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  • Touching and Imaginingby Jan Svankmajer; Stanley Dalby

    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...

  • 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 young men rebelled,... more...

  • Art's Emotionsby Damien Freeman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    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...

  • Management and the Artsby William James Byrnes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 56.95

    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...

  • The Aesthetic Impulseby Malcolm Ross

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    The Aesthetic Impulse explains aesthetic as describing a significant area of the school curriculum that would include but not be confined to the creative arts. Organized into 10 chapters, this book begins with a discussion on arts education. Subsequent chapters explain art, sensibility, aesthetics, and the vernacular principle. The concept of arts... more...

  • The Aesthetic Imperativeby Malcolm Ross

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    The Aesthetic Imperative: Relevance and Responsibility in Arts Education is a collection of papers that covers various concerns in assessment in the context of arts education. In the first chapters, the text examines the predicament of the arts. The next two chapters relate assessment in the context of esthetic education and evaluation in the arts.... more...

  • Learning How to Fallby T Nikki Cesare Schotzko

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Beginning with Richard Drew’s controversial photograph of a man falling from the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11,?Learning How to Fall?investigates the changing relationship between world events and their subsequent documentation, asking: ? Does the mediatization of the event overwhelm the fact of the event itself? How... more...

  • Installation and the Moving Imageby Catherine Elwes

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    Film and video have a double nature; they create an illusory world, a reality elsewhere and a material presence that both dramatises and demystifies the magic trick of moving pictures. Since the 1960s, artists have systematically explored filmic and televisual phenomena in the controlled environments of galleries and museums, drawing on multiple antecedents... more...

  • Refiguring the Realby Christopher Braider

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 47.95 US$ 43.63

    In a major analysis of pictorial forms from the late Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, Christopher Braider argues that the painted image provides a metaphor and model for all other modes of expression in Western culture—particularly literature, philosophy, religion, and science. Because critics have conventionally explained visual images in terms... more...

  • Art Meets Mathematics in the Fourth Dimensionby Stephen Leon Lipscomb

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 88.58

    To see objects that live in the fourth dimension we humans would need to add a fourth dimension to our three-dimensional vision. An example of such an object that lives in the fourth dimension is a hyper-sphere or “3-sphere.” The quest to imagine the elusive 3-sphere has deep historical roots: medieval poet Dante Alighieri used a 3-sphere to convey... more...