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In Search of Admiration and Respect

Chinese Cultural Diplomacy in the United States, 1875–1974

Reframes cultural diplomacy as part of China's ongoing quest for modernity beyond wealth and power

Concrete Century

Julius Kahn and the Construction Revolution

The tale of concrete cities

Uncanny Creatures

Doll Thinking in Modern German Culture

How dolls have fascinated writers, thinkers, and artists alike in Modern German culture

Alchemies of Theater

Plays, Scores, Writings

 Illuminating the extensive contributions of Dick Higgins to theater

Cue Tears

On the Act of Crying

Lively essays on the meanings and methods of tears in performance

Paris and the Art of Transposition

Early Twentieth Century Sino-French Encounters

How Chinese artists created a transnational imaginary

The Persistence of Dance

Choreography as Concept and Material in Contemporary Art

Exploring museum-based choreography as a contemporary art medium

Congo Style

From Belgian Art Nouveau to African Independence

Examines the impact of colonial Belgium’s influence on the Congo’s visual culture

Collecting the Now

On the Financial Side of Postwar Art History

How dealers and artists made pop art fine

Moving Islands

Contemporary Performance and the Global Pacific

A pathbreaking exploration of the international and intercultural connections within Oceanian performance

An Index to Reproductions of Paintings by Twentieth-Century Chinese Artists

An exhaustive reference work on traditional-style Chinese painting in the 20th century, complementing earlier guides to paintings from Imperial China

Marking Modern Movement

Dance and Gender in the Visual Imagery of the Weimar Republic

The dynamics between gender and body in Weimar Germany explored through images and case studies

Chinese Paintings in Chinese Publications, 1956–1968

An Annotated Bibliography and Index to the Paintings

A bibliography of publications issued between 1956 and August 1968 that reproduce Chinese paintings in public or private collections

Mao Zedong’s “Talks at the Yan’an Conference on Literature and Art”

A Translation of the 1943 Text with Commentary

The complete text of a key work of Mao Zedong, with an examination of its literary, rather than political or historical, implications

In and Out of Phase

An Episodic History of Art and Music in the 1960s

A new look at the intertwined histories of experimental art and music in the 1960s

Textile Ascendancies

Aesthetics, Production, and Trade in Northern Nigeria

The authors examine handwoven and manufactured textiles, aesthetic preferences as well as textile production, and trade in northern Nigeria

Beyond Text

Theater and Performance in Print After 1900

Illuminates the historical and aesthetic relationship of print to avant-garde performance

Jackie Ormes

The First African American Woman Cartoonist

Now in paperback—the biography of a pioneering woman artist and the characters she created

For Dear Life

Women's Decriminalization and Human Rights in Focus

A bold journey through images that bear witness to the tenacious power of art and activism


Essays on Performance and Its Documentation

Explores the relationship between the documentation of a live performance and the audience’s experience of it

Performance, Transparency, and the Cultures of Surveillance

Examines the pervasive presence of surveillance and how surveillance technologies alter the performance of everyday life

Roman Artists, Patrons, and Public Consumption

Familiar Works Reconsidered

A fascinating shift toward more nuanced interpretations of Roman art that look at different kinds of social knowledge and local contexts

Not Straight from Germany

Sexual Publics and Sexual Citizenship since Magnus Hirschfeld

Investigates the role of sex and sexuality in early 20th-century German culture, and how this past continues to shape the present

Ellen Stewart Presents

Fifty Years of La MaMa Experimental Theatre

A stunning visual chronicle of New York’s iconic performance venue