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  • Seeing Powerby Nato Thompson

    Melville House 2015; US$ 23.95

    In our chaotic world of co-opted imagery, does art still have power? A fog of images and information permeates the world nowadays: from advertising, television, radio, and film to the glut produced by the new economy and the rise of social media . . . where even our friends suddenly seem to be selling us the ultimate product: themselves. Here,... more...

  • All Art is Politicalby Sarah Lowndes

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 15.99

    Since the 1990s, performative art has been increasingly accepted into the cultural mainstream, becoming a familiar and popular feature of art galleries and museums, as shown by the Tate Modern's recent 'Collecting the Performative' project. As art historian Roselee Goldberg notes,'The term "performative", used to describe the unmediated engagement... more...

  • Los Caprichosby Francisco Goya

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Considered Goya's most brilliant work, this collection combines corrosive satire and exquisite technique to depict 18th-century Spain as a nation of grotesque monsters sprung up in the absence of reason. 80 plates. more...

  • Art and Politicsby Joes Segal

    Amsterdam University Press 2016; US$ 18.99

    At first glance, art and politics seem like they couldn't be more separate, with politics focused on the grubbiness of everyday reality and art busily creating a fantasy world of creative expression. Yet the two realms frequently come together, and the collision can be fiery. [-]This book explores the position of art and artists under a number of different... more...

  • The Art of the Animalby Kathryn Eddy; L. A. Watson; Janell O'Rourke

    Lantern Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    Featuring work by the editors, Nava Atlas, Sunaura Taylor, Yvette Watt, Angela Singer, Hester Jones, Suzy Gonzalez, Renee Lauzon, Olaitan Callender- Scott, Patricia Denys, Maria Lux, and Lynn Mowson, The Art of the Animal explores contemporary women artists’ engagement with how women and animals are depicted and treated. The book was inspired... more...

  • We Animalsby Jo-Anne McArthur

    Lantern Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    Drawn from a thousand photos taken over fifteen years, We Animals illustrates and investigates animals in the human environment: whether they're being used for food, fashion and entertainment, or research, or are being rescued to spend their remaining years in sanctuaries. Award-winning photojournalist and animal advocate Jo-Anne McArthur provides... more...

  • Designing Modern Norwayby Kjetil Fallan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Designing Modern Norway: A History of Design Discourse is an intellectual history of design and its role in configuring the modern Norwegian nation state. Rather than a conventional national design history survey that focuses on designers and objects, this is an in-depth study of the ideologies, organizations, strategies and politics that combined... more...

  • Art and Human Rightsby Caroline Turner; Jen Webb

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    Contemporary Asian art has had a remarkable impact on global art practice, in addition to serving as a record of the region's history from decolonisation to the present. Many Asian artists are deeply concerned about what it means to be human and to contribute to the development of a sustainable society, as well as having a sustained commitment to making... more...

  • The Filipino Primitiveby Sarita Echavez See

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 30.00

    How museums? visual culture contributes to knowledge accumulation   Nowhere can we appreciate so easily the intertwined nature of the triple forces of knowledge accumulation?capital, colonial, and racial?than in the imperial museum, where the objects of accumulation remain materially, visibly preserved. Sarita See maintains that it is this material... more...

  • The Art Kettleby Sinead Murphy

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    The theme of 'disinterest' is a dominant one in philosophical accounts of aesthetic experience, and, unlike many philosophical themes, it has had and continues to have a huge effect, on presuppositions about the nature of judgment, of feeling, of art, of resistance, of all of those experiences and activities that appear to operate at least partly... more...