Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums publications inspire new ways of seeing and understanding art. They invite readers to explore and appreciate works of art: their aesthetics and ingenuity, their making and materiality, their history and conservation. The publications activate objects as engines of visual and intellectual inquiry, engaging a range of voices and asking questions that intersect diverse areas of social, political, and cultural life.

Our books illuminate the big idea or story underlying an exhibition, responding to the specific objective and unique character of each show. They also highlight strengths in our collections and other interesting aspects of our history and mission.

Below is a list of in-print works in this collection, presented in series order or publication order as applicable.

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Cover: Pacing the World: Construction in the Sculpture of David Rabinowitch

Pacing the World: Construction in the Sculpture of David Rabinowitch

Davis, Whitney

This extensively illustrated book is the first full-length study of the Canadian-born sculptor David Rabinowitch. Davis closely analyzes six groups of works produced by the artist between 1963 and the present, and explores Rabinowitch’s relations to the work of modern painters and sculptors as well as his involvement with the wider history of art.

Cover: Harvard Art Museum Handbook

Harvard Art Museum Handbook

Wolohojian, Stephan

With some 280,000 objects, the Harvard Art Museum is the largest university art museum in the United States. This first handbook of the collections surveys their full scope, from early-Egyptian bronzes and Chinese ceramics to contemporary paintings and prints.

Imagining the End: Mourning and Ethical Life, by Jonathan Lear, from Harvard University Press

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