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Philosophy, aesthetics, relation to other arts, etc.

  • (Syn)aestheticsby Josephine Machon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 31.00

    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$ 90.00

    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$ 46.95

    The Art of Theater argues for the recognition of theatrical performance as an art form independent of dramatic writing. Identifies the elements that make a performance a work of art Looks at the competing views of the text-performance relationships An important and original contribution to the aesthetics and philosophy of theater 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

    A brilliant 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 world. more...

  • House and Philosophyby William Irwin; Henry Jacoby

    Wiley 2009; US$ 19.95

    An unauthorized look at the philosophical issues raised by one of today's most popular television shows: House House is one of the top three television dramas on the air, pulling in more than 19 million viewers for each episode. This latest book in the popular Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series takes a deeper look at the characters and issues... 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$ 60.00

    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...