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Recent Books in the Arts

Browse books received from publishers during the last three months based on geographic region, period or cultural sphere, or specialty (from 1998 to the present) using Book Categories in the right-hand column, or by entering terms in the search bar above.

The Recent Books archive is undergoing revision. Book titles published prior to 2014 are not available while this work is in progress.

Alkalimat, Abdul, Romi Crawford, and Rebecca Zorach, eds. The Wall of Respect: Public Art and Black Liberation in 1960s Chicago. Second to None: Chicago Stories Series. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2017. 376 pp. Paper (9780810135932)

Allard, Sébastian, and Côme Fabre. Delacroix. Exh. cat. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 328 pp.; 288 ills. Cloth $65.00 (9781588396518)

Brown, Robert, Tushara Bindu Gude, Donald Stadtner, and Lakshika Senarath Gamage. The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka. Exh. cat. Los Angeles: LACMA, 2018. 106 pp.; 53 ills. Paper $50.00 (9781943042128 )

Burlingham, Cynthia, and Allegra Pesenti, eds. Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo. Exh. cat. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, UCLA, 2018. 208 pp. Cloth (9783791357645)

Cabañas, Kaira M. Learning from Madness: Brazilian Modernism and Global Contemporary Art. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 240 pp.; 61 b/w ills.; 61 ills. Cloth $45.00 (9780226556284)

Callen, Anthea. Looking at Men: Art, Anatomy and the Modern Male Body. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 272 pp.; 212 ills. Cloth $60.00 (9780300112948)

Cubbin, Tom. Soviet Critical Design: Senezh Studio and the Communist Surround. Cultural Histories of Design Series. London: Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018. 248 pp.; 48 b/w ills. Cloth £ 85.00 (9781350021990)

Davidson, Jane Chin, and Sandra Esslinger, eds. Global and World Art in the Practice of the University Museum. London: Routledge, 2017. 196 pp.; 20 color ills. Cloth $149.95 (9781138656826)

Egenhofer, Sebastian. Towards an Aesthetics of Production. Zurich: Diaphanes, 2018. 208 pp.; 48 b/w ills. Paper $30.00 (9783037348857)

Gaines, Charles. Henry Taylor. New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018. 320 pp. Cloth $65.00 (9780847863105)

Geimer, Peter. Inadvertent Images: A History of Photographic Apparitions. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 288 pp.; 18 color ills.; 58 b/w ills. Cloth $55.00 (9780226471877)

Gill, Lyndon K. Erotic Islands: Art and Activism in the Queer Caribbean. Durham: Duke University Press, 2018. 312 pp.; 16 color ills.; 20 b/w ills.; 36 ills. Paper $26.95 (9780822368700)

Graves, Margaret S. Arts of Allusion: Object, Ornament, and Architecture in Medieval Islam. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 352 pp.; 125 ills. Cloth £ 55.00 (9780190695910)

Gunckel, Colin. La Raza. Exh. cat. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2018. 240 pp.; 122 ills. Cloth $39.95 (9780895511652)

Hamilton, Andrew James. Scale and the Incas. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. 304 pp.; 105 color ills.; 55 b/w ills. Cloth $65.00 (9780691172736 )

Haygood, Wil. I Too Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100. New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018. 248 pp. Cloth $55.00 (9780847863129)

Houston, Stephen. The Gifted Passage: Young Men in Classic Maya Art and Text. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 256 pp.; 56 color ills.; 49 b/w ills. Cloth (9780300228960)

Jennings, Justin, and Adam T. Sellen, eds. Real Fake: The Story of a Zapotec Urn. Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum Press, 2018. (9780888545237)

Josten, Jennifer. Mathias Goeritz. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 352 pp. Cloth (9780300228601 )

Kamiya, Yukie, ed. Yasumasa Morimura: Ego Obscura. Exh. cat. New York: Japan Society, 2018. 96 pp. Paper $22.00

Kennedy, Martha H. Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2018. 255 pp.; 250 color ills. Cloth $50.00 (9781496815927)

Pollock, Griselda. Charlotte Salomon and the Theatre of Memory. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 544 pp.; 383 color ills. Cloth $60.00 (9780300100723)

Raab, Jennifer. Frederic Church: The Art and Science of Detail. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015. 240 pp.; 60 color ills.; 43 b/w ills.; 103 ills. Cloth $65.00 (9780300208375)

Rizvi, Kishwar, ed. Affect, Emotion, and Subjectivity in Early Modern Muslim Empires: New Studies in Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Art and Culture. Arts and Archaeology of the Islamic World Series. Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2017. 222 pp. EBook $129.00 (9789004352841)

Stierli, Martino, and Vladimir Kulic, eds. Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980. Exh. cat. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2018. 200 pp.; 235 color ills. Cloth $65.00 (9781633450516)

Tishman, Shari. Slow Looking: The Art and Practice of Learning Through Observation. London: Routledge, 2017. 156 pp.; 22 color ills.; 23 b/w ills. Paper $41.00 (9781138240414)

Townsend, Sarah J. The Unfinished Art of Theater: Avant-Garde Intellectuals in Mexico and Brazil. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2018. 312 pp. Cloth $99.95 ( 9780810137417)

Authentic Replicas: Buddhist Art in Medieval China. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2018. 352 pp.; 113 color ills.; 21 b/w ills.; 132 ills. Cloth $72.00 (9780824867058)

Sculptural Seeing: Relief, Optics, and the Rise of Perspective in Medieval Italy. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 240 pp.; 36 color ills.; 100 b/w ills.; 136 ills. Cloth $75.00 (9780300232141)