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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • Maximaal Minimaal Invasiefby Jean De la Rosette

    Amsterdam University Press 2003; US$ 10.50


  • Renaissance Artby Geraldine A Johnson

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 9.99

    Botticelli, Holbein, Leonardo, D--uuml--;rer, Michelangelo: the names are familiar, as are many of the works. But who were these artists, why did they produce such memorable images, and how would their original beholders have viewed these objects? This book answers such questions by considering both famous and lesser-known artists, patrons, and works... more...

  • Beauty and Art 1750-2000by Elizabeth Prettejohn

    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...

  • Contemporary Artby Julian Stallabrass

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 9.99

    What is 'contemporary' about contemporary art? Who is really running the art world?. This controversial and witty exploration of the dramatic changes that have taken place in the art world since the fall of the Berlin Wall provides a critical look at the reasons for the current art boom, and reveals the politics behind the business. - ;Contemporary... 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...

  • 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...

  • Rembrandt and the Female Nudeby Eric Jan Sluijter

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 74.50

    First detailed study of Rembrandt's fascinating depictions of female nudes more...

  • The A to Z of Renaissance Artby Lilian H. Zirpolo

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    The A to Z of Renaissance Art covers the years 1250 to 1648, the period most disciplines place as the Renaissance Era. A complete portrait of this remarkable period is depicted in this book through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on major Renaissance painters, sculptors,... more...

  • Facts and Artefacts - Art in the Islamic Worldby Annette Hagedorn; Avinoam Shalem

    BRILL 2007; US$ 278.00

    In this impressive collection honouring the German scholar of Islamic art Jens Kröger on his 65th birthday, Avinoam Shalem and Annette Hagedorn bring together twenty-five contributions from a highly distinguished group of experts on Islamic art and specialists of central and south Asian art. Unpublished artefacts and new interpretations are presented... more...

  • Rewriting Conceptual Artby Michael Newman; Jon Bird

    Reaktion Books 1999; US$ 24.95

    An international movement that followed specific geographical-cultural patterns, Conceptual Art built on the legacy of Marcel Duchamp, redefining the institutional and social relationships among production, work and audience in ways which have comprehensively transformed the nature of the art object and forms of artistic practice, both historically... more...