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Issue 19Winter 2024

 

Many Moons

Manual 19 looks up to the skies to consider astronomy and space travel and ponder broader, more ancient associations, including the night in all its inky glory; tides, time, and calendars; the feminine; reflections and mirrors; love and enduring companionship; and lunacy, strangeness, and magic.

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Manual: a journal about art and its making, a twice-yearly publication, uses the collections, exhibitions, and collaborations of the RISD Museum as an impetus for essays and interviews, artist interventions, and archive highlights. A fusion of academic arts journal and design magazine, Manual is a resource for engaged conversations about art, design, and the impact of creative making by curators, artists, scholars, and educators.

 

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A Conversation with Vanessa Paukeigope Jennings & Carl Jennings

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Deceptive Decor: Uncovering Arsenic in Eighteenth-& Nineteenth-Century Wallpapers

Emily Banas

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ISSUE 14 / APPENDIX
Defying the Shadow
Reading List

Anita N. Bateman

 

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ISSUE 16 / OBJECT LESSON
To You

Stephen Truax

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ISSUE 14 / ARTIST ON ART
Butterfly Hymnals That Won't Disturb the Pleasant

Shuriya Davis

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Cover image:
Edna Andrade
1917–2008, b. in Portsmouth, Virginia;
worked in Philadelphia
Gray Moons, 1969
Screenprint on paper
Sheet: 73.7 × 73.7 cm (29 × 29 in.)
Gift of the Estate of Edna Andrade 2009.114.1