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  • Expressionism as an International Literary Phenomenonby Ulrich Weisstein

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1973; US$ 210.00

    Ulrich Weisstein?s collection of 21 essays offers a comparative study of Expressionism as a Modernist movement whose dynamic core lay in Germany and Austria-Hungary, but which transformed artistic practices in other European countries. The focus, Weisstein argues, ?must be strictly and sharply aimed at a specific body of works and opinions?a relatively... more...

  • The Victory Testsby Mark Rowe

    SportsBooks 2011; US$ 21.13

    One minute before 7pm on Tuesday, May 22, 1945 a packed Lord's roared as Australia beat England in the last over of the first Victory Test. A fortnight after Victory in Europe, the result did not matter -- only the cricket. The five matches between a near full-strength England and Australian servicemen, at least one of whom had just been released... more...

  • Umbruch und Identitätszerfallby Emilija Mancic

    Narr Francke Attempto 2012; US$ 52.52

    Hauptbeschreibung Dem vorliegenden Werk liegt die Auffassung zugrunde,dass Fragen von Kultur, Identität und Geschichte als wechselseitige Entwicklungs- und Konstruktions momente im transnationalen und transregionalen Zusammenhang begriffen werden können. Das Buch analysiert die deutsche Romantik als Anreger der europäischen Romantik und ihr Verhältnis... more...

  • Color, Facture, Art and Designby Iona Singh

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Color, Facture, Art and Design seeks to understand art and design from the aspect of materials, construction and the senses. It contends that this element is omitted from art and design theory as a product of the division of labour and alienation as it operates within the realms of theory and art history. more...

  • Schlaglichter der 4. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunstby Micaela Cecchinato

    Springer 2012; US$ 29.95

    Die 4. berlin biennale für zeitgenössische kunst war ein Überraschungserfolg. Inmitten der inhaltlichen Krise des Formats „Großausstellung“ und in einer kritischen Phase der Berliner Kulturpolitik, setzte sie sich, national wie international, beim Breiten- wie beim Fachpublikum durch. Micaela Cecchinato untersucht die... more...

  • Imaging Disasterby Gennifer Weisenfeld

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 60.00

    Focusing on one landmark catastrophic event in the history of an emerging modern nation?the Great Kanto Earthquake that devastated Tokyo and surrounding areas in 1923?this fascinating volume examines the history of the visual production of the disaster. The Kanto earthquake triggered cultural responses that ran the gamut from voyeuristic and macabre... more...

  • Visual Culture in the Modern Middle Eastby Christiane Gruber; Sune Haugbolle

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    This timely book examines the power and role of the image in modern Middle Eastern societies. The essays explore the role and function of image making to highlight the ways in which the images "speak" and what visual languages mean for the construction of Islamic subjectivities, the distribution of power, and the formation of identity and belonging.... more...

  • The Aesthetics of Matterby David Ayers; Sascha Bru; Benedikt Hjartarson; Sarah Posman; Anne Reverseau

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    This volume proposes an in-depth exploration of the materiality of art and writing in modernism and the avant-garde. The essays explore how the avant-gardes and modernism attempted to establish the material specificity and hybridityof media and art forms. The collection sheds light on the full range and import of the aesthetics of matter in avant-garde... more...

  • Len Lyeby Roger Horrocks

    Auckland University Press 2001; US$ 31.99

    Len Lye: A Biography tells for the first time the story of a unique, charismatic artist who was an innovator in many areas? film, kinetic sculpture, painting, photography and poetry. Born in New Zealand in 1901, Len Lye gained an international reputation in the arts and had friendships with many famous people? including Dylan Thomas, Robert Graves,... more...

  • Poetry of the Revolutionby Martin Puchner

    Princeton University Press 2005; US$ 31.95

    Poetry of the Revolution tells the story of political and artistic upheavals through the manifestos of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Ranging from the Communist Manifesto to the manifestos of the 1960s and beyond, it highlights the varied alliances and rivalries between socialism and repeated waves of avant-garde art. Martin Puchner... more...