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  • 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...

  • Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissanceby Cary D. Wintz; Paul Finkelman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 235.00

    From the music of Louis Armstrong to the portraits by Beauford Delaney, the writings of Langston Hughes to the debut of the musical Show Boat, the Harlem Renaissance is one of the most significant developments in African-American history in the twentieth century. The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, in two-volumes and over 635 entries, is... more...

  • Letters from Linda M. Montanoby Linda M. Montano

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    Letters from Linda M. Montano is an anthology of writings by one of the seminal performance artists of the last century. It provides an autobiographical and historical record of Montano's artistic practice over the last thirty years, collecting together stories, fairytales, letters, interviews, manifestos and other previously unpublished writings.... more...

  • Postmodernism: A Very Short Introductionby Christopher Butler

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 7.99

    Postmodernism has been a buzzword of contemporary society for the last decade. But how can it be defined? In this Very Short Introduction Christopher Butler challenges and explores the key ideas of postmodernists, and their engagement with theory, literature, the visual arts, film, architecture, and music. more...

  • Primitivist Modernismby Sieglinde Lemke

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 144.99

    This book explores a rich cultural hybridity at the heart of transatlantic modernism. Focusing on cubism, jazz, and Josephine Baker's performance in the Danse Sauvage , Sieglinde Lemke uncovers a crucial history of white and black intercultural exchange, a phenomenon until now greatly obscured by a cloak of whiteness. Considering artists and critics... more...

  • Corpus Delectiby Coco Fusco

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    The most comprehensive volume on performance art from the Americas to have appeared in English, Corpus Delecti is a unique collection of historical and critical studies of contemporary Latin performance. Drawing on live art from the 1960s to the present day, these fascinating essays explore the impact of Latin American politics, popular culture and... more...

  • Performing the Body/Performing the Textby Amelia Jones; Andrew Stephenson Nfa; Andrew Stephenson

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 52.95

    This book explores the new performativity in art theory and practice, examining ways of rethinking interpretive processes in visual culture. Since the 1960s, visual art practices - from body art to minimalism - have taken contemporary art outside the museum and gallery; by embracing theatricality and performance and exploding the boundaries set by... more...

  • Bloomsbury and Franceby Mary Ann Caws; Sarah Bird Wright

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 23.99

    "Bloomsbury on the Mediterranean," is how Vanessa Bell described France in a letter to her sister, Virginia Woolf. Remarking on the vivifying effect of Cassis, Woolf herself said, "I will take my mind out of its iron cage and let it swim.... Complete heaven, I think it." Yet until now there has never been a book that focused on the profound influence... more...

  • Secrecy in Japanese Artsby Maki Isaka Morinaga

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 110.00

    Exploring the Japanese tradition of hidden (or the secret transmission of) knowledge within a closed and often hereditary group, the author investigates how esoteric practices function, how people make meaning of their practices, and how this form of esotericism survived into the modern age. These questions are examined through the use of esoteric... more...

  • Contract with the Skinby Kathy O’Dell

    University of Minnesota Press 1998; US$ 82.50

    Focusing on 1970s performance artists Vito Acconci, Chris Burden, Gina Pane, and collaborators Marina Abramovi`c[accent over c]/Ulay as well as those with similar sensibilities from the late 1980s onward (Bob Flanagan, David Wojnarowicz, Simon Leung, Catherine Opie, Ron Athey, Lutz Bacher, and Robby Garfinkel), O’Dell provides photographic documentation... more...