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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • Northern Renaissance Artby Susie Nash

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 22.99

    The history of northern Renaissance art, from the late 14th to the early 16th century, drawing on a rich range of sources to show how northern European art dominated the visual culture of Europe in this formative period - ;This book offers a wide-ranging introduction to the way that art was made, valued, and viewed in northern Europe in the age of... more...

  • Der Rote Fadenby Meike Fischer

    dpunkt.verlag 2015; Not Available

    Das vorliegende Buch soll dem Leser dabei helfen, sowohl kleinere als auch sehr umfangreiche Fotoprojekte gezielt zu planen und bis hin zur Präsentation durchzuführen. Es eignet sich sowohl für Einsteiger mit fotografischen Grundkenntnissen, die bisher ausschließlich Einzelbilder aufgenommen haben, als auch für fortgeschrittene Fotografen, die bereits... 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...

  • Video Art Historicizedby Dr Malin Hedlin Hayden; Professor Richard Woodfield

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Video art emerged as an art form that from the 1960s and onwards challenged the concept of art - hence, art historical practices. From the perspective of artists, critics, and scholars engaged with this new medium, art was seen as too limiting a notion. Important issues were to re-think art as a means for critical investigations and a demand for visual... more...

  • Over the Topby Tim Benson

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2015; US$ 34.99

    To commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, this groundbreaking book is a history of Australia at war as seen through the published work of Australia?s finest cartoonists. Australia has had, over the years, a political-cartoon heritage second to none. This book visually chronicles the fortunes and misfortunes of the Australian... 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...