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  • Summers of Discontentby Raymond Tallis; Julian Spalding

    Bitter Lemon Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    An examination of why artists make art in the first place, and why we all feel the need for it. more...

  • Art's Emotionsby Damien Freeman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Despite the very obvious differences between looking at Manet?s Woman with a Parrot and listening to Elgar?s Cello Concerto, both experiences provoke similar questions in the thoughtful aesthete: why does the painting seem to express reverie and the music, nostalgia? How do we experience the reverie and nostalgia in such works of art? Why do we... more...

  • Magritte's Labyrinthby Ellen Handler Spitz

    Argo-Navis 2014; US$ 4.99

    Gertrude Stein once asked why certain painted pictures engrave themselves into our minds with fierce tenacity. Why do they unsettle us? The enigmatic art of Belgian Surrealist artist René Magritte has long been subject to art historical and philosophical inquiry and mined by the worlds of advertising, illustration, and film. Yet Stein's questions... more...

  • Online Evaluation of Creativity and the Artsby Hiesun Cecilia Suhr

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Social media have dramatically popularized practices of evaluation, especially of cultural products and artistic expressions. The practices of "liking" and rating any shared contents such as music to blogs, film, videos, photographs to artwork and performances are ubiquitous in today?s digital environments. As a result, creative producers are increasingly... more...

  • Cultural Synergy in Information Institutionsby Richard P. Smiraglia

    Springer 2014; US$ 109.00

    Cultural forces govern a synergistic relationship among information institutions that shapes their roles collectively and individually. Cultural synergy is the combination of perception- and behavior-shaping knowledge within, between, and among groups. Our hyperlinked era makes information-sharing among institutions critically important for scholarship... more...

  • Augmented Reality Artby Vladimir Geroimenko

    Springer 2014; US$ 109.00

    This is the first ever book on augmented reality art. It is written by a team of world-leading artists, researchers and practitioners, pioneering in the use of augmented reality technology as a novel artistic medium. The book explores a wide range of major aspects of augmented reality art and its enabling technology. It is intended to be a starting... more...

  • Women Writers and Artistsby B. J. Elliott; Jo-Ann Wallace

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    In this beautifully illustrated and provocative study, Bridget Elliott and Jo-Ann Wallace reappraise women's literary and artistic contribution to Modernism. Through comparative case studies, including Natalie Barney, Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell and Gertrude Stein, the authors examine the ways in which women responded to Modernism and created their... more...

  • Leisure Spaceby Judith O'Callaghan; Paul Hogben

    UNSW Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Dinner at Australia Square’s revolving Summit Restaurant, sipping cocktails at the Kings Cross Chevron-Hilton, hanging out at a Skyline drive-in ... Mid-twentieth-century Sydneysiders embraced leisure like never before. Leisure Space details the architecture and design that transformed their city - through its new hotels, motels, restaurants,... more...

  • Pain in the Artsby John Tusa

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 56.00

    Over a distinguished career in cultural leadership, management and journalism spanning almost 30 years, John Tusa has amassed a unique experience of the arts world, the political controversies it faces and the battles it continues to fight. His new book is a fearless and passionate defence of the performing and visual arts at a time of increasing... more...