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Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984820365
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Published: One World - February 25th, 2020

A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original exploration of Asian American consciousness and the struggle to be human

“Brilliant . . . To read this book is to become more human.”—Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen


How to Be an Artist Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780593086469
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 17th, 2020

Instant New York Times Bestseller

"Inspiration leaps off the pages from Jerry Saltz's new book on creativity. . . . This book is for the artist or non-artist, for the person who gets plain English, for the person who understands that practical talk can coax out the mystical messages that lie underneath." —Steve Martin


Dressed: A Philosophy of Clothes Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541645981
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Published: Basic Books - March 17th, 2020

Perfect for readers of Women in Clothes, this beautifully designed philosophical guide to fashion explores art, literature, and film to uncover the hidden meaning of a well-chosen wardrobe.


Translation Cover Image
By Sophie J. Williamson (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780262537926
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Published: MIT Press - February 18th, 2020

Reflections on the cultural and political complexities of translation in global contemporary artistic practices.


Think Tank Aesthetics: Midcentury Modernism, the Cold War, and the Neoliberal Present Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780262043526
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Published: MIT Press - March 17th, 2020

How the approaches and methods of think tanks--including systems theory, operational research, and cybernetics--paved the way for a peculiar genre of midcentury modernism.


Francis Bacon: Painting, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis Cover Image
By Ben Ware (General editor)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780500970980
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Published: Thames & Hudson - January 21st, 2020

The latest book in a series that seeks to illuminate Francis Bacon’s art and motivations and open up fresh and stimulating ways of understanding his paintings.


The Da Vinci Women: The Untold Feminist Power of Leonardo's Art Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780762496433
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - February 25th, 2020

This new biographical look at Leonardo da Vinci explores the Renaissance master's groundbreaking portrayal of women which forever changed the way the female form is depicted.


Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324005704
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 12th, 2020

"One of the finest writers of the new nonfiction" (Harper’s Bazaar) explores the role of art in our tumultuous modern era.

In this remarkable, inspiring collection of essays, acclaimed writer and critic Olivia Laing makes a brilliant case for why art matters, especially in the turbulent political weather of the twenty-first century.


Everything is Personal: Notes on Now Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781732932821
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Published: Scuppernong Editions - January 1st, 2020

Everything is Personal, Notes on Now is a collage of hybrid narratives that begin with the stunning events of November 2016 and challenge Stone to feel good when everything is bad.


Sean Scully: Walls of Aran Cover Image
By Sean Scully (Photographs by), Colm Tóibín
$24.95
ISBN: 9780500545133
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Published: Thames & Hudson - February 11th, 2020

A new, compact edition of Sean Scully’s photographs, featuring horizontal and vertical shards of limestone that echo his painted work and reveal a creative process best expressed through abstract shapes.


Photography and Its Shadow Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781503611375
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Published: Stanford University Press - March 3rd, 2020

Photography and Its Shadow argues that the invention of photography marked a rupture in our relation to the world and what we see in it. The dominant theoretical and artistic paradigm for understanding the invention has been the tracing of shadows.


Jet Age Aesthetic: The Glamour of Media in Motion Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780300247466
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Published: Yale University Press - March 17th, 2020

A stunning look at the profound impact of the jet plane on the mid-century aesthetic, from Disneyland to Life magazine

Vanessa R. Schwartz engagingly presents the jet plane’s power to define a new age at a critical moment in the mid-20th century, arguing that the craft’s speed and smooth ride allowed people to imagine themselves living in the future.


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