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History of the arts

  • 2014by GŁnter 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... more...

  • Action Art: A Bibliography of Artists' Performance from Futurism to Fluxus and Beyondby John Gray

    ABC-CLIO 1993; US$ 147.00

    This comprehensive international bibliography is the first to attempt documentation of this diverse field, covering the history of Artist's Performance. It focuses on its early twentieth-century antecedents in such movements as Futurism, Dada, Russian Constructivism, and the Bauhaus as well as its peak period in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s with such... more...

  • The Aesthetics of Matterby Sarah Posman; Anne Reverseau; David Ayers; Sascha Bru; Benedikt Hjartarson

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    This volume proposes an in-depth exploration of the materiality of art and writing in modernism and the avant-garde. The essays explore how the avant-gardes and modernism attempted to establish the material specificity and hybridityof media and art forms. The collection sheds light on the full range and import of the aesthetics of matter... 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...

  • 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 The book opens with a previously unpublished conversation from 2008 between Lowndes, Art and Language collaborator Mayo Thompson and...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...

  • American Salonsby Robert M. Crunden

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 99.99

    In American Salons, Robert Crunden provides a sweeping account of the American encounter with European Modernism up to the American entry into World War I. Crunden begins with deft portraits of the figures who were central to the birth of Modernism, including James Whistler, the eccentric expatriate American painter who became the archetypal artist... more...

  • Archaeologies of Presenceby Gabriella Giannachi; Nick Kaye; Michael Shanks

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 55.95

    Archaeologies of Presence is a brilliant exploration of how the performance of presence can be understood through the relationships between performance theory and archaeological thinking. Drawing together carefully commissioned contributions by leading international scholars and artists, this radical new work poses a number of essential questions:... more...

  • Art Into Theatreby Nick Kaye

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Art Into Theatre investigates the processes of hybrid forms of performance developed between 1952 and 1994 through a series of interviews with key practitioners and over 80 pieces of documentation, many previously unpublished, of the works under discussion. Ranging from the austerity of Cage's 4'33" through the inter-species communication of Schneeman's... more...

  • Art and Cultureby Clement Greenberg

    Beacon Press 1971; US$ 24.00

    "Clement Greenberg is, internationally, the best-known American art critic popularly considered to be the man who put American vanguard painting and sculpture on the world map. . . . An important book for everyone interested in modern painting and sculpture."? The New York Times more...

  • Art and Thoughtby Dana Arnold; Margaret Iversen

    Wiley 2008; US$ 143.95

    "Smart and savvy contribution to a list of recent anthologies that work at putting the spirit back into art history. Reading so many lively voices talking about why art still matters is both a serious pursuit and a pleasurable pastime." — Michael Ann Holly , Clark Art Institute more...