Arts of South Asia

“An important volume that explores the intentions behind several major early collections of South Asian art made for appreciation outside South Asia. The lively interplay of cultural interests and attitudes that are revealed, the ways these have changed over time, and the attention given here to some lesser-known collections and objects greatly enrich understanding of … Continue reading Arts of South Asia

“The Last Resort” Film Features UPF Author Gary Monroe

The photography of UPF author Gary Monroe is featured in The Last Resort, a documentary film celebrating a community of Jewish retirees that made their home in the sunburned paradise of Miami Beach in the 1970s. Here, Gary Monroe tells us the story behind the film and remembers his collaborator Andy Sweet (1953–1982), whose work … Continue reading “The Last Resort” Film Features UPF Author Gary Monroe

Pre-Columbian Art of the Caribbean

“A learned and detailed overview of indigenous Caribbean art. A pleasure to read.”—Samuel M. Wilson, author of The Archaeology of the Caribbean “An important contribution to our understanding of how art was integrated into the fabric of culture, society, and daily life in the precolonial Caribbean. Waldron brings an art historical perspective to the full range … Continue reading Pre-Columbian Art of the Caribbean

El Techo de la Ballena

“A sensitive, highly informed study of an immensely important but little understood artistic group in mid-twentieth-century Venezuela.”—Edward J. Sullivan, author of Making the Americas Modern: Hemispheric Art, 1910–1960 “Insightful, critical, and well written. A much-needed account of an artistic movement embodying rebellion and protest that functioned as a true avant-garde, challenging the status of art and … Continue reading El Techo de la Ballena

Imagining Florida

The story of Florida through the eyes of artists   “Shows the variety of visual experience that Florida has offered artists, both famous and unknown, since its first years of habitation but also the different media that these artists have resorted to in order to reflect their vision. This is a unique salute to Florida’s … Continue reading Imagining Florida

Ceramics of Ancient America

“In its broad topical and geographical scope, this volume demonstrates the many ways scholars can productively study ancient ceramics and the diversity of questions their studies can address.”—Christopher A. Pool, coeditor of The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology “Expansive in scope, including cases spanning millennia and traversing North, Central, and South America, this interdisciplinary collection of … Continue reading Ceramics of Ancient America

William Morgan

"Elegantly written and based upon Shieldhouse's extensive interviews with the architect, William Morgan is indispensable, opening new avenues of understanding why and how Morgan's research about earth and pre-Columbian architecture enabled an extraordinary oeuvre of humanist architecture in the globalizing world, achieving the embodiment of his democratic and pioneering multicultural, environmental, and ethical agenda."—Jean-François Lejeune, coeditor of Modern … Continue reading William Morgan