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  • Surveillance Means Securityby Micah Ian Wright; J.R. Norton

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 21.95

    Subversive and incendiary, this full-color poster book reworks classic war propaganda to comment on corporate corruption, domestic spying, election fraud, gay marriage, blind patriotism, the "War on Terror," and surveillance in America today. With laughs and jeers, Wright’s distinctive artwork and astute political commentary offers timely and... more...

  • Arts for Changeby Beverly Naidus

    New Village Press 2009; US$ 17.95

    Activist arts educators reveal best methods for engaging students and community in critical social issues more...

  • Vision and Communismby Robert Bird; Christopher P. Heuer; Tumelo Mosaka; Stephanie Smith; Matthew Jesse Jackson

    New Press, The 2011; US$ 24.95

    In the last thirty years of the Soviet Communist project, Viktor Koretsky?s art struggled to solve an enduring riddle: how to ensure or restore Communism?s moral health through the production of a distinctively Communist vision. In this sense Koretsky?s art demonstrates what an ?avant-garde late Communist art? would have looked like if we had ever... more...

  • Grow the Arts, Reap the Harvestby Michael John Richards

    eContent Management Pty Ltd 2006; US$ 45.00

    The arts constitute a garden in which we commune with the life force and grow physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually, and without which we cannot live. We have a responsibility to tend this garden, and to nourish its enduring cycles of evolution and growth. This ground-breaking and vital book shows us how. It is the result of sustained... more...

  • How Art Made the Worldby Nigel Spivey

    Basic Books 2006; US$ 19.95

    By the charismatic host of the PBS miniseries “How Art Made the World,? a compelling and gorgeously illustrated account of how humans made art and how art makes us human more...

  • Ethics and Images of Painby Asbjørn Grønstad; Henrik Gustafsson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    Few phenomena are as formative of our experience of the visual world as displays of suffering. But what does it mean to have an ethical experience of disturbing or traumatizing images? What kind of ethical proposition does an image of pain mobilize? How may the spectator learn from and make use of the painful image as a source of ethical reflection?... more...

  • US Cultural Diplomacy and Archaeologyby Christina Luke; Morag Kersel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Archaeology?s links to international relations are well known: launching and sustaining international expeditions requires the honed diplomatic skills of ambassadors. U.S. foreign policy depends on archaeologists to foster mutual understanding, mend fences, and build bridges. This book explores how international partnerships inherent in archaeological... more...

  • Shoot an Iraqiby Wafaa Bilal; Kari Lydersen

    City Lights Publishers 2013; US$ 16.95

    Award-winning Iraqi artist's life story and reflections on his highly provocative interactive art piece. more...

  • Fair Play: Art, Performance and Neoliberalismby Jen Harvie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 29.00

    This book asks what is the quality of participation in contemporary art and performance? Has it been damaged by cultural policies which have 'entrepreneurialized' artists, cut arts funding and cultivated corporate philanthropy? Has it been fortified by crowdfunding, pop-ups and craftsmanship? And how can it help us to understand social welfare? more...

  • Mobility and Fantasy in Visual Cultureby Lewis Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This volume offers a varied and informed series of approaches to questions of mobility?actual, social, virtual, and imaginary?as related to visual culture. Contributors address these questions in light of important contemporary issues such as migration; globalization; trans-nationality and trans-cultural difference; art, space and place; new media;... more...