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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • The Museums of Contemporary Artby J. Pedro Lorente

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 39.95

    Where, how, by whom and for what were the first museums of contemporary art created? These are the key questions addressed by Pedro Lorente in this new and expanded edition of his groundbreaking 1998 study, Cathedrals of Urban Modernity. In it he explores the concept and history of museums of contemporary art, and the shifting ways in which they have... more...

  • Aesthetic Creationby Nick Zangwill

    Clarendon Press 2007; US$ 28.99

    What is the purpose of a work of art? What drives us to make art? Why do we value art and consume it? Nick Zangwill argues that we cannot understand the nature of art without first having answers to these fundamental questions. On his view, which he dubs 'the Aesthetic Creation Theory', a work of art is something created for a particular aesthetic... more...

  • Edward Hopper Encyclopediaby Lenora Mamunes

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 55.00

    Edward Hopper was one of the most prominent American realist painters of the twentieth century. This comprehensive encyclopedia is a cross-referenced guide to Hopper's life and art. More than 200 entries focus on his oeuvre, including his most noteworthy oil paintings, watercolors and etchings. The remaining entries highlight individuals central... more...

  • Not Dark Yetby Mike Harfield; David Lloyd

    Loose Chippings 2010; US$ 11.65

    Spiced with humour, the tales of epic encounters at Clifton Hampden are told alongside more modest affairs at Lords, Headingley and OldTrafford. more...

  • Osogbo and the Art of Heritageby Peter Probst

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 20.95

    Why has the home of a Yoruba river goddess become a UNESCO World Heritage site and a global attraction? Every year, tens of thousands of people from around the world visit the sacred grove of Osun, Osogbo's guardian deity, to attend her festival. Peter Probst takes readers on a riveting journey to Osogbo.... more...

  • A Northern Christmasby Rockwell Kent; Doug Capra

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 10.99

    How a father and son find the spirit of Christmas in the Alaskan wilderness. more...

  • Rembrandt's Nose: Of Flesh and Spirit in the Master's Portraitsby Michael Taylor

    ARTBOOK | DIGITAL 2011; US$ 27.50

    The year 2006 marked the 400th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest portrait painters that ever lived, the Dutch seventeenth-century master, Rembrandt. Although Rembrandt is among the most important artists in western history, and perhaps our greatest draftsman, no one has ever, until now, been able to pinpoint exactly how it was that he... more...

  • Jugendstilby Jean Lahor

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Seit dem großen Erfolg auf der Pariser Weltausstellung ist der Einfluss des Jugendstils ungebrochen und hat viele großartige Künstler hervorgebracht. Dieser Stil fungierte als künstlerische Antwort auf die industrielle Revolution und das kreative Vakuum, das diese zurückließ, indem er vor allem dem Kunstandwerk neue Stile und Formen erschloss. Das... more...

  • Vincent van Goghby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 7.00

    La vida y obra de Vincent van Gogh están tan entremezcladas que es prácticamente imposible observar una sin pensar en la otra. Van Gogh se ha convertido en la encarnación del sufrimiento, en el mártir incomprendido del arte moderno, el emblema del artista como alguien ajeno. En 1890 se publicó un artículo que daba detalles acerca de la enfermedad de... more...

  • Art Nouveauby Jean Lahor

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Ever since its triumph at the Paris Universal Exposition, Art Nouveau has continued to inspire artists. The movement offered an artistic response to the industrial revolution and the creative vacuum left in its wake, exerting a huge impact on the decorative arts. Art Nouveau spans all forms of expression ? including design, painting and architecture... more...