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  • Between the Livesby Deborah Shepard

    Auckland University Press 2005; US$ 23.99

    This fascinating look at artists and their intimate partners takes nine well-known New Zealand couples and explores the many aspects of their lives?particularly how the presence of an artistic companion or soul mate impacts the art they produce. Combining the pleasures of gossip with information about how these artists have conducted their lives,... more...

  • Performance: A Critical Introductionby Marvin Carlson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    This comprehensively revised, illustrated edition discusses recent performance work and takes into consideration changes that have taken place since the book's original publication in 1996. Marvin Carlson guides the reader through the contested definition of performance as a theatrical activity and the myriad ways in which performance has been interpreted... more...

  • Sociology Looks at the Artsby Julia Rothenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    Sociology Looks at the Arts is intended as a concise yet nuanced introduction to the sociology of art. This book will provide a foundation for teaching and discussing a range of questions and perspectives used by sociologists who study the relationship between the arts ? including music, performing arts, visual arts, literature, film and new media... more...

  • Women and Creativityby Frances Thomson-Salo; Laura Tognoli Pasquali

    Karnac Books 2014; US$ 31.95

    This latest book in the Psychoanalysis and Women series includes writings from practising psychoanalysts mainly from Italy and Europe. They take a wide sweep in exploring many aspects of women's creativity with an emphasis throughout the chapters the contribution of dreaming to creativity. It takes as its starting point creativity in clinical work... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 93.95

    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 the role of ethnic minority, fringe and community more...

  • A New Framework for Building Participation in the Artsby Kevin F. McCarthy; Kimberly Jinnett

    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...

  • State Arts Agencies, 1965-2003by Julia Lowell

    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...

  • In Other Los Angelesesby Meiling Cheng

    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...

  • Ethno-Technoby Guillermo Gómez-Peña

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    Famous performance activist Gómez-Peña explores the political and philosophical parameters of what's left for artists to do in a post-9/11 repressive culture and offers groundbreaking insight into his methods of production, development and teaching. 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...