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Proximity to Power, American Style
ISBN: PB: 9780945323181, University of Chicago Press, WhiteWalls, December 2008
108 pp., 21.6x14 cm, 77 colour plates, 45 halftones
Just in time for the 2008 election, WhiteWalls presents a comprehensive collection of Silvia Kolbowski's wry and searching responses to the questionable actions of the American government, as well as recent national shifts in legal, corporate, and cu...
Sleeping Beauty A One-Artist Dictionary
ISBN: HB: 9780226035529, University of Chicago Press, December 2008
136 pp., 29.2x23.9 cm, 33 colour plates
The dictionary. The ubiquitous high-gloss fashion ad. The fraught relationship between artist and critic".Sleeping Beauty" ties these disparate strands of our everyday lives together only to strip away everything we thought we knew about each of them...
Symbolic Construction of Reality The Legacy of Ernst Cassirer
ISBN: HB: 9780226036861, University of Chicago Press, December 2008
248 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
In 1933 eminent philosopher Ernst Cassirer (1874-1945) fled Nazi Germany for the United States. His fame in Europe having already been established through a public debate with Martin Heidegger in 1929, Cassirer would go on to become a noteworthy infl...
Four Centuries of Jewish Women's Spirituality A Sourcebook
ISBN: PB: 9781584657309, University of Chicago Press, Brandeis University Press, December 2008
404 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Much has changed for Jewish women since the first edition of Four Centuries of Jewish Women's Spirituality appeared in 1992. Associations of Jewish women – academic, religious, secular – have proliferated, making the women's voices heard. In collecti...
Moved by Love Inspired Artists and Deviant Women in Eighteenth-Century France
ISBN: PB: 9780226752884, University of Chicago Press, December 2008
320 pp., 24.9x17.5 cm, 63 halftones
In eighteenth-century France, the ability to lose oneself in a character or scene marked both great artists and ideal spectators. Yet it was thought this same passionate enthusiasm, if taken to unreasonable extremes, could also lead to sexual devianc...
Pirouettes on a Postage Stamp An Interview-Novel with Questions Asked and Answers Recorded by Laszlo Szigeti
ISBN: HB: 9788024614472, University of Chicago Press, Karolinum Press, November 2008
192 pp., 19x12.7 cm
Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic! Novelist Bohumil Hrabal (1914-1997) was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia and spent decades working at a variety of laboring jobs before turning to writing in his late forties. From that point,...
Terezin Album of Marianka Zadikow
ISBN: HB: 9780226511863, University of Chicago Press, October 2008
280 pp., 26.7x20.8 cm, 124 colour illus.
"With simple means, without any 'title', this book should in distant times always be in your memory". An imprisoned bookbinder wrote these words in a small blank book that he had secretly crafted from pilfered materials at the Terezin (Theresienst...
Citrus A History
ISBN: PB: 9780226470283, ISBN: HB: 9780226470269, University of Chicago Press, October 2008
262 pp., 23x15 cm, 20 colour illus.
Walk into your local grocery store and down the produce aisle, and you'll find a dazzling array of citrus, from navel oranges and clementines to grapefruit and key limes – and sometimes even more exotic fare like the Japanese yuzu or the baboon lemon...
Displacement The Three Gorges Dam and Contemporary Chinese Art
ISBN: PB: 9780935573466, University of Chicago Press, Smart Museum of Art, October 2008
160 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 100 colour plates
When it is completed in 2009 the Three Gorges Dam, a hydroelectric dam which spans the Yangzi River in China, will generate enough electricity to power four cities the size of Los Angeles. Despite the fact that it will drastically reduce coal consump...
With Love From Haha Essays and Notes on a Collective Practice
ISBN: PB: 9780945323136, University of Chicago Press, WhiteWalls, September 2008
172 pp., 22.6x19 cm, 120 colour plates, 27 halftones
Since its inception in 1988, the art collective Haha has created twenty-one projects – including sculptural installations, community-based projects, and video works – in the United States and Europe. Members Richard House, Wendy Jacob, Laurie Palmer,...