Jazz Internationalism: Literary Afro-Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Black Music
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Jazz Internationalism

"Indispensable to African American literary and cultural studies, jazz studies, and internationalist leftist studies. Its discussion of how jazz is called forth as a form of utopianism as well as social and political criticism in radical African American writing marks an important step in the contemporary critical reconsideration of how conventionally discrete areas of history and culture may be seen in intersectional terms."--Gary E...

Building the Black Arts Movement: Hoyt Fuller and the Cultural Politics of the 1960s
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Building the Black Arts Movement (New Black Studies Series)

"Jonathan Fenderson's Building the Black Arts Movement is a brilliant study of one of the key figures of the Black Arts and Black Power movements. Fenderson's account of Fuller is also a history of Black Arts and Black Power in Chicago that in turn illuminates the ideological, aesthetic, and institutional development of black political and cultural radicalism in the 1960s and 1970s."--James Smethurst, author of The Black Arts Movemen...

Regina Mingotti: Diva and Impresario at the King's Theatre, London
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Regina Mingotti: Diva and Impresario at the King's Theatre, London

Regina Mingotti was the first female impresario to run London's opera house. Born in Naples in 1722, she was the daughter of an Austrian diplomat, and had worked at Dresden under Hasse from 1747. Mingotti left Germany in 1752, and travelled to Madrid to sing at the Spanish court, where the opera was directed by the great castrato, Farinelli. It is not known quite how Francesco Vanneschi, the opera promoter, came to hire Mingotti, but...

Abject Performances: Aesthetic Strategies in Latino Cultural Production (Dissident Acts)
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Abject Performances: (Dissident Acts)

"In writing this, I am thinking of contemporary figures of abjection—the asylum seeker, the victim of domestic abuse and gang violence, the parent and child violently separated at the US border. Abject Performances does not make such figures more legible, but rather encourages readers towards being with illegibility so as to create a condition for thinking through alternatives to citizenship, to accept the unknown and unknowable as a...

Mother and Child Portraits: Techniques for Professional Digital Photographers
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Mother and Child Portraits

Examining a style of photography that has become increasingly popular with families, this in-depth analysis explores the most important aspects of mother and child portraiture. Summarizing advice from seasoned professionals, this helpful reference demonstrates how to create the right environment for the shoot as well as carefully select the best props, backgrounds, and lighting for mother and child while allowing them to interact nat...

The Encyclopedia of Airbrushing Techniques
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The Encyclopedia of Airbrushing Techniques

A complete A-Z visual directory of airbrushing techniques and how to use them. Using step-by-step demonstrations and the work of a wide variety of professional artists, this book explores all the major methods of working. An initial techniques section shows how basic forms are built up - with guidance on casting shadows, masking, highlighting, ghosting, haloing and more. An inspirational gallery of original work is included with many...

Art and Reform in the Late Renaissance : After Trent
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Art and Reform in the Late Renaissance : After Trent

Drawing on recent research by established and emerging scholars of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century art, this volume reconsiders the art and architecture produced after 1563 across the conventional geographic borders. Rather than considering this period a degraded afterword to Renaissance classicism or an inchoate proto-Baroque, the book seeks to understand the art on its own terms. By considering artists such as Federico Barocci a...

Painting on Porcelain: Traditional and Contemporary Designs
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Painting on Porcelain: Traditional and Contemporary Designs

Every stage of the process of painting on porcelain is described - from using and combining colours, applying the design, sketching and shading, through to firing and finishing the final piece of porcelain. There are over 70 contemporary and traditional designs illustrated, with flowers, insects, birds and abstract designs being just some of the subjects used to decorate plates, teapots and eggs. The china painter should find practic...

Bastard Culture! How User Participation Transforms Cultural Production
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Bastard Culture! How User Participation Transforms Cultural Production

New online technologies have brought with them a great promise of freedom. The computer and particularly the Internet have been represented as enabling technologies, turning consumers into users and users into producers. Furthermore, lay people and amateurs have been enthusiastically greeted as heroes of the digital era. This thoughtful study casts a fresh light on the shaping of user participation in the context of, among others, po...