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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • Kleine Kunstgeschichte Deutschlandsby Hilja Droste; Ines Lauffer

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2015; US$ 57.23

    Ob Kölner Dom oder Bauhaus, Albrecht Dürer oder Neo Rauch: Die "Kleine Kunstgeschichte Deutschlands" schlägt den Bogen von der Karolingischen Renaissance bis in die Gegenwart. Sie bietet einen gut strukturierten, prägnant formulierten Überblick über sämtliche Epochen und Kunstgattungen. Malerei, Graphik, Architektur und Skulptur werden gleichermaßen... more...

  • 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...

  • Träume werden wahrby Marianne Müller

    tredition 2014; US$ 2.79

    Seit einigen Jahren machen wir unsere Träume wahr. Wir, das sind zwei Seniorenmädels im Rentenalter, die ihr eigenes Reisemobil mit viel Freude und Geschick durch Europa kutschieren. Dabei wird immer aufgeschrieben, was der Tag so beschert hat, mal lustig und heiter, mal besinnlich, und manchmal fluchen wir auch. Auf den Rat von Freunden hin haben... more...

  • Deutschland und Milletby Andrea Meyer

    Deutscher Kunstverlag 2015; Not Available

    Das Buch analysiert erstmals die Rezeption des Werkes Jean-François Millets (1814?1875) in Deutschland von der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts bis hin zur Ära des Nationalsozialimus in Abhängigkeit von den jeweiligen kulturellen, politischen und historischen Rahmenbedingungen. Dabei rücken nicht nur die Kunstliteratur, sondern auch die Sammlungsaktivitäten... more...

  • Recording Conceptual Artby Robert Barry; Alexander Alberro; Patsy Norvell

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    Recording Conceptual Art features a highly provocative series of previously unpublished interviews conducted in early 1969 with some of the most dynamic, daring, and innovative artists of the tumultuous 1960s. The nine individuals--eight artists and one art dealer--are now known as major contributors to Conceptual art. 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

    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...

  • 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...

  • Cabinet of Curiositiesby Colleen J. Sheehy

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 90.00

    The richly illustrated essays in Cabinet of Curiosities records the creative processes behind an installation designed by contemporary artist Mark Dion at the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, a collaboration of museum staff, students, and collection curators.Cabinet of Curiosities offers commentary on the ways in which... more...