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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • 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...

  • The Political Space of Artby Benoît Dillet; Tara Puri

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 33.99

    This book discusses the work of four different kinds of artists from four different countries (Belgium, China, the UK and India) to examine how they create a space for politics in their work. more...

  • Against Value in the Arts and Educationby Sam Ladkin; Robert McKay; Emile Bojesen

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 43.99

    A multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary volume exploring the damage to the arts, arts? funding and education through the rhetoric, manipulation and auditing of value. The collection includes contributions from anthropology, the history of art, literature, education, musicology, political science, and philosophy. more...

  • The Auctioneerby Simon de Pury; William Stadiem

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    Just as William Goldman, the ultimate screenwriter, took us inside Hollywood, Simon de Pury, the ultimate art player, will take us inside an even more secretive business, whose staggering prices, famous collectors, and high crimes are front page news almost every day. The former Chairman of Sotheby's Europe, the former owner of Sotheby's rival Phillips... more...

  • The Riddling between Oedipus and the Sphinxby Yuan Yuan

    UPA 2016; US$ 74.99

    The Riddling between Oedipus and the Sphinx, Ontology, Hauntology, and Heterologies of the Grotesque probes the polemic status of the other and the dubious nature of the subject from a heterodox perspective of an emblematic grotesque figure, the Sphinx?the mystical trickster and the guardian of sacred knowledge in Egyptian culture. more...

  • You Only Live Twiceby Mike Hoolboom; Chase Joynt

    Coach House Books 2016; US$ 6.99

    YOLT explores two artists? lives before and after transitions: from female-to-male, and from near-dead to alive. more...

  • 1989, The Numberby Kevin Coval; Nate Marshall

    Haymarket Books 2016; US$ 0.01

    For hip-hop heads 89 was the peak of the Golden Era and the Crack Epidemic. more...

  • Catalan Cartoonsby Rhiannon McGlade

    University of Wales Press 2016; US$ 120.00

    This book offers a critical and cognitive focus that captures the history and influence of the rich Catalan cartooning tradition against the shifting political landscape in the period 1898-1982. more...

  • 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...