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  • Installation and the Moving Imageby Catherine Elwes

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    Film and video have a double nature; they create an illusory world, a reality elsewhere and a material presence that both dramatises and demystifies the magic trick of moving pictures. Since the 1960s, artists have systematically explored filmic and televisual phenomena in the controlled environments of galleries and museums, drawing on multiple antecedents... more...

  • Tanz + Bildende Kunstby Nele Lipp

    ATHENA-Verlag 2015; US$ 16.21

    Das Thema Tanz und Bildende Kunst im Feld seiner wechselseitigen Beziehungen erfreut sich - nicht zuletzt befördert durch postmodern-interdisziplinäres Denken - eines steigenden Interesses in der Fachwelt. In fünf Essays analysiert Nele Lipp im vorliegenden Band detailliert und mit Hilfe des eingeführten Begriffs des ­'ZusammenDenkens' die Wechselbeziehung... more...

  • Arts and Cultural Leadership in Asiaby Jo Caust

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Arts and cultural activity in Asia is increasingly seen as important internationally, and Asia?s growing prosperity is enabling the full range of artistic activities to be better encouraged, supported and managed. At the same time, cultural frameworks and contexts vary hugely across Asia, and it is not appropriate to apply Westerns theories and models... more...

  • French Riviera and Its Artistsby John Baxter

    Museyon 2015; US$ 15.99

    Get swept up in the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera as author and filmmaker John Baxter takes readers on a whirlwind tour through the star-studded cultural history of the Côte d?Azur that?s sure to delight travelers, Francophiles, and culture lovers alike. Readers will discover the dramatic lives of the legendary artists, writers, actors,... more...

  • Essaysby Hermann Bahr; Gottfried Schnödl

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2011; US$ 19.80

    In ?Essays? von 1912 versammelt Hermann Bahr Texte aus beinahe 15 Jahren kulturjournalistischer und kunstkritischer Tätigkeit. Portraits (Goethe, Whitman, Otto Wagner) stehen neben programmatischen Essays (Impressionismus, Gegen die große Stadt), Artikel zu breiten kulturellen Strömungen (Modernisten, Barbaren) neben solchen,... more...

  • Ethno-Technoby Guillermo Gómez-Peña

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    Guillermo Gómez-Peña has spent many years developing his unique style of performance-activism; his theatricalizations of postcolonial theory. In Ethno-Techno: Writings on Performance, Activism and Pedagogy, he pushes the boundaries still further, exploring what's left for artists to do in a post-9/11 repressive culture of what he calls 'the mainstream... 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...

  • Margaret Cavendish in de Nederlandenby Thijs Weststeijn

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 29.85

    A beautiful portrait of the seventeenth century phylosopher and her life in Rotterdam and Antwerp more...

  • The Myth of Popular Cultureby Perry Meisel

    Wiley 2009; US$ 111.95

    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...