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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

  • Barry Le Vaby Michael Maizels

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Of the conceptual artists who began their careers in the 1960s and 1970s?Bruce Nauman, Chris Burden, Vito Acconci, and Mel Bochner among them?Barry Le Va may be the most elusive. As this first study of his work reveals, his rigorously planned art was instigated to mask its creator?s intentions and methods, presenting itself as an ?aftermath? of modernism?s... more...

  • Over the Topby Tim Benson

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2015; US$ 34.99

    To commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, this groundbreaking book is a history of Australia at war as seen through the published work of Australia?s finest cartoonists. Australia has had, over the years, a political-cartoon heritage second to none. This book visually chronicles the fortunes and misfortunes of the Australian... more...

  • New Deal Art in Alabamaby Anita Price Davis; Jimmy S. Emerson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00

    As the United States struggled to recover from the Great Depression, 24 towns in Alabama would directly benefit from some of the $83 million allocated by the Federal Government for public art works under the New Deal. In the words of Harold Lloyd Hopkins, administrator of the Federal Emergency Relief Act, "artists had to eat, too," and these... more...

  • Deutschland und Milletby Andrea Meyer

    Deutscher Kunstverlag 2015; Not Available

    Das Buch analysiert erstmals die Rezeption des Werkes Jean-François Millets (1814?1875) in Deutschland von der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts bis hin zur Ära des Nationalsozialimus in Abhängigkeit von den jeweiligen kulturellen, politischen und historischen Rahmenbedingungen. Dabei rücken nicht nur die Kunstliteratur, sondern auch die Sammlungsaktivitäten... more...

  • Der Baum: Bäume beeindruckend fotografierenby Charlie Dombrow; Ulrich Dorn

    Franzis Verlag 2015; Not Available

    Vor ungezählten Generationen gekeimt, von Wind und Wetter gezeichnet, stehen beeindruckende Baumveteranen in deutschen Landschaften und grünen noch immer, manchmal monumental, manchmal skurril, doch stets ehrwürdig und bewundernswert. Solche Charakterbäume eignen sich hervorragend für stimmungs- und ausdrucksvolle fotografische Porträts. Charlie Dombrow,... more...

  • Der Rote Fadenby Meike Fischer

    dpunkt.verlag 2015; Not Available

    Das vorliegende Buch soll dem Leser dabei helfen, sowohl kleinere als auch sehr umfangreiche Fotoprojekte gezielt zu planen und bis hin zur Präsentation durchzuführen. Es eignet sich sowohl für Einsteiger mit fotografischen Grundkenntnissen, die bisher ausschließlich Einzelbilder aufgenommen haben, als auch für fortgeschrittene Fotografen, die bereits... more...

  • Rembrandt's Jewsby Steven Nadler

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 18.00

    There is a popular and romantic myth about Rembrandt and the Jewish people. One of history's greatest artists, we are often told, had a special affinity for Judaism. With so many of Rembrandt's works devoted to stories of the Hebrew Bible, and with his apparent penchant for Jewish themes and the sympathetic portrayal of Jewish faces, it is no wonder... more...

  • Video Art Historicizedby Dr Malin Hedlin Hayden; Professor Richard Woodfield

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Video art emerged as an art form that from the 1960s and onwards challenged the concept of art - hence, art historical practices. From the perspective of artists, critics, and scholars engaged with this new medium, art was seen as too limiting a notion. Important issues were to re-think art as a means for critical investigations and a demand for visual... more...

  • Der Wettbewerb zur Wiener Ringstraßeby Harald Stühlinger

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 91.00

    150 years ago, Franz Joseph I inaugurated the Vienna Ringstrasse. Just a few years earlier, in 1858, the project was the subject of an urban architectural competition, which included a total of 85 submissions, only 30 of which have been preserved today. The book examines the Ringstrasse competition in its broader historical and urban architectural... more...

  • Paul Kleeby Annie Bourneuf

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    The fact that Paul Klee (1879?1940) consistently intertwined the visual and the verbal in his art has long fascinated commentators from Walter Benjamin to Michel Foucault. However, the questions it prompts have never been satisfactorily answered?until now. In  Paul Klee , Annie Bourneuf offers the first full account of the interplay between the... more...