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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • 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...

  • Exhibiting Atrocityby Amy Sodaro

    Rutgers University Press 2018; US$ 29.95

    Exhibiting Atrocity documents the emergence of the memorial museum as a new cultural form of commemoration. Amy Sodaro uses in-depth case studies of five exemplary memorial museums around the world to analyze their use in efforts to come to terms with past political violence and to promote democracy and human rights.    more...

  • Signal: 06by Alec Dunn; Josh MacPhee

    PM Press 2018; US$ 9.99

    Artists and cultural workers have been at the center of upheavals the world over, from the painters and poets in the Paris Commune to the poster-makers and street-theatre performers of the Occupy movement. Signal brings these artists and their work to a new audience, digging deep through our common history to unearth their images and stories. Highlights... more...

  • Constructing the Memory of War in Visual Culture since 1914by Ann Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 55.00

    This collection provides a transnational, interdisciplinary perspective on artistic responses to war from 1914 to the present, analysing a broad selection of the rich, complex body of work which has emerged in response to conflicts since the Great War. Many of the creators examined here embody the human experience of war: first-hand witnesses who... more...

  • Civil Servants on the Silver Screenby Michelle C. Pautz

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 95.00

    This book demonstrates how government bureaucracy is portrayed in the top ten box office grossing films from 2000–2015. Perhaps unsurprisingly, government is generally portrayed poorly, but individual government bureaucrats are typically depicted positively. more...

  • Absence and Difficult Knowledge in Contemporary Art Museumsby Margaret Tali

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 150.00

    This book analyzes practices of collecting in European art museums from 1989 to the present, arguing that museums actualize absence both consciously and unconsciously, while misrepresentation is an outcome of the absent perspectives and voices of minority community members which are rarely considered in relation to contemporary art. Difficult knowledge... more...

  • The Benin Plaquesby Kathryn Wysocki Gunsch

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The 16th century bronze plaques from the kingdom of Benin are among the most recognized masterpieces of African art, and yet many details of their commission and installation in the palace in Benin City, Nigeria, are little understood. The Benin Plaques, A 16th Century Imperial Monument is a detailed analysis of a corpus of nearly 850 bronze plaques... more...

  • Contemporary Citizenship, Art, and Visual Cultureby Corey Dzenko; Theresa Avila

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Taking citizenship as a political position, cultural process, and intertwining of both, this edited volume examines the role of visual art and visual culture as sites for the construction and contestation of both state-sanctioned and cultural citizenships from the late 1970s to today. Contributors to this book examine an assortment of visual media—painting,... more...

  • Images of Sex and Desire in Renaissance Art and Modern Historiographyby Angeliki Pollali; Berthold Hub

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Studies on gender and sexuality have proliferated in the last decades, covering a wide spectrum of disciplines. This collection of essays offers a metanarrative of sexuality as it has been recently embedded in the art historical discourse of the European Renaissance. It revisits ‘canonical’ forms of visual culture, such as painting, sculpture and... more...

  • Cartographic abstraction in contemporary artby Claire Reddleman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    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...