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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • 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...

  • Die Grand Tour in Moderne und Nachmoderneby Joseph Imorde; Jan Pieper

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 112.00

    The 19th and 20th centuries witnessed a change in the attitude of artists travelling to Italy towards the canon of Classical art. There is now an increased interest in whatever is contemporary ?there is a reception of the Futurists, arte povera or Italian design, artists turn to Marcello Piacentini, the ?Superstudio? or Aldo Rossi. This book on The... more...

  • Thrown Ropeby Peter Hutchinson

    Springer 2006; US$ 29.95

    Although Peter Hutchinson has been working with land art since the 1960s, he has yet to receive his proper due. His work isn't found in galleries and he doesn't practice the kind of sensationalism that is typical of the art world. He is a refreshingly modest artist, and his delicate fleeting work is extraordinarily beautiful, remarkably intelligent,... more...

  • Pi und Co.by Erhard Behrends; Peter Gritzmann; Gunter M. Ziegler

    Springer 2008; US$ 29.99

    Mathematik ist eine vielseitige und lebendige Wissenschaft. Von den großen Themen wie Zahlen, Unendlichkeiten, Dimensionen und Wahrscheinlichkeiten spannen die Autoren einen Bogen zu den aktuellen mathematischen Anwendungen in der Logistik, der Finanzwelt, der Kryptographie, der Medizin und anderen Gebieten. Das Buch versammelt verständliche, unterhaltsame... more...

  • Kunstby Henning Tegtmeyer

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 42.00

    Art and philosophy are two fundamental modes of expression of human self-consciousness. What differentiates and what connects them? Only philosophy can answer this question. The question is both a fundamental question of philosophy as well as a question of the significance of art for human self-understanding. All forms of art are to be considered.... more...

  • The Artist Insideby Tom Crockett

    Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.00

    A fresh new approach to tapping into our own creativity, using the images and artifacts of our dreams. Getting inspired is one of the toughest parts of being an artist, whether we're a beginner or a seasoned professional. But as Tom Crockett shows us in this new book, finding ideas for our artwork is easier than we think. By simply exploring the images... more...

  • The Learned Eyeby Marieke van den Doel; Natasja van Eck; Gerbrand Korevaar

    Amsterdam University Press 2005; US$ 46.75

    Contains contributions on Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Frans Hals, and others, linked by the theme of the 'learned eye', focusing on studio practice, theory of art, or the development of the artist's self-image. The 'learned eye' here refers to the experienced eye of the art historian, the curator, or the restorer, reflecting the scope... more...

  • The Rise of the Cult of Rembrandtby Alison McQueen

    Amsterdam University Press 2003; US$ 62.00

    A study of the reinvention of Rembrandt in 19th-century France more...