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  • 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...

  • Art and Liberationby Herbert Marcuse; Douglas Kellner

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 125.00

    The role of art in Marcuse?s work has often been neglected, misinterpreted or underplayed. His critics accused him of a religion of art and aesthetics that leads to an escape from politics and society. Yet, as this volume demonstrates, Marcuse analyzes culture and art in the context of how it produces forces of domination and resistance in society,... 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...

  • Animalby Erica Fudge

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 19.95

    From the pet that we live with and care for, to news items such as animal cloning, and the use of various creatures in film, television and advertising, animals are a constant presence in our lives. Animal is a timely overview of the many ways in which we live with animals, and assesses many of the paradoxes of our relationships with them: for example,... 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...

  • 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 2012; US$ 14.95

    This is a truly encyclopedic survey of artists? responses - both official and personal - to the horrors of war. '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 from Goya... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 50.95

    In cinema studies today, rarely do we find a direct investigation into the culture of capitalism and how it has been refracted and fabricated in global cinema production under neoliberalism. However, the current economic crisis and the subsequent Wall Street bailout in 2008 have brought about a worldwide skepticism regarding the last four decades of... more...

  • Globalization and Contemporary Artby Jonathan Harris

    Wiley 2011; US$ 55.95

    In a series of newly commissioned essays by both established and emerging scholars, Globalization and Contemporary Art probes the effects of internationalist culture and politics on art across a variety of media. Globalization and Contemporary Art is the first anthology to consider the role and impact of art and artist in an increasingly borderless... more...