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- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Collecting the New is the first book on the questions and challenges that museums face in acquiring and preserving contemporary art. Because such art has not yet withstood the test of time, it defies the traditional understanding of the art museum as an institution that collects and displays works of long-established aesthetic and historical value.... more...
- DK Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00
Art That Changed the World is an innovative approach to understanding the history of art, from cave painting to the modern day, with pivotal works of art examined in the context of history, culture and the lives of their creators. This invaluable art reference book reveals the creative impulse behind every major art movement, from the... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2013; Not Available
Great art movements and the paintings that inspired them The Illustrated Story of Art is an innovative approach to understanding the history of art, from cave painting to the modern day, with pivotal works of art examined in the context of history, culture and the lives of their creators. This invaluable art reference book reveals... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 16.03
'[Beardsley's] vision is permanently that of a child lying in bed watching his mother dress for a dinner-party. His fantasy hangs this here, tries the effect of that there: everything is a jewel, and everything is a sexual organ. He is allured, yet afraid to touch: driven back on a cold minuteness of detailed attention, and yet passionately curious,... more...
- Reaktion Books 1996; US$ 35.00
In the first exploration of Chinese paintings as both material products and pictorial representations, The Double Screen shows how the collaboration and tension between material form and image gives life to a painting. A Chinese painting is often reduced to the image it bears; its material form is dismissed; its intimate connection with social... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00
The aesthetic categories ?outline? and ?contour? are of central importance in the history of literature on art. The problematic history of these categories furnishes insight into the evolution of aesthetic thinking in its continuities, fissures, and mechanisms of change. This study traces significant moments in the history of ?outline? and ?contour?... more...
- Art Books Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 43.74
From the beginning of the twentieth century until the 1980s, Marxist art history was at the forefront of radical approaches to the discipline. Some of the most influential names in the field were active proponents of Marxist thought: Frederick Antal, Max Raphael, Arnold Hauser, Meyer Schapiro, T. J. Clark, to name just a few. But in the last two decades... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available
When young Pablo Picasso arrived in Paris in October 1900 he made his way up the hillside of Montmartre . . . The real revolution in the arts first took place not, as is commonly supposed, in the 1920s to the accompaniment of the Charleston, black jazz and mint juleps but more quietly and intimately, in the shadow of the windmills - artificial... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00
Knowledge of the properties, mixtures, harmonies, meanings and uses of colour has always been widely distributed among painters and architects, dyers and printers, pigment producers and merchants, physicists and chemists. This volume focuses on how different communities interacted with respect to their colour knowledge and practices and hereby provides... more...