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  • Kunstby Henning Tegtmeyer

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 42.00

    Art and philosophy are two fundamental modes of expression of human self-consciousness. What differentiates and what connects them? Only philosophy can answer this question. The question is both a fundamental question of philosophy as well as a question of the significance of art for human self-understanding. All forms of art are to be considered.... more...

  • Thrown Ropeby Peter Hutchinson

    Springer 2006; US$ 29.95

    Although Peter Hutchinson has been working with land art since the 1960s, he has yet to receive his proper due. His work isn't found in galleries and he doesn't practice the kind of sensationalism that is typical of the art world. He is a refreshingly modest artist, and his delicate fleeting work is extraordinarily beautiful, remarkably intelligent,... more...

  • The Artist Insideby Tom Crockett

    Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.00

    A fresh new approach to tapping into our own creativity, using the images and artifacts of our dreams. Getting inspired is one of the toughest parts of being an artist, whether we're a beginner or a seasoned professional. But as Tom Crockett shows us in this new book, finding ideas for our artwork is easier than we think. By simply exploring the images... more...

  • Beauty and Art 1750-2000by Elizabeth Prettejohn

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 25.99

    What do we mean when we call a work of art `beautiful`? How do perceptions of beauty change with the passage of time? Elizabeth Prettejohn explores these crucial questions, showing the vital relationship between our changing notions of beauty and specific works of art. She charts the story of western art, from eighteenth-century Germany to the late... more...

  • Contemporary Artby Julian Stallabrass

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 9.99

    What is 'contemporary' about contemporary art? Who is really running the art world?. This controversial and witty exploration of the dramatic changes that have taken place in the art world since the fall of the Berlin Wall provides a critical look at the reasons for the current art boom, and reveals the politics behind the business. - ;Contemporary... more...

  • Art Incorporatedby Julian Stallabrass

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 8.95

    A controversial and fascinating attempt to define what is 'contemporary' about contemporary art, and the dramatic changes that have taken place in the last twenty years. Stallabrass reveals the growing inclusiveness of the contemporary art world, pointing to the greatly increased visibility for women and non-western artists, and the blurring... more...

  • From Head to Handby David Levi Strauss

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 18.99

    In his third book, Strauss delves into the mysterious process whereby an idea is born in the mind and materialized through the hand in the expression of an artwork. How exactly does this happen? It's a question so basic, an act so fundamental to art-making, that it has rarely received attention. It makes an ideal topic for Strauss, a writer with... more...

  • Children's Book of Artby

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 24.99

    This engaging guide takes children on an international tour of the world's greatest art, from the first daubs of paint in prehistoric caves to today's performance art. It includes all of the important art movements, from Renaissance to Rococo, as well as the great painters from all these eras. However, the approach is to look at art as an international... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Native American Artistsby Deborah Everett; Elayne Zorn

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 74.95

    Students and art lovers will enjoy reading about the approximately 70 Native American artists presented here, many for the first time in a reference book. more...

  • Grenzen der Katharsis in den modernen Künstenby Martin Vöhler; Dirck Linck

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 133.00

    Whereas Aristotle had limited the evocation of fear and sympathy strictly to the cathartic effect of tragedy, a dissolution can be observed of the boundaries of concepts of catharsis following on from Bernays, Freud and Nietzsche, as the possibilities and limits of catharsis as an emotional abreaction are redrawn. What led to the break with the Aristotelian... more...