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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • Picassoby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Picasso was born a Spaniard and, so they say, began to draw before he could speak. As an infant he was instinctively attracted to artist?s tools. In early childhood he could spend hours in happy concentration drawing spirals with a sense and meaning known only to himself. At other times, shunning children?s games, he traced his first pictures in the... more...

  • L?art en Europeby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 9.50

    Le continent européen réunit sans nul doute les ?uvres d?art les plus connues, témoins de l?histoire artistique occidentale. Les capitales culturelles et leurs musées emblématiques renferment tableaux, sculptures ou encore objets d?art créés par les plus grands artistes, représentatifs de la culture européenne. de madrid à Londres, en passant par prague,... 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

    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...

  • A Companion to American Artby John Davis; Jennifer A. Greenhill; Jason D. LaFountain

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00

    A Companion to American Art presents 35newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars that explore themethodology, historiography, and current state of the field ofAmerican art history. Features contributions from a balance of established andemerging scholars, art and architectural historians, and otherspecialists Includes several paired... more...

  • Electronics for Artistsby Simon Quellen Field

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    With today?s modern technology?LEDs, servomotors, motion sensors, speakers, and more?artwork can incorporate elements of light, sound, and motion for dramatic effects. Author and educator Simon Quellen Field has developed a primer for creative individuals looking for new ways to express themselves though electronically enhanced art. Following step-by-step... more...

  • Vladimir Markov and Russian Primitivismby Jeremy Howard; Irena Bu?inska; Z. S. Strother

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This volume introduces the Latvian artist and champion of artistic change in early twentieth-century Russia, Voldemars Matvejs (Vladimir Markov), as a pioneering art photographer and assembles for the first time five of his most important essays. This book challenges hardening narratives of primitivism by reexamining the enthusiasm for world art in... more...