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Exquisite Materials

Episodes in the Queer History of Victorian Style


Abigail Joseph

Exquisite Materials explores the connections between gay subjects, material objects, and the social and aesthetic landscapes in which they circulated. Each of the book's four chapters takes up as a case study a figure or set of figures whose life and work dramatize different aspects of the unique... More


Epic Landscapes

Benjamin Henry Latrobe and the Art of Watercolor


Julia A. Sienkewicz

Winner of College Art Association’s Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant Epic Landscapes is the first study devoted to architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe’s substantial artistic oeuvre from 1795, when he set sail from Britain to Virginia, to late 1798, when he relocated to Pennsylvania... More


In the Spirit

The Photography of Michael P. Smith from the Historic New Orleans Collection


The Historic New Orleans Collection

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Perique

Photographs by Charles Martin


Charles Martin

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Enigmatic Stream

Industrial Landscapes of the Lower Mississippi River


Richard Sexton

As it churns toward its terminus in southeastern Louisiana, the Mississippi River becomes a wide, muddy superhighway of activity, matched in might only by the megastructures of heavy industry that line its banks. The section of the river from Baton Rouge to New Orleans doubles as one of the most... More


Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop

Art in Locale


Edited by Howard Risatti and Ray Kass

Contemporary art, interdisciplinary research, traditional Appalachian culture, and advanced technology converge in The Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop: Artists in Locale. Published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name, the book showcases the collaborative creative works that... More


Fish Town

Down the Road to Louisiana's Vanishing Fishing Communities


J. T. Blatty

Fish Town is an inspired documentary project focused on preserving, through photography and oral history recordings, the cultural and environmental remains of southeastern Louisiana’s fishing communities. Owing to a dying wild-caught seafood industry and a rapidly vanishing coastline, the places... More


Listening In

Echoes and Artifacts from Maryland's Mother County


Merideth M. Taylor. Foreword by Jeffrey Hammond

St. Mary’s County is where colonial Maryland began, with the establishment of St. Mary’s City on the site of an ancient Yaocomico village as Maryland’s first capital in 1634. Southern Maryland has been home to human occupation for at least 12,000 years, and since 1634 the area has seen myriad... More


Boston Furniture, 1700-1900



Edited by Brock Jobe and Gerald W. R. Ward

New Perspectives on Boston Furniture gathers together nineteen essays first delivered at the Winterthur Museum’s 2013 Furniture Forum. It amply illustrates how research concerning one of America’s most productive centers of furniture-making has diversified in the forty years since the Colonial... More


A Life in Jazz



Danny Barker

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Changing Views

Art, Contemplation, and Wellness


Edited by Lindsey Hepler

This companion volume to the OpenGrounds "Art, Contemplation, and Wellness" Forum presents dynamic and varied perspectives on the forum’s theme, featuring work from practitioners, scholars, and students. Emerging from a partnership between the University of Virginia, The Phillips Collection, and... More


Structural Intuitions

Seeing Shapes in Art and Science


Martin Kemp

"All great achievements of science must start from intuitive knowledge," wrote Albert Einstein. In Structural Intuitions, a fascinating exploration of the commonalities between two seemingly disparate realms, renowned art historian Martin Kemp applies Einstein's notion both to science and to art.... More


Living Diversity

The Columbia Pike Documentary Project


Lloyd Wolf, Duy Tran, Paula Endo, Xang Mimi Ho, and Aleksandra Lagkueva

Living Diversity collects work by the Columbia Pike Documentary Project, a team of photographers and interviewers who have captured the evolving life of the people and places that make up this historic corridor in Arlington, Virginia, immediately adjacent to the nation’s capital.Five gifted... More


The Katrina Decade

Images of an Altered City


David G. Spielman

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Drone Art

Low Altitude Landscapes


John Vigour

The wide-angle aerial photographs collected here display the Commonwealth’s beauty as never seen before. Shot using a camera on a bird-sized model helicopter, these panoramic views are remarkable mosaics that reveal new details and spatial relationships in the Grounds of the University of Virginia... More


Natural Virginia



Ben Greenberg

A century ago, legendary photographer Edward Curtis set about to capture the traditional world of Native Americans before that world vanished. Now, Ben Greenberg has done the same for the natural areas of Virginia. Devoted to preserving and celebrating Virginia’s diverse but sometimes threatened... More


Creole World

Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere


Richard Sexton

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French Baroque Music of New Orleans

Spiritual Songs from the Ursuline Convent (1736)


Edited by Alfred E. Lemmon

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Catching Sight

The World of the British Sporting Print


Mitchell Merling. With Malcolm Cormack and Corey Piper

This collection sheds new light on a common but often overlooked contribution of British art: the sporting print. Highly sought after during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, these prints endure today as vivid, direct, and even witty symbols of English culture. Catching Sight features more... More


The Cabinetmaker and the Carver

Boston Furniture from Private Collections


Gerald W. R. Ward

For centuries Boston has been one of the most important furniture-making centers in America. Soon after the town’s founding in 1630, Boston’s joiners and turners were the first craftsmen to make furniture in British North America, and the city’s cabinetmakers contributed to the art and craft of... More


One Shot

A Selection of Photographs by Reuben V. Burrell


Vanessa Thaxton-Ward

As one of the oldest historically black college campuses in America, Hampton University (formerly Hampton Institute) has hosted many of the most important African American intellectuals, statesmen, and artists of modern times. Witnessing it all has been Reuben Burrell, who has served as campus... More


In Death Lamented

The Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry


Sarah Nehama. Foreword by Anne E. Bentley

In Death Lamented: The Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry illustrates and explains prime examples of rings, bracelets, brooches, and other pieces of mourning jewelry from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. Like the exhibition at the Massachusetts Historical Society,... More


Ernie K-Doe

The R&B Emperor of New Orleans


Ben Sandmel

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Xu Bing

Tobacco Project, Duke/Shanghai/Virginia, 1999–2011


John B. Ravenal, Wu Hung, Lydia Liu, and Edward Melillo. Edited by Reiko Tomii

Born in Chongqing, China, in 1955, Xu Bing is considered one of the most important artists of his generation. Between 1977 and 1987, he studied and taught at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. He moved to the United States in 1990 and in 1999 received a MacArthur Fellowship, the celebrated... More


A Noble Pursuit

English Silver from the Rita Gans Collection at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts


Christopher Hartop. Preface by Ellenor Alcorn

In 1997 Rita Gans generously gave the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts an outstanding array of English silver from the collection she and her late husband, Jerome, had amassed over some thirty years. Thanks to the munificent gift in 2010 of more stunning silver collected by her during the past thirteen... More


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