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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95
Despite the very obvious differences between looking at Manet?s Woman with a Parrot and listening to Elgar?s Cello Concerto, both experiences provoke similar questions in the thoughtful aesthete: why does the painting seem to express reverie and the music, nostalgia? How do we experience the reverie and nostalgia in such works of art? Why do we... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 136.00
Since the crisis in governance which led to a shortage of capable board members, recent years have seen the emergence of the enterprising arts organisation ? a development which has led to the need for new types of board members who have a greater understanding of 'mission, money and merit' within a cultural construct. This innovative book explores... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
Performance art and Los Angeles, two subjects spectacularly resistant to definitions, illuminate each other in this searching study by Meiling Cheng. A marginal artistic pursuit by choice as well as necessity, performance art has flourished in and about "multicentric" Los Angeles for nearly four decades, finding its own centers of activity, moving... more...
- RAND Corporation 2001; US$ 9.95
This work looks at the process by which individuals become involved in the arts and attempts to identify ways in which arts institutions can most effectively influence this process. more...
- RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95
Numerous US state and jurisdictional governments cut their arts budgets in 2003 and 2004. This title argues that the recent cuts in state arts agencies' budgets are a product of the agencies' political weakness rather than just a one-time response to fiscal crisis, and proposes a solution plus salient issues that must be addressed. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95
Guillermo Gómez-Peña has spent many years developing his unique style of performance-activism; his theatricalizations of postcolonial theory. In Ethno-Techno: Writings on Performance, Activism and Pedagogy, he pushes the boundaries still further, exploring what's left for artists to do in a post-9/11 repressive culture of what he calls 'the mainstream... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 60.00
This collection of essays addresses emotion in relation to the arts, and considers such topics as the paradox of fiction, emotion in the pure and abstract arts, and the rationality and ethics of emotional responses. It is aimed at students and scholars of philosophy, literary studies, and art. more...
- Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 134.99
Taking the dichotomy of nonprofit "high culture" and for-profit "popular culture" into consideration, this volume assesses the relationship between social purpose in the arts and industrial organization. DiMaggio brings together some of the best works in several disciplines that focus on the significance of the nonprofit form for our cultural industries,... more...
- RAND Corporation 2006; US$ 9.95
State government spending on the arts is minimal?and may be losing ground relative to other state expenditures. The authors examine efforts made by state arts agencies to address a changing political and fiscal environment and present their findings on the risks and rewards of bringing the arts and politics closer together. This volume is the second... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 80.00
Do the arts mean? Do all the arts mean? Do they all mean in the same way? Does an art work mean in the same way in which a street sign means? More importantly, do all art works mean in a semiotically interesting way? This book argues for the importance of those formal meanings in the arts which most effectively enrich our knowledge of "the way... more...