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  • 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$ 23.13

    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$ 27.76

    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...

  • Göttliche Kinderby Michaela Stark

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 74.06

    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...

  • Performing Beauty in Participatory Art and Cultureby Falk Heinrich

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book investigates the notion of beauty in participatory art, an interdisciplinary form that necessitates the audience?s agential participation and that is often seen in interactive art and technology-driven media installations. After considering established theories of beauty, for example, Plato, Alison, Hume, Kant, Gadamer and Santayana through... more...

  • Ancient Near Eastern Art in Contextby Marian Feldman; Jack Cheng

    BRILL 2007; US$ 214.00

    Covers topics such as: palatial and temple architecture, royal sculpture, gender in the ancient Near East, and interdisciplinary studies that range from fourth millennium BCE to modern ethnography and cover Sumer, Assyria, Babylonia, Iran, Syria, Urartu, and the Levant. more...

  • Discoveries in Western Tibet and the Western Himalayasby Amy Heller; Giacomella Orofino

    BRILL 2007; US$ 105.00

    Archaeological discoveries and scientific research focused on western Tibet and the western Himalayas have resulted in a redefinition of the historical and cultural processes of the entire Indo-Tibetan civilization. This title presents the proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the Iats, 2003. more...

  • Facts and Artefacts - Art in the Islamic Worldby Annette Hagedorn; Avinoam Shalem

    BRILL 2007; US$ 278.00

    The scholarly search on the art of the object is of enduring interest and enjoys a new renaissance in the last few years. This book mainly explores the art and craft of Islamic artefacts and presents to the reader a diverse range of approaches. Despite this variety, in which also artefacts of the pre-Islamic, period as well as 'orientalized'... more...