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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • David's Slingby Victoria C. Gardner Coates

    Encounter Books 2016; US$ 27.99

    Throughout Western history, the societies that have made the greatest contributions to the spread of freedom have created iconic works of art to celebrate their achievements. Yet despite the enduring appeal of these worksfrom the Parthenon to Michelangelo?s David to Picasso?s Guernica histories of both art and democracy have ignored this phenomenon.... more...

  • The Composition of Movements to Comeby Stevphen Shukaitis

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2015; US$ 38.99

    This text theorizes political change from within social movement via an engagement with autonomist politics and radical aesthetics. more...

  • Photography and Placeby Donna West Brett

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    As a recording device, photography plays a unique role in how we remember places and events that happened there. This includes recording events as they happen, or recording places where something occurred before the photograph was taken, commonly referred to as aftermath photography. This book presents a theoretical and historical analysis of German... more...

  • Dangerous Dossiersby Herbert Mitgang

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 4.99

    Dangerous Dossiers is as powerful and relevant today as it was when it first made worldwide headlines 25 years ago: a chilling reminder of the dangers of unfettered government intrusion into the lives and beliefs of private citizens, whether famous or not. This shocking account by award-winning author and former New York Times cultural reporter... more...

  • No Laughing Matterby Angela Rosenthal; David Bindman; Adrian W. B. Randolph

    Dartmouth College Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    The role of race and ethnicity in global humor more...

  • Arts, Pedagogy and Cultural Resistanceby Anna Hickey-Moody; Tara Page

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2015; US$ 38.99

    This collection demonstrates how physical objects, materials, space and environments teach us, and redefines practice with theory (praxis) as a more-than-human network. The contributions illustrate how the materials, process, pedagogies and theories of Arts making question and disrupt the many forms of cultural dominance that exist in our society.... more...

  • Art Crimeby Noah Charney

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 115.00

    Since the Second World War, art crime has shifted from a relatively innocuous, often ideological crime, into a major international problem, considered by some to be the third-highest grossing criminal trade worldwide. This rich volume features essays on art crime by the most respected and knowledgeable experts in this interdisciplinary subject. more...

  • Le Château de Versaillesby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    Projet politique et artistique total, Versailles fut pendant deux siècles le centre de la vie française. Il continue depuis la fin de l?Ancien Régime à exercer son rayonnement. Ce dossier emprunte à l?Encyclopaedia Universalis 21 articles consacrés au palais, à son histoire et aux artistes qui en ont modelé l?image. Pour connaître l?essentiel et... more...

  • Experimental Geographyby Nato Thompson; Independent Curators International; Trevor Paglen; Jeffrey Kastner

    Melville House 2015; US$ 20.00

    A photo of a secret CIA prison. A map designed to help visitors reach Malibu?s notoriously inaccessible public beaches. Guidebooks to factories, prisons, and power plants in upstate New York. An artificial reef fabricated from 500 tons of industrial waste. These are some of the more than one hundred projects represented in Experimental Geography ,... 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...