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- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 27.50
On July 9, 1975, Dutch-born artist Bas Jan Ader set sail from Chatham, Massachusetts, on a thirteen-foot sailboat. He was bound for Falmouth, England, on the second leg of a three-part piece titled In Search of the Miraculous . The damaged boat was found south of the western tip of Ireland nearly a year later. Ader was never seen again. ... 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...
- Indiana Historical Society Press 2013; US$ 14.95
The poster-child victim of a dysfunctional family from Beech Grove, Indiana, Steve McQueen experienced an unsettled early life with a rebellious and alcoholic mother. McQueen channeled his difficult childhood into a masterful career on screen portraying tough, self-sufficient characters in such iconic films as The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Great... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 23.99
In Johann Sebastian Bachs Musik werden Grenzgänge hörbar, die unser Leben begleiten: In seiner Kirchenmusik wird die Grenze zwischen Weltlichem und Göttlichem an vielen Themen durchgespielt, und in der Kunst der Fuge glaubt man den Tod zu hören, wenn eine Stimme nach der anderen verklingt. Andreas Kruse, führender... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.00
In this beautifully illustrated and closely argued book, a completely updated and much expanded third edition of his magisterial survey, Curl describes in lively and stimulating prose the numerous revivals of the Egyptian style from Antiquity to the present day. Drawing on a wealth of sources, his pioneering and definitive work analyzes the remarkable... more...
- Counterpoint 2013; US$ 15.95
In Spiritual American Trash , Greg Bottoms goes beyond the examination of eight ?outsider artists? and inhabits the spirit of their work and stories in engaging vignettes. From the janitor who created a holy throne room out of scraps in a garage, to the lonely wartime mother who filled her home with driftwood replicas of Bible scenes, Bottoms illustrates... more...
- Birlinn 2013; US$ 18.94
This book looks at visual images as an alternative and undervalued source of evidence for ideas about the Scottish Gaidhealtachd in the period 1700 - 1880. Illustrated with 100 plates, it brings together many little known and previously unrelated images. Addressing the textual bias inherent in Scottish historical studies, the book examines a broad... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95
First published in 1951 Arnold Hausers commanding work presents an account of the development and meaning of art from its origins in the Stone Age through to the Film Age. Exploring the interaction between art and society, Hauser effectively details social and historical movements and sketches the frameworks in which visual art is produced. This new... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 68.95
This book places child art within the broader context of children's creative intelligence and intrinsic motivation to invent a pictorial world. It examines the development of drawing and painting from several currently dominant theoretical perspectives. This is followed by an extensive examination of empirical data on the art work of children who are... more...
- Intellect 2013; US$ 20.00
Nano is Greek for dwarf and the word nanotechnology was first proposed in the early seventies by a Japanese engineer, Norio Taniguchi, implying a new technology that went beyond controlling materials and engineering on the micrometer scale that dominated the 20th Century. The content for this book has been based on a self-emergent process.... more...