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  • The Man Who Made Vermeersby Jonathan Lopez

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 13.79

    It's a story that made Dutch painter Han van Meegeren famous worldwide when it broke at the end of World War II: A lifetime of disappointment drove him to forge Vermeers, one of which he sold to Hermann Goering in mockery of the Nazis. And it's a story that's been believed ever since. Too bad it isn't true. Jonathan Lopez has drawn on never-before-seen... more...

  • Public Art, Memorials and Atlantic Slaveryby Celeste-Marie Bernier; Judie Newman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    In this collection distinguished American and European scholars, curators and artists discuss major issues concerning the representation and commemoration of slavery, as brought into sharp focus by the 2007 bicentennial of the abolition of the slave trade. Writers consider nineteenth and twentieth century American and European images of African Americans,... more...

  • Why are Animals Funny?by EDA Collective

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Analyzing the signs of everyday life. more...

  • Theater of Crueltyby Ian Buruma

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    Winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Ian Buruma is fascinated, he writes, ?by what makes the human species behave atrociously.? In Theater of Cruelty the acclaimed author of The Wages of Guilt and Year Zero: A History of 1945 once again turns to World War II to explore that question?to the Nazi occupation... more...

  • The China Collectorsby Karl E. Meyer; Shareen Blair Brysac

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 21.00

    The untold and fascinating history of the unlikely artistic encounters between the US and China, the youngest and oldest of major powers more...

  • No Laughing Matterby Angela Rosenthal; David Bindman; Adrian W. B. Randolph

    Dartmouth College Press 2015; Not Available

    The role of race and ethnicity in global humor more...

  • Twerking to Turkingby EDA Collective

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Analysing the signs of everyday life. more...

  • Signal: 04by Alec Dunn; Josh MacPhee

    PM Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Alec Dunn is an illustrator, printer, and amateur historian who has designed book and record covers, political graphics, and punk fliers. He is the coeditor of the Signal series and has been a member of the Justseeds Artists? Cooperative since it formed in 2007. He lives in Pittsburgh. Josh MacPhee is a designer, artist, activist, and archivist.... more...

  • Photography and Placeby Donna West Brett

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    As a recording device, photography plays a unique role in how we remember places and events that happened there. This includes recording events as they happen, or recording places where something occurred before the photograph was taken, commonly referred to as aftermath photography. This book presents a theoretical and historical analysis of German... more...

  • The Auctioneerby Simon de Pury; William Stadiem

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 18.19

    Just as William Goldman, the ultimate screenwriter, took us inside Hollywood, Simon de Pury, the ultimate art player, will take us inside an even more secretive business, whose staggering prices, famous collectors, and high crimes are front page news almost every day. The former Chairman of Sotheby's Europe, the former owner of Sotheby's rival Phillips... more...