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  • Thinking About Artby Penny Huntsman

    Wiley 2015; US$ 49.95

    Thinking about Art explores some of the greatest works of art and architecture in the world through the prism of themes, instead of chronology, to offer intriguing juxtapositions of art and history. The book ranges across time and topics, from the Parthenon to the present day and from patronage to ethnicity, to reveal art history in new and varied... 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 2012; US$ 38.15

    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...

  • Göttliche Kinderby Michaela Stark

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 61.07

    Mythen von Geburt und Kindheitstaten der Götter und Heroen sind sowohl in der literarischen Überlieferung als auch in der Bilderwelt des antiken Griechenland präsent. Michaela Stark betrachtet das momentan in der Forschung intensiv diskutierte Thema "Kindheit" von einem neuen Standpunkt aus und gewinnt auf dieser Grundlage neue Erkenntnisse... more...

  • Artes - Pro und Kontra IIby Vilmos Dr Czikkely

    tredition 2014; US$ 2.78

    Zum Verständnis der intellektuellen Auseinandersetzungen und Friktionen im Athen des 5. und 4. Jahrhunderts v.u.Z. wollen wir zunächst wesentliche Merkmale des gesellschaftlichen Diskurses politisch, wirtschaftlich, militärisch, religiös, sozial und bildungspolitisch betrachten. Dadurch sollen Meinungen und geäußerte Einstellungen zu den ?????? einen... more...

  • Geschichte der christlichen Kabbala. Band 4by Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann; Frank Böhling; Wolfgang Dickhut; Charles Lohr; Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann

    frommann-holzboog Verlag 2014; Not Available

    Der vierte, abschließende Band der ?Geschichte der christlichen Kabbala? erschließt die drei Darstellungsbände (2012?2013) und enthält die erste Bibliographie zum Thema. Sämtliche Werke, die für dieses Forschungsfeld konstitutiv sind, sind hier umfassend bibliographisch erschlossen. In dieser Verdichtung eröffnet die Sammlung einen systematischen und... more...

  • Memoirs of Journeys to Venice and the Low Countriesby Albrecht Durer; Rudolf Tombo

    The Floating Press 1913; US$ 6.99

    This early travelogue gives readers a fascinating glimpse into European life and customs in the Renaissance and early modern periods. The book recounts author Albrecht Durer's travels in and observations of Italy and the Netherlands on the cusp of the sixteenth century. more...