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Performance art books

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Madness, Art, and Society Beyond Illness by Anna Harpin Madness, Art, and Society Beyond Illness

How is madness experienced, treated, and represented? How might art think around - and beyond - psychiatric definitions of illness and wellbeing? Madness, Art, and Society engages with artistic practices from theatre and live art to graphic fiction, charting a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/01/2018

What Makes That Black? The African American Aesthetic in American Expressive Culture by Luana What Makes That Black? The African American Aesthetic in American Expressive Culture


Format: Paperback - Released: 24/01/2018

Madness, Art, and Society Beyond Illness by Anna Harpin Madness, Art, and Society Beyond Illness

How is madness experienced, treated, and represented? How might art think around - and beyond - psychiatric definitions of illness and wellbeing? Madness, Art, and Society engages with artistic practices from theatre and live art to graphic fiction, charting a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/01/2018

Memos from a Theatre Lab: Spaces, Relationships, and Immersive Theatre by Nandita Dinesh Memos from a Theatre Lab: Spaces, Relationships, and Immersive Theatre


Format: Hardback - Released: 17/01/2018

Sam Shepard V8 Pt 4 by Callens Sam Shepard V8 Pt 4

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/12/2017

Performing Interdisciplinarity Working Across Disciplinary Boundaries Through an Active Aesthetic by Experience Bryon Performing Interdisciplinarity Working Across Disciplinary Boundaries Through an Active Aesthetic

Performing Interdisciplinarity proposes new ways of engaging with performance as it crosses, collides with, integrates and/or disturbs other disciplinary concerns. From Activism and Political Philosophy to Cognitive Science and Forensics, each chapter explores the relationships between performance and another discipline....
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/12/2017

Performing Interdisciplinarity Working Across Disciplinary Boundaries Through an Active Aesthetic by Experience Bryon Performing Interdisciplinarity Working Across Disciplinary Boundaries Through an Active Aesthetic

Performing Interdisciplinarity proposes new ways of engaging with performance as it crosses, collides with, integrates and/or disturbs other disciplinary concerns. From Activism and Political Philosophy to Cognitive Science and Forensics, each chapter explores the relationships between performance and another discipline....
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/12/2017

Play with Purpose Lessac Kinesensics in Action by Marth Munro Play with Purpose Lessac Kinesensics in Action


Format: Paperback - Released: 06/12/2017

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In the Balance Indigeneity, Performance, Globalization by Helen Gilbert In the Balance Indigeneity, Performance, Globalization

Ethical touchstone or thorny complication, indigeneity matters in global debates about natural resources, heritage, governance, belonging and social justice. Through film, music, endurance performance, exhibitions and repatriation practices, as well as the deft appropriation of hip-hop, karaoke and reality TV,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/04/2018

Abject Performances Aesthetic Strategies in Latino Cultural Production by Leticia Alvarado Abject Performances Aesthetic Strategies in Latino Cultural Production

Leticia Alvarado explores how Latino artists and cultural producers have developed and deployed an irreverent aesthetics of abjection to resist assimilation and disrupt respectability politics.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2018

Abject Performances Aesthetic Strategies in Latino Cultural Production by Leticia Alvarado Abject Performances Aesthetic Strategies in Latino Cultural Production

Leticia Alvarado explores how Latino artists and cultural producers have developed and deployed an irreverent aesthetics of abjection to resist assimilation and disrupt respectability politics.
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/05/2018

Performance Now Live Art for the Twenty-First Century by RoseLee Goldberg Performance Now Live Art for the Twenty-First Century

A landmark publication documenting the development of performance by visual artists since the turn of the twenty-first century
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/07/2018

Other books in this genre

Moliere Today 2 by Michael Spingler Moliere Today 2

The refusal on the part of academic critics to recognize the primacy of farce in Moliere's theatre is contradicted by wide spread theatrical pracitce. These essays develop the argument that Moliere needs to be rescued from the pantheon of classical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/11/2017

Masquerading Politics Kinship, Gender, and Ethnicity in a Yoruba Town by John Thabiti Willis Masquerading Politics Kinship, Gender, and Ethnicity in a Yoruba Town

In West Africa, especially among Yoruba people, masquerades have the power to kill enemies, appoint kings, and grant fertility. John Thabiti Willis takes a close look at masquerade traditions in the Yoruba town of Otta, exploring transformations in performers, performances,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/11/2017

Masquerading Politics Kinship, Gender, and Ethnicity in a Yoruba Town by John Thabiti Willis Masquerading Politics Kinship, Gender, and Ethnicity in a Yoruba Town

In West Africa, especially among Yoruba people, masquerades have the power to kill enemies, appoint kings, and grant fertility. John Thabiti Willis takes a close look at masquerade traditions in the Yoruba town of Otta, exploring transformations in performers, performances,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/11/2017

Club 57 Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983 by Ronald S. Magliozzi, Sophie Cavoulacos Club 57 Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983
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Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

Sam Shepard V8 Pt 3 by Johan Callens Sam Shepard V8 Pt 3

These issues consist of the edited Proceedings of the Shepard conference, organized by the Belgian-Luxembourg American Studies Association and the Free University of Brussels (VUB), which took place in Brussels, 28-30 May 1993. It will be of interest to undergraduates...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2017

Histories of Performance Documentation Museum, Artistic, and Scholarly Practices by Gabriella Giannachi Histories of Performance Documentation Museum, Artistic, and Scholarly Practices

Histories of Performance Documentation traces the many ways in which museums have approached performance works from the 1960s onwards, considering the unique challenges of documenting live events. From hybrid and interactive arts, to games and virtual and mixed reality performance,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Performing Presence Between the Live and the Simulated by Gabriella Giannachi, Nick Kaye Performing Presence Between the Live and the Simulated
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Performing presence: Between the live and the simulated proposes that the advent of new media forms, and the increasing integration of contemporary performance and media, has generated new engagements, practices and understandings of presence. Addressing new media art and performance,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

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