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  • Culture and Consensus (Routledge Revivals)by Robert Hewison

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    Culture and Consensus , first published in 1995 and a revised edition in 1997, explores the history of the relationship between politics and the arts in Britain since 1940, and shows how the search for a secure sense of English identity has been reflected in official and unofficial attitudes to the arts, architecture, landscape and other emblems... more...

  • Dangerous Dossiersby Herbert Mitgang

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 4.99

    Dangerous Dossiers is as powerful and relevant today as it was when it first made worldwide headlines 25 years ago: a chilling reminder of the dangers of unfettered government intrusion into the lives and beliefs of private citizens, whether famous or not. This shocking account by award-winning author and former New York Times cultural reporter... more...

  • Die Kunst der Migrationby Marie-Hélène Gutberlet; Sissy Helff

    transcript 2014; US$ 34.60

    Entgegen den bekannten »Afrika«-Katastrophenszenarios beschäftigt sich dieses Buch mit der Repräsentation afrikanisch-europäischer Migration aus interdisziplinärer Perspektive. Versammelt sind hier 25 Positionen zu afrikanischen Avantgarden in Kino, zeitgenössischer Kunst, Literatur, digitalen Medien, Architektur und Computerspielen bis hin zu aktuellen... more...

  • Doing Aesthetics with Arendtby Cecilia Sjöholm

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 54.99

    Cecilia Sjöholm reads Hannah Arendt as a philosopher of the senses, grappling with questions of vision, hearing, and touch even in her political work. Constructing an Arendtian theory of aesthetics from the philosopher?s fragmentary writings on art and perception, Sjöholm begins a vibrant new chapter in Arendt scholarship that expands her relevance... more...

  • Ethics and Images of Painby Asbjørn Grønstad; Henrik Gustafsson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Fall-Out Shelters for the Human Spiritby Michael L. Krenn

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    During the Cold War, culture became another weapon in America's battle against communism. Part of that effort in cultural diplomacy included a program to arrange the exhibition of hundreds of American paintings overseas. Michael L. Krenn studies the successes, failures, contradictions, and controversies that arose when the U.S. government and the American... more...

  • Globalization and Contemporary Artby Jonathan Harris

    Wiley 2011; US$ 55.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...