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  • The Most Radical Gestureby Sadie Plant

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 71.95

    Tracing the history, ideas and influences of the Situationist International, from dada to postmodernism, this book illustrates how situationist ideas continue to inform political events, cultural movements and theoretical debate. more...

  • Modernismby Peter Childs

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 22.95

    A succinct but authoritative analysis of one of the most important literary innovations of the last hundred years. This guide explains the pan-European origins of the radical literary changes which occurred in the novel, poetry and drama. more...

  • Surrealism and the Exoticby Louise Tythacott

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • Site-Specific Artby Nick Kaye

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    Site-Specific Art is the first major study of site-specific theatre and performance in North America and Europe since the 1950s. This volume is an astonishing addition to the debates around experimental performance and its documentation. more...

  • From Acting to Performanceby Philip Auslander

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    This first collection of essays by performance theorist and critic Philip Auslander surveys the changes in acting and performance during the crucial transition from the ecstatic theatre of the 1960s to the ironic postmodernism of the 1980s. 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...

  • Primitivist Modernismby Sieglinde Lemke

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 109.99

    This book explores a rich cultural hybridity at the heart of transatlantic modernism. Focusing on cubism, jazz, and Josephine Baker's performance in the Danse Sauvage, Sieglinde Lemke uncovers a crucial history of white and black intercultural exchange, a phenomenon until now greatly obscured by a cloak of whiteness. Considering artists and critics... more...

  • Bloomsbury and Franceby Mary Ann Caws; Sarah Bird Wright

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 26.99

    A literary and visual overview of the experiences of the Bloomsbury group of writers and artists, including Virginia Woolf, Duncan Grant, Clive Bell, Roger Fry and Dora Carrington. In particular, this work describes their travels in France which shaped much of their thinking, painting and writing. 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...