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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • 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...

  • Aesthetic Creationby Nick Zangwill

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 32.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Betriebswirtschaftliche Kunstbewertungby Niko Frey

    Gabler Verlag 2011; US$ 44.20

    Mit einem Geleitwort von Prof. Dr. Michael Olbrich more...

  • A Northern Christmasby Rockwell Kent; Doug Capra

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 10.99

    How a father and son find the spirit of Christmas in the Alaskan wilderness. more...

  • Creative Time and Spaceby Rice Freeman-Zachery; Tonia Davenport

    F+W Media 2009; US$ 22.99 US$ 20.69

    How do you make room for making art? Do you long to uncover secrets to sneaking more creative time into your day, or to making your studio the perfect place to unleash your artistic potential? Have you often wondered how successful creative types seem to manage both with ease? In her inspiring follow-up to Living the Creative Life , author Rice... more...

  • Jugendstilby Jean Lahor

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Seit dem großen Erfolg auf der Pariser Weltausstellung ist der Einfluss des Jugendstils ungebrochen und hat viele großartige Künstler hervorgebracht. Dieser Stil fungierte als künstlerische Antwort auf die industrielle Revolution und das kreative Vakuum, das diese zurückließ, indem er vor allem dem Kunstandwerk neue Stile und Formen erschloss. Das... more...

  • Vincent van Goghby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 7.00

    La vida y obra de Vincent van Gogh están tan entremezcladas que es prácticamente imposible observar una sin pensar en la otra. Van Gogh se ha convertido en la encarnación del sufrimiento, en el mártir incomprendido del arte moderno, el emblema del artista como alguien ajeno. En 1890 se publicó un artículo que daba detalles acerca de la enfermedad de... more...