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Art History, Avant-garde, Cultural Democracy, Cultural Transmission, Curatorship, Feminism, George Kubler, Henri Focillon, Historiography, John Dewey, Linda Nochlin, Meyer Shapiro, Modernism, Pragmatism, RISD, VC
Vassar Professor Molly Nesbit (VC'74) talks about her book, featured in last year's New York Art Book Fair at PS1: The Pragmatism in the History of Art, published in 2012 by Periscope Books. "The Pragmatism in the History of Art traces the questions that modern art history has used to make sense of the changes overtaking both art and life. Author and art historian Molly Nesbit explores these inquiries through an examination of a range of works by figures across art, philosophy, and film, including: Meyer Schapiro, T.J. Clark, Alexander Dorner, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, Chris Marker, Lawrence Weiner, Gordon Matta-Clark, and more. Pragmatism is the first volume of Pre-Occupations, a series compiling Nesbit's writings."