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  • Learning How to Fallby T Nikki Cesare Schotzko

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    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? ... more...

  • Sociology Looks at the Artsby Julia Rothenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    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...

  • Artistic Practicesby Tasos Zembylas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • Art's Emotionsby Damien Freeman

    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...

  • INCIPIT: Art Meets Mathematics In the Fourth Dimensionby Stephen Lipscomb

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 0.00

    To see objects that live in the fourth dimension we humans would need to add a fourth dimension to our three-dimensional vision. An example of such an object that lives in the fourth dimension is a hyper-sphere or ?3-sphere.? The quest to imagine the elusive 3-sphere has deep historical roots: medieval poet Dante Alighieri used a 3-sphere to convey... more...

  • A New Framework for Building Participation in the Artsby Kevin F. McCarthy; Kimberly Jinnett

    RAND Corporation 2001; US$ 9.95

    This work looks at the process by which individuals become involved in the arts and attempts to identify ways in which arts institutions can most effectively influence this process. more...

  • Emotion and the Artsby Mette Hjort; Sue Laver

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 60.00

    This collection of essays addresses emotion in relation to the arts, and considers such topics as the paradox of fiction, emotion in the pure and abstract arts, and the rationality and ethics of emotional responses. It is aimed at students and scholars of philosophy, literary studies, and art. more...

  • Database Aestheticsby Victoria Vesna

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 75.00

    Database Aesthetics examines the database as cultural and aesthetic form, explaining how artists have participated in network culture by creating data art. more...

  • Artistic Bedfellowsby Holly Crawford

    University Press of America 2008; US$ 46.99

    This is a collection of historical essays, critical papers, case studies, interviews, and comments from scholars and practitioners that shed new light on the growing field of collaborative art. It examines the field broadly, while asking specific questions with regard to issues of interdisciplinary and cultural difference, as well as the psychological... more...

  • The Big Fishby Anna Bonshek; Corrina Bonshek; Lee Fergusson

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 116.20

    While debate continues in the fields of the sciences and humanities as to the nature of consciousness and the location of consciousness in the brain or as a field phenomenon, in the Vedic tradition, consciousness has been understood and continues to be articulated as an infinite field of intelligence at the basis of all forms of existence. This infinite... more...