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  • 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...

  • Inside the Dream Palaceby Sherill Tippins

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 30.00

    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...

  • How Art Made the Worldby Nigel Spivey

    Basic Books 2006; US$ 19.95

    By the charismatic host of the PBS miniseries ďHow 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...

  • Introducing Lyotardby Bill Readings

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 41.95

    The first truly introductory text on Lyotard, this book situates Lyotard's interventions in the postmodern debate in the wider context of his rethinking of the politics of representation. more...

  • Art and the Performance of Memoryby Richard CŠndida Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    This book investigates the role that the visual and performing arts play in our experience and understanding of the past. The essays highlight the role of oral history in the documentation of the visual and performing arts. more...

  • Philosophy of Artby NoŽl Carroll

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 40.95

    A textbook for undergraduate students interested in the topic of philosophical aesthetics, this book introduces the techniques of analytic philosophy in addition to a selection of the major topics in this area. more...