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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.

Armstrong, Carol. Cézanne's Gravity. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 296 pp.; 108 color ills.; 18 b/w ills.; 126 ills. Cloth (9780300232714)

Bass, Marisa Anne. Insect Artifice: Nature and Art in the Dutch Revolt. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. 312 pp. Cloth $65.00 (9780691177151)

Burman, Barbara, and Ariane Fennetaux. The Pocket: A Hidden History of Women’s Lives, 1660–1900. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019. 264 pp.; 200 color ills. Cloth $50.00 (9780300239072)

Charlotte, Guichard. La griffe du peintre: La valeur de l’art, 1730–1820. Seuil, 2018. 368 pp. Cloth € 31.00 (9782021402315)

Chen, BuYun. Empire of Style: Silk and Fashion in Tang China. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2019. 272 pp.; 96 color ills.; 23 b/w ills. (9780295745305)

Cherix, Christophe. Betye Saar: Black Girl's Window. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2019. 48 pp.; 35 color ills. Paper $14.95 (9781633450769)

Clayson, Hollis. Illuminated Paris: Essays on Art and Lighting in the Belle Époque. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019. 320 pp.; 75 color ills.; 32 b/w ills. Cloth $55.00 (9780226594057)

Conides, Cynthia. Made to Order: Painted Ceramics of Ancient Teotihuacan. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018. 256 pp.; 166 ills. $55.00 (9780806160573)

Diel, Lori Boornazian. The Codex Mexicanus: A Guide to Life in Late Sixteenth-Century New Spain. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018. 228 pp.; 82 color ills.; 3 b/w ills. Cloth $55.00 (9781477316733)

Eliel, Carol S. Betye Saar: Call and Response. New York: Prestel, 2019. 96 pp.; 70 color ills. Cloth (9783791358789)

Harney, Elizabeth, and Ruth B. Phillips, eds. Mapping Modernisms: Art, Indigeneity, Colonialism. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2019. 456 pp. Paper $29.95 (9780822368717 )

Heuer, Christopher P. Into the White: The Renaissance Arctic and the End of the Image. Brooklyn, NY: Zone Books, 2019. 256 pp.; 69 b/w ills. Cloth $32.95 (9781942130147)

Johnson, Dominic. Unlimited action: The performance of extremity in the 1970s. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2018. 232 pp. Cloth £ 80.00 (9780719091605)

Lee, Anthony W. The Global Flows of Early Scottish Photography: Encounters in Scotland, Canada, and China. McGill-Queen's/Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation Studies in Art History Series (number 26 in series). Kingston, Ontario: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019. 344 pp.; 193 color ills. Cloth (9780773557130 )

Looper, Matthew. The Beast Between: Deer in Maya Art and Culture. The Linda Schele Endowment in Maya and Pre Columbian Studies. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2019. 288 pp.; 190 b/w ills. Cloth $60.00 (9781477318058)

Markonish, Denise. Nick Cave: Until. Exh. cat. Muinich and New York: DelMonico Books-Prestel, 2017. 200 pp. Cloth $19.95 (9783791356051)

McGrew, Rebecca, and Irene Tsatsos. Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe. Exh. cat. Claremont, CA: Pomona College Museum of Art, 2019.

Melion, Walter S., and James Clifton. Through a Glass, Darkly: Allegory and Faith in Netherlandish Prints from Lucas van Leyden to Rembrandt. Atlanta: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, 2019. 221 pp. (9781928917083)

Osnabrugge, Marije. The Neapolitan Lives and Careers of Netherlandish Immigrant Painters (1575-1655). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2019. 400 pp. Cloth € 119.00 (9789462988200)

Otto, Elizabeth, and Patrick Rössler. Bauhaus Women: A Global Perspective. Herbert Press, 2019. 192 pp. Cloth $40.00 (9781912217960)

O’Neal, Halle. Word Embodied: The Jeweled Pagoda Mandalas in Japanese Buddhist Art. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018. 310 pp.; 90 color ills. Cloth $75.00 (9780674983861)

Pih, Darren, ed. Keith Haring. Exh. cat. London: Tate Publishing, 2019. 127 pp. Paper £ 19.99 (9781849766272)

Priyadarshini, Meha. Chinese Porcelain in Colonial Mexico: The Material Worlds of an Early Modern Trade. Series: Palgrave Studies in Pacific History. Philadelphia: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 198 pp.; 25 color ills.; 5 b/w ills. Cloth € 93.59 (9783319665467)

Rugoff, Ralph. Biennale Arte 2019 May You Live in Interesting Times: Catalogue of the 58th International Art Exhibition. Exh. cat. Volume 1: Exhibition; Volume 2: Participating countries & collateral events. Venice: La Biennale di Venezia, 2019. 840 pp. Cloth € 85.00 (9788898727308)

Rössler, Patrick. Bauhausmädels: A tribute to pioneering women artists. Cologne, Germany: Taschen, 2019. 480 pp. Cloth $40.00 (9783836563536)

Sheriff, Mary D. Enchanted Islands: Picturing the Allure of Conquest in Eighteenth-Century France. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2018. 416 pp. Cloth (9780226483108)

Sims, Lowery Stokes. Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott. New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2019. 252 pp. Cloth $66.00 (9780847866953)

Szépe, Helena Katalin. Venice Illuminated: Power and Painting in Renaissance Manuscripts. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 400 pp.; 225 color ills.; 25 b/w ills.; 250 ills. Cloth $70.00 (9780300226744)

Wang, Meiqin. Socially Engaged Art in Contemporary China: Voices from Below. Series: Routledge Research in Art and Politics. New York: Routledge, 2019. 238 pp. Cloth $150.00 (9781138314344)

Weinberg, Jonathan. Pier Groups: Art and Sex Along the New York Waterfront. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2019. 232 pp.; 34 color ills.; 66 b/w ills. Cloth $34.95 (9780271082172)

Welland, Sasha Su-Ling. Experimental Beijing: Gender and Globalization in Chinese Contemporary Art. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2019. 360 pp.; 19 color ills.; 66 b/w ills.; 85 ills. Paper $28.95

Yohe, Jill Ahlberg, and Teri Greeves, eds. Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2019. 300 pp. Cloth $39.95 (9780295745794)

Committed to Memory: The Art of the Slave Ship Icon. 2018. 320 pp.; 77 color ills.; 77 b/w ills. Cloth $40.00 (9780691136844 )