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  • Art : Process : Changeby Loraine Leeson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 51.00

    This book brings a practitioner’s insight to bear on socially situated art practice through a first-hand glimpse into the development, organisation and delivery of art projects with social agendas. Issues examined include the artist’s role in building creative frameworks, the relationship of collaboration to participation, management of collective... more...

  • Markt und Machtby Uwe Fleckner; Thomas W. Gaehtgens; Christian Huemer

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 45.99

    Writing a history of art dealing in the Third Reich presents a special challenge, not only because of the difficult situation regarding source material. The actors’ activities are enmeshed in outrageous contradictions involving complicity and sabotage. The range of issues includes the day-to-day business of art dealers through to the resistance to... more...

  • Visualizing Warby Anders Engberg-Pedersen; Kathrin Maurer

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 51.00

    Wars have always been connected to images. From the representation of war on maps, panoramas, and paintings to the modern visual media of photography, film, and digital screens, images have played a central role in representing combat, military strategy, soldiers, and victims. Such images evoke a whole range of often unexpected emotions from ironic... more...

  • After the Partyby Joshua Chambers-Letson

    NYU Press 2018; US$ 30.00

    A new manifesto for performance studies on the art of queer of color worldmaking.  After the Party  tells the stories of minoritarian artists who mobilize performance to produce freedom and sustain life in the face of subordination, exploitation, and annihilation. Through the exemplary work of Nina Simone, Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, Danh Vō, Felix... more...

  • Painting Peaceby Kazuaki Tanahashi

    Shambhala 2018; US$ 24.95

    A revered modern artist and Zen teacher offers an inspirational account of how his art has been the expression of a life of social activism. “Awakening,” says Kazuaki Tanahashi,  “is to realize the infinite value of each moment of your own life as well as of other beings, then to continue to act accordingly.” This book is the record of a life spent... more...

  • Civil Servants on the Silver Screenby Michelle C. Pautz

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 95.00

    This book demonstrates how government bureaucracy is portrayed in the top ten box office grossing films from 2000–2015. Perhaps unsurprisingly, government is generally portrayed poorly, but individual government bureaucrats are typically depicted positively. more...

  • Signal: 06by Alec Dunn; Josh MacPhee

    PM Press 2018; US$ 9.99

    Artists and cultural workers have been at the center of upheavals the world over, from the painters and poets in the Paris Commune to the poster-makers and street-theatre performers of the Occupy movement. Signal brings these artists and their work to a new audience, digging deep through our common history to unearth their images and stories. Highlights... more...

  • Beginner's Guide to Community-Based Arts, 2nd Editionby Keith Knight; Matt Schwarzman

    New Village Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    Ten transformative local arts projects come alive in the revised second edition of this comics-illustrated training manual for teens, youth leaders, and young activists. This energetic guidebook demonstrates the enormous power of art in grassroots social change. It presents proven models of community-based arts programs, plus techniques, discussion... more...

  • Acting Together I: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflictby Cynthia Cohen; Roberto Gutiérrez Varea; Polly O. Walker; Dijana Milosevic; Charles Mulekwa

    New Village Press 2011; US$ 21.95

    Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict is a two-volume work describing peacebuilding performances in regions beset by violence and internal conflicts. Volume I, Resistance and Reconciliation in Regions of Violence, emphasizes the role theatre and ritual play both in the midst and in the aftermath of direct violence,... more...

  • Acting Together II: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflictby Cynthia Cohen; Roberto Gutiérrez Varea; Polly O. Walker

    New Village Press 2011; US$ 21.95

    Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict is a two-volume work describing peacebuilding performances in regions beset by violence and internal conflicts. Whereas Volume I, Resistance and Reconciliation in Regions of Violence, emphasizes the role theatre and ritual play both in the midst and in the aftermath of direct... more...