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Authors | Robin Veder

Robin Veder is Associate Professor of Humanities and Art History/Visual Culture at Pensylvania State University, Harrisburg, and a cultural historian of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century transatlantic visual modernism, history of the body, physiological aesthetics, and landscape studies. Veder’s contribution to Amodern is an excerpt from her forthcoming book, The Living Line: Modern Art and the Economy of Energy, to be released in 2015 by the University Press of New England’s Interfaces: Studies in Visual Culture Series.

Articles on Amodern by Robin Veder


The visual culture of early twentieth-century physical education drew upon art historical sources and conditioned the reception of modernism’s formalist aesthetics in the United States. Focusing on the 1913 Armory Show and the American Posture League, this essay explores the convergence of formalist and physiological modes of viewing in abstract structural imagery and theories of kinesthetic empathy.