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  • Into Performanceby Midori Yoshimoto

    Rutgers University Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    The 1960s was a time of incredible freedom and exploration in the art world, particularly in New York City, which witnessed the explosion of New Music, Happenings, Fluxus, New Dance, pop art, and minimalist art. Also notable during this period, although often overlooked, is the inordinate amount of revolutionary art that was created by women.... more...

  • 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 s more...

  • Artist, Researcher, Teacherby Alan Thornton

    Intellect 2013; US$ 20.00

    This book is aimed at all art practitioners, professionals and students who see their practices and identities embracing many aspects of the cultures of art, research and education. It may also be of interest to those in other fields who are concerned with identity formation and professional roles and practices. Challenging conventional wisdom about... more...

  • Surrealist Ghostlinessby Katharine Conley

    UNP - Nebraska 2013; US$ 55.00

    In this study of surrealism and ghostliness, Katharine Conley provides a new, unifying theory of surrealist art and thought based on history and the paradigm of puns and anamorphosis. In Surrealist Ghostliness , Conley discusses surrealism as a movement haunted by the experience of World War I and the repressed ghost of spiritualism. From the perspective... 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...

  • Between the Livesby Deborah Shepard

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    Between the Lives: Partners in Art is a fascinating book about artists who are also intimate partners. It takes nine well-known New Zealand couples and explores many aspects of their lives but particularly how the partnership affects the art they produce. Written by perceptive and knowledgeable writers but never narrowly academic, it combines the... more...

  • Between the Livesby Deborah Shepard

    Auckland University Press 2005; US$ 23.99

    This fascinating look at artists and their intimate partners takes nine well-known New Zealand couples and explores the many aspects of their lives?particularly how the presence of an artistic companion or soul mate impacts the art they produce. Combining the pleasures of gossip with information about how these artists have conducted their lives,... 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...