Subject: Arts, music, performing arts, photography, and visual culture

Arts, music, performing arts, photography, and visual culture

“Visual culture is central to meaning making, and meaning making is central to the production of knowledge. The books we publish at the MIT Press probe the ways that visual culture is inscribed with power, and they unflinchingly examine what is at stake in that power. They amplify understudied subjects; they advance the field through inclusive contributions to knowledge; and they reveal how what we see—and what remains hidden from view—is related to equity and justice. Our readers know that visual culture is never neutral. They want to navigate its complex terrain while making smart decisions about how and what they visually consume.”
Victoria Hindley, Design and Visual Culture, Acquisitions Editor

Fragments of Repair

Kader Attia, Maria Hlavajova, Wietske Maas

Double Vision

Rebekah Rutkoff

The Future Is Present

Philip Glahn, Cary Levine

War and Aesthetics

Jens Bjering, Anders Engberg-Pedersen, Solveig Gade, Christine Strandmose Toft


Erik Davis


Elspeth Kirkman


Garrett Bradley


Kimberly Juanita Brown

Emergency Money

Tom Wilkinson

Tactical Publishing

Alessandro Ludovico, Nick Montfort

Shadows of Reality

Clive Scott, Nick Warr

After Eating

Lindsay Kelley

Subject Matter

Aron Vinegar

The Perception Machine

Joanna Zylinska

An Anthology of Blackness

Terresa Moses, Omari Souza, Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall


Afonso Dias Ramos, Tom Snow

Mondrian's Dress

Nancy J. Troy, Ann Marguerite Tartsinis

In Visible Presence

Oksana Sarkisova, Olga Shevchenko

Graphic Artists Guild Handbook

The Graphic Artists Guild


Kat Mustatea, Charlotte Kent, Arielle Saiber

Soft Is Fast

Meredith Morse

Dissolve into Comprehension

Jack Burnham, Melissa Ragain, Hans Haacke

Fascination of Science

Herlinde Koelbl

Vegetal Entwinements in Philosophy and Art

Giovanni Aloi, Michael Marder


Pandora Syperek, Sarah Wade


Marina Vishmidt

The Culture of the Case

Frederic J. Schwartz

Facing Black Star

Thierry Gervais, Vincent Lavoie

Hugh Hayden

Sarah J. Montross

Just in Time

G. Gabrielle Starr

Style and Solitude

Mari Hvattum


Roswell Angier, Susan Hawley, Ramona Emerson

Computational Formalism

Amanda Wasielewski

Allison Katz

Sam Thorne, Martin Clark

A Black Gaze

Tina M. Campt

The Language of the Face

Frank Gonzalez-Crussi

Decolonizing Design

Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall