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  • 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...

  • From High Art to New Artby Hans Abbing

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 10.50

    Mijnheer de Rector Magnificus, Mevrouw de Decaan, Zeer Gewaardeerde Toehoorders, Dutch data on graying audiences 'Public interest in art is declining and the young are defecting en masse.' Actually, the story is quite the opposite. more...

  • Maximaal Minimaal Invasiefby Jean De la Rosette

    Amsterdam University Press 2003; US$ 10.50

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  • The Rise of the Cult of Rembrandtby Alison McQueen

    Amsterdam University Press 2003; US$ 62.00

    A study of the reinvention of Rembrandt in 19th-century France more...

  • Rembrandt and the Female Nudeby Eric Jan Sluijter

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 74.50

    First detailed study of Rembrandt's fascinating depictions of female nudes 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...

  • 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 A to Z of Renaissance Artby Lilian H. Zirpolo

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 39.99

    The A to Z of Renaissance Art covers the years 1250 to 1648, the period most disciplines place as the Renaissance Era. A complete portrait of this remarkable period is depicted in this book through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on major Renaissance painters, sculptors,... more...