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- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95
Famous performance activist Gómez-Peña explores the political and philosophical parameters of what's left for artists to do in a post-9/11 repressive culture and offers groundbreaking insight into his methods of production, development and teaching. 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$ 107.95
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... 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...