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  • Outrage: Art, Controversy, and Societyby Richard Howells; Andreea Deciu Ritivoi; Judith Schachter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    A study of controversy in the arts, and the extent to which such controversies are socially rather than just aesthetically conditioned. The collection pays special attention to the vested interests and the social dynamics involved, including class, religion, culture, and - above all - power. more...

  • Representations of Pain in Art and Visual Cultureby Maria Pia Di Bella; James Elkins

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    Recently there have been a number of texts on images of pain by authors such as Elaine Scarry, George Roeder, Susan Sontag, Ulrich Baer, Georges Didi-Huberman, and Giorgio Agamben. In this volume, contributors add to the discussion on images of pain by providing thoughtful scholarly accounts of representations of pain in art and the media. The book... 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...

  • PUBLIC ART, MEMORIALS AND ATLANTICby Celeste-Marie Bernier; Judie Newman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    Distinguished American and European scholars, curators and artists discuss the issues concerning the representation and commemoration of slavery, as brought into sharp focus by the 2007 bicentennial of the abolition of the slave trade. more...

  • 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...

  • World War 3 Illustratedby Peter Kuper; Seth Tobocman; Bill Ayers

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    This book is specially designed in Amazon's fixed-layout KF8 format with region magnification. Double-tap on an area of text to zoom and read. Founded in 1979 by Seth Tobocman and Peter Kuper, World War 3 Illustrated is a collective of first-time and professional artists who use confrontational comics to shine a little reality on the fantasy... more...

  • The Concept of Criticismby Francis Sparshott

    Cybereditions 2000; US$ 12.95

    In The Concept of Criticism , Sparshott gives an elegant account of his view that the idea of performance is central to the place of criticism in the life of the arts. Applied to the arts in general, performance retains the notion that art is characterized by intentionality without applying to it the kinds of strictures we would apply to the... more...

  • Legislating Creativityby Dustin Kidd

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    How does political policy-making shape the creative activities of artists? Do the political interests of artists influence actual political practices in any way? Legislating Creativity examines the relationship between art and politics through an analysis of controversial art projects tied to the National Endowment for the Arts during the Culture... 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...

  • Signal: 01by Alec Dunn; Josh MacPhee

    PM Press 2010; US$ 12.00

    Dedicated to documenting the compelling graphics, art projects, and cultural movements of international resistance and liberation struggles, this unique resource serves as an active discussion of the role of art in revolution. Introducing the artists and cultural workers who have been at the center of upheavals and revolts, this work expands beyond... more...