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- IPS Books 2014; US$ 4.99
The concept behind fractal geometry is extremely difficult to explain . . . but easy to see and enjoy. Eric Hammel, a professional author of military history books, is unable to explain fractals in a way that will be clear to anyone else, but most mathematicians can?t explain fractals in language most people can understand. The simplest explanation... more...
- Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2014; US$ 40.08
Die Supraporte stellt einen Aufsatz oberhalb des Türsturzes dar, der in vielerlei Gestalt, vor allem in profanen Raumausstattungen vom Barock bis zum Klassizismus begegnet. Obwohl der Supraporte ein bedeutender Anteil an der Dekoration anspruchsvoller, meist herrschaftlicher Räume zukommt, wurde ihr bislang noch keine Monographie gewidmet. ... more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95
Long before e-mail and the Internet permeated society, Roy Ascott, a pioneering British artist and theorist, coined the term "telematic art" to describe the use of online computer networks as an artistic medium. In Telematic Embrace Edward A. Shanken gathers, for the first time, an impressive compilation of more than three decades of Ascott's philosophies... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 7.99
This clear and concise introduction examines all the major debates and issues using a wide range of well-known examples. Importantly, this book explains how the traditional emphasis on periods and styles originates in western art production and can obscure other approaches, as well as art from non-western cultures. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 129.95
Edges of Empire is a timely reassessment of the history and legacy of Orientalist art and visual culture through its focus on the intersection between modernization, modernism and Orientalism. Covers indigenous art and agency, contemporary practices of collection and display, and a survey of key Orientalist tropes Contains original essays... more...
- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 59.99
This work traces significant changes in 20th-century American culture through the career of Gilbert Seldes. Seldes' book "The Seven Lively Arts" produced a wide debate among intellectuals about the so-called "popular arts" (film, broadcasting, cartoons) and their importance to American culture. more...
- Intellect 2005; US$ 10.00
This book looks at the transformation that Art and Art history is undergoing through engagement with the digital revolution. Since its initiation in 1985, CHArt (Computers and the History of Art) has set out to promote interaction between the rapidly developing new Information Technology and the study and practice of Art. It has become increasingly... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 75.00
Takes up the commonly unexplored question of what is actually present in art?what aspects have survived the vicissitudes of time. International and interdisciplinary, this volume conducts readers into a discussion of the significance of personal response to works of art. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 39.95
Art criticism is spurned by universities, but widely produced and read. It is seldom theorized and its history has hardly been investigated. The State of Art Criticism presents an international conversation among art historians and critics that considers the relation between criticism and art history and poses the question of whether criticism may... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 24.95
Art History: The Basics is a concise and accessible introduction for the general reader and the undergraduate approaching the history of art for the first time at college or university. It will give you answers to questions like: What is art and art history? What are the main methodologies used to understand art? How have... more...