A new book uses graphic design as a way to tell the story of Roman conquests, economy, and culture.
Thames & Hudson
How Can Museums Break Away From White Privilege?
Following cogent survey of the modern art museum’s history, The Art Museum in Modern Times turns to a challenging discussion of the present problems of modern museums.
California’s Radical and Multicultural Art History, No Longer Dismissed
Art historian Jenni Sorkin surveys the history of visual art in California from the early 20th century to the present.
Plunder Dissects Napoleon’s Obsession with Stealing Art
Using a mix of art, military, and intellectual history, Cynthia Saltzman argues that controlling art is a powerful way to control hearts and minds.
The Fascinating Lives of Vincent van Gogh’s Three Sisters
“The Van Gogh Sisters” sheds light on Vincent van Gogh’s place within the family, including a complex relationship with his sisters.
The End of Art History
Writing a global art history demands that we give up historical thinking.
Van Gogh and the Books He Loved
To Vincent, books were calls to action, lessons in life.
The Golden Age of Arcade Game Typography
A vividly illustrated survey of typeface design, Tosh Omagari’s Arcade Game Typography is a satisfying compendium for anyone occasionally gripped with nostalgia at the sight of a lone Ms. Pac-Man machine.
When Trauma Becomes Art
Nancy Princenthal’s Unspeakable Acts delves into the links between violence and silence, art and terror, and how pioneering women made them into art.
Picturing the Body Through the Camera’s Eye
Body: The Photography Book reflects on the possibilities photography opened up for representing human anatomy.
A Compelling New Book Focuses on Work by 33 Women Photographers
Photographers tackle the intricacies of identity, politics, history, and humanity in this unique compilation.
Timothy Hyman’s Alternative View of Figurative Painting in Art History
Most of the artists in Hyman’s book, the author claims, are generally excluded from most survey courses and textbooks. Their presence here offers a sharp rebuke to the narrowing of creative possibilities and the disparagement of painting as a vehicle for the expression of modern life and consciousness.