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Possession: The Curious History of Private Collectors from Antiquity to the Present

by Erin Thompson

Whether it's the discovery of $1.6 billion in Nazi-looted art or the news that Syrian rebels are looting UNESCO archaeological sites to buy arms, art crime commands headlines. Erin Thompson, America's only professor...


Singularities: Dance in the Age of Performance

by Andre Lepecki

How does the production of performance engage with the fundamental issues of our advanced neo-capitalist age?

André Lepecki surveys a decade of experimental choreography to uncover the dual meaning of 'performance'...


The Art of the People

by William Morris

This early work by William Morris was originally published in 1899 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. William Morris was born in London, England in 1834. Arguably best known...


Hopes and Fears for Art (1882)

by William Morris

This early work by William Morris was originally published in 1899 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. William Morris was born in London, England in 1834. Arguably best known...


Industry and Intelligence: Contemporary Art Since 1820

by Liam Gillick

The history of modern art is often told through aesthetic breakthroughs that sync well with profound cultural and political change. Monet’s riotous landscapes, Picasso’s fractured forms, Pollock’s insolent...


Pretentiousness: Why It Matters

by Dan Fox

Pretentiousness is the engine oil of culture; the essential lubricant in the development of all arts, high, low, or middle.


Lost in Wonder: Essays on Liturgy and the Arts

by Aidan Nichols O. P.

This book explores the Liturgy as the manifestation by cultic signs of Christian revelation, the 'setting' of the Liturgy in terms of architectural space, iconography and music, and the poetic response which...


After the Avant-Gardes

by Elizabeth Millán

A rallying call for all those who have been disquieted or disgusted by the excesses of artistic modernism. This is a collection of ten provocative essays on the arts, by writers of varied orientations who share...


Chaos Imagined: Literature, Art, Science

by Martin Meisel

The stories we tell in our attempt to make sense of the world, our myths and religion, literature and philosophy, science and art, are the comforting vehicles we use to transmit ideas of order. But beneath the...


The Birth-mark: Essays

by Susan Howe

Susan Howe's classic groundbreaking exploration of early American literature. Susan Howe reads our intellectual inheritance as a series of civil wars, where eachtext is a wilderness in which a strange lawless...


The Quarry: Essays

by Susan Howe

The Quarry presents new and pivotal Susan Howe prose pieces. A powerful selection of Susan Howe’s key essays, The Quarry moves backward chronologically, from her brand-new “Vagrancy in the Park” (about...


The Art of Understanding Art: A new perspective

by Hugh Moss

Have we completely missed the point of the modern western revolution in the arts? Hugh Moss thinks so, and here he presents a refreshingly original and thought-provoking new approach to understanding art. It...


Tropisms

by Nathalie Sarraute & Maria Jolas

Nathalie Sarraute's stunning debut—vignettes of "inner movements"—foreshadowed the rise of the nouveau roman. Hailed as a masterpiece by Jean Genet, Marguerite Duras, and Jean-Paul Sartre, Tropisms is considered...


Civil Imagination: A Political Ontology of Photography

by Ariella Azoulay

Understanding photography is more than a matter of assessing photographs, writes Ariella Azoulay. The photograph is merely one event in a sequence that constitutes photography and which always involves an actual...


Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art

by Julian Barnes

An extraordinary collection—hawk-eyed and understanding—from the Man Booker Prize–winning, best-selling author of The Sense of an Ending and Levels of Life.

As Julian Barnes notes: “Flaubert believed...


Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency

by Hal Foster

One of the world’s leading art theorists dissects a quarter century of artistic practice

Bad New Days examines the evolution of art and criticism in Western Europe and North America over the last twenty-five...


Brutal Utopias

by Joseph Watson

“It is only a generation ago that we were pulling down nineteenth-century monuments under the battle cry of ‘Victorian Monstrosities’. Now we are in danger of doing the same to Brutalism.” This souvenir...


Boredom and Art: Passions Of The Will To Boredom

by Julian Jason Haladyn

Examines the manners in which modern artists use boredom as a form of aesthetic resistance that, at its most positive, is the will to boredom.


Psychoanalytic Studies of Creativity, Greed, and Fine Art: Making Contact with the Self

by David P Levine

Throughout the history of psychoanalysis, the study of creativity and fine art has been a special concern.  Psychoanalytic Studies of Creativity, Greed and Fine Art: Making Contact with the Self makes a distinct...