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The broad VU’

Sep 11, 2014

  The galerie VU’ in Paris hosts ambitious shows in a bright, simple, labyrythine space on rue Saint Lazare. Last September I saw Graeme Williams’s generous exhibit of a career of photographing South Africa. Today I caught the tail end of a likewise provocative and beautiful exhibit of two women photographers, one capturing (like Williams) […] Read full story.

Kati Horna — did you know Gisele Freund?

Sep 11, 2014

    We could argue that it was overdetermined that photography would become the premier popular art form — in fact the premier formal art form — in the world by 1950. (And that shift racketed through the art world and partly created the great blocky canvases of the 1950s.) During the interwar years both […] Read full story.

A Sonnet to an Anatomist

Sep 5, 2014

Montpellier surgeon Barthélémy Cabrol (1529-1603) first published his Alphabet anatomic in 1594. A series of tables that graphically represented the parts of the body, it was immensely popular, with eleven editions in the seventeenth century as well as translations into Latin and Dutch; the Dutch translation in 1633 was by Descartes’s friend and correspondent Vopiscus […] Read full story.

Roundtable on ‘Arming Mother Nature’

Sep 4, 2014

After editing a couple of dozen H-Environment roundtables himself, it is great to have one of Jake Hamblin’s own books, Arming Mother Nature, as the subject of one – this time guest-edited by Michael Egan of McMaster University. You can … Continue reading  Read full story.

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CLA DAY 2014

Join us as we kick off the new academic year and celebrate our 2014 CLA Awardees.…

Constitution Day Event

This year's Constitution Day event will be on the topic of Gun Rights in America.   Join Ben Mutschler, Rorie Solberg and Bill Uzgalis as they trace the complex history and…
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