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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Getting Up for the Peopleby ASARO; Mike Graham de La Rosa; Suzanne M. Schadl

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Getting Up for the People tells the story of the Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca (ASARO) by remixing their own images and words with curatorial descriptions. Part of a long tradition of socially conscious Mexican art, ASARO gives respect to Mexican national icons; but their themes are also global, entering contemporary debates on issues... more...

  • Picture Perfectby Kiku Adatto

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 27.95

    We say the camera doesn't lie, but we also know that pictures distort and deceive. In Picture Perfect , Kiku Adatto brilliantly examines the use and abuse of images today. Ranging from family albums to Facebook, political campaigns to popular movies, images of war to pictures of protest. Adatto reveals how the line between the person and the pose,... 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...

  • The Properties of Violenceby Sandy Alexandre

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 137.50

    The Properties of Violence focuses on two connected issues: representations of lynching in late-nineteenth and twentieth-century American photographs, poetry, and fiction; and the effects of those representations. Alexandre compellingly shows how putting representations of lynching in dialogue with the history of lynching uncovers the profound... more...

  • Spanish Cinema in the Global Contextby Samuel Amago

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    Focusing on films in the contemporary Spanish context that in some way reflect back on themselves and the processes of their own production, that purposefully blur the distinction between reality and fiction, or that draw attention to the various modes of cinematic exhibition and reception, Amago proposes ways in which these vocabularies can be employed... more...

  • Anarchy and Artby Allan Antliff

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2007; US$ 23.95

    A fascinating study of anarchist artists confronting pivotal historical moments over the past 140 years. more...

  • Art, Technology, Consciousnessby Roy Ascott

    Intellect 2000; US$ 10.00

    Within a technological context, this volume addresses contemporary theories of consciousness, subjective experience, the creation of meaning and emotion, and relationships between cognition and location. Its focus is both on and beyond the digital culture, seeking to assimilate new ideas emanating from the physical sciences as well as embracing spiritual... more...

  • Law and Artby Oren Ben-Dor

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.99

    The contributions to Law and Art address the interaction between law, justice, the ethical and the aesthetic. 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...

  • PUBLIC ART, MEMORIALS AND ATLANTICby Celeste-Marie Bernier; Judie Newman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    Distinguished American and European scholars, curators and artists discuss the issues concerning the representation and commemoration of slavery, as brought into sharp focus by the 2007 bicentennial of the abolition of the slave trade. more...