Art Surveys, Art History,

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

SUBLIME

Written by Simon Morley
The continuing relevance and constant reinvention of the sublime--the transcendent, the awe-inspiring, the unpresentable--in art and culture since 1945.
March 31, 2010 | Paperback | MIT Press | 237 Pages |
$24.95

MAGAZINE

The artist's magazine as a place where new ideas and forms can be imagined and created, from the eighteenth century to the twenty-first.
February 1, 2016 | Paperback |
$24.95

NETWORKS

Considering art at the center of network theory, from the rise of the electronic media age in the 1960s to the present.
February 1, 2014 | Paperback |
$24.95

NETWORKING THE BLOC: EXPERIMENTAL ART IN EASTERN EUROPE 1965-1981

The story of the experimental zeitgeist in Eastern European art, seen through personal encounters, pioneering dialogues, collaborative projects, and cultural exchanges.
February 1, 2019 | Hardcover |
$49.95

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