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Books: Arts and Culture



New Sign Flying Colors

This new book by A.R.T. Founder and Director, Tim Lefens, is drawing rave reviews from all quarters. Subtitled The Story of a Remarkable Group of Artists and the Transcendent Power of Art, and published by Beacon Press, the book has already been called "a riveting narrative," "deeply moving," and "unsparing and inspiring." It has been selected by Reader's Digest for both a magazine excerpt and a condensed book offering. To find out more information on this book, visit Amazon.com or visit Barnes and Noble and copy the book title to the search feature of the website.


New Sign Making an Entrance: Theory and Practice for Disabled and Non-Disabled Dancers

Available for $85.00 this book is by Adam Benjamin a freelance choreographer and teacher, with a world wide reputation who has consistently stretched the boundaries of who can be involved in dance. He was co-founder and joint director of CandoCo Dance Company (1990-98) and has pioneered integrated dance workshops and performances in Africa, Asia and Europe. This thought provoking manual includes over 50 exercises and improvisations designed to stimulate and challenge students-disabled and non-disabled at all levels of dance. To find out more information on this book, visit Amazon.com or visit Barnes and Noble and copy the book title to the search feature of the website.


New Sign Museums Without Barriers : A New Deal for the Disabled (The Heritage: Care - Preservation - Management)

Available for $35.00, this softcover is by the Foundation De France Icom (Editor), International Council of Museums, Fondation de France, International Committee of Museums, published by Routledge in the first edition. ISBN: 0415069947.

The problems that museum professionals face to make a museum accessible have been enormous: ill-designed buildings, problems of security, and above all a lack of funding and resources. The Fondation de France held a conference in 1989 to provide a forum where European museum experts could share their experience of providing for the disabled with professionals from other disciplines and other regions of the globe. The development of their work is the subject of this book. It is a unique collection, from the reports of projects both planned and executed, to the comprehensive bibliography created by the Unesco ICOM Documentation Centre. This book is for all professionals concerned with museums and the cultural heritage, with the architecture and design of museums, and for those providing services for the disabled. In an increasing number of countries, including the United States and Canada, the access rights of the disabled are now embodied in law. This volume provides access to some of the best practices in the provision for the disabled, and sets out an agenda for future action in museums worldwide. To find out more information on this book, visit Amazon.com or visit Barnes and Noble and copy the book title to the search feature of the website.


New Sign Special Talents, Special Needs: Drama for People With Learning Disabilities

Available in softcover by Ian McCurrach and Barbara Darnley, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, May 1999. ISBN: 1853025615. Authored by the Joint Artistic Directors of Strathcona Theatre Company, UK this handbook is for educators and facilitators working with learning disabled people in creative expression through drama. This book provides a step-by-step guide to operating a drama group. To find out more information on this book, visit Amazon.com or visit Barnes and Noble and copy the book title to the search feature of the website.


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