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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • After Modern Art 1945-2000by David Hopkins

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 20.99

    This title sets out to provide the a concise interpretation of the period 1945 to 2000. Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, and Damien Hirst are among many artists discussed, within the political and cultural worlds they inhabited. more...

  • Art & Fearby David Bayles; Ted Orland

    Image Continuum Press 2001; US$ 12.95

    An artist's survival guide, written by and for working artists. more...

  • Dada and Surrealismby David Hopkins

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 9.99

    Dada and Surrealism are two of the most important movements of modern art. This book provides an account of them in historical terms, but also explains why they are important in wider cultural terms. Themes of contemporary interest such as gender and identity politics are given particular prominence in this introduction. 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...

  • On the Decay of the Art of Lyingby Mark Twain

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    On the Decay of the Art of Lying is a short essay by Mark Twain from 1885. In it he deplores that way man's "most faithful friend" is being used and indeed misused, declaring that "the wise thing is for us diligently to train ourselves to lie thoughtfully, judiciously; to lie with a good object, and not an evil one; to lie for others'... more...

  • Works of Andrew Dickson Whiteby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    This collection was designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically, making it easier to access individual books. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked... more...

  • Albrecht Dürerby Anja Grebe

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 30.52

    Albrecht Dürer ist wohl der bekannteste deutsche Künstler. Auch heute noch beeindrucken uns die Modernität und die Vielfalt seines Werkes. Bereits zu Lebzeiten ein international gefeierter Künstlerstar, wurde sein Werk in den folgenden Jahrhunderten begeistert gesammelt. In allen Museen zählt es zu den absoluten Höhepunkten. Trotzdem umgibt Dürer noch... more...

  • Art, Creativity, Livingby Lesley Caldwell

    Karnac Books 2000; US$ 31.95

    This volume in the Winnicott Studies series is dedicated to the life and work of Marion Milner and reflects, in varying ways, her unique use of Winnicott's work to shape her own thinking about art and creativity. Among the papers here are contemporary reviews of Milner's books by both Winnicott and the poet W.H. Auden - the latter providing fascinating... more...

  • Art Outside the Linesby Elaine Kelly; Amy Wlodarski

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 58.00

    This collection of essays, written by leading scholars in the fields of East German art, film, literature, music, and museum studies, seeks to renegotiate the artistic legacy of the German Democratic Republic. Combining a range of theoretical and practical perspectives, the volume challenges the narrow frameworks of totalitarianism and Ostalgie that... more...

  • Bildende Künste im Dritten Reichby Daniel Zaidan

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 30.04

    Die Kunst im Dritten Reich ist zweiundsechzig Jahre nach dessen Ende in Deutschland noch immer ein verdrängtes Thema. Obwohl es in allen Kunstgattungen, in Architektur, Skulptur und Malerei, unter viel Zweitrangigem auch erstklassige Künstler und erstklassige Werke gab, wird diesem Thema weder im Kunstunterricht an den Schulen noch in den Hochschulen... more...