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  • Art and Liberationby Herbert Marcuse; Douglas Kellner

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 120.00

    The role of art in Marcuse?s work has often been neglected, misinterpreted or underplayed. His critics accused him of a religion of art and aesthetics that leads to an escape from politics and society. Yet, as this volume demonstrates, Marcuse analyzes culture and art in the context of how it produces forces of domination and resistance in society,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Crime and the Urban Imaginationby Alison Young

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Art and the Stateby Victoria D. Alexander; Marilyn Rueschemeyer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 110.00

    This book examines the impact of states and their policies on visual art. States shape the role of art and artists in society, influence the development of audiences, support artistic work, and even affect the very nature of artistic production. The book contrasts developments in the United States with art policies in Britain and in the social democratic... more...

  • Horizon of the Unseenby Corinne Randall

    Intellect 2005; US$ 10.00

    Horizon of the Unseen' is a compilation of quotes taken from the eternal and universal truths that exist in all of the world?s spiritual traditions. The twelve themes are interpreted visually by the author, each page containing full colour reproductions. This book grew out of a series of guided meditations run within a counselling centre. The thematic... more...

  • The Potentials of Spacesby Alison Oddey; Christine A. White

    Intellect 2007; US$ 10.00

    The book interrogates notions of distance, interval, time and space explorations in scenography and performance which are concerned to encompass the creative, historical, performing, interdisciplinary, writing, architectural, and senses of presence in space. Space becomes practice; scenography becomes performance; memory and biography as the written... more...

  • Shadows, Specters, Shardsby Jeffrey Skoller

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 75.00

    Shadows, Specters, Shards examines experimental films, including work by Eleanor Antin, Ernie Gehr, and Jean-Luc Godard, that take up events such as the Holocaust, Latin American independence struggles, and urban politics. In his discussion of avant-garde film of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, Jeffrey Skoller reveals how a nuanced understanding of the... more...