ASAP: Art and Media

Virtual presence for attendees and those interested in the 2022 annual meeting of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present. Books on sale, University of Minnesota Press information, and more.

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS: 40% OFF BOOKS

All books below are 40% off using code MN89700. Code expires November 15, 2022.

BROWSE BOOKS:

PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY     //    ART AND MEDIA     //    ENVIRONMENT

POLITICS AND ACTIVISM     //    ANIMALS AND SOCIETY     //    ANTHROPOLOGY

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY     //    DIGITAL CULTURE     //    ETHNOGRAPHY

RACE     //    GENDER AND SEXUALITY     //    GEOGRAPHY

LITERATURE     //    LITERARY CRITICISM     //    DISABILITY STUDIES

BACK TO ALL BOOKS ON SALE

Star Wars after Lucas: A Critical Guide to the Future of the Galaxy Star Wars after Lucas A Critical Guide to the Future of the Galaxy Dan Golding 2023 Spring
Politics, craft, and cultural nostalgia in the remaking of Star Wars
Dancing Indigenous Worlds: Choreographies of Relation Dancing Indigenous Worlds Choreographies of Relation Jacqueline Shea Murphy 2022 Fall
The vital role of dance in enacting the embodied experiences of Indigenous peoples
Inside the Spiral: The Passions of Robert Smithson Inside the Spiral The Passions of Robert Smithson Suzaan Boettger 2022 Fall
An expansive and revelatory study of Robert Smithson’s life and the hidden influences on his iconic creations
Italian Political Cinema: Figures of the Long ’68 Italian Political Cinema Figures of the Long ’68 Mauro Resmini 2022 Fall
An exploration of how film has made legible the Italian long ’68 as a moment of crisis and transition
Cruisy, Sleepy, Melancholy: Sexual Disorientation in the Films of Tsai Ming-liang Cruisy, Sleepy, Melancholy Sexual Disorientation in the Films of Tsai Ming-liang Nicholas de Villiers 2022 Fall
A brilliant approach to the queerness of one of Taiwan’s greatest auteurs
The Horror of Police The Horror of Police Travis Linnemann 2022 Spring
Unmasks the horrors of a social order reproduced and maintained by the violence of police
Architecture of Life: Soviet Modernism and the Human Sciences Architecture of Life Soviet Modernism and the Human Sciences Alla Vronskaya 2022 Spring
Explores how Soviet architects reimagined the built environment through the principles of the human sciences
Dark Scenes from Damaged Earth: The Gothic Anthropocene Dark Scenes from Damaged Earth The Gothic Anthropocene Justin D. Edwards, Rune Graulund and Johan Höglund, Editors 2022 Spring
An urgent volume of essays engages the Gothic to advance important perspectives on our geological era
Tsuchi: Earthy Materials in Contemporary Japanese Art Tsuchi Earthy Materials in Contemporary Japanese Art Bert Winther-Tamaki 2022 Spring
An examination of Japanese contemporary art through the lens of ecocriticism and environmental history
Cosplay: The Fictional Mode of Existence Cosplay The Fictional Mode of Existence Frenchy Lunning 2022 Spring
An exploration of cosplay and its relationship with the realms of its global fandom, performance, and the modes of fictional existence
Robert Heinecken and the Art of Appropriation Robert Heinecken and the Art of Appropriation Matthew Biro 2022 Spring
The first comprehensive study of the artist Robert Heinecken and his critical views on the culture of mass media
Eco Soma: Pain and Joy in Speculative Performance Encounters Eco Soma Pain and Joy in Speculative Performance Encounters Petra Kuppers 2021 Fall
Modeling a disability culture perspective on performance practice toward socially just futures
The Poetics of Cruising: Queer Visual Culture from Whitman to Grindr The Poetics of Cruising Queer Visual Culture from Whitman to Grindr 2022 Spring
A groundbreaking new history of urban cruising through the lenses of urban poets
Art and Posthumanism: Essays, Encounters, Conversations Art and Posthumanism Essays, Encounters, Conversations Cary Wolfe 2021 Fall
A sustained engagement between contemporary art and philosophy relating to our place in, and responsibility to, the nonhuman world
Cut/Copy/Paste: Fragments from the History of Bookwork Cut/Copy/Paste Fragments from the History of Bookwork Whitney Trettien 2021 Fall
How do early modern media underlie today’s digital creativity?
The Digital Is Kid Stuff: Making Creative Laborers for a Precarious Economy The Digital Is Kid Stuff Making Creative Laborers for a Precarious Economy 2021 Fall
How popular debates about the so-called digital generation mediate anxieties about labor and life in twenty-first-century America
The Burden of Representation: Essays on Photographies and Histories The Burden of Representation Essays on Photographies and Histories John Tagg 2021 Fall
A powerhouse in photographic theory—updated and with a new essay
Young-Girls in Echoland: #Theorizing Tiqqun Young-Girls in Echoland #Theorizing Tiqqun Heather Warren-Crow and Andrea Jonsson 2022 Spring
Who’s worse, the Young-Girl or the Man-Child?
How We Became Sensorimotor: Movement, Measurement, Sensation How We Became Sensorimotor Movement, Measurement, Sensation Mark Paterson 2021 Fall
An engrossing history of the century that transformed our knowledge of the body’s inner senses
Modelwork: The Material Culture of Making and Knowing Modelwork The Material Culture of Making and Knowing Martin Brückner, Sandy Isenstadt and Sarah Wasserman, Editors 2021 Fall
How making models allows us to recall what was and to discover what still might be
Profit over Privacy: How Surveillance Advertising Conquered the Internet Profit over Privacy How Surveillance Advertising Conquered the Internet Matthew Crain 2021 Fall
A deep dive into the political roots of advertising on the internet
Envisioning Evil: “The Nazi Drawings” by Mauricio Lasansky Envisioning Evil “The Nazi Drawings” by Mauricio Lasansky Rachel McGarry 2021 Fall
The definitive study of this powerful series of drawings by the influential artist
The Editor Function: Literary Publishing in Postwar America The Editor Function Literary Publishing in Postwar America Abram Foley 2021 Fall
Offering the everyday tasks of literary editors as inspired sources of postwar literary history
Assuming the Ecosexual Position: The Earth as Lover Assuming the Ecosexual Position The Earth as Lover Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens 2021 Spring
The story of the artistic collaboration between the originators of the ecosex movement, their diverse communities, and the Earth
Savage Mind to Savage Machine: Racial Science and Twentieth-Century Design Savage Mind to Savage Machine Racial Science and Twentieth-Century Design Ginger Nolan 2020 Fall
An examination of how concepts of “the savage” facilitated technological approaches to modernist design
The Digitally Disposed: Racial Capitalism and the Informatics of Value The Digitally Disposed Racial Capitalism and the Informatics of Value Seb Franklin 2021 Spring
Locates the deep history of digitality in the development of racial capitalism
The Filing Cabinet: A Vertical History of Information The Filing Cabinet A Vertical History of Information Craig Robertson 2021 Spring
The history of how a deceptively ordinary piece of office furniture transformed our relationship with information
Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect Romi Crawford, Editor 2021 Spring
A collaboration of artists and writers commemorates a powerful symbol for social justice and freedom on Chicago’s South Side
The Speculative City: Art, Real Estate, and the Making of Global Los Angeles The Speculative City Art, Real Estate, and the Making of Global Los Angeles Susanna Phillips Newbury 2021 Spring
A forensic examination of the mutual relationship between art and real estate in a transforming Los Angeles
Cosmic Trip: Rock Concerts at the Minneapolis Labor Temple 1969-1970 Cosmic Trip Rock Concerts at the Minneapolis Labor Temple 1969-1970 Christian A. Peterson 2021 Fall
A trip through Minneapolis rock concert history framed through psychedelic poster art