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  • 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...

  • Cairo: Images of Transitionby Mikala Hyldig Dal

    transcript 2014; US$ 36.27

    The Egyptian revolution of 2011 has significantly changed the relationship between citizens, public space, and visual expression. »Cairo: Images of Transition« traces these developments and their effects on political communication, urban space, and cultural production. The book is the first publication to offer a deep view on the relationship between... more...

  • Heroesby Franco "Bifo" Berardi

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 12.95

    What is the relationship between capitalism and mental health? In his most unsettling book to date, Franco ?Bifo? Berardi embarks on an exhilarating journey through philosophy, psychoanalysis and current events, searching for the social roots of the mental malaise of our age. Spanning an array of horrors ? the Aurora ?Joker? killer; Anders Breivik;... more...

  • Urban Hackingby Günther Friesinger; Johannes Grenzfurthner; Thomas Ballhausen

    transcript 2014; US$ 28.80

    Urban spaces became battlefields, signifiers have been invaded, new structures have been established: Netculture replaced counterculture in most parts and also focused on the everchanging environments of the modern city. Important questions have been brought up to date and reasked, taking current positions and discourses into account. The major question... more...

  • Die Position des David Wojnarowiczby Helge H. Paulsen

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 22.40

    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...

  • Die Integrationsdebatte zwischen Assimilation und Diversitätby Özkan Ezli; Andreas Langenohl; Valentin Rauer; Claudia Marion Voigtmann

    transcript 2014; US$ 34.14

    Ist Assimilation ein »Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit« (Erdogan) oder droht sich Deutschland ohne sie abzuschaffen (Sarrazin)? Den hitzigen Debatten über Assimilation, Integration und Diversität liegt die Frage zugrunde, ob politische, soziale und kulturelle Integration auf kultureller Einheit oder auf Pluralität begründet werden kann und sollte.... more...

  • Venus in Exileby Wendy Steiner

    Free Press 2001; US$ 17.99

    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...