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  • A Real Van Goghby Henk Tromp

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 49.50

    Vincent van Gogh's paintings and drawings are fabulously expensive. Millions of people admire his work, but are those masterpieces all genuine? To this day, the international art world struggles to separate the real van Goghs from the fake ones, and the key question addressed in this book is what may happen to art experts when they publicly voice... more...

  • Was ist Kunst? Eine Grundlegungby Reinold Schmücker

    Vittorio Klostermann 2014; US$ 93.69

    Was ist Kunst? Dass sich die Philosophie darauf eine Antwort zutrauen darf, zeigt dieses Buch. Der Autor entkräftet den Zweifel an der Möglichkeit einer Kunstdefinition, wie sie in der Ästhetik bisher fehlte. Auch der Begriff der ästhetischen Erfahrung und der ontologische Status von Kunstwerken werden in eingehender Auseinandersetzung mit klassischen... more...

  • After Criticismby Gavin Butt

    Wiley 2008; US$ 145.95

    It has recently become apparent that criticism has fallen on hard times. Either commodification is deemed to have killed it off, or it has become institutionally routine. This book explores contemporary approaches which have sought to renew criticism's energies in the wake of a 'theatrical turn' in recent visual arts practice, and the emergence of... more...

  • American Salonsby Robert M. Crunden

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 114.99

    In American Salons, Robert Crunden provides a sweeping account of the American encounter with European Modernism up to the American entry into World War I. Crunden begins with deft portraits of the figures who were central to the birth of Modernism, including James Whistler, the eccentric expatriate American painter who became the archetypal artist... more...

  • Archaeologies of Presenceby Gabriella Giannachi; Nick Kaye; Michael Shanks

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95

    Archaeologies of Presence is a brilliant exploration of how the performance of presence can be understood through the relationships between performance theory and archaeological thinking. Drawing together carefully commissioned contributions by leading international scholars and artists, this radical new work poses a number of essential questions:... more...

  • Art and Cultureby Clement Greenberg

    Beacon Press 1971; US$ 24.00

    "Clement Greenberg is, internationally, the best-known American art critic popularly considered to be the man who put American vanguard painting and sculpture on the world map. . . . An important book for everyone interested in modern painting and sculpture."? The New York Times more...

  • Art and Thoughtby Dana Arnold; Margaret Iversen

    Wiley 2008; US$ 143.95

    Art and Thought is a collection of newly commissioned essays that explores the relationship between the discipline of art history and important movements in the history of western thought. Brings together newly commissioned essays that explore the relationship between the discipline of art history and movements in the history of western thought.... more...

  • Artistic Livesby Dr Kirsten Forkert

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Artistic Lives examines cultural production as a non-standard, self-directed, and frequently unpaid activity, which is susceptible to developments that affect the availability of unstructured time. It engages with discourses which have historically had little to do with the arts, including urban sociology and social policy research, to explore the... more...

  • Bloomsbury and Franceby Mary Ann Caws; Sarah Bird Wright

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 26.99

    A literary and visual overview of the experiences of the Bloomsbury group of writers and artists, including Virginia Woolf, Duncan Grant, Clive Bell, Roger Fry and Dora Carrington. In particular, this work describes their travels in France which shaped much of their thinking, painting and writing. more...

  • Carnal Artby C. Jill O?Bryan

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 75.00

    The French artist Orlan is infamous for performances during which her body is surgically altered. Responding to Orlan?s definition of her performance surgeries as ?carnal art,? C. Jill O?Bryan considers how the artist?s ever-fluctuating face questions idealized beauty and female identity, and complicates the notion of identity?and its relation to the... more...