• Memoirs
      March 2012

      Dancing Through History

      In Search of the Stories That Define Canada

      by Lori Henry

      In Dancing Through History, Henry crosses Canada's vast physical and ethnic terrain to uncover how its various cultures have evolved through their dances. Her coast-to-coast journey takes her to Haida Gwaii in British Columbia, where she witnesses the seldom seen animist dances of the islands' First Nation people. In the Arctic, Henry partakes in Inuit drum dancing, kept alive by a new generation of Nunavut youth. And in CapeBreton, she uncovers the ancient "step dance" of the once culturally oppressed Gaels of Nova Scotia. During her travels, Henry discovers that dance helps to break down barriers and encourage cooperation between people with a history of injustice. Dance, she finds, can provide key insight into what people value most as a culture, which is often more similar than it seems. It is this kind of understanding that goes beyond our divisive histories and gives us compassion for one another. Unique to this book, Dancing Through History includes first person interviews with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (Canada's Aboriginal groups) talking about their traditions and the effect colonisation has had on them, all through the lens of dance. Their voices are given ample space to speak for themselves – what is revealed is a beautiful worldview and many lessons to be learned in order to have a healthy planet and tolerant people as we move into the future. Book Details: This is an adult non-fiction book of Canadian content. The target market is curious travellers and those interested in culture beyond the typical tourist traps. Sales have ranged from junior high schools to retired baby boomers. Interested publishers can make an offer directly on the profile page to buy available rights.

    • Theory of Art
      May 2012

      The 'do-it-yourself' artwork

      Participation from Fluxus to New Media

      by Edited by Anna Dezeuze

      Viewers of contemporary art are often invited to involve themselves actively in artworks, by entering installations, touching objects, performing instructions or clicking on interactive websites. Why have artists sought to engage spectators in these new forms of participation? In what ways does active participation affect the viewer's experience and the status of the artwork? Spanning a range of practices including kinetic art, happenings, environments, performance, installations, relational and new media art from the 1950s to the present, this critical anthology sheds light on the history and specificity of artworks that only come to life when you - the viewer - are invited to 'do it yourself.' Rather than a specialist topic in the history of twentieth- and twenty-first century art, the 'do-it-yourself' artwork raises broader issues concerning the role of the viewer in art, the status of the artwork and the socio-political relations between art and its contexts.

    • Precious metal & precious stones: artworks & design
      October 2016

      The Prumihimo Disk

      A fresh approach to kumihimo

      by Pru McRae

      Pru McRae’s love of Japanese braiding techniques has led her to experiment with traditional braids to unlock their potential in contemporary jewellery making. Her innovative disk has become a must-have piece of equipment in the kumihimo world. The Prumihimo Disk: A fresh approach to kumihimo has eight carefully chosen projects to develop your skills and help you explore the Prumihimo disk to learn: - How to braid without beads - How to add beads on one, two, three or four sides of the braid - How to embellish a braid with seed beads - How to use different shapes of bead to achieve different effects - How to develop your own designs Continue your journey in kumihimo braiding and you will soon be creating beautiful jewellery with the Prumihimo disk. Please note – the designs in this book can only be made by using the Prumihimo disk, which can be obtained from http://prumihimo.com/product/the-prumihimo-disk/

    • Theatre studies
      March 2017

      Performance art in Eastern Europe since 1960

      by Amy Bryzgel. Series edited by Marsha Meskimmon

      This volume presents the first comprehensive academic study of the history and development of performance art in the former communist countries of Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe since the 1960s. Covering 21 countries and more than 250 artists, this text demonstrates the manner in which performance art in the region developed concurrently with the genre in the West, highlighting the unique contributions of Eastern European artists. The discussions are based on primary source material-interviews with the artists themselves. It offers a comparative study of the genre of performance art in countries and cities across the region, examining the manner in which artists addressed issues such as the body, gender, politics and identity, and institutional critique.

    • Theatre studies
      March 2017

      Performance art in Eastern Europe since 1960

      by Amy Bryzgel. Series edited by Marsha Meskimmon

      This volume presents the first comprehensive academic study of the history and development of performance art in the former communist countries of Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe since the 1960s. Covering 21 countries and more than 250 artists, this text demonstrates the manner in which performance art in the region developed concurrently with the genre in the West, highlighting the unique contributions of Eastern European artists. The discussions are based on primary source material-interviews with the artists themselves. It offers a comparative study of the genre of performance art in countries and cities across the region, examining the manner in which artists addressed issues such as the body, gender, politics and identity, and institutional critique.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      July 2017

      The hurt(ful) body

      Performing and beholding pain, 1600–1800

      by Tomas Macsotay, Cornelis van der Haven, Karel Vanhaesebrouck

      This book offers a cross-disciplinary approach to pain and suffering in the early modern period, based on research in the fields of literary studies, art history, theatre studies, cultural history and the study of emotions. The volume's two-fold approach to the hurt body, defining 'hurt' from the perspectives of both victim and beholder - as well as their combined creation of a gaze - is unique. It establishes a double perspective about the riddle of 'cruel' viewing by tracking the shifting cultural meanings of victims' bodies, and confronting them to the values of audiences, religious and popular institutional settings and practices of punishment. It encompasses both the victim's presence as an image or performed event of pain and the conundrum of the look - the transmitted 'pain' experienced by the watching audience.

    • The Arts
      March 2017

      Performance art in Eastern Europe since 1960

      by Amy Bryzgel, Marsha Meskimmon

      This volume presents the first comprehensive academic study of the history and development of performance art in the former communist countries of Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe since the 1960s. Covering 21 countries and more than 250 artists, this text demonstrates the manner in which performance art in the region developed concurrently with the genre in the West, highlighting the unique contributions of Eastern European artists. The discussions are based on primary source material-interviews with the artists themselves. It offers a comparative study of the genre of performance art in countries and cities across the region, examining the manner in which artists addressed issues such as the body, gender, politics and identity, and institutional critique.

    • The Arts
      September 2017

      Performing Presence

      Between the live and the simulated

      by Maria M. Delgado, Gabriella Giannachi, Nick Kaye, Maggie B. Gale, Peter Lichtenfels

      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, multi-media theatre, video installation, mixed reality environments and locative arts, the book presents case studies of work by Lynn Hershman Leeson, Paul Sermon, Gary Hill, Tony Oursler, The Builders Association and Blast Theory, as well as analyses of a series of related experiments created for CAVE, an immersive virtual reality environment. Performing presence combines extensive analysis, and extracts from interviews with the artists, as well as the documentation of elements of work and working processes, in order to provide specific insight into these engagements with contemporary practices and concepts presence.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      July 2017

      The hurt(ful) body

      Performing and beholding pain, 1600–1800

      by Tomas Macsotay, Cornelis van der Haven, Karel Vanhaesebrouck

      This book offers a cross-disciplinary approach to pain and suffering in the early modern period, based on research in the fields of literary studies, art history, theatre studies, cultural history and the study of emotions. The volume's two-fold approach to the hurt body, defining 'hurt' from the perspectives of both victim and beholder - as well as their combined creation of a gaze - is unique. It establishes a double perspective about the riddle of 'cruel' viewing by tracking the shifting cultural meanings of victims' bodies, and confronting them to the values of audiences, religious and popular institutional settings and practices of punishment. It encompasses both the victim's presence as an image or performed event of pain and the conundrum of the look - the transmitted 'pain' experienced by the watching audience.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      July 2017

      The hurt(ful) body

      Performing and beholding pain, 1600–1800

      by Tomas Macsotay, Cornelis van der Haven, Karel Vanhaesebrouck

      This book offers a cross-disciplinary approach to pain and suffering in the early modern period, based on research in the fields of literary studies, art history, theatre studies, cultural history and the study of emotions. The volume's two-fold approach to the hurt body, defining 'hurt' from the perspectives of both victim and beholder - as well as their combined creation of a gaze - is unique. It establishes a double perspective about the riddle of 'cruel' viewing by tracking the shifting cultural meanings of victims' bodies, and confronting them to the values of audiences, religious and popular institutional settings and practices of punishment. It encompasses both the victim's presence as an image or performed event of pain and the conundrum of the look - the transmitted 'pain' experienced by the watching audience.

    • Biography: general

      The Life of Henry Moore

      by Roger Berthoud

      Henry Moore's rise from Yorkshire miner's son to international acclaim as the twentieth century's greatest sculptor is one of the most remarkable stories in British art. In this revised, updated, expanded and redesigned new edition of The Life of Henry Moore, Roger Berthoud charts Moore's transition from controversial young modernist to pillar of the art-world establishment, garlanded with domestic and foreign honours. His account is enriched by the weekly interviews he did with Moore -- and his wife Irina -- before the sculptor's death in 1986, aged eighty-eight.;At home and abroad Moore's sculptures aroused strong passions and were often the object of abuse, sharp criticism and even physical assault, as well as of admiration. He was attacked by younger artists, among others, who saw his growing fame as an obstacle to their advancement. He was to survive the ebb and flow in his reputation, and emerge with the status of a contemporary old master.;From a mass of material, including recently discovered early letters, and interviews with Moore's friends, his former assistants and students, dealers, collectors, museum officials and leading architects with whom he worked, Roger Berthoud has built up a lively and engaging though not uncritical picture of Moore's long life and career in this definitive biography.

    • Religious buildings

      The Cloisters of Iona Abbey

      by Ewan. Mathers

      A collection of photographs depicting the carvings of the restored cloisters, with text reflecting on the meaning of each design and information about the flora and fauna of the Isle of Iona and beyond which most of the carvings represent. This use of symbols from the natural world reflects the close links of the early Celtic Christians with the land around them. Ewan Mathers, a frequent visitor to Iona since childhood, observed the newly rebuilt cloisters being transformed over thirty years from rough pillars of sandstone to a complete, unified work of art. From his own obsession with the carvings and conversations with their main creator, Chris Hall, has emerged the concept of cloisters as a labyrinth, the winding circular pathway of ancient mythology, the purpose of which was to effect a change of consciousness.

    • Music
      January 2011

      Upbeat Class Activity Book Preparatory Level

      Music Education at School

      by Jeffrey Leask

      This music/ performing arts Activity Book is the first student book in the Upbeat Class music education series - a comprehensive music curriculum for elementary or primary schools in which the main components are a Teacher Book and 4CD audio kit as well as other supplementary resources.

    • Music
      January 2011

      Upbeat Class Activity Book Level One

      Music Education at School

      by Jeffrey Leask

      From the music education series Upbeat Class this Activity Book is used by individual students, in conjuction with a Teacher Book and 4CD audio pack plus other related resources.

    • Music
      January 2011

      Upbeat Class Activity Book Level Two

      Music Education at School

      by Jeffrey Leask

      Activity Books from the Upbeat Class music education series are used by students to record all creative work such as song writing, lyric writing and percussion scoring. Test results are also written in the Activity Book.

    • Music

      Upbeat Class Activity Book Level Three

      Music Education at School

      by Jeffrey Leask

      All year levels of the music education series Upbeat Class include a Teacher Book, 4CD audio kit, a student Activity Book such as this from Level Three as well as other supplementary resources.

    • Music

      Upbeat Class Activity Book Level Four

      Music Education at School

      by Jeffrey Leask

      For the music education classroom, this elementary or primary school program covers the first seven years of school. This Activity Book for year four students is used in conjunction with a Teacher Book and 4CD audio pack. The Activity Books become a record of all student assessments as well as individual creative work

    • Music
      January 2011

      Upbeat Class Activity Book Level Five

      Music Education at School

      by Jeffrey Leask

      At each of the seven year levels of the music education series Upbeat Class there is a Teacher Book, 4CD audio pack and a student Activity Book such as this one. In these Activity Books student keep a record of all creative work plus regular assessment tasks.

    • Music
      January 2011

      Upbeat Class Activity Book Level Six

      Music Education at School

      by Jeffrey Leask

      At every one of the seven year levels for the music education series Upbeat Class there is a Teacher Book, 4CD audio kit and a student Activity Book such as this from Level Six

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