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  • 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...

  • Border Aestheticsby Johan Schimanski; Stephen F. Wolfe

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    Few concepts are as central to understanding the modern world as borders, and the now-thriving field of border studies has already produced a substantial literature analyzing their legal, ideological, geographical, and historical aspects. Such studies have hardly exhausted the subject's conceptual fertility, however, as this pioneering collection... more...

  • Formula 1 Istanbul Conflict Parkby Ludovic Bernhardt

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Quand un circuit automobile devient un champ de bataille. Formula 1 Istanbul Conflict Park présente une variation graphique autour de représentations géopolitiques. La série de cartes a été créée à partir du plan du circuit de course automobile d?Istanbul. Elle mélange le circuit de Formule 1 réel avec une carte géopolitique fictionelle. Les... more...

  • Geklebte NS-Propagandaby Birgit Witamwas

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 54.38

    For the first time, this book extensively examines Nazi propaganda posters through the lens of art history. Containing 150 color illustrations, it reveals National Socialist design strategies, imagery, and themes; traces changes in design principles; and presents the major Nazi poster artists who helped shaped the image of the National Socialist Party... more...

  • Draw Your Weaponsby Sarah Sentilles

    Random House Publishing Group 2017; US$ 27.00

    A single book might not change the world. But this utterly original meditation on art and war might transform the way you see the world?and that makes all the difference. ?How to live in the face of so much suffering? What difference can one person make in this beautiful, imperfect, and imperiled world?? Through a dazzling combination of... 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...