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  • A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Womenby Siri Hustvedt

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 24.50

    A compelling and radical collection of essays on art, feminism, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy from prize-winning novelist Siri Hustvedt, the acclaimed author of The Blazing World and What I Loved . Siri Husvedt has always been fascinated by biology and how human perception works. She is a lover of art, the humanities, and the sciences.... more...

  • See You in the Streetsby Ruth Sergel

    University of Iowa Press 2016; US$ 21.00

    In 1911, a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City took the lives of 146 workers, most of them young immigrant women and girls. Their deaths galvanized a movement for social and economic justice then, but today?s laborers continue to battle dire working conditions. How can we bring the lessons of the Triangle fire back into practice... more...

  • Art and Obscenityby Kerstin Mey

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 14.95

    Explicit material is more widely available in the internet age than ever before, yet the concept of ?obscenity? remains as difficult to pin down as it is to approach without bias: notions of what is ?obscene? shift with societies? shifting mores, and our responses to explicit or disturbing material can be highly subjective. In this intelligent and... more...

  • Stolen Imagesby Raoul Peck; Bertrand Tavernier; Catherine Temerson

    Seven Stories Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Among today?s leading filmmakers, none brings to the screen such a deep awareness of how power is channeled from First to Third World societies, or exhibits such great human sensitivity, as Raoul Peck. Collected here for the first time are Peck?s three early feature and documentary screenplays as well as his seminal film  Lumumba .  In this collection... 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...

  • The Networkby Lincoln Schatz

    Smithsonian 2013; US$ 39.95

    As the nation grapples with some of the greatest developments and challenges to date, The Network presents a dynamic portrait of the people who help shape America's current technology, policy, and education. Drawing inspiration from Richard Avedon's 1976 photographic portfolio, The Family , The Network consists of generative video portraits of... more...

  • The Art of Controversyby Victor S Navasky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.95

    A lavishly illustrated, witty, and original look at the awesome power of the political cartoon throughout history to enrage, provoke, and amuse. As a former editor of  The New York Times Magazine  and the longtime editor of  The Nation,  Victor S. Navasky knows just how transformative?and incendiary?cartoons can be. Here Navasky guides readers through... more...

  • Art and Democracy in Post-Communist Europeby Piotr Piotrowski

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 32.00

    When the Iron Curtain fell in 1989, Eastern Europe saw a new era begin, and the widespread changes that followed extended into the world of art. Art and Democracy in Post-Communist Europe examines the art created in light of the profound political, social, economic, and cultural transformations that occurred in the former Eastern Bloc after the... more...

  • Pictorial Narrative in the Nazi Periodby Deborah Schultz; Edward Timms

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    This book investigates creative responses to the Nazi period in the work of three artists, Felix Nussbaum, Charlotte Salomon and Arnold Daghani, focusing on their use of pictorial narrative. It analyses their contrasting aesthetic strategies and their innovative forms of artistic production. In contrast with the autonomous, modernist art object, their... more...

  • Experimental Geographyby Nato Thompson; Independent Curators International; Trevor Paglen; Jeffrey Kastner

    Melville House 2015; US$ 20.00

    A photo of a secret CIA prison. A map designed to help visitors reach Malibu?s notoriously inaccessible public beaches. Guidebooks to factories, prisons, and power plants in upstate New York. An artificial reef fabricated from 500 tons of industrial waste. These are some of the more than one hundred projects represented in Experimental Geography ,... more...