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  • Confessions of a Curatorby Joan Murray

    Dundurn 1996; US$ 29.99

    In this witty and compelling defence of the art field itself, Joan Murray, one of the country's most outspoken art historians, discusses the great figures of Canadian art and the rise of our national are in institutions such as the Art Gallery of Ontario. more...

  • The Sensory World of Italian Renaissance Artby François Quiviger

    Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 27.00

    In The Sensory World of Italian Renaissance Art, François Quiviger explores the ways in which the senses began to take on a new significance in the art of the sixteenth century. more...

  • Metzler Lexikon Avantgardeby Hubert van den Berg; Walter Fähnders

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2009; US$ 54.58

    Vom Aufbruch der modernen Kunst und Literatur Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts bis zur Postmoderne ? das Lexikon gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über die klassische Avantgarde und die neueren Avantgarde-Bewegungen. In rund 220 Artikeln erschließt es die Avantgarde in den einzelnen Ländern sowie die verschiedenen Gattungen und Kunstsparten, wie z. B. Architektur,... more...

  • Aesthetic Creationby Nick Zangwill

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 32.99

    What is the purpose of art? What drives us to make it? Why do we value it? Nick Zangwill argues that the function of art is to have certain aesthetic properties in virtue of its non-aesthetic properties, and this function arises because of the artist's insight into the nature of these dependence relations and her intention to bring them about. more...

  • Walking Macao, Reading the Baroqueby Jeremy Tambling; Louis Lo

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2009; US$ 50.00

    The book studies the baroque and the postmodern art and architecture of Macao, as an ex-Portuguese colony founded in the sixteenth century. Examining how the 'Baroque' has been used in critical and cultural theory, it uses this to help visitors to Macao understand its complex history, both colonial and Chinese. more...

  • Art and Placeby David Clarke

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1996; US$ 45.00

    The book brings together a series of essays about art in Hong Kong written over the last ten years, with the intention of offering a personal chronicle of the Hong Kong art world during a time of great change. more...

  • Edward Hopper Encyclopediaby Lenora Mamunes

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 55.00

    Edward Hopper was one of the most prominent American realist painters of the twentieth century. This comprehensive encyclopedia is a cross-referenced guide to Hopper's life and art. More than 200 entries focus on his oeuvre, including his most noteworthy oil paintings, watercolors and etchings. The remaining entries highlight individuals central... more...

  • Sculptureby Johann Gottfried Herder; Jason Gaiger

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    "The eye that gathers impressions is no longer the eye that sees a depiction on a surface; it becomes a hand, the ray of light becomes a finger, and the imagination becomes a form of immediate touching."?Johann Gottfried Herder Long recognized as one of the most important eighteenth-century works on aesthetics and the visual arts, Johann Gottfried... more...

  • Not Dark Yetby Mike Harfield; David Lloyd

    Loose Chippings 2010; US$ 9.99

    Spiced with humour, the tales of epic encounters at Clifton Hampden are told alongside more modest affairs at Lords, Headingley and OldTrafford. more...

  • Osogbo and the Art of Heritageby Peter Probst

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 20.95

    Why has the home of a Yoruba river goddess become a UNESCO World Heritage site and a global attraction? Every year, tens of thousands of people from around the world visit the sacred grove of Osun, Osogbo's guardian deity, to attend her festival. Peter Probst takes readers on a riveting journey to Osogbo.... more...