Her recent book offers an investigation of the irrational and the unconventional currents swirling behind the Bauhaus’s signature sleek surfaces and austere structures.
Art, Architecture, and Philosophy in Aesthetics Equals Politics Edited by Mark Foster Gage
This book looks at how aesthetics—understood as a more encompassing framework for human activity—might become the primary discourse for political and social engagement.
Exploring the Cultural and Philosophical History of Neon in Luis De Miranda’s Being and Neonness
The book looks at a cultural and philosophical history of neon, from Paris in the twentieth century to the perpetually switched-on present day.
Plastic Capitalism by Amanda Boetzkes Examines Contemporary Art and the Drive to Waste
The book links the increasing visualization of waste in contemporary art to the rise of the global oil economy and the emergence of ecological thinking.
An Autobiography in Pictures, Ai Weiwei: Beijing Photographs 1993–2003
The book contains more than 600 carefully sequenced images culled from an archive of more than 40,000 photographs taken by the artist.
Ria Brodell’s Butch Heroes Recovers Forgotten Queer History
Katherina Hetzeldorfer was tried and then drowned in the Rhine, for a crime that didn’t have a name in 1477.
Andy Warhol’s Photography During the Last Decade of His Life, Examined for the First Time
In Contact Warhol, Peggy Phelan and Richard Meyer analyze never seen before contact sheets calling it Warhol’s final body of work.