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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • Experimental Geographyby Nato Thompson; Independent Curators International; Trevor Paglen; Jeffrey Kastner

    Melville House 2015; US$ 20.00

    ?What could be more delightful--and unsettling--than turning loose a group of contemporary surrealists, disguised as vagabonds and artists, in the ripe fields of the hyper-real? Experimental Geography isn?t about space; it is about terminal strangeness.? --Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz and Ecology of Fear "Living in cities, we need a... 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$ 29.95

    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 Philosophy of Andy Warholby Andy Warhol

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 14.95

    A loosely formed autobiography by Andy Warhol, told with his trademark blend of irony and detachment   In The Philosophy of Andy Warhol ?which, with the subtitle "(From A to B and Back Again)," is less a memoir than a collection of riffs and reflections?he talks about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, and success; about New York, America,... more...

  • Bad New Daysby Hal Foster

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 26.95

    One of the world?s leading art theorists dissects a quarter century of artistic practice Bad New Days looks back at the last twenty-five years of artistic practice in Western Europe and North America, positioning it in relation to a general condition of emergency that neoliberalism and the war of terror have brought with them. Foster argues that... more...

  • Portraitsby John Berger; Tom Overton

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 44.95

    A major new work from one of the world?s leading writers and art critics One of the world?s most celebrated art writers, John Berger takes us through centuries of art in this distinctive history that will enlighten and inspire. In Portraits , Berger connects art and history in revolutionary ways, from the prehistoric paintings of the Chauvet caves... more...

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

    Dartmouth College Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    ANGELA ROSENTHAL was a professor of art history at Dartmouth College. ADRIAN W. B. RANDOLPH is the Leon E. Williams Professor of Art History at Dartmouth. DAVID BINDMAN is emeritus professor of the history of art at University College London. more...

  • Culture and Consensus (Routledge Revivals)by Robert Hewison

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    Culture and Consensus , first published in 1995 and a revised edition in 1997, explores the history of the relationship between politics and the arts in Britain since 1940, and shows how the search for a secure sense of English identity has been reflected in official and unofficial attitudes to the arts, architecture, landscape and other emblems... more...

  • The Rape of the Mastersby Roger Kimball

    Encounter Books 2005; US$ 17.95

    "The Rape of the Masters" exposes the charlatanry that fuels much academic art history and leaks into the art world generally, affecting galleries, museums and catalogues. It also provides an engaging antidote to the tendentious, politically motivated assaults on our treasured sources of culture and civilization. more...