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  • PUBLIC ART, MEMORIALS AND ATLANTICby 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...

  • 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...

  • Bad New Daysby Hal Foster

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 26.95

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  • Portraitsby John Berger

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 40.00

    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 to Randa Mdah?s work about contemporary Palestine. In his penetrating and... more...

  • Politisch Theater machenby Jan Deck; Angelika Sieburg

    transcript 2014; US$ 23.47

    Die Entstehung der freien Theaterszene ist untrennbar mit den politischen Bewegungen der sechziger Jahre verbunden. Die Auseinandersetzung mit dem politischen Theater der siebziger Jahre hat dann neue Formen der Beschäftigung mit dem Politischen entstehen lassen. Auch in den zeitgenössischen, postdramatischen Tanz- und Theaterformen ist das Politische... more...

  • Die Kunst der Migrationby Marie-Hélène Gutberlet; Sissy Helff

    transcript 2014; US$ 34.14

    Entgegen den bekannten »Afrika«-Katastrophenszenarios beschäftigt sich dieses Buch mit der Repräsentation afrikanisch-europäischer Migration aus interdisziplinärer Perspektive. Versammelt sind hier 25 Positionen zu afrikanischen Avantgarden in Kino, zeitgenössischer Kunst, Literatur, digitalen Medien, Architektur und Computerspielen bis hin zu aktuellen... more...

  • Vom Publicumby Dietmar Kammerer

    transcript 2014; US$ 27.74

    Im Publikum überlagern sich Kunst und Gesellschaft. Es ist der Ort, an dem ästhetische Praxis in einer Gesellschaft öffentlich wird und an dem politische Fragen in künstlerischer Inszenierung sichtbar und verhandelbar werden. Dieser Band stellt die Frage nach einer Ästhetik des Öffentlichen und den Öffentlichkeiten der Künste. Er versammelt Beiträge... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    The presentation of bodies in pain has been a major concern in Western art since the time of the Greeks. The Christian tradition is closely entwined with such themes, from the central images of the Passion to the representations of bloody martyrdoms. The remnants of this tradition are evident in contemporary images from Abu Ghraib. In the last forty... more...

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

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 14.99

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