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After the Great Refusal

Essays on Contemporary Art, Its Contradictions and Difficulties

Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen

Sep 2018

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

Cold World

The aesthetics of dejection and the politics of militant dysphoria

Dominic Fox

Sep 2009

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

Militant Modernism

Owen Hatherley

Apr 2009

A defence of Modernism against its defenders.

Cartographies of the Absolute

Jeffrey Kinkle
Alberto Toscano

Feb 2015

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

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

Mike Watson

May 2016

Politicises art with a sense of immediacy.

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

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

Gary Tedman

Jun 2012

What is the role of the aesthetic state apparatus?

Nuclear Futurism

The work of art in the age of remainderless destruction

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.

Truth about Art, The

Reclaiming quality

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

A Utopia

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

Stuart Walton

Feb 2016

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

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

Constraint as Liberation in the Era of Digital Film Theory

Nicholas Rombes

Mar 2014

A bold experiment in film theory for the digital era.

Dark Matters

A Manifesto for the Nocturnal City

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.

Boredom and Art

Passions of the Will To Boredom

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

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

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.

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