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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Ai Weiwei Speaksby Hans Ulrich Obrist

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 9.58

    'If artists betray the social conscience and the basic principles of being human, where does art stand then?' Ai Weiwei - artist, architect, curator, publisher, poet and urbanist - extended the notion of art and is one of the world's most significant creative and cultural figures. In this series of interviews, conducted over several years with... more...

  • Occupantsby Henry Rollins; Henry Rollins

    Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 27.99

    For the past 25 years, Henry Rollins has photographed the most desolate and inhospitable corners of the Earth, and his powerful vision has been harnessed in this photographic essay. Though he is known for the raw power of his expression, Rollins has shown that the greatest statements can be made with the simplest of acts: to bear witness; to be present.... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Pantomime Terrorby John Hutnyk

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    Nikos Papastergiadis, University of Melbourne - This book starts with the countless provocations that surround us in the ambient war on terror. However, rather than retreating into either loathsome self-pity or indignant self-righteousness, Hutnyk responds with the thumping provocation to think and get real! more...

  • David's Slingby Victoria C.G. Coates

    Encounter Books 2015; US$ 27.99

    Throughout western history, the societies that have made the greatest contributions to the spread of freedom have created iconic works of art to celebrate their achievements. Yet despite the enduring appeal of works from the Parthenon to Michelangelo?s David to Picasso?s Guernica, histories of both art and democracy have ignored this phenomenon.... more...

  • Memories That Smell Like Gasolineby David Wojnarowicz

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Four savage and remarkable autobiographical stories from one of the most acclaimed and controversial artists of his generation, each illustrated with powerful ink drawings by the author himself For most of his life, David Wojnarowicz considered himself the ultimate outsider and a true invisible man. ?I?m a blank spot in a hectic civilization,?... more...

  • Sharing Archaeologyby Peter Stone; Zhao Hui

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    As a discipline, Archaeology has developed rapidly over the last half-century. The increase in so-called ?public archaeology,? with its wide range of television programming, community projects, newspaper articles, and enhanced site-based interpretation has taken archaeology from a closed academic discipline of interest to a tiny minority to a topic... more...

  • Arts of Independenceby Alan Riach; Alexander Moffat

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95

    Arts of Independence takes a hard look at the most neglected aspect of the argument for Scotland's distinctive national identity: the arts. The proposition is that music, painting, architecture, and, pre-eminently, literature are the fuel and fire that makes imagination possible. Following the success of Arts of Resistance , this new work by the... more...