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History of the arts

  • Embodied Avatarsby Uri McMillan

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 23.20

    Tracing a dynamic genealogy of performance from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, Uri McMillan contends that black women artists practiced a purposeful self-objectification, transforming themselves into art objects. In doing so, these artists raised new ways to ponder the intersections of art, performance, and black female embodiment. ... more...

  • The Idea of Artby Anthony Bond

    NewSouth 2015; US$ 39.99

    Curator Anthony Bond began building a contemporary international art collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney in 1984. The collection now features many important artists, including Anselm Kiefer, Antony Gormley, Francis Bacon, Anish Kapoor and Doris Salcedo.In The Idea of Art, Bond discusses the guiding philosophies that steered his... more...

  • 2015by Günter Berghaus

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    This special issue investigates the role of Futurism in the ?uvre of a number of women artists and writers, including women actively supporting Futurism (e.g. R??ena Zátková, Edyth von Haynau, Olga Rozanova, Eva Kühn), others periodically involved with the movement (e.g. Valentine de Saint Point, Aleksandra Ekster, Mary Swanzy), others... more...

  • French Riviera and Its Artistsby John Baxter

    Museyon 2015; US$ 15.99

    Get swept up in the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera as author and filmmaker John Baxter takes readers on a whirlwind tour through the star-studded cultural history of the Côte d?Azur that?s sure to delight travelers, Francophiles, and culture lovers alike. Readers will discover the dramatic lives of the legendary artists, writers, actors,... more...

  • Ruskin (Routledge Revivals)by George P. Landow

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Ruskin, the great Victorian critics of art and society, had an enormous influence on his age and our own. A highly successful propagandist for the arts, he did much both to popularize high art and to bring it to the masses. A brilliant theorist and practical critics of realism, he also produced the finest nineteenth-century discussions of fantasy,... 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...

  • Arts and Cultural Leadership in Asiaby Jo Caust

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Arts and cultural activity in Asia is increasingly seen as important internationally, and Asia?s growing prosperity is enabling the full range of artistic activities to be better encouraged, supported and managed. At the same time, cultural frameworks and contexts vary hugely across Asia, and it is not appropriate to apply Westerns theories and models... more...

  • Tanz + Bildende Kunstby Nele Lipp

    ATHENA-Verlag 2015; US$ 16.21

    Das Thema Tanz und Bildende Kunst im Feld seiner wechselseitigen Beziehungen erfreut sich - nicht zuletzt befördert durch postmodern-interdisziplinäres Denken - eines steigenden Interesses in der Fachwelt. In fünf Essays analysiert Nele Lipp im vorliegenden Band detailliert und mit Hilfe des eingeführten Begriffs des ­'ZusammenDenkens' die Wechselbeziehung... more...

  • Installation and the Moving Imageby Catherine Elwes

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    Film and video have a double nature; they create an illusory world, a reality elsewhere and a material presence that both dramatises and demystifies the magic trick of moving pictures. Since the 1960s, artists have systematically explored filmic and televisual phenomena in the controlled environments of galleries and museums, drawing on multiple antecedents... more...