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Beyond Beauty
Beyond Beauty (September 2017)
Federico Vercellone - Author
Sarah De Sanctis - Translator

Traces the decline of beauty as an ideal from early German romanticism to the twentieth century.

The American abstract expressionist painter Barnett Newman famously declared in 1948 that the impulse of modern art is to destroy beauty. Not long after that, Andy Warhol was reconciling the world of art with the world of everyday life, painting soup cans and soda bottles. In this book, Federico Vercellone provides an account of th...(Read More)
 
 
Expressing the Heart's Intent
Expressing the Heart's Intent (September 2017)
Explorations in Chinese Aesthetics
Marthe Atwater Chandler - Author

Using Li Zehou’s theories of aesthetics, argues for the importance of the arts to philosophy.

In this wide-ranging examination of the concept of zhi (“the heart’s intent”) as the foundation of Chinese aesthetics, Marthe Atwater Chandler places traditional Chinese aesthetics in conversation with contemporary Chinese theory and traditional western philosophy. Poetry, music, painting, ...(Read More)
 
 
What We Want Is Free, Second Edition
What We Want Is Free, Second Edition (July 2014)
Critical Exchanges in Recent Art
Ted Purves - Editor
Shane Aslan Selzer - Editor

Explores how contemporary artists use gifts, barter, and other forms of nonmonetary exchange as a means and medium of artistic production.

This revised edition of What We Want Is Free examines a twenty-year history of artistic productions that both model and occupy the various forms of exchange within contemporary society. From shops, gifts, and dinner parties to contract labor and petty theft, contempora...(Read More)
 
 
Doing Democracy
Doing Democracy (December 2013)
Activist Art and Cultural Politics
Nancy S. Love - Editor
Mark Mattern - Editor

Demonstrates how activists and others use art and popular culture to strive for a more democratic future.

Doing Democracy examines the potential of the arts and popular culture to extend and deepen the experience of democracy. Its contributors address the use of photography, cartooning, memorials, monuments, poetry, literature, music, theater, festivals, and parades to open political spaces, awaken critical ...(Read More)
 
 
The Prosthetic Pedagogy of Art
The Prosthetic Pedagogy of Art (February 2013)
Embodied Research and Practice
Charles R. Garoian - Author

Uses autobiographical and cultural narratives related to art research and practice to explore, experiment, and improvise multiple correspondences between and among learners’ own lived experiences and understandings, and those of others.

By beginning each chapter of The Prosthetic Pedagogy of Art with an autobiographical assemblage of personal memory and cultural history, Charles R. Garoian creates a...(Read More)
 
 
Aesthetics of the Virtual
Aesthetics of the Virtual (December 2012)
Roberto Diodato - Author
Justin L. Harmon - Translator
Silvia Benso - Revised and Edited by
John Protevi - Foreword by

Reconfigures classic aesthetic concepts in relation to the novelty introduced by virtual bodies.

Arguing that the virtual body is something new—namely, an entity that from an ontological perspective has only recently entered the world—Roberto Diodato considers the implications of this kind of body for aesthetics. Virtual bodies insert themselves into the space opened up by the famous distinction in Ari...(Read More)
 
 
Painting Borges
Painting Borges (February 2012)
Philosophy Interpreting Art Interpreting Literature
Jorge J. E. Gracia - Author

A provocative examination of the artistic interpretation of twelve of Borges’s most famous stories.

In this groundbreaking book, Jorge J. E. Gracia explores the artistic interpretation of fiction from a philosophical perspective. Focusing on the work of Jorge Luis Borges, one of the most celebrated literary figures of Latin America, Gracia offers original interpretations of twelve of Borges’s most fam...(Read More)
 
 
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol (April 2010)
Private and Public in 151 Photographs
Reva Wolf - Editor
Sara J. Pasti - Introduction
Brian Wallace - Introduction
Mary Hafeli - Foreword by

Photographs and essays that explore the interconnections between the private and the public in the work of Andy Warhol.

This exhibition catalogue explores interconnections between the private and the public in the work of Andy Warhol (1928–1987) as seen in a group of 151 Polaroid and black-and-white photographs donated to the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art by the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program, a prog...(Read More)
 
 
Superstructure
Superstructure (February 2010)
Philippine Hoegen - Author
Carolien Stikker - Author
Thomas Zummer - And an Essay by

Uses image and text to explore boundaries and points of contact between video and photography.

Superstructure explores the ideas that inform the inquiries and procedures of the Amsterdam-based collaborative Hoegen and Stikker. Philippine Hoegen works with video and photography, searching for points of contact between the mediums. Using different layers of information to construct meaning within the work, h...(Read More)
 
 
Mystery of The Night Café
Mystery of The Night Café (March 2009)
Hidden Key to the Spirituality of Vincent van Gogh
Cliff Edwards - Author
Diane Apostolos-Cappadona - Foreword by

Explores the spiritual vision of Van Gogh’s painting The Night Café.

Written like a detective story, this book explores the spirituality of one of the world’s most beloved artists, Vincent van Gogh, through one of Western art’s most mysterious paintings, The Night Café. Done in almost garish colors, the work depicts a late night in a café serving a poorer element of socie...(Read More)
 
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