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  • Art and Animalsby Giovanni Aloi

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 29.00

    ?Art is continually haunted by the animal,? wrote Deleuze and Guattari. Over the past two decades, animals have quite literally invaded the gallery space, from Joseph Beuys? co-habiting with a coyote, Janis Kounelli?s instillation of live horses, Damien Hirst?s shark in formaldehyde to Mark Dion?s natural history displays and Marco Evaristti?s ?goldfish... more...

  • Women, Art and Architectural Patronage in Renaissance Mantuaby Sally Anne Hickson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    Combining primary archival research, contextual analysis of the climate of female mysticism, and a re-examination of a number of visual objects, this study sheds new light on the social, cultural and religious impact of the cult of female mystics of Mantua in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. It offers new insight into a complex world... more...

  • War Culture and the Contest of Imagesby Dora Apel

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    War Culture and the Contest of Images analyzes the relationships among contemporary war, documentary practices, and democratic ideals. Using carefully chosen case studies, Dora Apel examines a wide variety of images and cultural representations of war in the United States and the Middle East, including photography, performance art, video games,... more...

  • Nocturneby James Attlee

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 17.00

    “Nobody who has not taken one can imagine the beauty of a walk through Rome by full moon,” wrote Goethe in 1787. Sadly, the imagination is all we have today: in Rome, as in every other modern city, moonlight has been banished, replaced by the twenty-four-hour glow of streetlights in a world that never sleeps. Moonlight, for most of us,... more...

  • Artist Animalby Steve Baker

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 90.00

    Animals have always been compelling subjects for artists, but the rise of animal advocacy and posthumanist thought has prompted a reconsideration of the relationship between artist and animal. In this book, Steve Baker examines the work of contemporary artists who directly confront questions of animal life, treating animals not for their aesthetic... more...

  • Postmodern Animalby Steve Baker

    Reaktion Books 2000; US$ 24.95

    In The Postmodern Animal, Steve Baker explores how animal imagery has been used in modern and contemporary art and performance, and in postmodern philosophy and literature, to suggest and shape ideas about identity and creativity. more...

  • Contesting the Logic of Paintingby Charles E. Barber

    BRILL 2007; US$ 123.00

    Drawing on philosophical and theological writings produced in eleventh-century Byzantium, this book offers a reading of the icon and Byzantine aesthetics that expands our understanding of these topics. more...

  • 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...

  • Kunst und Revolution (E-Book)by Paul Bekker; Andreas Eichhorn

    Georg Olms Verlag 2013; US$ 9.32

    Hauptbeschreibung Paul Bekkers Essay "Kunst und Revolution", dessen Titel übrigens bewusst auf die gleichnamige Schrift von Richard Wagner anspielt, entstand als Vortrag, den er in seiner Funktion als Obmann des Frankfurter Rates für künstlerische Angelegenheiten Anfang Januar 1919 hielt. Der Essay, in dem sich kulturkritische Analyse und Zukunftsvisionen... more...

  • Colonial Constructsby Leonard Bell

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    How did the European settler perceive Maori? What images of Maori society and culture did European artists create for their distant audiences? What preconceptions and aesthetic models lay behind early European depictions of Maori? These are some of the questions explored by art historian Leonard Bell in this major study of the relationship between... more...