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  • Imaginary Gamesby Chris Bateman

    John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    Can games be art? When film critic Roger Ebert claimed in 2010 that videogames could never be art it was seen as a snub by many gamers. But from the perspective of philosophy of art this question was topsy turvey, since according to one of the most influential theories of representation all art is a game . Kendall Walton's prop theory explains... more...

  • Gott ? Götter ? Götzenby Christoph Schwöbel

    Evangelische Verlagsanstalt 2013; US$ 73.06

    Durch die wachsende öffentliche Auseinandersetzung mit den und über die Religionen und Weltanschauungen steht die Frage nach Gott, den Göttern und den "Götzen", wie sie aus der Perspektive der jeweiligen religiösen Überzeugungen erscheinen, im Mittelpunkt der gesellschaftlichen und wissenschaftlichen Diskussion. In diesem Band werden die... more...

  • Art of Deathby Nigel Llewellyn

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 22.95

    How did our ancestors die? Whereas in our own day the subject of death is usually avoided, in pre-Industrial England the rituals and processes of death were present and immediate. People not only surrounded themselves with memento mori, they also sought to keep alive memories of those who had gone before. This continual confrontation with death was... more...

  • Engraving the Savageby Michael Gaudio

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 75.00

    In this innovative analysis, Michael Gaudio explains how popular engravings of Native American Indians defined the nature of Western civilization by producing an image of its “savage other.” Going beyond the notion of the “savage” as an intellectual and ideological construct, Gaudio examines how the tools, materials, and techniques... more...

  • Material Identitiesby Joanna Sofaer

    Wiley 2008; US$ 117.95

    Material Identities examines the way that individuals use material objects as tools for projecting aspects of their identities. Considers the way identity is fashioned, launched, used, and admired in the material world. Contributors intervene from the disciplines of art history, anthropology, design and material culture. Considers contrasting... more...

  • 100% Evilby Nicholas Blechman

    Springer 2005; US$ 14.95

    "There's evil in the world." George W. Bush And lots of it. The question is, just what does it look like? A politician? An ex-girlfriend? Your landlord? Your boss? Hanna Arendt said it was banal. The Red Sox think of the Yankees. And in this hilarious, disturbing, quirky, and brilliant little book, noted illustrators Nicholas Blechman... more...

  • Symbolic Landscapesby John Murungi

    Springer 2008; US$ 289.00

    Symbolic Landscapes presents a definitive collection of landscape/place studies that explores symbolic, cultural levels of geographical meanings. Essays written by philosophers, geographers, architects, social scientists, art historians, and literati, bring specific modes of expertise and perspectives to this transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary... more...

  • Art and Its Usesby Ezra Mendelsohn; Richard I. Cohen

    Oxford University Press, USA 1990; US$ 124.99

    The sixth volume of the annual publication of the Institute for Contemporary Jewry at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Art and Its Uses analyzes the levels of meaning present in a wide range of visual images, from high art by Jewish artists to Judaica, caricatures, and political propaganda. The use of such material to illuminate aspects of modern... more...

  • Photographyby Steve Edwards

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 9.99

    Photographs are an integral part of our daily lives - from snapshots and tabloid newspapers to art photography in galleries and exhibitions. Edwards combines a sense of the historical development of photography with an insightful analysis of its purpose and meaning within a wider cultural context. - ;Photographs are an integral part of our daily lives... more...

  • Woman and Art in Early Modern Latin Americaby Richard E. Phillips; Kellen Kee McIntyre

    BRILL 2006; US$ 144.00

    An illustrated anthology that brings together a collection of essays, which explore the position of women and the contributions made by them to the arts and architecture of early modern Latin America. more...