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Featured Art Titles for 2012

Featured Art Titles for 2012

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Site-Writing

The Architecture of Art Criticism

The prominent cultural critic Mieke Bal defines the new discipline of "art writing" as a fresh mode of criticism, which aims to "put the art first." Following...

Jane Rendell

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Baudrillard Reframed

Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts

Jean Baudrillard has been a unique intellectual voice in many of the key debates and issues facing an increasingly globalized, media-driven world. Baudrillard...

Kim Toffoletti

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Heidegger Reframed

Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts

It is frequently commented that Heidegger writes impenetrable texts that are difficult to read and comprehend, but he also, as Barbara Bolt demonstrates in...

"...It is frequently commented that Heidegger writes impenetrable texts that are difficult to read and comprehend, but he also, as Barbara Bolt demonstrates in.... It is frequently commented that Heidegger writes impenetrable texts that are difficult to read and comprehend, but he also, as Barbara Bolt demonstrates in this clear, original guide to his oeuvre, provides an "artists' guide to the world." Heidegger Reframed grounds Heidegger's writings in the critical questions confronting contemporary..."

Barbara Bolt

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Kristeva Reframed

Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts

For Kristeva, in a world immersed in readymade images, art or aesthetic experience is a practice that constitutes both a subject (a sense of self) and an...

Estelle Barrett

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Private Pictures

Soldiers' Inside View of War

Snapshots taken by American soldiers of Iraqi prisoners stripped naked, humiliated and tortured shocked the world in 2004 but, as this remarkable book relates,...

Janina Struk

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Traditional Buildings of the English Countryside

An Illustrated Guide

No other country offers so rich and varied a heritage of traditional buildings as England. From windmills to water mills, cottages to castles, dovecotes to...

Geoffrey R. Sharpe

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Auschwitz and Afterimages

Abjection, Witnessing and Representation

This deeply persuasive book presents a new and profound approach to the testimony of the Holocaust. Nicholas Chare offers a critical reassessment of the...

Nicholas Chare

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Historic English Churches

A Guide to Their Construction, Design and Features

The ancient churches and cathedrals of England's towns and countryside are among the glories of our national heritage.Yet how were our ancestors able to...

"...The ancient churches and cathedrals of England's towns and countryside are among the glories of our national heritage.Yet how were our ancestors able to.... The ancient churches and cathedrals of England's towns and countryside are among the glories of our national heritage.Yet how were our ancestors able to construct these often substantial edifices without the benefit of modern techniques? In this unique guide, Geoffrey R. Sharpe brings forty years experience of caring for historic buildings ..."

Geoffrey R. Sharpe

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Land Matters

Landscape Photography, Culture and Identity

In this major work on landscape photography, extensively illustrated in color and black and white, Liz Wells is concerned with the ways in which photographers...

"...In this major work on landscape photography, extensively illustrated in color and black and white, Liz Wells is concerned with the ways in which photographers.... In this major work on landscape photography, extensively illustrated in color and black and white, Liz Wells is concerned with the ways in which photographers engage with issues about land, its representation and idealization. She demonstrates how the visual interpretation of land as landscape reflects and reinforces contemporary poli..."

Liz Wells

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Art and Animals

"Art is continually haunted by the animal," wrote Deleuze and Guattari. Over the past two decades, animals have quite literally invaded the gallery space, from...

Giovanni Aloi

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Epic of the Persian Kings

The Shahnameh of Ferdowsi

Composed more than a millennium ago, the Shahnameh -- the great royal book of the Persian court -- is a pillar of Persian literature and one of the world's...

By Barbara Brend and Charles Melville

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