Art History

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Becoming Mary Sully

Toward an American Indian Abstract

University of Washington Press
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Ruling Out Art

Media Art Meets Law in Ontario’s Censor Wars

UBC Press

This fascinating account of Ontario’s 1980s’ censor wars shows that when art intersects with law, artists have the power to transform the law, and the law, in turn, can influence the concept of art.

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Incorporating Culture

How Indigenous People Are Reshaping the Northwest Coast Art Industry

UBC Press

Incorporating Culture examines what happens when Indigenous people assert control over the commercialization of their art by instilling the market with their communities’ values.

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Alan Caswell Collier, Relief Stiff

An Artist’s Letters from Depression-Era British Columbia

Edited by Peter Neary
UBC Press

Aspiring artist Alan Caswell Collier’s letters, sketches, and paintings recall in vivid detail life in Canada’s relief camps and the crisis of youth unemployment during the Great Depression.

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The Art of Resistance

Painting by Candlelight in Mao’s China

University of Washington Press

Drawing on interviews with the artists and their families and on materials collected during her visits to China, Shelley Drake Hawks examines their painting styles, political outlooks, and life experiences.

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North

Finding Place in Alaska

Edited by Julie Decker
University of Washington Press

North: An Anthology of Place explores the various facets of Alaska through the lenses of exhibitions and artifacts at the Anchorage Museum and the words of a diverse selection of writers, curators, historians, anthropologists, and artists.

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