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- Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 56.00
This compact, indispensable overview answers a vexed question: Why do so many works of modern and postmodern literature and art seem designed to appear strange, and how can they still cause pleasure in the beholder? To help overcome the initial barrier caused by this strangeness, the general reader is given an initial, non-technical... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 75.00
From the late 1980s to the present, artists of Filipino descent in the United States have produced a challenging and creative movement. In The Decolonized Eye, Sarita Echavez See shows how these artists have engaged with the complex aftermath of U.S. colonialism in the Philippines.Focusing on artists working in New York and California, See examines... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2009; US$ 140.00
This study is concerned with creativity in education – especially in arts education (broadly conceived to include the visual arts, music, and creative writing). It takes as its starting point Nietzsche’s view that works of art do not appear “as if by magic”. Using insights from philosophy, psychoanalysis, and semiotics, the... more...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 238.00
The incunabulum Peregrinatio in terram sanctam by Bernhard von Breydenbach, which appeared in 1486, is the first printed and illustrated travelogue. It provides one of the most important sources for studying medieval contact between religions on the threshold of the Modern Age. Besides sketches in the form of diary entries, theological reflections... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00
This pioneering book explores the connections between art and artistic processes and entrepreneurship. The authors expertly identify several areas and issues where research on art and artistic processes can inform and develop the traditional field of entrepreneurship research. Nine original chapters by an international group of scholars take a detailed... more...
- Karnac Books 2003; US$ 31.95
Each of the contributors addresses the theoretical questions by pursuing a definite artistic problem, including a close look at the relation between the image and the object in Hitchcock's Vertigo, the sexual aesthetics of Caravaggio, the artistic pen of Barthes, and how Cronenberg's film Crash functions as a sinthome. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 132.00
The city is an essential theme of modernity in literature, architecture, photography and film. This book first focuses on ardent reactions to the metropolitan explosion in the nineteenth century, with Baudelaire and Poe as key figures. More recent representations of the city are then investigated, in Europe and the United States. Lombardo reflects... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2003; US$ 140.00
Are contemporary art theorists and critics speaking a language that has lost its meaning? Is it still based on concepts and values that are long out of date? Does anyone know what the function of the arts is in modern society?Roy Harris breaks new ground with his linguistic approach to the key issues. He situates those issues within the long-running... more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 20.99
The fourteen essays in this book develop a conception of human culture, which is humane and traditionalist. Focusing particularly on notions of beauty and the aesthetic, it sees within our culture intimations of the transcendent, and in two essays the nature of religion is directly addressed. A number of essays also explore the relation between politics... more...