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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Peter Paul Rubens and the Counter-Reformation Crisis of the Beati moderniby Ruth S. Noyes

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.99

    Peter Paul Rubens and the Crisis of the Beati Moderni takes up the question of the issues involved in the formation of recent saints - or Beati moderni (modern Blesseds) as they were called - by the Jesuits and Oratorians in the new environment of increased strictures and censorship that developed after the Council of Trent with respect to legal canonization... more...

  • Markt und Machtby Uwe Fleckner; Thomas W. Gaehtgens; Christian Huemer

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 45.99

    Writing a history of art dealing in the Third Reich presents a special challenge, not only because of the difficult situation regarding source material. The actors’ activities are enmeshed in outrageous contradictions involving complicity and sabotage. The range of issues includes the day-to-day business of art dealers through to the resistance to... more...

  • Sovereign Actsby Katherine A. Zien

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Sovereign Acts explores how artists, activists, and audiences performed and interpreted sovereignty struggles in the Panama Canal Zone over the last century. By demonstrating the place of performance in the legal landscape of U.S. Empire, Zien transforms our understanding of U.S. imperialism in the Panama Canal Zone and the Caribbean.   more...

  • Art : Process : Changeby Loraine Leeson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book brings a practitioner’s insight to bear on socially situated art practice through a first-hand glimpse into the development, organisation and delivery of art projects with social agendas. Issues examined include the artist’s role in building creative frameworks, the relationship of collaboration to participation, management of collective... more...

  • Food Democracyby Oliver Vodeb

    Intellect Books Ltd 2017; US$ 36.00

    In a world where privatisation and capitalism dominate the global economy, the essays in this book ask how to make socially responsive communication, design and art that counters the role of the food industry as a machine of consumption. Food Democracy brings together contributions from leading international scholars and activists, critical case... more...

  • Art and Its Global Historiesby

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    A varied selection of content, including excerpts, new translations, interviews with curators and artists, and art criticism. The Reader is contextualised under key themes and ideas that underpin the notion of a global art history that spans from the 1400s to present day. more...

  • Picturing Marie Leszczinska (1703-1768)by JenniferG Germann

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Portraits of Queen Marie Leszczinska (1703-1768) were highly visible in eighteenth-century France. Appearing in royal ch?aux and, after 1737, in the Parisian Salons, the queen's image was central to the visual construction of the monarchy. Her earliest portraits negotiated aspects of her ethnic difference, French gender norms, and royal rank to craft... more...

  • The Visual Culture of Violence After the French Revolutionby Lela Graybill

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The Visual Culture of Violence after the French Revolution traces four sites of spectatorship that exemplified the visual culture of violence in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, offering a new account of the significance of violent spectacle to the birth of modernity. Considerations of the execution scaffold, salon painting, print... more...

  • Imaging Stuart Family Politicsby Catriona Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    From conception onwards, Stuart offspring were presented to their subjects through texts, images and public celebrations. Audiences were exhorted to share in their development, establishing affective bonds with the royal family and its latest additions. Yet inviting the public into Stuart domestic affairs exposed them to intense scrutiny and private... more...

  • "Orientalism, Eroticism and Modern Visuality in Global Cultures "by Julie Codell

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In Orientalism, Eroticism and Modern Visuality in Global Cultures scholars look afresh at representations of nineteenth-century ?oriental? bodies, inquiring deeply into their erotic dimensions, tracing their global dissemination at cross-cultural intersections of the visual and the political. Authors consider the impact of eroticized orientalist representations... more...