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  • David's Slingby Victoria C. Gardner Coates

    Encounter Books 2016; US$ 27.99

    Throughout Western history, the societies that have made the greatest contributions to the spread of freedom have created iconic works of art to celebrate their achievements. Yet despite the enduring appeal of these worksfrom the Parthenon to Michelangelo’s David to Picasso’s Guernica histories of both art and democracy have ignored this phenomenon.... more...

  • Sharing Archaeologyby Peter Stone; Zhao Hui

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.61

    As a discipline, Archaeology has developed rapidly over the last half-century. The increase in so-called ‘public archaeology,’ with its wide range of television programming, community projects, newspaper articles, and enhanced site-based interpretation has taken archaeology from a closed academic discipline of interest to a tiny minority to a topic... more...

  • Arts Management and Cultural Policy Researchby Jonathan Paquette; Eleonora Redaelli

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This book aims to present concepts, knowledge and institutional settings of arts management and cultural policy research. It offers a representation of arts management and cultural policy research as a field, or a complex assemblage of people, concepts, institutions, and ideas. more...

  • 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...

  • Photography and Placeby Donna West Brett

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.99

    As a recording device, photography plays a unique role in how we remember places and events that happened there. This includes recording events as they happen, or recording places where something occurred before the photograph was taken, commonly referred to as aftermath photography. This book presents a theoretical and historical analysis of German... more...

  • Catalan Cartoonsby Rhiannon McGlade

    University of Wales Press 2016; US$ 120.00

    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

    2017 American Book Award Winner from the Before Columbus Foundation   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.... 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$ 55.61

    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...