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  • New Collectingby Beryl Graham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    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...

  • Ästhetik des Authentischenby Christoph Zeller

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 168.00

    Media revolutions awaken longings for the authentic. Literature and art react by turning to the facts, the action and the moment and by pretending to be life. The historical avant-garde movements, which were exemplary for much of the aesthetics around 1970, testify to this. This study explores the history and theory of aesthetics from Nietzsche to... more...

  • Cultural Revolution?by Bart Moore-Gilbert; Dr Bart Moore-Gilbert; John Seed

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 46.95

    An ideal guide to British arts and culture of the 1960s which challenges many popular myths about this `swinging decade'. more...

  • Visual Cultureby Chris Jenks

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 235.00

    This collection of original and exciting essays explores the 'visual' character of contemporary culture. Examining film, painting, propaganda, photography and television, this is an indispensible guide to this field. more...

  • The Arts in the 1970sby Dr Bart Moore-Gilbert; Bart Moore-Gilbert

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Should the 1970s be seen as a decade of cultural decline. This collection challenges the view in a ground-breaking study that provides detailed analysis of the cultural production of the decade as a whole. more...

  • Dangerous Border Crossersby Guillermo Gómez-Peña

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95

    This anthology of Gómez-Peña's performance chronicles, diary entries, poems, essays, and texts, sheds an extraordinary light on the life and work of this migrant provocateur. more...

  • Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissanceby Cary D. Wintz; Paul Finkelman

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 475.00

    From the music of Louis Armstrong to the portraits by Beauford Delaney, the writings of Langston Hughes to the debut of the musical Show Boat, the Harlem Renaissance is one of the most significant developments in African-American history in the twentieth century. The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, in two-volumes and over 635 entries, is... more...

  • Letters from Linda M. Montanoby Linda M. Montano

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    This an anthology of writings provides an autobiographical record of Montano's artistic practice over the last thirty years, a collection of stories, letters, interviews, manifestos and other previously unpublished writings. more...

  • Weimar Surfacesby Janet Ward

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    Germany of the 1920s offers a stunning moment in modernity, a time when surface values first became determinants of taste, activity, and occupation: modernity was still modern, spectacle was still spectacular. Janet Ward's luminous study revisits Weimar Germany via the lens of metropolitan visual culture, analyzing the power that 1920s Germany holds... more...

  • Corpus Delectiby Coco Fusco

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    The most comprehensive volume on performance art from the Americas to have appeared in English, Corpus Delecti is a unique collection of historical and critical studies of contemporary Latin performance. more...