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  • The Victory Testsby Mark Rowe

    SportsBooks 2011; US$ 21.13

    One minute before 7pm on Tuesday, May 22, 1945 a packed Lord's roared as Australia beat England in the last over of the first Victory Test. A fortnight after Victory in Europe, the result did not matter -- only the cricket. The five matches between a near full-strength England and Australian servicemen, at least one of whom had just been released... more...

  • Umbruch und Identitätszerfallby Emilija Mancic

    Narr Francke Attempto 2012; US$ 51.46

    Hauptbeschreibung Dem vorliegenden Werk liegt die Auffassung zugrunde,dass Fragen von Kultur, Identität und Geschichte als wechselseitige Entwicklungs- und Konstruktions momente im transnationalen und transregionalen Zusammenhang begriffen werden können. Das Buch analysiert die deutsche Romantik als Anreger der europäischen Romantik und ihr Verhältnis... more...

  • International Yearbook of Futurism Studies 2014by Günter Berghaus

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    Volume 4 (2014) of the International Yearbook of Futurism Studies is again an open issue that addresses reactions to Italian Futurism in 16 countries (Argentina, Armenia, Brazil, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Japan, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, USA), and in the artistic media of photography, theatre and visual... more...

  • Victorian Types, Victorian Shadows (Routledge Revivals)by George P. Landow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • Len Lyeby Roger Horrocks

    Auckland University Press 2001; US$ 31.99

    Len Lye: A Biography tells for the first time the story of a unique, charismatic artist who was an innovator in many areas? film, kinetic sculpture, painting, photography and poetry. Born in New Zealand in 1901, Len Lye gained an international reputation in the arts and had friendships with many famous people? including Dylan Thomas, Robert Graves,... more...

  • Visual Culture in the Modern Middle Eastby Christiane Gruber; Sune Haugbolle

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    This timely book examines the power and role of the image in modern Middle Eastern societies. The essays explore the role and function of image making to highlight the ways in which the images "speak" and what visual languages mean for the construction of Islamic subjectivities, the distribution of power, and the formation of identity and belonging.... more...

  • Romantik / Romanticismby Karl Ameriks; Fred Rush; Jürgen Stolzenberg

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 84.00

    For a long time Romanticism stood in the shadow of German Idealism. Hegel's criticisms were particularly decisive. Lately, Romanticism has been rehabilitated, above all as a philosophically independent alternative to the systematic thought of Idealism, and has been revealed to be a source for modern thought which has yet to be exhausted.Against this... more...

  • Surréalisme et politique - Politique du Surréalismeby Wolfgang Asholt; Hans T. Siepe

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 75.60

    Les avant-gardes inventent dès leur début au XXe siècle des politiques et une forme spécifique du politique, et le surréalisme va le plus loin dans l'interpénétration des domaines politiques et artistiques. A la différence des autres mouvements d'avant-garde historiques, le modèle du surréalisme... more...

  • Reflections on Baroqueby Robert Harbison

    Reaktion Books 2002; US$ 27.50

    In this surprising reinterpretation of the Baroque, Robert Harbison offers new readings that stress its eccentric and tumultuous forms, in which a destablized sense of reality is often projected onto the viewer. more...

  • South African Art Nowby Sue Williamson

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 51.99

    Described by international curator Okwui Enwezor as "one of the most dynamic and vigorous spaces of artistic practice," contemporary South African art is an exciting, emerging scene that is attracting the attention of international museums, curators, and collectors today. South African Art Now documents, through in-depth essays and stunning full-color... more...