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  • Aus dem Schattenby Susanne Claire Bertenrath

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 22.70

    Sie sind zurzeit die erfolgreichsten Regisseurinnen Spaniens und doch in Deutschland noch weitgehend unbekannt: Die Katalanin Isabel Coixet und die Madrilenin Icíar Bollaín. Beide gehören zu einer neuen Regiegeneration, die sich zu Beginn der 1990er Jahre in Spanien formiert und in der letzten Dekade zunehmend etabliert hat. Gesellschaftskritisch und... 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...

  • Bilder, Kulturen, Identitätenby Stephanie Geise; Katharina Lobinger

    Herbert von Halem Verlag 2014; US$ 27.03

    Bilder haben einen wesentlichen Anteil an der kommunikativen Konstruktion sozialer Wirklichkeit. Sie modellieren Kulturen, sie verschaffen Identitäten Ausdruck, konstruieren Realitäten. Andererseits werden auch die Produktion, Selektion, Aneignung und Interpretation von Bildern sowie deren Wirkungspotenziale fortlaufend durch Identitäten und Kulturen... 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...

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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 54.95

    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, 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...

  • Embodied Avatarsby Uri McMillan

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 23.20

    Tracing a dynamic genealogy of performance from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, Uri McMillan contends that black women artists practiced a purposeful self-objectification, transforming themselves into art objects. In doing so, these artists raised new ways to ponder the intersections of art, performance, and black female embodiment. ... 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...

  • Imaging Disasterby Gennifer Weisenfeld

    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...

  • Kunstsoziologieby Dagmar Danko

    transcript 2014; US$ 12.97

    Die Kunstsoziologie wird aktuell wiederentdeckt. In Zeiten der Ästhetisierung des Sozialen rückt die Untersuchung des Verhältnisses von Kunst und Gesellschaft verstärkt in das Zentrum der Gesellschaftsanalyse. Dieser Band bietet eine kompakte und didaktisch durchdachte Einführung in das Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet der Kunstsoziologie. Er gibt einen... more...