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  • Brave New Avant Gardeby Marc James Leger

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Brave New Avant Garde is a collection of essays that ask the questions: what is an adequate model of contemporary avant garde practice and what are its theoretical premises? With this it asks the related question, echoing Alain Badiou: must the avant garde hypothesis be abandoned? Brave New Avant Garde stands in opposition to postmodern... more...

  • 9.5 Theses on Art and Classby Ben Davis

    Haymarket Books 2013; US$ 18.00

    Ben Davis draws the curtain back on the contemporary art world to assail its commodified roots. more...

  • Black Arts Movementby James Smethurst

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 30.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • The History of Loot and Stolen Artby Ivan Lindsay

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 47.99

    The author of this enthralling book aims to present a well-illustrated and documented alternative history of the Western World through graphic accounts of looting and art theft from the time of Sargon, ruler of Syria in 721 BC, to the present day. Almost all the principal players included appear on the stage of World history and many of them are known... more...

  • Signal: 02by Alec Dunn; Josh MacPhee

    PM Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    This installment of the Signal series features artwork inspired by anarchist movements in Japan, U.S. promotional posters from the 1910s, Mexican street art, revolutionary murals from 1970s Portugal, and much more. The series is dedicated to documenting the compelling graphics, art projects, and cultural movements of international resistance and liberation... 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...

  • The Long 1968by Daniel J. Sherman; Ruud van Dijk; Jasmine Alinder; A. Aneesh

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    From the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, revolutions in theory, politics, and cultural experimentation swept around the world. These changes had as great a transformative impact on the right as on the left. A touchstone for activists, artists, and theorists of all stripes, the year 1968 has taken on new significance for the present moment, which bears... more...

  • Globalization and Contemporary Artby Jonathan Harris

    Wiley 2011; US$ 53.95

    In a series of newly commissioned essays by both established and emerging scholars, Globalization and Contemporary Art probes the effects of internationalist culture and politics on art across a variety of media. Globalization and Contemporary Art is the first anthology to consider the role and impact of art and artist in an increasingly... 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...