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    Ctrl [space] : rhetorics of surveillance from Bentham to Big Brother - edited by Thomas Y. Levin [et al.]
    Call Number: MIT Press, 2002
    Publication Date: 2002-05-15
    This book investigates the state of panoptic art at a time when issues of security and civil liberties are on many people's minds. Traditional imaging and tracking systems have given way to infinitely more powerful dataveillance technologies, as an evolving arsenal of surrogate eyes and ears in our society shifts its focus from military to domestic space.

    Taking as its point of departure an architectural drawing by Jeremy Bentham that became the model for an entire social regime, CTRL [SPACE] looks at the shifting relationships between design and power, imaging and oppression, from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries.

    From the photographs taken with hidden cameras by Walker Evans and Paul Strand in the early twentieth century to the appropriation of military satellite technology by Marko Peljhan a hundred years later, the works of a wide range of artists have explored the dynamics of watching and being watched. The artists whose panoptical preoccupations are featured include, among others, Sophie Calle, Diller + Scofidio, Dan Graham, Pierre Huyghe, Michael Klier, Rem Koolhaas, Bruce Nauman, Yoko Ono, Thomas Ruff, Julia Scher, Andy Warhol, and Peter Weibel. This book, along with the exhibition it accompanies, is the first state-of-the-art survey of panopticism—in digital culture, architecture, television, video, cinema, painting, photography, conceptual art, installation work, robotics, and satellite imaging. (29 Jul)


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    Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on street photography and the poetic image
    Call Number: TR 659.8 .W43 2014
    Publication Date: Aperture, [2014]
    25 Jul

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    Buildings must die : a perverse view of architecture - Stephen Cairns, Jane M. Jacobs
    Call Number: NA 2540 .C32 2014
    Publication Date: MIT Press, [2014]
    25 Jul

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    Georgia O'Keeffe - Randall C. Griffin
    Call Number: ND 237 .O5 .G754 2014
    Publication Date: Phaidon Press, 2014
    25 Jul

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    Imperial culture in antipodean cities, 1880-1939 - John Griffiths
    Call Number: DA 118 .G75 2014
    Publication Date: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
    29 Jul

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    John Ruskin : artist and observer - Christopher Newall [et al.]
    Call Number: NC 242 .R8 .A4 2014
    Publication Date: Paul Holberton, [2014]
    1 Aug

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    Material culture - Henry Glassie
    Call Number: GN 406 .G53 1999
    Publication Date: Indiana University Press, 1999
    23 Jul

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    Picasso/Marx and socialist realism in France - Sarah Wilson
    Call Number: N 6853 .P5 .W55 2013
    Publication Date: Liverpool University Press, 2013
    1 Aug

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    What objects mean : an introduction to material culture - Arthur Asa Berger
    Call Number: GN 406 .B473 2014
    Publication Date: Left Coast Press, Inc., 2014
    24 Jul

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    Wolfgang Tillmans. 2nd ed. - Jan Verwoert [et al.]
    Call Number: TR 654 .T57 .V572 2014
    Publication Date: Phaidon Press, 2014
    29 Jul

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