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  • Doing the Best I Canby Kathryn Edin; Timothy J. Nelson

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Across the political spectrum, unwed fatherhood is denounced as one of the leading social problems of today. Doing the Best I Can is a strikingly rich, paradigm-shifting look at fatherhood among inner-city men often dismissed as "deadbeat dads." Kathryn Edin and Timothy J. Nelson examine how couples in challenging straits come together and get pregnant... more...

  • Telematic Embraceby Roy Ascott; Edward A. Shanken

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    Long before e-mail and the Internet permeated society, Roy Ascott, a pioneering British artist and theorist, coined the term "telematic art" to describe the use of online computer networks as an artistic medium. In Telematic Embrace Edward A. Shanken gathers, for the first time, an impressive compilation of more than three decades of Ascott's philosophies... more...

  • Singular Womenby Kristen Frederickson; Sarah E. Webb

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    In this groundbreaking volume, contemporary art historians--all of them women--probe the dilemmas and complexities of writing about the woman artist, past and present. Singular Women proposes a new feminist investigation of the history of art by considering how a historian's theoretical approach affects the way in which research progresses and stories... more...

  • Subtle Bodiesby Glenn Peers

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 63.00 US$ 50.40

    Throughout the course of Byzantine history, Christian doctrine taught that angels have a powerful place in cosmology. It also taught that angels were immaterial, bodiless, invisible beings. But if that were the case, how could they be visualized and depicted in icons and other works of art? This book describes the strategies used by Byzantine artists... more...

  • Picturing Chinatownby Anthony W. Lee

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 12.95 US$ 10.36

    This visually and intellectually exciting book brings the history of San Francisco's Chinatown alive by taking a close look at images of the quarter created during its first hundred years, from 1850 to 1950. Picturing Chinatown contains more than 160 photographs and paintings, some well known and many never reproduced before, to illustrate how this... more...

  • Orientalist Aestheticsby Roger Benjamin

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    Lavishly illustrated with exotic images ranging from Renoir's forgotten Algerian oeuvre to the abstract vision of Matisse's Morocco and beyond, this book is the first history of Orientalist art during the period of high modernism. Roger Benjamin, drawing on a decade of research in untapped archives, introduces many unfamiliar paintings, posters, miniatures,... more...

  • Recording Conceptual Artby Robert Barry; Alexander Alberro; Patsy Norvell

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    Recording Conceptual Art features a highly provocative series of previously unpublished interviews conducted in early 1969 with some of the most dynamic, daring, and innovative artists of the tumultuous 1960s. The nine individuals--eight artists and one art dealer--are now known as major contributors to Conceptual art. more...

  • In Other Los Angelesesby Meiling Cheng

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    Performance art and Los Angeles, two subjects spectacularly resistant to definitions, illuminate each other in this searching study by Meiling Cheng. A marginal artistic pursuit by choice as well as necessity, performance art has flourished in and about "multicentric" Los Angeles for nearly four decades, finding its own centers of activity, moving... more...

  • Weimar Surfacesby Janet Ward

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    Germany of the 1920s offers a stunning moment in modernity, a time when surface values first became determinants of taste, activity, and occupation: modernity was still modern, spectacle was still spectacular. Janet Ward's luminous study revisits Weimar Germany via the lens of metropolitan visual culture, analyzing the power that 1920s Germany holds... more...

  • Everyday Americaby Chris Wilson; Paul Groth

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    As old as a roadway that was once a Native trail, as new as the suburban subdivisions spreading across the American countryside, the cultural landscape is endlessly changing. The study of cultural landscapes?a far more recent development?has also undergone great changes, ever broadening, deepening, and refining our understanding of the intricate webs... more...