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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • Visual Shockby Michael Kammen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    In this lively narrative, award-winning author Michael Kammen presents a fascinating analysis of cutting-edge art and artists and their unique ability to both delight and provoke us. He illuminates America?s obsession with public memorials and the changing role of art and museums in our society. From Thomas Eakins?s 1875 masterpiece The Gross Clinic... 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...

  • Rebels in Paradiseby Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • Art, Creativity, Livingby Lesley Caldwell

    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...

  • 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...

  • John Ruskinby Andrew Ballantyne

    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...

  • Recording Conceptual Artby Robert Barry; Alexander Alberro; Patsy Norvell

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    Recording Conceptual Art features a highly provocative series of previously unpublished interviews conducted in early 1969 with some of the most dynamic, daring, and innovative artists of the tumultuous 1960s. The nine individuals--eight artists and one art dealer--are now known as major contributors to Conceptual art. more...

  • Muqarnasby Gulru Necipoglu

    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...

  • After Modern Art 1945-2000by David Hopkins

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 18.99 US$ 16.33

    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...

  • NanoCultureby Katherine Hayles

    Intellect Books Ltd 2004; US$ 32.00

    Nano denotes a billionth; a nanometer is a billionth of a meter. New instrumentation and techniques have for the first time made possible materials research and engineering at this level, the scale of individual molecules and atoms. Extraordinary visions of material abundance, unprecedented materials, and powerful engineering capabilities have marked... more...