Art Surveys, Art History,

PIER GROUPS: ART AND SEX ALONG THE NEW YORK WATERFRONT

Written by Weinberg, Jonathan
Explores the uses of the abandoned Hudson River docks in New York City by artists and a newly emerging gay subculture between 1971 and 1983.
May 6, 2019 | Hardcover | Penn State University Press | 232 Pages |
$34.95

NEW YORK, NEW WAVE: THE LEGACY OF FEMINIST ART IN EMERGING PRACTICE

Written by Kathy Battista
New York is a centre of creative production for an exciting, emerging generation of women artists. Their work investigates themes such as the body as medium and subject matter; the deconstruction of the existing patriarchal order of the art world; the appropriation of earlier art historical references; and the use of so-called abject and everyday materials.
March 28, 2019 | Paperback | I.B. Tauris | 200 Pages |
$22.95

AMERICAN MASTERPIECES: SINGULAR EXPRESSIONS OF NATIONAL GENIUS

John Wilmerding has been an original and sustained scholarly voice in American art history for six decades. This elegant hardcover celebrates one small slice of his work: the twenty-five "Masterpiece" columns he has written for The Wall Street Journal between 2006 and the present.
June 1, 2019 | Hardcover |
$40.00

PUBLIC SPACE? LOST AND FOUND

Written by Gediminas Urbonas
"Public space" is a potent and contentious topic among artists, architects, and cultural producers. Public Space? Lost and Found documents how critical spatial practices have expanded the concept far beyond the physical confines of the city square.
March 12, 2019 | Hardcover | Sa+p Press | 300 Pages |
$40.00

SEXUALITY

Written by Amelia Jones
It has been argued, most notably in psychoanalytic and modernist art discourse, that the production of works of art is fundamentally driven by sexual desire. It has been further argued, particularly since the early 1970s, that sexual drives and desires also condition the distribution, display and reception of art.
August 15, 2014 | Paperback | Mit Press | 240 Pages |
$24.95

PUBLIC SERVANTS: ART AND THE CRISIS OF THE COMMON GOOD

Written by Lisa Phillips
How should we understand the purpose of publicly engaged art in the twenty-first century, when the very term "public art" is largely insufficient to describe such practices? Concepts such as "new genre public art," "social practice," or "socially engaged art" may imply a synergy between the role of art and the role of government in providing social services.
October 28, 2016 | Hardcover | Mit Press | 512 Pages |
$44.95

MAKING SENSE: COGNITION, COMPUTING, ART, AND EMBODIMENT

Written by Simon Penny
Why embodied approaches to cognition are better able to address the performative dimensions of art than the dualistic conceptions fundamental to theories of digital computing. In Making Sense, Simon Penny proposes that internalist conceptions of cognition have minimal purchase on embodied cognitive practices.
March 12, 2019 | Hardcover | Mit Press | 544 Pages |
$42.00

PAINTING

Written by Terry R. Myers
Painting has often been pronounced dead since the end of the 19th century, yet its resurgence in the 1980s initiated a dramatic expansion of its field. This is a guide to painting's multiple discourses from that moment, going beyond the modern/postmodern dialectic and redefining the conditions necessary for an artwork to be described as 'painting' in today's and tomorrow's world.
March 12, 2019 | Paperback | Mit Press | 239 Pages |
$24.95

DISSIDENCE: THE RISE OF CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART IN THE WEST

How the valorization of artistic and political dissidence has contributed to the rise of Chinese contemporary art in the West.
November 1, 2018 | Hardcover |
$32.95

EXHIBITION

Written by Lucy Steeds
"Co-published by Whitechapel Gallery and the MIT Press"--Title page verso.
August 15, 2014 | Paperback | Mit Press | 240 Pages |
$24.95

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