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  • Tate Introductions: Matisseby Juliette Rizzi

    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...

  • 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 young men rebelled,... 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...

  • Nur der Kannibalismus eint unsby Katrin H. Sperling

    transcript 2014; US$ 37.31

    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...

  • Performance: A Critical Introductionby Marvin Carlson

    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...

  • Difference / Indifferenceby Moira Roth; Jonathan D Katz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...