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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Legislating Creativityby Dustin Kidd

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    How does political policy-making shape the creative activities of artists? Do the political interests of artists influence actual political practices in any way? Legislating Creativity examines the relationship between art and politics through an analysis of controversial art projects tied to the National Endowment for the Arts during the Culture... more...

  • All Art is Politicalby Sarah Lowndes

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 11.65

    Since the 1990s, performative art has been increasingly accepted into the cultural mainstream, becoming a familiar and popular feature of art galleries and museums, as shown by the Tate Modern?s recent ‘Collecting the Performative? project. As art historian Roselee Goldberg notes,‘The term “performative?, used to describe the unmediated engagement... more...

  • Why are Animals Funny?by EDA Collective

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Analyzing the signs of everyday life. more...

  • Poor but Sexyby Agata Pyzik

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    How the East stayed East and the West stayed West. more...

  • Die Position des David Wojnarowiczby Helge H. Paulsen

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 27.76

    Die Postmoderne reflektiert und inspiriert unser tägliches Leben wie keine andere Epoche der modernen Kunst. Jegliche Form der aktuellen Popkultur kann als Symptom der Postmoderne verstanden werden - dennoch wird sie fälschlicherweise oft als Historismus verkannt. Die avantgardistische Forderung der Verbindung von Leben und Kunst spiegelt sich in ihr... more...

  • Pantomime Terrorby John Hutnyk

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    The war on terror thrives on pantomime demons, created and maintained by political opportunism, convenient stereotype and uncritical celebrity scholarship. more...

  • Signal: 03by Alec Dunn; Josh MacPhee

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Continuing in the style of the first two volumes, this new installment in the Signal series features standout artwork and stories that includes the topics of Paredon Records, Quebec Spring, and partisan memorials in former Yugoslavia, among others. The series is dedicated to documenting the compelling graphics, art projects, and cultural movements... more...

  • Mobility and Fantasy in Visual Cultureby Lewis Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This volume offers a varied and informed series of approaches to questions of mobility?actual, social, virtual, and imaginary?as related to visual culture. Contributors address these questions in light of important contemporary issues such as migration; globalization; trans-nationality and trans-cultural difference; art, space and place; new media;... more...

  • Inside the Dream Palaceby Sherill Tippins

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 30.00

    The history of New York's legendary Chelsea Hotel, where artists of all stripes, legends themselves, have lived and loved and worked for more than a century. more...

  • Crime and the Urban Imaginationby Alison Young

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    What is street art? Who is the street artist? Why is street art a crime? Since the late 1990s, a distinctive cultural practice has emerged in many cities: street art, involving the placement of uncommissioned artworks in public places. Sometimes regarded as a variant of graffiti, sometimes called a new art movement, its practitioners engage... more...