Book Sale: Visual Culture

Virtual presence for attendees and those interested in the 2022 annual meeting of the College Art Association. Books on sale, info on University of Minnesota Press, and more.

40% OFF BOOKS

All books below are 40% off using code MN88670. Code expires May 1, 2022.

BROWSE BOOKS:

ART HISTORY   //    ARCHITECTURE    //    VISUAL CULTURE    //    DESIGN

THEORY   //    PHILOSOPHY    //    ENVIRONMENT    //    MEDIA AND FILM

DRAMA AND PERFORMANCE   //    MUSIC    //    PHOTOGRAPHY

MUSEUM STUDIES   //    LITERATURE

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Viral Cultures: Activist Archiving in the Age of AIDS Viral Cultures Activist Archiving in the Age of AIDS Marika Cifor 2022 Spring
Delves deep into the archives that keep the history and work of AIDS activism alive
Mediating Alzheimer’s: Cognition and Personhood Mediating Alzheimer’s Cognition and Personhood Scott Selberg 2022 Spring
An exploration of the representational culture of Alzheimer’s disease and how media technologies shape our ideas of cognition and aging
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
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
Technics Improvised: Activating Touch in Global Media Art Technics Improvised Activating Touch in Global Media Art Timothy Murray 2022 Spring
Seeing new media art as an entry point for better understanding of technology and worldmaking futures
Safety Orange Safety Orange Anna Watkins Fisher 2022 Spring
How fluorescent orange symbolizes the uneven distribution of safety and risk in the neoliberal United States
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
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
Deep Mediations: Thinking Space in Cinema and Digital Cultures Deep Mediations Thinking Space in Cinema and Digital Cultures Karen Beckman and Jeff Scheible, Editors 2021 Spring
The preoccupation with “depth” and its relevance to cinema and media studies
Discomfort Food: The Culinary Imagination in Late Nineteenth-Century French Art Discomfort Food The Culinary Imagination in Late Nineteenth-Century French Art Marni Reva Kessler 2021 Spring
An intricate and provocative journey through nineteenth-century depictions of food and the often uncomfortable feelings they evoke
Timescales: Thinking across Ecological Temporalities Timescales Thinking across Ecological Temporalities Bethany Wiggin, Carolyn Fornoff and Patricia Eunji Kim, Editors 2020 Fall
Humanists, scientists, and artists collaborate to address the disjunctive temporalities of ecological crisis
Pulses of Abstraction: Episodes from a History of Animation Pulses of Abstraction Episodes from a History of Animation Andrew R. Johnston 2020 Fall
Reshapes the history of abstract animation and its importance to computer imagery and cinema
Blackness in Morocco: Gnawa Identity through Music and Visual Culture Blackness in Morocco Gnawa Identity through Music and Visual Culture Cynthia J. Becker 2020 Fall
A groundbreaking study of Blackness in Morocco through the lens of visual representation
Documents of Doubt: The Photographic Conditions of Conceptual Art Documents of Doubt The Photographic Conditions of Conceptual Art Heather Diack 2020 Spring
A major reassessment of photography’s pivotal role in 1960s conceptual art
Happiness by Design: Modernism and Media in the Eames Era Happiness by Design Modernism and Media in the Eames Era Justus Nieland 2019 Spring
A cultural history of modern lifestyle viewed through film and multimedia experiments of midcentury designers Charles and Ray Eames
Museums Inside Out: Artist Collaborations and New Exhibition Ecologies Museums Inside Out Artist Collaborations and New Exhibition Ecologies Mark W. Rectanus 2020 Spring
An ambitious study of what it means to be a museum in the twenty-first century
Curating as Ethics Curating as Ethics Jean-Paul Martinon 2020 Spring
A new ethics for the global practice of curating
Asemic: The Art of Writing Asemic The Art of Writing Peter Schwenger 2019 Fall
The first critical study of writing without language
Playing Nature: Ecology in Video Games Playing Nature Ecology in Video Games Alenda Y. Chang 2019 Fall
A potent new book examines the overlap between our ecological crisis and video games
Playing with the Book: Victorian Movable Picture Books and the Child Reader Playing with the Book Victorian Movable Picture Books and the Child Reader Hannah Field 2019 Spring
A beautifully illustrated exploration of how Victorian novelty picture books reshape the ways children read and interact with texts
Architectures of the Unforeseen: Essays in the Occurrent Arts Architectures of the Unforeseen Essays in the Occurrent Arts Brian Massumi 2019 Spring
A beautifully written study of three pioneering artists, entwining their work and our understanding of creativity
Bad Film Histories: Ethnography and the Early Archive Bad Film Histories Ethnography and the Early Archive Katherine Groo 2019 Spring
A daring, deep investigation into ethnographic cinema that challenges standard ways of writing film history and breaks important new ground in understanding archives
Unapologetic Beauty Unapologetic Beauty Joanna Frueh 2019 Spring
A startlingly powerful collaboration reimagines female beauty
The Art of Protest: Culture and Activism from the Civil Rights Movement to the Present, Second Edition The Art of Protest Culture and Activism from the Civil Rights Movement to the Present, Second Edition T. V. Reed 2019 Spring
A second edition of the classic introduction to arts in social movements, fully updated and now including Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, and new digital and social media forms of cultural resistance
Chromographia: American Literature and the Modernization of Color Chromographia American Literature and the Modernization of Color Nicholas Gaskill 2018 Fall
The first major literary and cultural history of color in America, 1880–1930
Picturing the Postcard: A New Media Crisis at the Turn of the Century Picturing the Postcard A New Media Crisis at the Turn of the Century Monica Cure 2018 Fall
The first full-length study of a once revolutionary visual and linguistic medium
Pictures of Longing: Photography and the Norwegian–American Migration Pictures of Longing Photography and the Norwegian–American Migration Sigrid Lien 2018 Fall
Haunting and revealing photographs sent home by Norwegian immigrants in America as visual document and collective expression of the emigrant experience
Nazi Exhibition Design and Modernism Nazi Exhibition Design and Modernism Michael Tymkiw 2018 Spring
A new and challenging perspective on Nazi exhibition design
The Undocumented Everyday: Migrant Lives and the Politics of Visibility The Undocumented Everyday Migrant Lives and the Politics of Visibility Rebecca M. Schreiber 2018 Spring
Examining how undocumented migrants are using film, video, and other documentary media to challenge surveillance, detention, and deportation
The Anime Ecology: A Genealogy of Television, Animation, and Game Media The Anime Ecology A Genealogy of Television, Animation, and Game Media Thomas Lamarre 2018 Spring
A major work destined to change how scholars and students look at television and animation
The Truth Is Always Grey: A History of Modernist Painting The Truth Is Always Grey A History of Modernist Painting Frances Guerin 2018 Spring
Changing how we look at and think about the color grey
A Capsule Aesthetic: Feminist Materialisms in New Media Art A Capsule Aesthetic Feminist Materialisms in New Media Art Kate Mondloch 2018 Spring
How new media art informed by feminism yields important and original insights about interacting with technologies
Contemporary Korean Art: Tansaekhwa and the Urgency of Method Contemporary Korean Art Tansaekhwa and the Urgency of Method Joan Kee 2013 Spring
The first in-depth examination in English of twentieth-century Korea’s most important artistic movement