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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Inside the Dream Palaceby Sherill Tippins

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 15.95

    The history of New York's legendary Chelsea Hotel, where artists of all stripes, legends themselves, have lived and loved and worked for more than a century. 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...

  • Street Art, Public Cityby Alison Young

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    What is street art? Who is the street artist? Why is street art a crime? Since the late 1990s, a distinctive cultural practice has emerged in many cities: street art, involving the placement of uncommissioned artworks in public places. Sometimes regarded as a variant of graffiti, sometimes called a new art movement, its practitioners engage... 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...

  • Arts of Independenceby Alexander Moffat; Alan Riach

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 11.65

    There is only one argument for Scottish independence: the cultural argument. It was there long before North Sea oil had been discovered, and it will be here long after the oil has run out. How have perceptions of Scottish culture been shaped by its role within Britain? What would be different about culture in an Independent Scotland? Why is culture... 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...

  • The Paradox of Authenticity in a Globalized Worldby Russell Cobb

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Authenticity in our globalized world is a paradox. This collection examines how authenticity relates to cultural products, looking closely at how a particular "ethnic" food, or genre of popular music, or indigenous religious belief attains its aura of originality, when all traditional cultural products are invented in a certain time and place. more...