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  • Feltby Chris Thompson

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 82.50

    Felt provides a nonlinear look at the engagement of the postwar avant-garde with Eastern spirituality, a context in which the German artist Joseph Beuys appears as an uneasy shaman. Centered on a highly publicized yet famously inconclusive 1982 meeting between Beuys and the Dalai Lama, arranged by the Dutch artist Louwrien Wijers, Chris Thompson explores... more...

  • Art and Cultureby Clement Greenberg

    Beacon Press 1971; US$ 24.00

    "Clement Greenberg is, internationally, the best-known American art critic popularly considered to be the man who put American vanguard painting and sculpture on the world map. . . . An important book for everyone interested in modern painting and sculpture."? The New York Times more...

  • Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Cultureby Smorodinskaya

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This addition to the highly successful Contemporary Cultures series covers the period from period 1953, with the death of Stalin, to the present day. Both ?Russian? and ?Culture? are defined broadly. ?Russian? refers to the Soviet Union until 1991 and the Russian Federation after 1991. Given the diversity of the Federation in its ethnic composition... more...

  • Of Vietnamby Jane Bradley Winston; Leakthina Chau-Pech Ollier

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 125.00

    A rich space of criticism and document, Of Vietnam moves contemporary figurings of Vietnam out of the nostalgic enclaves of the past and the stagnant places of a mythological present into the rich potential of our historical epoch. This provocative book is the first to bring together works by photographers, established and unpublished writers, poets,... more...

  • Total Chaosby Jeff Chang

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 18.95

    The author of the award-winning Can?t Stop, Won?t Stop assembles the most innovative and provocative voices in hip-hop to assess the future of the most important cultural movement of our time more...

  • Archaeologies of Presenceby Gabriella Giannachi; Nick Kaye; Michael Shanks

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 55.95

    Archaeologies of Presence is a brilliant exploration of how the performance of presence can be understood through the relationships between performance theory and archaeological thinking. Drawing together carefully commissioned contributions by leading international scholars and artists, this radical new work poses a number of essential questions:... more...

  • New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movementby Lisa Gail Collins; Margo Crawford; Lisa Gail Collins; Margo Crawford; Alondra Nelson; Kellie Jones; James Smethurst; Wendy Walters; Cherise Pollard; Erina Duganne; Cherise Smith; Adam Gussow; Emily Bernard; Lee Bernstein; Michelle Joan Wilkinson; Rod Hernandez; Lorrie Smith; Houston Baker; Mary Ellen Lennon

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 26.95

    During the 1960s and 1970s, a cadre of poets, playwrights, visual artists, musicians, and other visionaries came together to create a renaissance in African American literature and art. This charged chapter in the history of African American culture-which came to be known as the Black Arts Movement-has remained largely neglected by subsequent... more...

  • Spearheading Debateby Steven C Dubin

    Jacana Media 2012; US$ 23.99

    As South Africa?s democracy matures, this book raises pertinent questions:  How does the state mediate between traditional tribal authority and constitutional law in matters such as initiation customs or the rights of women, children, and homosexual people? What are the limitations on artistic freedom in a society where sensitivities over colonial-... more...

  • Relational Designs in Literature and the Artsby Rui Carvalho Homem

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 105.00

    This collection focuses on texts that address the other arts ? from painting to photography, from the stage to the screen, and from avant-garde experiments to mass culture. Despite their diversity of object and approach, the essays in Relational Designs coalesce around the argument that representations are defined by relations and dynamics, rather... more...

  • 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...