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Bad History and the Logics of Blockbuster Cinema

Titanic, Gangs of New York, Australia, Inglourious Basterds

by Patrick McGee

In his latest book, Patrick McGee argues for the political and social significance of mass culture through the interpretation of four recent big-budget movies:<span style="font-style: italic">T<span style="font-style: italic">itanic,<span ...

ISBN: 9781137012524

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Black Magic Woman and Narrative Film

Race, Sex and Afro-Religiosity

by Montré Aza Missouri

<p >Contributing to emerging scholarship on representations of race, gender, sexuality and religion in film and media, <span style="font-style:italic;" >Black Magic Woman</span><span style="font-style:italic;" > </span>focuses on the 'tragic ...

ISBN: 9781137454195

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Blood Mystic

by George Gittoes

<p>George Gittoes defies categorisation as his life defies belief. One thing is certain: Gittoes is the greatest Australian hero working today and his epic story must be told.</p> <p>Equal parts artist and warrior, George is world-famous for ...

ISBN: 9781760550523

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Bosch

by Virginia Pitts Rembert

<p>"Long before computer games were invented, Hiëronymus Bosch was painting terrifying, yet strangely likable, monsters, often with a touch of humour. His works are assertive statements about the mental dangers that befalls those who abandon the

ISBN: 9781781605967

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Brazilian Bodies and Their Choreographies of Identification

Swing Nation

by Dr Cristina F. Rosa

<p ><span style="font-style:italic;" >Brazilian Bodies and their Choreographies of Identification</span> retraces a method of swaying the body, particular to Brazil, which is commonly known as <span style="font-style:italic;" >ginga</span>. The ...

ISBN: 9781137462282

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British Theatre and the Great War, 1914 – 1919

New Perspectives

by Dr Andrew Maunder

<EM>British Theatre and the Great War</EM> examines how theatre in its various forms adapted itself to the new conditions of 1914-1919. Contributors discuss the roles played by the theatre industry. They draw on a range of source materials to ...

ISBN: 9781137402011

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British TV Comedies

Cultural Concepts, Contexts and Controversies

by Juergen Kamm & Birgit Neumann

This collection offers an exciting overview of British TV comedies, ranging from the beginnings of sitcoms in the 1950s to the current boom of 'Britcoms'. It provides in-depth analyses of major comedies, systematically addressing their aesthetic

ISBN: 9781137552969

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Choreographing Problems

Expressive Concepts in European Contemporary Dance and Performance

by Dr Bojana Cvejic

<p ><span style="font-style:italic;" >Choreographing Problems: Expressive Concepts in European Contemporary Dance and Performance</span> illuminates the relationship between the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and experimental dance and performance

ISBN: 9781137437402

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Cinematic Geographies and Multicultural Spectatorship in America

by Amy Lynn Corbin

Exploration, intertwined with home-seeking, has always defined America. Geographic variation and a mobile populace have meant that America is always searching for a home, yet in love with travel. Here, Corbin argues that a wide swath of films ...

ISBN: 9781137479730

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Classical Myth on Screen

by Monica S. Cyrino & Meredith E. Safran

An examination of how screen texts in the contemporary media landscape embrace, refute, and reinvent the cultural heritage of classical antiquity, this volume looks at specific story patterns and archetypes from Greco-Roman culture that are ...

ISBN: 9781137486028

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Cognitive Grammar

A Basic Introduction

by Ronald W. Langacker

<p>This book fills a long standing need for a basic introduction to Cognitive Grammar that is current, authoritative, comprehensive, and approachable. It presents a synthesis that draws together and refines the descriptive and theoretical ...

ISBN: 9780199887200

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Colour and Line in Watercolour

Working with pen, ink and mixed media

by Glen Scouller

<p>Glen Scouller’s paintings are full of vibrant colour and light. In Colour and Line in Watercolour – his first book – he explains how he achieves these effects. He combines traditional watercolour techniques with adding pen and ink, pastels ...

ISBN: 9781849944113

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Complete Works of Peter Paul Rubens (Delphi Classics)

by Peter Paul Rubens & Delphi Classics

<p><strong>Few artists achieve in their lives the wealth and fame of Sir Peter Paul Rubens, whose beautiful Baroque works were celebrated for their emphasised movement, colour and sensuality. Delphi’s Masters of Art Series presents the world’s ...

ISBN: 9781910630891

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Complete Works of Raphael (Delphi Classics)

by Raphael Sanzio

<p><strong>Celebrated for his clarity of form, ease of composition and the sublime beauty of his ‘Madonnas’, Raphael is the epitome of the High Renaissance genius. In spite of his untimely death, he left behind a large body of work that would ...

ISBN: 9781910630884

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Complete Works of Titian (Delphi Classics)

by Delphi Classics

<p><strong>The most prominent exponent of Venetian art, Titian was equally adept with portraits and landscapes, as well as mythological and religious subjects. His celebrated use of colour would exercise a profound influence on future ...

ISBN: 9781910630914

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Conceptual Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Art

by David W. Galenson

<p>From Picasso's Cubism and Duchamp's readymades to Warhol's silkscreens and Smithson's earthworks, the art of the twentieth century broke completely with earlier artistic traditions. A basic change in the market for advanced art produced a ...

ISBN: 9780511699795

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Constable

by Victoria Charles

<p>"John Constable (1776 1837) is arguably the best-loved of English artists, his fame and popularity are rivalled only by those of his great contemporary, J M W Turner. But like Turner, his reputation rests on a handful of very well-known ...

ISBN: 9781781606070

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Contemporary Japanese Women’s Theatre and Visual Arts

Performing Girls’ Aesthetics

by Nobuko Anan

Nobuko Anan explores what she calls 'girls' aesthetics'—the resistance to female material bodies—in<EM> Contemporary Japanese Women's Theatre and Visual Arts: Performing Girls' Aesthetics</EM>. By engaging with a wide range of theatre, dance, ...

ISBN: 9781137372994

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Contracts, Patronage and Mediation

The Articulation of Global and Local in the South African Recording Industry

by Dr Tuulikki Pietilä

<SPAN style="FONT-STYLE: italic">Contracts, Patronage and Mediation </SPAN>studies the long-term developments in the South African recording industry. It adds to the existing literature an understanding of the prevalence of informal negotiations

ISBN: 9781137562333

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Creative Communities

Regional Inclusion and the Arts

by Janet McDonald & Robert Mason

<p>This is the first major collection to reimagine and analyse the role of the creative arts in building resilient and inclusive regional communities. Bringing together Australia’s leading theorists in the creative industries, as well as case ...

ISBN: 9781783205141

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