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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • The Creative Undergroundby Paul Clements

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book examines how the visionary creative ideas of avant-garde and resistant groups, also represented by utopian literature and art manifestos, reinvents society. A range of these original texts are critically evaluated in relation to cultural, historical and socio-political contexts and effects, in addition to a variety of artistic and cultural... more...

  • Designing Modern Norwayby Kjetil Fallan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Designing Modern Norway: A History of Design Discourse is an intellectual history of design and its role in configuring the modern Norwegian nation state. Rather than a conventional national design history survey that focuses on designers and objects, this is an in-depth study of the ideologies, organizations, strategies and politics that combined... more...

  • This Is Modern Artby Kevin Coval; Idris Goodwin

    Haymarket Books 2016; US$ 14.99

    A glimpse into the lives of anonymous graffiti artists that asks us to question the true purpose of art. more...

  • Art and Politicsby Joes Segal

    Amsterdam University Press 2016; US$ 18.99

    At first glance, art and politics seem like they couldn't be more separate, with politics focused on the grubbiness of everyday reality and art busily creating a fantasy world of creative expression. Yet the two realms frequently come together, and the collision can be fiery. [-]This book explores the position of art and artists under a number of different... more...

  • Artistic Citizenshipby David Elliott; Marissa Silverman; Wayne Bowman

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 44.99 US$ 38.69

    Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis brings together a wide range of perspectives of amateur and professional artists, art educators, and scholars who endeavor to be "artivists" for change. These artists explain the strategies they use--and the problems and dangers they encounter-when developing and applying their... more...

  • Lettre de Sibérie de Chris Markerby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Une fiche de référence sur Lettre de Sibérie , un chef-d'oeuvre de Chris Marker. Initié par l'association France-U.R.S.S. comme un film de commande, soucieux de transmettre une certaine vision de l'U.R.S.S., ce film demande deux mois et demi de repérage et de tournage. En pleine guerre froide, deux ans à peine après l'invasion soviétique de Budapest,... more...

  • Signal: 05by Alec Dunn; Josh MacPhee

    PM Press 2016; US$ 9.99

    Signal is an ongoing book series dedicated to documenting and sharing compelling graphics, art projects, and cultural movements of international resistance and liberation struggles. Artists and cultural workers have been at the center of upheavals and revolts the world over, from the painters and poets in the Paris Commune to the poster-makers and... more...

  • Arts de la Perse (Les Grands Articles)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Il reste toujours difficile de se faire une image précise de ce que furent la civilisation séleucide et surtout celle des Parthes en Iran même ; il n'y existe guère de fouilles de grande envergure sur un site parthe ; les documents demeurent rares et sont ordinairement mal datés. L'art parthe, dont on a tant parlé, nous apparaît le mieux à travers... more...

  • Discovery of El Grecoby Eric Storm

    Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 27.99

    Originally published in Dutch and translated to Spanish for the fourth centenary celebration of the death of El Greco in 2014, this book is a comprehensive study of the rediscovery of El Greco ? seen as one of the most important events of its kind in art history. The Nationalization of Culture versus the Rise of Modern Art analyzes how changes in artistic... more...

  • See You in the Streetsby Ruth Sergel

    University of Iowa Press 2016; US$ 21.00

    In 1911, a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City took the lives of 146 workers, most of them young immigrant women and girls. Their deaths galvanized a movement for social and economic justice then, but today?s laborers continue to battle dire working conditions. How can we bring the lessons of the Triangle fire back into practice... more...