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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

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

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

Hot MetalMaterial Culture and Tangible Labour

Hot Metal: Material Culture and Tangible Labour

Jesse Adams Stein

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784994341
eISBN:
9781526121158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994341.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

With the increasing digitisation of almost every facet of human endeavour, concerns persist about ‘deskilling’ and precarious employment. The publishing industry has turned its energy to online and ... 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

Mixed MessagesAmerican Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices

Mixed Messages: American Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices

Catherine Gander and Sarah Garland (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991500
eISBN:
9781526115003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991500.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Mixed Messages presents and interrogates ten distinct moments from the arts of nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century America where visual and verbal forms blend and clash. Charting ... More

Novelty fairBritish visual culture between Chartism and the Great Exhibition

Novelty fair: British visual culture between Chartism and the Great Exhibition

Jo Briggs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719089640
eISBN:
9781526109590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089640.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

First performed on 21 May 1850, the satirical play Novelty Fair; or Hints for 1851 opened at almost exactly the middle of the 19th century. Its plot juxtaposes 1848, Chartism and republicanism, with ... More

The Political Aesthetics of the Armenian Avant-GardeThe Journey of the 'Painterly Real', 1987-2004

The Political Aesthetics of the Armenian Avant-Garde: The Journey of the 'Painterly Real', 1987-2004

Angela Harutyunyan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719089534
eISBN:
9781526124074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089534.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The book addresses late-Soviet and post-Soviet art in Armenia in the context of turbulent social, political and cultural transformations in the late 1980s, throughout the 1990s and in early 2000s ... More

Watching the red dawnThe American avant-garde and the Soviet Union

Watching the red dawn: The American avant-garde and the Soviet Union

Barnaby Haran

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719097225
eISBN:
9781526109705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097225.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Watching the red dawn charts the responses of the American avant-garde to the cultural works of its Soviet counterpart in period from the formation of the USSR in 1922 to recognition of this new ... More

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