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History of the arts

  • 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...

  • Echoes of Exileby Ines Rotermund-Reynard

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Thousands of people were driven into exile by Germany's National Socialist. For many artists Paris became a temporary capital. The archives of these exiles were stolen, confiscated, and often destroyed, but also frequently preserved. This book assesses unknown source material stored at the Moscow State Military Archive since the end of... more...

  • All Art is Politicalby Sarah Lowndes

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95

    All Art is Political: Writings on Performative Art is a collection of recent conversations and writings by Glasgow based writer and curator Sarah Lowndes (author of Social Sculpture: The Rise of the Glasgow Art Scene). The book opens with a previously unpublished conversation from 2008 between Lowndes, Art and Language collaborator Mayo Thompson and... more...

  • Arts of Independenceby Alan Riach; Alexander Moffat

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95

    Arts of Independence takes a hard look at the most neglected aspect of the argument for Scotland's distinctive national identity: the arts. The proposition is that music, painting, architecture, and, pre-eminently, literature are the fuel and fire that makes imagination possible. Following the success of Arts of Resistance , this new work by the... more...

  • Bilder, Kulturen, Identitätenby Stephanie Geise; Katharina Lobinger

    Herbert von Halem Verlag 2014; US$ 27.09

    Bilder haben einen wesentlichen Anteil an der kommunikativen Konstruktion sozialer Wirklichkeit. Sie modellieren Kulturen, sie verschaffen Identitäten Ausdruck, konstruieren Realitäten. Andererseits werden auch die Produktion, Selektion, Aneignung und Interpretation von Bildern sowie deren Wirkungspotenziale fortlaufend durch Identitäten und Kulturen... more...

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

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.15

    After an introductory survey of the development of women's studies in the context of Spain, twenty-one chronologically ordered essays by scholars from Britain, the United States, Spain and Mexico explore women's roles in the cultural production of their time from the Middle Ages to the present. The essays of the first half examine the work of the... more...

  • Victorian Types, Victorian Shadows (Routledge Revivals)by George P. Landow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    The importance of typology in the study of early modern literature has long been accepted, yet students of Victorian culture have paid little attention to it. First published in 1980, this study demonstrates how biblical typology, an apparently arcane interpretative mode, had profound effects on the secular culture of the Victorian age: its art, literature... more...

  • Was ist Kunst? Eine Grundlegungby Reinold Schmücker

    Vittorio Klostermann 2014; US$ 93.90

    Was ist Kunst? Dass sich die Philosophie darauf eine Antwort zutrauen darf, zeigt dieses Buch. Der Autor entkräftet den Zweifel an der Möglichkeit einer Kunstdefinition, wie sie in der Ästhetik bisher fehlte. Auch der Begriff der ästhetischen Erfahrung und der ontologische Status von Kunstwerken werden in eingehender Auseinandersetzung mit klassischen... more...

  • New Collectingby Beryl Graham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    New media art presents many challenges to the curator and collector, but there is very little published analytical material available to help meet those challenges. This book fills that gap. Drawing from the editor's extensive research and the authors' expertise in the field, the book provides clear navigation through a disparate arena. The... more...

  • International Yearbook of Futurism Studies 2014by Günter Berghaus

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    Volume 4 (2014) of the International Yearbook of Futurism Studies is again an open issue that addresses reactions to Italian Futurism in 16 countries (Argentina, Armenia, Brazil, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Japan, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, USA), and in the artistic media of photography, theatre and visual... more...