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  • 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...

  • Visual Cultureby Chris Jenks

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    In Visual Culture the 'visual' character of contemporary culture is explored in original and lively essays. The contributors look at advertising, film, painting and fine art, journalism, photography, television and propaganda. They argue that there is only a social, not a formal relation between vision and truth. more...

  • Cultural Revolution?by Bart Moore-Gilbert; Dr Bart Moore-Gilbert; John Seed

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 46.95

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Arts in the 1970sby Dr Bart Moore-Gilbert; Bart Moore-Gilbert

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Were the 1970s really `the devils decade'? Images of strikes, galloping inflation, rising unemployment and bitter social divisions evoke a period of unparalleled economic decline, political confrontation and social fragmentation. But how significant were the pessimism and self-doubt of the 1970s, and what was the legacy of its cultural conflicts? ... more...

  • Dangerous Border Crossersby Guillermo Gómez-Peña

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95

    This anthology of Gómez-Peña's performance chronicles, diary entries, poems, essays, and texts, sheds an extraordinary light on the life and work of this migrant provocateur. more...

  • Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissanceby Cary D. Wintz; Paul Finkelman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 475.00

    From the music of Louis Armstrong to the portraits by Beauford Delaney, the writings of Langston Hughes to the debut of the musical Show Boat, the Harlem Renaissance is one of the most significant developments in African-American history in the twentieth century. The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, in two-volumes and over 635 entries, is... more...

  • Letters from Linda M. Montanoby Linda M. Montano

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    Letters from Linda M. Montano is an anthology of writings by one of the seminal performance artists of the last century. It provides an autobiographical and historical record of Montano's artistic practice over the last thirty years, collecting together stories, fairytales, letters, interviews, manifestos and other previously unpublished writings.... more...

  • Postmodernism: A Very Short Introductionby Christopher Butler

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    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...

  • Primitivist Modernismby Sieglinde Lemke

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 134.99 US$ 116.09

    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...

  • Corpus Delectiby Coco Fusco

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    The most comprehensive volume on performance art from the Americas to have appeared in English, Corpus Delecti is a unique collection of historical and critical studies of contemporary Latin performance. Drawing on live art from the 1960s to the present day, these fascinating essays explore the impact of Latin American politics, popular culture and... more...