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  • 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 2008; US$ 39.95

    The near-absence of religion from contemporary discourse on art is one of the most fundamental issues in postmodernism. Artists critical of religion can find voices in the art world, but religion itself, including spirituality, is taken to be excluded by the very project of modernism. The sublime, "re-enchantment" (as in Weber), and the aura (as in... more...

  • Fall-Out Shelters for the Human Spiritby Michael L. Krenn

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    Fall-Out Shelters for the Human Spirit: American Art and the Cold War 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...

  • Legislating Creativityby Dustin Kidd

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    How does political policy-making shape the creative activities of artists? Do the political interests of artists influence actual political practices in any way? Legislating Creativity examines the relationship between art and politics through an analysis of controversial art projects tied to the National Endowment for the Arts during the Culture... more...

  • Engaging Classrooms and Communities through Artby Beth Krensky; Seana Lowe Steffen

    AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 28.99

    The book combines case studies with diverse groups across the country that are using different media - including mural arts, dance, and video - with an informed introduction to the theory and history of community-based art. It is a perfect handbook for those looking to transform their communities through art. more...