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- University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 75.00
In this intellectually groundbreaking work, Timothy Murray investigates a paradox embodied in the books title: What is the relationship between digital, in the form of new media art, and baroque, a highly developed early modern philosophy of art? Making an exquisite and unexpected connection between the old and the new, Digital Baroque analyzes... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 1998; US$ 8.99
An eloquent and sometimes even erotic book, the Philosophical Enquiry was long dismissed as a piece of mere juvenilia. However, Burke's analysis of the relationship between emotion, beauty, and art form is now recognized as not only an important and influential work of aesthetic theory, but also one of the first major works in European literature... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 35.00
In this brilliantly conceived and written biography, Pulitzer Prize?winning Kenneth Silverman gives us the long and amazing life of the man eulogized by the New York Herald in 1872 as ?perhaps the most illustrious American of his age.? Silverman presents Samuel Morse in all his complexity. There is the gifted and prolific painter (more than three... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 19.99
Wisdom of a Turkmen proverb. The Root of Wild Madder opens with an invitation that flows from the same ancient inspiration. "A carpet is poetry itself," an Iranian carpet merchant declares to author Brian Murphy. "You just have to learn to read them." So begins a journey. It follows Persian carpets from the remote villages of Afghanistan... more...
- Free Press 2009; US$ 41.95
This revised and expanded edition takes the reader step by step through the history and techniques of over forty-five print-making methods. From the traditional etching, engraving, lithography, and relief print processes to today's computer prints, Mylar lithography, copier prints, water-based screen printing, helio-reliefs, and monotypes, The Complete... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
Concerning the Spiritual in Art - Originally published in 1911, Kandinsky compares the spiritual life of humanity to a large triangle similar to a pyramid; the artist has the task and the mission of leading others to the top by the exercise of his talent. The point of the triangle is constituted only by some individuals who bring the sublime bread... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 29.95
Art historians have long been accustomed to thinking about art and artists in terms of national traditions. This volume takes a different approach, suggesting instead that a history of art based on national divisions often obscures the processes of cultural appropriation and global exchange that shaped the visual arts of Europe in fundamental ways... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 20.99
The behind-the-scenes story of the world?s most famous palace, painting a picture of the way its residents truly lived and examining the palace?s legacy, from French history through today The story of Versailles is one of historical drama, under the last three kings of France?s old regime, mixed with the high camp and glamour of the European... more...
- Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00
The self-appointed ?leader? of the artists? group Die Brücke (Bridge), founded in Dresden in 1905, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was a key figure in the early development of German Expressionism. His first works show the influence of Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Jugendstil, but by about 1909, Kirchner was painting in a distinctive, expressive manner... more...
- Left Coast Press 2012; US$ 37.95
Shaila Bhatti's immersive study of the Lahore Museum in Pakistan is one of the first books to offer an in-depth historical and ethnographic analysis of a South Asian museum. Bhatti thus presents an alternative example of visitor experience and museum practice to that of the West, which has been the dominant museological model to date. This examination... more...