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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...

  • Art, Equality and Learning: Pedagogies Against the Stateby Dennis Atkinson

    SensePublishers 2011; US$ 49.99

    In this book the notions of real learning and equality are approached as processes of becoming leading to the figuration of new worlds through local curations of learning and practice. Though its main theses are mainly grounded in the context of art practice and education they have a much wider application to other (perhaps all) contexts of learning... more...

  • Art & Visual Culture 1600-1850: Academy to Avant-Gardeby Emma Barker

    Tate Enterprises Ltd 2013; US$ 28.99

    An innovatory exploration of art and visual culture. Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than through a general survey, the volumes approach the process of looking at works of art in terms of their audiences, functions and cross-cultural contexts. While focused on painting, sculpture and architecture, it also explores a wide range of... more...

  • Art + Travel Europe Munch and Osloby Museyon Guides

    Museyon 2013; US$ 3.99

    When we think of Edvard Munch, Norway?s best-known artist and the so-called ?father of Expressionism? we invariably think of his iconic masterpiece, The Scream. But Munch was an extremely prolific and influential artist who left thousands of other works to the city of Oslo when he died. This book features detailed walking tours of Oslo and Asgardstrand... more...

  • Art Incorporatedby Julian Stallabrass

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 8.95

    A controversial and fascinating attempt to define what is 'contemporary' about contemporary art, and the dramatic changes that have taken place in the last twenty years. Stallabrass reveals the growing inclusiveness of the contemporary art world, pointing to the greatly increased visibility for women and non-western artists, and the blurring... more...

  • Art Journey Portraits and Figuresby Rachel Rubin Wolf

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 49.99

    Truth. Beauty. Experience. Emotion. The artists included in Art Journey: Portraits and Figures say they have discovered all of these things and more through their work. Sometimes it's in the eyes. Or perhaps it's the hint of an expression that seems to beckon one closer, begging to share a secret. Maybe it's the tilt of a chin. Or the posture... more...

  • Art Nouveauby Jean Lahor

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Ever since its triumph at the Paris Universal Exposition, Art Nouveau has continued to inspire artists. The movement offered an artistic response to the industrial revolution and the creative vacuum left in its wake, exerting a huge impact on the decorative arts. Art Nouveau spans all forms of expression ? including design, painting and architecture... more...

  • Art Theoryby Cynthia Freeland

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • Art Without Compromiseby Wendy Richmond

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    Combining 24 years of research and insight from her columns in Communication Arts magazine, artist, educator, and writer Wendy Richmond challenges artists to investigate their work through multiple lenses in her newest book, Art Without Compromise*. Her commentaries, exercises, and wide-ranging references to contemporary thinkers will inspire artists... more...

  • Art and Pluralismby Nigel Whiteley

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 89.99

    Lawrence Alloway (1926-1990) was one of the most influential and widely respected (as well as prolific) art writers of the post-war years. His many books, catalogue essays and reviews manifest the changing paradigms of art away from the formal values of modernism towards the inclusiveness of the visual culture model in the 1950s, through the diversity... more...