Art

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About Looking
Berger, John
Book
1980
A collection of essays covering a wide range of topics from photographs and media, to zoos and forests, grouped around the theme of how people look at things.
Art and Labour
Morris, William
Article
1884
Says Morris: "By art, I do not mean only pictures and sculpture, nor only these and architecture, that is beautiful building properly ornamented; these are only a portion of art, which comprises, as I...
Art and Pornography
Peckham, Morse
Book
1969
Art and Sexual Politics: Why Have There No Great Women Artists?
Hess, Thomas B.; Baker, Elizabeth C.
Book
1973
Examines cultural and ideological biases about female artists
Art and Socialism
Morris, William
Article
1884
Morris sees work as a necessity of human life, not merely as a means of obtaining a livelihood. Morris insists that only socialism can restore work to its proper, central position.
Art, Politics, and the Imagination
Caiani, Jean
Article
1996
The work of our best artists throws into sharp relief what is painfully missing from most activists' work: a fusion of living experience with political insight.
Art, Religion and Hatred: Religious Intolerance in Russia and its Effects on Art
Article
2005
Report on religious intolerance in Russia and its effects on artists and their freedom of expression.
Art Under Plutocracy
Morris, William
Article
1883
Morris asks "What kind of an account shall we be able to give to those who come after us of our dealings with the earth, which our forefathers handed down to us still beautiful, in spite of all the th...
Art, Wealth, and Riches
Morris, William
Article
1883
A lecture by William Morris, delivered in Manchester in 1883. Morris poses the question "Is art to be limited to a narrow class who only care for it in a very languid way, or is it to be the solace an...
Connexions: Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Crayons of Askalan
Hotait, Laila
Film/Video
2011
In 1975, at the age of fifteen, Palestinian artist Zuhdi Al Adaw is sentenced and confined in the high security prison of Askalan, Israel for fifteen years. With the help of his fellow prisoners and t...
Critical Theory
Horkheimer, Max
Book
1968
Essays by the founder of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt.
Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America
Hughes, Robert
Book
1993
Propaganda-talk, euphemism, and evasion are so much a part of American usage today that they cross all party lines and ideological divides. The art of not answering the question, of cloaking unpleasan...
Decline of the English Murder: And Other Essays
Orwell, George
Book
1950
A collection of essays by George Orwell.
Eye in the Sky: Surveillance and the Art of Arnold Mesches
Wypijewski, Joann
Article
2014
Round about the turn of this century Arnold Mesches, who is neither monk nor medievalist nor Christian, began illuminating manuscripts from the world that long since had killed God but appropriated or...
The Female Body in Western Culture
Suleiman, Susan Rubin (ed.)
Book
1986
The female body has occupied a central place in the Western imagination, inspiriing both attraction and fear, seen as both beautiful and unclean, alluring and dangerous, a source of pleasure and evil....
Film as a Subversive Art
Vogel, Amos
Book
1974
Analyzes how aesthetic, sexual and ideological subversives use film to change and demystify.
Inocente
Fine, Sean; Nix, Andrea
Film/Video
2012
Inocente is both a timeless story about the transformative power of art and a timely snapshot of the new face of homelessness in America: children.
Radical Perspectives in the Arts
Baxandall, Lee (ed.)
Book
1972
An anthology of Marxist literary and cultural criticism.
Reimaging America: The Arts of Social Change
O'Brien, Mark; Little, Craig
Book
1990
More than 40 artist-contributors using video as their medium describe and analize how they create art as part or their struggle to alter mass culture and to reconnect with the communities which inspir...
Revolutionary Soviet Film Posters
Ferm, Alan; Mildred, Constantine
Book
1974
Unveiled: Art and Censorship in Iran
Boyle, Kevin et al.
Article
2006
This report seeks to illustrate the manner in which artistic censorship in Iran is both shaped and shapes; to demonstrate where the focus of the conflict lies between the Islamic Republic of Iran and ...
The Uses of Literacy
Hoggart, Richard
Book
1957
In this partly autobiographical book Hoggart observes the loss of an authentic popular culture and denounces the imposition of mass culture by the culture industries.
Walter Benjamin: Or, Towards a Revolutionary Criticism
Eagleton, Terry
Book
2009
Eagleton's goal here is to to contemplate Benjamin's approach to language, history, and art and to chart a dynamic new course for contemporary socialist criticism.
Ways of Seeing
Berger, John
Book
1972
Seeing establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but words can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it.
The William Morris Internet Archive
Website
A subarchive of the Marxists Internet Archive, featuring the works of the English socialist, writer, and artist William Morris.

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Project Hope
Project Hope is a non-profit volunteer organization. We support children denied access to basic services that every child needs in order to develop into healthy and well-balanced individual. We provid...

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The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Mumford, Lewis
1961
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
Dada
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Dada or Dadaism is a cultural movement that began in Zürich, Switzerland, during World War I and peaked from 1916 to 1922. The movement primarily involved visual arts, literature, poetry, art manifes...
Federal Theatre Project
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The Federal Theatre Project (FTP) was a New Deal project to fund theatre and other live artistic performances in the United States during the Great Depression.
Forged
Why Fakes are the Great Art of Our Age
Keats, Jonathon
2013
Keats uncovers what forgeries -- and our reactions to them -- reveal about changing conceptions of creativity, identity, authorship, integrity, authenticity, success, and how we assign value to works ...
The Lives of Amiri Baraka
Hunter, Kim D.
2014
A tribute to the life of author and poet Amiri Baraka who was active in the American Black Arts movement.
Lost, Stolen or Shredded
Stories of Missing Works of Art and Literature
Gekoski, Rick
2013
Gekoski explores in depth the greater questions tremendous losses of art raise - such as the rights artists and authors have over their own work, the importance of the search for perfection in creativ...
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Race, Culture, and Canadian Art
Gagnon, Mokia Kin
2000
A collection of essays on Canadian art.

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Docs Populi
Documents for the public
Website
Dedicated to documenting and publishing oppositional artwork of the late 20th century.
Parallelogramme
Periodical profile published 1986
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1986