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posted by CAA — Jun 24, 2016

Marnin Young reflects on Georges Seurat: The Art of Vision, Michelle Foa’s thematic analysis of Seurat’s seascapes, early figure paintings, later figure paintings, and drawings, and describes it “as almost certainly the most important book on Seurat in over a decade.” Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Derek Burdette reviews Alena Robin’s Las capillas del Vía Crucis de la ciudad de México: Arte, patrocinio y sacralizacón del espacio, a study of the now-dismantled fourteen chapels marking the Stations of the Cross in Mexico City from the late seventeenth to nineteenth centuries, which “attempts to return the chapels to our collective conscious.” Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Brian Rosa examines two urban political ecology publications focused on water: Matthew Gandy’s The Fabric of Space: Water, Modernity, and the Urban Imagination and Erik Swyngedouw’s Liquid Power: Contested Hydro-Modernities in Twentieth-Century Spain. He applauds them for “expanding the scope and depth of contemporary research into the society-nature nexus, political ecology, and environmental history.” Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Caa.reviews publishes over 150 reviews each year. Founded in 1998, the site publishes timely scholarly and critical reviews of studies and projects in all areas and periods of art history, visual studies, and the fine arts, providing peer review for the disciplines served by the College Art Association. Publications and projects reviewed include books, articles, exhibitions, conferences, digital scholarship, and other works as appropriate. Read more reviews at caa.reviews.

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