ANN: New book - Metrics of Modernity: Art and Development in Postwar Turkey (University of California Press)

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Dear colleagues,
I'm pleased to announce the publication of my book, Metrics of Modernity: Art and Development in Postwar Turkey, with University of California PressIt comes out March 1, and is now available for pre-order at a discount of 30%. I'm attaching further details below.

After World War II, a cohort of influential Turkish modernists built a new art scene in Istanbul and Ankara. But the entrepreneurial female gallerist Adalet Cimcoz, the art critic (and future prime minister) Bülent Ecevit, and artists like Aliye Berger, Füreya Koral, and Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu were not only focused on aesthetics. On the canvas, in criticism, and in the gallery, these cultural pioneers also grappled with economic questions—attempting to transform their country from a “developing nation” into a major player in the global markets of the postwar period. Metrics of Modernity publishes landmark works of Turkish modernism for the first time, along with an innovative array of sources (from gossip columns to economic theory) to offer a new framework for analyzing global modernisms of the twentieth century: economic development.

For US & Canada: Visit UC Press website, use promo code 21W2240 to receive 30% off. For customers in the UK and Europe: call John Wiley & Sons +44 (0) 1243 843291. For all other territories, visit:
Sarah-Neel Smith, PhD |
Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism
Maryland Institute College of Art


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