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The two books of Robert M. Pirsig have been milestones for Design Theory through the development of a Metaphysics of Quality. This article analyses the design history of his two books that have been in print for more than 40 years. The editions range from cheap mass-market paperbacks to gilded collectors’ hardcovers. The underlying challenge for a…[Read more]
Regina Palm deposited All American Girls: Women Pin-Up Artists of the First Half of the Twentieth Century in the group History of Illustration and Illustration Studies on Humanities Commons 1 year, 2 months ago
While male illustrators including Alberto Vargas (1896–1982), George Petty (1894–1975), and Gil Elvgren (1914–1980) are synonymous with the field of early-twentieth-century pin-up art, there were in fact several women who also succeeded in the genre. Pearl Frush (1907–1986), Zoë Mozert (1907–1993), and Joyce Ballantyne (1918–2006) each establi…[Read more]
Christopher Lukasik started the topic CFP Illustration Across Media: Nineteenth Century to Now in the discussion History of Illustration and Illustration Studies on Humanities Commons 1 year, 3 months ago
Norman Rockwell Museum Announces Call for Papers for Rockwell Center Symposium November 1, 2018 Deadline for Proposals Examining Illustration Across Media: Ninenteenth Century to Now Stockbridge, MA, October 15, 2018—Norman Rockwell Museum’s Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies and the D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library at Washing…[Read more]
This paper offers a synthesis and critique of the existing academic literature on Gene Luen Yang’s AAmerican Born Chinese and an overview of Asian American alternative comics. It examines the range of literary and linguistic sources which Yang draws upon in his collage of Chinoiserie and Japonism. It presents the argument that existing criticism h…[Read more]