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Landscape and the Science Fiction Imaginary

by John Timberlake Intellect (April 01, 2018)

Landscape and the Science Fiction Imaginary is an original and ambitious exploration of science fiction as a visual cultural discourse. This book argues that a serious account has yet to be given of the key...

Cultural Quarters

by Simon Roodhouse Intellect (September 01, 2010)

This definitive book provides a conceptual context for cultural quarters through a detailed discussion concerning the principles of urban design and planning. To examine these issues, the book presents several...

Islamic Architecture on the Move

by Christiane Gruber Intellect (August 01, 2016)

Even a casual observer can spy traces of Islamic architecture and design on buildings all over the world, a reminder that artistic traditions and visual culture have never been limited to their region or country...

Russia’s New Fin de Siècle

by Birgit Beumers Intellect (July 01, 2013)

This volume investigates Russian culture at the turn of the twenty-first century, with scholars from Britain, Sweden, Russia and the United States exploring aspects of culture with regards to one overarching...

Sustainability, Participation & Culture in Communication

by Jan Servaes Intellect (March 19, 2013)

At a time when sustainability is on everyone’s lips, this volume is one of the first to offer an overview of sustainability and communication issues - including community mobilization, information technologies,...


by Malcolm Miles & Tim Hall Intellect (January 01, 2005)

Interventions is a contribution to current considerations of how cultural initiatives and interventions affect the development of cities. It draws together policies and projects for cultural urban interventions,...

Fan Phenomena: Twin Peaks

by Franck Boulegue Intellect (August 15, 2013)

David Lynch and Mark Frost’s television series Twin Peaks debuted in April 1990 and by June of 1991 had been cancelled. Yet the impact of this surreal, unsettling show – ostensibly about the search for homecoming...

Photography, Narrative, Time: Imaging our Forensic Imagination

by Greg Battye Intellect (May 01, 2014)

Providing a wide-ranging account of the narrative properties of photographs, Greg Battye focuses on the storytelling power of a single image, rather than the sequence. Drawing on ideas from painting, drawing,...

The Cultural Set Up of Comedy: Affective Politics in the United States Post 9/11

by Julie Webber Intellect (November 09, 2013)

How do various forms of comedy - including stand up, satire and film and television - transform contemporary invocations of nationalism and citizenship in youth cultures? And how are attitudes about gender,...

The Danish Directors 3: Dialogues on the New Danish Documentary Cinema

by Mette Hjort, Ib Bondebjerg & Eva Novrup Redvall Intellect (March 23, 2014)

Emphasizing the new documentary cinema, this book features film-makers who belong to the generation born in the 1970s. Many of the interviewees were trained at the National Film School of Denmark's now legendary...

Temporary Stages II: Critically Oriented Drama Education

by Jo Beth Gonzalez Intellect (May 01, 2013)

Theatre teachers are forced to adapt constantly. Whether responding to advancing technologies, cuts to (or the growth of) their programme or ever-changing governmental mandates, they struggle to serve both their...

TV Formats Worldwide: Localizing Global Programs

by Moran Albert Intellect (December 09, 2009)

Beginning around 2003, television studies has seen the growth of interest in the genre of reality shows. However, concentrating on this genre has tended to sideline the even more significant emergence of the...

Practising the Real on the Contemporary Stage

by José A. Sánchez & Charlie Allwood Intellect (January 09, 2014)

An analysis of reality and 'the real' as presented in contemporary artistic creation, Practising the Real on the Contemporary Stage examines the responses given by performing arts to the importance placed on...

Theatre in Passing 2: Searching for New Amsterdam

by Elena Siemens Intellect (February 01, 2012)

This book discusses spaces of performance from formal opera houses to parks and graffiti around the world and is a companion to Theatre in Passing: A Moscow Photo-Diary. Drawing once again on Michel de Certeau's...

Music and Levels of Narration in Film

by Guido Heldt Intellect (May 01, 2013)

This is the first book-length study of the narratology of film music, and an indispensable resource for anyone researching or studying film music or film narratology. It surveys the so far piecemeal discussion...

Performative Materials in Architecture and Design

by Rashida Ng & Sneha Patel Intellect (May 01, 2013)

Performative Materials in Architecture and Designaddresses the convergence of several significant and fundamental advancements in the ways that materials and environments are designed, evaluated, and experiences...

Passion of the Reel: Cinematic versus Modernist Political Fictions in Cameroon

by Jean Olivier Tchouaffe Intellect (July 01, 2014)

Highlighting the challenges faced by a nascent national cinema with limited resources, Passion of the Reelprovides an in-depth analysis of the output of the Cameroonian film industry. Jean-Olivier Tchouaffe...

Martha Graham: Gender & the Haunting of a Dance Pioneer

by Victoria Thoms Intellect (August 26, 2013)

Martha Graham's name was internationally recognized as part of the modern dance world, and though trends in choreography continue to change, her influence on dance as an art form endures. In this, the first...

Staging Ageing: Theatre, Performance, and the Narrative of Decline

by Michael Mangan Intellect (December 01, 2013)

How can plays and performances, past and present, inform our understanding of ageing? Drawing primarily on the Western dramatic canon, on contemporary British theatre, on popular culture and on paratheatrical...

Shakespeare Valued: Education Policy and Pedagogy 1989-2009

by Sarah Olive Intellect (June 01, 2015)

Taking a comprehensive, critical, and theoretical approach to the role of Shakespeare in educational policy and pedagogy from 1989 (the year compulsory Shakespeare was introduced under the National Curriculum...

Reframing Reality: The Aesthetics of the Surrealist Object in French and Czech Cinema

by Alison Frank Intellect (January 01, 2014)

Marcel Duchamp's urinal re-named 'fountain' and placed in an art gallery. The classic image that can be seen as a duck or a rabbit, depending on how you look at it. A random object that grabs your attention...

Reverberations across Small-Scale British Theatre: Politics, Aesthetics and Forms

by Patrick Duggan & Victor I. Ukaegbu Intellect (December 01, 2013)

Between 1960 and 2010, a new generation of British avant-garde theatre companies, directors, designers, and performers emerged. Some of these companies and individuals have endured to become part of theatre...

Versions of Hollywood Crime Cinema: Studies in Ford, Wilder, Coppola, Scorsese, and Others

by Carl Freedman Intellect (March 01, 2013)

No society is without crime, prompting Nathaniel Hawthorne's narrator to make his famous statement inThe Scarlet Letter that, however high its hopes are, no civilization can fail to allot a portion of its soil...

Real Objects in Unreal Situations: Modern Art in Fiction Films

by Susan Felleman Intellect (January 06, 2014)

Real Objects in Unreal Situations is a lucid account of a much-neglected subject in art and cinema studies: the material significance of the art object incorporated into the fiction film. By examining the historical,...

Transnational Film Culture in New Zealand

by Simon Sigley Intellect (January 06, 2013)

This book is an investigation into the transnational nature of 'film culture', taking the film culture of one country - New Zealand - as a case study to investigate the dynamics of such a culture. 'Film culture'...

Frontiers of Screen History: Imagining European Borders in Cinema, 1945-2010

by Raita Merivirta & Kimmo Ahonen Intellect (January 06, 2013)

Frontiers of Screen History provides an insightful exploration into the depiction and imagination of European borders in cinema after World War II. The editors and authors bring forward the geopolitical issues...

Wuthering Heights on Film and Television: A Journey Across Time and Cultures

by Valérie V Hazette Intellect (October 01, 2015)

Emily Brontë's beloved novel Wuthering Heights has been adapted countless times for film and television over the decades. Valérie V. Hazette offers here a historical and transnational study of those adaptations,...

TV Format Mogul: Reg Grundy's Transnational Career

by Albert Moran Intellect (January 06, 2013)

Since the late 1990s, when broadcasters began adapting such television shows as Big Brother, Survivor and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? for markets around the world, the global television industry has been...

TV Museum: Contemporary Art and the Age of Television

by Maeve Connolly Intellect (March 01, 2014)

TV Museum takes as its subject the complex and shifting relationship between television and contemporary art. Informed by theories and histories of art and media since the 1950s, this book charts the changing...

The Architecture of the Screen: Essays in Cinematographic Space

by Graham Cairns Intellect (September 01, 2013)

With the birth of film came the birth of a revolutionary visual language. This new, unique vocabulary - the cut, the fade, the dissolve, the pan, and the new idea of movement - gave not only artists but also...

The Reflexive Teaching Artist: Collected Wisdom from the Drama/Theatre Field

by Kathryn Dawson & Daniel A. Kelin, Ii Intellect (October 01, 2014)

The Reflexive Teaching Artist invites Teaching Artists at all levels of experience to consider the power of reflective practice. Kathryn Dawson and Daniel A. Kelin, II offer a reflective framework - a series...

Fashion & War in Popular Culture

by Denise N Rall Intellect (March 01, 2014)

Aside from the occasional nod to epaulettes or use of camouflage, war and fashion seem to be strange partners. Not so, argue the contributors to this book, who connect military industrial practices as well as...

Wiener Chic: A Locational History of Vienna Fashion

by Susan Ingram Intellect (February 01, 2014)

Vienna may not be synonymous with fashion like its metropolitan counterparts Paris and Milan, but it is a fashionable city, one that historically has been structured by changing fashions and fashionable appearances....

Swedish Cops: From Sjöwall and Wahlöö to Stieg Larsson

by Michael Tapper Intellect (January 01, 2014)

Michael Tapper considers Swedish culture and ideas from the period 1965 to 2012 as expressed in detective fiction and film in the tradition of Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo. Believing the Swedish police narrative...

Mediation and Protest Movements

by Bart Cammaerts, Alice Mattoni & Patrick McCurdy Intellect (March 19, 2013)

In recent times, international and national media have been full of stories about protest movements and tumultuous social upheaval from Tunisia to California. But scholars have not yet fully addressed the connection...

Gavin Bolton's Contextual Drama: The Road Less Travelled

by Margaret R Burke Intellect (July 01, 2013)

Gavin Bolton's Contextual Drama is the result of more than two decades of study of Bolton's theory and practice. For teachers and those in the caring professions, it will clarify the power of contextual drama...

Vanishing Points: Articulations of Death, Fragmentation, and the Unexperienced Experience of Created Objects

by Natasha Chuk Intellect (September 01, 2015)

Deftly deploying Derrida's notion of the 'unexperienced experience' and building on Paul Virilio's ideas about the aesthetics of disappearance, Vanishing Pointsexplores the aesthetic character of presence and...

Transnational Ecocinema: Film Culture in an Era of Ecological Transformation

by Pietari Kääpä & Tommy Gustafsson Intellect (January 06, 2013)

Until recently, discussion of Hollywood film has dominated much of the contemporary dialogue on ecocriticism and the cinema. Transnational Ecocinema, open up the critical debate to look at a larger variety of...

Uncommon Goods: Global Dimensions of the Readymade

by Jaimey Hamilton Faris Intellect (October 01, 2013)

Since Marcel Duchamp created his "readymades" a century ago-most famously christening a urinal as a fountain- the practice of incorporating commodity objects into art has become ever more pervasive.Uncommon...

European Identity in Cinema

by Wendy Everett Intellect (July 01, 2005)

The identity of European cinema, like the identity of Europe itself, is multiple, complex, and fascinating. Providing both a general survey of contemporary European cinema production, distribution and exhibition...

Engineering Nature: Art and Consciousness in the Post-Biological Era

by Roy Ascott Intellect (January 01, 2006)

This third volume in the Consciousness Reframed series, documenting the very latest artistic and theoretical research in new media and telematics including aspects of artificial life, robotics, technoetics,...

World Film Locations: Istanbul

by Ozlem Koksal Intellect (February 01, 2012)

From Fatih Akin's Head-On (2004) to Sydney Lumet'sMurder on the Orient Express (1974), World Film Locations: Istanbul offers a compelling look at many films shot on location in this multicultural metropolis....

The Audience Experience: A Critical Analysis of Audiences in the Performing Arts

by Jennifer Radbourne, Hilary Glow & Katya Johanson Intellect (July 11, 2013)

The Audience Experience identifies a momentous change in what it means to be part of an audience for a live arts performance. Together, new communication technologies and new kinds of audiences have transformed...

Point Blank: Nothing to Declare; Operation Wonderland; Roses and Morphine

by Liz Tomlin Intellect (May 21, 2012)

This definitive publication of Point Blank's early work is essential reading for students, audiences, actors and directors interested in radical new writing for performance. Comprehensive notes are provided...

Hollywood Utopia: Ecology in Contemporary American Cinema

by Patrick Brereton Intellect (November 01, 2004)

Utopianism, alongside its more prevalent dystopian opposite together with ecological study has become a magnet for interdisciplinary research and is used extensively to examine the most influential global medium...

Virtuality and the Art of Exhibition: Curatorial Design for the Multimedial Museum

by Vince Dziekan Intellect (November 01, 2011)

Digital technologies are playing an increasingly instrumental role in guiding the curatorial and institutional strategies of contemporary art museums today. Designed around contextual studies of virtuality and...

Media Poetry: An International Anthology

by Eduardo Kac Intellect (October 01, 2007)

The first international anthology to document a radically new poetry which takes language beyond the confines of the printed page into a non-linear world of digital interactivity and hyperlinkage. The work...