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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • 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...

  • The China Collectorsby Karl E. Meyer; Shareen Blair Brysac

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 30.99

    PART ONE Chapter One: Rules of the Game PART TWO Chapter Two: Pacific Overtures Chapter Three: The Crimson Chapter Four: Barrels of Glue Chapter Five: Lament for Longmen Chapter Six: Penn Corrals the Tang Horses Chapter Seven: Mad for Ming PART THREE Chapter Eight: Art on the Rails Chapter Nine: The Porcelain Bubble Chapter Ten: Romancing... more...

  • Filippo Tommaso Marinettiby Ernest Ialongo

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2015; US$ 89.99

    Filippo Tommaso Marinetti: The Artist and His Politics is a full-length political biography of the leader of the Italian Futurist art movement Filippo Tommaso Marinetti from the foundation of Futurism in 1909 through its end in the Fascist regime in 1944. more...

  • Heroesby Franco "Bifo" Berardi

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 12.95

    What is the relationship between capitalism and mental health? In his most unsettling book to date, Franco ?Bifo? Berardi embarks on an exhilarating journey through philosophy, psychoanalysis and current events, searching for the social roots of the mental malaise of our age. Spanning an array of horrors ? the Aurora ?Joker? killer; Anders Breivik;... more...

  • The Politics and Art of John L. Stoddardby Michaelene Cox

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book borrows critical approaches from the interdisciplinary literature of visual culture to assess the imagery and identity of nineteenth-century American travel lecturer and author John L. Stoddard. It uncovers buried aspects of his personal and public life, and reveals his significant contributions to American political and social history.... more...

  • A Combat Artist in World War IIby Edward Reep

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Many artists have fought in wars, and renowned painters have recorded heroic scenes of great battles, but those works were usually done long after the battles were waged. Artists have also been commissioned to visit, briefly, war-torn areas and make notes of the devastation and horror. Yet few artists who were members of any armed services have drawn... more...

  • Yezidis, Theby Birgül Açikyildiz

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 29.00

    Yezidism is a fascinating part of the rich cultural mosaic of the Middle East. The Yezidi faith emerged for the first time in the twelfth century in the Kurdish mountains of northern Iraq. The religion, which has become notorious for its associations with ?devil worship?, is in fact an intricate syncretic system of belief, incorporating elements from... more...

  • Journalism and Eyewitness Imagesby Mette Mortensen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Building on the vast research conducted on war and media since the 1970s, scholars are now studying the digital transformation of the production of news. Little scholarly attention has been paid, however, to non-professional, eyewitness visuals, even though this genre holds a still greater bearing on the way conflicts are fought, communicated, and... more...

  • The Philosophy of Andy Warholby Andy Warhol

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 14.95

    A loosely formed autobiography by Andy Warhol, told with his trademark blend of irony and detachment   In The Philosophy of Andy Warhol ?which, with the subtitle "(From A to B and Back Again)," is less a memoir than a collection of riffs and reflections?he talks about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, and success; about New York, America,... more...

  • Arts of Independenceby Alan Riach; Alexander Moffat

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95

    Arts of Independence takes a hard look at the most neglected aspect of the argument for Scotland's distinctive national identity: the arts. The proposition is that music, painting, architecture, and, pre-eminently, literature are the fuel and fire that makes imagination possible. Following the success of Arts of Resistance , this new work by the... more...