Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Book reviews

Here are some recently received reviews for our publications:

Writing on Drawing:
Essays on Drawing Practice and Research edited by Steve Garner
‘The past decade has seen a change of attitude towards drawing. Its importance as an element in human intelligence is now widely appreciated. However, there has not been a clear picture of research in the field or an Agenda for future investigation. Writing on Drawing fills this gap. It gives an insight into current work and it is clear that a paradyme shift is underway. Drawing is of course strongly identified with art and design but it is now being seen in a much broader context. The contributions to this book give a new insight into this fascinating activity.’ – Ken Baynes, Loughborough University.

'Writing on Drawing is an excellent resource, in which a balance is
achieved between academic, educational and entertaining pieces. While the book is intellectually stimulating, it is never dry and successfully brings together critical thinking, debate and research to form a thought provoking insight into the ‘intelligence of seeing'.' – Alice Hunter, www.artjournal.co.uk

Queer Cinema in Europe edited by Robin Griffiths

'The book is filled with great articles and analysis of interesting European film scenarios [...]This anthology will come in useful for film scholars who are interested in comparing GLBT representations in European films to queer portrayals in American or non-Western cinema' – Farhana Uddin, The Adirondack Review.

'A solid, thorough, and valuable examination of this emerging field of cultural study.' - The Gay & Lesbian Review

Reading Bande Dessinée:
Critical Approaches to French-language Comic Strip by Ann Miller

Ann Miller’s contribution to bande dessinée studies is most welcome: anglophone academics are increasingly realising that the ninth art is both a valuable teaching tool and a gold mine for researchers of every hue. Reading bande dessinée breaks new ground, as it is multi-disciplinary. [...] The sensible decision to translate all quotations from French into English will enable Reading Bande Dessinée to reach the wide public it deserves. This book is a must for all serious students of the ninth art.' – Matthew Screech, Modern and Contemporary France.

'... the great strengths of Miller, apart from her limpid, lucid and passionate writing style, reside in her knowledge of the subject and the critical distance that she adopts towards the discourses that surround the medium, and in the abundance
of bande dessinée references, from all parts of the spectrum, that are to be found on every page. To that must be added the depth with which images are analysed, the relevance of the points raised, the conceptual richness and the coherence of the arguments. It then becomes clear that the title's emphasis on different levels of reading in relation to the medium is justified because this is the key to an analysis which is accurate, scholarly, and effective. The author thereby fulfils her contract by offering a reading which is as illuminating as it is enjoyable.' – French Studies

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Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Journals in the US

Our North American customers can now order our journals at US dollar prices, from Turpin’s US office.

Turpin Distribution, The Bleachery, 143 West Street, New Milford,
Connecticut, CT 06776

Tel: 1 860 350 0041
Fax: 1 860 350 0039
Email: TurpinNA@turpin-distribution.com
Website: http://www.turpin-distribution.com

To see the 2009 Subscription rates (US version) go to:

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Thursday, 19 March 2009

New Australasian Distributor for Intellect’s Books!

Intellect is delighted to announce that from 1st May 2009 Inbooks will be distributing our books in Australia and New Zealand.

Inbooks is a Sydney-based distributor for international publishers of scholarly and academic books. They provide a comprehensive marketing and distribution service to the trade, academic and library markets in Australia and New Zealand. Inbooks represents an extensive number of academic publishers, ranging from prestigious university presses to library science, scholarly and reference publishers.

We look forward to working with them to distribute our authors’ and editors’ books to the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Contact details:
3 Narabang Way, Belrose NSW 2085 Australia
Tel: +61 2 9986 7082
Fax: +61 2 9986 7090
Email: orders@inbooks.com.au

Find below a selection of Intellect's new and forthcoming Australian-focused and Australian-authored titles:

Diasporas of Australian Cinema, edited by Anthony Lambert, Renata Murawska and Catherine Simpson

Australian Post-War Documentary Film: An Arc of Mirrors, by Deane Williams

Developing Dialogues: Indigenous and Ethnic Community Broadcasting in Australia, by Susan Forde, Kerrie Foxwell and Michael Meadows

A selection of books with Australian-based authors/editors

New Flows in Global TV
, by Albert Moran

Futures of Chinese Cinema: Technologies and Temporalities in Chinese Screen Cultures, edited by Olivia Khoo and Sean Metzger

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Friday, 6 March 2009


Intellect is actively seeking new photography book proposals. As a leading academic publisher in the fields of creative practice and popular culture, Intellect already has a strong list of visual culture and contemporary art focussed publications. We are keen to develop this area of our portfolio, and welcome proposals from both new and experienced authors producing original, adventurous scholarly work.

To send us your book proposals, please download a questionnaire from our website (http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/PublishWithUs/publishwithus.php), or contact books@intellectbooks.com for further information.

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Contemporary Music Studies

Intellect seeks to expand its portfolio of publications in the area of contemporary music studies. We champion innovative scholarly work at the cross section of arts, media & creative practice. Intellect welcomes book proposals from both new and experienced authors producing original, adventurous academic work in the areas of contemporary music research.

To send us your book proposals, please download a questionnaire from our website (http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/PublishWithUs/publishwithus.php), or contact books@intellectbooks.com for further information.

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Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Intellect at CAA conference

The College Art Association meets annually for ‘4 days of nonstop art and lively discussion’, and this year’s meeting took place in Los Angeles, California. In previous years, Intellect titles have been displayed and sold at CAA within the University of Chicago Press booth (our North American distributors). This year, we decided to have our own very own booth, and with great results! The Intellect booth allowed us to have more space to display our ever-growing list of art & design books and journals, and also to get the word out about Intellect (our arresting covers and range of titles stopped many a browser in their tracks!). It was a great opportunity for us to meet new, existing and potential authors and editors, share the Intellect ethos, get feedback, and generally be a part of the North American academic art world.
There was a lot of excitement about our books – in particular:
Drawing –The Purpose;
Issues in Curating Contemporary Art and Performance;
Videogames and Art;
International Dialogues about Visual CultureEducation and Art.
Our series:
Readings in Art and Design Education series
Our forthcoming titles:
Inspiring Writing in Art & Design and
The Place of Artists’ Cinema
And a lot of interest in our journals, especially:
International Journal of Education through Art and
Journal of Visual Art Practice.

We hope to see you at CAA next year, in Chicago!

For more information about CAA, visit:
Read the official conference blog at:
Other blogs that mention Intellect:

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Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Reduction on all e-book titles!

From 1st March 2009 all Intellect backlist e-books now cost just £5 each! In addition, all current front-list (and forthcoming 2009) e-book titles will be reduced to £10 each!

All Intellect books are also available in e-book format for both libraries and individuals to purchase. Our list includes e-books of our exciting Media & Culture, Theatre & Music, Film Studies and Art & Design titles, all at these incredible new prices. To see all available titles, visit: www.intellectbooks.co.uk

E-books are available from the following providers:
Dawson Books
EbookLibrary (EBL)
Lightning Source

For more information on how to order e-books, visit: www.intellectbooks.co.uk/books/page/index,name=ebooks/

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