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  • Cultural Participationby Ann Rigney; Douwe W. Fokkema

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1993; US$ 165.00

    Culture is studied in this collection, not merely as a set of products, but in terms of the involvement of individuals and groups in the making and using of such products. A wide range of activities, from the reading and writing of poetry to watching soccer on television, is surveyed by an international group of scholars from diverse disciplines: cultural... more...

  • ARTSby Maria Burguete; Lui Lam

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 46.00 US$ 41.86

    This book treats arts as part of science, from the unified perspective of Science Matters. It contains 17 chapters, with 18 contributors who are prominent humanists, professional artists, or scientists. It consists of three parts: Part I: Philosophy and History of Arts; Part II: Arts in Action; Part III: Understanding Arts. The book is aimed at both... more...

  • I Must Not Think Bad Thoughtsby Mark Dery

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 25.00 US$ 21.25

    A head-spinning thrill ride through contemporary American culture more...

  • Women of the Underground: Artby Zora von Burden

    Manic D Press, Inc. 2012; US$ 16.99

    The unconventional, the radical, the subversive, the unorthodox: revealing interviews with underground women artists. more...

  • The Sociology of Art (Routledge Revivals)by Arnold Hauser

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1982, The Sociology of Art considers all forms of the arts, whether visual arts, literature, film, theatre or music from Bach to the Beatles. The last book to be completed by Arnold Hauser before his death in 1978, it is a total analysis of the spiritual forces of social expression, based upon comprehensive historical experience... more...

  • Art and Democracy in Post-Communist Europeby Piotr Piotrowski

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 32.00

    When the Iron Curtain fell in 1989, Eastern Europe saw a new era begin, and the widespread changes that followed extended into the world of art. Art and Democracy in Post-Communist Europe examines the art created in light of the profound political, social, economic, and cultural transformations that occurred in the former Eastern Bloc after the... more...

  • Performing the Iranian Stateby Staci Gem Scheiwiller

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 99.00

    This book discusses what it means to “perform the State,” what this action means in relation to the country of Iran and how these various performances are represented. more...

  • Das haptische Bildby Markus Rath; Jörg Trempler; Iris Wenderholm

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    Die körperlich-plastische Wirkung von Artefakten stellt eine maßgebliche Grundlage ihrer bildaktiven Kompetenz dar. Im Gegensatz zur Auffassung, dass Bilder als virtuelle Medien allein dem Visus verpflichtet seien, steht die Erkenntnis einer Bildwahrnehmung, die stets auf mehrere Sinne ausgerichtet ist. In diesem Band sind Beiträge versammelt,... more...

  • Synesthesia and the Artsby Dani Cavallaro

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00

    This study explores the relationship between synesthesia--the experience of a sensation in one perceptual domain triggering a sensation in another perceptual domain--and the arts (including painting, photography, music and literature). Its aim is twofold: to introduce readers as yet unfamiliar with synesthesia to this intriguing phenomenon by focusing... more...

  • The Politics of Dialogic Imaginationby Katsuya Hirano

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 75.00 US$ 63.75

    In  The Politics of Dialogic Imagination , Katsuya Hirano seeks to understand why, with its seemingly unrivaled power, the Tokugawa shogunate of early modern Japan tried so hard to regulate the ostensibly unimportant popular culture of Edo (present-day Tokyo)—including fashion, leisure activities, prints, and theater. He does so by examining... more...