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Mirzoeff, Nicholas 1962-

Overview
Works: 60 works in 332 publications in 6 languages and 8,236 library holdings
Genres: History  Art  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, ed, Other
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Most widely held works about Nicholas Mirzoeff
 
Most widely held works by Nicholas Mirzoeff
The visual culture reader by Nicholas Mirzoeff( Book )

70 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In response to rapid changes in the field of visual culture, this updated second edition brings together key writings on photography, painting, sculpture, fashion, advertising, television, cinema and digital culture
An introduction to visual culture by Nicholas Mirzoeff( Book )

69 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author traces the history and theory of visual culture asking how and why visual media have become so central to contemporary everyday life. He explores a wide range of visual forms, including painting, sculpture, photography, television, cinema, virtual reality, and the Internet while addressing the subjects of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, the body, and the international media event that followed the death of Princess Diana
Watching Babylon : the war in Iraq and global visual culture by Nicholas Mirzoeff( )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining the experience of watching the war against Iraq on television, on the Internet, in print media and in cinema, this book looks at the endless stream of images from Iraq while recognizing the way in which the war turned images themselves into weapons
How to see the world : an introduction to images, from self-portraits to selfies, maps to movies, and more by Nicholas Mirzoeff( Book )

32 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In How to See the World, visual culture expert Nicholas Mirzoeff offers a sweeping look at history's most famous images--from Velázquez's Las Meninas to the iconic "Blue Marble"--To contextualize and make sense of today's visual world. Drawing on art history, sociology, semiotics, and everyday experience, he teaches us how to close read everything from astronaut selfies to Impressionist self-portraits, from Hitchcock films to videos taken by drones. Mirzoeff takes us on a journey through visual revolutions in the arts and sciences, from new mapping techniques in the seventeenth century to new painting styles in the eighteenth and the creation of film, photography, and x-rays in the nineteenth century. In today's networked world, mobile technology and social media enable us to exercise "visual activism"--the practice of producing and circulating images to drive political and social change. Whether we are looking at pictures showing the effects of climate change on natural and urban landscapes or an fMRI scan demonstrating neurological addiction, Mirzoeff helps us to find meaning in what we see. "--Book jacket
Bodyscape : art, modernity, and the ideal figure by Nicholas Mirzoeff( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western art has long sought to visualize the perfect body. Whether composed from fragments or derived from a single model, this ideal, straight, white body is now in crisis. But what will take its place? In Bodyscape, Nicholas Mirzoeff traces the roots of our current obsession with body images from revolutionary France to contemporary New York. He argues that the representation of the body has always shaped, and been shaped by, crises of political and cultural identity.Mirzoeff's illuminating study engages with artists' work in painting, sculpture, photography and film, showing the centrality of the body in the work of artists ranging from Leonardo, Manet and Poussin, to photographers Julia Margaret Cameron and Paul Strand, to Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith and Nancy Spero
Silent poetry : deafness, sign, and visual culture in modern France by Nicholas Mirzoeff( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diaspora and visual culture : representing Africans and Jews( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Diaspora and Visual Culture marks the increasing importance of diaspora as a means of understanding the new modes of postnational identity. In examining the visual culture of the "classic" African and Jewish diasporas, contributors address different aspects of the multiple viewpoints inherent in diasporic cultures. Two key introductory essays by Stuart Hall and the painter R.B. Kitaj highlight the intersections of diaspora and cultural identity. The subsequent pieces examine individual instances of diaspora as diverse as homosexuality in the Dreyfus Affair, the Caribbean-Jewish Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro, Yoruba diaspora art and performance in Brazil and New York, identity in the art of African-American women in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the formation of American, European and Israeli artistic identity and the possibility that queer culture is diasporic." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0649/99025364-d.html
The right to look : a counterhistory of visuality by Nicholas Mirzoeff( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Right to Look, Nicholas Mirzoeff develops a comparative de-colonial framework for visual culture studies, a field that he has helped to create and shape. Casting modernity as an ongoing contest between visuality and counter-visuality, or "the right to look," he explains how visuality sutures authority to power and renders the association natural. An early-nineteenth-century concept, meaning the visualization of history, visuality has been central to the legitimization of Western hegemony. Mirzoeff identifies three "complexes of visuality," plantation slavery, imperialism, and the present-day military-industrial complex. He describes how, within each of these, power is made to seem self-evident through techniques of classification, separation, and aestheticization. At the same time, he shows how each complex of visuality has been counteredoby the enslaved, the colonized, and opponents of war, all of whom assert autonomy from authority by claiming the right to look. Encompassing the Caribbean plantation and the Haitian revolution, anti-colonialism in the South Pacific, anti-fascism in Italy and Algeria, and the contemporary global counterinsurgency, The Right to Look is a work of astonishing geographic, temporal, and conceptual reach
The interventionists : users' manual for the creative disruption of everyday life by Nato Thompson( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art that is exciting, politically provocative, unexpected, inspiring, and fun, by artists including William Pope.L, Krzysztof Wodiczko, the Biotic Baking Brigade, and others
Seinfeld by Nicholas Mirzoeff( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most popular TV sitcoms ever broadcast, Seinfeld (1990-98) was ostensibly a show 'about nothing', with its creator Larry David decreeing that it should contain 'no hugging, no learning'. Nicholas Mirzoeff's study of the series argues that Seinfeld was very much about something, as Jerry Seinfeld and his friends Elaine, George, and Kramer constantly seek to establish a set of rules for everyday life. In a series of thematic chapters, Mirzoeff explores Seinfeld's obsession with 'the rules' in the key areas of comedy itself, dating and relationships and Jewishness, and how to be a New Yorker, wherever you happen to live."--Jacket
Eye contact : paintings by Ken Aptekar( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guardare la guerra : immagine del potere globale by Nicholas Mirzoeff( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictorial sign and social order : l'Academie Royale de Peinture et Sculpture 1638-1752 by Nicholas Mirzoeff( )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In my doctorate, I have sought to question the establishment of the Academy in France along two particular lines of enquiry. I considered why the government established a state institution for the arts and how and why it sought to influence artistic production. Under Richelieu, artistic initiatives were subordinated to the requirements of factional court politics. But after the upheavals of the Fronde (1648-53), the monarchy created the Absolutist court in which aesthetics were politics. In the phrase used by the logicians of Port-Royal: Le portrait du Cesar, c'est Cesar". The increased political importance of the image coincided with a radical re-evaluation of sight and its representation in the visual image, following the work of Descartes. I therefore set out to analyse the debates in and around the Academy concerning theories of vision and their implication for the artist. I found the Academy resisted Cartesian and perspectival theory and expelled its first Professor of Perspective, Abraham Bosse, in a dispute which sheds much light on its institutional and theoretical base. Far from being an easy Academic victory, the dispute required the intervention of Colbert himself. Insteadof the Desarguian perspective championed by Bosse, the Academy's theorist, Gregoire Huret sought to control the pictorial sign through gender difference. But his theory contained too many prohibitions to be of practical use to artists. It was not until the Academy was pushed by the government into accepting the Modern theories of Roger de Piles that a gap opened between nature and its representation in which artists could operate. These two histories were closely linked, for it was not until the Academy found a means of representing its theory in the work of Watteau and the fête galante artists, that it achieved institutional security. The final chapter of my thesis analyses Watteau's work as a resolution of the long-standing theoretical uncertainty in the Academy over the status of the visual image. In an epilogue, the rapid death of the fete galante as a genre is shown to mark the end of this chapter of Academic history. In elucidating the often complex artistic theories in early modern France, I have made use of the methodology and theory of contemporary French thinkers such as Louis Mann, Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida. Their insights have helped me appreciate the complexity and vitality of Academic thought which has so often been readily dismissed as sterile scholasticism. The painters of the Academy were also theorists. In that sense, we have much to learn from them
Art history, aesthetics, visual studies by Michael Ann Holly( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The appearance of Black Lives Matter by Nicholas Mirzoeff( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intertextual conversation between artist Carl Pope and writer Nicholas Mirzoeff on the issues surrounding Ferguson, Baltimore and the activism of Black Lives Matter
Body power vision by Nicholas Mirzoeff( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photography at the heart of darkness : Herbert Lang's Congo photographs (1909-15) by Nicholas Mirzoeff( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pissarro's passage : the sensation of Caribbean Jewishness in diaspora by Nicholas Mirzoeff( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions of Babylon : watching the war in Iraq by Nicholas Mirzoeff( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intersecting identities : Jewishness at the crossroads( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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An introduction to visual culture
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An introduction to visual cultureWatching Babylon : the war in Iraq and global visual cultureBodyscape : art, modernity, and the ideal figureSilent poetry : deafness, sign, and visual culture in modern FranceDiaspora and visual culture : representing Africans and JewsThe interventionists : users' manual for the creative disruption of everyday lifeSeinfeldArt history, aesthetics, visual studies
Alternative Names
Mirzoeff, Nicholas David.

Mirzoeff, Nicholas David, 1962-

Mirzojevs, Nikolass, 1962-

Nicholas Mirzoeff American academic

Nicholas Mirzoeff Amerikaans kunsthistoricus

미르조예프, 니콜라스

Languages
English (257)

Spanish (11)

Italian (10)

Chinese (9)

Polish (1)

Czech (1)