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  • Kunstpolitik der Berliner Museen 1919-1959by Timo Saalmann

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    Through this history the State Museums in Berlin appear in a new light. Berlin's Museum Island was the focus of a discussion about national ownership from the late German Empire until the post-war period. Timo Saalmann discusses the social significance of the interactions between art and politics as well as the role of the Prussian Cultural Heritage... more...

  • Visual Culture in the Modern Middle Eastby Christiane Gruber; Sune Haugbolle

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    This timely book examines the power and role of the image in modern Middle Eastern societies. The essays explore the role and function of image making to highlight the ways in which the images "speak" and what visual languages mean for the construction of Islamic subjectivities, the distribution of power, and the formation of identity and belonging.... more...

  • Len Lyeby Roger Horrocks

    Auckland University Press 2001; US$ 31.99

    Len Lye: A Biography tells for the first time the story of a unique, charismatic artist who was an innovator in many areas? film, kinetic sculpture, painting, photography and poetry. Born in New Zealand in 1901, Len Lye gained an international reputation in the arts and had friendships with many famous people? including Dylan Thomas, Robert Graves,... more...

  • Color, Facture, Art and Designby Iona Singh

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    How is technique political? more...

  • Poetry of the Revolutionby Martin Puchner

    Princeton University Press 2005; US$ 32.95

    Poetry of the Revolution tells the story of political and artistic upheavals through the manifestos of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Ranging from the Communist Manifesto to the manifestos of the 1960s and beyond, it highlights the varied alliances and rivalries between socialism and repeated waves of avant-garde art. Martin Puchner... more...

  • Romantik / Romanticismby Karl Ameriks; Fred Rush; Jürgen Stolzenberg

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 84.00

    For a long time Romanticism stood in the shadow of German Idealism. Hegel's criticisms were particularly decisive. Lately, Romanticism has been rehabilitated, above all as a philosophically independent alternative to the systematic thought of Idealism, and has been revealed to be a source for modern thought which has yet to be exhausted.Against this... more...

  • Surréalisme et politique - Politique du Surréalismeby Wolfgang Asholt; Hans T. Siepe

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 75.60

    Les avant-gardes inventent dès leur début au XXe siècle des politiques et une forme spécifique du politique, et le surréalisme va le plus loin dans l'interpénétration des domaines politiques et artistiques. A la différence des autres mouvements d'avant-garde historiques, le modèle du surréalisme... more...

  • Reflections on Baroqueby Robert Harbison

    Reaktion Books 2002; US$ 27.50

    In this surprising reinterpretation of the Baroque, Robert Harbison offers new readings that stress its eccentric and tumultuous forms, in which a destablized sense of reality is often projected onto the viewer. more...

  • South African Art Nowby Sue Williamson

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 51.99

    Described by international curator Okwui Enwezor as "one of the most dynamic and vigorous spaces of artistic practice," contemporary South African art is an exciting, emerging scene that is attracting the attention of international museums, curators, and collectors today. South African Art Now documents, through in-depth essays and stunning full-color... more...

  • Innovatieby Douwe W. Fokkema; Frans Ruiter

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 98.00

    Deze bundel presenteert interdisciplinair onderzoek rond het thema innovatie. De krititische vragen die L.C. Brinkman, destijds minister van WVC, bij het begrip innovatie in de kunst stelt, worden beantwoord door de theater wetenschapper Henri Schoenmakers. De bijdragen op het gebied van muziek (Paul Op de Coul), architectuur (A.W. Reinink) en de letterkunde... more...