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  • 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

    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 China Collectorsby Karl E. Meyer; Shareen Blair Brysac

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 30.99

    PART ONE Chapter One: Rules of the Game PART TWO Chapter Two: Pacific Overtures Chapter Three: The Crimson Chapter Four: Barrels of Glue Chapter Five: Lament for Longmen Chapter Six: Penn Corrals the Tang Horses Chapter Seven: Mad for Ming PART THREE Chapter Eight: Art on the Rails Chapter Nine: The Porcelain Bubble Chapter Ten: Romancing... more...

  • Bad New Daysby Hal Foster

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 26.95

    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 art has actually anticipated this condition, at times miming the collapse of the social contract,... more...

  • Portraitsby John Berger; Tom Overton

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 40.00

    Storyteller, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, dramatist and critic, John Berger is one of the most internationally influential writers of the last fifty years. His many books include Ways of Seeing , the fiction trilogy Into Their Labours , Here Is Where We Meet , the Booker Prize?winning novel G , Hold Everything Dear , the Man Booker?long-listed... 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...

  • Twerking to Turkingby EDA Collective

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...