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  • Lynda Barryby Susan E. Kirtley

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 25.00

    Best known for her long-running comic strip Ernie Pook's Comeek, illustrated fiction (Cruddy, The Good Times Are Killing Me), and graphic novels (One! Hundred! Demons!), the art of Lynda Barry (b. 1956) has branched out to incorporate plays, paintings, radio commentary, and lectures. With a combination of simple, raw drawings and mature, eloquent... more...

  • 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...

  • Communities of Senseby Beth Hinderliter; Vered Maimon; Jaleh Mansoor; Seth McCormick; Emily Apter; Jacques Rancière

    Duke University Press 2009; US$ 89.95

    A collection of essays that engage Jacques Rancière's theories in a re-examination of the relationship between contemporary artistic production and politics. 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...

  • 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...

  • Building the Orange Waveby Brad Lavigne

    D & M Publishers 2013; US$ 34.95

    Brad Lavigne was not just the campaign manager of the New Democratic Party?s 2011 breakthrough campaign that took Jack Layton from last place to Official Opposition. He was also a key architect of Layton?s overnight success that was ten years in the making. In Building the Orange Wave, Lavigne recounts the dramatic story of how Layton and his inner... more...