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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • 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...

  • Culture as Weaponby Nato Thompson

    Melville House 2017; US$ 12.99

    One of the country's leading activist curators explores how corporations and governments have used art and culture to mystify and manipulate us. The production of culture was once the domain of artists, but beginning in the early 1900s, the emerging fields of public relations, advertising and marketing transformed the way the powerful communicate... more...

  • Looking Beyond Borderlinesby Lee Rodney

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    American territorial borders have undergone significant and unparalleled changes in the last decade. They serve as a powerful and emotionally charged locus for American national identity that correlates with the historical idea of the frontier. But the concept of the frontier, so central to American identity throughout modern history, has all but... more...

  • A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Womenby Siri Hustvedt

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 35.00

    A compelling and radical collection of essays on art, feminism, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy from prize-winning novelist Siri Hustvedt, the acclaimed author of The Blazing World and What I Loved . Siri Hustvedt has always been fascinated by biology and how human perception works. She is a lover of art, the humanities, and the sciences.... more...

  • A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Womenby Siri Hustvedt

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 24.99

    As well as being a prize-winning, bestselling novelist, Siri Hustvedt is widely regarded as a leading thinker in the fields of neurology, feminism, art criticism and philosophy. She believes passionately that art and science are too often kept separate and that conversations across disciplines are vital to increasing our knowledge of the human mind... more...

  • The Architecture of Percier and Fontaine and the Struggle for Sovereignty in Revolutionary Franceby Iris Moon

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 150.00

    As the official architects of Napoleon, Charles Percier (1764?1838) and Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine (1762?1853) designed interiors that responded to the radical ideologies and collective forms of destruction that took place during the French Revolution. The architects visualized new forms of imperial sovereignty by inverting the symbols of monarchy... more...