The Politics of the Provisional: Art and Ephemera in Revolutionary France | Author: Richard Taws
In revolutionary France the life of things could not be assured. War, shortage of materials, and frequent changes in political authority meant that few large-scale artworks or permanent monuments to the Revolution's memory were completed. On the contrary, visual practice in revolutionary France was characterized by the production and circulation of a range of transitional, provisional, ephemeral, and half-made images and objects, from printed paper money, passports, and almanacs to temporary festival installations and relics of the demolished Bastille.
Addressing this mass of images conventionally ignored in art history, The Politics of the Provisional contends that they were at the heart of debates on the nature of political authenticity and historical memory during the French Revolution. Thinking about material durability, this book suggests, was one of the key ways in which revolutionaries conceptualized duration, and it was crucial to how they imagined the Revolution's transformative role in history.
229 x 254 x 20 mm
A is for Atom: A Midcentury Alphabet | Author: Greg Paprocki
From the creators of BabyLit, open a window on history while teaching toddlers the ABCs.Teach brilliant babies about history and their ABCs with Greg Paprock'’s 'A Is for Atom: A...
Z is for Zoo | Author: Greg Paprocki
Introduce your toddler to the ABCs with this illustrated primer about many of the animals they’ll find in the zoo.An engaging collection of 26 illustrations featuring every child’s favourite zoo...
What the Colonists Never Knew: A History of Aboriginal Sydney | Author: Dennis Foley, Peter Read
What the Colonists Never Knew paints a vivid picture of what it was like to grow up Aboriginal in Sydney, alongside the colonists, from 1788 to the present. Dennis, the grandson...