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  • Art and the Performance of Memoryby Richard CŠndida Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This book investigates the role that the visual and performing arts play in our experience and understanding of the past. Expanding upon longstanding concerns in cultural history about the relation of text and image, the book highlights the distinction between enactive and cognitive memory and the implications of this for artists and their publics. more...

  • Introducing Lyotardby Bill Readings

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 41.95

    The first truly introductory text on Lyotard, this book situates Lyotard's interventions in the postmodern debate in the wider context of his rethinking of the politics of representation. Bill Readings examines Lyotard's relationship to structuralism, Marxism and semiotics, and contrasts his work with the literary deconstruction of Paul de Man; he... more...

  • Philosophy of Artby NoŽl Carroll

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 40.95

    Philosophy of Art is a textbook for undergraduate students interested in the topic of philosophical aesthetics. It introduces the techniques of analytic philosophy as well as key topics such as the representational theory of art, formalism, neo-formalism, aesthetic theories of art, neo-Wittgensteinism, the Institutional Theory of Art. as well as... more...

  • Art, Mimesis and the Avant-Gardeby Andrew Benjamin

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 55.95

    First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...