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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Constructing the Image of Muhammad in Europeby Michelina Di Cesare; Heather Coffey; Alberto Saviello; Avinoam Shalem

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 47.72

    the volume represents a significant contribution to the complex history of the conceptualization and pictorialization of the Prophet Muhammad in the West. It gives a rapid and though deep overview of the history of the making of an image of the Prophet Muhammad in Europe and thus reflects the whole history of the making of the image of Islam... more...

  • Selves and Subjectivitiesby Manijeh Mannani; Veronica Thompson

    Athabasca University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    The self and the other in the works of Canadian contemporary artists. more...

  • Die Seidenstrasse heuteby Christoph Müller; Peter Gysling; Der Schweizerische Beobachter; Karin Schneuwly

    Beobachter-Edition 2012; US$ 49.99

    Auf den Spuren von Marco Polo reist der Journalist Peter Gysling zusammen mit einer DOK-Equipe des Schweizer Radio und Fernsehens von Venedig zum Kaspischen Meer, durch Zentralasien bis nach Xian in China.Der opulente Bildband zeigt eindrücklich die Höhepunkte der Reise und ergänzt mit Hintergrundinformationen die persönlichen Erlebnisberichte der... more...

  • 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$ 39.99

    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...