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  • Transformationsby Elizabeth Grierson

    Intellect Books Ltd 2017; US$ 45.00

    Critically challenging the notion of cities as hegemonic spaces, Transformations: Art and the City explores interactions between the human subject and their urban surroundings through site-specific art and creative practices, tracing the ways in which Chapters include case-studies raging from corporate- and public-funded art in Sydney; creative exchanges... more...

  • Imaging Stuart Family Politicsby Catriona Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    From conception onwards, Stuart offspring were presented to their subjects through texts, images and public celebrations. Audiences were exhorted to share in their development, establishing affective bonds with the royal family and its latest additions. Yet inviting the public into Stuart domestic affairs exposed them to intense scrutiny and private... more...

  • "Orientalism, Eroticism and Modern Visuality in Global Cultures "by Julie Codell

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In Orientalism, Eroticism and Modern Visuality in Global Cultures scholars look afresh at representations of nineteenth-century ?oriental? bodies, inquiring deeply into their erotic dimensions, tracing their global dissemination at cross-cultural intersections of the visual and the political. Authors consider the impact of eroticized orientalist representations... more...

  • Surrealism, Occultism and Politicsby Tessel M. Bauduin; Victoria Ferentinou; Daniel Zamani

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This volume examines the relationship between occultism and Surrealism, specifically exploring the reception and appropriation of occult thought, motifs, tropes and techniques by Surrealist artists and writers in Europe and the Americas, from the 1920s through the 1960s. Its central focus is the specific use of occultism as a site of political and... more...

  • Art and its global historiesby Diana Newall

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    A varied selection of content, including excerpts, new translations, interviews with curators and artists, and art criticism. The Reader is contextualised under key themes and ideas that underpin the notion of a global art history that spans from the 1400s to present day. more...

  • Transnationalism, Activism, Artby Kit Dobson; Aine McGlynn

    University of Toronto Press 2012; US$ 62.00

    Transnationalism, Activism, Art goes beyond Banksy by investigating how the three complementary political, social, and cultural phenomena listed in the title interact in the twenty-first century. more...

  • Antiquitiesby Maxwell L. Anderson

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 10.99

    The destruction of ancient monuments by the Taliban and the Islamic State have shocked observers worldwide. Art historian Maxwell Anderson's Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know® analyzes continuing threats to our heritage as well as a balanced account of treaties and laws, collections past and present, forgeries, and other controversial issues.... more...

  • The Rape of the Mastersby Roger Kimball

    Encounter Books 2005; US$ 17.99

    "The Rape of the Masters" exposes the charlatanry that fuels much academic art history and leaks into the art world generally, affecting galleries, museums and catalogues. It also provides an engaging antidote to the tendentious, politically motivated assaults on our treasured sources of culture and civilization. more...

  • Signal: 01by Alec Dunn; Josh MacPhee

    PM Press 2010; US$ 12.00

    Dedicated to documenting the compelling graphics, art projects, and cultural movements of international resistance and liberation struggles, this unique resource serves as an active discussion of the role of art in revolution. Introducing the artists and cultural workers who have been at the center of upheavals and revolts, this work expands beyond... more...

  • Occupantsby Henry Rollins; Henry Rollins

    Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 27.99

    For the past 25 years, Henry Rollins has photographed the most desolate and inhospitable corners of the Earth, and his powerful vision has been harnessed in this photographic essay. Though he is known for the raw power of his expression, Rollins has shown that the greatest statements can be made with the simplest of acts: to bear witness; to be present.... more...