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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • 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...

  • Sculptureby Johann Gottfried Herder; Jason Gaiger

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    "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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Levende beeldenby Caroline van Eck; Stijn Bussels

    Leiden University Press 2011; US$ 29.00

    Throughout the ages, and all over the world people have treated works of art as if they were living beings. This has until recently been dismissed as idolatry or fetishism. more...

  • Significant difference?by Laura Coello

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 21.75

    Violent incidents that took place in 2004 and 2005 in the Netherlands and the UK respectively prompted people to claim that multiculturalism had failed. This claim requires an assessment of the effect of the policies that were drafted based on this political philosophy. In this study, the author analyses two sets of policies developed from multiculturalism:... more...

  • A Northern Christmasby Rockwell Kent; Doug Capra

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    How a father and son find the spirit of Christmas in the Alaskan wilderness. 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...