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  • Art, Mimesis and the Avant-Gardeby Andrew Benjamin

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 55.95

    Benjamin argues for a reappraisal of philosophy with reference to the centrality of ontology, offering original reinterpretations of contemporary painters including Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon and R.B. Kitaj. more...

  • Art and the Stateby Victoria D. Alexander; Marilyn Rueschemeyer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 110.00

    This book examines the impact of states and their policies on visual art. States shape the role of art and artists in society, influence the development of audiences, support artistic work, and even affect the very nature of artistic production. The book contrasts developments in the United States with art policies in Britain and in the social democratic... more...

  • Horizon of the Unseenby Corinne Randall

    Intellect 2005; US$ 10.00

    Horizon of the Unseen' is a compilation of quotes taken from the eternal and universal truths that exist in all of the world?s spiritual traditions. The twelve themes are interpreted visually by the author, each page containing full colour reproductions. This book grew out of a series of guided meditations run within a counselling centre. The thematic... more...

  • The Potentials of Spacesby Alison Oddey; Christine A. White

    Intellect 2007; US$ 10.00

    The book interrogates notions of distance, interval, time and space explorations in scenography and performance which are concerned to encompass the creative, historical, performing, interdisciplinary, writing, architectural, and senses of presence in space. Space becomes practice; scenography becomes performance; memory and biography as the written... more...

  • Shadows, Specters, Shardsby Jeffrey Skoller

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 75.00

    Shadows, Specters, Shards examines experimental films, including work by Eleanor Antin, Ernie Gehr, and Jean-Luc Godard, that take up events such as the Holocaust, Latin American independence struggles, and urban politics. In his discussion of avant-garde film of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, Jeffrey Skoller reveals how a nuanced understanding of the... more...

  • Revitalizing Arts Education Through Community-Wide Coordinationby Susan J. Bodilly; Catherine H. Augustine; Laura Zakaras

    RAND Corporation 2008; US$ 9.95

    For more than 30 years, arts education has been a low priority in the nation?s public schools. During fiscal crises in the 1970s and 1980s in America?s urban centers, arts teaching positions were cut. More recently, arts education in schools has dwindled as schools try to increase test scores in mathematics and reading within the time constraints of... more...

  • Entering Cultural Communitiesby Diane Grams; Betty Farrell

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 21.00

    Arts organizations once sought patrons primarily from among the wealthy and well educated, but for many decades now they have revised their goals as they seek to broaden their audiences. Today, museums, orchestras, dance companies, theaters, and community cultural centers try to involve a variety of people in the arts. They strive to attract a more... more...

  • Re-Enchantmentby James Elkins; David Morgan

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 39.95

    This volume includes an introduction and two final, synoptic essays, as well as contributions from some of the most prominent thinkers on religion and art including Thierry De Duve, Georges Didi-Huberman, Gerhard Wolff, Jack Caputo and Jean-Luc Marion. more...

  • Musesby Julia Forster

    Pocket Essentials 2009; US$ 14.99

    Muses have fascinated for millennia yet seldom receive as much exposure as the artistic geniuses they inspire. Of any age, descent or gender, muses enchant simply by being themselves; this innate capacity to inspire has been commonplace for many years yet these catalysing forces are little understood. New science places much emphasis on the role... more...

  • Patronizing the Artsby Marjorie Garber

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    What is the role of the arts in American culture? Is art an essential element? If so, how should we support it? Today, as in the past, artists need the funding, approval, and friendship of patrons whether they are individuals, corporations, governments, or nonprofit foundations. But as Patronizing the Arts shows, these relationships can be problematic,... more...