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  • Die Kunst in der Gesellschaftby Walther Müller-Jentsch

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.99

    Trotz der Grundlagenwerke Luhmanns und Bourdieus hat die Soziologie die empirische Erforschung und theoretische Analyse der Kunst weitgehend vernachl ssigt. Ein soziologisch fundierter aktueller Aufriss des Kunstsystems liegt nicht vor. Einen Versuch dazu unternimmt M ller-Jentsch mit dieser Publikation, die fokussiert auf die soziologischen Begriffe... more...

  • The Japanese Way of the Artistby H. E. Davey

    Stone Bridge Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Now in a single volume, three essential works on Japanese aesthetics, spirituality, and meditation more...

  • Art Platforms and Cultural Production on the Internetby Olga Goriunova

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    In this book, Goriunova offers a critical analysis of the processes that produce digital culture. In order to understand these processes, the author introduces the concept of the art platform, a specific configuration of creative passions, codes, events, individuals and works that are propelled by cultural currents and maintained through digitally... more...

  • Uncertainties, Mysteries, Doubtsby Robert Snell

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    What is it to listen? How do we hear? How do we allow meanings to emerge between each other? 'This book is about what Freud called "freely" or "evenly suspended attention", a form of listening, a kind of receptive incomprehension, which is fundamental and mandatory for the practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. The author steps outside... more...

  • The Imagining of Community in the Arts of Guatemalaby David B Greene

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 149.95

    This book studies three types of Guatemalan art that represent imagines of community. The particular techniques and structure of each set of works project an imagining of community that is unique to those pieces. Studying the pieces together lays the groundwork for re-imagining the relation of arts and society. This book contains nineteen color photographs. more...

  • Aesthetic Modernism and Masculinity in Fascist Italyby John Champagne

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    Aesthetic Modernism and Masculinity in Fascist Italy is an interdisciplinary historical re-reading of a series of representative texts that complicate our current understanding of the portrayal of masculinity in the Italian fascist era. Examining paintings, films, music and literature in light of some of the ideological and material contradictions... more...

  • A Curious Intimacyby Lois Oppenheim

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 80.00

    What can neuroscience contribute to the psychodynamic understanding of creativity and the imagination? A Curious Intimacy is an innovative study into the interrelation between art and neuro-psychoanalysis which significantly narrows the divide between the humanities and the sciences. Situating our grasp of the creative mind within the... more...

  • The Dirty Side of Glamourby Tyler Shields

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • Archaeologizing' Heritage?by Michael Falser; Monica Juneja

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book investigates what has constituted notions of 'archaeological heritage' from colonial times to the present. It includes case studies of sites in South and Southeast Asia with a special focus on Angkor, Cambodia. The contributions, the subjects of which range from architectural and intellectual history to historic preservation and restoration,... more...

  • Kunstsoziologieby Alfred Smudits

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 626.00

    Dieser Band bietet einen Überblick über die Entwicklung kunstsoziologischer Ansätze und Theorien von der philosophischen Ästhetik bis hin zur gegenwärtigen Situation. Es wird von einem sehr weiten Verständnis von Kunst ausgegangen, das auch Phänomene der Populärkultur miteinbezieht. Der Autor diskutiert die Herausforderungen an eine zeitgemäße Kunstsoziologie... more...