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TABLE OF CONTENTS

The Exuding Wood of the Cross at Isenheim
Gregory C. Bryda

Watteau, through the Cracks
Oliver Wunsch

“Take All of Them”: Eclecticism and the Arts of the Pune Court in India, 1760–1800
Holly Shaffer

The Unanticipated Politics of Heritage in 1830s France: A Walk-In Diorama
Katherine Fischer Taylor

Pasteup Pictures: Ed Ruscha’s Every Building on the Sunset Strip
Jennifer Quick

REVIEWS: Screens and Projections

Nicholas Bauch, Enchanting the Desert: A Pattern Language for the Production of Space
Ellery E. Foutch

Armin Medosch, New Tendencies: Art at the Threshold of the Information Revolution (1961–1978)
Adair Rounthwaite

Hanna B. Hölling, Paik’s Virtual Archive: Time, Change, and Materiality in Media Art
Gregory Zinman

Erika Balsom, After Uniqueness: A History of Film and Video Art in Circulation
Kevin Hatch

Meredith Hoy, From Point to Pixel: A Genealogy of Digital Aesthetics
Kate Mondloch

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A spectacular fresco from early first-century Pompeii is featured on the cover of the March 2018 issue of The Art Bulletin. Drawing on a palette of aqua, yellow, and deep red, it depicts Perseus rescuing Andromeda from captivity on a rocky promontory. The fresco appears in Nathaniel B. Jones’s essay “Starting from Places: Continuous Narration and Discontinuous Perspectives in Roman Art,” which explores how the painters of the time represented multiple temporal moments in a single visual field.

Two essays also featured in the issue examine diverse medieval pilgrimage practices: Conrad Rudolph considers the visual tour guides used at European sites, notably Canterbury, and how they enhanced the social and public reception of works of art; Talia J. Andrei investigates the pilgrimage mandala paintings of Japan’s Ise shrines and the ways they allude to the power and authority of individual Buddhist temples. In the sixteenth-century miniature paintings that depict the ceremonial presentation of gifts from Safavid shahs to Ottoman sultans, Sinem A. Casale locates an unusual opportunity to assess the agency of gifts through their visual representation rather than their materiality. John Ott finds that Hale Woodruff’s six-panel mural of the early 1950s, The Art of the Negro, presents an inclusive, nonlinear visual history of global art that also destabilizes conventional narratives of the origins of modernism. The role of photography during the 1980s human-rights conflicts between the United States and Nicaragua is the subject of an essay by Erina Duganne, who focuses on postmodernist critique of photography as revealed in a 1984 exhibition intended to counter misrepresentations in the news media.

The reviews section, on the theme “Transatlantic,” features recent books on images and objects from the New World in Medici Florence, cross-cultural encounters in sixteenth-century Peru, a queer reading of the formation of the modernist canon, and contemporary black diaspora art around the Atlantic.

CAA sends print copies of The Art Bulletin to all institutional and individual members who choose it as a benefit of membership. The digital version at Taylor & Francis Online is available to all CAA individual members regardless of their print subscription choice.

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Call for Nominations for CAA Publications

posted by February 06, 2018

Self-nominations and nominations are now open for several positions with CAA publications. Click the links below to learn more.

THE ART BULLETIN

Call for Editor-in-Chief, The Art Bulletin
The Art Bulletin Editorial Board invites nominations and self-nominations for the position of editor-in-chief for a three-year term: July 1, 2019–June 30, 2022, with service as incoming editor designate, July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019, and as past editor, July 1, 2022–June 30, 2023. The candidate should have published substantially in the field and may be an academic, museum-based, or independent scholar; institutional affiliation is not required. The Art Bulletin features leading scholarship in the English language in all aspects of art history as practiced in the academy, museums, and other institutions. From its founding in 1913, the quarterly journal has published, through rigorous peer review, scholarly articles and critical reviews of the highest quality in all areas and periods of the history of art. Click here to learn more.

Deadline: Monday, April 2, 2018; finalists will be interviewed on Friday, May 4.

ART JOURNAL

Art Journal Seeks Reviews Editor – deadline extended!
The Art Journal Editorial Board invites nominations and self-nominations for the position of reviews editor for a three-year term: July 1, 2019–June 30, 2022 (with service as incoming reviews editor designate, July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019). The candidate may be an artist, art historian, art critic, art educator, curator, or other art professional; institutional affiliation is not required. Art Journal, published quarterly by CAA, is devoted to twentieth- and twenty-first-century art and visual culture. Click here to learn more.

Deadline extended! New deadline is: Tuesday, April 17, 2018; finalists will be interviewed on Thursday, May 3.

Art Journal Editorial Board Seeks New Members
CAA invites nominations and self-nominations for two individuals to serve on the Art Journal Editorial Board for a four-year term: July 1, 2018–June 30, 2022. Candidates may be artists, art historians, art critics, art educators, curators, or other art professionals; institutional affiliation is not required. Art Journal, published quarterly by CAA, is devoted to twentieth- and twenty-first-century art and visual culture. Click here to learn more.

Deadline: Monday, April 16, 2018.

CAA.REVIEWS

caa.reviews Editorial Board Seeks Candidates
CAA invites nominations and self-nominations for two individuals to serve on the caa.reviews Editorial Board for four-year terms, July 1, 2018–June 30, 2022. Candidates may be artists, art historians, art critics, art educators, curators, or other art professionals with stature in the field and experience writing or editing books and/or exhibition reviews; institutional affiliation is not required. The journal also seeks a librarian to serve in an ex officio capacity to advise the editorial board on technical and distribution issues. Click here to learn more.

Deadline: Monday, April 16, 2018.

caa.reviews Seeks TEN Field Editors – deadline extended!
CAA invites nominations and self-nominations for TEN individuals to join the caa.reviews Council of Field Editors for a three-year term, July 1, 2018–June 30, 2021. An online journal, caa.reviews is devoted to the peer review of new books, museum exhibitions, and projects relevant to art history, visual studies, and the arts. Click here to learn more.

Deadline extended! New deadline is: Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Explore the Latest Issue of The Art Bulletin

posted by January 30, 2018

Cover: The Art Bulletin, December 2017.

The portrait of a lavishly dressed young nun, an example of a genre of the “crowned nun,” appears on the cover of the December 2017 issue of The Art Bulletin. Baroque in several senses of the word, the painting by José de Alcíbar dates from ca. 1795 and appears in Cristina Cruz González’s essay “Beyond the Bride of Christ: The Crucified Abbess in Mexico and Spain.”

In other essays featured in the issue: Jenifer Neils assesses the Apollo Sauroktonos, the bronze statue of a boy killing a lizard, traditionally attributed to the fourth-century BCE sculptor Praxiteles, and concludes that the work is neither by Praxiteles nor of the mid-fourth century. Alice Isabella Sullivan relates the miraculous deliverance of Constantinople depicted in sixteenth-century Moldavian church murals to contemporary struggles over Ottoman rule in Eastern Europe. Jessica Maratsos examines the artistic tokens of friendship exchanged between Michelangelo and his patron Vittoria Colonna, and the dissemination of copies of these works in paint, manuscript, and print. Jennifer Van Horn considers the iconoclasm of enslaved and newly freed men and women during the American Civil War, who defaced and repurposed portraits of their former masters as a means of resisting dehumanization and asserting their own agency. Harmon Siegel finds that the interiors of Louise Nevelson’s homes, filled with dark sculptures and assemblages, borrow a page from gothic literature, critiquing domesticity as a trap and troubling the stability of modernist claims to autonomy.

The reviews section, on the theme of “Architectural Networks,” features recent books on the architecture of the Roman world, medieval Spain, Japan, the Caribbean, and the contemporary mosque.

Finally, the art historians Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Tamar Garb present tributes to the pioneering historian Linda Nochlin, who died in October.

CAA sends print copies of The Art Bulletin to all institutional members and individual members who choose it as a benefit of membership. The digital version at Taylor & Francis Online is available to all CAA individual members regardless of their print subscription choice.

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Explore the Latest Issue of The Art Bulletin

posted by November 13, 2017

Cover: The Art Bulletin, September 2017.

The impassioned figure of V. I. Lenin, addressing invisible masses from an elevated lectern of vanguard design, appears on the cover of the recent September 2017 issue of The Art Bulletin. El Lissitzky’s 1924 design for the Lenin Tribune appears in Samuel Johnson’s article exploring Lissitzky’s plans for a horizontal skyscraper in light of a newly discovered drawing.

In other essays featured in the issue: Anthi Andronikou traces a transcultural artistic vocabulary across the eastern Mediterranean in religious paintings of the thirteenth century. Fabio Barry considers how early modern artists from Siena to Oxford used chemical means to infuse seemingly miraculous images in marble. Morten Steen Hansen’s essay subverts the assumption that Francesco Furini’s Baroque allegorical frescoes for the Palazzo Pitti served primarily as panegyrics to his patron. Ebba Koch examines the political underpinnings of intricate illustrations commissioned by Shah Jahan, the builder of the Taj Mahal, to illustrate historical narratives. And Gavin Parkinson uncovers the sway of the Surrealist André Breton in the reception of Georges Seurat’s Impressionist paintings.

The reviews section, on the theme of “Craft, Industry, Design,” encompasses recent books on early stone carving in India, debates about nineteenth-century art, craft, and industry in the British Empire, the development of American design culture as seen through the lens of the industrial designer John Vassos, and the gendered role ceramics played in the twentieth-century American avant-garde.

CAA sends print copies of The Art Bulletin to all institutional members and individual members who choose it as a benefit of membership. The digital version at Taylor & Francis Online is available to all CAA individual members regardless of their print subscription choice.

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Shen Zhou, Solitary Angler on an Autumn River, 1492, handscroll, ink on paper, 13½ x 411½ in. (34.4 x 1045 cm), frontispiece: 11¾ x 33 in. (30 cm x 83.8 cm). Seattle Art Museum, Gift of Karen Wang, 97.80 (artwork in the public domain; photograph provided by the Seattle Art Museum)

In its June 2017 issue, The Art Bulletin is publishing reviews of six online collection catalogs issued by the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; the Seattle Art Museum; the Arthur M. Sackler and Freer Gallery of Art, Washington DC; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Tate, United Kingdom; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. This is the first time the quarterly journal has devoted its reviews section to digital scholarship.

Stephen H. Whiteman’s review of the Seattle Art Museum’s Chinese Painting & Calligraphy catalog is available now in an enhanced digital version, published on the Scalar platform and developed in collaboration with Nancy Um and Lauren Cesiro. The open-access project is at http://scalar.usc.edu/works/samosci/index.

The Art Bulletin Redesign

posted by April 13, 2017

A few weeks ago we unveiled a new website design at CAA and today we present another new change. This time, it’s arriving to your mailbox. If you are a subscriber of The Art Bulletin, you may notice that the March 2017 issue looks different. Thanks to the hard work of Nina Athanassoglou-Kallmyer, editor-in-chief of the publication; designer Katy Homans; the Art Bulletin Editorial Board; copublisher Taylor & Francis; and CAA publications staff, the newly redesigned Art Bulletin has arrived.  It was a project almost two years in the making and we owe a great thanks to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for financially supporting the project.

Founded in 1913, The Art Bulletin remains one of the most respected publications for peer-reviewed scholarly articles and critical reviews in all areas and periods of the history of art. The redesign updates the publication for contemporary readers with a full-bleed cover, single-column page layout that emphasizes legibility, and a more flexible format for featuring larger article images.

We hope you enjoy the new look of The Art Bulletin.

To read digital issues of The Art Bulletin or Art Journal, visit Taylor & Francis online.

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CAA Seeks Ad Sales Rep

posted by March 08, 2017

Part-time and commission based

The College Art Association (CAA), a membership and advocacy organization for those working in the visual arts, seeks a part-time advertising sales rep with media sales experience in both print and digital platforms. The ideal candidate should have established contacts in the arts and culture publishing landscape and in the wider culture field. She/he will have the mindset to strategically target prospective clients to build relationships that support CAA’s prestigious publications and events with a strong ad sales program.

The advertising sales rep would work primarily on CAA’s two flagship print journals, The Art Bulletin and Art Journal, with some work on CAA’s digital reviews platform, caa.reviews. Additional work would include selling ads for the graduate program directories and the CAA Annual Conference. Candidates for the position should have experience in billing clients, advertising proposal creation, and proper tracking of invoices and payments.

This is a part-time, commissioned-based position. The position reports to the Director of Communications and Marketing.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage relationships with current advertising clients and develop strategy for new client growth
  • Work closely with staff across all departments to create client strategy aligned with journals, website content, and programs
  • Produce client contracts for ad sales
  • Oversee invoicing and record keeping for ad sales on journals and relevant websites
  • Report and present on ad sales program and results to staff members and constituents
  • Work with publications department staff and in-house graphic designer on ad placement and design as needed
  • Other duties as assigned or requested

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 2 years of ad sales or comparable experience
  • A warm and welcoming personality that encourages relationship building
  • Established relationships with advertisers and companies in the arts and culture field
  • Proven track record of closing new business and maintaining current business
  • Exceptional written/verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, organize multiple concurrent tasks, work efficiently, and follow through on details
  • Experience with spreadsheets, systems, and database management and generally accepted programs and office equipment required
  • BS/BA degree or equivalent preferred

Send resume and cover letter to nobourn@collegeart.org with the subject line “CAA Ad Sales Rep.”

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

The College Art Association is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, or political affiliation.

CAA Seeks Ad Sales Rep

posted by March 08, 2017

Part-time and commission based

The College Art Association (CAA), a membership and advocacy organization for those working in the visual arts, seeks a part-time advertising sales rep with media sales experience in both print and digital platforms. The ideal candidate should have established contacts in the arts and culture publishing landscape and in the wider culture field. She/he will have the mindset to strategically target prospective clients to build relationships that support CAA’s prestigious publications and events with a strong ad sales program.

The advertising sales rep would work primarily on CAA’s two flagship print journals, The Art Bulletin and Art Journal, with some work on CAA’s digital reviews platform, caa.reviews. Additional work would include selling ads for the graduate program directories and the CAA Annual Conference. Candidates for the position should have experience in billing clients, advertising proposal creation, and proper tracking of invoices and payments.

This is a part-time, commissioned-based position. The position reports to the Director of Communications and Marketing.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage relationships with current advertising clients and develop strategy for new client growth
  • Work closely with staff across all departments to create client strategy aligned with journals, website content, and programs
  • Produce client contracts for ad sales
  • Oversee invoicing and record keeping for ad sales on journals and relevant websites
  • Report and present on ad sales program and results to staff members and constituents
  • Work with publications department staff and in-house graphic designer on ad placement and design as needed
  • Other duties as assigned or requested

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 2 years of ad sales or comparable experience
  • A warm and welcoming personality that encourages relationship building
  • Established relationships with advertisers and companies in the arts and culture field
  • Proven track record of closing new business and maintaining current business
  • Exceptional written/verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, organize multiple concurrent tasks, work efficiently, and follow through on details
  • Experience with spreadsheets, systems, and database management and generally accepted programs and office equipment required
  • BS/BA degree or equivalent preferred

Send resume and cover letter to nobourn@collegeart.org with the subject line “CAA Ad Sales Rep.”

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

The College Art Association is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, or political affiliation.

The Art Bulletin Seeks Reviews Editor

posted by February 14, 2017

The Art Bulletin Editorial Board invites nominations and self-nominations for the position of reviews editor for the term July 1, 2018–June 30, 2021 (with service as incoming reviews editor designate 2017–18). The Art Bulletin, published quarterly by CAA, features leading scholarship in the English language in all aspects of art history as practiced in the academy, museums, and other institutions.

Candidates should be art scholars with stature in the field and experience in editing book and/or exhibition reviews; institutional affiliation is not required. Candidates should be published authors of at least one book.

The reviews editor is responsible for commissioning all book and exhibition reviews in The Art Bulletin. He or she selects books and exhibitions for review, commissions reviewers, and determines the appropriate length and character of reviews. The reviews editor also works with authors and CAA’s editorial director in the development and preparation of review manuscripts for publication. He or she is expected to keep abreast of newly published and important books and recent exhibitions in the fields of art history, criticism, theory, visual studies, and museum publishing. This is a three-year term, which includes membership on the Art Bulletin Editorial Board.

The reviews editor attends the three annual meetings of the Art Bulletin Editorial Board—held in the spring and fall by teleconference or in New York, and in February at the CAA Annual Conference—and submits an annual report to CAA’s Board of Directors. CAA may reimburse the reviews editor for travel and lodging expenses for the meetings in New York in accordance with its travel policy, but he or she pays these expenses to attend the annual conference.

Candidates must be current CAA members in good standing and should not be serving on the editorial board of a competitive journal or on another CAA editorial board or committee. CAA encourages applications from colleagues who will contribute to the diversity of perspectives on the Art Bulletin Editorial Board and who will engage actively with conversations about the discipline’s engagements with differences of culture, religion, nationality, race, gender, sexuality, and access. Nominators should ascertain their nominee’s willingness to serve before submitting a name; self-nominations are also welcome. Please send a statement describing your interest in and qualifications for appointment, CV, and at least one letter of recommendation to: Art Bulletin Reviews Editor Search, College Art Association, 50 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10004; or email the documents or inquiries to Joe Hannan, CAA editorial director. Deadline: Monday, April 3, 2017. Finalists will be interviewed on the afternoon of Friday, May 5, in New York.

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