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Enrique Alférez
Sculptor Katie Bowler Young

Enrique Alférez was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, but for almost seventy years, he worked in New Orleans, where he left a lasting imprint through his figurative sculptures, monuments, and fountains. Katie Bowler Young has gained unprecedented access to Alférez’s personal and family holdings and has... More


Portraiture and Friendship in Enlightenment France
Jessica L. Fripp

Portraiture and Friendship in Enlightenment France examines how new and often contradictory ideas about friendship were enacted in the lives of artists in the eighteenth century. It demonstrates that portraits resulted from and generated new ideas about friendship by analyzing the creation,... More


Cajun Document
Acadiana, 1973-74 Douglas Baz and Charles H. Traub

For six months in 1974, two young photographers, fresh out of art school in Chicago, traveled through Cajun country, documenting the people, festivals, material culture, and haunting landscapes of Acadiana and its coastal outposts. Never before published or exhibited as a group, the 163 black-and-... More


Grant Wood's Secrets
Sue Taylor

Incorporating copious archival research and original close readings of American artist Grant Wood’s iconic as well as lesser-known works, Grant Wood’s Secrets reveals how his sometimes anguished psychology was shaped by his close relationship with his mother and how he channeled his lifelong... 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


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


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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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


Theory and Practice in Eighteenth Century Dance
The German French Connection Tilden Russell

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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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Pastiche, Fashion, and Galanterie in Chardin's Genre Subjects
Looking Smart Paula Radisich

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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


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