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  • Art History: The Key Conceptsby Jonathan Harris

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 33.95

    Art History: The Key Concepts is a systematic, reliable and accessible reference guide to the disciplines of art history and visual culture. Containing entries on over 200 terms integral to the historical and theoretical study of art, design and culture in general, it is an indispensable source of knowledge for all students, scholars and teachers.... more...

  • Art's Agency and Art Historyby Robin Osborne; Jeremy Tanner

    Wiley 2008; US$ 52.95 US$ 45.89

    Art's Agency and Art History re-articulates the relationship of the anthropology of art to key methodological and theoretical approaches in art history, sociology, and linguistics. Explores important concepts and perspectives in the anthropology of art Includes nine groundbreaking case studies by an internationally renowned group of... more...

  • Die Grand Tour in Moderne und Nachmoderneby Joseph Imorde; Jan Pieper

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 95.49

    The 19th and 20th centuries witnessed a change in the attitude of artists travelling to Italy towards the canon of Classical art. There is now an increased interest in whatever is contemporary ?there is a reception of the Futurists , arte povera or Italian design, artists turn to Marcello Piacentini, the ?Superstudio? or Aldo Rossi. This... more...

  • Pi und Co.by Ehrhard Behrends; Peter Gritzmann; Günter M. Ziegler

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 11.59

    Mathematik ist eine äußerst vielseitige, lebendige Wissenschaft. Von ihren großen Themen wie Zahlen, Unendlichkeiten, Dimensionen und Wahrscheinlichkeiten spannen die Autoren einen Bogen bis hin zu aktuellen Anwendungen in der Logistik, der Finanzwelt, der Kryptographie, der Medizin und anderen Gebieten. Breit gefächert wie die Mathematik ist auch... more...

  • Kunstby Henning Tegtmeyer

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 31.79

    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...

  • The Artist Insideby Tom Crockett

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 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...

  • The Learned Eyeby Marieke van den Doel; Natasja van Eck; Gerbrand Korevaar

    Amsterdam University Press 2005; US$ 46.75

    Contains contributions on Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Frans Hals, and others, linked by the theme of the 'learned eye', focusing on studio practice, theory of art, or the development of the artist's self-image. The 'learned eye' here refers to the experienced eye of the art historian, the curator, or the restorer, reflecting the scope... more...

  • Beauty and Artby Elizabeth Prettejohn

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 22.99

    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 Art: A Very Short Introductionby Julian Stallabrass

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 7.99

    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. 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...