Art and Architecture

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

Between Palette and Pen: Images of Venice in the Work of F. Hopkinson Smith

Author: 

De Marchi, Agnese, Ph.D., Ca' Foscari University, Venice

Credentials: 

Department of Humanities, University of Trieste; Ph.D., Ca' Foscari University, Venice

This book explores images of Venice in the written and visual art of the multitalented American writer, painter, lecturer, and engineer Francis Hopkinson Smith (1838-1915). A successful artist and intrepid traveler, F. Hopkinson Smith spent every summer in Venice for almost twenty years: his stays in the Italian city resulted in a large output of watercolors and writings, including his popular travelogue Venice of To-Day(1895), which featured over 200 illustrations by Smith himself.

Market: 
American Studies, American Art, Art History, American History, Cultural Studies, Travel Literature, Italy, Italian Studies, Venice, Venetian Art History, Fin-de-Siècle Culture, F. Hopkinson Smith, American Painting
Release Date: 
December 15, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530537
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
252
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

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

The Aesthetic and Moral Art of Wole Soyinka

Author: 

Ogunyemi, Yemi D. (Yemi D. Price)

Credentials: 

Author of Studying Creative Writing in Nigeria and The Birth of a Child in a Fishing Boat

The Aesthetic and Moral Art of Wole Soyinka, a scholarly monograph, is a compendium of the Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka’s creative works. Book One shows the dramatic, intellectual, fundamental, aesthetic and moral art. Book Two dwells upon literature, value, art, morality, aesthetics and other human interests. Book Three speaks to the mythology, history, and culture of the Yoruba people.

Market: 
African Studies, African Literature, Post-Colonial Theory, Post-Colonial Literature, Africana, Critical Theory, Literary Theory, Intertextuality, Aesthetics, Wole Soyinka, Post-Modern Studies, Moralists, Art, Yoruba Studies, Mythology
Release Date: 
July 15, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530346
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
277
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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

Alexander Serov and the Birth of the Russian Modern

Author: 

du Quenoy, Paul, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Ph.D, Georgetown University;Professor D/History American University of Beirut

This is an original scholarly monograph about the life and work of the Russian composer and critic Alexander Serov (1820-1871), studied through the lens of his understanding of modernity as it developed in Russia in the mid nineteenth century. This research monograph is first full-length biography of Alexander Serov in English utilizing original records and archive sand the first in any language since 1985. It will use the life of the composer/critic as a tool for understanding Russian conceptions and misconceptions of modernity.

Market: 
Russian cultural history,19thc,modern Russian history, modernism and Russia,origins of the Silver age, Russian art and music 1850-1900, cultural elites in czarist, Russia,musical criticism, Cui, Rimsky- Korsakov, Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky
Release Date: 
March 1, 2015
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-94-3
Price: 
$72.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
320
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Maps and Meaning: Urban Cartography and Urban Design

Author: 

Nichols, Julie

Credentials: 

Ph.D University of Adelaide, School of Architecture, Author of NOMADIC URBANITIES: NEW BABYLON AND THE CONTEMPORARY CITY(2006)

In today’s practices of urban design, the map acts as a documentary and design tool as well as a legal document. Its usefulness hinges on its perceived truthfulness and objectivity in the representation of reality. Yet this has not always and everywhere been the case. There was a time in Western and non-Western societies where the nature of the map and the acts of mapping were very different. This study traces this difference in an attempt to understand the process of change and its impact on the nature and quality of human settlements.

Market: 
Historical Cartography, Mapping, Urban Planning—Southeast Asia, Urbanistics, Design and Space Issues in Asia, Modernism, Design/City Planning in Contemporary Southeast Asia, Urban History
Release Date: 
06/16/2013
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-65-3
Price: 
$82.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
364
Illustrations: 
Yes - B/W photographs/graphs
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

From Big Brother to Big Brother: Nihilism and Society in the Age of Screen

Author: 

Liddelow , Eden

Credentials: 

PhD (Melbourne), DipEd (LaTrobe) DALF(Paris), Author of AFTER ELECTRA: Rage, Grief and Hope in Twentieth-Century Fiction

“Brilliant,at times dazzling...Liddelow impresses with her intellectual audacity, sheer erudition and courage in tackling this difficult and uncomfortable terrain”

Dr Jennifer Rutherford,Australian Book Review

“Engaging and innovative analysis” Dr Tessa Hockly, Australian Literary Studies
“Using Nietzsche and Orwell as key textural elements Dr Liddelow discusses the modern novel, the role of art, Media, literature in America, England, France and Australia as well as the literary praxis of decline and nihilistic despair. Her work has amazing sweep and intellectual energy.”

Market: 
Literary Studies, Cultural Studies/Theory, post-colonialism, popular culture, film history, TV as a phenomena, Philosophy, Anglo-American Literature, French Literature, Australian Literature, Society and Value in the 21st Century, Art
Release Date: 
March 17th,2013
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-62-2
Price: 
$82.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
346
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

La Donna è Mobile: Portraits of Suburban Women in 1970s American Cinema

Author: 

Francescato, Simone

Credentials: 

Ph.D, Ca'Foscari /University of Venice (American Culture); MA University of Birmingham; Faculty,Ca'Foscari

This book examines the relationship between suburban lifestyle and gender construction in the American cinema of the 1970s. Inspired by the work of scholars such as historian Bruce Schulman, and film critics Peter Lev and Thomas Elsaesser, this book argues for a reassessment of two classic films that perfectly conveyed the anti-suburban stance characterizing what is now considered a pivotal decade in American cinema.

Market: 
American Studies, Film, Women/Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Film History
Release Date: 
07/15/2010
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-97-3
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
Yes - B/W photographs/graphs
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Beyond the Page: Latin American Poetry from the Calligramme to the Virtual

Author: 

Huizar, Angelica J.

Credentials: 

Ph.D; Professor of Spanish and the Latin American Studies Program, Old Dominion University,VA.

This scholarly monograph offers a fresh look at modern experimental poetry in Spanish, Portuguese and French produced in Latin America. The work uses a variety of interdisciplinary approaches to examine how these experimental poetic forms can be best interpreted and understood through a performative lens. Examined structures and textures inherent in these performed works vary: they include paintings, typographical art, optophonetic (visual representations of sounds) techniques, and music, to name only a few examples.

Market: 
Latin American [Spanish-language] poetry, theories of performance, contemporary poetics and aesthetics, literary theory and cultural studies, Brazilian poetry, Antillean (Francophone)poetry
Release Date: 
06/2009
ISBN: 
978-1-933146-41-6 / 1933146-41-9
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
228
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

A Study of Ottoman Narratives on Architecture: Text, Context and Hermeneutics

Author: 

Morkoc, Selen

Credentials: 

Ph.D., University of Adelaide (Australia)

It is widely accepted that documents on Ottoman architects are rare and that little is known about the architectural practice in the Ottoman world. A group of texts that have appeared between sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, however, form an exception to this general assumption. While these texts have been cited and referred to in diverse previous studies on Ottoman architecture, they have not been the topic of a major interpretative approach before.

Market: 
Architectural history, Ottoman (Turkish) architecture and design, historiography of Turkish Architecture
Release Date: 
10/2009
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-54-6 / 193314654-0
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
364
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Origin of Culture

Author: 

Marsland, Amy and Marsland, William B.

Credentials: 

Ph.D; Cultural Anthropology

Drawing on the work of Levi-Strauss, Malinowski, Dumezil, Van Gennep, Eliade and many others, Dr. Marsland proposes a dual/triune structure to early religion--a structure which appears to be worldwide.

Market: 
Cultural Anthropology, Religion, Art History, History of Philosophy
Release Date: 
02/2009
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-47-8 / 193314647-8
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
186
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

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