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  • 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...

  • 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

    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. Gardner Coates

    Encounter Books 2016; 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 these worksfrom the Parthenon to Michelangelo?s David to Picasso?s Guernica histories of both art and democracy have ignored this phenomenon.... more...

  • Sharing Archaeologyby Peter Stone; Zhao Hui

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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 Management and Cultural Policy Researchby Jonathan Paquette; Eleonora Redaelli

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This book aims to present concepts, knowledge and institutional settings of arts management and cultural policy research. It offers a representation of arts management and cultural policy research as a field, or a complex assemblage of people, concepts, institutions, and ideas. more...

  • Del ocaso al amanecerby Liliana Checa; Sergio Dextre; Luis Villacorta

    Editorial UPC 2015; US$ 10.00

    Este libro repasa la historia del arte desde fines de la Edad Media hasta el periodo barroco, considerando el contexto histórico y sus artistas más representativos. Toma en cuenta la escultura, la pintura y la arquitectura. more...

  • The Art of Public Spaceby Kim Gurney

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    A journey through Johannesburg via three art projects raises intriguing notions about the constitutive relationship between the city, imagination and the public sphere- through walking, gaming and performance art. Amid prevailing economic validations, the trilogy posits art within an urban commons in which imagination is all-important. more...

  • Art dans les pays socialistes (Les Grands Articles d'Universalis)by Encyclopaedia Universalis; Les Grands Articles

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 4.99

    L'étude des arts plastiques : peinture, sculpture, architecture, dans les pays socialistes ne peut être abordée avec les critères habituels de l'histoire de l'art, puisque, à chaque moment du développement esthétique, il faut confronter les réalisations au contexte politique et aux prises de position idéologiques des dirigeants comme des artistes,...... more...

  • Catalan Cartoonsby Rhiannon McGlade

    University of Wales Press 2016; US$ 120.00

    This book offers a critical and cognitive focus that captures the history and influence of the rich Catalan cartooning tradition against the shifting political landscape in the period 1898-1982. more...