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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • Twentieth-Century American Artby Erika Doss

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 19.99

    Jackson Pollock, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, and Laurie Anderson are just some of the major American artists of the twentieth century. From the 1893 Chicago World's Fair to the 2000 Whitney Biennial, a rapid succession of art movements and different styles reflected the extreme changes in American culture and society, as well as... more...

  • Spiritual American Trashby Greg Bottoms

    Counterpoint 2013; US$ 15.99

    In Spiritual American Trash , Greg Bottoms goes beyond the examination of eight outsider artists? and inhabits the spirit of their work and stories in engaging vignettes. From the janitor who created a holy throne room out of scraps in a garage, to the lonely wartime mother who filled her home with driftwood replicas of Bible scenes, Bottoms illustrates... more...

  • The Next Thingby Pablo Baler

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2013; US$ 37.99

    The Next Thing: Art in the Twenty-first Century is an illustrated collection of commissioned essays that attempt to anticipate, through current artistic productions, the aesthetic sensibility that will define our times. more...

  • Black Art in Brazilby Kimberly L. Cleveland

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 74.95

    Kimberly Cleveland highlights the work of five Brazilian artists from all over the country who work in a wide range of media, including photography, sculpture, and installation art. She shows how each conveys ?blackness? through his or her unique visual vocabulary and points out the ways this reflects their lived experiences. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Renaissance Artby Lilian H. Zirpolo

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 145.00

    It was the era that produced some of the icons of civilization: Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa and Last Supper and Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling, Piet^, and David. As masterpieces by the likes of Caravaggio, Donato Bramante, Donatello, El Greco, Filippo Brunelleschi, Sandro Botticelli, Raphael, and Titian emerged, new heights of human potential were... more...

  • Dutch Artby Sheila D. Muller

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 370.00

    An illustrated feast for the eye and intellect Dutch Art explores developments in art, art history, art criticism, and cultural history of the Netherlands from the artists' workshops for the Utrecht Dom in 1475 to the latest movements of the 1990s. it is lavishly illustrated with 147 black-and-white photographs and 16 pages in full color. More... more...

  • The Awakening Artistby Patrick Howe

    John Hunt Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    The Awakening Artist invites artists to discover their relationship to the greatest source of creativity the world has ever known. more...

  • The Whitney Women and the Museum They Madeby Flora Miller Biddle

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99

    Until Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney opened her studio on Eighth Street in Manhattan in 1914?which evolved into the Whitney Museum almost two decades later?there were few art museums in the United States, let alone galleries, for contemporary artists to exhibit their work. When the mansions of the wealthy cried out for decorative art, they sought it... more...

  • Contemporary Art in the Light of Historyby Erwin Rosenthal; Deborah Rosenthal; Lance Esplund

    Arcade Publishing 2013; US$ 22.99

    Erwin Rosenthal?s Contemporary Art in the Light of History , originally published in 1971, is a small masterpiece of writing on the art of the twentieth century. A scholar of medieval art by training and a prominent antiquarian bookseller, Rosenthal, who died in l981, was equally entranced by modern art, particularly abstraction. His three linked... more...

  • Ethics and the Visual Artsby Elaine A. King; Gail Levin

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    The dark side of the arts is explored in this timely volume, sure to spark discussion and debate. Nineteen diverse essays by such distinguished authors as Eric Fischl, Suzaan Boettger, Stephen Weil, Richard Serra, and more cover a broad range of topics facing today?s artists, policy makers, art lawyers, galleries, museum professionals, and many others.... more...