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Perspective, Projections and Design: Technologies of Architectural Representation

by Mario Carpo & Frédérique Lemerle

This book discusses various aspects of image-making technologies, geometrical knowledge, and tools for architectural design, focusing in particular on two historical periods marked by comparable patterns of...


To the Actor: On the Technique of Acting

by Michael Chekhov & Mala Powers

A perfect handbook for professional and amateur actors and directors. Chekhov's simple and practical exercises are an absolute must for any theatre practitioner.


The Matter of Images: Essays on Representations

The Roman Remains of Northern and Eastern France: A Guidebook

by James Bromwich

This book provides a thorough, area by area companion to the region's wealth of monuments, excavations and artefacts, from Paris and Boulogne-sur-Mer to Strasbourg and Lyon. Over ninety sites are treated in...


Differencing the Canon: Feminism and the Writing of Art's Histories

by Griselda Pollock

In this major book, renowned art historian Griselda Pollock makes a compelling intervention into a debate at the very centre of feminist art history: should the traditional canon of the Old Masters be rejected,...


The Emptiness of the Image: Psychoanalysis and Sexual Differences

by Parveen Adams

Demonstrates that psychoanalytic theory retains an overwhelming explanatory strength in relation to questions of sexual difference and representation and shows how the issue of desire changes the way we can...


Cultures of Consumption

by Frank Mort

Examines the construction of images of masculinity and the effect they have on identity, sexuality and sexual politics. Influences from black and white culture are explored as well as the ironies of class, colour...


Weimar Cinema and After: Germany's Historical Imaginary

by Thomas Elsaesser

Offers a fresh perspective on this most 'national' of national cinemas, re-evaluating the arguments which view genres and movements as typically German contributions to twentieth century visual culture.


Performing Blackness: Enactments of African-American Modernism

by Kimberley W. Benston

Performing Blackness offers a challenging interpretation of black cultural expression since the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s, exploring drama, music, poetry, sermons, and criticism.


Design History: A Students' Handbook

by Dr Hazel Conway & Hazel Conway

Introductory text which guides the student of design history through the delights and difficulties of the subject, highlighting various approaches to study.


Outlooks: Lesbian and Gay Sexualities and Visual Cultures

by Peter Horne & Reina Lewis

A comprehensive exploration of what constitutes a lesbian and gay artist and what differentiates them from their audience.


The Politics of Making

by Mark Swenarton, Igea Troiani & Helena Webster

A unique collection of contemporary writings, this book explores the politics involved in the making and experiencing of architecture and cities from a cross-cultural and global perspective.


Erotic Ambiguities: The Female Nude in Art

by Helen McDonald

Art is always ambiguous. When it involves the female body it can also be erotic. Erotic Ambiguities is a study of how contemporary women artists have reconceptualised the figure of the female nude. Helen McDonald...


Screening the Past: Memory and Nostalgia in Cinema

by Pam Cook

From Mildred Pierce and Brief Encounter to Raging Bull and In the Mood for Love, this lively and accessible collection explores film culture's obsession with the past, offering searching and provocative analyses...


Lovesick: Modernist Plays of Same-Sex Love, 1894-1925

by Laurence Senelick

This volume makes available an international collection of plays, from Britain, the US, Germany, France and Russia, providing an essential and fascinating resource for anyone interested in the theatre culture...


Site-Specific Art: Performance, Place and Documentation

by Nick Kaye

Site-Specific Art charts the development of an experimental art form in an experimental way. Nick Kaye traces the fascinating historical antecedents of today's installation and performance art, while also assembling...


Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers

by Yvonne Tasker

From Luc Besson to Quentin Tarantino, this up-to-date guide examines the work, career and influence of some of today's most popular, original and influential cinematic voices.


Innovative Cities

by James Simmie

Innovative Cities presents a unique international comparison of innovation in London, Amsterdam, Milan, Paris and Stuttgart. It compares and contrasts the reasons why these cities are among the top ten innovative...


King Solomon's Ring

by Konrad Lorenz

A delightful treasury of observations and insights into the lives of all sorts of creatures, from jackdaws and water-shrews to dogs, cats and even wolves. It is a wonderfully written introduction to the world...


Shakespeare, the Movie II: Popularizing the Plays on Film, TV, Video and DVD

by Richard Burt & Lynda E. Boose

Following on from the phenomenally successful Shakespeare, The Movie, this volume brings together an invaluable new collection of essays on cinematic Shakespeares in the 1990s and beyond. Shakespeare, The Movie...