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  • Embodied Avatarsby Uri McMillan

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 29.00

    Winner, 2016 William Sanders Scarborough Prize, presented by the Modern Language Association for an outstanding scholarly study of African American literature or culture   Winner, 2016 Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History, presented by the American Society for Theatre Research Winner, 2016 Errol Hill Award for outstanding... more...

  • Dada Presentismby Maria Stavrinaki

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 18.95 US$ 16.99

    Dada is often celebrated for its strategies of shock and opposition, but in Dada Presentism , Maria Stavrinaki provides a new picture of Dada art and writings as a lucid reflection on history and the role of art within it. The original (Berlin-based) Dadaists' acute historical consciousness and their modern experience of time, she contends, anticipated... more...

  • Peregrinatio in terram sanctamby Bernhard von Breydenbach; Isolde Mozer

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 212.26

    Die Inkunabel Peregrinatio in terram sanctam des Bernhard von Breydenbach war ein Bestseller seiner Zeit. Der 1486 erstmals auf Deutsch erschienene Pilgerbericht beeindruckte zunächst durch seine außergewöhnlichen Holzschnitt-Panoramen. Die vorliegende vollständige Edition und Übertragung des frühneuhochdeutschen Textes stellt dagegen die... more...

  • A Companion to Luis Bu?uelby Rob Stone; Gutié; Juliá rrez-Albilla; n Daniel

    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,... more...

  • From Acting to Performanceby Philip Auslander

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    From Acting to Performance collects for the first time major essays by performance theorist and critic Philip Auslander. Together these essays provide a survey of the changes in acting and performance during the crucial transition from the ecstatic theatre of the 1960s to the ironic postmodernism of the 1980s. Auslander examines performance genres... more...

  • Site-Specific Artby Nick Kaye

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    Site-Specific Art charts the development of an experimental art form in an experimental way. Nick Kaye traces the fascinating historical antecedents of today's installation and performance art, while also assembling a unique documentation of contemporary practice around the world. The book is divided into individual analyses of the themes of space,... more...

  • The Most Radical Gestureby Sadie Plant

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 71.95

    This book is the first major study of the Situationist International. Tracing the history, ideas and influences of this radical and inspiring movement from dada to postmodernism, it argues that situationist ideas of art, revolution, everyday life and the spectacle continue to inform a variety of the most urgent poltical events, cultural movements,... more...

  • Surrealism and the Exoticby Louise Tythacott

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Surrealism and the Exotic is the story of the obsessive relationship between surrealist and non-western culture. Describing the travels across Africa, Oceania, Mexico and the Caribbean made by wealthy aesthetes, it combines an insight into the mentality of early twentieth century collectors with an overview of the artistic heritage at stake in these... more...

  • In Other Los Angelesesby Meiling Cheng

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 28.95

    Performance art and Los Angeles, two subjects spectacularly resistant to definitions, illuminate each other in this searching study by Meiling Cheng. A marginal artistic pursuit by choice as well as necessity, performance art has flourished in and about "multicentric" Los Angeles for nearly four decades, finding its own centers of activity, moving... more...

  • American Salonsby Robert M. Crunden

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 114.99

    In American Salons , Robert Crunden provides a sweeping account of the American encounter with European Modernism up to the American entry into World War I. Crunden begins with deft portraits of the figures who were central to the birth of Modernism, including James Whistler, the eccentric expatriate American painter who became the archetypal artist... more...