Tag Archives: Art

The Many Facades of Edith Sitwell

“A fascinating book that takes us deep into Edith Sitwell’s world of artifice, disguise, high camp, and verbal ingenuity. In these essays, Sitwell emerges as a central figure in an alternative avant-garde in early twentieth-century Britain.”–Faye Hammill, author of Sophistication: A Literary and Cultural History Establishing Edith Sitwell at the center of British modernism, this […]

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Review Roundup

University Press of Florida books have received lots of positive attention recently.   In an interview with Cathy Salustri about her book, Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida, the New York Times notes the author “delights in letting people know that to really discover Florida, you have to turn off the congested Interstates and explore the state’s […]

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Color Your Own Florida Landscape!

Adults are buying more coloring books than ever these days, and they are not for sons or daughters or nieces and nephews. They are buying them for themselves. We wanted to join in on the coloring fun! Enter E.G. Barnhill, a photographer living in St. Petersburg in the early 1900s, who hand-tinted black and white photographs […]

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Spotlight on Florida Photography

The University Press of Florida is the proud publisher of many books of beautiful photography. Today we’re highlighting a few of our books that showcase striking images of the state of Florida.   E.G. Barnhill: Florida Photographer, Adventurer, Entrepreneur is filled with stunningly vivid hand painted photographs of Florida’s natural and enchanting landscape. In the age […]

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Spotlight on the Highwaymen Painters

“Wind-bent palm trees, sand, surf, billowing clouds and vivid sunsets were the essentials of Florida landscape painting that emerged following World War II. Occasionally moss-draped cypress trees in the still water of a marsh presented a more contemplative view, while a royal Poinciana in full, flaming red bloom or a storm-tossed shore provided dramatic relief. […]

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Holiday Book Sale!

Find the perfect gift for all the important people in your life this holiday season with University Press of Florida’s holiday book sale! Click below to view our 2015 Holiday Catalog. From travel to photography, art, cooking, gardening, fishing, sports, literature, history, and more, you’ll find books for every reader. Visit http://www.upf.com and order before December […]

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Tokaido Texts and Tales

“These innovative prints have been considered one of the most seminal series from the era. Tokaido Texts and Tales investigates the sources of the legends, folklore, and fictional stories told in these prints, and persuasively foregrounds the creativity of the printmakers.”–Natsu Oyobe, associate curator of Asian art, University of Michigan Museum of Art “A wonderful addition […]

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May Review Roundup

Below are highlights from just some of the many reviews our books received throughout May! . Deemed “the book any self-respecting mini-golf fan has to read next” by Golf Digest, Tim Hollis’s The Minibook of Minigolf is “a delightful and nostalgic journey through the often wacky world of miniature golf.” . . . . Saving Florida by Leslie Kemp […]

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Cuba: A History in Art

This very special selection from the Cuban Foundation Collection traces the development and flowering of the arts in Cuba from the 1600s to 1959 and helps to establish a link for Floridians of Cuban heritage with their rich Cuban culture. —Sandra Mortham, Florida Secretary of State Today we are pleased to announce the publication of […]

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Africa in Florida – Now in Paperback

In celebration of Black History Month, Africa in Florida and other titles are discounted. Use code BHM15 to take advantage of the sale. Filled with vibrant images of African beadwork, posters, drums, clothing, maps, and Seminoles, Africa in Florida: Five Hundred Years of African Presence in the Sunshine State offers readers a glimpse into the culture that has influenced not […]

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