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  • Colors of Enchantmentby Sherifa Zuhur

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 12.99

    In this companion volume to the successful Images of Enchantment: Visual and Performing Arts of the Middle East (AUC Press, 1998), historian and ethnomusicologist Sherifa Zuhur has once again commissioned and edited authoritative essays from noteworthy scholars from around the globe that explore the visual and performing arts in the Middle East.What... more...

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

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 29.15

    An overview of the issues and critical debates in the field of Women's Studies within the area of peninsular Hispanism. more...

  • The Correspondence of Washington Allstonby Nathalia Wright

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Washington Allston (1779-1843), the first major American artist trained in Europe, produced important paintings, explored sculpture and architecture, and published poetry and art criticism. On his return to America he became influential in the cultural and intellectual life of New England. Allston "knew everyone" and corresponded with many of the... more...

  • Creative Industries and Developing Countriesby Barrowclough

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    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 - helping to raise the voices of developing countries, widening the range of creative choices and promoting cultural diversity... more...

  • Destruction Was My Beatriceby Jed Rasula

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99

    In 1916, as World War I raged around them, a group of bohemians gathered at a small nightclub in Zurich, Switzerland for a series of bizarre performances. Three readers simultaneously recited a poem in three languages; a monocle-wearing teenager performed a spell from New Zealand; another young man flung bits of papier-mâché into the air and glued... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Cultureby Smorodinskaya

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Freak-gardeby Robin Blyn

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 82.50

    The Freak-garde traces the arts of the freak show from P. T. Barnum to Matthew Barney, demonstrating how a form of mass culture entertainment became the basis for a distinctly American avant-garde tradition. Robin Blyn establishes innovative approaches to American avant-garde practices and embodiment and lays the foundation for a more nuanced understanding... 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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Surrealismby Keith Aspley

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 129.99

    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...