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  • 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...

  • Artistic Practicesby Tasos Zembylas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Art matters. It affects us in our daily lives and is full of meanings that are valuable to all of us. As a catalyst for social interactions, art may either cause public conflict and create dissensions or facilitate mutual understanding and strengthen collective bonds. All of this is grounded in practices that develop and change along social interaction,... more...

  • Difference / Indifferenceby Moira Roth; Jonathan D Katz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Touching and Imaginingby Jan Svankmajer; Stanley Dalby

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 28.00

    Jan Svankmajer wrote this remarkable book on tactile art when he stopped directing films and experimented intensively with tactile art after repeated censorship by the communist governmnent of Czechoslovakia. Illustrated with over 100 imges, this book is organised around many reproductions of Svanmajker's wondrous tactile art objects, tactile poems,... more...

  • Sex and Drugs before Rock 'n' Rollby Benjamin B. Roberts

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 49.99

    Sex and Drugs Before the Rock ’n’ Roll is a fascinating volume that presents an engaging overview of what it was like to be young and male in the Dutch Golden Age. Here, well-known cohorts of Rembrandt are examined for the ways in which they expressed themselves by defying conservative values and norms. This study reveals how these... more...

  • Art's Emotionsby Damien Freeman

    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...

  • Arts Governanceby Ruth Rentschler

    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...

  • The Aesthetic in Educationby M. Ross

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Features papers presented at one of Exeter University's Annual Creative Arts Summer Schools, together with especially solicited material. Contributors have focussed on the idea of the aesthetic as a special dimension of education, and the volume embraces a wide range of perspectives - philosophical accounts of the arts, aesthetics and creativity,... more...

  • Leading Rolesby Michael M. Kaiser

    Brandeis University Press 2010; US$ 22.99

    A concise, practical, and timely guide for board members of arts organizations more...