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  • No Innocent Bystandersby Frazer Ward

    Dartmouth College Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    The changing role of the spectator in contemporary performance art more...

  • Dada and Beyond. Volume 2by Elza Adamowicz; Eric Robertson

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 70.00

    International, iconoclastic, inventive, born out of the institutionalised madness of the First World War, Dada erupted in cities throughout Europe and the USA, creating shock waves that offended polite society and destabilised the cultural and political status quo. In spite of its sporadic and ephemeral character, its rich and diverse legacy is still... more...

  • Echoes of Exileby Ines Rotermund-Reynard

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Thousands of people were driven into exile by Germany's National Socialist. For many artists Paris became a temporary capital. The archives of these exiles were stolen, confiscated, and often destroyed, but also frequently preserved. This book assesses unknown source material stored at the Moscow State Military Archive since the end of... more...

  • Surrealist Ghostlinessby Katharine Conley

    UNP - Nebraska 2013; US$ 55.00

    Katharine Conley is dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the College of William & Mary and a professor of French and francophone studies and the Edward Tuck Professor of French and Comparative Literature, Emerita at Dartmouth College. The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, she is the author of several books, including Robert Desnos,... more...

  • Inexorable Modernityby Hiroshi Nara

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 36.99

    The book represents a compilation of case studies about Japanese intellectuals' relationships to modernity in three majors arenas of art (art and aesthetics, theater, and literature) beginning in the 1850s to the 1970s. It discusses how inevitable wave of modernity was responded to, discussed, assimilated, changed by some of the most notable practitioners... more...

  • Len Lyeby Roger Horrocks

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    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...

  • Performance: A Critical Introductionby Marvin Carlson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    This comprehensively revised, illustrated edition discusses recent performance work and takes into consideration changes that have taken place since the book's original publication in 1996. Marvin Carlson guides the reader through the contested definition of performance as a theatrical activity and the myriad ways in which performance has been interpreted... more...

  • Tate Introductions: Matisseby Juliette Rizzi

    Tate Enterprises Ltd 2014; US$ 1.99

    Henri Matisse is a leading figure of modern art and one of the most significant colourists of all time. In a career spanning over half a century, Matisse made a large body of work encompassing drawing, painting, sculpture and ceramics. After 1948 he was prevented from painting by ill health but, although confined to bed, he produced a number of works... more...

  • Difference / Indifferenceby Moira Roth; Jonathan D Katz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Sex and Drugs before Rock 'n' Rollby Benjamin B. Roberts

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 49.99

    Sex and Drugs Before the Rock ?n? Roll is a fascinating volume that presents an engaging overview of what it was like to be young and male in the Dutch Golden Age. Here, well-known cohorts of Rembrandt are examined for the ways in which they expressed themselves by defying conservative values and norms. This study reveals how these young men rebelled,... more...