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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...


Magritte's Labyrinth

by Ellen Handler Spitz

Gertrude Stein once asked why certain painted pictures engrave themselves into our minds with fierce tenacity. Why do they unsettle us? The enigmatic art of Belgian Surrealist artist René Magritte has long...


Double Rhythm: Writings About Painting

by Jean Helion & Deborah Rosenthal

Jean Hélion, the French painter who died at eighty-three in 1987, brought together in his copious and essential writing on art the theoretical authority of the intellectual and the fundamental insights of the...


D'ARS magazine n° 218

by D'ars

D’ARS Magazine è una collana in formato ePub che dal 2014 offre al pubblico una raccolta di articoli tratti da D’ARS - periodico di arti e culture contemporanee in due lingue (italiano e inglese). Diretto...


Summers of Discontent: The Purpose of the Arts Today

by Raymond Tallis & Julian Spalding

An examination of why artists make art in the first place, and why we all feel the need for it.


Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else

by David Balzer

Now that we 'curate' even lunch, what happens to the role of the connoisseur in contemporary culture?


Deleuze and Futurism: A Manifesto for Nonsense

by Helen Palmer

This book is an original exploration of Deleuze's dynamic philosophies of space, time and language, bringing Deleuze and futurism together for the first time. Helen Palmer investigates both the potential for...


How to Write About Contemporary Art

by Gilda Williams

An essential handbook for students and professionals on writing eloquently, accurately, and originally about contemporary art How to Write About Contemporary Art is the definitive guide to writing engagingly...


DARS magazine n° 217

by Dars

D’ARS Magazine è una collana in formato ePub che dal 2014 offre al pubblico una raccolta di articoli tratti da D’ARS - periodico di arti e culture contemporanee in due lingue (italiano e inglese). Diretto...


DARS magazine n° 216

by Dars

D’ARS Magazine è una collana in formato ePub che dal 2014 offre al pubblico una raccolta di articoli tratti da D’ARS - periodico di arti e culture contemporanee in due lingue (italiano e inglese). Diretto...


Paris Without End: On French Art Since World War I

by Jed Perl

This brilliant blend of history, biography, and criticism explores the seminal figures of twentieth-century French art—Matisse, Picasso, Derain, Léger, Dufy, Braque, Giacometti, Balthus, and Hélion—and the...


On the New

by Boris Groys

On the New looks at the economies of exchange and valuation that drive modern culture's key sites: the intellectual marketplace and the archive. As ideas move from one context to another, newness is created....


Politics by Other Means: Selected Criticism from Review 31

by Houman Barekat & Alison Hugill

A collection of the site's very best reviews on art, culture & theory.


Feminist Art Manifestos: An Anthology

by Katy Deepwell

An anthology of 35 feminist art manifestos by contemporary women artists from around the world, 1969-2013.


Fractured Times: Culture and Society in the Twentieth Century

by Eric Hobsbawm

Eric Hobsbawm, who passed away in 2012, was one of the most brilliant and original historians of our age. Through his work, he observed the great twentieth-century confrontation between bourgeois fin de siècle...


The Total Art of Stalinism: Avant-Garde, Aesthetic Dictatorship, and Beyond

by Boris Groys & Charles Rougle

From the ruins of communism, Boris Groys emerges to provoke our interest in the aesthetic goals pursued with such catastrophic consequences by its founders. Interpreting totalitarian art and literature in the...


Undermining: A Wild Ride Through Land Use, Politics, and Art in the Changing West

by Lucy R. Lippard

Award-winning author, curator, and activist Lucy R. Lippard is one of America’s most influential writers on contemporary art, a pioneer in the fields of cultural geography, conceptualism, and feminist art....


Panaesthetics: On the Unity and Diversity of the Arts

by Daniel Albright

While comparative literature is a well-recognized field of study, the notion of comparative arts remains unfamiliar to many. In this fascinating book, Daniel Albright addresses the fundamental question of comparative...


Shipwreck in Art and Literature: Images and Interpretations from Antiquity to the Present Day

by Carl Thompson

Tales of shipwreck have always fascinated audiences, and as a result there is a rich literature of suffering at sea, and an equally rich tradition of visual art depicting this theme. Exploring the shifting semiotics...


Beauty, Violence, Representation

by Lisa A. Dickson & Maryna Romanets

This volume explores the relationship among beauty, violence, and representation in a broad range of artistic and cultural texts, including literature, visual art, theatre, film, and music.

Charting diversifying...