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  • 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...

  • Victorian Types, Victorian Shadows: Biblical Typology in Victorian Literature, Art and Thoughtby George P. Landow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    The importance of typology in the study of early modern literature has long been accepted, yet students of Victorian culture have paid little attention to it. First published in 1980, this study demonstrates how biblical typology, an apparently arcane interpretative mode, had profound effects on the secular culture of the Victorian age: its art, literature... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Theater in a Crowded Fireby Lee Gilmore

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    Every summer, thousands gather from around the world in the blistering heat of Nevada?s Black Rock Desert for the seven-day celebration of art, community, and fire known as Burning Man. Culminating in the spectacular incineration of a wooden effigy, this festival is grand-scale theater for self-expression, personal transformation, eclectic spirituality,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...