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  • The Who, the What, and the Whenby Jenny Volvovski; Julia Rothman; Matt Lamothe

    Chronicle Books LLC 2014; US$ 19.99

    In the bestselling tradition of The Where, the Why, and the How , this offbeat illustrated history reveals 65 people you've probably never heard of, but who helped shape the word as we know it. Muses and neighbors, friends and relatives, accomplices and benefactors?such as Michael and Joy Brown, who gifted Harper Lee a year's worth of wages to help... more...

  • Breakfast at Sotheby'sby Philip Hook

    Overlook 2014; US$ 14.99

    When you stand in front of a work of art in a museum or exhibition, the first two questions you normally ask yourself are 1) Do I like it? and 2) Who?s it by? When you stand in front of a work of art in an auction room or dealer?s gallery, you ask these two questions followed by others: How much is it worth? How much will it be worth in five or ten... more...

  • Concrete Canvasby Lee Bofkin

    Octopus 2014; Not Available

    What happens when you look at graffiti and street art as unlimited art forms instead of urban phenomena? Concrete Canvas does just that; investigating the media the artists work with, the canvases they work on, the themes that arise through their work, and the way their art redefines the spaces in which it is set. Concrete Canvas is filled with... more...

  • Listening to Distant Thunderby Philippa Hobbs; Elizabeth Rankin

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2014; US$ 21.00

    Listening to distant thunder: The art of Peter Clarke recounts the artist, Peter Clarke?s life in the context of the social history of South Africa from the 1940s onwards. His images reflect the social disruption of the Cape Flats, and the trauma of his community?s forced removal from Simon?s Town to the bleak apartheid township of Ocean View. Yet... more...

  • Warped Mindsby Temenuga Trifonova

    Amsterdam University Press 2014; US$ 99.00

    Warped Minds explores the transformation of psychopathologies into cultural phenomena in the wake of the transition from an epistemological to an ontological approach to psychopathology. Trifonova considers several major points in this intellectual history: the development of a dynamic model of the self at the fin de siècle, the role of photography... more...

  • International Handbook of Research in Arts Educationby Liora Bresler

    Springer 2007; US$ 149.00

    Providing a distillation of knowledge in the various disciplines of arts education (dance, drama, music, literature and poetry and visual arts), this essential handbook synthesizes existing research literature, reflects on the past, and contributes to shaping the future of the respective and integrated disciplines of arts education. While research... more...

  • Thinking Artby Antoon Van den Braembussche

    Springer 2009; US$ 129.00

    Presents a systematic account of the classical, modern and postmodern theories of art. This book provides readers with a theoretical framework that can be used to think about art from a variety of perspectives. It shows how a fruitful cross-fertilization between theory and practice can be created. It explores theories of art from Plato to Derrida. more...

  • William Hogarthby Jenny Uglow

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 21.86

    Hogarth's prints hang in our pubs and leap out from our history-books. He painted the great and good but also the common people. His art is comically exuberant, 'carried away by a passion for the ridiculous', as Hazlitt said. In this rich, immensely pleasurable biography Jenny Uglow, acclaimed author of Elizabeth Gaskell, uncovers the man, but also... 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...

  • Inside Bruegelby Edward Snow

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1997; US$ 8.99

    In this brilliant, original and lavishly illustrated book, Edward Snow undertakes an inquiry into a single painting by the Flemish master Peter Bruegel the Elder?the kaleidoscopic Children?s Games?in order to unlock the secrets of the great painter?s art. more...