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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • Art's Way Outby John Baldacchino

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

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  • 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    Recording Conceptual Art features a highly provocative series of previously unpublished interviews conducted in early 1969 with some of the most dynamic, daring, and innovative artists of the tumultuous 1960s.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...

  • Art Theoryby Cynthia Freeland

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Companion to Contemporary Art Since 1945by Amelia Jones

    Wiley 2009; US$ 155.95

    A Companion to Contemporary Art is a major survey covering the major works and movements, the most important theoretical developments, and the historical, social, political, and aesthetic issues in contemporary art since 1945, primarily in the Euro-American context. Collects 27 original essays by expert scholars describing the current state of... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...