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These 12 essays reanimate the dialogue between interdisciplinary scholars and practicing artists that originally gave birth to visual culture as a field of study. A new translation of Nancy s essay, 'The Image: Mimesis and Methexis', reveals how Nancy s work informs, challenges and inspires our encounters with visual culture.
By Alex Danchev
How can works of the imagination help us to understand good and evil in the modern world? In this new collection of essays, Alex Danchev treats the artist as a crucial moral witness of our troubled times, and puts art to work in the service of political and ethical inquiry.
Material Imagination examines the interrelated concepts of matter, materialism, and materiality in postwar European art, from 1946-1972. These eight essays explore artists methods and materials in order to better understand the social and cultural environments in which their works of art were made.
Four decades of feminist art history have prompted a radical rethinking of the discipline. This volume asks how feminism's interventions and propositions are relevant to contemporary scholarship today.
A varied selection of content, including excerpts, new translations, interviews with curators and artists, and art criticism. The Reader is contextualised under key themes and ideas that underpin the notion of a global art history that spans from the 1400s to present day. -- .
By Nizan Shaked
Traces two intersecting trajectories in American art. It shows how rights-based 1960s politics and the identity politics of the 1970s influenced the development of Conceptual art with a capital 'C' into the diverse set of practices generally characterised as conceptualist with a lower-case 'c'. -- .
By Hans Maes
What is art? What counts as an aesthetic experience? Does art have to beautiful? Can one reasonably dispute about taste? What is the relation between aesthetic and moral evaluations? How do we interpret a work of art? Hans Maes presents lively conversations about these and many related questions with ten...
By Ted Bishop
A rich and imaginative discovery of how ink has shaped culture and why it is here to stay. Ink is so much a part of daily life that we take it for granted, yet its invention was as significant as the wheel. Ink not only recorded culture, it bought political...