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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.

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

Anishanslin, Zara. Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017. 432 pp. Paper $26.00 (9780300234237)

Burns, Emily C. Transnational Frontiers: The American West in France. The Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West Series. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018. 248 pp. Cloth (9780806160030 )

Byrd, Dana E., and Frank H. Goodyear III. Winslow Homer and the Camera. Exh. cat. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 208 pp.; 138 color ills. Cloth $45.00 (9780300214550 )

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)

Conaty, Kim, ed. Mary Corse: A Survey in Light. Exh. cat. New Haven and New York: Yale University Press and The Whitney Museum of American Art, 2018. 160 pp.; 115 color ills.; 15 b/w ills. Cloth (9780300234978)

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

Elias, Chad. Posthumous Images: Contemporary Art and Memory Politics in Post-Civil War Lebanon. Art History Publication Initiative. Durham: Duke University Press Books, 2018. 264 pp. Paper $25.00 (9780822347668)

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)

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

Hamburger, Jeffrey F., and Nigel F. Palmer. The Prayer Book of Ursula Begerin. 2 vols. (676, 203 pp.) Art-Historical and Literary Introduction (Volume 1); Reproductions and Critical Edition (Volume 2). Dietikon-Zurich: Urs Graf Verlag, 2015. 879 pp. Cloth (9783859512801)

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. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 256 pp.; 56 color ills.; 49 b/w ills. Cloth (9780300228960)

Jacob, John P., and Luke Skrebowski. Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen. Exh. cat. London: D. Giles Limited, 2018. 252 pp.; 174 ills. Cloth $59.95 (9781911282334)

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)

Lucey, Conor. Building Reputations . : Architecture and the Artisan, 1750–1830. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2018. 264 pp. Cloth £ 75.00 (9781526119940)

Maffei, Nicolas P. Norman Bel Geddes: American Design Visionary. Ed. Kjetil Fallan. Cultural Histories of Design. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. 256 pp.; 150 b/w ills. Paper £ 21.99 (9781474284615)

Mancini, J.M. Art and War in the Pacific World: Making, Breaking, and Taking from Anson's Voyage to the Philippine-American War. Oakland: University of Califoria Press, 2018. 344 pp.; 117 color ills.; 120 ills. Cloth $65.00 (9780520294516)

May, San San, and Jana Igunma. Buddhism Illuminated: Manuscript Art from South-East Asia. London and Seattle: British Library and University of Washington Press, 2018. 256 pp. Cloth $64.95 (9780295743783)

Moriuchi, Mey-Yen. Mexican Costumbrismo. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018. 180 pp. Cloth (9780271079073)

Parkinson, Gavin. Enchanted Ground: André Breton, Modernism and the Surrealist Appraisal of Fin-de-Siècle Painting. London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 15 color ills.; 113 b/w ills.; 128 ills. Cloth £ 102.00 (9781501337253)

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)

Schuld, Dawna L. Minimal Conditions . : Light, Space, and Subjectivity. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2018. 184 pp.; 23 color ills.; 14 b/w ills. Cloth $65.00 (9780520294509)

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)

Sullivan, Edward J. The Americas Revealed: Collecting Colonial and Modern Latin American Art in the United States. The Frick Collection Studies in the History of Art Collecting in America, Volume 4. New York: The Frick Collection, 2018. 201 pp. Cloth (9780271079523)

Tani, Ellen Y. Second Sight: The Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art. Exh. cat. Brunswick, ME: Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 2018. 112 pp.; 35 color ills.; 19 b/w ills. Cloth $45.00 (9781785511653)

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)

Weinryb, Ittai, ed. Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place. Exh. cat. New York: Bard Graduate Center, 2018. 352 pp. $65.00 (9780300222968)

Degas Danse Dessin: Hommage à Degas avec Paul Valéry. Exh. cat. Paris, France: Gallimard, 2017. 255 pp. Cloth (9782072751974)

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)