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posted by December 18, 2018

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

EDITOR’S NOTE

Owning, Claiming, and Representing Land
Nina Athanassoglou-Kallmyer

ARTICLES

Mastering the Landscape: Geometric Survey in Sixteenth-Century France
Anthony Gerbino

Shifting Panoramas: Contested Visions of Cuzco’s 1650 Earthquake
Patrick Thomas Hajovsky

Landscape and Iconicity: Proskynetaria of the Holy Land from the Ottoman Period
Pnina Arad

Entertaining War: Spectacle and the Great “Capture of Wuhan” Battle Panorama of 1939
Kari Shepherdson-Scott

REVIEWS

Olga Bush, Reframing the Alhambra: Architecture, Poetry, Textiles and Court Ceremonial
Patricia Blessing

Jennifer Raab, Frederic Church: The Art and Science of Detail
Katherine Manthorne

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Lillian Lan-ying Tseng

Milette Gaifman

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Lillian Lan-ying Tseng and Milette Gaifman as the new coeditors of The Art Bulletin. The appointment marks the first joint editorship in the 105-year history of the journal. The Art Bulletin is the flagship journal of art history, covering prehistoric to 21st-century art. Previous editors of The Art Bulletin have included H. W. Janson, George Kubler, Millard Meiss, and John Shapley, among many others. The Art Bulletin editorship rotates every three years.

“CAA believes in interdisciplinary practice and collaboration in all programs and publications. The Art Bulletin’s rich and long history as the journal of record for the art history field will only benefit from this new coeditor approach,” said Hunter O’Hanian, executive director of CAA. “Professors Tseng and Gaifman are highly respected in the field and will bring to the journal diverse experiences and expertise that will be reflected in The Art Bulletin over the years of their editorship.”

Lillian Lan-ying Tseng is associate professor of East Asian art and archaeology at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University and specializes in Chinese art and archaeology. The mediums she investigates are diverse, including city planning, architecture, sculpture, painting, calligraphy, textile, and bronze objects. The timeframes of her publications cluster in early imperial China, later imperial China, and the twentieth century. The issues she explores concern not only art objects but also broader contexts in which they are situated, such as how artisans appropriated scientific knowledge for religious purposes, how memory facilitated the creation, circulation, and reception of artifacts, and how political intentions or situations stimulated the development of visual and material cultures. She is the author of Picturing Heaven in Early China (Harvard University Press, 2011). She is currently at work on two book projects: one looks into the reception of antiquity and its impact on visual production in 18th-century China, while the other examines frontiers and visual imaginations in Han China.

“Art and visual culture are central elements in the study of ancient civilizations, as they are of all periods of history,” said Alexander Jones, Leon Levy Director and Professor of the Exact Sciences in Antiquity, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU. “The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World is proud and delighted on the occasion of Lillian Tseng’s appointment as coeditor of The Art Bulletin.”

Milette Gaifman is associate professor of classics and history of art at Yale University. She is a scholar of ancient art and archaeology, focusing primarily on Greek art of the Archaic and Classical periods. At Yale, she is jointly appointed in the departments of Classics and History of Art. Her research interests include the interaction between visual culture and religion, the variety of forms in the arts of antiquity, the interactive traits of various artistic media, and the reception of Greek art in later periods. In addition, her scholarship explores the historiography of the academic disciplines of art history and archaeology. She is the author of Aniconism in Greek Antiquity (Oxford University Press, 2012), and The Art of Libation in Classical Athens (Yale University Press, 2018); and coeditor of “Exploring Aniconism,” a thematic issue of Religion (2017), and “The Embodied Object in Classical Art,” a special issue of Art History (June 2018).

“It is a significant honor for Yale and for the field of Classical Greek Art that Milette Gaifman has been appointed co-editor of The Art Bulletin. Successor in this role to such hallowed Yale luminaries as Creighton Gilbert and Walter Cahn, Milette will bring the same dynamism and intellectual energy to the position that can be seen in her publications and her hugely successful teaching in our Department,” said Timothy Barringer, Chair and Paul Mellon Professor in the Department of the History of Art at Yale University. “Author of two path-breaking books, Milette is a scholar of wide-ranging tastes and interests, who insists on methodological rigor but also enjoys crossing scholarly borders and dismantling the shibboleths of orthodox thinking. Working with our respected former colleague, Lillian Tseng, she will doubtless bring a new, iconoclastic and perhaps occasionally irreverent spirit to an august journal.”

Explore the Latest Issue of The Art Bulletin

posted by October 22, 2018

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Touch and Remembrance in Greek Funerary Art
Nathan T. Arrington

Iconoclasm’s Legacy: Interpreting the Trier Ivory
Paroma Chatterjee

Ingenuity in Nuremberg: Dürer and Stabius’s Instrument Prints
Alexander Marr

Portrait of a Renaissance Dwarf: Bronzino, Morgante, and the Accademia Fiorentina
Robin O’Bryan

Decolonizing Modernism: Robert Henri’s Portraits of the Tewa Pueblo Peoples
Allan Antliff

REVIEWS: Antiquities and Heritage

Marisa Anne Bass, Jan Gossart and the Invention of Netherlandish Antiquity
Stephanie Porras

Peter N. Miller, History and Its Objects: Antiquarianism and Material Culture since 1500
Ulf R. Hansson

Zeynep Çelik, About Antiquities: Politics of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire
Frederick N. Bohrer

Mrinalini Rajagopalan, Building Histories: The Archival and Affective Lives of Five Monuments in Modern Delhi
Santhi Kavuri-Bauer

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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.

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