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  • Embodied Avatarsby Uri McMillan

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 23.20

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

  • Dada Presentismby Maria Stavrinaki

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 18.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • In Other Los Angelesesby Meiling Cheng

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    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 US$ 98.89

    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...

  • Carnal Artby C. Jill O?Bryan

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 75.00

    The French artist Orlan is infamous for performances during which her body is surgically altered. Responding to Orlan?s definition of her performance surgeries as ?carnal art,? C. Jill O?Bryan considers how the artist?s ever-fluctuating face questions idealized beauty and female identity, and complicates the notion of identity?and its relation to the... more...

  • Modernismby Peter Childs

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 24.95

    The modernist movement radically transformed the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literary establishment, and its effects are still felt today. Modernism introduces and analyzes what amounted to nothing less than a literary and cultural revolution. In this fully updated and revised second edition, charting the movement in its global... more...