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  • 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...

  • After Criticismby Gavin Butt

    Wiley 2008; US$ 145.95

    It has recently become apparent that criticism has fallen on hard times. Either commodification is deemed to have killed it off, or it has become institutionally routine. This book explores contemporary approaches which have sought to renew criticism's energies in the wake of a 'theatrical turn' in recent visual arts practice, and the emergence of... more...

  • Art and Thoughtby Dana Arnold; Margaret Iversen

    Wiley 2008; US$ 143.95

    Art and Thought is a collection of newly commissioned essays that explores the relationship between the discipline of art history and important movements in the history of western thought. Brings together newly commissioned essays that explore the relationship between the discipline of art history and movements in the history of western thought.... more...

  • Effects Of The Nationby Carl Good; John Waldron

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    What is the effect of a "nation"? In this age of globalization, is it dead, dying, or only dormant? The essays in this groundbreaking volume use the arts in Mexico to move beyond the national and the global to look at the activity of a community continually re-creating itself within and beyond its own borders. Mexico is a particularly apt focus,... 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...

  • 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... 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$ 17.99

    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$ 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...

  • Creative Industries and Developing Countriesby Barrowclough

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