Two Notable Books by Meadows Art History Professors Published in the Last Month
Team of Karl Kilinski's SMU colleagues undertook the task of finalizing late professor's manuscript
When Distinguished Teaching Professor of Art History Karl Kilinski passed away in January 2011, he left his completed manuscript for a book, Greek Myth and Western Art, under contract with Cambridge University Press. Soon after, a team of his SMU colleagues (Janis Bergman-Carton, Britten LaRue, Lisa Pon, Pamela Patton and Eric White) undertook the task of finalizing the manuscript and its illustrations for publication. The book, hailed as "a learned yet lively and fast-paced romp through three thousand years of art history," came out with Cambridge in mid-November. Learn more.
Associate Professor Pamela Patton's book Art of Estrangement: Redefining Jews in Reconquest Spain has been released by Penn State University Press. Tracing the transformation of Iberia’s Jews in the visual culture of Spain’s Christian-ruled kingdoms, Art of Estrangement scrutinizes a wide range of works, from luxury manuscripts and cloister sculptures to household ceramics and scribal doodles, to show how such works articulated and reinforced the efforts of Spain’s Christian communities to renegotiate their relationships with a vibrant Jewish minority during the central Middle Ages. Learn more.