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- Wiley 2009; US$ 115.95
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,... more...
- 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...
- 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 negative... more...
- 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...
- Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 49.50
Vincent van Gogh's paintings and drawings are fabulously expensive. Millions of people admire his work, but are those masterpieces all genuine? To this day, the international art world struggles to separate the real van Goghs from the fake ones, and the key question addressed in this book is what may happen to art experts when they publicly voice... more...
- 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 reflections... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 85.00
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...
- 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...