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  • The Decolonized Eyeby Sarita Echavez See

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 75.00

    From the late 1980s to the present, artists of Filipino descent in the United States have produced a challenging and creative movement. In The Decolonized Eye, Sarita Echavez See shows how these artists have engaged with the complex aftermath of U.S. colonialism in the Philippines.Focusing on artists working in New York and California, See examines... more...

  • Making Strangeby Herbert Grabes

    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...

  • Peregrinatio in terram sanctamby Bernhard von Breydenbach; Isolde Mozer

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 252.00

    The incunabulum Peregrinatio in terram sanctam by Bernhard von Breydenbach, which appeared in 1486, is the first printed and illustrated travelogue. It provides one of the most important sources for studying medieval contact between religions on the threshold of the Modern Age. Besides sketches in the form of diary entries, theological reflections... more...

  • Le Symbolismeby Nathalia Brodskaya

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 8.95

    Entre 1880 et les premières années du XXe siècle, le Symbolisme voit le jour en France et en Europe. Les symbolistes, fascinés par les mythologies anciennes, tentent d?échapper au règne de la pensée rationaliste imposée par la science. Souhaitant dépasser le monde du visible et du sensible pour atteindre le monde de la pensée pure, ils flirtent constamment... more...

  • A Companion to Luis Buuelby Rob Stone; Gutié; Juliá rrez-Albilla; n Daniel

    Wiley 2013; US$ 200.95

    A Companion to Luis Buñuel presents a collection of critical readings by many of the foremost film scholars that examines and reassesses myriad facets of world-renowned filmmaker Luis Buñuel’s life, works, and cinematic themes. A collection of critical readings that examine and reassess the controversial filmmaker’s life,... more...

  • Contemporary African Cultural Productionsby V.Y. Mudimbe

    CODESRIA 2013; US$ 34.95

    All over Africa, an explosion in cultural productions of various genres is in evidence. Whether in relation to music, song and dance, drama, poetry, film, documentaries, photography, cartoons, fine arts, novels and short stories, essays, and (auto)biography; the continent is experiencing a robust outpouring of creative power that is as remarkable for... more...

  • Movement, Manifesto, Meleeby Milton A. Cohen

    Lexington Books 2004; US$ 39.99

    Providing a historical taxonomy of the early modernist art groups in Europe and America, Milton Cohen demonstrates how these groups were largely responsible for the artistic innovation and nearly all the avant-garde agitation and major events of these years. With concluding appendices intended for scholars and specialists, this engagingly written book... more...

  • Oper - Spiel ohne Regelby Michael Hampe; Mauro Pagano

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2013; US$ 7.99

    Hauptbeschreibung Von allen dramatischen Künsten hat einzig die Oper keinen handwerklichen Kanon entwickelt, den man beherrschen muss, um die Kunst überhaupt ausüben zu können. In der Oper gilt: jeder darf mal. Anything goes . Der bekannte Regisseur Michael Hampe ist mit seinen Schülern in aller Welt der Frage nachgegangen, ob es einen solchen... more...

  • Afromodernismsby Fionnghuala Sweeney; Kate Marsh

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 104.00

    Persuasively argues for a black Atlantic literary renaissance and its impact on modernist studies. These 9 new chapters stretch current canonical configurations of modernism in two key ways: by considering the centrality of black artists, writers and intellectuals as key actors and core presences in the development of a modernist avant-garde; and by... more...

  • Foucault's 'History of Sexuality Volume I, The Will to Knowledge'by Mark G. E. Kelly

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 112.00

    A step-by-step guide to Foucault's History of Sexuality Volume I, The Will to KnowledgeIn the first volume of his History of Sexuality, The Will to Knowledge, Foucault weaves together the most influential theoretical account of sexuality since Freud. Mark Kelly systematically unpacks the intricacies of Foucault's dense and sometimes confusing... more...