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posted by April 19, 2018

            

Kealey Boyd writes about Once Upon a Time . . . : The Western: A New Frontier in Art and Film edited by Mary-Dailey Desmarais and Thomas Brent Smith. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Elizabeth Legge explores Prehistoric Future: Max Ernst and the Return of Painting between the Wars by Ralph Ubl. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Sara Blaylock reviews Performance Art in Eastern Europe since 1960 by Amy Bryzgel. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Randall Griffey discusses Grand Illusions: American Art and the First World War by David M. Lubin. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Wayne Franits examines Creating Distinctions in Dutch Genre Painting by Angela Ho. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Ronnie Self looks at the work of Michael Maltzan Architecture on the Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University, Houston. Read the full review at caa.reviews. 

Mati Meyer reviews Hagia Sophia: Sound, Space, and Spirit in Byzantium by Bissera V. Pentcheva. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Alya Karame writes about The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts edited by Massumeh Farhad and Simon Rettig. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Stephanie A. Glaser examines Georgian Gothic: Medievalist Architecture, Furniture and Interiors, 1730–1840 by Peter N. Lindfield. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

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posted by April 13, 2018

                          

Lisa Strong writes about Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience by Neil Harris. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Rebecca Zorach explores South Africa: The Art of a Nation edited by John Giblin and Chris Spring. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Ellen Prokop reviews August L. Mayer y la pintura española: Ribera, Goya, El Greco, Velázquez by Teresa Posada Kubissa. Read the full review at caa.reviews. 

Preeti Chopra discusses Architecture and Empire in Jamaica by Louis P. Nelson. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Beate Pittnauer looks at Zeitspeicher der Fotografie: Zukunftsbilder, 1860–1913 by Katja Müller-Helle. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Chris Collier examines The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life edited by Sharon Louden. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Sadé Ayorinde reviews No Laughing Matter: Visual Humor in Ideas of Race, Nationality, and Ethnicity edited by Angela Rosenthal, David Bindman, and Adrian W. B. Randolph. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Jonathan Walley writes about The Off-Screen: An Investigation of the Cinematic Frame by Eyal Peretz. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Rose Marie San Juan discusses The Bible and the Printed Image in Early Modern England: Little Gidding and the Pursuit of Scriptural Harmony by Michael Gaudio. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Helena Vilalta explores 1971: A Year in the Life of Color by Darby English. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

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posted by April 06, 2018

                                     

Kevin Lotery reviews Buon Fresco by Tacita Dean. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Sarah Schaefer examines No Idols: The Missing Theology of Art by Thomas Crow. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Rikki Byrd writes about Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style by Shantrelle P. Lewis. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Sybil E. Gohari explores Matisse/Diebenkorn edited by Janet Bishop and Katherine Rothkopf. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Caitlin Beach looks at Slavery, Geography and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Marine Landscapes of Montreal and Jamaica by Charmaine A. Nelson. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Charles Snyder writes about Oceans of Love: The Uncontainable Gregory Battcock by Gregory Battcock, edited by Joseph Grigely. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Tricia Y. Paik discusses Ellsworth Kelly: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Reliefs, and Sculpture, Volume One, 1940–1953 by Yve-Alain Bois. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Cynthia Colburn reviews Art of Mesopotamia by Zainab Bahrani. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Elizabeth Childs examines Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade by Simon Kelly and Esther Bell. Read the full review at caa.reviews. 

Natilee Harren explores South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s by Kellie Jones. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Rachel Boate writes about the exhibition Matisse and American Art at the Montclair Art Museum. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Nadja Rottner discusses the exhibition The Transported Man at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. Read the full review at caa.reviews. 

Annie Paul considers From San Juan to Paris and Back: Francisco Oller and Caribbean Art in the Era of Impressionism by Edward J. Sullivan. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Dorota Biczel reviews Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen by Andrea Andersson, Lucy Lippard, Macarena Gómez-Barris, and Julia Bryan-Wilson. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Erin Hyde Nolan writes about Camera Orientalis: Reflections on Photography of the Middle East by Ali Behdad. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

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posted by March 29, 2018

                       

 

Amanda Douberley writes about Dwan Gallery: Los Angeles to New York, 1959-1971 by James Meyer. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Laura Cleaver discusses Art of Documentation: Documents and Visual Culture in Medieval England by Jessica Berenbeim. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Julia Peters reviews Fugitive Objects: Sculpture and Literature in the German Nineteenth Century by Catriona MacLeod. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Karin Zitzewitz examines Visions from India by The Pizzuti Collection and Greer Pagano. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Alessandra Raengo looks at the exhibition Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Lauren Rosenblum discusses the exhibition Between Land and Sea: Artists of the Coenties Slip at the Menil Collection. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Susan Danly reviews Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern by Wanda M. Corn. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Tanja Klemm explores Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature by Alva Noë. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Sandra Zalman writes about the exhibition Sol LeWitt: Glossy and Flat Black Squares at Rice University Art Gallery. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Anya Pantuyeva examines Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place by Rebecca R. Hart. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Charlie F. B. Miller analyzes Form as Revolt: Carl Einstein and the Ground of Modern Art by Sebastian Zeidler. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Harper Montgomery writes about the exhibition Embodied Absence: Chilean Art of the 1970s Now at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Phoebe Wolfskill reviews African-American Art: A Visual and Cultural History by Lisa Farrington. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Mark Hinchman explores The Politics of Furniture: Identity, Diplomacy and Persuasion in Post-War Interiors edited by Fredie Floré and Cammie McAtee. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Ariel Osterweis looks at The Off-Staging of William Forsythe’s Dance in the Museum. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

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posted by March 23, 2018

            

Susanna Temkin reviews Adiós Utopia: Art in Cuba Since 1950 edited by Ana Clara Silva and Eugenio Valdés Figueroa. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Namiko Kunimoto writes about Bachelor Japanists: Japanese Aesthetics and Western Masculinities by Christopher Reed. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Anne Helmreich explores The Complete Writings and Pictures of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, freely distributed by IATH and the NINES consortium under a Creative Commons License, www.rossettiarchive.org, edited by Jerome J. McGann. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Cecelia Feldman examines About Antiquities: Politics of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire by Zeynep Ҫelik. Read the full review at caa.reviews. 

David Karmon writes about Drawing and the Senses: An Early Modern History by Caroline O. Fowler. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Nina Dubin discusses Classicisms edited by Larry F. Norman and Anne Leonard. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Manuel Aguilar-Moreno reviews the exhibition catalogue Golden Kingdoms: Luxury Arts in the Ancient Americas edited by Joanne Pillsbury, Timothy F. Potts, and Kim N. Richter. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

John Muse writes about the exhibition Yoonmi Nam: Still at The Print Center in Philadelphia. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Meghan Tierney reviews Art and Vision in the Inca Empire: Andeans and Europeans at Cajamarca by Adam Herring. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Naraelle Hohensee explores the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, a digital resource of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Emily Neumeier discusses The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East by Kishwar Rizvi. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

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posted by March 16, 2018

         

Lisa Lee reviews Something to Take My Place: The Art of Lonnie Holley by Bernard Herman. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Frédérique Baumgartner examines Delacroix and His Forgotten World: The Origins of Romantic Painting by Margaret MacNamidhe. Read the full review at caa.reviews. 

Scott Volz writes about Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Aesthetics, Politics, Environments and Epistemologies edited by Heather Davis and Etienne Turpin, as well as Against the Anthropocene: Visual Culture and Environment Today by T. J. Demos. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Alison Syme discusses Otherwise: Imagining Queer Feminist Art Histories by Amelia Jones and Erin Silver. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

James A. Doyle considers Art and Myth of the Ancient Maya by Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Ryan Donovan Purcell explores The Urbanism of Frank Lloyd Wright by Neil Levine. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Chelsea Weathers writes about Working Conditions: The Writings of Hans Haacke edited by Alexander Alberro. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Seung Yeon Sang reviews Public Properties: Museums in Imperial Japan by Noriko Aso. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Louise Mayhew examines O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism edited by Lesley Harding and Denise Mimmocchi. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

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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.

The journal seeks ten field editors in the following areas:

  • Latin American Art NEW CATEGORY
  • Ancient Greek and Roman Art, Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Art
  • Contemporary Art
  • Digital Humanities
  • Islamic Art
  • Photography
  • South/Southeast Asian Art
  • Twentieth-Century Art
  • Exhibitions: New York
  • Exhibitions: Southwest

Working with the caa.reviews editor-in-chief, the caa.reviews Editorial Board, and CAA’s staff editor, each field editor selects content to be reviewed, commissions reviewers, and considers manuscripts for publication. Field editors for books are expected to keep abreast of newly published and important books and related media in their fields of expertise, and those for exhibitions should be aware of current and upcoming exhibitions (and other related projects) in their geographic regions.

The Council of Field Editors meets annually at the CAA Annual Conference. Field editors must pay travel and lodging expenses to attend the conference. Members of all CAA committees and editorial boards volunteer their services without compensation.

Candidates must be current CAA members and should not be serving on the editorial board of a competitive journal or on another CAA editorial board or committee. Nominators should ascertain their nominee’s willingness to serve before submitting a name; self-nominations are also welcome. Please send a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for appointment, a CV, and your contact information to: caa.reviews Editorial Board, CAA, 50 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10004; or email the documents to staff editor Joan Strasbaugh, jstrasbaugh@collegeart.org.

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

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New in caa.reviews

posted by March 09, 2018

  

Itohan Osayimwese reviews Architecture, Islam, and Identity in West Africa: Lessons from Larabanga by Michelle Apotsos. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Alice Heeren explores the exhibition catalogue México 1900-1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde by Agustín Arteaga. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Joseph Leo Koerner writes about Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address by Shira Brisman. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Elizabeth Robles examines British Black Art: Debates on Western Art History by Sophie Orlando. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

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posted by March 02, 2018

Joseph Shatzmiller reviews Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink: Jewish Illuminated Manuscripts edited by Marc Michael Epstein. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Sherry C. M. Lindquist discusses Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages by Robert Mills. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

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New in caa.reviews

posted by February 16, 2018

 

Ellen Handy writes about Indecent Exposures: Eadweard Muybridge’s “Animal Locomotion” Nudes by Sarah Gordon. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Alice Correia reviews Artist and Empire: Facing Britain’s Imperial Past, edited by Alison Smith, David Blayney Brown, and Carol Jacobi. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

James Farmer discusses The White Shaman Mural: An Enduring Creation Narrative in the Rock Art of the Lower Pecos by Carolyn E. Boyd and Kim Cox. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Katve-Kaisa Kontturi explores Drawing Difference: Connections between Gender and Drawing by Marsha Meskimmon and Phil Sawdon. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Megan Sullivan examines Revolutionary Horizons: Art and Polemics in 1950s Cuba by Abigail McEwan. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Richard Fletcher writes about Reading Cy Twombly: Poetry in Paint by Mary Jacobus. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Daniella Berman reviews Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant by Perrin Stein. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Ikem Stanley Ifejika Okoye writes about Authentically African: Arts and the Transnational Politics of Congolese Culture by Sarah Van Beurden. Read the full review at caa.reviews. 

Jacquelyn Coutré explores Jan Lievens: Friend and Rival of the Young Rembrandt by Bernhard Schnackenburg. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Lauren Whitnah discusses The Cult of St Edmund in Medieval East Anglia by Rebecca Pinner. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Heather Layton examines the exhibition catalogue Meleko Mokgosi: Pax Kaffraria by Jonathan P. Binstock and Malick Gaines. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Viêt Lệ looks at the exhibition catalogue Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera, edited by Amy Brandt. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Corine Schleif reviews Resounding Images: Medieval Intersections of Art, Music, and Sound, edited by Susan Boynton and Diane J. Reilly. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Anne Hilker writes about The City and the Young Imagination: Art from Studio in a School, an exhibition at The Museum of the City of New York. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Heather McCune Bruhn explores Textile Bildwerke im Kirchenraum: Leinenstickereien im Kontext mittelalterlicher Raumausstattungen aus dem Prämonstratenserinnenkloster Altenberg/Lahn by Stefanie Seeberg. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Wendy Castenell examines Painting the Gospel: Black Public Art and Religion in Chicago by Kymberly N. Pinder. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Richard Wittman reviews The Los Angeles Central Library: Building an Architectural Icon, 1872-1933 by Kenneth A. Breisch. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Danielle Joyner discusses the exhibition catalogue Art and Nature in the Middle Ages, edited by Nicole R. Myers. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Gunnar Swanson reviews The Philosophy of Design by Glenn Parsons. Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Amelia Jones and David J. Getsy present Abstract Bodies and Otherwise: A Conversation with Amelia Jones and David Getsy on Gender and Sexuality in the Writing of Art History. Read the full conversation at caa.reviews.

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