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  • Ai Weiwei Speaksby Hans Ulrich Obrist

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    '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...

  • Sutton Impactby Ward Sutton

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 18.95

    A full-color trouncing of the Bush Dynasty from cult-favorite Village Voice cartoonist Ward Sutton, Sutton Impact brings together for the first time the artist’s hilarious, irreverent social commentary and his vivid poster art. More than two hundred pieces document the flights and folly of an era, from politics to popular music, excoriating the... more...

  • On Art and War and Terrorby Alex Danchev

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 60.00

    This book offers a sustained demonstration of the way in which works of art can help us to explore the most difficult ethical and political issues of our time: war, terror, extermination, torture and abuse. Author blurb:The book combines art and politics in an original way. It uses art of various kinds (paintings, poems, novels, photographs, films)... 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...

  • Arts, Inc.by Bill Ivey

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 23.95

    In this impassioned and persuasive book, Bill Ivey, the former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, assesses the current state of the arts in America and finds cause for alarm. Even as he celebrates our ever-emerging culture and the way it enriches our lives here at home while spreading the dream of democracy around the world, he points... 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 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$ 135.00

    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 in which they combined words with images. 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...