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  • Performing the Body/Performing the Textby Amelia Jones; Andrew Stephenson Nfa; Andrew Stephenson

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 52.95

    This book explores the new performativity in art theory and practice, examining ways of rethinking interpretive processes in visual culture. Since the 1960s, visual art practices - from body art to minimalism - have taken contemporary art outside the museum and gallery; by embracing theatricality and performance and exploding the boundaries set by... more...

  • Bloomsbury and Franceby Mary Ann Caws; Sarah Bird Wright

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    "Bloomsbury on the Mediterranean," is how Vanessa Bell described France in a letter to her sister, Virginia Woolf. Remarking on the vivifying effect of Cassis, Woolf herself said, "I will take my mind out of its iron cage and let it swim.... Complete heaven, I think it." Yet until now there has never been a book that focused on the profound influence... more...

  • Contract with the Skinby Kathy O?Dell

    University of Minnesota Press 1998; US$ 82.50

    Focusing on 1970s performance artists Vito Acconci, Chris Burden, Gina Pane, and collaborators Marina Abramovi`c[accent over c]/Ulay as well as those with similar sensibilities from the late 1980s onward (Bob Flanagan, David Wojnarowicz, Simon Leung, Catherine Opie, Ron Athey, Lutz Bacher, and Robby Garfinkel), O?Dell provides photographic documentation... more...

  • Secrecy in Japanese Artsby Maki Isaka Morinaga

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 110.00

    Exploring the Japanese tradition of hidden (or the secret transmission of) knowledge within a closed and often hereditary group, the author investigates how esoteric practices function, how people make meaning of their practices, and how this form of esotericism survived into the modern age. These questions are examined through the use of esoteric... more...

  • Effects Of The Nationby Carl Good; John Waldron

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    What is the effect of a "nation"? In this age of globalization, is it dead, dying, or only dormant? The essays in this groundbreaking volume use the arts in Mexico to move beyond the national and the global to look at the activity of a community continually re-creating itself within and beyond its own borders. Mexico is a particularly apt focus,... more...

  • Action Art: A Bibliography of Artists' Performance from Futurism to Fluxus and Beyondby John Gray

    ABC-CLIO 1993; US$ 75.00

    This comprehensive international bibliography is the first to attempt documentation of this diverse field, covering the history of Artist's Performance. It focuses on its early twentieth-century antecedents in such movements as Futurism, Dada, Russian Constructivism, and the Bauhaus as well as its peak period in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s with such... more...

  • Second Skinby Anne Anlin Cheng

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    Through the figure of Josephine Baker, Second Skin tells the story of an unexpected yet enduring intimacy between the invention of a modernist style and the theatricalization of black skin at the turn of the twentieth century. more...

  • Wirtschaftliche und soziale Risiken auf den Arbeitsmärkten von Künstlernby Carroll Haak

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; Not Available

    Das Ziel der vorliegenden Studie ist es, die gegenwärtige wirtschaftliche und soziale Situation der Künstler in ihrer Gesamtheit darzustellen. Dabei werden die spezifischen Strukturmerkmale und Risiken für die Berufsgruppen der Musiker, der darstellenden Künstler und der bildenden Künstler herausgearbeitet. Außerdem wird die Bedeutung der Institutionen... more...

  • Modernism at the Barricadesby Stephen Eric Bronner

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Stephen Eric Bronner revisits the modernist project?s groundbreaking innovations, its experimental imagination, and its utopian politics. Reading the artistic and intellectual achievements of the movement?s leading figures against larger social, political, and cultural trends, he follows the rise of a flawed yet salient effort at liberation and its... more...

  • Xwelíqwiyaby Rena Point Bolton; Richard Daly

    Athabasca University Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    Xwelíqwiya is the life story of Rena Point Bolton, a Stó:l? matriarch, artist, and craftswoman. more...