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Michelangelo

by Eugène Müntz

Michelangelo, like Leonardo, was a man of many talents; sculptor, architect, painter and poet, he made the apotheosis of muscular movement, which to him was the physical manifestation of passion. He moulded his draughtsmanship, bent it, twisted ...

ISBN: 9781781606124

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Mondrian

by Jp. A. Calosse

Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), who can be assigned to the school of classical modernism, was born in Amersfort, Netherlands. After studying in Amsterdam, he started his artist´s career in the impressionist style as a figure and landscape painter. ...

ISBN: 9781781606018

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Morris Graves

Selected Letters

by Vicki Halper & Lawrence Fong

<p>Morris Graves is a major American painter with roots in the Pacific Northwest. Morris Graves: Selected Letters draws on a vast cache of the his unpublished correspondence, dating from his teenage years until his death in 2001. Few visual ...

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Munch

by Patrick Bade

Edvard Munch, born in 1863, was Norway's most popular artist. His brooding and anguished paintings, based on personal grief and obsessions, were instrumental in the development of Expressionism. During his childhood, the death of his parents, ...

ISBN: 9781781606155

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New Orleans Rhythm and Blues After Katrina

Music, Magic and Myth

by Michael Urban

<p>Music, magic and myth are elements essential to the identities of New Orleans musicians. The city's singular contributions to popular music around the world have been unrivaled; performing this music authentically requires collective ...

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On the Fascination of Objects

Greek and Etruscan Art in the Shefton Collection

by John Boardman, Andrew Parkin & Sally Waite

<p>The Shefton Collection in Newcastle upon Tyne contains a fine array of Greek and Etruscan objects and takes its name from its founder Professor Brian Shefton (1919 – 2012). In spite of the importance of this collection it has not been widely ...

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Oscar Wilde's Society Plays

by Michael Y. Bennett

As the first collection of essays specifically about Oscar Wilde's comedies, the contributors re-evaluate Oscar Wilde's society plays as "comedies of manners" to see whether this is actually an apt way to read Wilde's most emblematic plays. ...

ISBN: 9781137410948

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Painter of Pedigree

Thomas Weaver of Shrewsbury – Animal Artist of the Agricultural Revolution

by Lawrence Trevelyan Weaver

<p>The industrial and agricultural revolutions transformed the face of Britain. Fiery blast furnaces, pit-head steam engines and fuming lime-kilns scarred a landscape cut across by canals, turnpikes and railways. Within enclosed pasture and ...

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Painting the Town Red

Politics and the Arts During the 1919 Hungarian Soviet Republic

by Bob Dent

<p>The intensely political cultural production that erupted during Hungary's short-lived Soviet Republic of 1919 encompassed music, art, literature, film and theatre. Painting the Town Red is the little-known history of these developments.*BR* ...

ISBN: 9781786802736

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Paris Postcards

The Golden Age

by Leonard Pitt

<p>This collection of postcards provides a window into a world now lost forever: Paris in its golden age. Leonard Pitt’s selection offers a stimulating view of an era in which both Paris and the ‘carte postale’ were in vogue. Pitt’s choice of ...

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Performances of Capitalism, Crises and Resistance

Inside/Outside Europe

by Marilena Zaroulia & Philip Hager

<p >This engaging study examines the issue of crisis in European performance since the collapse of global financial markets in 2008. The book's chapters examine diverse performances of crisis primarily in three cities with a loaded past and ...

ISBN: 9781137379382

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Performing Palimpsest Bodies

Postmemory Theatre Experiments in Mexico

by Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

<p>Proposing the innovative concept of palimpsest bodies to interpret provocative theatre and performance experiments that explore issues of cultural memory, bodies of history, archives, repertoires and performing remains, Ruth Hellier-Tinoco ...

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Performing Process

Sharing Dance and Choreographic Practice

by Emma Meehan & Hetty Blades

<p>Choreographic process is increasingly examined, shared and discussed in a variety of academic, artistic and performative contexts. More than ever before, post-show discussions, artistic blogs, books, archives, seminars and sharings provide ...

ISBN: 9781783208968

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Photography, Music and Memory

Pieces of the Past in Everyday Life

by Emily Keightley & Michael Pickering

The two most salient technologies of remembering in everyday life are photography and recorded music. <SPAN style="FONT-STYLE: italic">Photography, Music and Memory</SPAN> is a refreshing ethnographic study in which Michael Pickering and Emily ...

ISBN: 9781137441225

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Picasso

by Jp. A. Calosse

<p>Picasso was born a Spaniard and, so they say, began to draw before he could speak. As an infant he was instinctively attracted to artist’s tools. In early childhood he could spend hours in happy concentration drawing spirals with a sense and ...

ISBN: 9781781605912

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Withnail and I

by Bruce Robinson

<p>Bruce Robinson's celebrated cult comedy.</p> <p>This original screenplay is the sourcebook for these ubiquitous quotes about Withnail and his unnamed house-mate &quot;I&quot; (or &quot;Marwood&quot;, as he appears in the script), acting ...

ISBN: 9781408877319

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Planet Cosplay

Costume Play, Identity and Global Fandom

by Paul Mountfort, Anne Peirson-Smith & Adam Geczy

<p>This book examines cosplay from a set of ground-breaking disciplinary approaches, highlighting the latest and emerging discourses around this popular cultural practice. Planet Cosplay comprises chapters from scholars who are widely published ...

ISBN: 9781783209576

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Pollock

by Donald Wigal

Born in 1912, in a small town in Wyoming, Jackson Pollock embodied the American dream as the country found itself confronted with the realities of a modern era replacing the fading nineteenth century. Pollock left home in search of fame and ...

ISBN: 9781781606339

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Pornography and Seriality

The Culture of Producing Pleasure

by Sarah Schaschek

<p >Pornography is repetitious to a degree that is hard to find anywhere else in audiovisual culture. Characters, acts, and shots reappear endlessly in films and online clips. Why is this highly predictable material arousing at all? And why are ...

ISBN: 9781137359360

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Postcards from the Trenches

A German Soldier’s Testimony of the Great War

by Professor Irene Guenther

<p>German art student Otto Schubert was 22 years old when he was drafted into the Great War. As the conflict unfolded, he painted a series of postcards that he sent to his sweetheart, Irma. During the battles of Ypres and Verdun, Schubert filled

ISBN: 9781350015777

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