Book Announcement: Mapping Modernisms

January 28, 2019 by Department of Art History

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book edited by Professor Elizabeth Harney and Professor Ruth B. Phillips:

Mapping Modernisms: Art, Indigeneity, Colonialism gathers international scholars to address the modern arts produced by indigenous and colonized artists. Addressing the silence on indigeneity in established narratives of modernism, the contributors decentre art history’s traditional Western orientation and prompt a re-evaluation of canonical understandings of twentieth-century art history. Contributors illustrate how these artists often engaged with ideas of Primitivism through visual forms and philosophical ideas. Modern indigenous artists, artworks, and art patrons moved within and across national and imperial borders, carrying, appropriating, or translating objects, images, and ideas. Their itineraries made up the dense networks of modern life and produced local, transnationally-inflected modernisms.

Publisher: Duke University Press
Published: January 2019
ISBN (Cloth): 978-0-8223-6859-5
ISBN (Paperback): 978-0-8223-6871-7
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