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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • "Orientalism, Eroticism and Modern Visuality in Global Cultures "by Julie Codell

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    In Orientalism, Eroticism and Modern Visuality in Global Cultures scholars look afresh at representations of nineteenth-century ?oriental? bodies, inquiring deeply into their erotic dimensions, tracing their global dissemination at cross-cultural intersections of the visual and the political. Authors consider the impact of eroticized orientalist representations... more...

  • 100 Artists' Manifestosby Alex Danchev

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 18.32

    In this remarkable collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years, Alex Danchev presents the cacophony of voices of such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Feminism, Communism, Destructivism, Vorticism, Stridentism, Cannibalism and Stuckism, taking in along the way film, architecture, fashion, and cookery. Artists' manifestos... 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...

  • 9.5 Theses on Art and Classby Ben Davis

    Haymarket Books 2013; US$ 17.99

    Ben Davis draws the curtain back on the contemporary art world to assail its commodified roots. more...

  • The Aesthetic Dimensionby Herbert Marcuse

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 20.00

    Developing a concept briefly introduced in Counterrevolution and Revolt , Marcuse here addresses the shortcomings of Marxist aesthetic theory and explores a dialectical aesthetic in which art functions as the conscience of society. Marcuse argues that art is the only form or expression that can take up where religion and philosophy fail and contends... more...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 48.99

    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...

  • Ai Weiwei Speaksby Hans Ulrich Obrist

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 8.45

    'If artists betray the social conscience and the basic principles of being human, where does art stand then?' Ai Weiwei - artist, architect, curator, publisher, poet and urbanist - extended the notion of art and is one of the world's most significant creative and cultural figures. In this series of interviews, conducted over several years with... more...

  • All Art is Politicalby Sarah Lowndes

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • American Documentary Filmmaking in the Digital Ageby Lucia Ricciardelli

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    American Documentary Filmmaking in the Digital Age examines the recent challenges to the conventions of realist documentary through the lens of war documentary films by Ken Burns, Michael Moore, and Errol Morris. During the twentieth century, the invention of new technologies of audiovisual representation such as cinema, television, video, and digital... more...

  • Anarchy and Artby Allan Antliff

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2007; US$ 23.99

    A fascinating study of anarchist artists confronting pivotal historical moments over the past 140 years. more...