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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Tate Enterprises Ltd 2014; US$ 2.90
Henri Matisse is a leading figure of modern art and one of the most significant colourists of all time. In a career spanning over half a century, Matisse made a large body of work encompassing drawing, painting, sculpture and ceramics. After 1948 he was prevented from painting by ill health but, although confined to bed, he produced a number of works... more...
- 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...
- transcript 2014; US$ 37.84
Die globale Kunstwelt ist ein mehrdimensionaler, diskursiver Raum, in dem sich kulturell unterschiedlich kodierte künstlerische, kunstkritische, kunsttheoretische, kuratorische - und nicht zuletzt ökonomische - Diskursstränge verflechten. In der Verarbeitung diverser sozial- und kulturwissenschaftlicher Theorien und schließlich der Analyse der documenta... more...