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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Representing Duchess Anna Amalia's Bildungby Christina K. Lindeman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 150.00

    The cultural milieu in the “Age of Goethe” of eighteenth-century Germany is given fresh context in this art historical study of the noted writers’ patroness: Anna Amalia, Duchess of Weimar-Sachsen-Eisenach. An important noblewoman and patron of the arts, Anna Amalia transformed her court into one of the most intellectually and culturally brilliant... more...

  • Picturing Marie Leszczinska (1703-1768)by JenniferG Germann

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 109.95

    Portraits of Queen Marie Leszczinska (1703-1768) were highly visible in eighteenth-century France. Appearing in royal ch?aux and, after 1737, in the Parisian Salons, the queen's image was central to the visual construction of the monarchy. Her earliest portraits negotiated aspects of her ethnic difference, French gender norms, and royal rank to craft... more...

  • The Visual Culture of Violence After the French Revolutionby Lela Graybill

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    The Visual Culture of Violence after the French Revolution traces four sites of spectatorship that exemplified the visual culture of violence in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, offering a new account of the significance of violent spectacle to the birth of modernity. Considerations of the execution scaffold, salon painting, print... more...

  • Art and Human Rightsby Caroline Turner; Jen Webb

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    Provides a deeply researched account of contemporary Asian art movements, focusing on the work of a select group of internationally renowned and politically engaged artists. more...