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  • In Other Los Angelesesby Meiling Cheng

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    Performance art and Los Angeles, two subjects spectacularly resistant to definitions, illuminate each other in this searching study by Meiling Cheng. A marginal artistic pursuit by choice as well as necessity, performance art has flourished in and about "multicentric" Los Angeles for nearly four decades, finding its own centers of activity, moving... more...

  • Minotaurus im Zeitkristallby Thomas Lischeid

    transcript 2014; US$ 42.17

    Gibt es einen originären deutschsprachigen Surrealismus in der Geschichte der deutschen Literatur? Detail- und kenntnisreich geht Thomas Lischeid dieser Frage nach, indem er Leben und nachdadaistische Dichtung Hans Arps mit der zeitgenössischen bildenden Kunst und Theorie des Pariser Surrealismus der Zwischenkriegszeit (Breton, Ernst, Magritte, Dalí... more...

  • Modernismby Peter Childs

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 24.95

    The modernist movement radically transformed the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literary establishment, and its effects are still felt today. Modernism introduces and analyzes what amounted to nothing less than a literary and cultural revolution. In this fully updated and revised second edition, charting the movement in its global... 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...

  • New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movementby Lisa Gail Collins; Margo Crawford; Lisa Gail Collins; Margo Crawford; Alondra Nelson; Kellie Jones; James Smethurst; Wendy Walters; Cherise Pollard; Erina Duganne; Cherise Smith; Adam Gussow; Emily Bernard; Lee Bernstein; Michelle Joan Wilkinson; Rod Hernandez; Lorrie Smith; Houston Baker; Mary Ellen Lennon

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 26.95

    During the 1960s and 1970s, a cadre of poets, playwrights, visual artists, musicians, and other visionaries came together to create a renaissance in African American literature and art. This charged chapter in the history of African American culture-which came to be known as the Black Arts Movement-has remained largely neglected by subsequent... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 125.00

    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...

  • Performing "Nation"by Doris Croissant; Joshua S Mostow; Catherine Vanceyeh; Catherine Yeh

    BRILL 2008; US$ 151.00

    Uniquely covering literary, visual and performative expressions of culture, this volume aims to correlate the conjunctions of nation building, gender and representation in late 19th and early 20th century China and Japan. more...

  • Postmodernismby Christopher Butler

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • Primitivist Modernismby Sieglinde Lemke

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 134.99

    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...

  • Relational Designs in Literature and the Artsby Rui Carvalho Homem

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 105.00

    This collection focuses on texts that address the other arts ? from painting to photography, from the stage to the screen, and from avant-garde experiments to mass culture. Despite their diversity of object and approach, the essays in Relational Designs coalesce around the argument that representations are defined by relations and dynamics, rather... more...