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Cold World by Dominic Fox

Cold World

Dominic Fox

Sep 2009

A scintillating critical survey of the "cold worlds" of Romantic poetry, black metal, teenage angst and terrorism.

Militant Modernism by Owen Hatherley

Militant Modernism

Owen Hatherley

Apr 2009

A defence of Modernism against its defenders.

Cartographies of the Absolute by Jeffrey Kinkle, Alberto Toscano

Cartographies of the Absolute

Jeffrey Kinkle
Alberto Toscano

Feb 2015

An aesthetics of the economy for the twenty-first century.

Architecture of Failure, The by Douglas Murphy

Architecture of Failure, The

Douglas Murphy

Feb 2012

This book proposes a theory of architectural failure; a radical way to approach memory and history in the city.

Towards a Conceptual Militancy by Mike Watson

Towards a Conceptual Militancy

Mike Watson

May 2016

Politicises art with a sense of immediacy.

Writing Urban Space by Gavin Goodwin, Liam Murray Bell

Writing Urban Space

Gavin Goodwin
Liam Murray Bell

Jul 2012

A collection of essays that explore the relationship between imaginative writing and the built environment.

Imaginary Games by Chris Bateman

Imaginary Games

Chris Bateman

Nov 2011

Can games be art or is all art a kind of game? A philosophical investigation of play and imaginary things.

Aesthetics & Alienation by Gary Tedman

Aesthetics & Alienation

Gary Tedman

Jun 2012

What is the role of the aesthetic state apparatus?

Nuclear Futurism by Liam Sprod

Nuclear Futurism

Liam Sprod

Sep 2012

In the time of ends, the most dangerous technology of nuclear weapons confronts us with a new philosophy of the future.

Color, Facture, Art and Design by Iona Singh

Color, Facture, Art and Design

Iona Singh

Oct 2012

How is technique political?

Truth about Art, The by Patrick Doorly

Truth about Art, The

Patrick Doorly

Aug 2013

The book traces the multiple meanings of art to their various sources, and equips the reader to choose between them.

How To Like Everything by Paul Shepheard

How To Like Everything

Paul Shepheard

Jul 2013

There is no absolute truth but there is absolutely everything

In The Realm of the Senses: A Materialist Theory of Seeing and Feeling by Stuart Walton

In The Realm of the Senses: A Materialist Theory of Seeing and Feeling

Stuart Walton

Feb 2016

A thorough-going re-elaboration of modern experience via the senses.

Levinas Unhinged by Tom  Sparrow

Levinas Unhinged

Tom Sparrow

Jun 2013

Levinas Unhinged presents philosopher Emmanuel Levinas as a metaphysician racked by the sensuous, and often terrifying, materiality of existence.

10/40/70 by Nicholas Rombes

10/40/70

Nicholas Rombes

Mar 2014

A bold experiment in film theory for the digital era.

Dark Matters by Nick Dunn

Dark Matters

Nick Dunn

Nov 2016

Where now for the secret, the contemplative, the quiet and subterranean in our cities? The question may no longer be what spaces we wish to engage with but when we do.

Artist at Work, Proximity of Art and Capitalism  by Bojana  Kunst

Artist at Work, Proximity of Art and Capitalism

Bojana Kunst

Aug 2015

Examining the recent changes in the labour of an artist and addressing them from the perspective of performance.

Boredom and Art by Julian Jason Haladyn

Boredom and Art

Julian Jason Haladyn

Oct 2015

Examines the manners in which modern artists use boredom as a form of aesthetic resistance that, at its most positive, is the will to boredom.

Thoughts on an Index Not Freely Given by John Roberts

Thoughts on an Index Not Freely Given

John Roberts

Aug 2016

In this unprecedented ‘fictive’ construction of the work of five imaginary artists from the 1980s, John Roberts produces an exhilarating theoretical encounter between futures past and futures present.

Neglected or Misunderstood: Introducing Theodor Adorno by Stuart Walton

Neglected or Misunderstood: Introducing Theodor Adorno

Stuart Walton

Dec 2017

An introductory approach that evaluates Theodor Adorno's work in its own terms and within those of present-day critical theory.

After the Great Refusal by Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen

After the Great Refusal

Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen

Sep 2018

A Western Marxist, Avant-garde reading of contemporary art.

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