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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • The Psychology of Artists and the Artsby Edward W.L. Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    This book offers the first comprehensive examination of the psychodynamic theories of artistic creativity and the arts. Neither oversimplifying the complexity of these theories, nor bogging down in pedantic discourse, it honors the depth and richness of the work of Freud, Adler, Kris, Reich, Jung, and several lesser-known theorists, while making their... 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...

  • A Complicated Marriageby Janice Van Horne

    Counterpoint 2012; US$ 26.99

    In 1955, Jenny Van Horne was a 21-year-old, naÔve Bennington College graduate on her own for the first time in New York City when she met 46-year-old Clement Greenberg who, she is told, is the most famous, the most important, art critic in the world? and soon finds herself swept into his world and the heady company of Hans Hofmann, Willem de Kooning,... more...

  • Remingtonby Frederic Remington

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    It is impossible to reflect upon Frederic Remington?s art without thinking of the merely human elements. Remington became interested in the American Indian, probably because he became interested in the active, exciting life of the American Great Plains. The Indian appealed to him not in any histrionic way, not as a figure stepped out from the pages... more...

  • KŁnstlerische Beziehungen zwischen England und Deutschland in der viktorianischen Epoche / Art in Britain and Germany in the Age of Queen Victoria and Prince Albertby Franz Bosbach; Frank BŁttner; Michaela Braesel; Christoph Kampmann

    De Gruyter 1998; US$ 123.50

    KŁnstlerische Beziehungen zwischen England und Deutschland in der viktorianischen Epoche / Art in Britain and Germany in the Age of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert more...

  • Rocailleby Hermann Bauer

    De Gruyter 1962; US$ 123.50

    Rocaille: Zur Herkunft Und Zum Wesen Eines Ornament-Motivs (Neue M Nchner Beitr GE Zur Kunstgeschichte). more...

  • Snail Mail My Emailby Ivan Cash

    Sourcebooks 2012; US$ 22.99

    Feeling nostalgic for the almost forgotten written letter, author and former ad man Ivan Cash fell upon a simple idea: he invited anyone in the world to send him an email, and he'd write it out in a letter and mail it, for free. Participants could even request a doodle or to seal it with a kiss. What started out as a personal art project exploded... more...

  • Eric Hopkinsby Carl Little

    Down East Books 2011; US$ 49.99

    From his earliest work with glass to the stunning aerial panoramas of Maine islands that have gained him far-reaching fame, Eric Hopkins has consistently explored boundaries-of medium, of space, of vision. Nurtured on North Haven Island, Hopkins attended the Rhode Island School of Design and the Montserrat College of Art and taught at the Haystack... more...

  • Globalizing Contemporary Artby Lotte Philipsen

    Aarhus University Press 2010; US$ 27.72

    Today, contemporary art is a global phenomenon. Biennales, museums, art fairs, galleries, auction houses, academies and audiences for contemporary visual art are all institutions whose presence on a global scale has widened tremendously during the past two decades. Thus, by including contemporary art from non-Western regions, these traditional Western... more...

  • Imagining the Presentby Richard Kalina

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 56.95

    Bringing together twenty-nine of Lawrence Alloway?s most influential essays in one volume, this fascinating collection provides valuable perspectives on the art and visual culture of the second half of the twentieth century. Lawrence Alloway ranks among the most important critics of his time, and his contributions to the spirited and contentious... more...