Reviewable Books

The following books are currently available to review for InVisible Culture. We also welcome reviews of books not on this list. Please email us a proposal to if you’d like to review a new or recent title and we will procure a copy from the publisher.


Badovinac, Zdenka, Eda Cufer, and Anthony Gardner, eds. NSK from Kapital to Capital: Neue Slowenische Kunst- an Event of the Final Decade of Yugoslavia. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2015.

Bailey, Collin B. The Networked Recluse: The Connected World of Emily Dickinson. Amherst: Amherst College Press, 2017. 

Balsom, Erika and Hila Peleg, eds. Documentary Across Disciplines. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2016.

Botz-Bornstein, Thorsten. Organic Cinema. Film, Architecture, and the Work of Béla Tarr. New York: Berghahn, 2017.

Brown, Nicholas and Sarah E. Kanouse, eds. Re-Collecting Black Hawk: Landscape, Memory, and Power in the American Midwest. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015.

Broomer, Stephen. Hamilton Babylon: A History of the Mcmaster Film Board. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016.

Burnham, Jack. Dissolve into Comprehension: Writings and Interviews, 1964-2004. Edited by Melissa Ragain. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2015.

Cook, Sarah, ed. Information. Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art. Cambridge and London: MIT Press, 2016.

Cornell, Lauren and Ed Halter, eds. Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2015.

Creech, Jennifer L. Mothers, Comrades, and Outcasts in East German Women’s Films. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016.

Dilnot, Clive, Tony Fry, and Susan Stewart. Design and the Question of History. Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2015.

Elkins, James, Gustav Frank, and Sunil Manghani, eds. Farewell to Visual Studies. State College, PA: Penn State University Press, 2015.

Erjavec, Aleš, ed. Aesthetic Revolutions and Twentieth-Century Avant-Garde Movements. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015.

Gardner, Anthony. Politically Unbecoming: Postsocialist Art Against Democracy. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2015.

Getsy, David J, ed. Queer. Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2016.

Haacke, Hans. Working Conditions: The Writings of Hans Haacke. Edited by Alexander Alberro. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2016.

Haidegger, Ingrid. Watch It! Movie Posters as Marketing Tools and Genre Indicators. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2017.

Hlavajova, Maria and Simon Sheikh, ed. Former West: Art and the Contemporary after 1989. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2017.

Hariman, Robert and John Louis Lucaites. The Public Image: Photography and Civic Spectatorship. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Hatherley, Owen. The Chaplin Machine: Slapstick, Fordism and the Communist Avant-Garde. Cambridge: Pluto Press, 2016.

Horton, Jessica L. Art for an Undivided Earth: The American Indian Movement Generation. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017.

Jones, D.B. The Documentary Art of Filmmaker Micheal Rubbo. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2017.

Krauss, Rosalind, ed. William Kentridge (October Files 21). Cambridge: MIT Press, 2017.

Lee, Patricia. Sturtevant: Warhol Marilyn. United Kingdom: Afterall Publishing, 2016.

Leikam, Susanne. Framing Spaces in Motion: Tracing Visualizations of Earthquakes into Twentieth-Century San Francisco. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2015.

Malkowski, Jennifer. Dying in Full Detail: Mortality and Digital Documentary. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017.

Malloy, Vanja, ed. Intersecting Colors: Josef Albers and His Contemporaries. Amherst: Amherst College Press, 2015.

Navitski, Rielle. Public Spectacles of Violence: Sensational Cinema and Journalism in Early Twentieth-Century Mexico and Brazil. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017.

Nixon, Mignon, ed. Mary Kelly. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2016.

Potvin, John, ed. Oriental Interiors: Design, Identity, Space. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.

Ramos, Filipa, ed. Animals. Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art. Cambridge and London: MIT Press, 2016.

Rangan, Pooja. Immediations: The Humanitarian Impulse in Documentary. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017.

Rutkoff, Rebekah. The Irresponsible Magician: Essays and Fictions. Cambridge: Semiotext(e), 2015.

Salter, Mark B, ed. Making Things International 2: Catalysts and Reactions. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016.

Shirley, Rosemary. Rural Modernity, Everyday Life and Visual Culture. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, 2015.

Thompson, Krista A. Shine: The Visual Economy of Light in African Diasporic Aesthetic Practice. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015.

Voorhies, James. Beyond Objecthood: The Exhibition as a Critical Form Since 1968. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2017.

Weibel, Peter, ed. Global Activism: Art and Conflict in the 21st Century. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2015.

Welsh, Timothy J. Mixed Realism: Videogames and the Violence of Fiction. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016.

Yamamura, Midori. Yayoi Kusama: Inventing the Singular. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2015.

Yates, Derek and Jessie Price. Communication Design: Insights from the Creative Industries. United Kingdom: Fairchild Books & Visuals, 2015.