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  • Cubismby Guillaume Apollinaire; Dorothea Eimert

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 8.95

    Les Demoiselles d?Avignon: five young women that changed modern art forever. Faces seen simultaneously from the front and in profile, angular bodies whose once voluptuous feminine forms disappear behind asymmetric lines - with this work, Picasso revolutionised the entire history of painting. Cubism was thus born in 1907. Transforming natural forms... more...

  • The Awakening Artistby Patrick Howe

    John Hunt Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    The Awakening Artist invites artists to discover their relationship to the greatest source of creativity the world has ever known. more...

  • Concerning the Spiritual in Artby Wassily Kandinsky

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Concerning the Spiritual in Art - Originally published in 1911, Kandinsky compares the spiritual life of humanity to a large triangle similar to a pyramid; the artist has the task and the mission of leading others to the top by the exercise of his talent. The point of the triangle is constituted only by some individuals who bring the sublime bread... more...

  • Cultural Contact and the Making of European Art since the Age of Explorationby Mary D. Sheriff

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Art historians have long been accustomed to thinking about art and artists in terms of national traditions. This volume takes a different approach, suggesting instead that a history of art based on national divisions often obscures the processes of cultural appropriation and global exchange that shaped the visual arts of Europe in fundamental ways... more...

  • Kirchnerby Klaus Carl

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    The self-appointed ?leader? of the artists? group Die Brücke (Bridge), founded in Dresden in 1905, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was a key figure in the early development of German Expressionism. His first works show the influence of Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Jugendstil, but by about 1909, Kirchner was painting in a distinctive, expressive manner... more...

  • Paul Kleeby Paul Klee

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    An emblematic figure of the early 20th century, Paul Klee participated in the expansive Avant-Garde movements in Germany and Switzerland. From the vibrant Blaue Reiter movement to Surrealism at the end of the 1930s and throughout his teaching years at the Bauhaus, he attempted to capture the organic and harmonic nature of painting by alluding to other... more...

  • Wabi Sabiby Andrew Juniper

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    Wabi sabi, the quintessential Japanese design aesthetic, is quickly gaining popularity around the world, as evidenced by recent articles in Time , The Chicago Tribune and Kyoto Journal . Taken from the Japanese words wabi , which translates to less is more, and sabi , which means attentive melancholy, wabi sabi refers to an awareness of the... more...

  • Griechische Kunstwerke im politischen Leben Roms und Konstantinopelsby Alessandra Bravi

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This study traces the history of Greek works of art that were first taken to Rome in the Republican era and later moved to Constantinople in the 4th century AD. It examines the effects of these changes in location on their meaning by presenting the available written and archeological evidence on art in public spaces. more...

  • Kompositionby Albrecht Rissler

    dpunkt.verlag 2014; US$ 30.07

    Alle Bereiche der bildenden Kunst verbindet die Aufgabe, Einzelkomponenten von Motiven zu einem überzeugenden Ganzen zusammenzufügen. Die Fotografie ist dabei in besonderem Maße geeignet, die vielfältigen Möglichkeiten kompositorischer Gestaltung darzustellen. Zudem lässt sich das Display einer digitalen Kamera hervorragend als Arbeitsgerät einsetzen,... 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...