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University of Iowa News Release


Oct. 27, 2006

PLEASE NOTE: The two events described in the following release have both been CANCELED.

Art Historians From Duke University Will Speak At UI Nov. 8 & 9

Art historians from Duke University will present lectures as guests of the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 8 and 9. The lectures, in Room 116 of Art Building West, will be free and open to the public.

At 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, Mark Antliff will speak on "Machine-Age Fascism: Philippe Lamour and the New Vision Photography of Germaine Krull." And at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, Patricia Leighten will speak on "'A Rationale of Ugliness': Primitivism at the Interface of Cubism and Its Audience, 1908-1913."

Antilff and Leighten are co-authors of "Cubism and Culture," published in 2001 by Thames & Hudson, and "A Cubism Reader: Documents and Criticism, 1906-1914," forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press.

Antliff received his doctorate from Yale University and is author of "Inventing Bergson: Cultural Politics and the Parisian Avant-Garde" and co-author with Matthew Affron of "Fascist Visions: Art and Ideology in France and Italy." For more information, see:

Leighten received her doctorate from Rutgers University. She is author of "Re-Ordering the Universe: Picasso and Anarchism, 1897-1914." She is currently completing "A Politics of Form: Art, Anarchism and Audience in Avant-Guerre Paris," forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press. For more information, see:

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