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  • Uncommon Culturesby Jim Collins

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Jim Collins argues that postmodernism and popular culture have together undermined the master system of "culture." By looking at a wide range of texts and forms he investigates what happens to the notion of culture once different discourses begin to envision that culture in conflicting ways, constructing often contradictory visions of it simultaneously. more...

  • Artistic Livesby Kirsten Forkert

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95

    Artistic Lives challenges recent policy discourses that celebrate the ability of cultural producers to create something from nothing, and, more generally, the myth of creativity as an individual phenomenon, divorced from social context. Presenting rich interview material with artists and arts professionals in London and Berlin, together with ethnographic... more...

  • Modernist Form and the Myth of Jewificationby Neil Levi

    Fordham University Press 2013; US$ 41.99

    Why were modernist works of art, literature, and music that were neither by nor about Jews nevertheless interpreted as Jewish? In this book, Neil Levi explores how the antisemitic fantasy of a mobile, dangerous, contagious Jewish spirit unfolds in the antimodernist polemics of Richard Wagner, Max Nordau, Wyndham Lewis, and Louis-Ferdinand Celine, reaching... more...

  • The Freak-gardeby Robin Blyn

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 82.50

    The Freak-garde traces the arts of the freak show from P. T. Barnum to Matthew Barney, demonstrating how a form of mass culture entertainment became the basis for a distinctly American avant-garde tradition. Robin Blyn establishes innovative approaches to American avant-garde practices and embodiment and lays the foundation for a more nuanced understanding... more...

  • Colors of Enchantmentby Sherifa Zuhur

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 12.99

    In this companion volume to the successful Images of Enchantment: Visual and Performing Arts of the Middle East (AUC Press, 1998), historian and ethnomusicologist Sherifa Zuhur has once again commissioned and edited authoritative essays from noteworthy scholars from around the globe that explore the visual and performing arts in the Middle East. What... more...

  • New Collectingby Beryl Graham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    New media art presents many challenges to the curator and collector, but there is very little published analytical material available to help meet those challenges. This book fills that gap. Drawing from the editor's extensive research and the authors' expertise in the field, the book provides clear navigation through a disparate arena. The... more...

  • A Companion to Spanish Women's Studiesby Xon de Ros; Geraldine Hazbun

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 115.00

    An overview of the issues and critical debates in the field of Women's Studies within the area of peninsular Hispanism. more...

  • The Correspondence of Washington Allstonby Nathalia Wright

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Washington Allston (1779-1843), the first major American artist trained in Europe, produced important paintings, explored sculpture and architecture, and published poetry and art criticism. On his return to America he became influential in the cultural and intellectual life of New England. Allston "knew everyone" and corresponded with many of the... more...

  • Situationistische Internationaleby Max Jakob Orlich

    transcript 2014; US$ 45.52

    Die »Situationistische Internationale« hat eine der einflussreichsten Kritiken der Kultur der 1960er Jahre ausgearbeitet, in der das Scheitern der historischen Avantgarden als zentraler Bestandteil in die eigene Theorieproduktion eingeht. Die zentralen Theoreme der Gesellschaft des Spektakels, der dérive, des détournement und der récupération sind... more...

  • Minotaurus im Zeitkristallby Thomas Lischeid

    transcript 2014; US$ 42.27

    Gibt es einen originären deutschsprachigen Surrealismus in der Geschichte der deutschen Literatur? Detail- und kenntnisreich geht Thomas Lischeid dieser Frage nach, indem er Leben und nachdadaistische Dichtung Hans Arps mit der zeitgenössischen bildenden Kunst und Theorie des Pariser Surrealismus der Zwischenkriegszeit (Breton, Ernst, Magritte, Dalí... more...