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  • Was ist Kunst? Eine Grundlegungby Reinold Schmücker

    Vittorio Klostermann 2014; US$ 89.15

    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...

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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 206.95

    ? A Companion to Luis Buñuel is an extraordinarily broad and detailed portrait of the master filmmaker, boasting contributions by some of the very best scholars in film studies.? Paul Julian Smith, City University of New York ?This multi-faceted volume has a knack for shaking up received ideas. Thoroughly rethinking Buñuel, it sets his films... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Dada and Surrealismby David Hopkins

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 9.99

    Dada and Surrealism are two of the most important movements of modern art. This book provides an account of them in historical terms, but also explains why they are important in wider cultural terms. Themes of contemporary interest such as gender and identity politics are given particular prominence in this introduction. more...

  • American Salonsby Robert M. Crunden

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 99.99

    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...