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  • Neoliberalism and Global Cinemaby Jyotsna Kapur; Keith B. Wagner

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 48.95

    In cinema studies today, rarely do we find a direct investigation into the culture of capitalism and how it has been refracted and fabricated in global cinema production under neoliberalism. However, the current economic crisis and the subsequent Wall Street bailout in 2008 have brought about a worldwide skepticism regarding the last four decades of... more...

  • Art and Liberationby Herbert Marcuse; Douglas Kellner

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 120.00

    The role of art in Marcuse?s work has often been neglected, misinterpreted or underplayed. His critics accused him of a religion of art and aesthetics that leads to an escape from politics and society. Yet, as this volume demonstrates, Marcuse analyzes culture and art in the context of how it produces forces of domination and resistance in society,... more...

  • Whose Culture?by James Cuno

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 18.95

    The international controversy over who "owns" antiquities has pitted museums against archaeologists and source countries where ancient artifacts are found. In his book Who Owns Antiquity? , James Cuno argued that antiquities are the cultural property of humankind, not of the countries that lay exclusive claim to them. Now in Whose Culture? , Cuno... more...

  • The Politics and Art of John L. Stoddardby Michaelene Cox

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book borrows critical approaches from the interdisciplinary literature of visual culture to assess the imagery and identity of nineteenth-century American travel lecturer and author John L. Stoddard. It uncovers buried aspects of his personal and public life, and reveals his significant contributions to American political and social history.... more...

  • The Lives of the Musesby Francine Prose

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    All loved, and were loved by, their artists, and inspired them with an intensity of emotion akin to Eros. In a brilliant, wry, and provocative book, National Book Award finalist Francine Prose explores the complex relationship between the artist and his muse. In so doing, she illuminates with great sensitivity and intelligence the elusive emotional... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 115.00

    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...