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- Abbeville Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.95
Today, art and science are often defined in opposition to each other: one involves the creation of individual aesthetic objects, and the other the discovery of general laws of nature. Throughout human history, however, the boundaries have been less clearly drawn: knowledge and artifacts have often issued from the same source, the head and hands of... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 70.00
Since ancient times, wars have inspired artists and their patrons to commemorate victories. When the United States finally entered World War I, American artists and illustrators were commissioned to paint and draw it. These artists? commissions, however, were as captains for their patron: the U.S. Army. The eight men?William J. Aylward, Walter... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 123.95
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... more...
- SensePublishers 2012; US$ 49.99
In taking the critique of inclusion and entry as a first step, Art?s Way Out?s discussion of art, politics and learning aims to delineate what an exit pedagogy would look like: where culture is neither seen as a benign form of inclusion nor as a hegemonic veil by which we are all subscribed to the system via popularized forms of artistic and cultural... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 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...
- Intellect Books Ltd 2013; US$ 32.00
Avant-Garde Art Groups in China, 1979-1989 is one of the most thought-provoking books on the subject of contemporary Chinese art. It addresses head-on the problematic identity and cultural politics of contemporary Chinese art in the late 1970s and 1980s. At the same time, it gives readers unfamiliar with the field a theoretically sophisticated introduction. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available
Of the conceptual artists who began their careers in the 1960s and 1970s?Bruce Nauman, Chris Burden, Vito Acconci, and Mel Bochner among them?Barry Le Va may be the most elusive. As this first study of his work reveals, his rigorously planned art was instigated to mask its creator?s intentions and methods, presenting itself as an ?aftermath? of modernism?s... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 25.99
What do we mean when we call a work of art `beautiful`? How do perceptions of beauty change with the passage of time? Elizabeth Prettejohn explores these crucial questions, showing the vital relationship between our changing notions of beauty and specific works of art. She charts the story of western art, from eighteenth-century Germany to the late... more...