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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • Neo-avant-garde in Nederlandby Rogier Schumacher

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 67.75

    In 1955 werd het tijdschrift "Museumjournaal" opgericht in een poging het algmene publiek te winnen voor de twintigste-eeuwse kunst. Binnen tien jaar groeide het blad uit tot dé informatiebron voor eigentijdse avant-gardekunst in ons land. Rogier Schumacher analyseert deze groei. Hij toont aan dat de belangrijkste auteurs in het tijdschrift... more...

  • Drawing on Artby Dalia Judovitz

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 75.00

    How Duchamp and his collaborators creatively challenged the meaning of art and authorship more...

  • Cultural Contact and the Making of European Art since the Age of Explorationby Mary D. Sheriff

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Art historians have long been accustomed to thinking about art and artists in terms of national traditions. This volume takes a different approach, suggesting instead that a history of art based on national divisions often obscures the processes of cultural appropriation and global exchange that shaped the visual arts of Europe in fundamental ways... more...

  • Confessions of a Curatorby Joan Murray

    Dundurn 1996; US$ 14.99

    In this witty and compelling defence of the art field itself, Joan Murray, one of the country's most outspoken art historians, discusses the great figures of Canadian art and the rise of our national are in institutions such as the Art Gallery of Ontario. more...

  • The Sensory World of Italian Renaissance Artby François Quiviger

    Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 27.00

    In The Sensory World of Italian Renaissance Art, François Quiviger explores the ways in which the senses began to take on a new significance in the art of the sixteenth century. more...

  • Metzler Lexikon Avantgardeby Hubert van den Berg; Walter Fähnders

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2009; US$ 56.41

    Vom Aufbruch der modernen Kunst und Literatur Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts bis zur Postmoderne ? das Lexikon gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über die klassische Avantgarde und die neueren Avantgarde-Bewegungen. In rund 220 Artikeln erschließt es die Avantgarde in den einzelnen Ländern sowie die verschiedenen Gattungen und Kunstsparten, wie z. B. Architektur,... more...

  • 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...

  • Ideas About Artby Kathleen K. Desmond

    Wiley 2011; US$ 38.95

    Ideas About Art is an intelligent, accessible introductory text for students interested in learning how to think about aesthetics. It uses stories drawn from the experiences of individuals involved in the arts as a means of exposing readers to the philosophies, theories, and arguments that shape and drive visual art.  An accessible, story-driven... 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...

  • The Collected Writings of Michael Snowby Michael Snow; Louise Dompierre

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    Writing, for Michael Snow, is as much a form of "art-making" as the broad range of visual art activities for which he is renowned, including the "Walking Woman" series and the film Wavelength . Conversely, many of the texts included in this anthology are as significant visually as they are at the level of content - they are meant to be looked at... more...