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
Because A White Man'll Never Do It | Author: Kevin Gilbert
Kevin Gilbert's powerful expose of past and present race relations in Australia is an alarming story of land theft, attempted racial extermination, oppression, denial of human rights, slavery, ridicule, denigration,...
Love: A pop-up celebration | Author: Robert Sabuda
A gorgeous pop-up gift book from bestselling Robert Sabuda, with a heartwarming message of unconditional love.Six stunning pop-up animal scenes celebrate the different ways that love can be shared. Can...
Art Monthly Magazine | Issue 328 | Winter 2021
Art Monthly Australasia is the region's flagship visual arts publication, critically engaging with contemporary and historical practice across 8 editions each year (from March to December), including regular Winter and...