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Contemporary Art and the Cosmopolitan Imagination

by Marsha Meskimmon

Contemporary Art and the Cosmopolitan Imagination offers a challenging new direction in the current literature on cosmopolitanism, globalisation and art.


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...


Big Bucks: The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century

by Georgina Adam

This highly readable and timely book explores the transformation of the modern and contemporary art market in the 21st century from a niche trade to a globalised operation worth an estimated $50 billion a year....


New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences after New Media Art

by Beryl Graham

New media art presents many challenges to the curator and collector, but there is very little published analytical material available to help meet those challenges. This book fills that gap. Drawing from the...


Automotive Prosthetic: Technological Mediation and the Car in Conceptual Art

by Charissa N. Terranova

In the twenty-first century, we are continually confronted with the existential side of technology-the relationships between identity and the mechanizations that have become extensions of the self. Focusing...


Kill for Peace: American Artists Against the Vietnam War

by Matthew Israel

The Vietnam War (1964-1975) divided American society like no other war of the twentieth century, and some of the most memorable American art and art-related activism of the last fifty years protested U.S. involvement....


In Contemporary

by Marcella Beccaria & Elena Volpato

A private art collection open to all: this is the ultimate aim of our Fondazione per l’Arte della Cassa di Risparmio di Torino. For ten years now, intense acquisition operations have made it possible to endow...


Art That Moves: The Work of Len Lye

by Roger Horrocks

A companion to the author's bestselling biography of Len Lye, this compelling volume shifts the focus from Lye's life to his art practice and innovative aesthetic theories about "the art of motion," which continue...


Master Narratives and their Discontents

by James Elkins

Highly-revered art historian, James Elkins, argues that the story of modernism and postmodernism is almost always told in terms of four narratives, with each narrative leading to a different understanding of...


Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century

by Joan Murray

Joan Murray discusses social and political events in combination with the movements, ideas, attitudes, styles, and important groups in Canadian art of this century.


For Creative Geographies: Geography, Visual Arts and the Making of Worlds

by Harriet Hawkins

This book provides the first sustained critical exploration, and celebration, of the relationship between Geography and the contemporary Visual Arts. With the growth of research in the Geohumanities and the...


Wall Works: Selected Writings and Performances

by Silvia Ziranek

Selected writings and performance scripts from visual artist Silvia Ziranek.


Theory for Art History: Adapted from Theory for Religious Studies, by William E. Deal and Timothy K. Beal

by Jae Emerling

Presenting clear and concise introductions to thirty key figures of contemporary theory. Adapted from Theory for Religious Studies, by William E. Deal and Timothy K. Beal.


Three Tunisian Women Artists: Nicène Kossentini, Mouna Karray, Moufida Fedhila

by Michèle Cohen Hadria & Judith Hayward

Michèle Cohen Hadria interviews artists Nicène Kossentini, Mouna Karray and Moufida Fedhila from Tunisia.


Scandinavian Design: Alternative Histories

by Kjetil Fallan

Examines the last century of Scandinavian design to reveal how the region's design culture is very different from popular assumption.


Contemporary Art in the Light of History

by Erwin Rosenthal, Deborah Rosenthal & Lance Esplund

Erwin Rosenthal’s Contemporary Art in the Light of History, originally published in 1971, is a small masterpiece of writing on the art of the twentieth century. A scholar of medieval art by training and a...


Utopian Adventure: The Corviale Void

by Victoria Watson

This unique book is about contemporary issues in architecture and urbanism, taking the form of a project for The Corviale Void, a one kilometre long strip of urban space, immured in the notorious Corviale housing...


The Next Thing: Art in the Twenty-first Century

by Pablo Baler

The Next Thing: Art in the Twenty-first Century is an illustrated collection of commissioned essays that attempt to anticipate, through current artistic productions, the aesthetic sensibility that will define...


Wyndham Lewis and the Cultures of Modernity

by Andrzej Gasiorek & Alice Reeve-Tucker

Making a strong case for a revaluation of Wyndham Lewis, this collection argues that significant aspects of Lewis's writing, painting and thinking have not yet received the attention they deserve. Lewis's contributions...


Poetics of the Iconotext

by Liliane Louvel & edited by Karen Jacobs

Poetics of the Iconotext makes available the theories of the respected French text/image specialist Professor Liliane Louvel and introduces English readers to the most current thinking in French text/image theory...