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Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning

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Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning

Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning by Pamela J Sachant
English | Sep. 30, 2016 | ISBN: 1940771293 | 299 Pages | PDF | 201 MB

Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of Art. Authored by four USG faculty members with advance degrees in the arts, this textbooks offers up-to-date original scholarship. It includes over 400 high-quality images illustrating the history of art, its technical applications, and its many uses.

The Intelligence Of Moving Bodies - A Somatic View Of Life And Its Consequences

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The Intelligence Of Moving Bodies - A Somatic View Of Life And Its Consequences

The Intelligence Of Moving Bodies - A Somatic View Of Life And Its Consequences by Carl Ginsburg
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0982423500 | 304 pages | scanned PDF | 161 MB

Why Are Artists Poor?: The Exceptional Economy of the Arts (Repost)

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Why Are Artists Poor?: The Exceptional Economy of the Arts (Repost)

Hans Abbing, "Why Are Artists Poor?: The Exceptional Economy of the Arts"
English | 2004 | ISBN: 9053565655 | PDF | pages: 369 | 2.3 mb

The Rationality of Feeling

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The Rationality of Feeling

David Best, "The Rationality of Feeling"
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1138007560 | PDF | pages: 233 | 8.2 mb

Picasso and Truth: From Cubism to Guernica (The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts)(Repost)

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Picasso and Truth: From Cubism to Guernica (The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts)(Repost)

Picasso and Truth: From Cubism to Guernica (The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts) by T. J. Clark
English | 2013 | ISBN: 0691157413 | 344 Pages | DJVU | 9.02 MB

Alienation Effects: Performance and Self-Management in Yugoslavia, 1945-91 (Theater: Theory/Text/Performance)

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Alienation Effects: Performance and Self-Management in Yugoslavia, 1945-91 (Theater: Theory/Text/Performance)

Alienation Effects: Performance and Self-Management in Yugoslavia, 1945-91 (Theater: Theory/Text/Performance) by Branislav Jakovljevic
English | June 13, 2016 | ISBN: 0472073141 | 384 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

In the 1970s, Yugoslavia emerged as a dynamic environment for conceptual and performance art. At the same time, it pursued its own form of political economy of socialist self-management. Alienation Effects argues that a deep relationship existed between the democratization of the arts and industrial democracy, resulting in a culture difficult to classify. The book challenges the assumption that the art emerging in Eastern Europe before 1989 was either “official” or “dissident” art; and shows that the break up of Yugoslavia was not a result of “ancient hatreds” among its peoples but instead came from the distortion and defeat of the idea of self-management.

Marshall Plan Modernism : Italian Postwar Abstraction and the Beginnings of Autonomia

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Marshall Plan Modernism : Italian Postwar Abstraction and the Beginnings of Autonomia

Marshall Plan Modernism : Italian Postwar Abstraction and the Beginnings of Autonomia
by Jaleh Mansoor
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0822362457 | 296 Pages | True PDF | 11.8 MB

Focusing on the work of Italian artists Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri, and Piero Manzoni, Jaleh Mansoor demonstrates and reveals how abstract painting in post-WWII Italy critiqued the economic violence of the Marshall Plan and American hegemony, broke with fascist-associated futurism, and anticipated Italian social unrest in the 1960 and 1970s.

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Visions of Avant-Garde Film: Polish Cinematic Experiments from Expressionism to Constructivism

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Visions of Avant-Garde Film: Polish Cinematic Experiments from Expressionism to Constructivism

Visions of Avant-Garde Film: Polish Cinematic Experiments from Expressionism to Constructivism by Kamila Kuc
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0253023971, 0253024021 | 248 pages | PDF | 87,6 MB

Screens (The Key Debates: Mutations and Appropriations in European Film Studies)

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Screens (The Key Debates: Mutations and Appropriations in European Film Studies)

Screens (The Key Debates: Mutations and Appropriations in European Film Studies) by Dominique Chateau
English | Aug. 15, 2016 | ISBN: 9462981906 | 358 Pages | PDF | 25 MB

We live in an era of screens. No longer just the place where we view movies or watch TV at night, screens are now ubiquitous, the source of the majority of information we consume daily, and a crucial component of our basic interactions with colleagues, friends, and family. And this transformation has happened almost without us realizing it—and certainly without the full theoretical and intellectual analysis it deserves.

Humour and Irony in Dutch Post-War Fiction Film (Framing Film)

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Humour and Irony in Dutch Post-War Fiction Film (Framing Film)

Humour and Irony in Dutch Post-War Fiction Film (Framing Film) by Peter Verstraten
English | Apr. 15, 2016 | ISBN: 9089649433 | 480 Pages | PDF | 7 MB

Dutch cinema is typically treated only in terms of prewar films or documentaries, leaving postwar fictional film largely understudied. At the same time, a Hollandse School, first named in the 1980s, has developed through deadpan, ironic films like those of director and actor Alex van Warmerdam.

The Permanent Crisis of Film Criticism: The Anxiety of Authority (Film Theory in Media History)

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The Permanent Crisis of Film Criticism: The Anxiety of Authority (Film Theory in Media History)

The Permanent Crisis of Film Criticism: The Anxiety of Authority (Film Theory in Media History) by Mattias Frey
English | Sep. 15, 2015 | ISBN: 9089647171 | 196 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

Film criticism is in crisis. Bemoaning the current anarchy of Internet amateurs and the lack of authoritative critics in a time of laid-off film reporters, many journalists and scholars claim that cultural commentary has become dumbed down and fragmented in the digital age.

Feminisms: Diversity, Difference and Multiplicity in Contemporary Film Cultures (The Key Debates: Mutations and Appropriations

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Feminisms: Diversity, Difference and Multiplicity in Contemporary Film Cultures (The Key Debates: Mutations and Appropriations

Feminisms: Diversity, Difference and Multiplicity in Contemporary Film Cultures (The Key Debates: Mutations and Appropriations in European Film Studies) by Laura Mulvey
English | Sep. 15, 2016 | ISBN: 9089646760 | 277 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

This collection brings together an exciting group of established and emerging scholars to consider the history of feminist film theory and new developments in the field and in film culture itself.

After the Break: Television Theory Today (Amsterdam University Press - Televisual Culture)

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After the Break: Television Theory Today (Amsterdam University Press - Televisual Culture)

After the Break: Television Theory Today (Amsterdam University Press - Televisual Culture) by Marijke de Valck
English | Aug. 15, 2013 | ISBN: 9089645225 | 204 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

Television is evolving rapidly. How, then, might we respond to television today in light of its past? And do the old theoretical concepts still apply, or must we invent a new framework for this mutable medium? To answer these fundamental questions, the contributors to this provocative collection examine diverse case studies, including up-to-date scholarship on the current television zeitgeist, nostalgic programming on broadcast television, YouTube, and public television art programming of the 1980s.

Subjectivity: Filmic Representation and the Spectator's Experience (European Film Studies - Key Debates)

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Subjectivity: Filmic Representation and the Spectator's Experience (European Film Studies - Key Debates)

Subjectivity: Filmic Representation and the Spectator's Experience (European Film Studies - Key Debates) by Dominique Chateau
English | Feb. 29, 2012 | ISBN: 9089643176 | 273 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

With the rise of French and Italian New Wave cinema, the concept of subjectivity came to the forefront of film criticism and theory. The subjective camera allows for the audience to experience film in a wholly different way, manipulating or enriching viewers and forcing them to engage with film as a medium. Subjectivity advances the debate over its role in the history, philosophy, and culture of cinema.

Preserving and Exhibiting Media Art: Challenges and Perspectives (AUP - Framing Film)

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Preserving and Exhibiting Media Art: Challenges and Perspectives (AUP - Framing Film)

Preserving and Exhibiting Media Art: Challenges and Perspectives (AUP - Framing Film) by Julia Noordegraaf
English | May 15, 2013 | ISBN: 9089642919 | 429 Pages | PDF | 14 MB

This vibrantly illustrated introduction to the emerging field of the preservation and presentation of media art brings together the contributions of authors from all over Europe and the United States.