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Grigsby, Darcy Grimaldo

Overview
Works: 31 works in 66 publications in 1 language and 1,486 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Biographies  Portraits  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses  Essays  Art criticism 
Roles: Author, Contributor, htt, Author of introduction, Dedicatee
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby
Extremities : painting empire in post-revolutionary France by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the decades following the French Revolution, four artists - Girodet, Gros, Gericault, and Delacroix - painted works in their Parisian studios that vividly expressed violent events in faraway, colonial lands. This book examines six of these paintings and argues that their disturbing, erotic depictions of slavery, revolt, plague, decapitation, cannibalism, massacre, and abduction chart the history of France's empire and colonial politics." "Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby shows that these paintings about occurrences in the West Indies, Syria, Egypt, Senegal, and Ottoman Empire Greece are preoccupied not with mastery and control but with loss, degradation, and failure, and she explains how such representations of crises in the colonies were able to answer the artists' longings as well as the needs of the government and the opposition parties at home. Empire made painters devoted to the representation of liberty and the new French nation confront liberty's antithesis: slavery. It also forced them to contend with cultural and racial difference. Young male artists responded, says Grigsby, by translating distant crises into images of challenges to the self, making history painting the site where geographic extremities and bodily extremities articulated one another."--Jacket
Enduring Truths : Sojourner's shadows and substance by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2021 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Runaway slave Sojourner Truth gained fame in the nineteenth century as an abolitionist, feminist, and orator and earned a living partly by selling photographic carte de visite portraits of herself at lectures and by mail. Cartes de visite, similar in format to calling cards, were relatively inexpensive collectibles that quickly became a new mode of mass communication. Despite being illiterate, Truth copyrighted her photographs in her name and added the caption "I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance. Sojourner Truth." Featuring the largest collection of Truth's photographs ever published, Enduring Truths is the first book to explore how she used her image, the press, the postal service, and copyright laws to support her activism and herself. Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby establishes a range of important contexts for Truth's portraits, including the strategic role of photography and copyright for an illiterate former slave; the shared politics of Truth's cartes de visite and federal banknotes, which were both created to fund the Union cause; and the ways that photochemical limitations complicated the portrayal of different skin tones. Insightful and powerful, Enduring Truths shows how Truth made her photographic portrait worth money in order to end slavery--and also became the strategic author of her public self."--Jacket
Colossal : engineering the Suez Canal, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, and Panama Canal : transcontinental ambition in France and the United States during the long nineteenth century by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this generously illustrated book, acclaimed Berkeley art historian Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby gives us the definitive account of a history that leads from Napoleon s encounter with the gigantic monuments of ancient Egypt to the building of the wonders of the industrial world: the Statue of Liberty, Suez Canal, Eiffel Tower, and Panama Canal. Though now landmarks as famed as the pyramids, Grigsby shows us that all four colossi owe their existence to French engineers and the fantasies of wealth, progress, and colonial expansion they and French financiers and politicians took as a call to destiny. Grigsby goes beyond the boundaries of art history to take her subject in the round. She sets the exploits of characters like Bartholdi and Eiffel against the backdrop of universal expositions touting the new, science fiction predicting future glories, and cartoons deflating the hyperbole. She explains the systems of numbers from profits promised and shares sold to calculations of wind resistance used to promote and then build the colossi. Her book provides more than 200 illustrations, not of art, but of the engineering of the colossi and the visual culture publicizing their construction. Instead of approaching modernism through the emergence of avant-garde practices in the fine arts, Grigsby looks at a time of tragic drama when technology became an instrument of imperialist enterprise and topdown efforts to control and exploit the world s resources, including workers. By uncovering the links between the building of the canals and the erection of the Statue of Liberty and Eiffel Tower, she offers a searing lesson in the network of power and influence permeating even cherished icons of human achievement."-- Amazon.com (viewed July 15, 2015)
Scale by Glenn Adamson( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scale is perhaps the most spectacularly overlooked aspect of artistic production. As photographic and digital reproductions have essentially dematerialized art, critical and historical research dealing with scale--both within the American critical tradition and abroad--has become scattered and insufficiently theorized. However, by posing a specific challenge, such research forces a heightened recognition of both the properties of materials and the deep technical knowledge of makers. A reconsideration of scalar relationships in American art and visual culture therefore reveals original insights. Scale is the second volume in the Terra Foundation Essays series. With eighty color illustrations and a wealth of new research from Glenn Adamson, Wendy Bellion, Wouter Davidts, Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby, Christopher P. Heuer, Joshua G. Stein, and Jason Weems, it explores viewers' physical relationship to Barnett Newman's abstract canvases, the arduous engineering behind the creation of Mount Rushmore, and the charged significance of liberty poles in the landscape of eighteenth-century New York, among other topics that range from studies of specific works of art to significant conceptual and theoretical concerns. -- publisher's statement
Mamelukes in Paris : fashionable trophies of failed Napoleonic conquest by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby( )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classicism, nationalism and history : the Prix décennaux of 1810 and the politics of art under post-revolutionary empire by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby( )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David after David : essays on the later work by Valérie Bajou-Charpentreau( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825), the most celebrated painter of his era, was appointed court painter to Napoleon in 1804 and exiled to Brussels in 1816. This important book - based on the proceedings of an international symposium - explores David's grand projects of the Empire period and the often mysterious works produced in his last years as a political exile. David after David features twenty-one essays by leading art historians that discuss these later works - which include innovative portraits as well as paintings and drawings that address the opposing themes of the antique and modern - in the aesthetic, political, and social contexts of their production and reception. The book also draws upon recently discovered letters the artist wrote in exile and provides fascinating new perspectives into his life and art
Still Thinking about Olympia's Maid by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colossal : engineering the Suez Canal, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, and Panama Canal by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nudity à la grecque in 1799 by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whose colour was not black nor white nor grey, but an extraneous mixture, which no pen can trace, although perhaps the pencil may" : Aspasie and Delacroix's Massacres of Chios by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first painter and the Prix Décennaux of 1810 by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nineteenth-century visual culture reader by Vanessa R Schwartz( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nineteenth century is central to contemporary discussions of visual culture. This reader brings together key writings on the period, exploring such topics as photographs, exhibitions and advertising
Nudity à la grecque in 1799 by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parallels and extremes by Tony Halliday( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of the earth : Egypt's Statue of Liberty by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colossal - engineering modernity : Suez Canal, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, Panama Canal by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food chains : French abolitionism and human consumption (1787-1819) by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Blow-Up : photographic projection, dynamite, and the sculpting of american mountains by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Extremities : painting empire in post-revolutionary France
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Enduring Truths : Sojourner's shadows and substanceColossal : engineering the Suez Canal, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, and Panama Canal : transcontinental ambition in France and the United States during the long nineteenth centuryScaleDavid after David : essays on the later workColossal : engineering the Suez Canal, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, and Panama CanalThe nineteenth-century visual culture readerDavid after David : essays on the later work : based on the proceedings of a symposium co-sponsored by the Getty Research Williamstown, Massachusetts Institute and the Sterling and the Sterling and Francine clark Ibstiture, held 24-25 June 2005 at the Clark in Williamstown, Massachusetts]Colossal - engineering modernity : Suez Canal, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, Panama Canal
Alternative Names
Grimaldo Grigsby Darcy

Grimaldo Grigsby, Darcy 19XX-

Languages
English (55)