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Philosophy, aesthetics, relation to other arts, etc.

  • (Syn)aestheticsby Josephine Machon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 33.00

    A timely book that identifies the practice of '(syn)aesthetics' in artistic style and audience response, which helps to articulate the power of experiential practice in the arts. This exciting new approach includes interviews with leading practitioners in of theatre, dance, site-specific work, live art and technological performance practice. more...

  • Acoustic Interculturalismby Marcus Cheng Chye Tan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Acoustic Interculturalism is a study of the soundscapes of intercultural performance through the examination of sound's performativity. Employing an interdisciplinary approach, the book examines an akoumenological reception of sound to postulate the need for an acoustic knowing ? an awareness of how sound shapes the intercultural experience. more...

  • Anatomy Liveby Maaike Bleeker

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 40.00

    Anatomy Live demonstrates how the implications of the history of anatomical theatre can be seen at work in the appearance of dancing and acting bodies on stage. more...

  • The Art of Theaterby James R. Hamilton

    Wiley 2008; US$ 48.95

    "James R. Hamilton’s The Art of Theater is a compelling and original work of analytic philosophy applied to performance. Readers will enjoy the rigorous philosophical discussion and illuminating theatrical analysis." David Krasner, Yale University "This groundbreaking book argues for theatrical performance as an independent form of art.... more...

  • A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropologyby Eugenio Barba; Nicola Savarese

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 86.95

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Dubious Spectacleby Herbert Blau

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 72.00

    Spanning a quarter of a century, the essays in this book rehearse, in the movement of memory and cross-reflection, an extensive career in theater. The work of Herbert Blau?his directing, writing, and criticism?has been a determining force during this period as theater encounters theory. more...

  • The Future of Ritualby Richard Schechner

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    In The Future of Ritual , Richard Schechner explores the nature of ritualised behaviour and its relationship to performance and politics. A brilliant and uncontainable examination of cultural expression and communal action, The Future of Ritual asks pertinent questions about art, theatre and the changing meaning of 'culture' in today's intercultural... more...

  • House and Philosophyby William Irwin; Henry Jacoby

    Wiley 2009; US$ 19.95

    HENRY JACOBY teaches philosophy at East Carolina University. He has published articles on the philosophy of mind and contributed to South Park and Philosophy. He lives in Goldsboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kathryn, and their two cats, Bunkai and Willow. WILLIAM IRWIN is a professor of philosophy at King's College, Pennsylvania. He has... more...

  • Issues in Curating Contemporary Art and Performanceby Judith Rugg; Michèle Sedgwick

    Intellect 2007; US$ 10.00

    Explores developments in electronic art, art/science collaboration, nongallery spaces, and 'virtual' fields. This volume examines issues surrounding the curation of art and performance exhibitions. It covers original theories and expanded concepts of curating contemporary art. more...

  • The Mind-Body Stageby R. Gobert

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    Descartes's notion of subjectivity changed the way characters would be written, performed by actors, and received by audiences. His coordinate system reshaped how theatrical space would be conceived and built. His theory of the passions revolutionized our understanding of the emotional exchange between spectacle and spectators. Yet theater scholars... more...