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Encyclopedia of Buddhist Art

The first comprehensive reference collection of Buddhist art—an invaluable resource for students and scholars alike—is now housed at BC’s Bapst Library. The 22-volume English language Encyclopedia of Buddhist Art was donated earlier this year to the Boston College Libraries by the Fo … Continue reading

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If you could hear a painting

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac has published a volume that surveys artist Mary Sherman‘s work, a combination of painting, sculpture, installation, and mechanics that explores the relationship between painting and sound. Sherman is a Boston College alumna and teaches in the … Continue reading

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The art and thought of Paul Klee

Frederick J. Adelmann, SJ, Professor of Philosophy John Sallis has written a book that provides a philosophical perspective on the relation between artist Paul Klee’s work and his thought. Klee once said that “art does not reproduce the visible but makes visible.” … Continue reading

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Southwest art

Alumna Margaret Moore Booker, who studied art history as an undergraduate at Boston College, is the author of the award-winning book, Southwest Art Defined: An Illustrated Guide (Rio Nuevo Publishers). The volume is an illustrated reference guide to Southwestern art and … Continue reading

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The Virgin Mary in Chinese iconography

The Virgin Mary and Catholic Identities in Chinese History (Hong Kong University Press) is a new book forthcoming from Father Jeremy Clarke, SJ, a historian whose expertise is the history of  Catholicism in China. Through a prism of history, theology … Continue reading

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Gustave Courbet

Visitors to the exclusive exhibition, “Courbet: Mapping Realism” which opens this weekend at BC’s McMullen Museum of Art, can gain additional insights into its subject–realist movement leader Gustave Courbet, one of France’s most prolific and innovative painters–via an accompanying volume … Continue reading

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Creative undoing of form

Longtime Arts & Sciences Honors Program Assistant Director Mary Joe Hughes, a beloved teacher who recently retired from Boston College, has published The Move Beyond Form: Creative Undoing in Literature and the Arts since 1960 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). The book … Continue reading

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