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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • Grenzen der Katharsis in den modernen Künstenby Martin Vöhler; Dirck Linck

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 123.50

    Whereas Aristotle had limited the evocation of fear and sympathy strictly to the cathartic effect of tragedy, a dissolution can be observed of the boundaries of concepts of catharsis following on from Bernays, Freud and Nietzsche, as the possibilities and limits of catharsis as an emotional abreaction are redrawn. What led to the break with... more...

  • Neo-avant-garde in Nederlandby Rogier Schumacher

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 67.75

    In 1955 werd het tijdschrift "Museumjournaal" opgericht in een poging het algmene publiek te winnen voor de twintigste-eeuwse kunst. Binnen tien jaar groeide het blad uit tot dé informatiebron voor eigentijdse avant-gardekunst in ons land. Rogier Schumacher analyseert deze groei. Hij toont aan dat de belangrijkste auteurs in het tijdschrift... more...

  • Drawing on Artby Dalia Judovitz

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; Not Available

    Marcel Duchamp?s 1919 readymade, L.H.O.O.Q. , which he created by drawing a moustache and goatee on a commercial reproduction of the Mona Lisa , precipitated a radical reevaluation of the meaning of art, the process of art making, and the role of the artist. In Drawing on Art , Dalia Judovitz explores the central importance of appropriation, collaboration,... more...

  • Confessions of a Curatorby Joan Murray

    Dundurn 1996; US$ 9.99

    In this witty and compelling defence of the art field itself, Joan Murray, one of the country's most outspoken art historians, discusses the great figures of Canadian art and the rise of our national are in institutions such as the Art Gallery of Ontario. more...

  • The Sensory World of Italian Renaissance Artby François Quiviger

    Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 27.00

    In The Sensory World of Italian Renaissance Art, François Quiviger explores the ways in which the senses began to take on a new significance in the art of the sixteenth century. more...

  • Aesthetic Creationby Nick Zangwill

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 32.99 US$ 28.37

    What is the purpose of art? What drives us to make it? Why do we value it? Nick Zangwill argues that the function of art is to have certain aesthetic properties in virtue of its non-aesthetic properties, and this function arises because of the artist's insight into the nature of these dependence relations and her intention to bring them about. more...

  • Ideas About Artby Kathleen K. Desmond

    Wiley 2011; US$ 41.95 US$ 36.36

    Ideas About Art is an intelligent, accessible introductory text for students interested in learning how to think about aesthetics. It uses stories drawn from the experiences of individuals involved in the arts as a means of exposing readers to the philosophies, theories, and arguments that shape and drive visual art.  An accessible,... 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...

  • Sculptureby Johann Gottfried Herder; Jason Gaiger

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 30.00

    "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...

  • 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...