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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
Ruskin, the great Victorian critics of art and society, had an enormous influence on his age and our own. A highly successful propagandist for the arts, he did much both to popularize high art and to bring it to the masses. A brilliant theorist and practical critics of realism, he also produced the finest nineteenth-century discussions of fantasy,... more...
- NewSouth 2015; US$ 39.99
Curator Anthony Bond began building a contemporary international art collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney in 1984. The collection now features many important artists, including Anselm Kiefer, Antony Gormley, Francis Bacon, Anish Kapoor and Doris Salcedo.In The Idea of Art, Bond discusses the guiding philosophies that steered his... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 115.95 US$ 100.49
The Myth of Popular Culture from Dante to Dylan is a fascinating examination of the cultural traditions of the American novel, Hollywood, and British and American rock music which leads us to redefine our concept of the division between "high" and "low" culture. A stimulating history of high and low culture from Dante Alighieri to Bob Dylan, providing... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 54.00
From the beginnings of the colonization of the US, Latino art has been a creative and physical presence in the Southwest, southern Florida, and much of California. This work traces the accomplishments of 178 performing and visual artists. A bibliography directs the reader to sources for further information about Latino Americans and the arts. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00
In eighteenth-century France, the ability to lose oneself in a character or scene marked both great artists and ideal spectators. Yet it was thought this same passionate enthusiasm, if taken to unreasonable extremes, could also lead to sexual deviance, mental illness?even death. Women and artists were seen as especially susceptible to these negative... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 56.00
This compact, indispensable overview answers a vexed question: Why do so many works of modern and postmodern literature and art seem designed to appear strange, and how can they still cause pleasure in the beholder? To help overcome the initial barrier caused by this strangeness, the general reader is given an initial, non-technical... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 49.50
Vincent van Gogh's paintings and drawings are fabulously expensive. Millions of people admire his work, but are those masterpieces all genuine? To this day, the international art world struggles to separate the real van Goghs from the fake ones, and the key question addressed in this book is what may happen to art experts when they publicly voice... more...