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- Rutgers University Press 2005; US$ 28.95
What does it mean to look like a lesbian? Though it remains impossible to conjure a definitive image that captures the breadth of this highly nuanced term, today at least we are able to consider an array of visual representations that have been put into circulation by lesbians themselves over the last six or seven decades. In the early ... more...
- Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 19.50
A blood stained shower curtain, a lighter that shows an airplane about to collide with the Twin Towers, plush slippers shaped like penises: the world of commodities today is marked by stylistic diversity, irony, and trash ? there are no limits on so-called bad taste. This book attempts to get to the bottom of the current fascination with... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 86.67
Die körperlich-plastische Wirkung von Artefakten stellt eine maßgebliche Grundlage ihrer bildaktiven Kompetenz dar. Im Gegensatz zur Auffassung, dass Bilder als virtuelle Medien allein dem Visus verpflichtet seien, steht die Erkenntnis einer Bildwahrnehmung, die stets auf mehrere Sinne ausgerichtet ist. In diesem Band sind Beiträge versammelt,... more...
- F+W Media 2013; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.99
Bring on the doodles! Zen doodle, that is! In Zen Doodle: Tons of Tangles , you'll find gorgeous images of the best doodle art from around the world. This collection of drawings and painted canvases from dozens of contributors features thousands of tangle patterns and doodle designs to inspire you to doodle anything and everything. Create a mythical,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95
Sociology Looks at the Arts is intended as a concise yet nuanced introduction to the sociology of art. This book will provide a foundation for teaching and discussing a range of questions and perspectives used by sociologists who study the relationship between the arts ? including music, performing arts, visual arts, literature, film and new media... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95
Art matters. It affects us in our daily lives and is full of meanings that are valuable to all of us. As a catalyst for social interactions, art may either cause public conflict and create dissensions or facilitate mutual understanding and strengthen collective bonds. All of this is grounded in practices that develop and change along social interaction,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95
Despite the very obvious differences between looking at Manet?s Woman with a Parrot and listening to Elgar?s Cello Concerto, both experiences provoke similar questions in the thoughtful aesthete: why does the painting seem to express reverie and the music, nostalgia? How do we experience the reverie and nostalgia in such works of art? Why do we... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95
Beginning with Richard Drew?s controversial photograph of a man falling from the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11,?Learning How to Fall?investigates the changing relationship between world events and their subsequent documentation, asking: ? Does the mediatization of the event overwhelm the fact of the event itself? How... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 47.95 US$ 43.63
In a major analysis of pictorial forms from the late Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, Christopher Braider argues that the painted image provides a metaphor and model for all other modes of expression in Western culture?particularly literature, philosophy, religion, and science. Because critics have conventionally explained visual images in terms... more...