A bold stance that challenges received wisdom is a difficult endeavor for the best of writers. DePergola sets out on an exciting pathway to write an imaginative and original analysis of the relation between memory, emotion, identity, and ethical decision making. In this breathtaking view of over fifty years of memory research, the reader not only evidences brinkmanship on the cutting edge of neuroscience, but also a tour de force on moral normativity. ...Gerard Magill, Vernon F. Gallagher Chair & Professor of Healthcare Ethics, Duquesne University
The Ideas, Identity and Art of Daniel Spoerri offers Anglophone readers fresh insights into the genesis of Spoerri's important work and illuminates fascinating intellectual exchanges between artists, curators, and other key figures in the European art world from the late 1950s to the present. Cempellin navigates sources in many languages on the multilingual artist, drawing on little-known archival materials and interviews to present key thematic elements in Spoerri's oeuvre. Through reference to projects such as Spoerri's Fluxus works, Eat Art, and Sentimental Museums, the artist's striking inventiveness and intellectual rigor come vividly to the fore.Jill Carrick, Carleton University, Canada
...Even though the study of art and of design are theoretical, Dr. Avital has come closer than anyone to approaching them as if they were empirical. His clear and rigorous parsing of the issues in The Confusion Between Art and Design dares disagreement and will do much toward concluding the argument.Prof. Mel Byars, Design Historian, author of The Design Encyclopedia
This is a refreshing account of research in all its entanglements – the research embedded in the contemporary neo-liberal university, in the careers of the connected academics, in the ‘life’, thoughts and reflections of the frontline researcher, and in the moments of connection between the researcher and the interviewees – here allowed to speak through extensive unmediated interview quotes.Dr Kezia Barker, Birkbeck, University of London
A profoundly researched, well-written and accessible study. Unlike other works of art history, it is addressed to a broader public with interests in the art market and also artists, gallerists and other ‘players’ in the art business.Prof. Dr. Tobias Vogt, Universität der Künste, College of Fine Arts, Berlin
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Francesco Tonucci, one of Vernon Press's authors, has been honored in the UNICEF Spanish Committee Awards 2019.
World-renowed thinker and psychopedagogue Tonucci was given the UNICEF Joaquín Ruiz-Giménez Spanish Committee Award "for his exemplary vital and professional career in defence of children’s rights". The committee was presided over by Queen Letizia of Spain. His achievement has been widely covered by the world media.
Tonucci's important work La Ciudad de los Niños will be published by Vernon Press in 2020 as City of Children. The work is being translated as part of Vernon's Bridging Languages and Scholarship initiative.
For more information, visit the UNICEF website:
June 13th 2019
An informative and entertaining research study which provides innovative readings of eighteenth-century artistry. The scholarship is robust and rigorous with detailed interpretations of the art of George Romney and James Northcote amongst others.
A new title from Vernon Press, written by acclaimed author Anthony Walsh.
Activists have long claimed that “the personal is political”, but this book posits the converse: that the political is personal.
A Nation Divided: The Conflicting Personalities, Visions, and Values of Liberals and Conservatives uses the Big Five personality trait model to explore how the personalities of conservatives and liberals differ. Conservatives are found in almost all studies to be more conscientious, agreeable, and extroverted, while liberals are found to be more open to new experience and neurotic. The political divisions explored in this book are all essentially fueled by personality differences.
There is a deepening divide between liberals and conservatives in the battle for America’s soul: one side seeks to steer the nation sharply to the left into socialist selfdom, whereas the other side desires a wealthy and free America under the watchful eye of God’s providence. A preponderance of academic texts belongs to the liberal tradition. Conservatives have long lacked a comparable intellectual tradition of their own, although an incipient one is now beginning to form. This book, while maintaining a measure of scholarly distance, is unashamedly written from a conservative point of view.
May 2nd 2019
Julie Reiss, editor of Art, Theory and Practice in the Anthropocene (Vernon Press, 2018), will present a symposium on artists’ responses to the environmental crisis at Christie's Education, New York.
The panel discussions will address the following:
- How does contemporary art communicate information about global climate change and its consequences?
- How can art assist in decision making about climate change?
- What methods, materials and processes are among those being utilized by artists?
- How does the context in which we encounter this work impact our response to it?
- How do we gauge its effectiveness?
Confirmed speakers include the artists Janet Biggs, Justin Brice Guariglia and Jenny Kendler. The keynote address will be delivered by Mary Miss. The event will take place on June 11, 2019.
For more information see the event page: https://www.christies.edu/new-york/events/2019/june/the-role-of-art-in-the-environmental-crisis
To order Dr Julie Reiss’s timely book see: https://vernonpress.com/book/492
"Brexit Means Brexit", Article 50, the backstop, Leavers, Brexiteers, Remainers, Remoaners …
If members of the public have been baffled by much of the jargon and rhetoric surrounding Brexit, academics and experts have been equally baffled about potential successful exit strategies.
The outcome of the European Union membership referendum in 2016 has presented the United Kingdom with one of its greatest challenges in modern times. As negotiations for an exit strategy continue, this volume looks to open up conversations on the socio-legal implications of such a monumental transition.
As this publication suggests eventual solutions to several issues caused by Brexit, it will be of interest to not only other academics working in the field, but also to policy makers and relevant stakeholders. It is a timely and important work.
Exploring contemporary design education, this book asks whether Design Schools are shaping a new type of designer, or if tomorrow’s designers will emerge from other professions such as business, health care, education, and computing, where design ‘thinking’ is now regularly applied.
- How can a Design School in the age of the Anthropocene best prepare future designers for this complex world?
- How can the Design School maximize the potential opportunities suggested by this future, uncertain world at a time of rapid and intensive change?
- Having changed the planet, how should the Design School react to the planet changing us?
The book includes essays from the expanding landscape of the Design School, including educational providers, the design museum sector, the international design festival circuit and influential practitioners engaged in design education. The essays in this book provide a valuable, comprehensive examination of the future of the Design School and render a unique forecast of its probable trajectory.
Oil crises, microwaves, men with collar-length hair, tulip chairs, terracotta tiles, the Bee Gees …
What do we talk about when we talk about the Seventies? Was that decade a mere bridge between the momentous decades of the Sixties and Eighties? Or a hodge-podge of colorful surface details? When one peers beneath this surface, what political, economic and cultural developments are uncovered? And to what extent did this decade shape the course of the latter 20th century?
Bas Dianda’s new book aims to uncover (and discover) the extraordinary transformative capacity of this era, showing how the decade made its mark on history for years to come. The methodology is grounded in a ‘history of developments’: the first part traces the economic, political and cultural trends which prevailed during that decade, before exploring the legacy of the Seventies, how its wide repercussions affect us to this day.
A History of the Seventies will be of interest not only to historians and economists specializing in the period, but also sociologists and those intrigued by the singularity of the 1970s.January 31st 2019
Do you know someone that finished the PhD in 2018?
The annual Dissertation Award of the International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) is made for students completing a path-breaking PhD within innovation management during the previous year. The call for submissions for the 2019 Award is open and will close on 22 February 2019. The winner will be announced at the ISPIM Innovation Conference in Florence, Italy, in June 2019. The Award is supported by IMP³rove the European Innovation Management Academy and ATKearney. We also publish a book with the top 30 dissertations together with our publishing partner Vernon Press.
Download a PDF with the program: PDF Link
The call for submission as well as further information’s can be found at: https://www.ispim-innovation.com/dissertation-award
Our extended and revamped new titles catalog is now available. You may browse or download it here as an easy to print PDF. The catalog reflects our growing portfolio of monographs and multi-author volumes on:
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Each title includes direct links to our website to obtain more information and resources (covers, flyers, sample chapters). If you require structured bibliographic information you can also download an excel list of our backlist here.December 21st 2018
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