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- Aurum Press 2010; US$ 21.86
Why would a smart New York investment banker pay twelve million dollars for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? How does Jackson Pollock's drip painting No.5 1948 sell for $140 million? And why does a leather jacket with silver chain attached, tossed in a corner and titled 'No One Ever Leaves', bring $690,000 at a 2007 Sotheby's auction? The... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00
Beginning in the late 1970s, a number of visual artists in downtown New York City returned to an exploration of the cinematic across mediums. Vera Dika considers their work within a greater cultural context and probes for a deeper understanding of the practice. more...
- Ambra 2013; US$ 41.00
There are many successful and famous graphic designers in the history of Austrian graphic design, but closer examination shows that women are generally not involved in it or only along the fringes. This publication traces the work of women in applied graphics and puts them, their lives and their creations in center stage. This volume is dedicated to... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99
The A to Z of Renaissance Art covers the years 1250 to 1648, the period most disciplines place as the Renaissance Era. A complete portrait of this remarkable period is depicted in this book through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on major Renaissance painters, sculptors,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95
As a novelist, art critic, and cultural historian, John Berger is a writer of dazzling eloquence and arresting insight whose work amounts to a subtle, powerful critique of the canons of our civilization. In About Looking he explores our role as observers to reveal new layers of meaning in what we see. How do the animals we look at in zoos remind us... more...
- Clarendon Press 2007; US$ 28.99
What is the purpose of a work of art? What drives us to make art? Why do we value art and consume it? Nick Zangwill argues that we cannot understand the nature of art without first having answers to these fundamental questions. On his view, which he dubs 'the Aesthetic Creation Theory', a work of art is something created for a particular aesthetic... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 269.00
A volume on Aesthetics, containing nineteen surveys, that shows the variety of approaches to Aesthetics in various cultures. It emphasizes the close connection between aesthetics and religion and between aesthetics and ethics in several contributions. more...
- Melbourne University Press 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...
- Turn the Page Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
Lela Meinhardt, a tribal art trader in Afghanistan, traveled and traded with migratory Afghan tribes from 1975 to 1980, a time when Americans, and their money, were welcomed by the Afghan people. Lela's adventures, recorded in the letters she sent to her husband, Paul, are more the stuff of legend than a modern journey. To the people who knew her,... more...