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  • The Art of Controversyby Victor S Navasky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 27.95

    A lavishly illustrated, witty, and original look at the awesome power of the political cartoon throughout history to enrage, provoke, and amuse. As a former editor of  The New York Times Magazine  and the longtime editor of  The Nation,  Victor S. Navasky knows just how transformative?and incendiary?cartoons can be. Here Navasky guides readers through... more...

  • Art and Democracy in Post-Communist Europeby Piotr Piotrowski

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 32.00

    When the Iron Curtain fell in 1989, Eastern Europe saw a new era begin, and the widespread changes that followed extended into the world of art. Art and Democracy in Post-Communist Europe examines the art created in light of the profound political, social, economic, and cultural transformations that occurred in the former Eastern Bloc after the... more...

  • Gardens in Historyby Louise Wickham

    Windgather Press 2012; US$ 22.69

    Over the past 50 years, the subject of garden history has been firmly established as an academic discipline. While many have explored what was created in gardens throughout history, the reasons as to why they were created has naturally been more diverse. Depending on the background of the author, the ideas have ranged from aesthetic values deriving... more...

  • Pictorial Narrative in the Nazi Periodby Deborah Schultz; Edward Timms

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    This book investigates creative responses to the Nazi period in the work of three artists, Felix Nussbaum, Charlotte Salomon and Arnold Daghani, focusing on their use of pictorial narrative. It analyses their contrasting aesthetic strategies and their innovative forms of artistic production. In contrast with the autonomous, modernist art object, their... more...

  • Experimental Geographyby Nato Thompson; Independent Curators International; Trevor Paglen; Jeffrey Kastner

    Melville House 2015; US$ 20.00

    A photo of a secret CIA prison. A map designed to help visitors reach Malibu?s notoriously inaccessible public beaches. Guidebooks to factories, prisons, and power plants in upstate New York. An artificial reef fabricated from 500 tons of industrial waste. These are some of the more than one hundred projects represented in Experimental Geography ,... more...

  • Poor but Sexyby Agata Pyzik

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 18.99

    How the East stayed East and the West stayed West. more...

  • Getting Up for the Peopleby ASARO; Mike Graham de La Rosa; Suzanne M. Schadl

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Getting Up for the People tells the story of the Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca (ASARO) by remixing their own images and words with curatorial descriptions. Part of a long tradition of socially conscious Mexican art, ASARO gives respect to Mexican national icons; but their themes are also global, entering contemporary debates on issues... more...

  • Memories That Smell Like Gasolineby David Wojnarowicz

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Four savage and remarkable autobiographical stories from one of the most acclaimed and controversial artists of his generation, each illustrated with powerful ink drawings by the author himself For most of his life, David Wojnarowicz considered himself the ultimate outsider and a true invisible man. ?I?m a blank spot in a hectic civilization,?... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...