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  • Live Art in LAby Peggy Phelan

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...