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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • The Museums of Contemporary Artby J. Pedro Lorente

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 39.95

    Where, how, by whom and for what were the first museums of contemporary art created? These are the key questions addressed by Pedro Lorente in this new and expanded edition of his groundbreaking 1998 study, Cathedrals of Urban Modernity. In it he explores the concept and history of museums of contemporary art, and the shifting ways in which they have... more...

  • Aesthetic Creationby Nick Zangwill

    Clarendon Press 2007; US$ 28.99

    What is the purpose of a work of art? What drives us to make art? Why do we value art and consume it? Nick Zangwill argues that we cannot understand the nature of art without first having answers to these fundamental questions. On his view, which he dubs 'the Aesthetic Creation Theory', a work of art is something created for a particular aesthetic... more...

  • Edward Hopper Encyclopediaby Lenora Mamunes

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 55.00

    Edward Hopper was one of the most prominent American realist painters of the twentieth century. This comprehensive encyclopedia is a cross-referenced guide to Hopper's life and art. More than 200 entries focus on his oeuvre, including his most noteworthy oil paintings, watercolors and etchings. The remaining entries highlight individuals central... more...

  • The Collected Writings of Michael Snowby Michael Snow; Louise Dompierre

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    Writing, for Michael Snow, is as much a form of "art-making" as the broad range of visual art activities for which he is renowned, including the "Walking Woman" series and the film Wavelength . Conversely, many of the texts included in this anthology are as significant visually as they are at the level of content - they are meant to be looked at... more...

  • Sculptureby Johann Gottfried Herder; Jason Gaiger

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    "The eye that gathers impressions is no longer the eye that sees a depiction on a surface; it becomes a hand, the ray of light becomes a finger, and the imagination becomes a form of immediate touching."—Johann Gottfried Herder Long recognized as one of the most important eighteenth-century works on aesthetics and the visual arts, Johann Gottfried... more...

  • Not Dark Yetby Mike Harfield; David Lloyd

    Loose Chippings 2010; US$ 11.65

    Spiced with humour, the tales of epic encounters at Clifton Hampden are told alongside more modest affairs at Lords, Headingley and OldTrafford. more...

  • Osogbo and the Art of Heritageby Peter Probst

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 20.95

    Why has the home of a Yoruba river goddess become a UNESCO World Heritage site and a global attraction? Every year, tens of thousands of people from around the world visit the sacred grove of Osun, Osogbo's guardian deity, to attend her festival. Peter Probst takes readers on a riveting journey to Osogbo.... more...

  • Rembrandt's Nose: Of Flesh and Spirit in the Master's Portraitsby Michael Taylor

    ARTBOOK | DIGITAL 2011; US$ 27.50

    The year 2006 marked the 400th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest portrait painters that ever lived, the Dutch seventeenth-century master, Rembrandt. Although Rembrandt is among the most important artists in western history, and perhaps our greatest draftsman, no one has ever, until now, been able to pinpoint exactly how it was that he... more...

  • Jugendstilby Jean Lahor

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Seit dem großen Erfolg auf der Pariser Weltausstellung ist der Einfluss des Jugendstils ungebrochen und hat viele großartige Künstler hervorgebracht. Dieser Stil fungierte als künstlerische Antwort auf die industrielle Revolution und das kreative Vakuum, das diese zurückließ, indem er vor allem dem Kunstandwerk neue Stile und Formen erschloss. Das... more...

  • Creative Time and Spaceby Rice Freeman-Zachery; Tonia Davenport

    F+W Media 2009; US$ 22.99

    How do you make room for making art? Do you long to uncover secrets to sneaking more creative time into your day, or to making your studio the perfect place to unleash your artistic potential? Have you often wondered how successful creative types seem to manage both with ease? In her inspiring follow-up to Living the Creative Life , author Rice... more...