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Beyond the face : new perspectives on portraiture

Author: Wendy Wick ReavesLauren LessingNina Roth-WellsTerri SabatosJennifer Van HornAll authors
Publisher: Washington, DC : National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution ; London : in association with D. Giles Limited, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents sixteen essays by leading scholars who explore the subtle means by which artists - and subjects - convey a sense of identity and reveal historical context. Examining a wide range of topics, from early caricature and the political vandalism of portraits to contemporary selfies and performance art, these studies challenge our traditional assumptions about portraiture. By probing the diversity and complexity  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art criticism
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Wick Reaves; Lauren Lessing; Nina Roth-Wells; Terri Sabatos; Jennifer Van Horn; Ross Barrett; Allison M Stagg; Kate Clarke Lemay
ISBN: 1911282204 9781911282204
OCLC Number: 1028209105
Description: 333 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Body politics: Copley's portraits as political effigies during the American Revolution / Lauren Lessing, Nina Roth-Wells, Terri Sabatos --
Prince Demah and the profession of portrait painting / Jennifer Van Horn --
"Capital Likenesses": George Washington, the federal city, and economic selfhood in American portraiture / Ross Barrett --
Caricature portraits and early American identity / Allison M. Stagg --
Reconstruction reconsidered: the Gordon Collection of the National Portrait Gallery / Kate C. Lemay --
Cloud of witnesses: painting history through combinative portraiture / Christopher Allison --
"Let me take your head" photographic portraiture and the Gilded Age celebrity image / Erin Pauwels --
Soul-searching: the portrait in Gilded Age America / Akela Reason --
Playing against type: Frank Matsura's photographic performances / ShiPu Wang --
The other's other: portrait photography in Latin America, 1890-1930 / Juanita Solano Roa --
Photos of style and dignity: Woodard's studio and the delivery of black modern subjectivity / Amy Mooney --
Side eye: early-twentieth-century American portraiture on the periphery / Jonathan Frederick Walz --
"Call it a little game between 'I' and 'me'": Mar/Cel Duchamp in the Wilson-Lincoln system / Anne Collins Goodyear --
Making sense of our selfie nation / Richard H. Saunders --
Habla LAMADRE: María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Carrie Mae Weems, and black feminist performance / Nikki A. Greene --
Meaningful (dis)placements: the portrait of Luis Muñoz Marín by Francisco Rodón at the National Portrait Gallery / Taína Caragol.
Other Titles: New perspectives on portraiture
Responsibility: edited by Wendy Wick Reaves.

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Explores new approaches to portraying identity and the human face and figure, through works from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery's collections and other institutions.  Read more...

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