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- University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 75.00
The act of bearing witness can reveal much, but what about the figure of the witness itself? As contemporary culture is increasingly dominated by surveillance, the witnesswhether artist, historian, scientist, government official, or ordinary citizenhas become empowered in realms from art to politics.In Seeing Witness, Jane Blocker challenges... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95
When he stands before Giorgione's La Tempesta, John Berger sees not only the painting but our whole notion of time, sweeping us away from a lost Eden. A photograph of a gravely joyful crowd gathered on a Prague street in November 1989 provokes reflection on the meaning of democracy and the reunion of a people with long-banished hopes and dreams. With... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 32.00
An exhibition in book form, this showcase of the best of drawing now features one hundred works by almost fifty artists including Susan Hauptman, Paul Noble, Jeff Gabel, Tracey Emin, Jane Harris, Julia Fish, Cornelia Parker and Jerwood Drawing Prize winner Sarah Woodfine. Carefully 'curated' with many new drawings specifically commissioned for the... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 35.00
Ideas of selfhood, from Descartes? theory of ?I think therefore I am? to postmodern notions of the fragmented self, have been crucial to the visual arts. Gen Doy explores this relationship in relation to contemporary art but also going back to the early modern period and Holbein?s Ambassadors. She argues that the importance of subjectivity for art... more...
- Melville House 2014; US$ 18.95
A significant meditation on political art and the politics of art by the country?s most celebrated young curator A fog of information and images has flooded the world: from advertising, television, radio, and film to the information glut produced by the new economy. With the rise of social networking, even our contemporaries, peers, and friends... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 8.99
Some of the twentieth century's most important artists and writers--from Jackson Pollock to Saul Steinberg, Frank O'Hara to Jean Stafford--lived and worked on the East End of Long Island years before it assumed an alternate identity as the Hamptons. The home they made there, and its effect on their work, is the subject of these searching, lyrical... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 12.99
In the 1960's and 1970's, American professor Norton Dodge forayed on his own in the Soviet Union, bought the work of underground "unofficial" artists, and brought it out himself or arranged to have it shipped illegally to the United States. John McPhee investigates Dodge's clandestine activities in the service of dissident Soviet art, his motives... more...
- Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 14.99
For skeptics, art lovers, and the millions of us who visit art galleries every year?and are confused? What Are You Looking At? by former director of London?s Tate Gallery Will Gompertz is a wonderfully lively, accessible narrative history of Modern Art, from Impressionism to the present day. What is modern art? Who started it? Why do we either... more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 20.40
'Thirst for information, faith in commerce and industry, inventiveness and technical daring, energy and tenacity, and a tendency to mix up religion with visible success - all these qualities have to be remembered as one embarks on a conducted tour of some of the exhibits of 1851.' The Great Exhibition of 1851 at the Crystal Palace was opened... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 109.99
This is a book about classical sculptures in the early modern period, centuries after the decline and fall of Rome, when they began to be excavated, restored, and collected by British visitors in Italy in the second half of the eighteenth century. Viccy Coltman contrasts the precarious and competitive culture of eighteenth-century collecting, which... more...