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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Photography and Ontologyby Donna West Brett; Natalya Lusty

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 50.96

    This edited collection explores the complex ways in which photography is used and interpreted: as a record of evidence, as a form of communication, as a means of social and political provocation, as a mode of surveillance, as a narrative of the self, and as an art form. What makes photographic images unsettling and how do the re-uses and interpretations... 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...

  • Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Sentimentby Peter Gottschalk; Gabriel Greenberg

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2018; US$ 26.50

    This book explores the presence of Islamophobia through the political cartoon—a medium with an immediate and powerful impact. Islamophobia offers a fascinating and insightful look at our culture’s misperceptions and why it’s so important to stop “making Muslims the enemy”. more...

  • Artangel and Financing British Artby Charlotte Gould

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 50.96

    The Artangel Trust has been credited with providing artists with all the money and logistics they need to create one-off dream projects. An independent art commissioning agency based in London, it has operated since 1985 and is responsible for producing some of the most striking ephemeral and site-specific artworks of the last decades, from Rachel... more...

  • Visual Typologies from the Early Modern to the Contemporaryby Tara Zanardi; Lynda Klich

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 50.96

    Visual Typologies from the Early Modern to the Contemporary investigates the pictorial representation of types from the sixteenth to the twenty- first century. Originating in longstanding visual traditions, including street crier prints and costume albums, these images share certain conventions as they seek to convey knowledge about different peoples.... more...

  • Rethinking Australia’s Art Historyby Susan Lowish

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 52.24

    This book aims to redefine Australia’s earliest art history by chronicling for the first time the birth of the category "Aboriginal art," tracing the term’s use through published literature in the late eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Susan Lowish reveals how the idea of "Aboriginal art" developed in the European imagination,... more...

  • Globalizing East European Art Historiesby Beáta Hock; Anu Allas

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 52.24

    This edited collection reassesses East-Central European art by offering transnational perspectives on its regional or national histories, while also inserting the region into contemporary discussions of global issues. Both in popular imagination and, to some degree, scholarly literature, East-Central Europe is persistently imagined as a hermetically... more...

  • Nazi Exhibition Design and Modernismby Michael Tymkiw

    University of Minnesota Press 2018; Not Available

    A new and challenging perspective on Nazi exhibition design In one of the most comprehensive analyses ever written on the subject, Michael Tymkiw reassesses the relationship between Nazi exhibition design and modernism. While National Socialist exhibitions are widely understood as platforms for attacking modern art, they also served as sites... more...

  • Manetby Pierre Bourdieu; Peter Collier; Margaret Rigaud-Drayton

    Wiley 2018; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.50

    What is a 'symbolic revolution'? What happens when a symbolic revolutions occurs, how can it succeed and prevail and why is it so difficult to understand? Using the exemplary case of Édouard Manet, Pierre Bourdieu began to ponder these questions as early as the 1980s, before making it the focus of his lectures in his last years at the Collége de France.... more...

  • Migrations, Arts and Postcoloniality in the Mediterraneanby Celeste Ianniciello

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 19.12

    This book is focused on the transcultural memory of the Mediterranean region and the different ways it is articulated by contemporary art practices and museum projects linked to migrations, exile, diaspora and transnationality. The artistic and curatorial examples analysed in this study articulate a critical relationship between the cultural representations... more...