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Decadence

by Rémy de Gourmont

When, more than ten years ago, I wrote the first article on Remy de Gourmont which, so far as I know, appeared in America—North America, bien entendu, for the author of La Culture des Idées and Le Chemin...


A Coat of Many Colours: Occasional Essays

by Herbert Read

This book, first published in 1947, is collection of critical essays by Herbert Read that had not been previously published in book form. The essays cover several different subject areas, including literature,...


Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader

by Linda Nochlin & Maura Reilly

The first comprehensive anthology of art historian Linda Nochlin’s work, including her landmark essays on the position and influence of women artists Linda Nochlin is one of the most accessible, provocative,...


The End of Cinema?: A Medium in Crisis in the Digital Age

by André|Marion, Philippe Gaudreault & Timothy Barnard

Is a film watched on a video screen still cinema? Have digital compositing, motion capture, and other advanced technologies remade or obliterated the craft? Rooted in their hypothesis of the “double birth of...


Line: An Art Study

by Edmund J. Sullivan

Written by a noted illustrator and teacher, this guide introduces the basics of line drawing. British artist Edmund J. Sullivan, who merges the traditional nineteenth-century style of illustration with elements...


The Analysis of Beauty

by William Hogarth

English artist William Hogarth (1697–1764) is most famous for his satirical caricatures and moral paintings, the forerunners of cartoons. In this instructive volume, the august painter and engraver discusses...


The Lumière Galaxy: Seven Key Words for the Cinema to Come

by Francesco Casetti

Francesco Casetti believes new media technologies are producing an exciting new era in cinema aesthetics. Whether we experience film in the theater, on our hand-held devices, in galleries and museums, onboard...


F.M.R.L.: Footnotes, Mirages, Refrains and Leftovers of Writing Sound

by Daniela Cascella

Ephemeral, F.M.R.L: A collection of fragments and essays recording accidents of hearing and detours of thought in response to the peripheral nature of listening and reading.


Motion(less) Pictures: The Cinema of Stasis

by Justin Remeselnik

Conducting the first comprehensive study of films that do not move, Justin Remes challenges the primacy of motion in cinema and tests the theoretical limits of film aesthetics and representation. Reading experimental...


Realisation-from Seeing to Understanding: The Origins of Art

by Julian Spalding

How our changing world view, from a flat earth to a spinning planet, has affected our attitudes, architecture and art.


Circulations in the Global History of Art

by Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann & Catherine Dossin

The project of global art history calls for balanced treatment of artifacts and a unified approach. This volume emphasizes questions of transcultural encounters and exchanges as circulations. It presents a strategy...


Museums, Migration and Cultural Diversity

by Christina Johansson

Historically, an important role of museums has been to contribute to national homogenization. The book specifically deals with how the Swedish museum sector of culture and history addresses new demands from...


Play and Participation in Contemporary Arts Practices

by Tim Stott

This book engages debates in current art criticism concerning the turn toward participatory works of art. In particular, it analyzes ludic participation, in which play and games are used organizationally so...


The Deep Zoo

by Rikki Ducornet

Ducornet’s essays explore eros, violence, dreams, fairy tales, and art as alchemy—the Deep Zoo at the core of humanity.


Psychoanalysis and the Artistic Endeavor: Conversations with literary and visual artists

by Lois Oppenheim

Psychoanalysis and the Artistic Endeavor offers an intriguing window onto the creative thinking of several well-known and highly creative individuals.  Internationally renowned writers, painters, choreographers,...


Photography, History, Difference

by Tanya Sheehan

Thinking differently about photography and its histories


aka Marcel Duchamp: Meditations on the Identities of an Artist

by Anne Collins Goodyear & James W. McManus

aka Marcel Duchamp is an anthology of recent essays by leading scholars on Marcel Duchamp, arguably the most influential artist of the twentieth century. With scholarship addressing the full range of Duchamp's...


Ways of Curating

by Hans Ulrich Obrist

Hans Ulrich Obrist curated his first exhibit in his kitchen when he was twenty-three years old. Since then he has staged more than 250 shows internationally, many of them among the most influential exhibits...


On Not Looking: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture

by Frances Guerin

On Not Looking: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture focuses on the image, and our relationship to it, as a site of "not looking." The collection demonstrates that even though we live in an image-saturated...


Patron Saints: Five Rebels Who Opened America to a New Art 1928-1943

by Nicholas Fox Weber

This lively work of cultural history tells the stories of five young art patrons who, in the last 1920s and 1930s, were instrumental in bringing modern painting, sculpture, and dance to America. A combination...