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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Intermedialitiesby Henk Oosterling; Ewa Plonowska Ziarek

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 34.99

    As an alternative to universalism and particularism, Intermedialities: Philosophy, Arts, Politics proposes 'intermedialities' as a new model of social relations and intercultural dialogue. The concept of 'intermedialities' stresses the necessity of situating debates concerning social relations in the divergent contexts of new media and avant-garde... more...

  • Pantomime Terrorby John Hutnyk

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    The war on terror thrives on pantomime demons, created and maintained by political opportunism, convenient stereotype and uncritical celebrity scholarship. more...

  • David's Slingby Victoria C.G. Coates

    Encounter Books 2015;

    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...