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Afterimage Vol. 44, no. 3


Aesthetic Animism: Digital Poetry’s Ontological Implications, by David Jhave Johnston. MIT Press/275 pp./$40.00 (hb).

Against Immediacy: Video Art and Media Populism, by William Kaizen. Dartmouth College Press/232 pp./$40.00 (sb).

Art & Language International: Conceptual Art between Art Worlds, by Robert Bailey. Duke University Press/240 pp./$23.95 (sb).

Being a Skull: Site, Contact, Thought, Sculpture, by Georges Didi-Huberman. Univocal/87 pp./$22.95 (sb).

Breaking Down Breaking Bad: Critical Perspectives, edited and with an introduction by Matt Wanat and Leonard Engel. University of New Mexico Press/209 pp./$55.00 (hb).

Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016, edited by Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein. University of Minnesota Press/579 pp./$35.00 (sb).

Film Blackness: American Cinema and the Idea of Black Film, by Michael Boyce Gillespie. Duke University Press/231 pp./$23.95 (sb).

Global Asian American Popular Cultures, edited by Shilpa Davé, Leilani Nishime, and Tasha Oren. New York University Press/365 pp./$30.00 (sb).

Global Cinematic Cities: New Landscapes of Film and Media, edited by Johan Andersson and Lawrence Webb. Wallflower Press/261 pp./$35.00 (sb).

Internet Spaceships Are Serious Business: An EVE Online Reader, edited by Marcus Carter, Kelly Bergstrom, and Darryl Woodford. University of Minnesota Press/229 pp./$22.95 (sb).

Julia Margaret Cameron’s ‘Fancy Subjects’: Photographic Allegories of Victorian Identity and Empire, by Jeff Rosen. Manchester University Press/318 pp./$110.00 (hb).

Mark Lewis: Im/possible Films, edited by François Bovier and Hamid Taieb. MetisPresses/122 pp./$50.00 (sb).

Mass Photography: Collective Histories of Everyday Life, by Annebella Pollen. I.B. Tauris/245 pp./$99.00 (hb).

Melodrama: An Aesthetics of Impossibility, by Jonathan Goldberg. Duke University Press/205 pp./$23.95 (sb).

Monstrous Nature: Environment and Horror on the Big Screen, by Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann. University of Nebraska Press/244 pp./$50.00 (hb).

The Multisensory Film Experience: A Cognitive Model of Experiential Film Aesthetics, by Luis Rocha Antunes. Intellect/204 pp./$43.00 (sb).

New Tendencies: Art at the Threshold of the Information Revolution (1961–1978), by Armin Medosch. MIT Press/395 pp./$43.00 (hb).

Performance, by Diana Taylor. Duke University Press/221 pp./$24.95 (sb).

Perspectives on the Status of Electronic Equipment in Montreal, edited by Kerri Flannigan and the Artifact Institute. Articule/127 pp./free PDF download available at

Precarious Spaces: The Arts, Social and Organizational Change, edited by Katarzyna Kosmala and Miguel Imas. Intellect/249 pp./$86.00 (hb).

Projecting Race: Postwar America, Civil Rights and Documentary Film, by Stephen Charbonneau. Wallflower Press/208 pp./$30.00 (sb).

See You in the Streets: Art, Action, and Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, by Ruth Sergel. University of Iowa Press/209 pp./$21.00 (sb).

Skewed: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Media Bias, by Larry Atkins. Prometheus Books/360 pp./$24.00 (hb).

Social Media Archeology and Poetics, edited by Judy Malloy. MIT Press/465 pp./$45.00 (hb).

Travel & See: Black Diaspora Art Practices since the 1890s, by Kobena Mercer. Duke University Press/368 pp./$29.95 (sb).


Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream, by Matthew Christopher. Carpet Bombing Culture/235 pp./$39.95 (hb).

Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear, by Paula Bronstein. University of Texas Press/227 pp./$55.00 (hb).

Antebellum, by Gilles Mora. University of Texas Press/unpaginated/$50.00 (hb).

Capturing the City: Photographs from the Streets of St. Louis, 1900–1930, by Joseph Heathcott and Angela Dietz. Missouri History Museum Press/312 pp./$45.00 (hb).

Ken. To be Destroyed, by Sara Davidmann. Schilt Publishing/130 pp./$60.00 (hb).

Light and Life in the Middle Hills: A Photographer’s Perspective of Life in Nepal, by Johnny Fenn. Uniform Press/128 pp./$37.95 (sb).

Miki Kratsman: The Resolution of the Suspect, with text by Ariella Azoulay. Peabody Museum Press/213 pp./$50.00 (hb).



Museum Quality, by Bob Rogers. Queensborough Community College Art Gallery Press/53 pp./$40.00 (sb).


exhibition catalogs

 Aleksandr Zhitomirsky: Photomontage as a Weapon of World War II and the Cold War, by Erika Wolf. Published in conjunction with the exhibition Humanism + Dynamite = The Soviet Photomontages of Aleksandr Zhitomirsky at the Art Institute of Chicago, Sept. 3, 2016–Jan. 10, 2017. Yale University Press in association with the Art Institute of Chicago/368 pp./$65.00 (hb).

Danny Lyon: Message to the Future, by Julian Cox with Elisabeth Sussman, et al. Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, June 17–Sept. 25, 2016; the de Young Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Nov. 5, 2016–March 12, 2017; Fotomuseum Winterthur, May 20–Aug. 27, 2017; and C/O Berlin Foundation, Sept. 15–Dec. 10, 2017. Yale University Press in association with the de Young Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco/287 pp./$65.00 (hb).

Diane Arbus: In the Beginning, edited by Kamilah Foreman. Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, July 12–Nov. 27, 2016; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Jan. 21–April 30, 2017. Metropolitan Museum of Art/269 pp./$50.00 (hb).

Kentucky Renaissance: The Lexington Camera Club and Its Community, 1954–1974, by Brian Sholis, with text by John Jeremiah Sullivan. Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Oct. 8, 2016–Jan. 1, 2017. Yale University Press in association with the Cincinnati Art Museum/175 pp./$45.00 (hb).

Ordinary Pictures, edited by Eric Crosby. Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Feb. 27–Oct. 2, 2016. Walker Art Center/208 pp./$50.00 (sb).

Real/Ideal: Photography in Mid-Nineteenth-Century France, edited by Karen Hellman. Published in conjunction with the exhibition Real/Ideal: Photography in France, 1847–1860 at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, August 30–Nov. 27, 2016. J. Paul Getty Museum/226 pp./$59.95 (hb).

Rocky Schenck: The Recurring Dream, with texts by William Friedkin and Rocky Schenck. Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at the Wittliff Collections, Texas State University, San Marcos, Aug. 8–Dec. 16, 2018. University of Texas Press/160 pp./$50.00 (hb).

Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, edited by Miranda Lash and Trevor Schoonmaker. Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Sept. 1, 2016–Jan. 8, 2017; and the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, April 29–August 20, 2017. Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University/275 pp./$49.95 (sb).

William Eggleston: Portraits, by Phillip Prodger, with text by Sofia Coppola. Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at the National Portrait Gallery, London, July 21–Oct. 23, 2016; and NGV International, Melbourne, March 17–June 18, 2017. Yale University Press in association with the National Portrait Gallery, London/182 pp./$50.00 (hb).

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