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DESERTING FROM THE CULTURE WARS

Artists and writers consider a tactical desertion from the "culture wars"--a refusal to be distracted, an embrace of the emancipatory understanding of culture.Deserting from the Culture Wars reflects upon and intervenes in our current moment of ever-more polarizing ideological combat, often seen as the return of the "culture wars." How are these culture wars defined and waged?
October 6, 2020 | Paperback | MIT Press | 150 Pages |
$19.95
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CRITICAL ZONES: THE SCIENCE AND POLITICS OF LANDING ON EARTH

Artists and writers portray the disorientation of a world facing climate change.This monumental volume, drawn from a 2020 exhibition at the ZKM Center for Art and Media, portrays the disorientation of life in world facing climate change.
October 6, 2020 | Hardcover | MIT Press | 560 Pages |
$65.00
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STORY OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Written by Godfrey, Tony
A lively introduction to contemporary art that stretches from Andy Warhol's Brillo boxes to Marina Abramovic's performance art to today's biennale circuit and million-dollar auctions.Encountering a work of contemporary art, a viewer might ask, "What does it mean?" "Is it really art?" and "Why does it cost so much?" These are not the questions that E. H.
November 10, 2020 | Hardcover | MIT Press | 280 Pages |
$39.95
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WE HAVE NEVER BEEN MODERN

Written by LaTour, Bruno
With the rise of science, we moderns believe, the world changed irrevocably, separating us forever from our primitive, premodern ancestors. But if we were to let go of this fond conviction, Bruno Latour asks, what would the world look like? His book, an anthropology of science, shows us how much of modernity is actually a matter of faith.
October 15, 1993 | Paperback | Harvard University Press | 168 Pages |
$55.00
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FIRST LADIES OF THE UNITED STATES

Written by National Portrait Gallery
A gorgeous publication that reveals the historical importance of first ladies through portraiture. Each first lady has brought her own priorities and flair to the position that has never been officially defined. They have served as hostesses, trendsetters, activists, and political players.
December 1, 2020 | Paperback | Smithsonian Books | 180 Pages |
$19.95
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LITTLE DANCER AGED FOURTEEN: THE TRUE STORY BEHIND DEGAS'S MASTERPIECE

Written by Laurens, Camille
This absorbing, heartfelt work uncovers the story of the real dancer behind Degas's now-iconic sculpture, and the struggles of late nineteenth-century Parisian life.
November 24, 2020 | Paperback | Other Press (NY) | 176 Pages |
$16.99
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LON CHANEY SPEAKS

Written by Dorian, Pat
A stunning graphic debut: the life of the legendary silent-film actor Lon Chaney (the original Phantom of the Opera and Hunchback of Notre Dame), as imagined by an artist whose work recalls the style and skill of early-era New Yorker cartoonists. From the artist: "'No one will ever love me!' I believe it was this near
October 6, 2020 | Hardcover | Pantheon Books | 160 Pages |
$25.00
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FRANCIS BACON: REVELATIONS

Written by Swan, Annalyn
A decade in the making: the first comprehensive look at the life and art of Francis Bacon, one of the iconic painters of the twentieth century--from the Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of de Kooning: An American Master.
March 2, 2021 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 944 Pages |
$50.00
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LIVES OF LUCIAN FREUD: FAME, 1968-2011

Written by Feaver, William
The first biography of the epic life of one of the most important, enigmatic and private artists of the 20th century. Drawn from almost 40 years of conversations with the artist, letters and papers, it is a major work written by a well-known British art critic. Lucian Freud (1922-2011) is one of the most influential figurative painters of the 20th century.
January 19, 2021 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 528 Pages |
$45.00
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POST-APOCALYPTO

Written by Gass, Kyle
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September 15, 2020 | Hardcover | Fantagraphics Books | 184 Pages |
$29.99

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