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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Maximaal Minimaal Invasiefby Jean De la Rosette

    Amsterdam University Press 2003; US$ 10.50

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • From High Art to New Artby Hans Abbing

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 10.50

    Mijnheer de Rector Magnificus, Mevrouw de Decaan, Zeer Gewaardeerde Toehoorders, Dutch data on graying audiences 'Public interest in art is declining and the young are defecting en masse.' Actually, the story is quite the opposite. 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...