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  • 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...

  • Moved by Loveby Mary D. Sheriff

    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... more...

  • Live Art in LAby Peggy Phelan

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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, of the works under discussion. Ranging from the austerity of Cage's 4'33" through the inter-species communication of Schneeman's... more...

  • Imaging Disasterby Gennifer Weisenfeld

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 60.00

    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...

  • Aus dem Schattenby Susanne Claire Bertenrath

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 34.55

    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...

  • Was ist Kunst? Eine Grundlegungby Reinold Schmücker

    Vittorio Klostermann 2014; US$ 106.93

    Was ist Kunst? Dass sich die Philosophie darauf eine Antwort zutrauen darf, zeigt dieses Buch. Der Autor entkräftet den Zweifel an der Möglichkeit einer Kunstdefinition, wie sie in der Ästhetik bisher fehlte. Auch der Begriff der ästhetischen Erfahrung und der ontologische Status von Kunstwerken werden in eingehender Auseinandersetzung mit klassischen... more...