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  • Monstersby Derrick Jensen

    PM Press 2017; US$ 9.99

    Monsters is an illustrated collection of wild, weird, and whimsical tales with a twist. These stories are not about mythical creatures; here, the creatures speak for themselves. There's an orc who hates Tolkien, a young demon awash in teenage angst, an angel abandoned by Jesus who finds the Fates. Jensen creates a world both delicately dreamlike... more...

  • András Visky’s Barrack Dramaturgy: Memories of the Bodyby Jozefina Komporaly

    Intellect Books Ltd 2017; US$ 32.78

    Widely considered one of the most innovative voices in Hungarian theater, András Visky has enjoyed growing audiences and increased critical acclaim over the last fifteen years. Nonetheless, his plays have yet to reach a wider English-language audience. This volume, edited by Jozefina Komporaly, begins to correct this by bringing together a translated... more...

  • Transformationsby Elizabeth Grierson

    Intellect Books Ltd 2017; US$ 45.00

    Critically challenging the notion of cities as hegemonic spaces, Transformations: Art and the City explores interactions between the human subject and their urban surroundings through site-specific art and creative practices, tracing the ways in which Chapters include case-studies raging from corporate- and public-funded art in Sydney; creative exchanges... more...

  • Art and Its Global Historiesby Diana Newall

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 26.95

    A varied selection of content, including excerpts, new translations, interviews with curators and artists, and art criticism. The Reader is contextualised under key themes and ideas that underpin the notion of a global art history that spans from the 1400s to present day. more...

  • Transnationalism, Activism, Artby Kit Dobson; Aine McGlynn

    University of Toronto Press 2017; US$ 62.00

    Transnationalism, Activism, Art goes beyond Banksy by investigating how the three complementary political, social, and cultural phenomena listed in the title interact in the twenty-first century. more...

  • Art : Process : Changeby Loraine Leeson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 52.44

    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$ 52.44

    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...