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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

  • From High Art to New Artby Hans Abbing

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 10.50

    Mijnheer de Rector Magnificus, Mevrouw de Decaan, Zeer Gewaardeerde Toehoorders, Dutch data on graying audiences 'Public interest in art is declining and the young are defecting en masse.' Actually, the story is quite the opposite. more...

  • Eakins Revealedby Henry Adams

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 72.99

    Thomas Eakins is widely considered one of the great American painters, an artist whose uncompromising realism helped move American art from the Victorian era into the modern age. He is also acclaimed as a paragon of integrity, one who stood up for his artistic beliefs even when they brought him personal and professional difficulty--as when he was fired... more...

  • Analogous and Digitalby Otl Aicher

    Wiley 2015; US$ 35.95

    Otl Aicher (1922-1991) was an outstanding personality in modern design, he was a co-founder of the legendary Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG), the Ulm School of Design, Germany. His works since the fifties of the last century in the field of corporate design and his pictograms for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich are major achievements in the visual... more...

  • Art and Architecture in the Islamic Traditionby Mohammed Hamdouni Alami

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 29.00

    What is 'art' in the sense of the Islamic tradition? Mohammed Hamdouni Alami argues that Islamic art has historically been excluded from Western notions of art; that the Western aesthetic tradition's preoccupation with the human body has meant that Islamic and Western art being perceived as inherently at odds. However, the move away from this 'anthropomorphic... more...

  • Zahlen, Zeichen und Figurenby Andrea Albrecht; Gesa von Essen; Werner Frick

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 224.00

    This anthology examines the relationship between mathematics and the fine arts from medieval to contemporary times, and uses important historical paradigms to investigate the impact of mathematically structuring knowledge, and quantification, formalization and abstraction processes on creativity in music, visual arts and poetry. The focus... more...

  • Educating Artists for the Futureby Mel Alexenberg

    Intellect Books Ltd 2008; US$ 44.00

    In Educating Artists for the Future, some of the world?s most innovative thinkers in higher education in art and design offer fresh directions for educating artists for a rapidly evolving post-digital future. Their creative redefinition of art at the interdisciplinary interface where scientific enquiry and new technologies shape aesthetic and cultural... more...

  • The Future of Art in a Postdigital Ageby Mel Alexenberg

    Intellect Books Ltd 2011; US$ 44.00

    In The Future of Art in a Postdigital Age, artist and educator Mel Alexenberg offers a prophetic vision of a postdigital future that reveals a paradigm shift from the Hellenistic to the Hebraic roots of Western culture. The author surveys new art forms emerging from a postdigitial age that address the humanization of digital technologies. He ventures... more...

  • The Future of Art in a Digital Ageby Mel Alexenberg

    Intellect Books Ltd 2006; US$ 19.00

    This book develops the thesis that the transition from premodernism to postmodernism in art of the digital age represents a paradigm shift from the Hellenistic to the Hebraic roots of Western culture. Semiotic and morphological analysis of art and visual culture demonstrate the contemporary confluence between the deep structure of Hebraic consciousness... more...

  • Mondrianby Isabella Alston

    TAJ Books International 2014; US$ 5.99

    Piet Mondrian pioneered the de Stijl movement—Dutch for "The Style"—that emerged in the early 20th century and which served as an important transition from a focus on Symbolism and Realism to a new and growing focus on abstraction. The evolution of Mondrian’s initial, traditional style, akin to that of The Hague School, through... more...