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The Arts in Canada

The Last Fifty Years

by Ben-Z. Shek & William Keith

<p>In this volume a baker's dozen of creative Canadians make personal responses to the state of the arts in Canada: Northrop Frye and Guy Rocher write on general cultural trends; Hugh MacLennan and Gérard Bessette on fiction; Ralph Gustafson and

ISBN: 9781487590758

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The Camera Does the Rest

How Polaroid Changed Photography

by Peter Buse

<p>In a world where nearly everyone has a cellphone camera capable of zapping countless instant photos, it can be a challenge to remember just how special and transformative Polaroid photography was in its day. And yet, there’s still something ...

ISBN: 9780226312163

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The Contemporaneity of Modernism

Literature, Media, Culture

by Michael D'Arcy & Mathias Nilges

<p>At a juncture in which art and culture are saturated with the forces of commodification, this book argues that problems, forms, and positions that defined modernism are crucially relevant to the condition of contemporary art and culture. The ...

ISBN: 9781317423645

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The DIY Movement in Art, Music and Publishing

Subjugated Knowledges

by Sarah Lowndes

<p>This book considers the history of Do It Yourself art, music and publishing, demonstrating how DIY strategies have transitioned from being marginal, to emergent, to embedded. Through secondary research, observation and 30 original interviews,

ISBN: 9781317555650

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The Global Work of Art

World's Fairs, Biennials, and the Aesthetics of Experience

by Caroline A. Jones

<p>Global biennials have proliferated in the contemporary art world, but artists’ engagement with large-scale international exhibitions has a much longer history that has influenced the present in important ways. Going back to the earliest ...

ISBN: 9780226291888

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The Malay Archipelago, Volume 1

by Alfred Russel Wallace

<p><em><strong>The Malay Archipelago</strong></em> is a book by the British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace which chronicles his scientific exploration, during the eight-year period 1854 to 1862, of the southern portion of the Malay Archipelago

ISBN: 9788832536874

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The Malay Archipelago, Volume 2

by Alfred Russel Wallace

<p><em><strong>The Malay Archipelago</strong></em> is a book by the British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace which chronicles his scientific exploration, during the eight-year period 1854 to 1862, of the southern portion of the Malay Archipelago

ISBN: 9788832537420

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The Political Aesthetics of the Armenian Avant-Garde

The Journey of the 'Painterly Real', 1987-2004

by Angela Harutyunyan

<p>This book addresses late-Soviet and post-Soviet art in Armenia in the context of turbulent transformations from the late 1980s to 2004. It explores the emergence of 'contemporary art' in Armenia from within and in opposition to the practices,

ISBN: 9781526114396

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The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials

Spectacles of Critique, Theory and Art

by Panos Kompatsiaris

<p>Contemporary art biennials are sites of prestige, innovation and experimentation, where the category of art is meant to be in perpetual motion, rearranged and redefined, opening itself to the world and its contradictions. They are sites of a ...

ISBN: 9781317290827

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The Power and Politics of Art in Postrevolutionary Mexico

by Stephanie J. Smith

<p>Stephanie J. Smith brings Mexican politics and art together, chronicling the turbulent relations between radical artists and the postrevolutionary Mexican state. The revolution opened space for new political ideas, but by the late 1920s many ...

ISBN: 9781469635699

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The Recording Machine

Art and Fact during the Cold War

by Joshua Shannon

<DIV><B>A revealing look at the irrevocable change in art during the 1960s and its relationship to the modern culture of fact</B><BR /><BR /> This refreshing and erudite book offers a new understanding of the transformation of photography and ...

ISBN: 9780300228441

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The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture

by Charissa N. Terranova & Meredith Tromble

<p><em>The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture</em> collects thirty essays from a transdisciplinary array of experts on biology in art and architecture. The book presents a diversity of hybrid art-and-science thinking, ...

ISBN: 9781317419501

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The Situationist International in Britain

Modernism, Surrealism, and the Avant-Garde

by Sam Cooper

<p>This book tells, for the first time, the story of the Situationist International’s influence and afterlives in Britain, where its radical ideas have been rapturously welcomed and fiercely resisted. The Situationist International presented ...

ISBN: 9781317190790

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The Stakes of Exposure

Anxious Bodies in Postwar Japanese Art

by Namiko Kunimoto

<DIV><P>How would artistic practice contribute to political change in post–World War II Japan? How could artists negotiate the imbalanced global dynamics of the art world and also maintain a sense of aesthetic and political authenticity? While ...

ISBN: 9781452953762

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The Synthetic Proposition

Conceptualism and the Political Referent in Contemporary Art

by Nizan Shaked

<p>The synthetic proposition examines the impact of Civil Rights, Black Power, the student, feminist and sexual-liberty movements on conceptualism and its legacies in the United States between the late 1960s and the 1990s. It focuses on the turn

ISBN: 9781526119421

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The Systemic Image

A New Theory of Interactive Real-Time Simulations

by Inge Hinterwaldner

<p><strong>A new conceptualization of the relationship between the systemic and the iconic in real-time simulations that distinguishes among four levels of forming.</strong></p> <p>Computer simulations conceive objects and situations ...

ISBN: 9780262335560

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The Taste of Art

Cooking, Food, and Counterculture in Contemporary Practices

by Silvia Bottinelli & Margherita d’Ayala Valva

<p><em>The Taste of Art</em> offers a sample of scholarly essays that examine the role of food in Western contemporary art practices. The contributors are scholars from a range of disciplines, including art history, philosophy, film studies, and

ISBN: 9781610756075

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The Unmaking of Home in Contemporary Art

by Claudette Lauzon

<p>In a world where the notion of home is more traumatizing than it is comforting, artists are using this literal and figurative space to reframe human responses to trauma.</p> <p>Building on the scholarship of key art historians and theorists ...

ISBN: 9781442621596

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The Utopian Globalists

Artists of Worldwide Revolution, 1919 - 2009

by Jonathan Harris

<p>An innovative history and critical account mapping the ways artists and their works have engaged with, and offered commentary on, modern spectacle in both capitalist and socialist modernism over the past ninety years.</p> <ul> <li>Focuses ...

ISBN: 9781118316795

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Touched Bodies

The Performative Turn in Latin American Art

by Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra

<p>What is the role of pleasure and pain in the politics of art? In <em>Touched Bodies</em>, Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra approaches this question as she examines the flourishing of live and intermedial performance in Latin America during times of ...

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