everyday objects, introducing art into our most habitual moments”

Feminism -Art -Theory : an Anthology 1968-2014

"Charting over 45 years of feminist debate on the significance of gender in the making and understanding of art, the long-anticipated new edition of "Feminism-Art-Theory" has been extensively updated and reworked"

Aestheticism : Deep Formalism and the Emergence of Modernist Aesthetics

Michalle Gal offers "a comprehensive account of aestheticism of the 19th century as a philosophical theory of its own right. Taking philosophical and art-historical viewpoints, this cross-disciplinary book presents aestheticism as the foundational movement of modernist aesthetics of the 20th century"

Karin Hanssen : the Borrowed Gaze

Belgian artist Karin Hanssen presents old and new works, paintings and drawings. "The Borrowed Gaze" features a series of paintings created by Hanssen that reappropriate the female Rückenfigur (back figure) of the famous work Paternal Admonition (1654) of Gerard ter Borch. Almost identical replications of ter Borch’s paradigmatic image of a woman in a satin dress circulated on the market already in the 17th century. Today, in the era of technical reproduction and digital simulation, this practice acquires new relevance" 

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