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Zorach, Rebecca 1969-

Works: 65 works in 196 publications in 2 languages and 4,080 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Conference papers and proceedings  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: NX549.A1, 709.4409031
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rebecca Zorach
Embodied utopias : gender, social change, and the modern metropolis by Amy Bingaman( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this volume argue that the gendered body is the crux of the hopes and disappointments of modern urban and suburban utopias of the Americas, Europe and Asia. They reassess utopian projects of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, survey the present and explore the future
Blood, milk, ink, gold : abundance and excess in the French Renaissance by Rebecca Zorach( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With a wide-ranging yet richly detailed interdisciplinary approach, Rebecca Zorach examines the visual culture of the French Renaissance, where depictions of sacrifice, luxury, fertility, violence, metamorphosis, and sexual excess are central. Zorach looks at the cultural, political, and individual roles that played out in these artistic themes and how eventually, these aesthetics of exuberant abundance disintegrated amidst perceptions of decadent excess."--Jacket
Art for people's sake : artists and community in Black Chicago, 1965-1975 by Rebecca Zorach( Book )

14 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1960s and early 1970s, Chicago witnessed a remarkable flourishing of visual arts associated with the Black Arts Movement. From the painting of murals as a way to reclaim public space and the establishment of independent community art centers to the work of the AFRICOBRA collective and Black filmmakers, artists on Chicago's South and West Sides built a vision of art as service to the people. In Art for People's Sake Rebecca Zorach traces the little-told story of the visual arts of the Black Arts Movement in Chicago, showing how artistic innovations responded to decades of racist urban planning that left Black neighborhoods sites of economic depression, infrastructural decay, and violence. Working with community leaders, children, activists, gang members, and everyday people, artists developed a way of using art to help empower and represent themselves. Showcasing the depth and sophistication of the visual arts in Chicago at this time, Zorach demonstrates the crucial role of aesthetics and artistic practice in the mobilization of Black radical politics during the Black Power era
The idol in the age of art : objects, devotions and the early modern world by Michael Wayne Cole( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After 1500, as Catholic Europe fragmented into warring sects, evidence of a pagan past came newly into view, and travelers to distant places encountered deeply unfamiliar visual cultures, it became ever more pressing to distinguish between the sacred image and its opposite, the 'idol'. Historians and philosophers have long attended to Reformation charges of idolatry, the premise for image breaking, but only very recently have scholars begun to consider the ways that the idol occasioned the making no less than the destruction of things. The present book focuses on how idols and ideas about them matter for the history of early modern objects produced around the globe, especially those created in the context of an exchange or confrontation between an "us" and a "them."" "Ranging widely within the early modern period, the volume contributes to the project of globalizing the study of European art, bringing the continent's commercial, colonial, antiquarian, and religious histories into dialogue. Its studies of crosses, statues on columns, wax ex-votos, ivories, prints, maps, manuscripts, fountains, banners, and New World gold all frame Western "art" simultaneously as an idea and as a collection of real things, arguing that it was through the idol that object makers and writers came to terms with what it was that art should be, and do."--Jacket
Paper museums : the reproductive print in Europe, 1500-1800 by Rebecca Zorach( Book )

15 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The passionate triangle by Rebecca Zorach( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. Triangles abounded in the intellectual culture of early modern Europe -- the Christian Trinity was often mapped as a triangle, for instance, and perspective, a characteristic artistic technique, is based on a triangular theory of vision. Renaissance artists, for their part, often used shapes and lines to arrange figures into a triangle on the surface of a painting -- a practice modern scholars call triangular composition. But is there secret meaning in the triangular arrangements artists used, or just a pleasing symmetry? What do triangles really tell us about the European Renaissance and its most beguiling works of art? In this book, Rebecca Zorach takes us on a lively hunt for the triangle's embedded significance. From the leisure pursuits of Egyptian priests to Jacopo Tintoretto's love triangles, Zorach explores how the visual and mathematical properties of triangles allowed them to express new ideas and to inspire surprisingly intense passions. Examining prints and paintings as well as literary, scientific, and philosophical texts, The Passionate Triangle opens up an array of new ideas, presenting unexpected stories of the irrational, passionate, melancholic, and often erotic potential of mathematical thinking before the Scientific Revolution
The Wall of Respect : public art and Black liberation in 1960s Chicago by Abdul Alkalimat( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wall of Respect: Public Art and Black Liberation in 1960s Chicago' is the first in-depth, illustrated history of a lost Chicago monument. The Wall of Respect was a revolutionary mural created by fourteen members of the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC) on the South Side of Chicago in 1967. This book gathers historic essays, poetry, and previously unpublished primary documents from the movement's founders that provide a visual guide to the work's creation and evolution. Painters and photographers worked side by side on the mural's seven themed sections, which featured portraits of Black heroes and sheroes. The Wall became a platform for music, poetry, and political rallies. Over time it changed, reflecting painful controversies among the artists as well as broader shifts in the Civil Rights and Black Liberation Movements. At the intersection of African American culture, politics, and Chicago art history, The Wall of Respect offers, in one keepsake-quality work, an unsurpassed collection of images and essays that illuminate a powerful monument that continues to fascinate artists, scholars, and readers in Chicago and across the United States
The virtual tourist in Renaissance Rome : printing and collecting the Speculum romanae magnificentiae by Rebecca Zorach( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1540 Antonio Lafreri, a native of Besançon transplanted to Rome, began publishing maps and other printed images that depicted major monuments and antiquities in Rome. These prints - of statues and ruined landscapes, inscriptions and ornaments, reconstructed monuments and urban denizens - evoked ancient Rome and appealed to the taste for classical antiquity that defined the Renaissance. Collections of these prints came to be known as the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae, the "Mirror of Roman Magnificence." Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the University of Chicago Library's Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae, the largest collection of its kind in the world, The Virtual Tourist in Renaissance Rome places these prints in their historical context and examines their publishing history. Editor Rebecca Zorach traces their journey from their creators and publishers to pilgrims, collectors, antiquarians, and dealers - "virtual tourists" who, over several centuries, revisited and reinvented the Renaissance image of Rome
Gold by Rebecca Zorach( Book )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For millennia, across the globe, this gleaming and incorruptible element has beguiled humankind, attracting treasure seekers, artistically adorning the dead and the living, and symbolically representing power, wealth, divinity and eternity. Gold embodies paradoxes: the very softness that made it ill-suited to making tools may have prompted its use as currency, and throughout history it has been used to symbolize the antithesis of true value - in critiques of wealth and idolatry - almost as much as it has compelled admiration. It has also often been a flashpoint for collisions between cultures with very different value systems. Indeed, the questions posed by the human desire for gold are central questions about value itself and about meaning in the broadest sense. 'Gold' offers a lively, critical look at the cultural history of the 'noblest' of metals, examining the history of gold broadly across many cultures and time periods: from controversies surrounding its religious use to its place in the history of colonialism to its modern role in science, gold has played so many roles that it is difficult to fasten the metal itself in one's sights. Together, the book and its many images explore perceptions, myths, stories and facts about gold over the centuries and across the world, providing compelling examples from history, art, literature and film and bringing the story up to the present, a time when the anxieties surrounding gold have changed, but the persistent lust for gold continues to produce new moral and physical perils
Ecologies, agents, terrains by Clark Conference( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This newest volume in the acclaimed Clark Studies in the Visual Arts series, this collection of essays explores the intrinsic connection between art and the environment. The romance and rejection of 'nature' have always occupied places at the heart of art making and art history, and the resulting practices and discourses have had significant impact on public imagination and perception of ecological crises. The essays in this volume discuss many topics at the intersection of art and ecology, including literal convergances of art and earth, such as 1960s land art; social ecologies; rhetorical discourses of environmental interconnectedness or estrangement; and performative landscape/body situations, including site-based ceremmonies. Ultimately, the essays here provoke us to rethink art and ecology in material-practical terms, looking for alternatives to tropes of 'landscape' and 'place.'"--From the back cover
Art against the law( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art Against the Law launches the new Chicago Social Practice History series, edited by Mary Jane Jacob and Kate Zeller in the Department of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). In 1968, Chicago made headlines for the ferocity of its police response to protesters at the Democratic National Convention, prompting outrage in the art world. Some artists pulled their shows from the city and called for a boycott until the mayor left office. But others responded artistically, creating new works and even full exhibitions in reaction to the political and social issues raised by the summer's events. Despite the city's sometimes notorious political and social history, art practices that challenge authority have thrived in Chicago. Art Against the Law examines the creative tactics of the city's activist artists and their ways of addressing the broad definitions of the law - from responses to excessive policing to inequities in public policy. These include creative forms of protest, rebellion against the law through illegal art practices, and using the political system itself as an art medium to alter existing laws. The essays and conversations in this volume also address the boundaries between art and creative activism and question whether lines should be drawn at all. Through these texts and interviews, Art Against the Law proves that creative imagination can be formidable in challenging the status quo
The time is now! : art worlds of Chicago's South Side, 1960-1980( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the 1960s and 70s, Chicago was shaped by art and ideas produced and circulated on its South Side. Informed by the city's social, political, and geographic divides, this history of creative expression left behind a cultural legacy whose impact continues to unfold nationally and internationally. The Time is Now! Art Worlds of Chicago's South Side, 1960-1980, published in tandem with a major exhibition at the Smart Museum of Art, examines this cultural moment--ripe with change and conflict--and the figures who defined it. Focusing primarily on the Black Arts Movement, The Time is Now re-examines watershed cultural moments: from the Hairy Who to the Wall of Respect, from the Civil Rights Movement to AfriCOBRA, from vivid protest posters to visionary outsider art, and from the Free University movement to the radical jazz of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. The book contains a series of essays, interviews, and other contextual material, along with full-color images of all works included in the exhibition and extensive reproductions of ephemera and historical photographs"--
Miroirs de Charles IX : images, imaginaires, symbolique by imaginaires, symbolique Miroirs de Charles IX : images( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in French and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Violent and extravagant". This is what historiography has retained from Charles IX (1550-1574). Became king when he was only a child, he disappeared before his quarter century. From his fourteen years of reign, one remembers his passion for hunting, his angry temperament and ... the blood of St. Bartholomew. If history has often made him a puppet in the hands of his mother Catherine de Medici, the history of art has little attached to his reign. And yet, between 1560 and 1574, visual arts, literature and music flourished in France. "Of a quick and lively spirit, between soft and anger" (Ronsard) the young king, informed music lover, was writer and poet at his hours. The superb portraits of Clouet keep the memory of his face and allow to follow the metamorphoses of his features over his short life. At the same time, a whole symbolic arsenal is deployed by the courtiers of the court to shape the image of the kingship it is supposed to embody. His opponents will do the same to destroy or distract her. The studies assembled in this volume, rather than sketching out the contours of a hypothetical Charles IX patron, or drawing up an inventory of the arts at the time of the young sovereign, study the many facets, sometimes contradictory, of the image of the king, real, symbolic or imaginary. His opponents will do the same to destroy or distract her. The studies assembled in this volume, rather than sketching out the contours of a hypothetical Charles IX patron, or drawing up an inventory of the arts at the time of the young sovereign, study the many facets, sometimes contradictory, of the image of the king, real, symbolic or imaginary. His opponents will do the same to destroy or distract her. The studies assembled in this volume, rather than sketching out the contours of a hypothetical Charles IX patron, or drawing up an inventory of the arts at the time of the young sovereign, study the many facets, sometimes contradictory, of the image of the king, real, symbolic or imaginary
Barbara Jones-Hogu : resist, relate, unite : January 11 - March 25, 2018 : DePaul Art Museum by Barbara Jones-Hogu( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Barbara Jones-Hogu: Resist, Relate, Unite features lithographs, woodcuts, and screenprints that the artist made while pursuing a master's degree at ID in 1968 and collaborating with AFRICOBRA through the early 1970s. The exhbition traces the changing arc of her work, from social critique to Black pride."--Page 9
Le guide des femmes disparues = Forgotten women of Geneva( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le nombre des femmes qui donnent leur nom à des rues genevoises est dérisoire comparé à celui des hommes célèbres qu'elles commémorent. En vous promenant à Genève, vous pouvez en découvrir sept seulement : l'avenue Sainte-Clothilde (entre 475 et 545), la rue et la place de la Madeleine (à partir du 15e siècle), la rue Madame de Staël (1706-1817), la rue Amélie Munier-Romilly (1788-1875), le chemin Marguerite Champendal (1870-1928), la rue Isabelle Eberhardt (1873-1904), la rue Emilie Gourd (1879-1945)
Association internationale de bibliophilie, actes et communications = International Association of Bibliophiles, transactions : XXVth Congress New York City & Post-Congress Chicago 2007 by Association internationale de bibliophilie( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Walker : urban griot by William Walker( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My name is Dave : a hymnal by Theaster Gates( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfurlings: explorations in art, activism, and archiving; a Never The Same project in the form of 1 panel, 1 exhibition, 2 seminars, 2 symposia, 2 summits, 10 show-and-tells by Daniel Tucker( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Never the Same was founded in 2010 by Daniel Tucker and Rebecca Zorach with support from the Propeller Fund (administered by ThreeWalls and Gallery 400). Throughout 2011 and 2012, the focused primarily on conducting oral history interviews with a wide range of artists, curators and collectives. With the support of the Mellon Fellowship for Arts Practice & Scholarship at the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry at The University of Chicago in 2013, the collaborators are now expanding NTS into an educational, curatorial, and archival project," -- Acknowledgments
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Embodied utopias : gender, social change, and the modern metropolis
Blood, milk, ink, gold : abundance and excess in the French RenaissanceThe idol in the age of art : objects, devotions and the early modern worldPaper museums : the reproductive print in Europe, 1500-1800The passionate triangleThe virtual tourist in Renaissance Rome : printing and collecting the Speculum romanae magnificentiaePaper museums the reproductive print in Europe, 1500-1800 ; Catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition 'Paper Museums: The Reproductive Print in Europe, 1500-1800,' The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, February 3 - May 15, 2005 ; The Grey Art Gallery, New York University, September 13 - December 3, 2005/ Rebecca Zorach and Elizabeth Rodini
Alternative Names
Rebecca Zorach academicus

Rebecca Zorach American art historian

Rebecca Zorach historiadora del arte estadounidense

조라크, 레베카 1969-

ゾラック, レベッカ

English (139)

French (7)