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  • Art and Politicsby Claudia Mesch

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 27.00

    Contemporary art is increasingly concerned with swaying the opinions of its viewier. To do so, the art employs various strategies to convey a political message. This book provides readers with the tools to decode and appreciate political art, a crucial and understudied direction in post-war art. From the postwar works of Pablo Picasso and Alexander... more...

  • Why are Animals Funny?by EDA Collective

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Analyzing the signs of everyday life. more...

  • The Art Kettleby Sinead Murphy

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    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...

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

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

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

  • Neue Orte der Utopieby Julia Bulk

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 46.00

    Vielfach wurde bereits das Ende des utopischen Zeitalters ausgerufen. Dessen ungeachtet bilden sich heute wieder vermehrt Künstlergruppen, die den utopischen Diskurs erneuern. Am Beispiel von Gruppen wie Atelier Van Lieshout, N55, Anke Haarmann und dem Institut für Paradiesforschung zeigt Julia Bulk, wie in der zeitgenössischen Kunst gemeinschaftliche... more...

  • Theater of Crueltyby Ian Buruma

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    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 of Paris, the Allied bombing of German cities, the international controversies... more...

  • The Man Who Made Vermeersby Jonathan Lopez

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • Barriers to the Broad Dissemination of Creative Works in the Arab Worldby Lowell H. Schwartz; Todd C. Helmus; Dalia Dassa Kaye

    RAND Corporation 2009; US$ 9.95

    A growing body of creative works by Arab authors and artists counters the intellectual and ideological underpinnings of violent extremism. Unfortunately, many of these works are not widely disseminated, marginalizing the influence of these alternative voices. This monograph examines the barriers to the broad dissemination of such works, with a focus... more...

  • Arts as A Weapon of Warby Jorn Weingartner

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 45.00

    In 1834, Lord Melbourne spoke the words that epitomised the British government's attitude towards its own involvement in the arts: 'God help the minister that meddles with Art'. However, with the outbreak of World War II, that attitude changed dramatically when ?cultural policy? became a key element of the domestic front. Not only a propaganda tool,... more...

  • Paths Toward Utopiaby Cindy Milstein; Josh MacPhee; Erik Ruin

    PM Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Consisting of 10 collaborative picture-essays that weave poetic words with intricate yet bold images, this collection aims to challenge readers into thinking of community action in a positive light. Depicting what it would be like to live, every day, in a world created from below, where coercion and hierarchy are largely vestiges of the past, Paths... more...