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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Migrations, Arts and Postcoloniality in the Mediterraneanby Celeste Ianniciello

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 20.15

    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...

  • Cartographic Abstraction in Contemporary Artby Claire Reddleman

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 47.01

    In this book, Claire Reddleman introduces her theoretical innovation "cartographic abstraction" – a material modality of thought and experience that is produced through cartographic techniques of depiction. Reddleman closely engages with selected artworks (by contemporary artists such as Joyce Kozloff, Layla Curtis, and Bill Fontana) and theories... more...

  • Radical Marbleby J. Nicholas Napoli; William Tronzo

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 54.95

    Marble is one of the great veins through the architectural tradition and fundamental building block of the Mediterranean world, from the Parthenon of mid-fifth century Athens, which was constructed of pentelic marble, to Justinian’s Hagia Sophia in Constantinople and the Renaissance and Baroque basilica of St. Peter’s in the Vatican. Scholarship has... 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...

  • Hate Is What We Needby Ward Schumaker

    Chronicle Books LLC 2018; US$ 12.99

    This state of the union is not normal. In this clothbound, hardcover volume, acclaimed artist Ward Schumaker transforms the egregious utterances of the 45th president of the United States of America into provocative text-based paintings. Translating the politics of our moment into visceral works of art, Schumaker offers an alternative to the desensitizing... more...

  • Performing Revolutionaryby Nicole Garneau; Anne Cushwa

    Intellect Books Ltd 2018; US$ 33.00

    The result of five years of practice-based creative research focused on Nicole Garneau’s UPRISING project, Performing Revolutionary presents a number of methods for the creation of politically charged interactive public events in the style of a how-to guide. UPRISING, a series of public demonstrations in eight locations in the United States and five... more...

  • Posters for Changeby Princeton Architectural Press; Avram Finkelstein

    Princeton Architectural Press 2018; US$ 15.99

    The US presidential election in 2016 brought to a head myriad political activism around the world, around the rights of minorities, women, the LGBTQ community, and the environment. In the midst of this turmoil, nearly 300 designers from around the world answered the call to create this collection of 50 tear-out posters for people who want to make their... more...

  • Artistic Visions of the Anthropocene Northby Gry Hedin; Ann-Sofie N. Gremaud

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 150.00

    In the era of the Anthropocene, artists and scientists are facing a new paradigm in their attempts to represent nature. Seven chapters, which focus on art from 1780 to the present that engages with Nordic landscapes, argue that a number of artists in this period work in the intersection between art, science, and media technologies to examine the human... more...

  • Art Museums of Latin Americaby Michele Greet; Gina McDaniel Tarver

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 149.95

    Since the late nineteenth century, art museums have played crucial social, political, and economic roles throughout Latin America because of the ways that they structure representation. By means of their architecture, collections, exhibitions, and curatorial practices, Latin American art museums have crafted representations of communities, including... 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...