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  • 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...

  • Poor but Sexyby Agata Pyzik

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 18.99

    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...

  • The Properties of Violenceby Sandy Alexandre

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 55.00

    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 investment... more...

  • The Composition of Movements to Comeby Stevphen Shukaitis

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2015; US$ 38.99

    This text theorizes political change from within social movement via an engagement with autonomist politics and radical aesthetics. more...

  • Le Château de Versaillesby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    Projet politique et artistique total, Versailles fut pendant deux siècles le centre de la vie française. Il continue depuis la fin de l?Ancien Régime à exercer son rayonnement. Ce dossier emprunte à l?Encyclopaedia Universalis 21 articles consacrés au palais, à son histoire et aux artistes qui en ont modelé l?image. Pour connaître l?essentiel et... more...

  • Thomas Nastby Fiona Deans Halloran

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    Thomas Nast (1840-1902), the founding father of American political cartooning, is perhaps best known for his cartoons portraying political parties as the Democratic donkey and the Republican elephant. Nast's legacy also includes a trove of other political cartoons, his successful attack on the machine politics of Tammany Hall in 1871, and his wildly... more...

  • The Black Arts Movementby James Smethurst

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    Emerging from a matrix of Old Left, black nationalist, and bohemian ideologies and institutions, African American artists and intellectuals in the 1960s coalesced to form the Black Arts Movement, the cultural wing of the Black Power Movement. In this comprehensive analysis, James Smethurst examines the formation of the Black Arts Movement and demonstrates... more...