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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • Experimental Paintingby Lisa L. Cyr

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 27.99

    With page after page of stimulating possibilities, this book guides you on an uncompromising journey to visually dynamic, conceptually provocative, utterly original art. Embrace the spirit of creative play, break out of your comfort zone, and take your art to a whole new level. In her follow-up to the popular Art Revolution , Lisa L. Cyr delves... more...

  • The Renaissanceby Walter Pater

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 8.99

    This fantastic classic text is Pater's graceful collection of essays discussing the achievements of Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and other artists. The book concludes with an uncompromising advocacy of hedonism, urging readers to experience life as fully as possible. His cry of "art for art's sake" became the manifesto of the... more...

  • Kuba - Kunst: Die Frau im Fokus künstlerischen Schaffens vom Ende der Kolonialzeit bis zur Gegenwartby Beate Talmon de Cardozo

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 22.89

    Frauen bilden seit ihrer Zulassung zum Kunststudium im Jahr 1879 einen wichtigen Bestandteil der kubanischen Kunstgeschichte. Mit dieser Studie legt Beate Talmon de Cardozo nun erstmals eine umfassende Darstellung des künstlerischen Schaffens von kubanischen Frauen vor und zeichnet die Entwicklung ihrer Kunst seit dem Ende der Kolonialzeit nach. Dabei... more...

  • Junkby Gillian Whiteley

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Trash, garbage, rubbish, dross, detritus - in this radical exploration of Junk, Gillian Whiteley rethinks art?s historical and present appropriation of junk within our eco-conscious and globalised culture. She does this through an illustrated exploration of particular materials, key moments and locations and the telling of a panoply of trash narratives.Found... more...

  • Maurizio Cattelanby Maurizio Cattelan; Nancy Spector

    Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. 2011; US$ 45.00

    Hailed simultaneously as a provocateur, prankster and tragic poet of our times, Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan has created some of the most unforgettable images in recent contemporary art--most notoriously with “The Ninth Hour,” his 1999 sculpture of Pope John Paul II struck by a meteorite. Cattelan's subjects range widely, being... more...

  • Emily Carr and Her Dogsby Emily Carr

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 6.99

    This delightful book combines 25 stories about dogs with 16 playful drawings by famous Canadian writer, artist, and animal lover Emily Carr. She tells of her joys and tribulations raising Old English sheepdogs, from her decision to start a kennel to the sad day when she had to close it. With each story Carr brings the affectionate and loyal nature... more...

  • Parallel Textsby Victor Burgin

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 35.00

    Artist and critic Victor Burgin?s visual and written works span four decades, and Parallel Texts presents a compilation of essays, interviews, and extracts that evidence the interconnectedness throughout his career of his vast artistic oeuvre exhibited around the world and his influential critical and theoretical writings on art. Organized chronologically,... more...

  • Volkskultur - das Andere im Eigenenby Petra Naumann

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 26.71

    Hauptbeschreibung Darstellungen des Volkslebens haben Hochkonjunktur in der bürgerlichen Bild- und Textproduktion um 1900. Petra Naumann untersucht diese Hinwendung zur Volkskultur und stellt die Frage, inwiefern sie als Reaktion auf Modernisierungserfahrungen im bürgerlichen Alltag verstanden werden kann. Das Material für ihre Szenen-Analysen liefern... more...

  • Schattenweltenby Karen Lohse

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 19.08

    Hauptbeschreibung Tropfende Schächte, funkelndes Gestein und eine Schwärze, die alles Leben verschluckt - so stellen sich Menschen schon seit Jahrhunderten die unterirdische Montanwelt vor. Dem Bergbau haftet etwas Geheimnisvolles an. Das wiederum macht ihn interessant für die Literatur. In zwei Epochen wurde er besonders ausgeprägt rezipiert: in... more...

  • Chagallby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 3.50

    Marc Chagall nació en el seno de una familia judía sumamente estricta, para la cual la prohibición de la representación de la figura humana tenía la fuerza de un dogma. El no haber pasado el examen de admisión de la escuela Stieglitz no evitó que Chagall se uniera posteriormente a esa famosa escuela fundada por la sociedad imperial para el fomento... more...