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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...
- 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$ 189.99
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...
- Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 33.99
This book examines the quilts, ceramics, paintings, sculpture, installations, assemblages, daguerreotypes, photography and performance art produced by African American artists over a two hundred year period. The author draws on archaeological discoveries and unpublished archival materials to recover the lost legacies of artists living and working in... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 59.40
African Americans in the Visual Arts, Revised Edition covers the rich tradition of African-American artists of the past with the best of today's contemporary artists. Each entry in this revised volume provides a brief biographical sketch of the artist, addressing the major achievements, events, and contributions of the artist's career. A general... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 32.50
Accused by the tabloid press of setting out to 'shock', controversial artworks are vigorously defended by art critics, who frequently downplay their disturbing emotional impact. This is the first book to subject contemporary art to a rigorous ethical exploration. It argues that, in favouring conceptual rather than emotional reactions, commentators... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 19.95
Featuring the work of acclaimed artists such as Banksy, Ron English, and Blu, as well as Palestinian artists and activists, the photographs in this collection express outrage, compassion, and touching humor while illustrating the lives and livelihoods of the tens of thousands of people affected by Israel's wall. This stunning book of photographs details... more...