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  • Twentieth-Century American Artby Erika Doss

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 20.99

    Jackson Pollock, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, and Laurie Anderson are just some of the major American artists of the twentieth century. From the 1893 Chicago World's Fair to the 2000 Whitney Biennial, a rapid succession of art movements and different styles reflected the extreme changes in American culture and society, as... more...

  • Modernismby Christopher Butler

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Is a tower block, your unmade bed, your lavatory basin, or the bicycle chained to the gate next door a work of art? Why should a novel have a beginning, a middle, and an end; or even a story? Whether we recognise it or not, virtually every aspect of our life today has been influenced in part by the aesthetic legacy of Modernism. In this Very Short... more...

  • Concerning the Spiritual in Artby Wassily Kandinsky; Michael T. H. Sadler

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 7.99

    Kandinsky sees the spiritual life of humanity as a pyramid. The artist must lead the layman to the top of this pyramid through the soulful exercise of art. Kandinsky differentiates between the superficial pleasure art inspires and the inner resonance created when art is considered attentively and allowed to touch the soul. The artist is allowed absolute... more...

  • On the Decay of the Art of Lyingby Mark Twain

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    On the Decay of the Art of Lying is a short essay by Mark Twain from 1885. In it he deplores that way man's "most faithful friend" is being used and indeed misused, declaring that "the wise thing is for us diligently to train ourselves to lie thoughtfully, judiciously; to lie with a good object, and not an evil one; to lie for others'... more...

  • The Beautifulby Vernon Lee

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    This book takes Beauty as already existing and enjoyed, and seeks to analyze and account for Beauty's existence and enjoyment. More strictly speaking, it analyzes and accounts for Beauty not inasmuch as existing in certain objects and processes, but rather as calling forth (and being called forth by) a particular group of mental activities and... more...

  • The Mind of the Artistby Laurence Binyon; George Clausen

    The Floating Press 1909; US$ 5.99

    The Mind of the Artist speaks for itself, and really requires no word of introduction. These opinions as a whole have a harmony and consistency, and announce clearly that the directing impulse must be a desire for expression, that art is a language, and that the thing to be said is of more importance than the manner of saying it. This desire for expression... more...

  • Von Göttern und Heldenby Arnulf Krause

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2011; US$ 41.15

    Feen und Zaubernebel, magische Schwerter und grausame Monster, düstere Götter und riesenhafte Steinskulpturen: Die nordischen Mythen üben auch heute noch eine einzigartige Anziehungskraft aus. Uralte Erzählungen von Abenteurern und Liebeshändeln, vom Anfang der Zeiten und dem Ende der Welt ? Generationen lauschten am Lagerfeuer diesen Geschichten... more...

  • Nachwuchsförderung in der bildenden Kunstby Torsten Alt

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 21.60

    Wie können die Rahmenbedingungen für Kunst und Künstler verbessert werden? In Deutschland bemühen sich unterschiedliche Akteure und Institutionen um die Unterstützung junger Künstler. Insbesondere die Vergabe von Preisen hat sich in den letzten Jahrzehnten als ein beliebtes Instrument zur Förderung etabliert. Auch in der Forschung wird die Wirksamkeit... more...

  • Tyrann und Märtyrerby Carolin Behrmann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Throughout Europe, the end of the 16th century saw an enormous output of images of Christian martyrdom. Images portraying the law and the behavior of tyrannical regimes in terms of the torment of the martyrs signaled the threats to their own legal system. For the first time, the images of martyrs and tyrants are presented as both religious figures... more...

  • The Living Lineby Robin Veder

    Dartmouth College Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    ROBIN VEDER is an associate professor of humanities and art history/visual culture, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg. more...