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  • More Vintage Years of Airfix Box Artby Roy Cross

    Crowood 2014;

    The Airfix company was formed in 1939 and, since it produced its first plastic kit in 1949, grew to be the United Kingdom's leading model kit manufacturer. Several generations of young and young-at-heart modellers have made Airfix kits and, despite turbulent times in the 1970s and 1980s when the company changed ownership several times, in the twenty-first... more...

  • The Cambridge Handbook of the Psychology of Aesthetics and the Artsby Pablo P. L. Tinio; Jeffrey K. Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 120.00

    Presents groundbreaking research and thinking on our interactions with artworks, literature, poetry, music, movies, performances, architecture and design. more...

  • Drawing the Nudeby Stuart Elliot

    Crowood 2014;

    Drawing the Nude presents an exciting approach to drawing the human body. Divided into three parts, on structure, anatomy and observation, it introduces a set of principles and develops a treasury of ideas for the artist to follow. Whilst recognizing the importance of observation, it focuses more on a conceptual understanding of the construction of... more...

  • Malign Velocitiesby Benjamin Noys

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Against the need for speed, Malign Velocities tracks acceleration as the symptom of the ongoing crises of capitalism. more...

  • Art and Rhetoric in Roman Cultureby Jas Elsner; Michel Meyer

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 92.00

    Demonstrates the central significance of rhetoric in ancient responses to and receptions of Roman art. more...

  • Patron Saintsby Nicholas Fox Weber

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    This lively work of cultural history tells the stories of five young art patrons who, in the last 1920s and 1930s, were instrumental in bringing modern painting, sculpture, and dance to America. A combination of wealth, Harvard education privilege, and family connections enabled Lincoln Kirstein, Edward M. M. Warburg, Agnes Mongan, James Thrall Soby,... more...

  • A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buyby Sarah Lazarovic

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 10.99

    A witty, gracious, and charmingly illustrated anti-consumer manifesto Like most people, Sarah Lazarovic covets beautiful things. But rather than giving in to her impulse to spend and acquire, Sarah spent a year painting the objects she wanted to buy instead. Based on a visual essay that was first published on The Hairpin, A Bunch of Pretty Things... more...

  • Kierkegaard, Aesthetics, and Selfhoodby Peder Jothen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    In the digital world, Kierkegaard's thought is valuable in thinking about aesthetics as a component of human development, both including but moving beyond the religious context as its primary center of meaning. Contributing to the debate about Kierkegaard's conception of the aesthetic, this book argues that Kierkegaard's concern is provocatively... more...

  • Collage in Twentieth-Century Art, Literature, and Cultureby Rona Cran

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Emphasizing the diversity of collage in the twentieth century, Rona Cran's book explores the role that it played in the work of Joseph Cornell, William Burroughs, Frank O'Hara, and Bob Dylan. Collage's catalytic effect, Cran argues, enabled each to overcome a crisis in representation that threatened to destabilize their work. Throughout,... more...

  • Open Design and Innovationby Leon Cruickshank

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Open innovation, pro-sumers, disruptive design and brand fanaticism are amongst a handful of new approaches to design and innovation that have generated discussion and media coverage in recent years. In practice, these ideas often excite more than providing pragmatic strategies. Open Design and Innovation develops the argument for a more nuanced acknowledgement... more...