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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • NanoCultureby N. Katherine Hayles

    Intellect 2004; US$ 10.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Networked Artby Craig J. Saper

    University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 78.00

    The experimental art and poetry of the last half of the twentieth century offers a glimpse of the emerging networked culture that electronic devices will make omnipresent. Craig J. Saper demarcates this new genre of networked art, which uses the trappings 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...

  • Scar of Visibilityby Petra Kuppers

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 90.00

    In The Scar of Visibility, Petra Kuppers examines the use of medical imagery practices in contemporary art, as well as different arts of everyday life. Among the works she investigates are the controversial Body Worlds exhibition of plastinized corpses, films like David Cronenbergs Crash that fetishize body wounds, representations of the AIDS virus... more...

  • Post-Impressionism to World War IIby Debbie Lewer

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005; US$ 59.95

    Post-Impressionism to World War II is an exciting anthology of the best art history writings of the Post-Impressionist period. Several key essays by critics including Benjamin, Greenberg and Bürger knit together primary sources and classic, “canonical” criticism. Collects the most important writings on art history from Post-Impressionism... more...

  • Art's Agency and Art Historyby Robin Osborne; Jeremy Tanner

    Wiley 2008; US$ 119.95

    Art's Agency and Art History re-articulates the relationship of the anthropology of art to key methodological and theoretical approaches in art history, sociology, and linguistics. Explores important concepts and perspectives in the anthropology of art Includes nine groundbreaking case studies by an internationally renowned group of art historians... more...