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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95
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...
- SensePublishers 2013; US$ 49.99
The Mediterranean is a multifaceted conglomeration of parts that cannot be assembled into a whole. Its various histories characterised by imperial and nationalistic aspirations, imbalances of power and economies, political struggles, diverse cultural, religious and linguistic realities as well as the countless myths spawned by people over the ages... more...
- Tate Enterprises Ltd 2014; US$ 1.99
Henri Matisse is a leading figure of modern art and one of the most significant colourists of all time. In a career spanning over half a century, Matisse made a large body of work encompassing drawing, painting, sculpture and ceramics. After 1948 he was prevented from painting by ill health but, although confined to bed, he produced a number of works... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95
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...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 199.00
Music, art, dance, drama and writing provide a means of communication for everyone, even those people who otherwise have difficulty communicating and connecting with others in their daily life. Creative activity can bring communities together, using a universal language of self-expression that crosses cultural and generational divides. The papers in... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 14.95
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...
- 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 young men rebelled,... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95
Arts of Independence takes a hard look at the most neglected aspect of the argument for Scotland's distinctive national identity: the arts. The proposition is that music, painting, architecture, and, pre-eminently, literature are the fuel and fire that makes imagination possible. Following the success of Arts of Resistance , this new work by the... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95
The Arts and Personal Growth focuses on the influence of arts education to personal growth, including the development of curriculum that puts the study of the arts at the core and learning of the arts in different time frames and educational considerations. The book is composed of papers derived from the conference conducted at Dillington House in... more...