Recent Books

  • Language of New Media

    Price: $19.95

    In this book Lev Manovich offers the first systematic and rigorous theory of new media. He places new media within the histories of visual and media cultures of the last few centuries. He discusses new media’s reliance on conventions of old media, such as the rectangular frame and mobile camera, and shows how new media works create the illusion of reality, address the viewer, and represent space. He also analyzes categories and forms unique to new media, such as interface and database. Manovich uses concepts from film theory, art history, literary theory, and computer science and also develops new theoretical constructs, such as cultural interface, spatial montage, and cinegratography. The theory and history of cinema play a particularly important role in the book. Among other topics, Manovich discusses parallels between the histories of cinema and of new media, digital cinema, screen and montage in cinema and in new media, and historical ties between avant-garde film and new media.

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  • Kultura Control

    Price: $10.95

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  • How I Became One of the Invisible

    Price: $13.95

    This fine collection of stories, essays and memoirs reveals the erudite as well as the adventurous side of the well-known Artaud translator and literary critic David Rattray. His writing lies at the conjunction of travel and wisdom where the spiritual informs the sinful.

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  • Imported

    Price: $16.95

    This collection of writings on the theme of “Importation” touches on the problems of cultural exchange with respect to globalization, nationalism, tourism, language, theory, desire, identity, and politics. Contributors include Bill Arning, Coco Fusco, Kojin Karatani, Edward Said, and Gayatri Spivak.

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  • Censoring Media

    Price: $7.95

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  • The Lizard Club

    Price: $8.95

    Gossip! Gossip! Gossip! The Lizard Club “tells all” about the birth of San Francisco’s underground club scene. But who’s real and who’s not? Abbott’s novel suggests that in the ’90s, we can no longer tell fact from fantasy.William Burroughs, Dennis Cooper, Robert Gluck, and Sarah Schulman praised the late Steve Abbott’s first novel, Holy Terror. This follow-up Menippean satire is equally engaging.

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