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  • Embodied Avatarsby Uri McMillan

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 23.20

    Tracing a dynamic genealogy of performance from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, Uri McMillan contends that black women artists practiced a purposeful self-objectification, transforming themselves into art objects. In doing so, these artists raised new ways to ponder the intersections of art, performance, and black female embodiment. ... more...

  • 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$ 20.99

    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$ 42.94

    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 zu den Identitätsnarrationen,... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00

    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... 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...

  • Len Lyeby Roger Horrocks

    Auckland University Press 2001; US$ 31.99

    The life of an extraordinary New Zealander told for the first time. A charismatic personality Lye was a major New Zealand artist and a leading figure in international modernism who lived in London and New York but always retained a South Pacific energy and informality. There is a growing interest in his work and it is well illustrated in this book.... more...

  • Poetry of the Revolutionby Martin Puchner

    Princeton University Press 2005; US$ 36.95

    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... more...

  • Modernismby Robin Walz

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    Robin Walz?s updated Modernism , now part of the Seminar Studies series, has been updated to include significant primary source material and features to make it more accessible for students returning to, or studying the topic for the first time. The twentieth century was a period of seismic change on a global scale, witnessing two world wars,... more...

  • 2014by Günter Berghaus

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    Volume 4 (2014) of the International Yearbook of Futurism Studies is again an open issue that addresses reactions to Italian Futurism in 16 countries (Argentina, Armenia, Brazil, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Japan, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, USA), and in the artistic media of photography, theatre... more...