New Book | Interacting with Print

Posted in books by Editor on January 22, 2018

From The University of Chicago Press:

The Multigraph Collective, Interacting with Print: Elements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2018), 416 pages, ISBN: 978  022646  9140, $45.

A thorough rethinking of a field deserves to take a shape that is in itself new. Interacting with Print delivers on this premise, reworking the history of print through a unique effort in authorial collaboration. The book itself is not a typical monograph—rather, it is a ‘multigraph’, the collective work of twenty-two scholars who together have assembled an alphabetically arranged tour of key concepts for the study of print culture, from Anthologies and Binding to Publicity and Taste. Each entry builds on its term in order to resituate print and book history within a broader media ecology throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The central theme is interactivity, in three senses: people interacting with print; print interacting with the non-print media that it has long been thought, erroneously, to have displaced; and people interacting with each other through print. The resulting book will introduce new energy to the field of print studies and lead to considerable new avenues of investigation.

The Multigraph Collective, emanating from the Montreal-based Interacting with Print research group, comprises: Mark Algee-Hewitt, Angela Borchert, David Brewer, Thora Brylowe, Julia Carlson, Brian Cowan, Susan Dalton, Marie-Claude Felton, Michael Gamer, Paul Keen, Michelle Levy, Michael Macovski, Nicholas Mason, Nikola von Merveldt, Tom Mole, Andrew Piper, Dahlia Porter, Jonathan Sachs, Diana Solomon, Andrew Stauffer, Richard Taws, and Chad Wellmon.


List of Illustrations

Preface; or, What Is a Multigraph?
1 Advertising
2 Anthologies
3 Binding
4 Catalogs
5 Conversations
6 Disruptions
7 Engraving
8 Ephemerality
9 Frontispieces
10 Index
11 Letters
12 Manuscript
13 Marking
14 Paper
15 Proliferation
16 Spacing
17 Stages
18 Thickening

Works Cited
About the Multigraph Collective

Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 80.4 (2017), Penser le rococo

Posted in books, journal articles, reviews by Editor on January 22, 2018

The current issue of Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte focuses on the theme ‘Reconsidering the Rococo’, the subject of a November 2015 conference at the University of Lausanne. Abstracts (in English) are available as a PDF file here.

Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 80.4 (2017), Penser le rococo
Guest edited by Carl Magnusson and Marie-Pauline Martin


• Carl Magnusson, “Le rococo, une construction historiographique: introduction”
• Marie-Pauline Martin, “‹Rococo›: du jargon à la catégorie de style”
• Catherine Thomas-Ripault, “Evasion temporelle et fantaisie créatrice: usage des peintures du xviiie siècle dans les fictions romantiques”
• Etienne Tornier , “‹This new-born word is rococo›: Généalogie et fortune du rococo aux États-Unis”
• Jean-François Bédard, “La vitalité du décor : Fiske Kimball, du rococo au Colonial Revival”
• Carl Magnusson, “Le rococo est-il décoratif ?”
• David Pullins, “‹Quelques misérables places à remplir›: Locating Shaped Painting in ­Eighteenth-Century France
• Bérangère Poulain, “Rococo et fugacité du regard: émergence et modifications de la notion de ‹papillotage›”


• Paul Williamson, Review of Laurence Terrier Aliferis, L’imitation de l’Antiquité dans l’art médiéval, 1180–1230 (Répertoire iconographique de la littérature du Moyen Âge, Études du RILMA, vol. 7, 2016).
• Christoph Martin Vogtherr, Review of Jérôme Delaplanche, Un tableau n’est pas qu’une image: La reconnaissance de la matière de la peinture en France au XVIIIe siècle (2016).
• Martin Dönike, Review of Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Monumenti antichi inediti spiegati ed illustrati, Roma 1767, edited by Adolf H. Borbein and Max Kunze (2011) | Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Monumenti antichi inediti spiegati ed illustrati, Roma 1767, edited by Adolf H. Borbein, Max Kunze, and Axel Rügler (2015).
• Anna Degler, Review of Guillaume Cassegrain, La coulure: Histoire(s) de la peinture en mouvement, XIe–XXIe siècles (2015).

Call for Papers | Sequitur, Issue 4 (Spring 2018): Extra

Posted in Calls for Papers, graduate students by Editor on January 22, 2018

Sequitur 4.2 (Spring 2018): Extra
Submissions and Proposals due by 12 February 2018

The editors of Sequitur, a graduate student journal published by the Department of History of Art & Architecture at Boston University, invite current graduate students in art history, architecture, fine arts, and related fields to submit content on the theme of Extra for the Spring 2018 issue.

The concept of Extra can positively or negatively imply an unexpected leftover surprise or the added necessary ingredient after a deadline, limit, quality, or quantity has been reached. In the context of art making, the extra, the extraneous, and the accessory can provide much-needed solutions, present unanticipated problems, or symbolize intentional gestures meant to charm, endear, appease, or potentially destroy. As a frame for art historical inquiry, lastly, the concept of ‘extra’ might shed light on the eccentricities of artists, architects, subjects, patrons, collectors, or institutions—whether reflected in the style and content of art and architecture or their display and reception.

Possible subjects may include (but are not limited to): architectural additions; eccentric subject matter or makers; modifications to structures or works of art; accessories in fashion and design; outsider art, the avant-garde; the cult of personality; the additive, the accumulative, augmentation, the overdone, and the sensational; the sequential and/ or its disruption; and temporality studies. We welcome submissions addressing art, architecture, visual culture, or material culture from all time periods (ancient to contemporary) and geographical areas (including Asia, the Americas, and Africa). We encourage submissions that take advantage of the online format of the journal. Previous issues can be found here.

Founded in 2014, SEQUITUR is an online biannual scholarly journal dedicated to addressing events, issues, and personalities in art and architectural history. SEQUITUR engages with and expands current conversations in the field by promoting the perspectives of graduate students from around the world. It seeks to contribute to existing scholarship by focusing on valuable but oft-overlooked parts of art and architectural history.

We invite full submissions for the following pieces:
• Featured essays (1500 words) — Essays must be submitted in full by the deadline below to be considered for publication. Content is open and at the discretion of the author, but should present original material that is suitable to the stipulated word limit. Please adhere to the formatting guidelines available here.
• Visual essays — An opportunity for M.Arch. or M.F.A. students to showcase a selection of original work. The work must be reproducible in a digital format. Submissions should include jpegs of up to ten works, and must be prefaced by an introduction or artist’s statement of 250 words or less. All images must be captioned and should be at least 500 DPI.

We invite proposals (200 words max) for the following pieces :
• Exhibition reviews (500 words) — Exhibitions currently on display or very recently closed are especially sought.
• Book or exhibition catalogue reviews (500 words) — Reviews of recently published books and catalogues are especially sought.
• Interviews (750 words) — Preference may be given to those who can provide audio or video recordings of the interview.
• Field reports/Research spotlights (500 words) — This is an opportunity for students conducting research to summarize and share their findings and experiences in a more casual format than a formal paper.

All submissions and proposals are due February 12.
• Please direct all materials to sequitur@bu.edu.
• Text must be in the form of a Word document, and images should be sent as jpeg files.
• Please provide a recent CV.
• Please include ‘SEQUITUR Spring 2018’ and type of submission/proposal in the subject line, and your name, institution and program, year in program, and contact information in the body of the email.

Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their submission or proposal no later than February 23 for May 1 publication. Please note that authors are responsible for obtaining all image copyright releases prior to publication. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the SEQUITUR editors at sequitur@bu.edu. We look forward to receiving your proposals.

The SEQUITUR Editorial Team
Joseph, Alison, Kimber, Lauren, & Kelsey