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            Iteration: Episodes in the Mediation of Art and Architecture
             

            Iteration: Episodes in the Mediation of Art and Architecture (Hardback)

            Edited by Schuldenfrei, Robin

            • RRP: $282.00
            • $282.00
            • Pub Date
              15 Feb 20

            This edited volume considers the ways in which multiple stages, phases, or periods in an artistic or design process have served to arrive at the final artifact, with a focus on the meaning and use of the iteration. To contextualize iteration within artistic and architectural prod...uction, this collection of essays presents a range of close studies in art, architectural and design history, using archival and historiographical research, media theory, photography, material studies, and critical theory. It examines objects as unique yet mutable works by examining their antecedents, successive exemplars, and their afterlives-and thus their role as organizers or repositories of meaning. Key are the roles of writing, the use of media, and relationships between object, image, and reproduction. This volume asks how a closer look at iteration reveals new perspectives into the production of objects and the production of thought alike. Written by an international team of contributors, offering a range of perspectives, it looks broadly at meaning and insight offered by the iteration-for processes of design, for historical research, and for the reception of creative works.
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            ISBN 9781138392472
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A House Through Time
              

            A House Through Time (Hardback)

            By Olusoga, David; With Backe-Hansen, Melanie

            • RRP: $64.99
            • $58.49
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            • Pub Date
              6 Feb 20

            A tie-in to the acclaimed BBC television series.

            ISBN 9781529037241
            Released NZ 6 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 2 Apr 2020
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            A Victorian Architectural Controversy: Who Was the Real Architect of the Houses of Parliament?
             

            A Victorian Architectural Controversy: Who Was the Real Architect of the Houses of Parliament? (PDF ebook – 1st edition)

            By None; Edited by Kondo, Ariyuki

            Who was the bona fide architect of the New Houses of Parliament? Charles Barry (1795-1860), the winner of the Parliamentary competition, or Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-52), the 'ghost' designer, a young Catholic architect and Gothic specialist? After both men died, the c...ontroversy over the actual architect of the Houses of Parliament was to become a matter of public dispute, largely stimulated by the directly-opposed claims published by the two men's sons-the architect Edward Welby ...
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            ISBN 9781527543126
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            Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
            Language en
            Released NZ 8 Nov 2019
            Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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            Teaching Critical Performance Theory: In Today's Theatre Classroom, Studio, and Communities
             

            Teaching Critical Performance Theory: In Today's Theatre Classroom, Studio, and Communities (Hardback)

            Edited by Higgins, Jeanmarie

            • RRP: $259.00
            • $259.00
            • Pub Date
              30 Apr 20

            Teaching Critical Performance Theory offers teaching strategies for professors and artist-scholars across performance, design and technology, and theatre studies disciplines. The book's seventeen essays collectively ask: What use is theory to an emerging theatre artist or scholar...? Which theories should be taught, and to whom? How can theory pedagogies shape and respond to the evolving needs of the Academy, the field, and the community? This broad field of enquiry is divided into four sections covering course design, classroom teaching, the studio space, and applied theatre contexts. Through a range of intriguing case studies that encourage thoughtful theatre practice, this book explores themes surrounding situated learning, dramaturgy and technology, disability and inclusivity, feminist approaches, race and performance, ethics, and critical theory in theatre history. Written as an invaluable resource for professionals and postgraduates engaged in Performance Theory, this collection of informative essays will also provide critical reading for those interested in Drama and Theatre Studies more broadly.
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            ISBN 9780367409296
            Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Celestial Tapestry: The Warp and Weft of Art and Mathematics
             

            Celestial Tapestry: The Warp and Weft of Art and Mathematics (Hardback)

            By Editor, Oxford

            • RRP: $40.99
            • $36.89
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            • Pub Date
              28 Aug 20
            ISBN 9780198851950
            Released NZ 28 Aug 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            Minstrel Traditions: Mediated Blackface in the Jazz Age
             

            Minstrel Traditions: Mediated Blackface in the Jazz Age (Hardback)

            By Byrne, Kevin James

            • RRP: $271.00
            • $271.00
            • Pub Date
              10 Feb 20

            Minstrel Traditions: Mediated Blackface in the Jazz Age explores the place and influence of black racial impersonation in US society during a crucial and transitional time period. Minstrelsy was absorbed into mass-culture media that was either invented or reached widespread natio...nal prominence during this era: advertising campaigns, audio recordings, radio broadcasts, and film. Minstrel Traditions examines the methods through which minstrelsy's elements connected with the public and how these conventions reified the racism of the time. This book explores blackface and minstrelsy through a series of overlapping case studies which illustrate the extent to which blackface thrived in the early twentieth century. It contextualizes and analyzes the last musical of black entertainer Bert Williams, the surprising live career of pancake icon Aunt Jemima, a flourishing amateur minstrel industry, blackface acts of African American vaudeville, and the black Broadway shows which brought new musical styles and dances to the American consciousness. All reflect, and sometimes incorporate, the mass-culture technologies of the time, either in their subject matter or method of distribution. Retrograde blackface seamlessly transitioned from live to mediated iterations of these cultural products, further pushing black stereotypes into the national consciousness. The book project oscillates between two different types of performances: the live and the mediated. By focusing on how minstrelsy in the Jazz Age moved from live performance into mediatized technologies, the book adds to the intellectual and historical conversation regarding this pernicious, racist entertainment form. Jazz Age blackface helped normalize new media technologies and that technology extended minstrelsy's influence within US culture. Minstrel Traditions tracks minstrelsy's social impact over the course of two decades to examine how ideas of national identity employ racial nostalgias and fantasias. This book will be o
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            ISBN 9780367367640
            Released NZ 10 Feb 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Iteration: Episodes in the Mediation of Art and Architecture
             

            Iteration: Episodes in the Mediation of Art and Architecture (Paperback)

            Edited by Schuldenfrei, Robin

            • RRP: $82.99
            • $82.99
            • Pub Date
              15 Feb 20

            This edited volume considers the ways in which multiple stages, phases, or periods in an artistic or design process have served to arrive at the final artifact, with a focus on the meaning and use of the iteration. To contextualize iteration within artistic and architectural prod...uction, this collection of essays presents a range of close studies in art, architectural and design history, using archival and historiographical research, media theory, photography, material studies, and critical theory. It examines objects as unique yet mutable works by examining their antecedents, successive exemplars, and their afterlives-and thus their role as organizers or repositories of meaning. Key are the roles of writing, the use of media, and relationships between object, image, and reproduction. This volume asks how a closer look at iteration reveals new perspectives into the production of objects and the production of thought alike. Written by an international team of contributors, offering a range of perspectives, it looks broadly at meaning and insight offered by the iteration-for processes of design, for historical research, and for the reception of creative works.
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            ISBN 9781138392489
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Art Was Their Weapon: The History of the Perth Workers' Art Guild
             

            Art Was Their Weapon: The History of the Perth Workers' Art Guild (EPUB ebook)

            By Hyde, Dylan

            The politics, art and culture of Perth's Workers Art Guildare detailed in this comprehensive history, as well as the personal andprofessional lives of some of the movement's key figures.The Workers' Art Guild was a left-leaning political force andinfluential cultural movement of ...the 1930s and 1940s in Perth. Policeand intelligence arms kept close tabs on the Guild and its members,jailing some and intimidating many others prior to and during theperiod of the banning of the Communist Party in Australia.The book covers the personal and professional lives of key figuressuch as writer Katharine Susannah Prichard and theatre maverickKeith George, while charting the influence of the Communist Party onWestern Australian artists.
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            ISBN 9781925815900
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            Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
            Language en
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Fremantle Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Teaching Critical Performance Theory: In Today's Theatre Classroom, Studio, and Communities
             

            Teaching Critical Performance Theory: In Today's Theatre Classroom, Studio, and Communities (Paperback)

            Edited by Higgins, Jeanmarie

            • RRP: $77.99
            • $77.99
            • Pub Date
              30 Apr 20

            Teaching Critical Performance Theory offers teaching strategies for professors and artist-scholars across performance, design and technology, and theatre studies disciplines. The book's seventeen essays collectively ask: What use is theory to an emerging theatre artist or scholar...? Which theories should be taught, and to whom? How can theory pedagogies shape and respond to the evolving needs of the Academy, the field, and the community? This broad field of enquiry is divided into four sections covering course design, classroom teaching, the studio space, and applied theatre contexts. Through a range of intriguing case studies that encourage thoughtful theatre practice, this book explores themes surrounding situated learning, dramaturgy and technology, disability and inclusivity, feminist approaches, race and performance, ethics, and critical theory in theatre history. Written as an invaluable resource for professionals and postgraduates engaged in Performance Theory, this collection of informative essays will also provide critical reading for those interested in Drama and Theatre Studies more broadly.
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            ISBN 9780367409302
            Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Cultural Ideals of Home: The Social Dynamics of Domestic Space
             

            Cultural Ideals of Home: The Social Dynamics of Domestic Space (Paperback)

            By Chambers, Deborah

            • RRP: $70.99
            • $70.99
            • Pub Date
              6 May 20

            Spanning the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries, this book investigates how home is imagined, staged and experienced in western culture. Questions about meanings of 'home' and domestic culture are triggered by dramatic changes in values and ideals about the dwellings we live in... and the dwellings we desire or dread. Deborah Chambers explores how home is idealised as a middle-class haven, managed as an investment, and signified as a status symbol and expression of personal identity. She addresses a range of public, state, commercial, popular and expert discourses about 'home': the heritage industry, design, exhibitions, television, social media, home mobilities and migration, smart technologies and ecological sustainability. Drawing on cross-disciplinary research including cultural history and cultural geography, the book offers a distinctive media and cultural studies approach supported by original, historically informed case studies on interior and domestic design; exhibitions of model homes; TV home interiors; 'media home' imaginaries; multiscreen homes; corporate visions of 'homes of tomorrow' and digital smart homes. A comprehensive and engaging study, this book is ideal for students and researchers of cultural studies, cultural history, media and communication studies, as well as sociology, gender studies, cultural geography and design studies.
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            ISBN 9781138637931
            Released NZ 6 May 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Directions in Cultural History
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