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  • Art Labor, Sex Politicsby Siona Wilson

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; US$ 105.00

    Contrary to critics who have called it the ?undecade,? the 1970s were a time of risky, innovative art?and nowhere more so than in Britain, where the forces of feminism and labor politics merged in a radical new aesthetic. In Art Labor, Sex Politics Siona Wilson investigates the charged relationship of sex and labor politics as it played out in... more...

  • Echoes of Exileby Ines Rotermund-Reynard

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Thousands of people were driven into exile by Germany's National Socialist. For many artists Paris became a temporary capital. The archives of these exiles were stolen, confiscated, and often destroyed, but also frequently preserved. This book assesses unknown source material stored at the Moscow State Military Archive since the end of... more...

  • All Art is Politicalby Sarah Lowndes

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95

    All Art is Political: Writings on Performative Art is a collection of recent conversations and writings by Glasgow based writer and curator Sarah Lowndes (author of Social Sculpture: The Rise of the Glasgow Art Scene). The book opens with a previously unpublished conversation from 2008 between Lowndes, Art and Language collaborator Mayo Thompson and... more...

  • Arts of Independenceby Alan Riach; Alexander Moffat

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95

    Arts of Independence takes a hard look at the most neglected aspect of the argument for Scotland's distinctive national identity: the arts. The proposition is that music, painting, architecture, and, pre-eminently, literature are the fuel and fire that makes imagination possible. Following the success of Arts of Resistance , this new work by the... more...

  • Arts-based and Contemplative Practices in Research and Teachingby Susan Walsh; Barbara Bickel; Carl Leggo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This volume presents a scholarly investigation of the ways educators engage in artistic and contemplative practices ? and why this matters in education. Arts-based learning and inquiry can function as a powerful catalyst for change by allowing spiritual practices to be present within educational settings, but too often the relationship between art,... more...

  • Art, Culture and International Developmentby John Clammer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Culture is not simply an explanation of last resort, but is itself a rich, multifaceted and contested concept and set of practices that needs to be expanded, appreciated and applied in fresh ways if it is to be both valued in itself and to be of use in practical development. This innovative book places culture, specifically in the form of the arts,... more...

  • Bilder, Kulturen, Identitštenby Stephanie Geise; Katharina Lobinger

    Herbert von Halem Verlag 2014; US$ 28.57

    Bilder haben einen wesentlichen Anteil an der kommunikativen Konstruktion sozialer Wirklichkeit. Sie modellieren Kulturen, sie verschaffen Identitšten Ausdruck, konstruieren Realitšten. Andererseits werden auch die Produktion, Selektion, Aneignung und Interpretation von Bildern sowie deren Wirkungspotenziale fortlaufend durch Identitšten und Kulturen... more...

  • Arts Governanceby Ruth Rentschler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 136.00

    Since the crisis in governance which led to a shortage of capable board members, recent years have seen the emergence of the enterprising arts organisation ? a development which has led to the need for new types of board members who have a greater understanding of 'mission, money and merit' within a cultural construct. This innovative book explores... more...

  • Blindheit und Hellsichtigkeitby Cornelia Klinger

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00

    This study examines the place of the arts in contemporary society. Beyond the illusion of autonomy and beyond strategies of pure aestheticization, what standing can art have in society and how can it change its status? In seeking answers to these questions, the author turns back to the 20th century and to the sometimes competing, sometimes... more...

  • Summers of Discontentby Raymond Tallis; Julian Spalding

    Bitter Lemon Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    An examination of why artists make art in the first place, and why we all feel the need for it. more...