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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...

  • Color, Facture, Art and Designby Iona Singh

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99

    How is technique political? more...

  • Schlaglichter der 4. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunstby Micaela Cecchinato

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 29.99

    Die 4. berlin biennale für zeitgenössische kunst war ein Überraschungserfolg. Inmitten der inhaltlichen Krise des Formats ?Großausstellung? und in einer kritischen Phase der Berliner Kulturpolitik, setzte sie sich, national wie international, beim Breiten- wie beim Fachpublikum durch. Micaela Cecchinato untersucht die Gründe für die Anziehungskraft... 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 status quo. In spite of its sporadic and ephemeral character, its rich and diverse legacy is still... 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...

  • 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...