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  • Ästhetik des Authentischenby Christoph Zeller

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    Media revolutions awaken longings for the authentic. Literature and art react by turning to the facts, the action and the moment and by pretending to be life. The historical avant-garde movements, which were exemplary for much of the aesthetics around 1970, testify to this. This study explores the history and theory of aesthetics from Nietzsche to... more...

  • Theater in a Crowded Fireby Lee Gilmore

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    Every summer, thousands gather from around the world in the blistering heat of Nevada?s Black Rock Desert for the seven-day celebration of art, community, and fire known as Burning Man. Culminating in the spectacular incineration of a wooden effigy, this festival is grand-scale theater for self-expression, personal transformation, eclectic spirituality,... more...

  • Second Skinby Anne Anlin Cheng

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 16.99

    Through the figure of Josephine Baker, Second Skin tells the story of an unexpected yet enduring intimacy between the invention of a modernist style and the theatricalization of black skin at the turn of the twentieth century. Stepping outside of the platitudes surrounding this iconic figure, Anne Anlin Cheng argues that Baker's famous nakedness... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Surrealismby Keith Aspley

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 119.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Surrealism relates the history of this movement through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on persons, circles, and groups who participated in the movement; a global entry on some of the journals and reviews they produced; and a sampling of major works of... more...

  • Creative Industries and Developing Countriesby Diana Barrowclough; Zeljka Kozul-Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Pushing the frontiers of the new development paradigm, this book guides debates, clarifies new themes and illustrates how the cultural resources of the developing world can become a new way of integrating into the global economy more...

  • Art and Cultureby Clement Greenberg

    Beacon Press 1971; US$ 24.00

    "Clement Greenberg is, internationally, the best-known American art critic popularly considered to be the man who put American vanguard painting and sculpture on the world map. . . . An important book for everyone interested in modern painting and sculpture."? The New York Times more...

  • Feltby Chris Thompson

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 82.50

    Felt provides a nonlinear look at the engagement of the postwar avant-garde with Eastern spirituality, a context in which the German artist Joseph Beuys appears as an uneasy shaman. Centered on a highly publicized yet famously inconclusive 1982 meeting between Beuys and the Dalai Lama, arranged by the Dutch artist Louwrien Wijers, Chris Thompson explores... more...

  • Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Russianby Smorodinskaya

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This addition to the highly successful Contemporary Cultures series covers the period from period 1953, with the death of Stalin, to the present day. Both ?Russian? and ?Culture? are defined broadly. ?Russian? refers to the Soviet Union until 1991 and the Russian Federation after 1991. Given the diversity of the Federation in its ethnic composition... more...

  • Of Vietnamby Jane Bradley Winston; Leakthina Chau-Pech Ollier

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 120.00

    A rich space of criticism and document, Of Vietnam moves contemporary figurings of Vietnam out of the nostalgic enclaves of the past and the stagnant places of a mythological present into the rich potential of our historical epoch. This provocative book is the first to bring together works by photographers, established and unpublished writers, poets,... more...

  • Total Chaosby Jeff Chang

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 18.95

    The author of the award-winning Can?t Stop, Won?t Stop assembles the most innovative and provocative voices in hip-hop to assess the future of the most important cultural movement of our time more...