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  • Peregrinatio in terram sanctamby Bernhard von Breydenbach; Isolde Mozer

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 280.00

    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... 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$ 44.95

    Live Art in LA: Performance Art in Southern California , 1970-1983 documents and critically examines one of the most fecund periods in the history of live art. The book forms part of the Getty Institute?s Pacific Standard Time initiative ? a series of exhibitions, performance re-enactments and research projects focused on the greater Los Angeles... more...

  • Imaging Disasterby Gennifer Weisenfeld

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 65.00 US$ 52.00

    Focusing on one landmark catastrophic event in the history of an emerging modern nation?the Great Kanto Earthquake that devastated Tokyo and surrounding areas in 1923?this fascinating volume examines the history of the visual production of the disaster. The Kanto earthquake triggered cultural responses that ran the gamut from voyeuristic and macabre... more...

  • Artist, Researcher, Teacherby Alan Thornton

    Intellect Books Ltd 2013; US$ 20.00

    This book is aimed at all art practitioners, professionals and students who see their practices and identities embracing many aspects of the cultures of art, research and education. It may also be of interest to those in other fields who are concerned with identity formation and professional roles and practices. Challenging conventional wisdom about... more...

  • A Companion to Luis Buñuelby Rob Stone; Julián Daniel Gutiérrez-Albilla

    Wiley 2013; US$ 56.95 US$ 49.36

    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, works, and cinematic... 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$ 42.99

    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...

  • 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 pleasures... more...

  • Art Into Theatreby Nick Kaye

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Art Into Theatre investigates the processes of hybrid forms of performance developed between 1952 and 1994 through a series of interviews with key practitioners and over 80 pieces of documentation, many previously unpublished, of the works under discussion. Ranging from the austerity of Cage's 4'33" through the inter-species communication of Schneeman's... more...