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  • Rock and Pop Venuesby Niels Werner Adelman-Larsen

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 139.00

    This book offers an objective methodology for assessing rock and pop music venues, including construction details and building materials in new or renovated halls. Describes famous European venues, with a new, simple method of objectively rating venues. more...

  • Art and Animalsby Giovanni Aloi

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    ?Art is continually haunted by the animal,? wrote Deleuze and Guattari. Over the past two decades, animals have quite literally invaded the gallery space, from Joseph Beuy?s co-habiting with a coyote, Janis Kounelli?s instillation of live horses, Damien Hirst?s shark in formaldehyde to Mark Dion?s natural history displays and Marco Evaristti?s ?goldfish... more...

  • Natural Curiosityby Louise Anemaat

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 27.99

    Parrots and lorikeets swoop down, vivid, bright and colourful. Black swans glide through the air. Owls stare out from pages, wide-eyed. A sense of awe swept through natural history circles in eighteenth-century London when the first ships returned from Sydney with their cargo of exotic animals, birds and plants - and striking watercolour illustrations.The... more...

  • War Culture and the Contest of Imagesby Dora Apel

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    War Culture and the Contest of Images analyzes the relationships among contemporary war, documentary practices, and democratic ideals. Using carefully chosen case studies, Dora Apel examines a wide variety of images and cultural representations of war in the United States and the Middle East, including photography, performance art, video games,... more...

  • Symbolic Landscapesby Gary Backhaus; John Murungi

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 339.00

    Symbolic Landscapes presents a definitive collection of landscape/place studies that explores symbolic and cultural levels of geographical meanings. The book contributes to a widely-respected, but under-published area of human/cultural geography. more...

  • Artist Animalby Steve Baker

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 90.00

    Animals have always been compelling subjects for artists, but the rise of animal advocacy and posthumanist thought has prompted a reconsideration of the relationship between artist and animal. In this book, Steve Baker examines the work of contemporary artists who directly confront questions of animal life, treating animals not for their aesthetic... more...

  • Postmodern Animalby Steve Baker

    Reaktion Books 2000; US$ 24.95

    In The Postmodern Animal, Steve Baker explores how animal imagery has been used in modern and contemporary art and performance, and in postmodern philosophy and literature, to suggest and shape ideas about identity and creativity. more...

  • Contesting the Logic of Paintingby Charles Barber

    BRILL 2007; US$ 123.00

    Drawing on a range of philosophical and theological writings produced in eleventh-century Byzantium, this book offers a reading of the icon and Byzantine aesthetics that not only expands our understanding of these topics but challenges our assumptions about the work of art itself. more...

  • Imaginary Gamesby Chris Bateman

    John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 18.99

    Can games be art? When film critic Roger Ebert claimed in 2010 that videogames could never be art it was seen as a snub by many gamers. But from the perspective of philosophy of art this question was topsy turvey, since according to one of the most influential theories of representation all art is a game . Kendall Walton's prop theory explains... more...

  • Colonial Constructsby Leonard Bell

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    How did the European settler perceive Maori? What images of Maori society and culture did European artists create for their distant audiences? What preconceptions and aesthetic models lay behind early European depictions of Maori? These are some of the questions explored by art historian Leonard Bell in this major study of the relationship between... more...