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  • Picassoby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Picasso was born a Spaniard and, so they say, began to draw before he could speak. As an infant he was instinctively attracted to artist?s tools. In early childhood he could spend hours in happy concentration drawing spirals with a sense and meaning known only to himself. At other times, shunning children?s games, he traced his first pictures in the... more...

  • But Is It Art?by Cynthia Freeland

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59

    In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. In this book, Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many fascinating examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, museums, sex, and politics, clarifying contemporary and historical... more...

  • Humans of New Yorkby Brandon Stanton

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 30.99

    Based on the blog with more than four million loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs and stories capturing the spirit of a city Now an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, Humans of New York began in the summer of 2010, when photographer Brandon Stanton set out to create a photographic census of... more...

  • Michelangeloby William E. Wallace

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 18.00 US$ 14.76

    In this vividly written biography, William E. Wallace offers a substantially new view of Michelangelo. more...

  • American Theology, Superhero Comics, and Cinemaby Anthony Mills

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Stan Lee, who was the head writer of Marvel Comics in the early 1960s, co-created such popular heroes as Spider-Man, Hulk, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, and Daredevil. This book traces the ways in which American theologians and comic books of the era were not only both saying things about what it means to be human, but, starting with... more...

  • Show Your Work!by Austin Kleon

    Workman Publishing Company 2014; US$ 12.95

    In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist , Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by ?stealing? from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey?getting known. Show Your Work! is about... more...

  • Making Connectionsby Peggy Hackney

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    Human movement influences an individual's perceptions and ability to interact with the world. Through exercises, illustrations, and detailed anatomical drawings, this remarkable book guides the reader toward total body integration. An experimental approach to movement fundamentals involving the patterning of connections in the body according to principles... more...

  • Doing Gender in Media, Art and Cultureby Rosemarie Buikema; Liedeke Plate; Kathrin Thiele

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 56.95

    Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture is an introductory text for students specialising in gender studies. The truly interdisciplinary and intergenerational approach bridges the gap between humanities and the social sciences, and it showcases the academic and social context in which gender studies has evolved. Complex contemporary phenomena such... more...

  • A Theory of Narrativeby Rick Altman

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 31.99

    Narrative is a powerful element of human culture, storing and sharing the cherished parts of our personal memories and giving structure to our laws, entertainment, and history. We experience narrative in words, pictures, and film, yet regardless of how the tale is told, story remains independent from the media that makes it concrete. Narrative follows... more...

  • Unnatural Wondersby Arthur Coleman Danto

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 8.99

    An Incisive Account of the Bizarre, Often Bewildering Art World of Today Arthur Danto's new collection finds him, and the art world, at a point when the art world has become pluralistic, even chaotic-with one medium as good as the next-when the moment for "next things" has passed. Since 1984, when Danto-already an eminent philosopher--became The... more...