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  • Art and the Human Adventureby Derek Allan

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 92.00

    André Malraux was a major figure in French intellectual life in the twentieth century. A key component of his thought is his theory of art which presents a series of fundamental challenges to traditional explanations of the nature and purpose of art devel more...

  • The Objective Eyeby John Hyman

    University of Chicago Press 2006; US$ 30.00

    “The longer you work, the more the mystery deepens of what appearance is, or how what is called appearance can be made in another medium."—Francis Bacon, painter   This, in a nutshell, is the central problem in the theory of art. It has fascinated philosophers from Plato to Wittgenstein. And it fascinates artists and art historians,... more...

  • Figures of Speech or Figures of Thought?by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy; William Wroth; Roger Lipsey

    World Wisdom 2007; US$ 9.99

    This new edition of Coomaraswamy's classic book, considered his most important work on the philosophy of art, includes all of the revisions Coomaraswamy had wanted to add to the original edition. more...

  • Digital Art and Meaningby Roberto Simanowski

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    How to interpret and critique digital arts, in theory and in practice. more...

  • §§ 222-240by Rolf Sethe

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 210.00

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  • B.S.by Andrew Hughmann

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2011; US$ 38.88

    Triple mind chess is how some have described this art-book that uses Pop culture iconography, syllabication, phonemes, articulatory code, and phonological processing. Sublexical to say the very least. The book does have a story, however the true exercise and excitement in this work, B.S., as one will discover by "reading", is that the book... more...

  • The Simple Secret to Better Paintingby Greg Albert

    F+W Media 2003; US$ 24.99

    Create art that's more attractive, interesting and eye-catching! Even if your perspective is accurate, your subject realistic and colors vibrant, a weak composition - predictable, repetitious or monotonous - means a weak painting. The Simple Secret to Better Painting ensures that your compositions work every time. It's an insightful artistic philosophy... more...

  • Naïve Artby Nathalia Brodskaya

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 5.00

    Até ao final do século XIX a Arte Naïve, criada por artistas inexperientes e caracterizada pela espontaneidade e simplicidade, foi pouco reconhecida quer pelos artistas profissionais quer pelos críticos de arte. A pintura Naïve caracterizava-se pela sua clareza de linhas, cores vívidas e alegres, assim como pelas suas formas simples e precisas como... more...

  • Bookworkby Garrett Stewart

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 52.00

    “There they rest, inert, impertinent, in gallery space—those book forms either imitated or mutilated, replicas of reading matter or its vestiges. Strange, after its long and robust career, for the book to take early retirement in a museum, not as rare manuscript but as functionless sculpture. Readymade or constructed, such book shapes... more...

  • Bilderwelten einer Jahrhundertwendeby Stefan Lüddemann

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2006; US$ 41.89

    Hauptbeschreibung Kunstkritik ist publizistische Praxis und zugleich eine Form der ästhetischen Reflexion. Stefan Lüddemann führt das doppeldeutige Phänomen Kunstkritik in seinem Buch vor. Er fragt nach den aktuellen Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Kunstkritik, indem er ihre Aufgaben in einer Zeit nach den Avantgarden untersucht. Die Frage nach dem... more...