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  • Artistic Bedfellowsby Holly Crawford

    University Press of America 2008; US$ 46.99

    This is a collection of historical essays, critical papers, case studies, interviews, and comments from scholars and practitioners that shed new light on the growing field of collaborative art. It examines the field broadly, while asking specific questions with regard to issues of interdisciplinary and cultural difference, as well as the psychological... more...

  • The Myth of Popular Cultureby Perry Meisel

    Wiley 2009; US$ 107.95

    The Myth of Popular Culture from Dante to Dylan is a fascinating examination of the cultural traditions of the American novel, Hollywood, and British and American rock music which leads us to redefine our concept of the division between "high" and "low" culture. A stimulating history of high and low culture from Dante Alighieri to Bob Dylan, providing... more...

  • Latinos in the Artsby Steven Otfinoski

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 54.00

    From the beginnings of the colonization of the US, Latino art has been a creative and physical presence in the Southwest, southern Florida, and much of California. This work traces the accomplishments of 178 performing and visual artists. A bibliography directs the reader to sources for further information about Latino Americans and the arts. more...

  • We Did Pornby Zak Smith

    Tin House Books 2009; US$ 24.95

    Blending memoir with Smith's own drawings and paintings, We Did Porn will do for alt porn what Hunter S. Thompson did for motorcycle gangs and Tom Wolfe for psychedelica. Punk artist and icon Zak Smith made a name for himself by visually re-creating Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow and drawing pictures of girls in the "naked girl business."... more...

  • Moved by Loveby Mary D. Sheriff

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    In eighteenth-century France, the ability to lose oneself in a character or scene marked both great artists and ideal spectators. Yet it was thought this same passionate enthusiasm, if taken to unreasonable extremes, could also lead to sexual deviance, mental illness—even death. Women and artists were seen as especially susceptible to these... more...

  • Bürger, Gott und Götterschützlingby Sabine Schlegelmilch

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    Portrayals of children became increasingly common in Greek literature and art during the Hellenistic period. It has long been thought that the reasons for this lie in the alienation of the Greeks as a result of the collapse of the polis and its structures, which was then compensated for by a concentration on private subjects. A review of recent research... more...

  • Sketches Sartorial, Tonsorial and the Likeby St Claire Bullock; R. V. Andelson

    Shepheard-Walwyn 2009; US$ 9.95

    A collection of rhyming couplets, these wry and witty poems ponder the foibles and vanities of mortals. Cartoon pen-and-ink drawings by well-known illustrator Barrington Barber accompany the limerick-like lyrics, which capture the ridiculous—such as absurdly trimmed mustaches and outrageous hairstyles—with humorous rhymes and amusing titles. Perfect... more...

  • The Artist's Guide to Grant Writingby Gigi Rosenberg

    Ten Speed Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    The Artist?s Guide to Grant Writing is designed to transform readers from starving artists fumbling to get by into working artists who confidently tap into all the resources at their disposal. Written in an engaging and down-to-earth tone, this comprehensive guide includes time-tested strategies, anecdotes from successful grant writers, and tips... more...

  • Making Strangeby Herbert Grabes

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 56.00

    This compact, indispensable overview answers a vexed question: Why do so many works of modern and postmodern literature and art seem designed to appear ‘strange’, and how can they still cause pleasure in the beholder? To help overcome the initial barrier caused by this ‘strangeness’, the general reader is given an initial, non-technical... more...

  • Mapping Intermediality in Performanceby Sarah Bay-Cheng; Chiel Kattenbelt; Andy Lavender; Robin Nelson

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 39.50

    This volume examines afresh the impact upon acting and performance of digital technologies. It is concerned with how digital culture combines the traditional 'liveness' of theatre with media interfaces and internet protocols. The time and space of the 'here and now' are both challenged and adapted, just as barriers between theatre-makers... more...