Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Q&A | August 19, 2014

Richard Kadrey: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Richard Kadrey



Describe your latest book. The Getaway God is the sixth book in the Sandman Slim series. In it, the very unholy nephilim, James Stark, aka Sandman... Continue »
  1. $17.49 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$30.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
3 Remote Warehouse World History- General

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Other titles in the Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History series:

American Puppet Modernism: Essays on the Material World in Performance (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History)

by

American Puppet Modernism: Essays on the Material World in Performance (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In American Puppet Modernism, Bell reveals how understanding puppetry is integral to understanding the nature of the material world in performance and in turn argues that the material world in performance is integral as a means of communication. Insightfully describing and analyzing different types of object performance from the 1860s to 2007, Bell uses the common focus on material objects in performance to link the worlds of traditional puppetry, mechanized image performance, indigenous rituals, avant-garde theater, political street performance, advertising, Kustom Kulture, art cars, and film and television. American Puppet Modernism shows how modern American culture has developed and revealed itself in the performance of objects and offers a groundbreaking contribution to the history of puppet, mask, and object performance.

About the Author

John Bell is a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at Massachusetts Institutes of Technology and the Director of both the Ballard Institute and the Museum of Puppetry. He is a puppeteer and theatre historian who started his performance as a member of Bread and Puppet Theater and is a founding member of Great Small Works.

Table of Contents

Introductions

The Sioux War Panorama and American Mythic History

Masks and Shalako Puppets: Anthropology meets Indigenous Mask and Puppet Theater

The Little Theater Movement and the Birth of the American Puppeteer

Jane Heap and the International Theater Exhibition of 1926

Puppets and Propaganda

Identity: Gertrude Stein's Puppet Show

From Sorcery to Science: Remo Bufano and the 1939 World's Fair

American Puppets and Television

Kustom Kulture and Detroit Industrials: Cars as Performing Objects

Landscape and Teeth Masks

ACT-UP and the Puppetista Movement: Reinventing Activist Performance as Object Theater

Mass Media and Motion Capture

Product Details

ISBN:
9781137286703
Author:
Bell, John
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
Bell, John Richard
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
General
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Subject:
American - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 b/w photos
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

Other books you might like

  1. Life on the Screen Used Trade Paper $3.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » American Anthology
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

American Puppet Modernism: Essays on the Material World in Performance (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$30.95 In Stock
Product details 300 pages Palgrave MacMillan - English 9781137286703 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.