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  • Die Position des David Wojnarowiczby Helge H. Paulsen

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 25.36

    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...

  • Provoking Democracyby Caroline Levine

    Wiley 2008; US$ 113.95

    A provocative and compelling book that explores the complex relationship between democracy and avant-garde art, offering a surprising new perspective on the critical role that the arts play in democratic governance at home and abroad. Covers a broad range of topics, from disputes over public art, copyright, and obscenity, to the operations of the... more...

  • Understanding the Arts and Creative Sector in the United Statesby Joni Maya Cherbo; Margaret Jane Wyszomirski; Ruth Ann Stewart; Joni Maya Cherbo; Margaret Jane Wyszomirski; Ruth Ann Stewart; Chris Burgess; David Pankratz; Ellen Dissanayake; Maria Rosario Jackson; Ann Galligan; Harold Vogel; Phu Nguyen; Antoinette Lee; J. Singh; Kevin Mulcahy

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 28.95

    13 essays from leading experts, discusses international trade in cultural goods and services, discusses integration of arts and cultural policy on urban revitalization, civic engagement and historic preservation more...

  • Art and Theory After Socialismby Mel Jordan; Malcolm Miles

    Intellect 2008; US$ 10.00

    Contemporary visual culture, art, theory and criticism shifted after the end of the Cold War, so that cultural production in both the East and the West underwent radical new challenges. Art and Theory After Socialism considers the new critical insights that are produced in the collisions of art theory from the ex-East and ex-West. The collected essays... more...

  • Reality Hungerby David Shields

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    With this landmark book, David Shields fast-forwards the discussion of the central artistic issues of our time. Who owns ideas? How clear is the distinction between fiction and nonfiction? Has the velocity of digital culture rendered traditional modes obsolete? Exploring these and related questions, Shields orchestrates a chorus of voices, past... more...

  • Anarchy and Artby Allan Antliff

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2007; US$ 23.95

    A fascinating study of anarchist artists confronting pivotal historical moments over the past 140 years. more...

  • Art and Warby Laura Brandon

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 28.00

    This is a truly encyclopedic survey of artists? responses - both official and personal - to the horrors of war. _x000D_ 'Art and War' reveals the sheer diversity of artists? portrayals of this most devastating aspect of the human condition - from the ?heroic? paintings of Benjamin West and John Singer Sargent to brutal and iconic works by artists... more...

  • Neoliberalism and Global Cinemaby Jyotsna Kapur; Keith B. Wagner

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95

    In this edited volume, an international ensemble of scholars looks at how the world?s various cinemas, including Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the U.S., have variously performed, contested, and reinforced the worldwide transition to neoliberalism. Grounded in Marxist theory, the volume considers how the contradictions of capital, both as... more...