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History of the arts

  • Dada Presentismby Maria Stavrinaki

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 18.95 US$ 16.99

    Dada is often celebrated for its strategies of shock and opposition, but in Dada Presentism , Maria Stavrinaki provides a new picture of Dada art and writings as a lucid reflection on history and the role of art within it. The original (Berlin-based) Dadaists' acute historical consciousness and their modern experience of time, she contends, anticipated... more...

  • Embodied Avatarsby Uri McMillan

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 29.00

    Winner, 2016 Barnard Hewitt Award Winner, 2016 Errol Hill Award Tracing a dynamic genealogy of performance from the nineteenth to the twenty-firstcentury, Uri McMillan contends that black women artists practiced a purposeful self-objectification, transforming themselves into art objects. In doing so, these artists raisednew ways to ponder the... 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 De Gruyter

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 137.40

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 84.53

    Ab 1933 wurden Tausende von Menschen vom nationalsozialistischen Regime ins Exil getrieben. Für viele deutschsprachige Künstler und Schriftsteller wurde Paris vorübergehend zur Hauptstadt. Die Archive dieser Exilanten wurden zu "displaced objects", verstreut, geraubt, verschleppt, oft zerstört, aber auch häufig bewahrt. Im Zentrum des... more...