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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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... 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...

  • Metzler Lexikon Ästhetikby Achim Trebeß

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2006; US$ 51.57

    Heute leben wir in einer fast lückenlos ästhetisierten Welt. Dieses Lexikon erfasst in 414 interdisziplinär angelegten Artikeln die ganze Spannbreite der Ästhetik. Ausführliche Einträge informieren über ästhetische Grundbegriffe, z. B. Aisthesis, Hässliches, Schönes, Wahrnehmung, und über die Theorie der Ästhetik, z. B. Formalismus, Dekonstruktion,... more...

  • Arts of Independenceby Alan Riach; Alexander Moffat

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95

    Arts of Independence takes a hard look at the most neglected aspect of the argument for Scotland's distinctive national identity: the arts. The proposition is that music, painting, architecture, and, pre-eminently, literature are the fuel and fire that makes imagination possible. Following the success of Arts of Resistance , this new work by the... more...

  • In Other Los Angelesesby Meiling Cheng

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    Performance art and Los Angeles, two subjects spectacularly resistant to definitions, illuminate each other in this searching study by Meiling Cheng. A marginal artistic pursuit by choice as well as necessity, performance art has flourished in and about "multicentric" Los Angeles for nearly four decades, finding its own centers of activity, moving... more...

  • Ethno-Technoby Guillermo Gómez-Peña

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    Guillermo Gómez-Peña has spent many years developing his unique style of performance-activism; his theatricalizations of postcolonial theory. In Ethno-Techno: Writings on Performance, Activism and Pedagogy, he pushes the boundaries still further, exploring what's left for artists to do in a post-9/11 repressive culture of what he calls 'the mainstream... more...

  • Collectivism after Modernismby Blake Stimson

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 27.95

    Organized around case studies spanning the globe from Europe, Japan, and the United States to Africa, Cuba, and Mexico, Collectivism after Modernism covers such renowned collectives as the Guerrilla Girls and the Yes Men, as well as lesser-known groups. more...

  • Margaret Cavendish in de Nederlandenby Thijs Weststeijn

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 29.85

    A beautiful portrait of the seventeenth century phylosopher and her life in Rotterdam and Antwerp more...