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More than Meets the Eye

by Georgina Kleege

In More Than Meets the Eye, Georgina Kleege explores the ways that ideas about visual art and blindness are linked in many facets of the culture. While it may seem paradoxical to link blindness to visual art,...

A New Dictionary of Art: One word - 3000 definitions

by Robert Good & Jane Glennie

A New Dictionary of Art takes a refreshingly alternative approach to the question ‘What is Art?’. Take your pick from over 3,000 definitions compiled from the internet via chat-rooms and discussion forums...

Jorge Tacla: Sign of Abandonment

by Candace Moeller & Paula Barría

"His paintings register the upheavals big and small that all cities and cultures are both enduring and sliding toward, unable to halt the passage of time and history." John Yau Includes texts by: John Yau; Francesca...

Cosmic Shift

by Dmitri Prigov, Ilya Kabakov, Emilia Kabakov & Boris Groys et al.

  • Features a strong line-up of the country’s most prominent contemporary artists, writers, philosophers, curators and historians.

  • Featuring: pioneers of the Moscow Conceptualism movement Ilya and Emilia Kabakov;...

The Story of Looking

by Mark Cousins

Looking can be an act of empathy or aggression. It can provoke desire or express it. And from the blurry, edgeless world we inhabit as infants to the landscape of screens we grow into, looking can define us....

Hammer, Sickle, and Soil: The Soviet Drive to Collectivize Agriculture

by Jonathan Daly

In Hammer, Sickle, and Soil, Jonathan Daly tells the harrowing story of Stalin's transformation of millions of family farms throughout the USSR into 250,000 collective farms during the period from 1929 to 1933....

Artaud the Moma

by Jacques Derrida, Peggy Kamuf & Kaira M. Cabañas

In 1996 Jacques Derrida gave a lecture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on the occasion of Antonin Artaud: Works on Paper, one of the first major international exhibitions to present the avant-garde dramatist...

Why Only Art Can Save Us

by santiago zabala

The state of emergency, thinkers such as Carl Schmidt, Walter Benjamin, and Giorgio Agamben have argued, is at the heart of any theory of politics. But today the problem is not the crises we do confront, which...

American Silences: The Realism of James Agee, Walker Evans, and Edward Hopper

by Joseph Ward

In ""American Silences"", Joseph Anthony Ward offers a unique analysis of the use and effects of silence in modern American realistic art. Beginning with the nineteenth-century literature that laid the foundation...

The Possibility of a World

by Jean-Luc Nancy, Pierre-Philippe Jandin, Travis Holloway & Flor Méchain

In this series of interviews, Jean-Luc Nancy reviews his life’s work. But like Schlegel’s historian—“a prophet facing backwards”—Nancy takes this opportunity to rummage through the history of art,...

Traces of Vermeer

by Jane Jelley

Johannes Vermeer's luminous paintings are loved and admired around the world, yet we do not understand how they were made. We see sunlit spaces; the glimmer of satin, silver, and linen; we see the softness of...

Art, Death and Lacanian Psychoanalysis

by Efrat Biberman & Shirley Sharon-Zisser

Art, Death and Lacanian Psychoanalysis examines the relationship between art and death from the perspective of Lacanian psychoanalysis. It takes a unique approach to the topic by making explicit reference to...


by Elizabeth Grierson

Critically challenging the notion of cities as hegemonic spaces, Transformations: Art and the City explores interactions between the human subject and their urban surroundings through site-specific art and creative...

Interpreting Visual Art: A Survey of Cognitive Research About Pictures

by Catherine Weir & Evans Mandes

Interpreting Visual Art explores the psychological and cognitive mechanisms that underlie one's interpretation of art. After the brain encodes visual information, this encoding is then processed by perceptual...

Art Movements and The Discourse of Acknowledgements and Distinctions

by Themba Tsotsi

The book is inspired by the discourse of Acknowledgements and Distinctions. A discourse that incorporates Deconstructionist techniques like differance in order to concretise the critical in the discourse which...

The Recording Machine: Art and Fact during the Cold War

by Joshua Shannon

A revealing look at the irrevocable change in art during the 1960s and its relationship to the modern culture of fact

This refreshing and erudite book offers a new understanding of the transformation of photography...

Waking Up Grey: An Exploration of Creative Awakening

by Schut Jennie

An inspiring journey toward creative recovery and spiritual awakening

Crime and Punishment (ReadOn Classics Editions)

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky & Constance Garnett

The two years before he wrote Crime and Punishment (1866) had been bad ones for Dostoyevsky. His wife and brother had died; the magazine he and his brother had started, Epoch, collapsed under its load of debt;...

The Mission of Art

by Alex Grey & Ken Wilber

This is an inspirational book about art's power to bring about personal catharsis and spiritual awakening. Alex Grey's reflections combine his extensive knowledge of art history and his own first-hand experiences...

The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art

by Roni Grén

This book examines the importance of the animal in modern art theory, using classic texts of modern aesthetics and texts written by modern artists to explore the influence of the human-animal relationship on...