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  • All Art is Politicalby Sarah Lowndes

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95

    All Art is Political: Writings on Performative Art is a collection of recent conversations and writings by Glasgow based writer and curator Sarah Lowndes (author of Social Sculpture: The Rise of the Glasgow Art Scene). The book opens with a previously unpublished conversation from 2008 between Lowndes, Art and Language collaborator Mayo Thompson and... more...

  • Arts of Independenceby Alan Riach; Alexander Moffat

    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...

  • Arts-based and Contemplative Practices in Research and Teachingby Susan Walsh; Barbara Bickel; Carl Leggo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This volume presents a scholarly investigation of the ways educators engage in artistic and contemplative practices ? and why this matters in education. Arts-based learning and inquiry can function as a powerful catalyst for change by allowing spiritual practices to be present within educational settings, but too often the relationship between art,... more...

  • Art, Culture and International Developmentby John Clammer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Culture is not simply an explanation of last resort, but is itself a rich, multifaceted and contested concept and set of practices that needs to be expanded, appreciated and applied in fresh ways if it is to be both valued in itself and to be of use in practical development. This innovative book places culture, specifically in the form of the arts,... 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...

  • Blindheit und Hellsichtigkeitby Cornelia Klinger

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00

    This study examines the place of the arts in contemporary society. Beyond the illusion of autonomy and beyond strategies of pure aestheticization, what standing can art have in society and how can it change its status? In seeking answers to these questions, the author turns back to the 20th century and to the sometimes competing, sometimes complementary... more...

  • Summers of Discontentby Raymond Tallis; Julian Spalding

    Bitter Lemon Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    An examination of why artists make art in the first place, and why we all feel the need for it. more...

  • Management and the Artsby William James Byrnes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The fifth edition of Management and the Arts provides you with theory and practical applications from all arts management perspectives including planning, marketing, finance, economics, organization, staffing, and group dynamics. Regardless of whether you are a manager in a theatre, museum, dance company, or opera, you will gain useful insights... 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...

  • Magritte's Labyrinthby Ellen Handler Spitz

    Argo-Navis 2014; US$ 4.99

    Gertrude Stein once asked why certain painted pictures engrave themselves into our minds with fierce tenacity. Why do they unsettle us? The enigmatic art of Belgian Surrealist artist René Magritte has long been subject to art historical and philosophical inquiry and mined by the worlds of advertising, illustration, and film. Yet Stein's questions... more...