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  • The Myth of Popular Cultureby Perry Meisel

    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...

  • Latinos in the Artsby Steven Otfinoski

    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...

  • Moved by Loveby Mary D. Sheriff

    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...

  • Theater in a Crowded Fireby Lee Gilmore

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    Every summer, thousands gather from around the world in the blistering heat of Nevada?s Black Rock Desert for the seven-day celebration of art, community, and fire known as Burning Man. Culminating in the spectacular incineration of a wooden effigy, this festival is grand-scale theater for self-expression, personal transformation, eclectic spirituality,... more...

  • 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...

  • Live Art in LAby Peggy Phelan

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    In Live Art in LA , Peggy Phelan explores the histories and legacies of performance art in Southern California in the 1970s and early 80s. This book documents and critically examines one of the most productive periods in the history of live art, representing a major re-evaluation of the history of performance studies, by one of the original pioneers... 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...