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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • Experimental Paintingby Lisa L. Cyr

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 27.99 US$ 25.19

    With page after page of stimulating possibilities, this book guides you on an uncompromising journey to visually dynamic, conceptually provocative, utterly original art.Embrace the spirit of creative play, break out of your comfort zone, and take your art to a whole new level. In her follow-up to the popular Art Revolution, Lisa L. Cyr delves deeper... more...

  • The Renaissanceby Walter Pater

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 8.99

    This fantastic classic text is Pater's graceful collection of essays discussing the achievements of Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and other artists. The book concludes with an uncompromising advocacy of hedonism, urging readers to experience life as fully as possible. His cry of "art for art's sake" became the manifesto of the... more...

  • Maurizio Cattelanby Maurizio Cattelan; Nancy Spector

    Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. 2011; US$ 45.00

    Hailed simultaneously as a provocateur, prankster and tragic poet of our times, Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan has created some of the most unforgettable images in recent contemporary art--most notoriously with “The Ninth Hour,” his 1999 sculpture of Pope John Paul II struck by a meteorite. Cattelan's subjects range widely, being... more...

  • Emily Carr and Her Dogsby Emily Carr

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 6.99

    This delightful book combines 25 stories about dogs with 16 playful drawings by famous Canadian writer, artist, and animal lover Emily Carr. She tells of her joys and tribulations raising Old English sheepdogs, from her decision to start a kennel to the sad day when she had to close it. With each story Carr brings the affectionate and loyal nature... more...

  • Junkby Gillian Whiteley

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Trash, garbage, rubbish, dross, detritus - in this radical exploration of Junk, Gillian Whiteley rethinks art?s historical and present appropriation of junk within our eco-conscious and globalised culture. She does this through an illustrated exploration of particular materials, key moments and locations and the telling of a panoply of trash narratives.Found... more...

  • Parallel Textsby Victor Burgin

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 35.00

    Artist and critic Victor Burgin?s visual and written works span four decades, and Parallel Texts presents a compilation of essays, interviews, and extracts that evidence the interconnectedness throughout his career of his vast artistic oeuvre exhibited around the world and his influential critical and theoretical writings on art. Organized chronologically,... more...

  • Chagallby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 3.50

    Marc Chagall nació en el seno de una familia judía sumamente estricta, para la cual la prohibición de la representación de la figura humana tenía la fuerza de un dogma. El no haber pasado el examen de admisión de la escuela Stieglitz no evitó que Chagall se uniera posteriormente a esa famosa escuela fundada por la sociedad imperial para el fomento... more...

  • Van Goghby Jp. A. Calosse

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 3.50

    Vincent van Gogh?s life and work are so intertwined that it is hardly possible to observe one without thinking of the other. Van Gogh has indeed become the incarnation of the suffering, misunderstood martyr of modern art, the emblem of the artist as an outsider. An article, published in 1890, gave details about van Gogh?s illness. The author of the... more...

  • Vincent van Goghby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 8.95

    Vincent van Gogh (Groot-Zundert, Brabant, 1853 ? Auvers-sur-Oise, 1890)La vie et l'oeuvre de Vincent van Gogh sont si étroitement liées qu'il est quasiment impossible de voir ses toiles sans y lire le récit de sa vie : van Gogh est en effet devenu l'incarnation du martyr souffrant et incompris de l'art moderne, l'emblème de l'artiste marginal. Le premier... more...

  • Seen, Writtenby Klaus Kertess

    Gregory R. Miller 2011; US$ 25.00

    Curator and historian, gallerist and writer: Klaus Kertess has long been a decisive and forward-thinking presence in the art world. He founded the Bykert Gallery in 1966, where he represented artists including Chuck Close, Ralph Humphrey, Brice Marden and Dorothea Rockburne; three decades later, he curated the 1995 Whitney Biennial, the follow-up... more...