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December’s New Books in Art History

You can find these titles and other recent acquisitions on the Art History / Classics Library’s New Book Shelf.

Inextricabilia, enchevêtrement magiques : art brut, art sacré, art contemporain, art rituel africain
Inextricabilia, enchevêtrement magiques : art brut, art sacré, art contemporain, art rituel africain

 

Les rois imaginaires : une histoire visuelle de la monarchie de Charles VIII à Louis XIV
Les rois imaginaires : une histoire visuelle de la monarchie de Charles VIII à Louis XIV

 

Italia / Emmanuel Guibert.
Italia / Emmanuel Guibert.

 

Egon Karl Nicolaus : Arbeiten auf Papier = works on paper, 1956-1988
Egon Karl Nicolaus : Arbeiten auf Papier = works on paper, 1956-1988

 

Academy of Tal R
Academy of Tal R

Exhibit: Love across the Global South

senegal

Love across the Global South: Popular Cinema Cultures of India and Senegal explores interconnections between South Asian and African popular cultures through film posters, footage, and memorabilia. Focusing on the circulation of Bombay cinema, South Asia’s largest film industry, in Senegal, West Africa, the exhibition foregrounds the role of transnational film cultures and fan clubs in shaping affinities across the Global South. Highlighting archival material held by UC Berkeley—including a collection of twentieth-century popular film magazines and films housed at the Media Resources Center—the exhibition harnesses library holdings to nuance campus debates on race, globalization, and visual representation while experimenting with new curatorial practices that emphasize Afro-Asian connections in an expanded Indian Ocean imaginary. The exhibition is curated by Sugata Ray (Assistant Professor, History of Art), Ivy Mills (Lecturer, History of Art), Liladhar Pendse (Librarian, Central Asian and Eastern European Studies), and Adnan Malik (Curator for South Asian Collections, South/Southeast Asia Library). The Mellon Curatorial Preparedness Initiative funded Curatorial Assistantships for History of Art Department graduate students Shivani Sud and Randip Bakshi.

 

brown gallery exhibit            ivy exhibit

 

The exhibit runs from October 6, 2017–March 1, 2018 in the Bernice L. Brown Gallery, Doe Library.

 

New Book from Art History Faculty Member, Lisa Trever

Assistant Professor Lisa Trever in the History of Art department has published The Archaeology of Mural Painting at Pañamarca, Peru, with Harvard University Press as part of the Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology Studies Series.

Trever Panamarca

 

From the publisher website:

The archaeological site of Pañamarca was once a vibrant center of religious performance and artistic practice within the ancient Moche world. During the seventh and eighth centuries CE, architects and mural painters created lofty temples and broad-walled plazas that were brilliantly arrayed with images of mythological heroes, monstrous creatures, winged warriors in combat, ritual processions, and sacrificial offerings.

This richly illustrated volume offers a nuanced account of the modern history of exploration, archaeology, and image making at Pañamarca; it also offers detailed documentation of the new fieldwork carried out by the authors at the site. That fieldwork led to the discoveries of 1,200-year-old mural paintings, presented here in detail for the first time. Created in a cultural context a thousand years before the use of written scripts, the art and architecture of Pañamarca cannot be studied via ancient histories or commentaries, but only through layers of physical evidence from archaeological excavations and documentation. This volume will serve as a definitive reference work on mural painting at Pañamarca, as well as a new primary resource for Pre-Columbian studies and for studies in global ancient art, architecture, and archaeology more broadly.

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Digital Humanities Grant Opportunities for Art Historians

3D Photogrammetry For Cultural Heritage Workshop

CFP deadline December 1, 2017.

A one-week training workshop (March 25-31, 2018) at UCSC on photogrammetry for early-stage graduate students. Participants in this workshop will gain intensive hands-on experience in the techniques and processing workflow for photogrammetric recording for cultural heritage projects, presented within the context of a critical engagement in discussions of the politics of digital knowledge production. Click here for more information: ARC Photogrammetry Workshop Call UCSC.

 

Research Project: Ed Ruscha’s “Streets of Los Angeles”

CFP deadline January 19, 2018.

Scholars from a wide range of fields are invited to submit proposals for research projects investigating Ed Ruscha’s “Streets of Los Angeles” archive—including, but not limited to digital humanities, cultural geography, architecture, art history, photography, and visual culture. Interdisciplinary approaches and team-based projects are particularly encouraged. Selected researchers would collaborate with Getty Research Institute (GRI) staff as part of a larger research-technology project, which seeks to digitize and make publicly-accessible a portion of the archive in innovative ways. The goal is to publish resulting scholarship at the close of the project. For more details, click here.

 

Visualizing Venice Summer Institute: Advanced Topics in Digital Art History: 3D (Geo)Spatial Networks

CFP deadline Janurary 5, 2018.

This Getty Foundation supported workshop will support interdisciplinary teams focused on the hard questions of Digital Art History as a discipline, a set of methods, and a host of technical and institutional challenges and opportunities.

Participants will gather from June 4-16, 2018 in Venice, Italy at Venice International University, with follow-up activities taking place over the course of the 2018-19 academic year, and leading into a follow-on gathering in Summer of 2019 that will operate as a writing and digital publication workshop, building upon work done over the course of the year by the project teams and in collaboration with our wider network.

 

NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

CFP deadline January 16, 2018.

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support digital projects throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and long-term sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this grant category, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities.

This program is offered twice per year. Proposals are welcome for digital initiatives in any area of the humanities.

 

 

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New Art History Books for November

You can find these titles and other recent acquisitions on the Art History / Classics Library’s New Book Shelf.

Rien ne va plus : tableaux d'une exposition
Rien ne va plus : tableaux d’une exposition 
Fra Bartolommeo : the divine Renaissance
Fra Bartolommeo : the divine Renaissance 
¡Hola Prado! : two collections in dialogue
¡Hola Prado! : two collections in dialogue
Davanti al naturale : contributi sul movimento caravaggesco a Napoli
Davanti al naturale : contributi sul movimento caravaggesco a Napoli
Embodied enlightenment : Samundra Man Singh Shrestha : contemporary Newar paubha paintings
Embodied enlightenment : Samundra Man Singh Shrestha : contemporary Newar paubha paintings

November’s New Books in Art History

You can find these titles and other recent acquisitions on the Art History and Classics Library’s New Book Shelf.

Robert MacPherson, the painter's reach
Robert MacPherson, the painter’s reach.

 

John Bock
John Bock : Wesenspräsenz No 4d / Herausgeber, Thomas Köhler und Stefanie Heckmann ; Konzeption, John Bock ; Übersetzung, Steven Lindberg.
Art in transit.
Art in transit : circle line MRT-Singapore / Justin Zhuang ; artwork photography, Darren Soh.
Jewish avant-garde artists from Hungary
Jewish avant-garde artists from Hungary : from fauvism to surrealism
Otto Piene
Otto Piene

Photography Class Views Rare Artists’ Books by Ruscha and Others

A photography class from Art Practice taught by Matthew Smith visited the Art History/Classics Library last week to view some of our rare artists’ books. The students viewed several artists’ books by Ed Ruscha, including TwentySix Gasoline Stations, Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles, and Some Los Angeles Apartments, all from the collections of the Environmental Design Library and the Art History/Classics Library.

Ruscha’s TwentySix Gasoline Stations is often considered to be a seminal work in the history of artists’ books, and has influenced many artists over the years. The students also viewed several works influenced by or appropriated from Ruscha:

Twentysix Abandoned Gasoline Stations by Jeffrey Brouws

Twentysix Road Kills by Daniel D. Teoli, Jr.

Twentysix Charging Stations by Ginger R. Burrell

Another Twentysix Gasoline Stations by Gregory Eddi Jones

 

Ruscha

 

      

Undergraduate Research Talk by Gabriella Wellons

Are you an undergraduate student who is curious about the research process? Would you like to hear about the experience of one of your peers? Join us Wednesday, November 8th for a talk by Gabriella Wellons, undergraduate in Art History.

Ancient Graffiti and Emulation of Moche Mural Wall Paintings 

Gabriella Wellons, History of Art

Wednesday, November 8th, 12:10-1:00pm

Moffitt Library, Fourth Floor

During her summer travel to north coastal Peru, UC Berkeley senior Gabriella Wellons created a graphic record of graffiti at the Huacas de Moche archaeological complex, the site of a former urban and religious center with two monuments (Huaca del Sol y Huaca de la Luna), located within the Moche Valley. Her honors thesis will explore the relationships between ancient graffiti, murals, and ceremonial spaces, and the possible purposes and meanings of incised imageries set within the context of Moche visual culture. Gabriella is a recipient of the Haas Scholars Program, Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, International Studies Institute (IIS) Undergraduate Merit Scholarship, George A. Miller Scholars Program and the Digital Humanities at Berkeley Summer Institute Fellowship.
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New Books for October

You can find these titles and other recent acquisitions on the Art History and Classics Library’s New Book Shelf.

Frederic Remington : a catalogue raisonné II
Frederic Remington : a catalogue raisonné II  

 

Mass-Observation and visual culture : depicting everyday lives in Britain
Mass-Observation and visual culture : depicting everyday lives in Britain

 

La otra ciudad : recorridos de una gráfica disidente
La otra ciudad : recorridos de una gráfica disidente

 

Roma-Parigi : accademie a confronto : l'Accademia di San Luca e gli artisti francesi, XVII-XIX secolo
Roma-Parigi : accademie a confronto : l’Accademia di San Luca e gli artisti francesi, XVII-XIX secolo

 

Il paradiso riconquistato : trame d'oro e colore nella pittura di Michele Giambono
Il paradiso riconquistato : trame d’oro e colore nella pittura di Michele Giambono

October: New Books in Art History

You can find these titles and other recent acquisitions on the Art History and Classics Library’s New Book Shelf.

Sister Wendy's grand tour : discovering Europe's great art :  Wendy Beckett.
Sister Wendy’s grand tour : discovering Europe’s great art / Wendy Beckett.  
Nina Katchadourian : curiouser
Nina Katchadourian : curiouser

 

Beyond wilderness : Chua Chye Teck.
Beyond wilderness / Chua Chye Teck. 
Il Portale dello Zodiaco alla Sacra di San Michele della Chiusa e l'opera alchemica del Maestro Nicholaus : Cattedrale di Ferrara, Duomo di Verona, Basilica di San Zeno a Verona, Cattedrale di Piacenza / Alessandro Turinetti di Priero.
Il Portale dello Zodiaco alla Sacra di San Michele della Chiusa e l’opera alchemica del Maestro Nicholaus.

 

Picasso primitif / sous la direction d'Yves Le Fur.
Picasso primitif / sous la direction d’Yves Le Fur.

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