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  • Interpreting Contemporary Artby Stephen Bann; William Allen

    Reaktion Books 1991; US$ 37.00

    The interpretation of contemporary art has always presented the critic with the hardest challenge; yet today, as new and often bewildering trends and movements come to the fore with dizzying speed, a critical engagement with the works of our own time is particularly vital. Each contributor to Interpreting Contemporary Art has looked at his chosen... more...

  • From Head to Handby David Levi Strauss

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47

    In this concise and pithy study, art critic David Levi Strauss makes an argument for the continued relevance of art made by hand. A wide variety of media and individual examples are considered: the works of individual sculptors and painters; "exotic" practitioners, such as the West coast Haida and the poet Cecilia Vicuna; curatorial figures and critical... 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$ 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...

  • 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...