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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • The Next Thingby Pablo Baler

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    The Next Thing: Art in the Twenty-first Century is an illustrated collection of commissioned essays that attempt to anticipate, through current artistic productions, the aesthetic sensibility that will define our times. more...

  • Black Art in Brazilby Kimberly L. Cleveland

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 74.95

    Kimberly Cleveland highlights the work of five Brazilian artists from all over the country who work in a wide range of media, including photography, sculpture, and installation art. She shows how each conveys ?blackness? through his or her unique visual vocabulary and points out the ways this reflects their lived experiences. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Renaissance Artby Lilian H. Zirpolo

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 149.99

    It was the era that produced some of the icons of civilization: Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa and Last Supper and Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling, Piet^, and David. As masterpieces by the likes of Caravaggio, Donato Bramante, Donatello, El Greco, Filippo Brunelleschi, Sandro Botticelli, Raphael, and Titian emerged, new heights of human potential were... more...

  • Dutch Artby Sheila D. Muller

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 370.00

    An illustrated feast for the eye and intellect Dutch Art explores developments in art, art history, art criticism, and cultural history of the Netherlands from the artists' workshops for the Utrecht Dom in 1475 to the latest movements of the 1990s. it is lavishly illustrated with 147 black-and-white photographs and 16 pages in full color. More... more...

  • The Awakening Artistby Patrick Howe

    John Hunt Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    The Awakening Artist invites artists to discover their relationship to the greatest source of creativity the world has ever known. more...

  • Redeeming Artby Donald Kuspit

    Allworth Press 2004; US$ 21.99

    In essays culled from three decades of critical writing, Donald Kuspit explores the aesthetic developments of the twentieth century, from post-impressionism to the latest permutation of post-Modernism. Ranging from Willem de Kooning to Andy Warhol to Sue Coe, this provocative anthology chronicles the distinctive voice of a formidable art critic whose... more...

  • The Whitney Women and the Museum They Madeby Flora Miller Biddle

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99

    Until Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney opened her studio on Eighth Street in Manhattan in 1914?which evolved into the Whitney Museum almost two decades later?there were few art museums in the United States, let alone galleries, for contemporary artists to exhibit their work. When the mansions of the wealthy cried out for decorative art, they sought it... more...

  • Contemporary Art in the Light of Historyby Erwin Rosenthal; Deborah Rosenthal; Lance Esplund

    Arcade Publishing 2013; US$ 22.99

    Erwin Rosenthal?s Contemporary Art in the Light of History , originally published in 1971, is a small masterpiece of writing on the art of the twentieth century. A scholar of medieval art by training and a prominent antiquarian bookseller, Rosenthal, who died in l981, was equally entranced by modern art, particularly abstraction. His three linked... more...

  • Ethics and the Visual Artsby Elaine A. King; Gail Levin

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    The dark side of the arts is explored in this timely volume, sure to spark discussion and debate. Nineteen diverse essays by such distinguished authors as Eric Fischl, Suzaan Boettger, Stephen Weil, Richard Serra, and more cover a broad range of topics facing today?s artists, policy makers, art lawyers, galleries, museum professionals, and many others.... more...

  • The Da Vinci Notebooksby Emma Dickens

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    Towering across time as the creator of the Mona Lisa, forever famous as a sculptor and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest minds of both the Italian Renaissance and Western civilization. His keen scientific imagination and, most of all, his aesthetic and creative genius have forever changed the course of our culture. Dan Brown?s ... more...