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  • Postmodernismby Christopher Butler

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99

    Postmodernism has been a buzzword of contemporary society for the last decade. But how can it be defined? In this "Very Short" Introduction Christopher Butler challenges and explores the key ideas of postmodernists, and their engagement with theory, literature, the visual arts, film, architecture, and music. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 32.95

    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...

  • Artful Itinerariesby Paul Fisher

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 147.00

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Kunstpolitik der Berliner Museen 1919-1959by Timo Saalmann

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    Through this history the State Museums in Berlin appear in a new light. Berlin's Museum Island was the focus of a discussion about national ownership from the late German Empire until the post-war period. Timo Saalmann discusses the social significance of the interactions between art and politics as well as the role of the Prussian Cultural Heritage... more...

  • Color, Facture, Art and Designby Iona Singh

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    How is technique political? more...