Dartmouth College Press

Interfaces: Studies in Visual Culture
Editors: Mark J. Williams and Adrian W.B. Randolph, Dartmouth College

The impetus for this series derives from the increasing importance of visual signs in everyday life, and from the rapid expansion of what are termed “new media.” The broad cultural and social dynamics attendant to these developments present new challenges and opportunities across and within the disciplines. These have resulted in a trans-disciplinary fascination with all things visual, from “high” to “low,” and from esoteric to popular. This book series from Dartmouth College Press brings together approaches to visual culture—broadly conceived—that assess these dynamics critically and that break new ground in understanding their effects and implications.

Against Immediacy
Video Art and Media Populism
The participatory vision of early video art
Kaizen, William

The Art of Evolution
Darwin, Darwinisms, and Visual Culture
A timely and stimulating collection of essays about the impact of Darwin's ideas on visual culture
Larson, Barbara, Fae Brauer, eds.

The Brillo Box Archive
Aesthetics, Design, and Art
A study of the iconic Brillo box through the theories of design, aesthetics, and art
Golec, Michael J.

The Cinematic Mode of Production
Attention Economy and the Society of the Spectacle
A revolutionary reconceptualization of capital and perception during the twentieth century.
Beller, Jonathan

Ecological Aesthetics
artful tactics for humans, nature, and politics
“Ecological Aesthetics is a plea for us to continuously think- and act-with the world and its inhabitants, both human and nonhuman; to orient ourselves in ways that we might find and express what our environments, and what they are made of, want; and then to decisively help and continue those thoughts, wants, and actions toward novel aims and adventures.”
Stern, Nathaniel

The Educated Eye
Visual Culture and Pedagogy in the Life Sciences
A study of visual culture in the teaching of the life sciences
Anderson, Nancy and Michael R. Dietrich, eds.

Figuring It Out
Science, Gender, and Visual Culture
A collection of fifteen original essays analyzing gender in the imagery of science.
Shteir, Ann B. and Bernard Lightman, editors

Finding Augusta
Habits of Mobility and Governance in the Digital Era
Addresses the effect of mobile communications technologies on individuals’ habits and how they are regulated
Cooley, Heidi Rae

Framed Spaces
Photography and Memory in Contemporary Installation Art
A study of the relationship between photography and installation art
McTighe, Monica E.

From Point to Pixel
A Genealogy of Digital Aesthetics
A timely reconsideration of digital aesthetics
Hoy, Meredith

Girlhood and the Plastic Image

A study of the mutual plasticity of girls and digital images
Warren-Crow, Heather

Horace Vernet and the Thresholds of Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture

A fresh look at a pivotal nineteenth-century painter
Harkett, Daniel, and Katie Hornstein, Editors

The Living Line
Modern Art and the Economy of Energy
The role of body movement in the formation of American modernism
Veder, Robin

Lookout America!
The Secret Hollywood Studio at the Heart of the Cold War
The history of the Cold War film studio Lookout Mountain Laboratory
Hamilton, Kevin and Ned O'Gorman

The Maltese Touch of Evil
Film Noir and Potential Criticism
Part thinking-man’s fan crush, part crazily inspired remix of the most beloved of film genres, this book will force scholars and film lovers alike to view film noir afresh
Clute, Shannon Scott and Richard L. Edwards

Materializing New Media
Embodiment in Information Aesthetics
A significant contribution to investigations of the social and cultural impact of new media and digital technologies
Munster, Anna

No Innocent Bystanders
Performance Art and Audience
The changing role of the spectator in contemporary performance art
Ward, Frazer

No Laughing Matter
Visual Humor in Ideas of Race, Nationality, and Ethnicity
The role of race and ethnicity in global humor
Rosenthal, Angela, with David Bindman and Adrian W. B. Randolph

On the Sleeve of the Visual
Race as Face Value
An investigation of race and the ontology of the visual
Raengo, Alessandra

Photographic Memories
Private Pictures, Public Images, and American History
The role of photographs in the formation of public memories.
Kroes, Rob; Donald E. Pease, fwd.

Photography, History, Difference

Thinking differently about photography and its histories
Sheehan, Tanya (ed.)

Playing with Earth and Sky
Astronomy, Geography, and the Art of Marcel Duchamp
The influence of astronomy and geography on the great Dadaist
Housefield, James

Please RSVP
Questions on Collaborative Aesthetics, Trans-Subjectivity, and the Politics of Love
A theory of the collaborative in art
Durham, April

Please Touch
Dada and Surrealist Objects after the Readymade
Exploring the notion of tactility in dada and surrealism
Mileaf, Janine

The Poster
Art, Advertising, Design, and Collecting, 1860s–1900s
A landmark study of posters as art, design, and advertising in the nineteenth century
Iskin, Ruth E.

Postmodern Advertising in Japan
Seduction, Visual Culture, and the Tokyo Art Directors Club
A major study of postmodern developments in Japanese advertising and art
Bartal, Ory

The Self in Black and White
Race and Subjectivity in Postwar American Photography
A study of race and authenticity in the photography of the civil rights era and beyond
Duganne, Erina

Shock and the Senseless in Dada and Fluxus

A groundbreaking analysis of two movements of the historical avant-garde
Brill, Dorothée

Stardust Monuments
The Saving and Selling of Hollywood
Hollywood is placeless, timeless, and iconic, a key fabricator and forger of American cultural myths and stories. How, then, will the history of Hollywood be written?
Trope, Alison

Technologies of History
Visual Media and the Eccentricity of the Past
Captain Kirk fought Nazis. JFK’s assassination is a videogame touchstone. And there’s no history like “Drunk History.”
Anderson, Steve F.

Thomas Hirschhorn
A New Political Understanding of Art?
The first study in English on the work and theory of a major installation artist
Braun, Christina

Time and the Digital
Connecting Technology, Aesthetics, and a Process Philosophy of Time
An original consideration of the temporal in digital art and aesthetics
Barker, Timothy Scott

Trauma and Visuality in Modernity

Essays exploring the role of trauma in modern art.
Saltzman, Lisa and Eric Rosenberg, editors

Travels in Intermediality
ReBlurring the Boundaries
The cooperation and collaboration between media, art forms, and cultural studies
Herzogenrath, Bernd, ed.

The Urban Spectator
American Concept-Cities from Kodak to Google
How conceptions of the American city changed in response to new media technologies
Gordon, Eric

A Violent Embrace
Art and Aesthetics after Representation
An urgent defense of aesthetics and the power of art
hoogland, renée c.

Visual Cultures of Science
Rethinking Representational Practices in Knowledge Building and Science Communication
A new collection explores the complex role of visual representation in science.
Pauwels, Luc, editor

Writing National Cinema
Film Journals and Film Culture in Peru
A study of Peruvian Cinema and the role of criticism in forming a national cinematic vision
Middents, Jeffrey