Art and Architecture

The Face: A Cultural Geography

Author: 

Roth, Marty

Credentials: 

Marty Roth is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Minnesota.

The face circulates through most things of this world: anything that has presence, that presents itself, that has a front, a surface, an appearance, an aspect, a reputation, or honor – anything that confronts, opposes, or defies – has a face. And the face is a front: from the back it is just a head, a radically different entity. In this exciting new book, distinguished philosopher Marty Roth pursues considerations of the human face in art, literature, philosophy, and other manifestations of human culture.

Market: 
Philosophy, Art, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Literature, History, Human Physiology
Release Date: 
December 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537505 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
198
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Secrets of Cinema: 100 Movies That Are Not What They Seem (Paperback)

Author: 

Kieckhefer, Daniel

Credentials: 

Professor of Film Studies, Triton College

Book CoverNinety-nine years ago, a new form of storytelling emerged from the ruins of World War I. Different in scope and power from theater or literature, and unlike any film that had come before, Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari addressed a direct challenge to its audience, demanding to be viewed as something other than what was immediately presented. Unfortunately, criticism has not risen to the challenge.

Market: 
Film Studies, American Studies, Art History, Film Criticism, Cultural Studies, Motion Pictures, Performance, Directing
Release Date: 
July 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680534931 Paperback
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
652
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Last Ulysseans: Culture and Modernism in Montreal

Author: 

Ungar, Molly Pulver, Ph.D., York University, Associate Professor of History (ret.), University of the Fraser Valley

In the 1930s, the exciting urban environment of Montreal provided the perfect venue for a varied group of people who came together to form a kind of “salon” in the turmoil of the Great Depression. For ten years, these friends and acquaintances met each week at the home of the artist John Lyman. They saw themselves as “modern,” a part of the avant-garde that was then busily changing the world.

Market: 
North America, Literature, Political Science, Philosophy, Art, American Studies, Identity Politics, Modernism, Canada, Canadian Literature, John Lyman, Great Depression, Spanish Civil War, World War II
Release Date: 
September 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539561
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Don Carlos Enigma: Variations of Historical Fictions

Author: 

Necula, Maria-Cristina, Ph.D., City University of New York Graduate Center

Book CoverThe death of Spain’s Don Carlos, Prince of Asturias, on July 24, 1568, remains an enigma. Several accounts insinuated that the Spanish Crown Prince was murdered while incarcerated by order of his father, King Philip II. The mystery of Don Carlos’s death, supported by ambassadorial accounts that implied foul play, became a fertile subject for defamation campaigns against Philip, fostering an extraordinary fluidity between history and fiction.

Market: 
Literature, Art, Fine Arts, Music, Drama, Political Science, Europe, Sixteenth Century, History, Spain, Habsburg Monarchy, Friedrich Schiller, Giuseppe Verdi, Phillip II of Spain, Don Carlos
Release Date: 
July 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539523 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Woman in Me: Willem de Kooning, Woman I-VI

Author: 

Clark, Marlene: Division of Interdisciplinary Studies, City College of New York, CUNY

Willem de Kooning’s six numbered Woman paintings have incited a maelstrom of critical controversy. At their debut in 1953, the critics were incensed by the ugliness of the images themselves and by the inclusion of vestiges of the figure in abstraction. Consequently, they questioned de Kooning’s attitude toward women and commitment to the Abstract Expressionist project.

Market: 
Art, American Art, Cultural History, Twentieth-Century Art, LGBTQ Studies, Painting, American Painting Abstract Impressionism, Willem de Kooning, Gender Identity
Release Date: 
April 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531008 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
310
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Peoples of Ancient Siberia: An Archeological History

Author: 

Okladnikov, Aleksei P. (1908-1981), famed Soviet Archeologist

Foreword: Elena A. Okladnikova, Herzen University, St. Petersburg (Russia), Deputy Director for Museum Work at the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera)
Translators: Richard L. Bland, Archeologist (retired), U.S. National Park Service, Heritage Research Associates, University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History; Yaroslav V. Kuzmin, Institute of Geology & Mineralogy, Russian Academy of Sciences; and Laboratory of Mesozoic and Cenozoic Continental Ecosystems, Tomsk State University (Russia)

Market: 
Anthropology, Archeology, Art, Ethnography, Folklore, Migration, Prehistoric Art, Russian Studies, Russia, History, Russian History, Siberia, Ancient History, Rock Art, Petroglyphs, Pictographs
Release Date: 
May 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531442 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Secrets of Cinema: 100 Movies That Are Not What They Seem

Author: 

Kieckhefer, Daniel

Credentials: 

Professor of Film Studies, Triton College

Book CoverNinety-nine years ago, a new form of storytelling emerged from the ruins of World War I. Different in scope and power from theater or literature, and unlike any film that had come before, Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari addressed a direct challenge to its audience, demanding to be viewed as something other than what was immediately presented. Unfortunately, criticism has not risen to the challenge.

Market: 
Film Studies, American Studies, Art History, Film Criticism, Cultural Studies, Motion Pictures, Performance, Directing
Release Date: 
March 15, 2019
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680534900
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
633
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Crossing the Catwalk: Transvestism in Contemporary Fashion and Culture (Paperback)

Author: 

Laura Cherrie Beaney

In the 1930s, Freud observed that "when you meet a human being, the first distinction you make is 'male or female?' and you are accustomed to make the distinction with unhesitating certainty." As Freud suggests, society is divisible by gender. We are taken to be either "male" or "female." This notion seems to be fixed within our culture and is often unquestioned. In this dynamic book, fashion journalist Laura Cherrie Beaney examines gender as a concept and as a practice that is also challenged and contested in the fashion industry.

Market: 
Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Women’s Studies, Fashion, Fashion Industry, Transgenderism, Cross Dressing, Transvestites, Human Rights
Release Date: 
March 1, 2019
ISBN: 
Paperback: 978-1680534825
Price: 
$34.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
98
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Crossing the Catwalk: Transvestism in Contemporary Fashion and Culture

Author: 

Beaney, Laura Cherrie

In the 1930s, Freud observed that “when you meet a human being, the first distinction you make is ‘male or female?’ and you are accustomed to make the distinction with unhesitating certainty.” As Freud suggests, society is divisible by gender. We are taken to be either “male” or “female.” This notion seems to be fixed within our culture and is often unquestioned. In this dynamic book, fashion journalist Laura Cherrie Beaney examines gender as a concept and as a practice that is also challenged and contested in the fashion industry.

Market: 
Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Women’s Studies, Fashion, Fashion Industry, Transgenderism, Cross Dressing, Transvestites, Human Rights
Release Date: 
December 15, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680534801
Price: 
$129.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
98
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Revelation of Art-Religion

Author: 

Knoll, Reinhold, Department of Sociology, University of Vienna; Kenneth Quandt, Ph.D. in Classics, University of California, Berkeley

Art’s original function in Christian Europe is exemplified by the way the Eastern Icon served as a window to the divine. After the Great Schism of 1054, several developments in Western Christianity separated art from church, cult, and religion. Art continued to evolve independently of the Roman Catholic Church through the Renaissance, with a continuous development of artistic style that culminated in the Baroque Totalism of
the eighteenth century.

Market: 
Religion, Culture, European History, Western Civilization, Religious History, Philosophy, Cultural History, Wagner, Nietzsche, Modernity, Post-Modernity, Decadence, Decay, Decline of the West
Release Date: 
November 15, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680534696
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
169
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

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