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  • The Political Space of Artby Benoît Dillet; Tara Puri

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 33.99

    This book discusses the work of four different kinds of artists from four different countries (Belgium, China, the UK and India) to examine how they create a space for politics in their work. more...

  • A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Womenby Siri Hustvedt

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 24.99

    As well as being a prize-winning, bestselling novelist, Siri Hustvedt is widely regarded as a leading thinker in the fields of neurology, feminism, art criticism and philosophy. She believes passionately that art and science are too often kept separate and that conversations across disciplines are vital to increasing our knowledge of the human mind... more...

  • Art and Obscenityby Kerstin Mey

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 14.95

    Explicit material is more widely available in the internet age than ever before, yet the concept of ?obscenity? remains as difficult to pin down as it is to approach without bias: notions of what is ?obscene? shift with societies? shifting mores, and our responses to explicit or disturbing material can be highly subjective. In this intelligent and... 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...

  • Art, Technology, Consciousnessby Roy Ascott

    Intellect Books Ltd 2000; US$ 32.00

    Within a technological context, this volume addresses contemporary theories of consciousness, subjective experience, the creation of meaning and emotion, and relationships between cognition and location. Its focus is both on and beyond the digital culture, seeking to assimilate new ideas emanating from the physical sciences as well as embracing spiritual... 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$ 48.95

    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; Ruth Ann Stewart; Margaret Jane Wyszomirski

    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

    Intellect Books Ltd 2008; US$ 32.00

    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...