The Power of Objects in Eighteenth-Century British America

Jennifer Van Horn

Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2017; 456 pp.; 11 color illus.; 130 b/w; notes, index; ISBN: 978-1-4696-2956-8; Hardcover: $49.95

Reviewed by: Anne Verplanck, Associate Professor of American Studies, Penn State Harrisburg

Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World

Zara Anishanslin

New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016; 432 pp.; 42 b/w illus.; ISBN: 9780300197051; hardcover: $45.00; 978030023423; paperback: $26.00

Reviewed by: Pamela A. Parmal, Chair, David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Culture

Chip Colwell

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017; 336 pp.; 10 b/w illus.; ISBN 978-0226298993; Hardcover: $30.00

Reviewed by: Emily Moore, Assistant Professor of Art History, Colorado State University

Officially Indian: Symbols That Define the United States

Cécile R. Ganteaume

Washington, DC: National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, 2017; 192 pp.; 50 color illus.; ISBN: 978-1-5179-0330-5; Hardcover: $28.00

Reviewed by: Kristine K. Ronan, Visiting Assistant Professor, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

Searching for Mary Schäffer: Women Wilderness Photography

Colleen Skidmore

Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2017; 376 pp.; 60 color illus.; 4 maps; ISBN: 9781772122985; Paperback: $34.95

Reviewed by: Katherine Mintie, Postdoctoral Scholar, DePauw University

Ed Ruscha and the Great American West

Karin Breuer, editor

Berkeley: University of California Press in association with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2016. 244 pp. Hardcover $50.00 (978-0-520-290693)

Reviewed by: Amanda A. Douberley, Assistant Curator/Academic Liaison, William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut

Asking the Audience: Participatory Art in 1980s New York

Adair Rounthwaite

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2017; 280 pages; 57 b/w photos; 12 color illus.; Paperback: $27.00; Cloth: $108.00

Reviewed by: Johanna Gosse, Visiting Assistant Professor and Scholar-in-Residence, Department of Art and Art History, University of Colorado, Boulder

What Can and Can’t Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South

Dell Upton

New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015; 280 pp., 59 b/w illus.; ISBN 9780300211757; Hardcover: $35.00

Reviewed by: Lauren Kroiz, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art

Edited by Miranda Lash and Trevor Schoonmaker

Durham: Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2016; 276 pp.; 336 color illus.; ISBN: 978-0-938989-38-7; Softcover $22.95

Reviewed by: Jennifer Jankauskas, Curator of Art, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts