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  • The Art of Public Spaceby Kim Gurney

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    A journey through Johannesburg via three art projects raises intriguing notions about the constitutive relationship between the city, imagination and the public sphere- through walking, gaming and performance art. Amid prevailing economic validations, the trilogy posits art within an urban commons in which imagination is all-important. more...

  • Catalan Cartoonsby Rhiannon McGlade

    University of Wales Press 2016; US$ 120.00 US$ 102.00

    This book offers a critical and cognitive focus that captures the history and influence of the rich Catalan cartooning tradition against the shifting political landscape in the period 1898-1982. more...

  • A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Womenby Siri Hustvedt

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 13.99

    A compelling, radical, “richly explored” ( The New York Times Book Review ), and “insightful” ( Vanity Fair ) collection of essays on art, feminism, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy from prize-winning novelist Siri Hustvedt, the acclaimed author of The Blazing World and What I Loved . In a trilogy of works brought together in a single volume,... more...

  • See You in the Streetsby Ruth Sergel

    University of Iowa Press 2016; US$ 21.00 US$ 17.85

    In 1911, a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City took the lives of 146 workers, most of them young immigrant women and girls. Their deaths galvanized a movement for social and economic justice then, but today’s laborers continue to battle dire working conditions. How can we bring the lessons of the Triangle fire back into practice... more...

  • This Is Modern Artby Kevin Coval; Idris Goodwin

    Haymarket Books 2016; US$ 14.99

    A glimpse into the lives of anonymous graffiti artists that asks us to question the true purpose of art. more...

  • Designing Modern Norwayby Kjetil Fallan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Designing Modern Norway: A History of Design Discourse is an intellectual history of design and its role in configuring the modern Norwegian nation state. Rather than a conventional national design history survey that focuses on designers and objects, this is an in-depth study of the ideologies, organizations, strategies and politics that combined... more...

  • After Silenceby Avram Finkelstein

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 27.95

    Early in the 1980s AIDS epidemic, six gay activists created one of the most iconic and lasting images that would come to symbolize a movement: a protest poster of a pink triangle with the words “Silence = Death.” The graphic and the slogan still resonate today, often used—and misused—to brand the entire movement. Cofounder of the collective Silence... more...

  • Make Change!by Chronicle Books

    Chronicle Books LLC 2018; US$ 7.99

    A joyful testament to our ability to rise to new challenges and shape the world for the better, Make Change! collects art celebrating inclusivity, love, and civic engagement in one compelling, petite hardcover volume. Filled to the brim with artwork from a diverse roster of celebrated illustrators and designers, this book is a font of encouragement... more...

  • Signs of Resistanceby Bonnie Siegler

    Artisan 2018; US$ 15.95

    In hundreds of iconic, smart, angry, clever, unforgettable images, Signs of Resistance chronicles what truly makes America great: citizens unafraid of speaking truth to power. Two hundred and forty images—from British rule and women’s suffrage to the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War; from women’s equality and Black Lives Matter to the... more...

  • Art and Obscenityby Kerstin Mey

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 14.95

    Explicit material is more widely available in the internet age than ever before, yet the concept of ‘obscenity’ remains as difficult to pin down as it is to approach without bias: notions of what is ‘obscene’ shift with societies’ shifting mores, and our responses to explicit or disturbing material can be highly subjective. In this intelligent and... more...