BRAIN, R: The Pulse of Modernism: Physiological Aesthetics in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

Brain, Robert. The Pulse of Modernism: Physiological Aesthetics in Fin-de-Siecle Europe. University of Washington Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780295993218. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#30636) $32.00

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Traces the origins of artistic modernism to specific technologies of perception developed in late-nineteenth-century laboratories. Brain argues that the thriving fin-de-siècle field of “physiological aesthetics,” which sought physiological explanations for the capacity to appreciate beauty and art, changed the way poets, artists, and musicians worked and brought a dramatic transformation to the idea of art itself.

Black and white illustrations throughout. 348p. Notes. Bibliography. Index.

AL-HADID, D: Diana Al-Hadid: Liquid City

Dickens, Lauren Schell. Diana Al-Hadid: Liquid City. San Jose Museum of Art, 2017. Unmarked. Very Good. Booklet (Saddle Stitched). (#30027)

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Small 13-page booklet accompanied February 24, 2017-September 24, 2017 exhibition at the San Jose Museum of Art. 7 images. Essay by Lauren Schell Dickens.

Diana Al-Hadid: Liquid City unpacks the artist’s creative process by bringing together related works and primary source materials.

Born in artist’s Aleppo, Syria, Diana Al-Hadid (b. 1981) incorporates her own immigrant experience (she grew up in Ohio) into the themes of uncertainty and the fragility of man-made structure that are evident in her art.

ROCKBURNE, D: Dorothea Rockburne, New Paintings: Pascal and Other Concerns

Storr, Robert. Dorothea Rockburne, New Paintings: Pascal and Other Concerns. New York: Andre Emmerich Gallery, 1988. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#29777)

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Accompanied a March 5 to April 2, 1988 exhibition at Andre Emmerich Gallery. 11 color plates. Measures 9×10.5 inches. Bibliography. Bio. Introduction by Robert Storr.

Dorothea Rockburne (b. 1932) is an abstract painter, drawing inspiration primarily from her deep interest in mathematics and astronomy.