The Video Art Of Sylvia Safdie

Eric Lewis is associate professor of philosophy at McGill University and the director of the McGill Center for the Critical Study of Improvisation. The Video Art of Sylvia Safdie brings into focus the complete video oeuvre of a pioneering Canadian artist. Tracing the development of Safdie's work and its implications for the future of media art, this volume provides a stunning perspective on her videos and sets a new standard for the ...

Artists And Signatures In Ancient Greece

The practice of signing works of art, which begins in the eighth century BCE, sets the Greeks apart from most other peoples of the ancient world. This book offers insight into Greek conceptions of art, the artist, and artistic originality by examining the phenomenon of artists' signatures in ancient Greece.  The Greeks inscribed their works of art and craft with labels identifying mythological or historical figures, bits of poetry, a...

Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide To Creating Imaginative Fiction

This all-new definitive guide to writing imaginative fiction takes a completely novel approach and fully exploits the visual nature of fantasy through original drawings, maps, renderings, and exercises to create a spectacularly beautiful and inspiring object. Employing an accessible, example-rich approach,Wonderbook energizes and motivates while also providing practical, nuts-and-bolts information needed to improve as a writer. Aimed...

Indians And Wannabes: Native American Powwow Dancing In The Northeast And Beyond

“An excellent introduction to the many complexities and facets of powwows. It entices the reader to recognize the importance of bodies in motion—in particular, dance—in forging social worlds and mediating power relations.”—Zoila Mendoza, author of Creating Our Own: Folklore, Performance, and Identity in Cuzco, Peru “An outstanding interpretation of Native American powwow dancing that reveals its significance in the context of colonia...

Unofficial Art In The Soviet Union

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Dancing At The Louvre

YA-This book, which is designed to accompany a traveling exhibition of Faith Ringgold's work, gives YAs an opportunity to observe the stylistic, social, and political development of the African-American artist, writer, and storyteller. Essays by members of the art community present views of Ringgold's work and influences. The highlight of the book is the section of fine-quality full-color plates of the artist's unique and beautiful c...

The Path Of Humility: Caravaggio And Carlo Borromeo

The Path of Humility: Caravaggio and Carlo Borromeo establishes a fundamental relationship between the Franciscan humility of Archbishop of Milan Carlo Borromeo and the Roman sacred works of Caravaggio. This is the first book to consider and focus entirely upon these two seemingly anomalous personalities of the Counter-Reformation. The import of Caravaggio’s Lombard artistic heritage has long been seen as pivotal to the development o...

Interactive Composition: Strategies Using Ableton Live And Max For Live

The authors' simple and direct approach to teaching how to use these powerful tools within a single environment will empower anyone to experiment with his/her own musical creativity and expressiveness. Interactive Composition empowers readers with all of the practical skills and insights they need to compose and perform electronic popular music in a variety of popular styles. The book begins by introducing all of the tools involved i...

The Aesthetics Of Strangeness

This book provides a corrective to existing scholarship on eccentric artists by reconsidering the sudden and dramatic emergence of aesthetic strangeness during the mid Edo period. It explains how through the period, eccentricity and madness developed and

Poetry In Painting: Writings On Contemporary Arts And Aesthetics

The first book by Hélène Cixous on painting and the contemporary arts. This collection gathers most of Hélène Cixous' texts devoted to contemporary artists, such as the painter Nancy Spero, the photographer Andres Serrano, the visual artist Roni Horn, the fashion designer Sonia Rykiel and the choreographer Karine Saporta, among others. The artworks belong to different genres and media - photography, painting, installations, film, cho...