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  • The Dirty Side of Glamourby Tyler Shields

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 8.99

    With more than 130 raw and revolutionary photographs, The Dirty Side of Glamour showcases Tyler Shields’s unrestrained creative spirit and offers a visual commentary on fame, excess, youth, the trappings of celebrity, and the power of letting go. more...

  • Cultural Production and Change in Kenyaby Kimani Njogu

    Twaweza Communications 2007; US$ 31.35

    Art, Culture and Society Vol 1 is the first in a series of books to be published by Twaweza Communications on the relationship between art and society, with special reference to Kenya. It is part of a cultural leadership initiative being undertaken by the organization through a reexamination of the arts as they are produced and studied. This volume... more...

  • Kunstsoziologieby Alfred Smudits

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 42.00

    Der Band bietet einen Überblick über die Entwicklung kunstsoziologischer Ansätze und Theorien. Er geht dabei von einem sehr weiten Verständnis von Kunst bzw. Kunstsoziologie aus. Neben Ansätzen, die die traditionellen Kunstgattungen (bildende Kunst, Literatur, Musik, darstellende Kunst) behandeln, berücksichtigt er auch solche, die sich... more...

  • Mobility and Fantasy in Visual Cultureby Lewis Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This volume offers a varied and informed series of approaches to questions of mobility—actual, social, virtual, and imaginary—as related to visual culture. Contributors address these questions in light of important contemporary issues such as migration; globalization; trans-nationality and trans-cultural difference; art, space and place; new media;... more...

  • 101 Top Techniques for Artistsby SAA

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 22.99 US$ 20.69

    101 Top Techniques for Artists is a colourful compendium packed full of practical tips and techniques by 101 of today’s most popular leading artists. Each technique is presented in clear, simple step-by-step instructions that describe how to complete the project yourself, including a full list of materials and detailed images to guide you along... more...

  • Art, Culture and International Developmentby John Clammer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    Culture is not simply an explanation of last resort, but is itself a rich, multifaceted and contested concept and set of practices that needs to be expanded, appreciated and applied in fresh ways if it is to be both valued in itself and to be of use in practical development. This innovative book places culture, specifically in the form of the arts,... more...

  • Ubiquitous Musicby Damián Keller; Victor Lazzarini; Marcelo S. Pimenta

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 67.17

    This is the first monograph dedicated to this interdisciplinary research area, combining the views of music, computer science, education, creativity studies, psychology, and engineering. The contributions include introductions to ubiquitous music research, featuring theory, applications, and technological development, and descriptions of permanent... more...

  • The Experimental Psychology of Beautyby C.W. Valentine

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    Originally published in 1962, the experimental study of aesthetics was a field particularly associated with the name of C.W. Valentine, who in this book provided a critical review of research carried out since the end of the nineteenth century principally by British and American psychologists. The investigations described, many of them conducted by... more...

  • Global Research of Citiesby Peter Taylor; Pengfei Ni; Kai Liu

    Springer Singapore 2015; US$ 97.40

    This book, written by the national think tank of China, presents a comprehensive analysis of the key elements and unique characteristics in Chengdu’s development into a global city. To do so, it adopts both external and internal perspectives: externally, it highlights Chengdu’s agglomeration and linkage so as to identify the differences in its overall... more...

  • Advances in Happiness Researchby Toshiaki Tachibanaki

    Springer Japan 2016; US$ 97.40

    This edited volume makes a contribution to the literature on happiness research by compiling studies based on cross-national research and from diverse academic disciplines. The book is distinctive in that it contains both theoretical and empirical analyses, investigating relationship between causes of happiness and economic behavior relating to employment,... more...