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

    BRILL 2007; US$ 278.00

    In this impressive collection honouring the German scholar of Islamic art Jens Kröger on his 65th birthday, Avinoam Shalem and Annette Hagedorn bring together twenty-five contributions from a highly distinguished group of experts on Islamic art and specialists of central and south Asian art. Unpublished artefacts and new interpretations are presented... more...

  • Muqarnas, Volume 26by Gülru Necipoglu; Karen Leal

    BRILL 2009; US$ 83.00

    "Muqarnas" 26 contains articles on a variety of topics that span and transcend the geographic and temporal boundaries that have traditionally defined the history of Islamic art and architecture. 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$ 154.00

    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... more...

  • Neo-avant-garde in Nederlandby Rogier Schumacher

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 67.75

    In 1955 werd het tijdschrift "Museumjournaal" opgericht in een poging het algmene publiek te winnen voor de twintigste-eeuwse kunst. Binnen tien jaar groeide het blad uit tot dé informatiebron voor eigentijdse avant-gardekunst in ons land. Rogier Schumacher analyseert deze groei. Hij toont aan dat de belangrijkste auteurs in het tijdschrift... more...

  • Drawing on Artby Dalia Judovitz

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; Not Available

    Marcel Duchamp?s 1919 readymade, L.H.O.O.Q. , which he created by drawing a moustache and goatee on a commercial reproduction of the Mona Lisa , precipitated a radical reevaluation of the meaning of art, the process of art making, and the role of the artist. In Drawing on Art , Dalia Judovitz explores the central importance of appropriation, collaboration,... more...

  • Confessions of a Curatorby Joan Murray

    Dundurn 1996; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Aesthetic Creationby Nick Zangwill

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 32.99 US$ 28.37

    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...