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  • The Aesthetics of Matterby Sarah Posman; Anne Reverseau; David Ayers; Sascha Bru; Benedikt Hjartarson

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 137.99

    It has often been argued that the arrival of the early-20th-century avant-gardes and modernisms coincided with an in-depth exploration of the materiality of art and writing. The European historical avant-gardes and modernisms excelled in their attempts to establish the specificity of media and art forms as well as in experimenting with... more...

  • The Freak-gardeby Robin Blyn

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 82.50

    The Freak-garde traces the arts of the freak show from P. T. Barnum to Matthew Barney, demonstrating how a form of mass culture entertainment became the basis for a distinctly American avant-garde tradition. Robin Blyn establishes innovative approaches to American avant-garde practices and embodiment and lays the foundation for a more nuanced understanding... more...

  • Colors of Enchantmentby Sherifa Zuhur

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 12.99

    In this companion volume to the successful Images of Enchantment: Visual and Performing Arts of the Middle East (AUC Press, 1998), historian and ethnomusicologist Sherifa Zuhur has once again commissioned and edited authoritative essays from noteworthy scholars from around the globe that explore the visual and performing arts in the Middle East.What... more...

  • Victorian Types, Victorian Shadows (Routledge Revivals)by George P. Landow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The importance of typology in the study of early modern literature has long been accepted, yet students of Victorian culture have paid little attention to it. First published in 1980, this study demonstrates how biblical typology, an apparently arcane interpretative mode, had profound effects on the secular culture of the Victorian age: its art, literature... more...

  • A Companion to Spanish Women's Studiesby Xon de Ros; Geraldine Hazbun

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 24.99

    An overview of the issues and critical debates in the field of Women's Studies within the area of peninsular Hispanism. more...

  • The Correspondence of Washington Allstonby Nathalia Wright

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Washington Allston (1779-1843), the first major American artist trained in Europe, produced important paintings, explored sculpture and architecture, and published poetry and art criticism. On his return to America he became influential in the cultural and intellectual life of New England. Allston "knew everyone" and corresponded with many of the... more...

  • 2015by Günter Berghaus

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    The Futurist art movement, founded by F.T. Marinetti in 1909, had a worldwide impact and made important contributions to avant-garde movements in many countries and artistic genres. This yearbook is designed to act as a medium of communication amongst a global community of Futurism scholars. It has an interdisciplinary orientation and... more...

  • Visual Cultureby Chris Jenks

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    In Visual Culture the 'visual' character of contemporary culture is explored in original and lively essays. The contributors look at advertising, film, painting and fine art, journalism, photography, television and propaganda. They argue that there is only a social, not a formal relation between vision and truth. more...

  • Cultural Revolution?by Bart Moore-Gilbert; Dr Bart Moore-Gilbert; John Seed

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 46.95

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Arts in the 1970sby Dr Bart Moore-Gilbert; Bart Moore-Gilbert

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Were the 1970s really `the devils decade'? Images of strikes, galloping inflation, rising unemployment and bitter social divisions evoke a period of unparalleled economic decline, political confrontation and social fragmentation. But how significant were the pessimism and self-doubt of the 1970s, and what was the legacy of its cultural conflicts? ... more...