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Intellect is exhibiting at the ARLIS NA 2023 Conference

ARLIS NA 2023 will take place 18-21 April in Mexico City. More information about the conference can be found here.

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Spotlight titles


Essays & Interviews on Caribbean Visual Culture

Essays about and interviews with contemporary caribbean writers, scholars and curators. Includes work by trained visual artists and vernacular artists with emphasis on the works of vernacular decorative and ornamental needle workers. Speaks to both indigenous traditions of the region and more globalised contemporary expressions. 27 col, 2b/w illus.

Art School Creativity From Punk to New Wave

Blank Canvas is a four-point theory of twentieth century UK Art School creativity, highlighting the philosophies and practices that have influenced the development of punk, post punk, and new wave musicians. A framework for creativity emerges for artists and musicians, aiming to define the future. 20 b&w illus. New Books Network (New Books in Pop Culture) interview with Simon Strange  

(Re)Defining the Field

Scholars and practitioners from the realm of 'Islamic architecture’ consider its changing nature and continued significance. Reflective essays address the meaning of ‘Islamic’ in built environments, and the geographical, chronological, disciplinary diversity of a dynamic field of study encompassing far more than mosques and tombs. 118 b/w illus.

and how I learnt to write about it in the context of Fine Art

This book examines the philosophy of experience by investigating writing about experience as a practice in fine art, like painting. It also explores ‘affect’ as a research methodology and uncovers the reasons why experience is more aligned with the notion of actuality than other modes of consciousness and thus more likely to be viewed as authentic.

New exploration of how the moving image mediates our relationship to and understanding of landscapes. The focus is on artists’ film and video and draws on work from the 1970s to the present day. An informed, personal view from a high profile author considering if appreciation of nature’s aesthetics undermines commitment to ecology. 30b/w illus.

Theories and Tactics in Architecture and Design

Original collection explores the relationship between research that shapes art, architecture and design practices, and assignments that are developed by faculty for students. Demonstrates how pedagogical inquiry can become an evolutionary agent and makes innovative ideas/exercises available for the first time outside studio courses. 66 b/w illus.

Reflective Surfaces and Their Mixed Meanings

Discusses meanings of shininess in art and in culture generally. Shininess is physically and metaphorically present in the construction of concepts such as utopia, the sublime, and camp; and the way its affects, rooted in excess produce irony, anxiety, pleasure and kitsch. A compelling subject that instantly attracts and fascinates. 54 b/w illus.

Change is the only constant. In recent times, the world experienced a global pandemic, social inequalities, climate change, racial injustices, riots and unrests and rapid advances of new technologies – all at once. Although many fear change, it is the job of designers to create and thrive in such times. To document our present moment, Gjoko Muratovski invited ten highly influential design figures – including iconic design leaders such as Carole Bilson, Karim Rashid, Bruce Mau, Steven Heller and Don Norman – to reflect on the current state of affairs. By looking to the past and reflecting on the present, these designers project very personal images of the future that they would like to see. Click here to view the free chapter:'How do we find comfort in unsettling times? In conversation with Mark Boudreaux'

An Exploration of Impossible Encounters

This book explores a selection of artistic representations of animals. Positioned within contemporary debates around the animal question, it challenges anthropocentric beliefs about the all-knowing, rational and speaking human subject and argues that the irrationality of animal worlds marks the very limits of human thinking. 42 b&w photographs.

Global Conversations in Art Education

This new edited collection explores histories of art education in international contexts. Offers a series of thoughtful and invigorating conversations with international scholars who evoke our conceptualizations of the histories of art education in pursuit of more equitable, diverse and inclusive understandings of the field. 35 col. illus.

Reimagining the Medium

Highly readable new book explores the re-emergence of the medium of painting with unprecedented force during the 1980s, despite suggestions that it was either dead or no longer relevant. Presents a wide variety of well known painters, discussing thematic similarities as well as unique and individualized practices. 120 colour illus.   City Lights with Lois Reitzes (WABE/NPR Podcast) interview with Rosemary Cohane Erpf

Theories, Methods, Research Practices

Explores cities of exile from different perspectives and presents different methods and sources for exile and urban studies. Internationally recognized scholars writing on themes including mapping, oral history, queerness, photography. A significant contribution to the theory and methodology of research on historical exile. 90 b/w, 18 col. illus. A PDF version of this book is available for free in Open Access: Urban Exile. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) License.   

Artists, Money and Entrepreneurial Action

A new collection of connected essays and case studies that delve deeply into the relationships between art, innovation, entrepreneurship and money. Arts entrepreneurship is a growing field, and this book is ideal for arts administrators and policy analysts as well as for artists who participate in professional development programmes. 5 illus.   A Conversation with Provost Linda Essig on Arts Entrepreneurship

A Non-Commercial Market

A combination of practical and theoretical writing, this book chronicles the realization of #TransActing: A Market of Values, an international non-commercial popup market held at Chelsea College of Arts, coordinated by Critical Practice Research Cluster, a London-based network of artists, designers, curators and academics. 96 col. plates.   Online Launch - March 16th, 7pm GMT. More details here   A PDF version of this book is available for free in Open Access: Transacting as Art, Design and Architecture. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License and is part of Knowledge Unlatched.

The Systemic Revolution

Fashion Education maps out a praxis of inclusive fashion pedagogy. In this collection of 16 essays, fashion educators from Australia, Canada, the US and the UK recount their experiences, struggles and strategies of radically redesigning fashion curriculum to centre Black, Indigenous, brown, fat, disabled, queer and trans bodies. 59 b/w illus.

Artworks from the European No Future Generation

The punk movement of the 1970s to early 1980s is examined as an art movement through archive research, interviews, and art historical analysis. It is about pop, pain, poetry, presence, and about a ‘no future’ generation refusing to be the next artworld avant-garde, instead choosing to be the ‘rear-guard’. 103 col. and b/w illus.   Author interview with Echoes & Dust

Essays on Contemporary Art, Performance and Photography

Collection of short, critical writings on contemporary art, performance, and photography written over the course of two decades. These include essays and interviews, profiles and reviews. They were originally published in a variety of settings, including art magazines and exhibition catalogues, online journals and websites. 49 b&w illus.

Molecules, Cells, Organisms

The edited collection Drawing Processes of Life is the product of artists, biologists and philosophers working together to formulate new ways of representing a new approach to life.  It shows how better to represent biological process through drawing and to demonstrate the scientific value of drawing as a method. 78 b/w and 32 colour illustrations.