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- Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95
From 12 October 2005 to 9 January 2006, the Musee Guimet in Paris will play host to an exceptional exhibition: ?Treasures of Vietnamese Art? Champa Sculpture?. This show will bring together for the first time, outstanding pieces from the Musée Guimet, the National Museums of France and the national Vietnamese museums of Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh (formerly... more...
- Parkstone International 2011; US$ 3.50
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, (24 November 1864 ? 9 September 1901) was a French, post-impressionist painter, famous for his paintings and prints of actors, dancers and prostitutes in the Montmartre area of Paris. Despite his noble origins, he painted scenes which shocked the ?polite society? in Paris. In his short career, he had an impressive output,... more...
- Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available
The reputations of artists are curious things, influenced by factors beyond the quality of the work. Affairs of the Art explores the role those left behind play in burnishing an artist?s reputation after he or she dies. Through interviews with those handling the estates of artists including Fred Williams, Brett Whiteley, John Brack, Howard Arkley,... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 23.99
Joanna Grabski and Carol Magee bring together a compelling collection that shows how interviews can be used to generate new meaning and how connecting with artists and their work can transform artistic production into innovative critical insights and knowledge. The contributors to this volume include artists, museum curators, art historians, and anthropologists,... more...
- The Floating Press 1911; US$ 7.99
Kandinsky sees the spiritual life of humanity as a pyramid. The artist must lead the layman to the top of this pyramid through the soulful exercise of art. Kandinsky differentiates between the superficial pleasure art inspires and the inner resonance created when art is considered attentively and allowed to touch the soul. The artist is allowed absolute... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95
On the Decay of the Art of Lying is a short essay by Mark Twain from 1885. In it he deplores that way man's "most faithful friend" is being used and indeed misused, declaring that "the wise thing is for us diligently to train ourselves to lie thoughtfully, judiciously; to lie with a good object, and not an evil one; to lie for others'... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99
This book takes Beauty as already existing and enjoyed, and seeks to analyze and account for Beauty's existence and enjoyment. More strictly speaking, it analyzes and accounts for Beauty not inasmuch as existing in certain objects and processes, but rather as calling forth (and being called forth by) a particular group of mental activities and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 31.95
What is conceptual art? Is it really a kind of art in its own right? Is it clever ? or too clever? Of all the different art forms it is perhaps conceptual art which at once fascinates and infuriates the most. In this much-needed book Peter Goldie and Elisabeth Schellekens demystify conceptual art using the sharp tools of philosophy. They explain... more...
- The Floating Press 1909; US$ 5.99
The Mind of the Artist speaks for itself, and really requires no word of introduction. These opinions as a whole have a harmony and consistency, and announce clearly that the directing impulse must be a desire for expression, that art is a language, and that the thing to be said is of more importance than the manner of saying it. This desire for expression... more...
- Konrad Theiss Verlag 2011; US$ 21.56
Hauptbeschreibung Feen und Zaubernebel, magische Schwerter und grausame Monster, düstere Götter und riesenhafte Steinskulpturen: Die nordischen Mythen üben auch heute noch eine einzigartige Anziehungskraft aus. Uralte Erzählungen von Abenteurern und Liebeshändeln, vom Anfang der Zeiten und dem Ende der Welt - Generationen lauschten am Lagerfeuer... more...