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  • 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...

  • 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and 1994 through a series of interviews with key practitioners and over 80 pieces of documentation, many previously unpublished. more...

  • Movement, Manifesto, Meleeby Milton A. Cohen

    Lexington Books 2004; US$ 39.99

    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...

  • Oper - Spiel ohne Regelby Michael Hampe; Mauro Pagano

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2013; US$ 7.99

    Hauptbeschreibung Von allen dramatischen Künsten hat einzig die Oper keinen handwerklichen Kanon entwickelt, den man beherrschen muss, um die Kunst überhaupt ausüben zu können. In der Oper gilt: jeder darf mal. Anything goes . Der bekannte Regisseur Michael Hampe ist mit seinen Schülern in aller Welt der Frage nachgegangen, ob es einen solchen... more...

  • Afromodernismsby Fionnghuala Sweeney; Kate Marsh

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 104.00

    Persuasively argues for a black Atlantic literary renaissance and its impact on modernist studies. These 9 new chapters stretch current canonical configurations of modernism in two key ways: by considering the centrality of black artists, writers and intellectuals as key actors and core presences in the development of a modernist avant-garde; and by... more...

  • Foucault's 'History of Sexuality Volume I, The Will to Knowledge'by Mark G. E. Kelly

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 112.00

    A step-by-step guide to Foucault's History of Sexuality Volume I, The Will to KnowledgeIn the first volume of his History of Sexuality, The Will to Knowledge, Foucault weaves together the most influential theoretical account of sexuality since Freud. Mark Kelly systematically unpacks the intricacies of Foucault's dense and sometimes confusing... more...

  • Virilio and Visual Cultureby John Armitage; Ryan Bishop

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 128.00

    This collection of 13 original writings, including a newly translated piece by Virilio himself, is the first genuine appraisal of Virilio's contribution to contemporary art, photography, film, television and more. Paul Virilio is one of the leading and most challenging critics of art and technology of the present period. Re-conceptualising the... more...

  • A Real Van Goghby Henk Tromp

    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...

  • 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...

  • Aus dem Schattenby Susanne Claire Bertenrath

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 35.72

    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...