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- Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 31.96
Hauptbeschreibung Johann Heinrich Meyer (1760 - 1832) gehört zu den Protagonisten der ästhetischen Debatten um 1800. Als enger Mitarbeiter und Berater Goethes, als Künstler, Kunsthistoriker und Pädagoge hat er die Kunstauffassung der Weimarer Klassik entscheidend mitgeprägt. Sein erstaunlich differenziertes historisches Bewusstsein fand Niederschlag... more...
- F+W Media 2013; US$ 15.99
Explore the beautiful and complex world of art! Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of fine art with tedious discourse that even Leonardo da Vinci would oppose. Art 101 cuts out the boring details and lengthy explanations, and instead, gives you a lesson in artistic expression that keeps you engaged as you discover the world's greatest... 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...
- 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...
- Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 18.47
Pre-eminent author and art historian Simon Schama has written widely on art for many years to great acclaim. In Hang-Ups , a personal selection of his articles from, amongst others, The New Yorker , appears in Britain for the very first time. Brilliantly and lucidly written by one of the most singular voices in non-fiction, this volume of... more...