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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...