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  • Archaeologizing' Heritage?by Michael Falser; Monica Juneja

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book investigates what has constituted notions of 'archaeological heritage' from colonial times to the present. It includes case studies of sites in South and Southeast Asia with a special focus on Angkor, Cambodia. The contributions, the subjects of which range from architectural and intellectual history to historic preservation and restoration,... more...

  • Kunstsoziologieby Alfred Smudits

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 626.00

    Dieser Band bietet einen Überblick über die Entwicklung kunstsoziologischer Ansätze und Theorien von der philosophischen Ästhetik bis hin zur gegenwärtigen Situation. Es wird von einem sehr weiten Verständnis von Kunst ausgegangen, das auch Phänomene der Populärkultur miteinbezieht. Der Autor diskutiert die Herausforderungen an eine zeitgemäße Kunstsoziologie... more...

  • The Geographical Unconsciousby Argyro Loukaki

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95

    This ambitious and innovative volume stretches over time and space, over the history of modernity in relation to antiquity, between East and West, to offer insights into what the author terms the 'geographical unconscious'. She argues that, by tapping into this, we can contribute towards the reinstatement of some kind of morality and justice... 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...

  • 101 Top Techniques for Artistsby SAA

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 22.99

    101 Top Techniques for Artists is a colourful compendium packed full of practical tips and techniques by 101 of today?s most popular leading artists. Each technique is presented in clear, simple step-by-step instructions that describe how to complete the project yourself, including a full list of materials and detailed images to guide you along... more...

  • The Transformation of Vernacular Expression in Early Modern Artsby Joost Keizer; Todd Richardson

    BRILL 2011; US$ 149.00

    Including contributions by historians of early modern European art, architecture, and literature, this book examines the transformative force of the vernacular over time and different regions, as well as the way the concept of the vernacular itself changes in the period. more...

  • Modernist Avant-Garde Aesthetics and Contemporary Military Technologyby Ryan Bishop; John Phillips

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 124.00

    This book analyses the operation of current state-of-the-art military technology and the experimental art, music and writing of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Modernist aesthetics renders clearer the operations of the vast surveillance and killing machines of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. A basic aim of visual technologies... more...

  • Die böse Formby Karen Bofinger

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 43.95

    A blood stained shower curtain, a lighter that shows an airplane aboutto collide with the Twin Towers, plush slippers shaped like penises: the world of commodities today is marked by stylistic diversity, irony, and trash ? there are no limits on so-called bad taste.This book attempts to get to the bottom of the current fascination with the disgusting,... more...

  • Signal: 02by Alec Dunn; Josh MacPhee

    PM Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    This installment of the Signal series features artwork inspired by anarchist movements in Japan, U.S. promotional posters from the 1910s, Mexican street art, revolutionary murals from 1970s Portugal, and much more. The series is dedicated to documenting the compelling graphics, art projects, and cultural movements of international resistance and liberation... more...

  • Popular Culture in Modern Franceby Brian Rigby

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 165.00

    Traces the changes in French notions of popular culture from 1936 to the present. `Culture' remains a fiercely contested term and Rigby examines the solutions offered by theorists such as Barthes, Baudrillard and Bourdieu. more...