Art and Performance

Chaining the Sun: Portraits by Jeremiah Gurney Chaining the Sun Portraits by Jeremiah Gurney Christian A. Peterson 1900 Spring
A major nineteenth-century photographer’s work is rediscovered.
It’s the Real Thing: Soviet and Post-Soviet Sots Art and American Pop Art It’s the Real Thing Soviet and Post-Soviet Sots Art and American Pop Art Regina Khidekel 1999 Spring
An extensively illustrated treatment of this pivotal art movement.
Of Borders and Thresholds: Theatre History, Practice, and Theory Of Borders and Thresholds Theatre History, Practice, and Theory Michal Kobialka, Editor 1998 Fall
A group of scholars applies border theory to theatre studies.
Urban Exile: Collected Writings of Harry Gamboa Jr. Urban Exile Collected Writings of Harry Gamboa Jr. Harry Gamboa Jr. Chon A. Noriega, Editor 1998 Fall
An essential overview of the work of a pioneering figure of multimedia and conceptual art.
Contract with the Skin: Masochism, Performance Art, and the 1970s Contract with the Skin Masochism, Performance Art, and the 1970s Kathy O’Dell 1998 Spring
Places masochistic performance within a social and historical context.
Body Art/Performing the Subject Body Art/Performing the Subject Amelia Jones 1998 Spring
An examination of the social and cultural significance of body art by a major new voice.
The Absolute Artist: The Historiography of a Concept The Absolute Artist The Historiography of a Concept Catherine M. Soussloff 1997 Spring
Analyzes the myth of the artist in western culture.
Rethinking Borders Rethinking Borders John C. Welchman, Editor 1996 Spring
The first guide to the new aesthetic practices of “border theory.”
Socialist Ensembles: Theater and State in Cuba and Nicaragua Socialist Ensembles Theater and State in Cuba and Nicaragua Randy Martin 1994 Fall
Adds the new dimension of theater to discussions of the evolution of socialist states.
Photography at the Dock: Essays on Photographic History, Institutions, and Practices Photography at the Dock Essays on Photographic History, Institutions, and Practices Abigail Solomon-Godeau 1994 Fall
Classic book integrating cultural criticism, feminism, art theory, and the history of photography now available in paperback.
Museum Culture: Histories, Discourses, Spectacles Museum Culture Histories, Discourses, Spectacles Daniel J. Sherman and Irit Rogoff, Editors 1994 Spring
Written from a broad range of perspectives in history, art history and criticism, critical theory, and sociology, the essays in this volume go beyond previous institutional analyses to consider museums as the intricate amalgam of architecture, history, practices and strategies of display, pedagogical and other programs, functioning under the aegis of various governing ideologies. Contributors: Ariella Azoulay, Frederick N. Bohrer, Chantal Georgel, Walter Grasskamp, Boris Groys, Anne Higonnet, Detlef Hoffman, Seth Koven, Dominique Poulot, Irit Rogoff, Daniel J. Sherman, Brian Wallis, and Vera L. Zolberg.
Communists, Cowboys, and Queers: The Politics of Masculinity in the Work of Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams Communists, Cowboys, and Queers The Politics of Masculinity in the Work of Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams David Savran 1992 Fall
Grounds of Dispute: Art History, Cultural Politics and the Discursive Field Grounds of Dispute Art History, Cultural Politics and the Discursive Field John Tagg 1992 Spring
“This is an important book by a scholar of international stature. Tagg at once ‘practices’ art history, via his several essays on photography, while at the same time he critiques the disciplinary apparatus by which this can be done. Consistently brilliant, attractive, and compelling.” --Richard Leppert
The Future of an Illusion: Film, Feminism, and Psychoanalysis The Future of an Illusion Film, Feminism, and Psychoanalysis Constance Penley 1989 Spring
Analyzes the primary movements that have shaped the field of feminist film theory. Essential to anyone studying the sexual politics of representation.
The Art of Eastern India, 300-800 The Art of Eastern India, 300-800 Frederick M. Asher None None