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  • Engaging Artby Steven J. Tepper; Bill Ivey

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    Engaging Art explores what it means to participate in the arts in contemporary society – from museum attendance to music downloading.  Drawing on the perspectives of experts from diverse fields (including Princeton scholars Robert Wuthnow and Paul DiMaggio; Barry Schwartz, author of The Paradox of Choice ; and MIT scholars Henry Jenkins and Mark... more...

  • Die böse Formby Karen Bofinger

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 25.00

    Ein blutverschmierter Duschvorhang, ein Feuerzeug, das ein Flugzeug im Anflug auf die Twin Towers zeigt, plüschige Penis-Puschen: Die heutige Warenwelt ist geprägt von Stilvielfalt, Ironie und Trash – dem sogenannten schlechten Geschmack sind keine Grenzen gesetzt. Dieses Buch geht der seltsamen Faszination des Skurrilen, Ekligen und... more...

  • Uncertainties, Mysteries, Doubtsby Robert Snell

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    What is it to listen? How do we hear? How do we allow meanings to emerge between each other? 'This book is about what Freud called "freely" or "evenly suspended attention", a form of listening, a kind of receptive incomprehension, which is fundamental and mandatory for the practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. The author steps outside the... more...

  • Aesthetic Modernism and Masculinity in Fascist Italyby John Champagne

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Aesthetic Modernism and Masculinity in Fascist Italy is an interdisciplinary historical re-reading of a series of representative texts that complicate our current understanding of the portrayal of masculinity in the Italian fascist era. Examining paintings, films, music and literature in light of some of the ideological and material contradictions... more...

  • The Imagining of Community in the Arts of Guatemalaby David B Greene

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 149.95

    This book studies three types of Guatemalan art that represent imagines of community. The particular techniques and structure of each set of works project an imagining of community that is unique to those pieces. Studying the pieces together lays the groundwork for re-imagining the relation of arts and society. This book contains nineteen color photographs. more...

  • Travels in Intermedialityby Bernd Herzogenrath

    Dartmouth College Press 2012; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.29

    The cooperation and collaboration between media, art forms, and cultural studies more...

  • A Curious Intimacyby Lois Oppenheim

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 80.00

    What can neuroscience contribute to the psychodynamic understanding of creativity and the imagination? A Curious Intimacy is an innovative study into the interrelation between art and neuro-psychoanalysis which significantly narrows the divide between the humanities and the sciences. Situating our grasp of the creative mind within the historical... more...

  • The Dirty Side of Glamourby Tyler Shields

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 19.99

    With more than 130 raw and revolutionary photographs, The Dirty Side of Glamour showcases Tyler Shields’s unrestrained creative spirit and offers a visual commentary on fame, excess, youth, the trappings of celebrity, and the power of letting go. more...

  • Cultural Production and Change in Kenyaby Kimani Njogu

    Twaweza Communications 2007; US$ 31.35

    Art, Culture and Society Vol 1 is the first in a series of books to be published by Twaweza Communications on the relationship between art and society, with special reference to Kenya. It is part of a cultural leadership initiative being undertaken by the organization through a reexamination of the arts as they are produced and studied. This volume... more...