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New View: 2014 Faculty Exhibition

Editor: Claire Whitner Published in 2014

Global Feminisms: New Directions in Contemporary Art

Editor: Maura Reilly and Linda Nochlin Published on March 1, 2007

The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer

A maker of visually elegant and conceptually intricate games, Jason Rohrer is among the most widely heralded art game designers in the short but vibrant history of the field. His games range from the elegantly simple to others of almost Byzantine complexity. Passage (2007)—acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York—uses game rules and procedurals to create a contemporary memento mori that captures an entire lifetime in five minutes. In Chain World (2011), each subsequent player of the game’s single copy modifies the rules of the universe. A Game for Someone (2013) is a board game sealed in a box and buried in the Mojave Desert, with a list of one million potential sites distributed to Rohrer’s fan base. (Rohrer estimated that it would take two millennia of constant searching to find the game.) With Chain World and A Game for Someone, Rohrer became the first designer to win the prestigious Game Challenge Design award twice. This book, and the exhibition it accompanies, offers a comprehensive account of the artist’s oeuvre. The book documents all seventeen of Rohrer’s finished games, as well as sketches, ephemera, and related material, with color images throughout. It includes entries on individual games (with code in footnotes), artist interviews, artist writings, commentary by high scorers, and interpretive texts. Two introductory essays view Rohrer’s work in the contexts of game studies and art history.

Divine Mirrors: The Virgin Mary in the Visual Arts

Through a unique and stunning collection of paintings, sculpture, rare books, and works on paper, Divine Mirrors examines the complex relationship between sacred imagery and secular identity in the art of the Madonna

Different Sames: New Perspectives in Contemporary Iranian Art

Editor: Hossein Amirsadeghi | ISBN-10: 050097697X | ISBN-13: 978-0500976975 | Long considered a bastion of creativity in the region, Iran is currently experiencing a remarkable artistic revival in the middle of the most challenging of circumstances. "Different Sames" catalogues this new movement, capturing its brilliance and creative energy. Packed with wonderful images, it is an important and lively compendium of thought provoking essays, historical context and profiles of the country's leading contemporary artists. Art changes the way we look at the world, and "Different Sames" is an attempt to explain today's Iranian art movement in this spirit.

Prints in an Age of Artistry: Selections from a Private Collection of 16th- and 17th- Century Italian Prints

Authors: Richard Wallace and Elizabeth Wycoff Essay by Sue Welsh Reed Published in 2009