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  • Environments: Künste - Medien - Umweltby Annette Jael Lehmann

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 36.00

    Seit den 1960er-Jahren haben sich künstlerische Praktiken - Performance, Aktionskunst, Theater, Land Art und virtuelle Kunstpraktiken - in neuartiger Weise mit Landschaft und Natur auseinandergesetzt. Annette Jael Lehmann analysiert das spannungsvolle Verhältnis zwischen performativen Praktiken und der Ausstellungs- bzw. Dokumentationspraxis sowie... more...

  • Art and Rhetoric in Roman Cultureby Jas Elsner; Michel Meyer

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 92.00

    Demonstrates the central significance of rhetoric in ancient responses to and receptions of Roman art. more...

  • Patron Saintsby Nicholas Fox Weber

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    This lively work of cultural history tells the stories of five young art patrons who, in the last 1920s and 1930s, were instrumental in bringing modern painting, sculpture, and dance to America. A combination of wealth, Harvard education privilege, and family connections enabled Lincoln Kirstein, Edward M. M. Warburg, Agnes Mongan, James Thrall Soby,... more...

  • Collage in Twentieth-Century Art, Literature, and Cultureby Rona Cran

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Emphasizing the diversity of collage in the twentieth century, Rona Cran's book explores the role that it played in the work of Joseph Cornell, William Burroughs, Frank O'Hara, and Bob Dylan. Collage's catalytic effect, Cran argues, enabled each to overcome a crisis in representation that threatened to destabilize their work. Throughout,... more...

  • Community and Identity in Ancient Egyptby Deborah Vischak

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    In this book, Deborah Vischak argues that localized communities are an important source of identity in ancient Egypt. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Modernist Cultureby Celia Marshik

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    This Companion provides students and scholars alike with an interdisciplinary approach to literary modernism. more...

  • Befehl und Ungehorsamby Katharina Rogge-Balke

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 37.90

    Die Darstellung des wilhelminischen Militärs in der satirischen Zeitschrift Simplicissimus ist von tiefer Ambivalenz geprägt. Die illustrierte Wochenzeitschrift aus der Zeit Kaiser Wilhelms II. stellt das Militär einerseits sehr kritisch, andererseits voller Bewunderung dar. Katharina Rogge-Balke untersucht die zeichnerisch-literarische Militärbetrachtung... more...

  • 19th-Century Artby Laurie Schneider Adams

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 14.99

    Munch?s The Scream. Van Gogh?s Starry Night. Rodin?s The Thinker. Monet?s Water Lilies. Constable?s landscapes. The 19th century gave us a wealth of artistic riches so memorable in their genius that we can picture many of them in an instant. At the time, however, their avant-garde nature was the cause of much controversy. Professor Laurie... more...

  • Art Decoby Eric Knowles

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Although most associated with the 1920s and 30s, Art Deco began in France prior to World War I. During the interwar years the style evolved and was adopted by an international elite set as the perfect expression of modern opulence and elegance in an age that gave birth to jazz, the Charleston, speakeasies, glamorous Hollywood films and engineering... more...

  • The Ugly Renaissanceby Alexander Lee

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    A fascinating and counterintuitive portrait of the sordid, hidden world behind the dazzling artwork of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and more  Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic innovation, the Renaissance is cloaked in a unique aura of beauty and brilliance. Its very name conjures up awe-inspiring images of an... more...