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  • Bilder, Kulturen, Identitätenby Stephanie Geise; Katharina Lobinger

    Herbert von Halem Verlag 2014; US$ 26.21

    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...

  • A Companion to Spanish Women's Studiesby Xon de Ros; Geraldine Hazbun

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.15

    After an introductory survey of the development of women's studies in the context of Spain, twenty-one chronologically ordered essays by scholars from Britain, the United States, Spain and Mexico explore women's roles in the cultural production of their time from the Middle Ages to the present. The essays of the first half examine the work of the... more...

  • Kunstsoziologieby Dagmar Danko

    transcript 2014; US$ 12.58

    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...

  • A Companion to Luis Buñuelby Rob Stone; Gutié; Juliá rrez-Albilla; n Daniel

    Wiley 2013; US$ 206.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 15.95

    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...

  • Postmodernismby Christopher Butler

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99

    Postmodernism has been a buzzword of contemporary society for the last decade. But how can it be defined? In this "Very Short" Introduction Christopher Butler challenges and explores the key ideas of postmodernists, and their engagement with theory, literature, the visual arts, film, architecture, and music. more...