Tag Archives: Fine Arts Department

“Citizen Kane” at 75

In America magazine, Fr. Richard A. Blake, S.J., writes about the relevance and timelessness of the film “Citizen Kane,” which had its general release to American audiences 75 years ago. Fr. Blake is a professor of film studies at BC … Continue reading

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Tavarelli’s Star Fragments

BC Fine Arts Professor of the Practice Andrew Tavarelli has traveled extensively in Bali and Southeast Asia—always with a journal, a set of watercolors, and a camera. Material from Tavarelli’s travel journal provided the basis for his unpublished novel, False Stars. Now, Tavarelli has … Continue reading

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The Americans by Car

Fine Arts Assistant Professor of the Practice Karl Baden has published The Americans by Car, a retrospective of his archival work that pays tribute to two influential photographers, Robert Frank and Lee Friedlander. The photographs in the book were taken by Baden … Continue reading

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Shangri La

Waterscapes: Islamic Architecture and Art from Doris Duke’s Shangri La is a fully illustrated publication by Boston College professors Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair (with Shangri La conservator Kent Severson) that accompanies an exhibition of the same title on display at … Continue reading

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BC Libraries features faculty authors

Boston College Libraries has recently featured three professors who published books last year in the fields of art, management and Irish politics. In Text and Image in Medieval Persian Art (Edinburgh University Press), Calderwood Professor of Islamic and Asian Art Sheila Blair presents … Continue reading

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Filming the End of the Holocaust

In his new book, Filming the End of the Holocaust: Allied Documentaries, Nuremberg and the Liberation of the Concentration Camps (Bloomsbury, 2014), Professor of Fine Arts John Michalczyk tells the story of how the US Government commissioned filmmakers to document the … Continue reading

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Book on Baden photography

Fine Arts Assistant Professor of the Practice Karl Baden has published Work from Two Bodies, a book of photography that reproduces 43 images from two of his projects: Cliché-Verre and Shadow Pictures, 1983-84, and Sex, Death and the History of Photography, 1988-89. … 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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The Pope and patronage in Baroque Rome

The election of Pope Innocent X Pamphilj in 1644 catapulted his family to the height of Roman society; their arts patronage became the visual expression of the family’s new identity. A volume edited by Boston College Associate Professor of Fine … Continue reading

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Congrats to Blair & Bloom

Congratulations to Norma Jean Calderwood University Professors of Islamic and Asian Art Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom, winners of the World Prize for the Book of the Year by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance of the Islamic Republic … Continue reading

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