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  • Christus am Kreuzby Anna Lehmann

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2010; US$ 16.03

    Das Buch widmet sich dem Passionsbild in Italien im Kontext einer intensivierten, auf das Leiden Christi zielenden Frömmigkeitspraxis um 1300. Im Zentrum der Fallstudie steht die monumentale Kreuzigung Christi des in Deutschland bislang unbekannten Maestro di Sant'Anastasia. Erstmals werden die einstige Aufstellung und Funktion dieses Hauptwerkes spätmittelalterlicher... more...

  • My Fair Ladiesby Julie Wosk

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Taking us on a fascinating tour across a wide variety of media, from sci-fi films to underwear ads, My Fair Ladies introduces us to a bevy of lifelike, manmade women, from automatons to artificial intelligent robots. Julie Wosk considers how this figure of the ?perfect woman? has come to embody not only fantasies, but also fears about gender and... more...

  • My Fair Ladiesby Julie Wosk

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Taking us on a fascinating tour across a wide variety of media, from sci-fi films to underwear ads, My Fair Ladies introduces us to a bevy of lifelike, manmade women, from automatons to artificial intelligent robots. Julie Wosk considers how this figure of the ?perfect woman? has come to embody not only fantasies, but also fears about gender and... more...

  • Len Lyeby Roger Horrocks

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Len Lye: A Biography tells for the first time the story of a unique, charismatic artist who was an innovator in many areas – film, kinetic sculpture, painting, photography and poetry. Born in New Zealand in 1901, Len Lye gained an international reputation in the arts and had friendships with many famous people – including Dylan Thomas, Robert... more...

  • Arts Administrationby Dr Malcolm Anderton; M. Anderton; J. Pick

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 93.95

    The nature of arts administration and management has changed dramatically over the last decade with policy, funding and restructuring all playing major parts. Following on from the successful first edition, Arts Administration has now been updated to include arts policy under the new UK Ministry of Heritage, the workings of the national lottery and... more...

  • Ethno-Technoby Guillermo Gómez-Peña

    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...

  • Nonprofit Enterprise in the Artsby Paul J. DiMaggio

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 144.99

    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...

  • Emotion and the Artsby Mette Hjort; Sue Laver

    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...

  • Art, Culture and the Semiotics of Meaningby Jackson Barry

    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...

  • Culture Incorporatedby Mark W. Rectanus

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 70.50

    In Culture Incorporated, Mark W. Rectanus calls for full disclosure of corporate involvement in cultural events and examines how corporations, art institutions, and foundations are reshaping the cultural terrain. In turn, he also shows how that ground is destabilized by artists subverting these same institutions to create a heightened awareness of... more...