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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 Context: Film on Filmby Samuel Amago

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    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$ 23.95

    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

    First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Heroesby Francesco Berardi

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 12.95

    What is the relationship between capitalism and mental health? Through an exhilarating mix of philosophical and psychoanalytical theory and reportage ? from the suicide epidemic in Korea to the wave of American mass murders ? the prominent Italian thinker Franco ?Bifo? Berardi traces the social roots of the mental malaise of our age. His darkest and... more...