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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...

  • Pulp Macabreby Mike Hunchback; Caleb Braaten

    Feral House 2015; US$ 39.95

    Pulp Macabre showcases illustrations from pulp artist Lee Brown Coye's final and darkest era. 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...

  • Kunstlandschaftby Simone Hespers

    S. Hirzel Verlag 2014; US$ 27.44

    Der Begriff ?Kunstlandschaft? dient der Kunstwissenschaft als Ordnungsbegriff, um das kunsthistorische Material räumlich zu klassifizieren. Angesichts der vielfältigen Verflechtungen, in denen Kunstwerke entstehen, muß die Konsistenz von "Kunstlandschaften" jedoch in Frage gestellt werden. Vor diesem Hintergrunduntersucht die Autorin den... more...

  • Art Theoryby Cynthia Freeland

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 7.99

    Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy, art theory, and many engrossing examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, sex, web sites, and research on the brain's role in perceiving art. 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...

  • Eakins Revealedby Henry Adams

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 73.99

    Examines the dark side of Thomas Eakins' life and work in this biography that changes our understanding of this American icon. Based on close study of hiss work and new research in the Bregler papers, it shows he was not merely uncompromising, but harsh and brutal both in his personal life and in his painting. more...

  • After Modern Art 1945-2000by David Hopkins

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 20.99

    This title sets out to provide the a concise interpretation of the period 1945 to 2000. Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, and Damien Hirst are among many artists discussed, within the political and cultural worlds they inhabited. more...