Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics

Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics is a journal of anthropology and comparative aesthetics dedicated to the study of the object, in particular cult and belief objects and objects of art. The journal brings together, in an anthropological perspective, contributions by philosophers, art historians, archaeologists, critics, linguists, architects, artists, and others. Its field of inquiry is open to all cultures, regions, and historical periods. Res also publishes textual and iconographic documents important to the history and theory of the arts.

Edited by Francesco Pellizzi, Associate of Middle American Ethnology at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University.

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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 65/66
2014/2015
 

RES 65/66 includes Francesco Pellizzi, “Editorial: Old and new angels”; Stephen Houston, Barbara Fash, and David Stuart, “Masterful hands”; Mary Weismantel, “Encounters with dragons”; Guilhem Olivier, “Why give birth to enemies?”; Élodie Dupey García, “The materiality of color in the body ornamentation of Aztec gods”; Cristina Cruz González, “Crucifixion piety in New Mexico”; Duncan Caldwell, “A new ordering of Adena tablets based on a deeper reading of the McKensie Tablet”; Z. S. Strother, “A terrifying mimesis”; Wyatt MacGaffey, “Franchising minkisi in Loango”; Lisa Homann, “Alluring obscurity”; Clemente Marconi, “Pausanias and the figural decoration of Greek sacred architecture”; Bissera V. Pentcheva, “The aesthetics of landscape and icon at Sinai”; Paroma Chatterjee, “The gifts of the Gorgon”; Achim Timmermann, “Vain labor(?)”; Karen Overbey, “Seeing through stone”; Juan José Lahuerta, “The crucifixions of Velázquez and Zurbarán”; Noam Andrews, “The space of knowledge”; Katrin Seyler, “Heritage and humility in the Republic of Tools”; Ines G. Županov, “The pulpit trap”; Edward Vazquez, “Antimatter”; Bret Rothstein, “Visual difficulty as a cultural system”; and contributions by Remo Bodei, Alessandra Russo, Éric Michaud, Maria H. Loh, Ara H. Merjian, and Roberto Calasso.

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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 63/64
SPRING/AUTUMN 2013
WET/DRY
 

RES 63/64 includes “Source and trace” by Christopher S. Wood; “Climatic variability and pictorial oscillation“ by Whitney Davis; “Timelessness, fluidity, and Apollo’s libation“ by Milette Gaifman; “A liquid history: Blood and animation in late medieval art” by Beate Fricke; “Drawing blood” by Anne Dunlop; “Guercino’s ‘wet’ drawing” by Nicola Suthor; “Volcano equals head equals kiln equals phallus: Connecting Gauguin’s metaphors of the creative act” by Dario Gamboni; “On sources: Mythical and historical thinking in fin-de-siècle Vienna” by Mario Wimmer; “A Neolithic childhood: Children’s drawings as prehistoric sources” by Barbara Wittmann; “The form of the indistinct: Picasso and the rise of ‘Generic Creativity’” by Gabriele Guercio; “Trace and source in Walter Benjamin’s thought: About a polarity” by Chiara Cappelletto; “Modern architecture and prehistory: Retracing The Eternal Present (Sigfried Giedion and André Leroi-Gourhan)” by Spyros Papapetros; “The readymade metabolized: Fluxus in life” by David Joselit; “Catastrophes and their images: Event and pictorial act” by Jörg Trempler; “Picabia’s quasi-name” by Aurélie Verdier. Also included are contributions to Lectures, Documents, and Discussions by Frank Fehrenbach; Alexander Nemerov; Remo Guidieri; Félix Duque; Marvin Trachtenberg; Alexander Nagel; Robert Smithson (with Irving Sandler and Alexander Nagel); Anna Begicheva (with Natasha Kurchanova); Francesco Pellizzi; and D. Graham Burnett, Jac Mullen, and Sal Randolph.

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168 black-and-white illustrations
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 61/62
SPRING/AUTUMN 2012
SARCOPHAGI
 

Res 61/62: Sarcophagi is guest edited by Wu Hung and Jas Elsner. It includes “Chinese coffins from the first millennium B.C. and early images of the afterworld” by Alain Thote; “Art and personhood” by Björn Ewald; “Western Han sarcophagi and the transformation of Chinese funerary art” by Zheng Yan; “Reading identity on Roman strigillated sarcophagi” by Janet Huskinson; “‘A Tomb Both Great and Blameless’” by Richard Neer; “Funerary Spatiality” by Lillian Lan-ying Tseng; “‘Nero’s Tomb’ and the crisis of the third century” by Edmund Thomas; “Jouissance of death?” by Eugene Wang; “Reading images without texts on Roman sarcophagi” by Paul Zanker; “Decorative imperatives between concealment and display” by Jas Elsner; “Han sarcophagi” by Wu Hung; “Framing the dead on Roman sarcophagi” by Verity Platt; “Presentation, (re)animation, and the enchantments of technology” by Finbarr Barry Flood; “Death panels” by T. J. Clark; and contributions to Documents and Discussions by Andrew Scherer and Roberta Bonetti. Also included are contributions to Lectures—Color by Alexandre Tokovinine, Cameron L. McNeil, Timothy W. Pugh and Leslie G. Cecil, Leonardo Lopez Lujàn, Douglas K. Charles, and Warren R. DeBoer.

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186 black-and-white illustrations
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 59/60
SPRING/AUTUMN 2011

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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 57/58
SPRING/AUTUMN 2010

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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 55/56
SPRING/AUTUMN 2010
ABSCONDING

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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 53/54
SPRING/AUTUMN 2008

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350 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
130 halftones
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 52
FALL 2007

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100 black and white illustrations
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 51
SPRING 2007

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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 49/50
SPRING/AUTUMN 2006

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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 48
AUTUMN 2005

PERMANENT/IMPERMANENT

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Illustrated
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 47
SPRING 2005

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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 46
AUTUMN 2004

POLEMICAL OBJECTS

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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 45
SPRING 2004

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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 44
AUTUMN 2003

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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 43
SPRING 2003

ISLAMIC ARTS

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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 42
AUTUMN 2002

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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 41
SPRING 2002

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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 40
AUTUMN 2001

DESEDIMENTING TIME

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264 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 39
SPRING 2001

AFRICAN WORKS

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103 halftones, 3 maps
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 38
AUTUMN 2000

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232 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 37
SPRING 2000

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ISBN 978-0873658348
216 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
104 halftones, 14 line illustrations, 3 maps, 1 table
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 36
AUTUMN 1999

FACTURA

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123 halftones, 16 line illustrations
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 35
SPRING 1999

INTERCULTURAL CHINA

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116 halftones, 29 line illustrations, 3 maps, 4 tables
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 34
AUTUMN 1998

ARCHITECTURE

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224 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
93 halftones, 30 line illustrations
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 33
SPRING 1998

PRE-COLUMBIAN STATES OF BEING

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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 32
AUTUMN 1997

TRADITION, TRANSLATION, TREASON

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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 31
SPRING 1997

THE ABJECT

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176 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
57 halftones, 2 line illustrations, 1 map
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 29/30
SPRING/AUTUMN 1996

THE PRE-COLUMBIAN

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352 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
102 halftones, 114 line illustrations, 10 maps, 13 tables
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 28
AUTUMN 1995

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192 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
79 halftones, 1 line illustration
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 27
SPRING 1995

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152 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
91 halftones, 1 line illustration, 6 maps
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 26
AUTUMN 1994

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142 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
92 halftones, 14 line illustrations
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 25
SPRING 1994

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ISBN 978-0521466639
144 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
67 halftones, 21 line illustrations, 1 map, 3 tables
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 24
AUTUMN 1993

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132 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
66 halftones, 16 line illustrations, 1 map
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 23
SPRING 1993

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ISBN 978-0521447416
144 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
89 halftones
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 22
AUTUMN 1992

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ISBN 978-0521437608
168 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
79 halftones, 32 line illustrations, 2 maps, 11 tables
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 21
SPRING 1992

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ISBN 978-0521421669
168 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
49 halftones, 29 line illustrations
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 19/20
1990/1991

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ISBN 978-0521421652
248 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
150 halftones, 13 line illustrations, 9 maps, 2 tables
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 17/18
SPRING/AUTUMN 1989

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ISBN 978-0873658553
216 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
163 halftones, 3 line illustrations, 4 maps, 1 table
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 16
AUTUMN 1988

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144 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
52 halftones, 16 line illustrations, 1 map, 2 tables
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 15
SPRING 1988

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ISBN 978-0873658522
184 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
91 halftones, 24 line illustrations, 5 maps
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 13
SPRING 1987

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ISBN 978-0873658508
176 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
80 halftones, 23 line illustrations, 7 maps, 1 table
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 12
AUTUMN 1986

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ISBN 978-0873658492
148 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
75 halftones, 33 line illustrations, 1 map
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 11
SPRING 1986

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ISBN 978-0873657747
116 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
75 halftones, 9 line illustrations, 3 maps, 1 table
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 10
AUTUMN 1985

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ISBN 978-0873657723
120 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
64 halftones, 19 line illustrations, 2 tables
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 9
SPRING 1985

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ISBN 978-0873657716
116 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
49 halftones, 2 line illustrations
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 7/8
SPRING/AUTUMN 1984

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ISBN 978-0873657709
164 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
148 figures, including line illustrations and halftones
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 6
AUTUMN 1983

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ISBN 978-0873657693
144 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
50 halftones, 34 line illustrations, 1 map
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 5
SPRING 1983

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ISBN 978-0873657686
116 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
55 halftones, 13 line illustrations, 3 maps
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 2
AUTUMN 1981

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ISBN 978-0873657655
144 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
57 halftones, 13 line illustrations, 2 maps, 3 tables
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RES: ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETICS, 1
SPRING 1981

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ISBN 978-0873657648
128 pages / 8.5 x 11 inches
39 halftones, 4 line illustrations
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