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  • ART/WORKby Heather Darcy Bhandari; Jonathan Melber

    Free Press 2009; US$ 17.99

    Find Out What They Didn't Teach You in Art School The most comprehensive guide of its kind, Art/Work gives artists of every level the tools they need to make it in an art world so competitive one dealer likens it to "The Sopranos, except nobody gets killed." Whether you're an art school grad looking for a gallery, a mid-career artist managing... more...

  • Abstraction and Empathyby Wilhelm Worringer

    Ivan R. Dee 1997; US$ 18.99

    Worringer's classic study argues that in historical periods of anxiety and uncertainty, man seeks to abstract objects from their unpredictable state and transform them into absolute, transcendental forms. With an introduction by Hilton Kramer. 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...

  • Art History Versus Aestheticsby James Elkins

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    In this unprecedented collection, over twenty of the world's most prominent thinkers on the subject including Arthur Danto, Stephen Melville, Wendy Steiner, Alexander Nehamas, and Jay Bernstein ponder the disconnect between these two disciplines. The volume has a radically innovative structure: it begins with introductions, and centres on an animated... more...

  • Art Without Bordersby Ben-Ami Scharfstein

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 21.00

    People all over the world make art and take pleasure in it, and they have done so for millennia. But acknowledging that art is a universal part of human experience leads us to some big questions: Why does it exist? Why do we enjoy it? And how do the world?s different art traditions relate to art and to each other? Art Without Borders is an... more...

  • 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 Art of Religionby Professor Maarten Delbeke; Dr Caroline van Eck

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Bernini and Pallavicino, the artist and the Jesuit cardinal, are closely related figures at the papal courts of Urban VIII and Alexander VII, at which Bernini was the principal artist. The analysis of Pallavicino's writings offers a new perspective on Bernini's art and artistry and allow us to understand the visual arts in papal Rome as a 'making... more...

  • The Art of Understanding Artby Irina D. Costache

    Wiley 2012; US$ 39.95

    The Art of Understanding Art reveals to students and other readers new and meaningful ways of developing personal ideas and opinions about art and how to express them with confidence. Offers an inquiry—unique among introductory art texts—into the learning process of understanding and appreciating art Examines the multiple issues... more...

  • 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...

  • Bilderwelten einer Jahrhundertwendeby Stefan Lüddemann

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2006; US$ 36.41

    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 Stellenwert der Kunstkritik... more...