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  • Between the Livesby Deborah Shepard

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Metzler Lexikon Ästhetikby Achim Trebeß

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2006; US$ 55.78

    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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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...