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On the New
On the New
Written by Boris Groys
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781781682937
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On the New

Written by Boris Groys


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: July 22, 2014
Price: $95.00

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. This continuous shifting of the line that separates the valuable from the worthless, culture from profanity, is... Read more >
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On the New
On the New
Written by Boris Groys
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ISBN: 9781781682920
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On the New

Written by Boris Groys


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: July 15, 2014
Price: $22.95

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. This continuous shifting of the line that separates the valuable from the worthless, culture from profanity, is... Read more >
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On the New

Written by Boris Groys


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: July 15, 2014
Price: $22.95

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. This continuous shifting of the line that separates the valuable from the worthless, culture from profanity, is... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
The Total Art of Stalinism
Avant-Garde, Aesthetic Dictatorship, and Beyond
Written by Boris Groys
Translated by Charles Rougle


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: May 27, 2014
Price: $19.95

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 context of cultural history, this brilliant essay likens totalitarian aims to the modernists’ goal of producing world-transformative art. In this... Read more >
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The Art-Architecture Complex

Written by Hal Foster


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: July 23, 2013
Price: $24.95

Hal Foster, author of the acclaimed Design and Crime, argues that a fusion of architecture and art is a defining feature of contemporary culture. He identifies a “global style” of architecture—as practiced by Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano—analogous to the international style of Le Corbusier, Gropius and Mies. 

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The Art-Architecture Complex
The Art-Architecture Complex
Written by Hal Foster
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781681046
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The Art-Architecture Complex

Written by Hal Foster


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: July 23, 2013
Price: $24.95

Hal Foster, author of the acclaimed Design and Crime, argues that a fusion of architecture and art is a defining feature of contemporary culture. He identifies a “global style” of architecture—as practiced by Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano—analogous to the international style of Le Corbusier, Gropius and Mies. 

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Aisthesis
Aisthesis
Written by Jacques Ranciere, Translated by Zakir Paul
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781781680896
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Aisthesis
Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art
Written by Jacques Ranciere
Translated by Zakir Paul


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $29.95

Composed in a series of scenes, Aisthesis–Rancière’s definitive statement on the aesthetic–takes its reader from Dresden in 1764 to New York in 1941. Along the way, we view the Belvedere Torso with Winckelmann, accompany Hegel to the museum and Mallarmé to the Folies-Bergère, attend a lecture by Emerson, visit exhibitions in... Read more >
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Aisthesis
Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art
Written by Jacques Ranciere
Translated by Zakir Paul


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $29.95

Composed in a series of scenes, Aisthesis–Rancière’s definitive statement on the aesthetic–takes its reader from Dresden in 1764 to New York in 1941. Along the way, we view the Belvedere Torso with Winckelmann, accompany Hegel to the museum and Mallarmé to the Folies-Bergère, attend a lecture by Emerson, visit exhibitions in... Read more >
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Anywhere or Not at All
Anywhere or Not at All
Written by Peter Osborne
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781680940
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Anywhere or Not at All
Philosophy of Contemporary Art
Written by Peter Osborne


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $29.95

Contemporary art is the object of inflated and widely divergent claims. But what kind of discourse can open it up effectively to critical analysis? Anywhere or Not at All is a major philosophical intervention in art theory that challenges the terms of established positions through a new approach at once philosophical... Read more >
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Anywhere or Not at All
Philosophy of Contemporary Art
Written by Peter Osborne


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $27.95

Contemporary art is the object of inflated and widely divergent claims. But what kind of discourse can open it up effectively to critical analysis? Anywhere or Not at All is a major philosophical intervention in art theory that challenges the terms of established positions through a new approach at once philosophical... Read more >
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Art Objects
Art Objects
Written by Jeanette Winterson
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ISBN: 9780307763600
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Art Objects
Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery
Written by Jeanette Winterson


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2013
Price: $11.99

In these ten intertwined essays, one of our most provocative young novelists proves that she is just as stylish and outrageous an art critic. For when Jeanette Winterson looks at works as diverse as the Mona Lisa and Virginia Woolf's The Waves, she frees them from layers of preconception and restores... Read more >
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The Art of Controversy
The Art of Controversy
Written by Victor S Navasky
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307957207
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The Art of Controversy
Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power
Written by Victor S Navasky


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $27.95

A lavishly illustrated, witty, and original look at the awesome power of the political cartoon throughout history to enrage, provoke, and amuse.

As a former editor of The New York Times Magazine and the longtime editor of The Nation, Victor S. Navasky knows just how transformative—and incendiary—cartoons can be. Here Navasky guides readers through some of the...

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The Art of Controversy
The Art of Controversy
Written by Victor S Navasky
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ISBN: 9780307962140
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The Art of Controversy
Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power
Written by Victor S Navasky


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $14.99

A lavishly illustrated, witty, and original look at the awesome power of the political cartoon throughout history to enrage, provoke, and amuse.

As a former editor of The New York Times Magazine and the longtime editor of The Nation, Victor S. Navasky knows just how transformative—and incendiary—cartoons can be. Here Navasky guides readers through some of the...

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Always Looking
Always Looking
Written by John Updike, Edited by Christopher Carduff
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307957306
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Always Looking
Essays on Art
Written by John Updike
Edited by Christopher Carduff


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: November 27, 2012
Price: $45.00

In this posthumous collection of John Updike’s art writings, a companion volume to the acclaimed Just Looking (1989) and Still Looking (2005), readers are again treated to “remarkably elegant essays” (Newsday) in which “the psychological concerns of the novelist drive the eye from work to work until a deep understanding of...

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Always Looking
Always Looking
Written by John Updike, Edited by Christopher Carduff
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307961839
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Always Looking
Essays on Art
Written by John Updike
Edited by Christopher Carduff


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: November 27, 2012
Price: $35.99

In this posthumous collection of John Updike’s art writings, a companion volume to the acclaimed Just Looking (1989) and Still Looking (2005), readers are again treated to “remarkably elegant essays” (Newsday) in which “the psychological concerns of the novelist drive the eye from work to work until a deep understanding of...

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Civil Imagination
Civil Imagination
Written by Ariella Azoulay
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844677535
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Civil Imagination
A Political Ontology of Photography
Written by Ariella Azoulay


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $29.95

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 or potential spectator in the relationship between the photographer and the individual portrayed. The shift in focus from product to... Read more >
Artificial Hells
Artificial Hells
Written by Claire Bishop
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ISBN: 9781844676903
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Artificial Hells
Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship
Written by Claire Bishop


Format: Trade Paperback, 390 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $29.95

Since the 1990s, critics and curators have broadly accepted the notion that participatory art is the ultimate political art: that by encouraging an audience to take part an artist can promote new emancipatory social relations. Around the world, the champions of this form of expression are numerous, ranging from art historians... Read more >
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The Writing of Art
The Writing of Art
Written by Olivier Berggruen
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ISBN: 9781906548629
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The Writing of Art

Written by Olivier Berggruen


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $16.00

This collection of essays offers different ways of seeing twentieth-century art via the medium of aesthetics. In Mercure (1924), Picasso collapses the tradition of classical ballet into the visual arts; Paul Klee, in his work from the Thirties, searches for a purity of language reminiscent of German Romanticism; with his concept... Read more >
Nothing If Not Critical
Nothing If Not Critical
Written by Robert Hughes
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ISBN: 9780307809599
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Nothing If Not Critical
Essays on Art and Artists
Written by Robert Hughes


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: February 22, 2012
Price: $13.99

From Holbein to Hockney, from Norman Rockwell to Pablo Picasso, from sixteenth-century Rome to 1980s SoHo, Robert Hughes looks with love, loathing, warmth, wit and authority at a wide range of art and artists, good, bad, past and present.
   As art critic for Time magazine, internationally acclaimed for his study of modern... Read more >
Hopper
Hopper
Written by Mark Strand
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307701244
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Hopper

Written by Mark Strand


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $27.50

Now in rich color, thirty of American painter Edward Hopper’s masterpieces with critiques from acclaimed poet Mark Strand. Strand deftly illuminates the work of the frequently misunderstood American painter, whose enigmatic paintings—of gas stations, storefronts, cafeterias, and hotel rooms—number among the most powerful of our time.
 
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Hopper
Hopper
Written by Mark Strand
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ISBN: 9780307957108
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Hopper

Written by Mark Strand


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $13.99

Now in rich color, thirty of American painter Edward Hopper’s masterpieces with critiques from acclaimed poet Mark Strand. Strand deftly illuminates the work of the frequently misunderstood American painter, whose enigmatic paintings—of gas stations, storefronts, cafeterias, and hotel rooms—number among the most powerful of our time.
 
In brief but wonderfully... Read more >
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The Missing of the Somme
The Missing of the Somme
Written by Geoff Dyer
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ISBN: 9780307742971
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The Missing of the Somme

Written by Geoff Dyer


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $14.95

Geoff Dyer’s classic The Missing of the Somme is part travelogue, part meditation on remembrance—and completely, unabashedly, unlike any other book about the First World War. Through visits to battlefields and memorials, he examines the way that photographs and film, poetry and prose determined—sometimes in advance of the events described—the way...

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The Total Art of Stalinism
The Total Art of Stalinism
Written by Boris Groys, Translated by Charles Rougle
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ISBN: 9781844677078
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The Total Art of Stalinism
Avant-Garde, Aesthetic Dictatorship, and Beyond
Written by Boris Groys
Translated by Charles Rougle


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: August 8, 2011
Price: $19.95

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 context of cultural history, this brilliant essay likens totalitarian aims to the modernists’ goal of producing world-transformative art. In this... Read more >
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About Looking
About Looking
Written by John Berger
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ISBN: 9780307794178
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About Looking

Written by John Berger


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2011
Price: $13.99

As a novelist, art critic, and cultural historian, John Berger is a writer of dazzling eloquence and arresting insight whose work amounts to a subtle, powerful critique of the canons of our civilization. In About Looking he explores our role as observers to reveal new layers of meaning in what we... Read more >
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And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos
And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos
Written by John Berger
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ISBN: 9780307794253
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And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos

Written by John Berger


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2011
Price: $11.99

Berger reveals the ties between love and absence, the ways poetry endows language with the assurance of prayer, and the tensions between the forward movement of sexuality and the steady backward tug of time. He recreates the mysterious forces at work in a Rembrandt painting, transcribes the sensorial experience of viewing... Read more >
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