art, academic and non-fiction books
publishers’ Eastern and Central European representation

Name your list

Log in / Sign in

ta strona jest nieczynna, ale zapraszamy serdecznie na stronę /// this website is closed but we cordially invite you to visit

Sort and filter the results:
On the Edge of the Holocaust The Shoah in Latin American Literature and Culture
ISBN: PB: 9781611688566, University of Chicago Press, Brandeis University Press, December 2015
200 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In this bold study, Edna Aizenberg offers a much-needed corrective to both Latin American literary scholarship and popular assumptions that the whole of Latin America served as a Nazi refuge both during and after World War II. Analyzing the treatment...
Ordinary Meaning A Theory of the Most Fundamental Principle of Legal Interpretation
ISBN: HB: 9780226304854, University of Chicago Press, December 2015
344 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 2 line drawings, 17 tables
Consider this court case: a defendant has traded a gun for drugs, and there is a criminal sentencing provision that stipulates an enhanced punishment if the defendant "uses" a firearm "during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime". Buying the d...
Helio Oiticica Folding the Frame
ISBN: HB: 9780226260167, University of Chicago Press, December 2015
304 pp., 25.4x21.5 cm, 50 colour plates, 85 halftones
Helio Oiticica (1937-1980) was one of the most brilliant Brazilian artists of the 1960s and 1970s. His unique melding of geometric abstraction with works that directly engage viewers' bodies has influenced contemporary artists from Gabriel Orozco and...
Heidegger and the Myth of a Jewish World Conspiracy
ISBN: HB: 9780226303734, University of Chicago Press, December 2015
160 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm
In 2014, the first three volumes of Heidegger's "Black Notebooks" – the personal and philosophical notebooks that he kept during the war years – were published in Germany. These notebooks provide the first textual evidence of anti-Semitism in Heidegg...
Sex Museums The Politics and Performance of Display
ISBN: PB: 9780226315249, ISBN: HB: 9780226315102, University of Chicago Press, December 2015
296 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 27 halftones
All museums are sex museums. In "Sex Museums", Jennifer Tyburczy takes a hard look at the formation of Western sexuality – particularly how categories of sexual normalcy and perversity are formed – and asks what role museums have played in using disp...
Race and Photography Racial Photography as Scientific Evidence, 1876-1980
ISBN: PB: 9780226320885, ISBN: HB: 9780226320748, University of Chicago Press, December 2015
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 72 halftones
"Race and Photography" studies the changing function of photography from the 1870s to the 1940s within the field of the "science of race", what many today consider the paradigm of pseudo-science. Amos Morris-Reich looks at the ways photography enable...
Ragdoll for my Heart
ISBN: PB: 9789383074099, University of Chicago Press, Zubaan Books, December 2015
142 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
First published in 1966 by award-winning Marathi writer Anuradha Vaidya, "A Ragdoll for My Heart" is a unique free verse novella now making its English debut. The lyrical work, translated by Shruti Nargundkar, tells an age-old story: that of a woman'...
Objects as Actors Props and the Poetics of Performance in Greek Tragedy
ISBN: HB: 9780226312958, University of Chicago Press, December 2015
272 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 5 halftones
"Objects as Actors" charts a new approach to Greek tragedy based on an obvious, yet often overlooked, fact: Greek tragedy was meant to be performed. As plays, the works were incomplete without physical items in the form of theatrical props. In this b...
Challenger Launch Decision Risky Technology, Culture, and Deviance at NASA
ISBN: PB: 9780226346823, University of Chicago Press, December 2015
620 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 54 line drawings, 2 tables
When the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on January 28, 1986, millions of Americans became bound together in a single, historic moment. Many still vividly remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard about the tragedy....
25 Women Essays on Their Art
ISBN: HB: 9780226333151, University of Chicago Press, December 2015
192 pp., 22x18.4 cm, 26 colour plates, 1 halftone
Newsweek calls him "exhilarating and deeply engaging". Time Out New York calls him "smart, provocative, and a great writer". Critic Peter Schjeldahl, meanwhile, simply calls him "My hero". There's no one in the art world quite like Dave Hickey – and...