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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • A Companion to British Artby Dana Arnold; David Peters Corbett

    Wiley 2013; US$ 54.95 US$ 47.62

    This companion is a collection of newly-commissioned essays written by leading scholars in the field, providing a comprehensive introduction to British art history. A generously-illustrated collection of newly-commissioned essays which provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of British art Combines original research with a survey... more...

  • Spiritual American Trashby Greg Bottoms

    Counterpoint 2013; US$ 15.99

    In Spiritual American Trash , Greg Bottoms goes beyond the examination of eight outsider artists? and inhabits the spirit of their work and stories in engaging vignettes. From the janitor who created a holy throne room out of scraps in a garage, to the lonely wartime mother who filled her home with driftwood replicas of Bible scenes, Bottoms illustrates... more...

  • Twentieth-Century American Artby Erika Doss

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    Jackson Pollock, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, and Laurie Anderson are just some of the major American artists of the twentieth century. From the 1893 Chicago World's Fair to the 2000 Whitney Biennial, a rapid succession of art movements and different styles reflected the extreme changes in American culture and society, as well as... more...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • The Changing Concept of Reality in Artby Deborah Rosenthal; Erwin Rosenthal

    Arcade Publishing 2013; US$ 22.99

    "The transmutation of artistic form," writes Erwin Rosenthal, "depends on individual decisions and cultural development. But there are basic laws of self-expression which do not change, which are perpetual because they accord with the structure of the human mind and soul." These penetrating studies explore the deep psychological and formal affinities... more...