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  • Ai Weiwei Speaksby Hans Ulrich Obrist

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 8.45

    'If artists betray the social conscience and the basic principles of being human, where does art stand then?' Ai Weiwei - artist, architect, curator, publisher, poet and urbanist - extended the notion of art and is one of the world's most significant creative and cultural figures. In this series of interviews, conducted over several years with... more...

  • 100 Artists' Manifestosby Alex Danchev

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 18.32

    In this remarkable collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years, Alex Danchev presents the cacophony of voices of such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Feminism, Communism, Destructivism, Vorticism, Stridentism, Cannibalism and Stuckism, taking in along the way film, architecture, fashion, and cookery. Artists' manifestos... more...

  • Intangible Natural Heritageby Eric Dorfman

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 55.06

    The topic of intangible natural heritage is new, recently emerging as an important subject of inquiry. It describes the untouchable elements of the environment that combine to create natural objects, and help define our relationship to them. These elements can be sensory, like auditory landscapes, or processes like natural selection. As a concept,... more...

  • Paths Toward Utopiaby Cindy Milstein; Josh MacPhee; Erik Ruin

    PM Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Consisting of 10 collaborative picture-essays that weave poetic words with intricate yet bold images, this collection aims to challenge readers into thinking of community action in a positive light. Depicting what it would be like to live, every day, in a world created from below, where coercion and hierarchy are largely vestiges of the past, Paths... more...

  • Outrage: Art, Controversy, and Societyby Richard Howells; Andreea Deciu Ritivoi; Judith Schachter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    A study of controversy in the arts, and the extent to which such controversies are socially rather than just aesthetically conditioned. The collection pays special attention to the vested interests and the social dynamics involved, including class, religion, culture, and - above all - power. more...

  • Pantomime Terrorby John Hutnyk

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    The war on terror thrives on pantomime demons, created and maintained by political opportunism, convenient stereotype and uncritical celebrity scholarship. more...

  • Sharing Archaeologyby Peter Stone; Zhao Hui

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.06

    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$ 48.51

    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...