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  • How Art Made the Worldby Nigel Spivey

    Basic Books 2006; US$ 19.95

    By the charismatic host of the PBS miniseries “How Art Made the World,? a compelling and gorgeously illustrated account of how humans made art and how art makes us human 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...

  • Is Art History Global?by James Elkins

    Taylor & Francis 2006; US$ 18.95

    Globalism is arguably the most pressing issue facing art criticism and art history. As the number of art history departments continues to grow, there is a danger art history will become a uniform practice around the world and may soon settle to a global standard. Is Art History Global? stages an international conversation among art historians and critics... more...

  • Kunst, Krise, Subversionby Nina Bandi; Michael G. Kraft; Sebastian Lasinger

    transcript 2014; US$ 29.19

    Kann Kunst heute noch subversiv sein? Oder ist Kunst kein maßgebliches Feld gesellschaftlicher Verhandlungen und Veränderungen mehr? Wie können ästhetische Praxen Räume, Utopien und Emanzipationspotenziale aufzeigen - und wie ist deren Verhältnis zum Politischen zu denken? Theoretiker_innen und Künstler_innen beleuchten diese Fragen anhand des Begriffs... more...

  • Living and Sustaining a Creative Lifeby Sharon Louden

    Intellect Books Ltd 2013; US$ 32.00

    In this day and age, when art has become more of a commodity and art school graduates are convinced that they can only make a living from their work by attaining gallery representation, it is more important than ever to show the reality of how a professional, contemporary artist sustains a creative practice over time. The 40 essays collected here in... 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...

  • Mobility and Fantasy in Visual Cultureby Lewis Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Neoliberalism and Global Cinemaby Jyotsna Kapur; Keith B. Wagner

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 50.95

    In cinema studies today, rarely do we find a direct investigation into the culture of capitalism and how it has been refracted and fabricated in global cinema production under neoliberalism. However, the current economic crisis and the subsequent Wall Street bailout in 2008 have brought about a worldwide skepticism regarding the last four decades of... 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...

  • A Political Economy of the Sensesby Anita Chari

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Anita Chari revives the key concept of reification from Marx and the Frankfurt School to spotlight the resistance to neoliberal capitalism now forming at the level of political economy and the more sensate, experiential level of subjective transformation. Reading art by Oliver Ressler, Zanny Begg, Claire Fontaine, Jason Lazarus, and Mika Rottenberg,... more...