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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$ 30.95

    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$ 115.00

    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$ 55.00

    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 investment... more...

  • Spanish Cinema in the Global Contextby Samuel Amago

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Across a broad spectrum of media, markets, and national contexts, self-reflexivity continues to be a favored narrative mode with wide ranging functions. In this book Amago argues that, in addition to making visible industry and production concerns within the film text, reflexive aesthetics have a cartographic function that serves to map the place... more...

  • Anarchy and Artby Allan Antliff

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2007; US$ 23.99

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

  • Beautiful Terrible Ruinsby Dora Apel

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Detroit is the epicenter of an explosive growth in images of urban decay. In Beautiful Terrible Ruins , art historian Dora Apel explores a wide array of these images of ruin, ranging from photography, advertising, and television, to documentaries, video games, and zombie and disaster films. The author shows how, through the aesthetic distancing of... more...

  • Art, Technology, Consciousnessby Roy Ascott

    Intellect Books Ltd 2000; US$ 32.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Red Love Across the Pacificby Ruth Barraclough; Heather Bowen-Struyk; Paula Rabinowitz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book examines the Red Love vogue that swept across the Asia-Pacific in the 1920s and 1930s as part of a worldwide interest in socialism and follows its trails throughout the twentieth century. Encouraging both political and sexual liberation, Red Love was a transnational movement demonstrating the revolutionary potential of love and desire. more...