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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • Twentieth-Century American Artby Erika Doss

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 20.99

    Jackson Pollock, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, and Laurie Anderson are just some of the major American artists of the twentieth century. From the 1893 Chicago World's Fair to the 2000 Whitney Biennial, a rapid succession of art movements and different styles reflected the extreme changes in American culture and society, as... more...

  • Art Theoryby Cynthia Freeland

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 7.99

    Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy, art theory, and many engrossing examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, sex, web sites, and research on the brain's role in perceiving art. more...

  • Concerning the Spiritual in Artby Wassily Kandinsky; Michael T. H. Sadler

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 7.99

    Kandinsky sees the spiritual life of humanity as a pyramid. The artist must lead the layman to the top of this pyramid through the soulful exercise of art. Kandinsky differentiates between the superficial pleasure art inspires and the inner resonance created when art is considered attentively and allowed to touch the soul. The artist is allowed absolute... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Mind of the Artistby Laurence Binyon; George Clausen

    The Floating Press 1909; US$ 5.99

    The Mind of the Artist speaks for itself, and really requires no word of introduction. These opinions as a whole have a harmony and consistency, and announce clearly that the directing impulse must be a desire for expression, that art is a language, and that the thing to be said is of more importance than the manner of saying it. This desire for expression... more...

  • Works of Andrew Dickson Whiteby MobileReference 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...

  • Memoirs of Journeys to Venice and the Low Countriesby Albrecht Durer; Rudolf Tombo

    The Floating Press 1913; US$ 6.99

    This early travelogue gives readers a fascinating glimpse into European life and customs in the Renaissance and early modern periods. The book recounts author Albrecht Durer's travels in and observations of Italy and the Netherlands on the cusp of the sixteenth century. 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...

  • Deutsch-russische Geschäftsbeziehungen: Analyse von Missverständnissenby Julia Grekova

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 30.95

    Internationales Business hat eine eigene Sprache und es herrschen eigene Regeln. Die Gesetzmäßigkeiten sind überall auf der Welt gleich, Kulturunterschiede hervorzuheben ist ein schlechter Ton. Nein, sagt Julia Grekova. Gerade das Bewusstwerden der Unterschiede und welche das sind, hilft in interkulturellen Beziehungen des Geschäftslebens Konflikte... more...