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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Renaissance Theoryby James Elkins; Robert Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 39.95

    Renaissance Theory presents an animated conversation among art historians about the optimal ways of conceptualizing Renaissance art, and the links between Renaissance art and contemporary art and theory. This is the first discussion of its kind, involving not only questions within Renaissance scholarship, but issues of concern to art historians... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Arab American Artistsby Fayeq S. Oweis

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 85.00

    The rich history and culture of the Arab American people is found in the passionate works of its artists. Whether they be traditional media such as painting and calligraphy, or more sophisticated media such as digital work and installation, the pieces represent the beauty of heritage, the struggles of growing up in war-torn countries, the identity... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...