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

    The New Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Robert Bird is an associate professor in the departments of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago. Christopher P. Heuer is an assistant professor of art and archaeology at Princeton University. Matthew Jesse Jackson teaches in the departments of visual arts and art history at the University of... 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...

  • Private Picturesby Janina Struk

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 24.00

    Snapshots taken by American soldiers of Iraqi prisoners stripped naked, humiliated and tortured, shocked the worldin 2004. But, as Private Pictures reveals, far from this beinga phenomenon of the digital and Internet age, soldiers havebeen taking photographs of war for more than 100 years. Janina Struk has traced thousands of soldiers? images and... more...

  • Brave New Avant Gardeby Marc James Leger

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • Arts, Inc.by Bill Ivey

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 23.95

    In this impassioned and persuasive book, Bill Ivey, the former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, assesses the current state of the arts in America and finds cause for alarm. Even as he celebrates our ever-emerging culture and the way it enriches our lives here at home while spreading the dream of democracy around the world, he points... 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...

  • Signal: 02by Alec Dunn; Josh MacPhee

    PM Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Alec Dunn is an illustrator and a printer who has designed book and record covers, political graphics, and punk fliers. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Josh Macphee is an artist, a curator, an activist, and the author of Paper Politics and Reproduce and Revolt . He lives in Brooklyn, New York. 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...

  • The Properties of Violenceby Sandy Alexandre

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 137.50

    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... 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...