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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Art, Mimesis and the Avant-Gardeby Andrew Benjamin

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 55.95

    Benjamin argues for a reappraisal of philosophy with reference to the centrality of ontology, offering original reinterpretations of contemporary painters including Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon and R.B. Kitaj. 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...