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  • 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 Properties of Violenceby Sandy Alexandre

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 137.50

    The Properties of Violence focuses on two connected issues: representations of lynching in late-nineteenth and twentieth-century American photographs, poetry, and fiction; and the effects of those representations. Alexandre compellingly shows how putting representations of lynching in dialogue with the history of lynching uncovers the profound... more...

  • Living and Sustaining a Creative Lifeby Sharon Louden

    Intellect 2013; US$ 20.00

    In this day and age, when art has become more of a commodity and art school graduates are convinced that they can only make a living from their work by attaining gallery representation, it is more important than ever to show the reality of how a professional, contemporary artist sustains a creative practice over time. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • Poor but Sexyby Agata Pyzik

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    How the East stayed East and the West stayed West. more...

  • Getting Up for the Peopleby ASARO; Mike Graham de La Rosa; Suzanne M. Schadl

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Getting Up for the People tells the story of the Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca (ASARO) by remixing their own images and words with curatorial descriptions. Part of a long tradition of socially conscious Mexican art, ASARO gives respect to Mexican national icons; but their themes are also global, entering contemporary debates on issues... more...

  • Heroesby Francesco Berardi

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 12.95

    What is the relationship between capitalism and mental health? Through an exhilarating mix of philosophical and psychoanalytical theory and reportage ? from the suicide epidemic in Korea to the wave of American mass murders ? the prominent Italian thinker Franco ?Bifo? Berardi traces the social roots of the mental malaise of our age. His darkest and... more...

  • Die Position des David Wojnarowiczby Helge H. Paulsen

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 25.51

    Die Postmoderne reflektiert und inspiriert unser tägliches Leben wie keine andere Epoche der modernen Kunst. Jegliche Form der aktuellen Popkultur kann als Symptom der Postmoderne verstanden werden - dennoch wird sie fälschlicherweise oft als Historismus verkannt. Die avantgardistische Forderung der Verbindung von Leben und Kunst spiegelt sich in ihr... more...

  • Venus in Exileby Wendy Steiner

    Free Press 2001; US$ 26.00

    Whereas previous eras had celebrated beauty as the central aim of art, the modernist avant-garde were deeply suspicious of beauty and its perennial symbols, woman and ornament, preferring instead the thrill and alienation of the sublime. They rejected harmony, empathy, and femininity in a denial still reverberating through art and social relations... more...

  • Is Art History Global?by James Elkins

    Taylor & Francis 2006; US$ 18.95

    Globalism is arguably the most pressing issue facing art criticism and art history. As the number of art history departments continues to grow, there is a danger art history will become a uniform practice around the world and may soon settle to a global standard. Is Art History Global? stages an international conversation among art historians and critics... more...