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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • John Ruskinby Andrew Ballantyne

    Reaktion Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    John Ruskin (1819?1900) was the most prominent art and architecture critic of his time. Yet his reputation has been overshadowed by his personal life, especially his failed marriage to Effie Gray, which has cast him in the history books as little more than a Victorian prude. In this book, Andrew Ballantyne rescues Ruskin from the dustbin of history?s... more...

  • Muqarnasby Gulru Necipoglu

    BRILL 2003; US$ 76.00

    Muqarnas , the well-respected annual of Islamic art and architecture, is sponsored by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard U. and MIT. The 20th volume features 12 articles on topics that include geometry in a 9th-century Koran, the defense of alchemy in a Mongol era manuscript, t more...

  • After Modern Art 1945-2000by David Hopkins

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 18.99 US$ 17.09

    Modern and contemporary art can be both baffling and beautiful, it can also be innovative, political, and disturbing. Closely informed by new critical approaches, this book sets out to provide the first concise interpretation of this period. Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, and Damien Hirst are among many artists discussed, within the political... more...

  • NanoCultureby Katherine Hayles

    Intellect Books Ltd 2004; US$ 32.00

    Nano denotes a billionth; a nanometer is a billionth of a meter. New instrumentation and techniques have for the first time made possible materials research and engineering at this level, the scale of individual molecules and atoms. Extraordinary visions of material abundance, unprecedented materials, and powerful engineering capabilities have marked... more...

  • A Companion to Contemporary Art Since 1945by Amelia Jones

    Wiley 2009; US$ 165.95 US$ 143.82

    A Companion to Contemporary Art is a major survey covering the major works and movements, the most important theoretical developments, and the historical, social, political, and aesthetic issues in contemporary art since 1945, primarily in the Euro-American context. Collects 27 original essays by expert scholars describing the current state... more...

  • Ways Around Modernismby Stephen Bann

    Routledge 2006; US$ 18.95

    In the second volume of Theories of Modernism and Postmodernism in the Visual Arts Stephen Bann examines the arguments for the centrality of French modernist painting. He begins by focusing particularly on the notion of the modernist break, as it has been interpreted with regard to painters like Manet and Ingres. He argues that ?curiosity?, with its... more...

  • Art, Culture and the Semiotics of Meaningby Jackson Barry

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 80.00

    Do the arts mean? Do all the arts mean? Do they all mean in the same way? Does an art work mean in the same way in which a street sign means? More importantly, do all art works mean in a semiotically interesting way? This book argues for the importance of those formal meanings in the arts which most effectively enrich our knowledge of "the way... more...

  • Late Antique and Medieval Art of the Mediterranean Worldby Eva R. Hoffman

    Wiley 2009; US$ 137.95 US$ 119.56

    Late Antique and Medieval Art of the Mediterranean World is a much-needed teaching anthology that rethinks and broadens the scope of the stale and limiting classifications used for Early Christian-Byzantine visual arts. A comprehensive anthology offering a new approach to the visual arts classified as Early Christian-Byzantine Comprised... more...

  • A Life on Paperby Olive Jensen Theisen

    University of North Texas Press 2006; US$ 23.96

    John Thomas Biggers (1924-2001) was a major African American artist who inspired countless others through his teaching, murals, paintings, and drawings. Based on interviewes during the last thirteen years of his life, this title features selected representative works of John. more...

  • Third Handby Charles Green

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 75.00

    Since the 1960s, a number of artists have challenged the dominant paradigm of art?that of the lone artist?by embarking on long-term collaborations that dramatically altered the terms of artistic identity. In The Third Hand, Charles Green offers a sustained critical examination of collaboration in international contemporary art. more...