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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Deconstructing the High Lineby Christoph Lindner; Brian Rosa; Tom Baker; Julian Brash; Phil Birge-Liberman; James Corner; Scott Larson; Christoph Lindner; Kevin Loughran; Nate Millington; Darren Patrick; Brian Rosa; Danya Sherman; Alan Smart; Daan Wesselman

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 28.95

    The High Line, an innovative promenade created on a disused elevated railway in Manhattan, is a new ?hot? iconic landmark, but is it a model of urban revitalization or a bellwether of gentrification? A diverse group, including planners and architects directly involved in its design, assess it critically, exploring its aesthetic, economic, ecological,... more...

  • The Gamin de Paris in Nineteenth-Century Visual Cultureby Marilyn R. Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 150.00

    The revolutionary boy at the barricades was memorably envisioned in Eugène Delacroix?s painting Liberty Leading the People (1830) and Victor Hugo?s novel Les Misérables (1862). Over the course of the nineteenth century, images of the Paris urchin entered the collective social imaginary as cultural and psychic sites of memory, whether in avant-garde... more...

  • Black Movementsby Soyica Diggs Colbert

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 27.95

    Black Movements analyzes how artists and activists of recent decades reference earlier freedom movements in order to imagine and produce a more expansive and inclusive democracy. Through an exploration of the way that black movements create circuits connecting people across space and time, Colbert offers important interventions into performance,... more...

  • Representing Duchess Anna Amalia's Bildungby Christina K. Lindeman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 150.00

    The cultural milieu in the ?Age of Goethe? of eighteenth-century Germany is given fresh context in this art historical study of the noted writers? patroness: Anna Amalia, Duchess of Weimar-Sachsen-Eisenach. An important noblewoman and patron of the arts, Anna Amalia transformed her court into one of the most intellectually and culturally brilliant... more...

  • Monstersby Derrick Jensen

    PM Press 2017; US$ 9.99

    Monsters is an illustrated collection of wild, weird, and whimsical tales with a twist. These stories are not about mythical creatures; here, the creatures speak for themselves. There's an orc who hates Tolkien, a young demon awash in teenage angst, an angel abandoned by Jesus who finds the Fates. Jensen creates a world both delicately dreamlike... more...

  • The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennialsby Panos Kompatsiaris

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Contemporary art biennials are sites of prestige, innovation and experimentation, where the category of art is meant to be in perpetual motion, rearranged and redefined, opening itself to the world and its contradictions. They are sites of a seemingly peaceful cohabitation between the elitist and the popular, where the likes of Jeff Koons encounter... more...

  • Enfants du mondeby Françoise Caillette-Deneubourg

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 14.99

    Publié en partenariat avec l'association "Solidarité laïque". Avec 100 portraits d?enfants de tous les horizons, l?infatigable voyageuse Françoise Caillette-Deneubourg illustre la très mal connue « Déclaration des droits de l?enfant » adoptée par l?Assemblée générale de l?ONU en novembre 1959. Où il est démontré par l?image que ceux qui représentent... more...

  • Posters for the Peopleby Ennis Carter

    Quirk Books 2017; US$ 50.00

    This lavishly illustrated volume amasses nearly 500 of the best and most striking posters designed by artists working in the 1930s and early 1940s for the government-sponsored Works Progress Administration, or WPA. Posters for the People presents these works for what they truly are: highly accomplished and powerful examples of American art. All are... more...

  • Avant-gardeby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Partez à la découverte de l'avant-garde avec ce Grand Article Universalis ! Fermement opposée à tout statisme, la notion d'avant-garde se veut dynamique et de combat, presque ontologiquement vouée à son propre dépérissement. Un ouvrage spécialement conçu pour le numérique afin d?en savoir plus sur l'avant-garde À PROPOS DES GRANDS ARTICLES... more...

  • Street Spiritby Steve Crawshaw; Ai Weiwei

    Michael O'Mara 2017; US$ 9.99

    When no one?s listening, it takes more than shouting louder to be heard ?Street Spirit is a celebration of some of the most remarkable protests from around the world that have used humour, courage and creativity to bring about change.Among the many instances of imaginative defiance within, you'll discover the surprising impact of Lego figures in Siberia,... more...