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- Parkstone International 2011; US$ 3.50
Der insgesamt der Kunstrichtung der Klassischen Moderne zuzurechnende Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) wurde im niederländischen Amersfort geboren. Nach seinem Studium in Amsterdam begann ers eine Künstlerkarriere im impressionistischen Stil als Figuren- und Landschaftsmaler. Seine Arbeiten aus jenen Jahren zeigen den Einfluss Vincent van Goghs (1853-1890)... more...
- Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95
Der Surrealismus entstand gewissermaßen aus den Trümmern des Ersten Weltkriegs. Als eine umstürzlerische, aufrührerische Bewegung richtete er sich gegen die unglaubwürdig gewordenen Werte der Bourgeoisie. Seine Vertreter strebten eine ideologische Revolution an, sie suchten Zuflucht in der Kreativität, im Unbewussten und im Irrationalen. Mit dem Versuch,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 9.99
In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. In this book, Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many fascinating examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, museums, sex, and politics, clarifying contemporary and historical... more...
- 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...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 6.79
The extraordinary story of the artists who propelled themselves to international fame in 1960s Los Angeles Los Angeles, 1960: There was no modern art museum and there were few galleries, which is exactly what a number of daring young artists liked about it, among them Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Robert Irwin, Bruce Nauman, Judy Chicago and John Baldessari.... more...
- Karnac Books 2000; US$ 28.95
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...
- 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...
- Reaktion Books 2015; US$ 16.95
John Ruskin (1819?1900) was the most prominent art and architecture critic of his time. Yet his reputation has been overshadowed by his personal life, especially his failed marriage to Effie Gray, which has cast him in the history books as little more than a Victorian prude. In this book, Andrew Ballantyne rescues Ruskin from the dustbin of history?s... more...
- BRILL 2003; US$ 76.00
Muqarnas , the well-respected annual of Islamic art and architecture, is sponsored by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard U. and MIT. The 20th volume features 12 articles on topics that include geometry in a 9th-century Koran, the defense of alchemy in a Mongol era manuscript, t more...
- OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 18.99
Modern and contemporary art can be both baffling and beautiful, it can also be innovative, political, and disturbing. Closely informed by new critical approaches, this book sets out to provide the first concise interpretation of this period. Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, and Damien Hirst are among many artists discussed, within the political... more...