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  • 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...

  • Versammlung und Teilhabeby Regula Valérie Burri; Kerstin Evert; Sibylle Peters; Esther Pilkington; Gesa Ziemer

    transcript 2014; US$ 28.31

    In Auseinandersetzung damit, was Demokratie heute ausmacht, gehen gesellschaftliche und künstlerische Diskurse oft Hand in Hand. Urbane Öffentlichkeiten und performative Künste verbinden sich in der Frage nach neuen Formen von Versammlung und Teilhabe: Wie treffen Kollektive Entscheidungen, wer ist an diesen beteiligt und wie entwirft sich gesellschaftliches... more...

  • Urban Hackingby Günther Friesinger; Johannes Grenzfurthner; Thomas Ballhausen

    transcript 2014; US$ 28.31

    Urban spaces became battlefields, signifiers have been invaded, new structures have been established: Netculture replaced counterculture in most parts and also focused on the everchanging environments of the modern city. Important questions have been brought up to date and reasked, taking current positions and discourses into account. The major question... more...

  • Die Kunst der Migrationby Marie-Hélène Gutberlet; Sissy Helff

    transcript 2014; US$ 33.56

    Entgegen den bekannten »Afrika«-Katastrophenszenarios beschäftigt sich dieses Buch mit der Repräsentation afrikanisch-europäischer Migration aus interdisziplinärer Perspektive. Versammelt sind hier 25 Positionen zu afrikanischen Avantgarden in Kino, zeitgenössischer Kunst, Literatur, digitalen Medien, Architektur und Computerspielen bis hin zu aktuellen... more...

  • Vom Publicumby Dietmar Kammerer

    transcript 2014; US$ 27.26

    Im Publikum überlagern sich Kunst und Gesellschaft. Es ist der Ort, an dem ästhetische Praxis in einer Gesellschaft öffentlich wird und an dem politische Fragen in künstlerischer Inszenierung sichtbar und verhandelbar werden. Dieser Band stellt die Frage nach einer Ästhetik des Öffentlichen und den Öffentlichkeiten der Künste. Er versammelt Beiträge... more...

  • The Politics and Art of John L. Stoddardby Michaelene Cox

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book borrows critical approaches from the interdisciplinary literature of visual culture to assess the imagery and identity of nineteenth-century American travel lecturer and author John L. Stoddard. It uncovers buried aspects of his personal and public life, and reveals his significant contributions to American political and social history.... more...

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

    transcript 2014; US$ 28.31

    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...

  • The Politics and Poetics of Cinematic Realismby Hermann Kappelhoff

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Hermann Kappelhoff casts the evolution of cinema as an ongoing struggle to relate audiences to their historical moment. Appreciating cinema?s unique ability to bind concrete living conditions to individual experience (which existing political institutions cannot), he reads films by Sergei Eisenstein and Pedro Almodóvar, by the New Objectivity and... more...

  • Filippo Tommaso Marinettiby Ernest Ialongo

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2015; US$ 89.99

    Filippo Tommaso Marinetti: The Artist and His Politics is a full-length political biography of the leader of the Italian Futurist art movement Filippo Tommaso Marinetti from the foundation of Futurism in 1909 through its end in the Fascist regime in 1944. more...

  • The Lives of the Musesby Francine Prose

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    All loved, and were loved by, their artists, and inspired them with an intensity of emotion akin to Eros. In a brilliant, wry, and provocative book, National Book Award finalist Francine Prose explores the complex relationship between the artist and his muse. In so doing, she illuminates with great sensitivity and intelligence the elusive emotional... more...