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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

  • Pulp Macabreby Mike Hunchback; Caleb Braaten

    Feral House 2015; US$ 39.95

    Pulp Macabre showcases illustrations from pulp artist Lee Brown Coye's final and darkest era. more...

  • Zeitgenössische Kunst in Chinaby Lydia Haustein

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00

    The dramatic upsurge in engagement with contemporary Chinese art reflects tectonic shifts in global economic and political power. Contemporary Chinese art is not only a seismograph for unprecedented upheavals in China, but also questions the interpretive sovereignty of Western theory. more...

  • Factual Nonsenseby Darren Coffield

    The Word Machine 2015; US$ 11.65

    Illustrated throughout with rare and fascinating artworks and photographs from the Factual Nonsense archive. For Joshua Compston, life was a special kind of nonsense; Factual Nonsense. Seen by some as the romantic martyr of his generation nd by others, as a prankster, sending up the art establishment, Compston?s gallery ‘Factual Nonsense? (FN) was... more...

  • The Living Lineby Robin Veder

    Dartmouth College Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    ROBIN VEDER is an associate professor of humanities and art history/visual culture, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg. more...

  • Tyrann und Märtyrerby Carolin Behrmann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Throughout Europe, the end of the 16 th century saw an enormous output of images of Christian martyrdom. Images portraying the law and the behavior of tyrannical regimes in terms of the torment of the martyrs signaled the threats to their own legal system. For the first time, the images of martyrs and tyrants are presented as both religious... more...

  • Video Art Theoryby Helen Westgeest

    Wiley 2015; US$ 89.95

    Helen Westgeest is Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Her most recent publication is Photography Theory in Historical Perspective: Case Studies from Contemporary Art ( co-authored with Hilde Van Gelder, Wiley-Blackwell, 2011). Westgeest is also editor and a contributor of Take Place:... more...

  • Play and Participation in Contemporary Arts Practicesby Tim Stott

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book engages debates in current art criticism concerning the turn toward participatory works of art. In particular, it analyzes ludic participation, in which play and games are used organizationally so that participants actively engage with or complete the work of art through their play. Here Stott explores the complex and systematic organization... more...

  • Art, Agency and Living Presenceby Caroline van Eck

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    Throughout history, and all over the world, viewers have treated works of art as if they are living beings: speaking to them, falling in love with them, kissing or beating them. This book is a contribution towards an understanding of such responses, by drawing on ancient rhetoric and the theories of Aby Warburg and Alfred Gell, and by... more...

  • analogous and digitalby Otl Aicher

    Wiley 2015; US$ 34.95

    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... more...

  • Filippo Tommaso Marinettiby Ernest Ialongo

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2015; US$ 89.99

    Filippo Tommaso Marinetti: The Artist and His Politics is a full-length political biography of the leader of the Italian Futurist art movement Filippo Tommaso Marinetti from the foundation of Futurism in 1909 through its end in the Fascist regime in 1944. more...