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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
This volume reaffirms the indispensable place of the arts in any coherent curriculum. The author hopes that the specific arguments formulated in the book will advance the conservationist post-Modernist aesthetic. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
When originally published this was the first book to offer a collective history of all the arts ? Art, Drama, Dance, Music, Literature and Film ? in the curriculum. It also offers a coherent framework for the teaching of arts which is in line with the best current trends since the Gulbenkian Report of 1982. It insists that the arts, seen together... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 63.95
At once provocative and inspiring , Against the Flow is a work of polemic from an internationally respected writer and thinker on arts education. Peter Abbs argues that contemporary education ignores the aesthetic and ethical as a result of being in thrall to such forces as the market economy and managerial and functional dictates. He identifies the... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 534.24
This guide describes around 50 cities of the Holy Roman Empire that served as geographic centers for economic, cultural, political, and ecclesiastic activities during the Early Modern Period. It includes a description of the historical setting of each particular center, outlines its social and economic parameters, its cultural output,... more...
- Springer London 2009; US$ 117.76
Focusing on topics and areas based on non-traditional thinking, and new and emerging paradigms in bio-inspired robotics, this book examines the design and real-world implementation of artificial life robotic devices. more...
- Springer London 2006; US$ 64.45
Arti?cial life is an interdisciplinary ?eld of science, hosting experts from c- puter science, biology, physics, chemistry, and mathematics, as well as phi- sophers and artists. It focuses on studying the phenomena of life on all levels of complexity and organization ? molecular, cellular, organismic, and p- ulation. These studies not only employ conventional... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 70.00
International, iconoclastic, inventive, born out of the institutionalised madness of the First World War, Dada erupted in cities throughout Europe and the USA, creating shock waves that offended polite society and destabilised the cultural and political status quo. In spite of its sporadic and ephemeral character, its rich and diverse legacy is still... more...
- Karnac Books 2003; US$ 31.95
Each of the contributors addresses the theoretical questions by pursuing a definite artistic problem, including a close look at the relation between the image and the object in Hitchcock's Vertigo, the sexual aesthetics of Caravaggio, the artistic pen of Barthes, and how Cronenberg's film Crash functions as a sinthome. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 90.99
Tonal music, from a historical perspective, is far from homogenous; yet an enduring feature is a background "diatonic" system of exactly seven notes orderable cyclically by fifth. What is the source of the durability of the diatonic system, the octave of which is representable in terms of two particular integers, namely 12 and 7? And how is this durability... more...