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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

  • Electronics for Artistsby Simon Quellen Field

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    With today?s modern technology?LEDs, servomotors, motion sensors, speakers, and more?artwork can incorporate elements of light, sound, and motion for dramatic effects. Author and educator Simon Quellen Field has developed a primer for creative individuals looking for new ways to express themselves though electronically enhanced art. Following step-by-step... more...

  • This Is Not a Photo Opportunityby Martin Bull

    PM Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    This Is Not a Photo Opportunity is a street-level, full-color showcase of some of Banksy?s most innovative pieces ever. Banksy, Britain?s now-legendary ?guerilla? street artist, has painted the walls, streets, and bridges of towns and cities throughout the world. Once viewed as vandalism, Banksy?s work is now venerated, collected, and preserved.... more...

  • Kunst und Wirklichkeit heuteby Lotte Everts; Johannes Lang; Michael Lüthy; Bernhard Schieder

    transcript 2015; US$ 28.80

    Gegen zeitgenössische Werke, wie sie prominent die Documenta (13) zeigte, wird häufig der Vorwurf der Affirmation erhoben. Stattdessen wird eine kritische Funktion der Kunst eingefordert. Während die Gegenüberstellung von Kritik und Affirmation die (post-)moderne Diskussion des Verhältnisses von Kunst und Wirklichkeit charakterisiert, scheinen jüngere... more...

  • The Uses of Art in Public Spaceby Julia Lossau; Quentin Stevens

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book links two fields of interest which are too seldom considered together: the production and critique of art in public space and social behaviour in the public realm. Whilst most writing about public art has focused on the aesthetic, cultural and political intentions and processes that shape its production, this edited collection examines a... more...

  • Art Journey Portraits and Figuresby Rachel Rubin Wolf

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 49.99

    Truth. Beauty. Experience. Emotion. The artists included in Art Journey: Portraits and Figures say they have discovered all of these things and more through their work. Sometimes it's in the eyes. Or perhaps it's the hint of an expression that seems to beckon one closer, begging to share a secret. Maybe it's the tilt of a chin. Or the posture... more...

  • Dreamscapes Fantasy Worldsby Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 24.99

    Breathe Life Into Your Fantasy Worlds! Heroes and heroines seek their fortunes in mysterious forests. Towering castles are built into the sides of mountains. Dragons and fairies soar through the sky and among the stars. And bestselling author Stephanie Pui-Mun Law is here to lead you, step-by-step, through the process of creating the forests, mountains,... more...

  • Creative Analysisby George Hagman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    Creative Analysis: Art, Creativity and Clinical Process explores the dynamics of creativity in psychoanalytic treatment. It argues that the creative process of the analytic interaction is characterized by specific forms of feeling, thinking and most importantly, relating that result in the emergence of something new ? therapeutic change. The artistic... more...

  • Dreaming Redby Linda Pace; Jan Jarboe Russell; Eleanor Heartney; Kathryn Kanjo

    Trinity University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Since its founding in 1993 by the late Pace Foods heiress Linda Pace, Artpace has become one of the premiere foundations for contemporary art. An artist residency program based in San Antonio, Texas, Artpace's goal is to give artists time and space in which to imagine new ways to work. Each year, nine artists (three from Texas, three from other areas... more...

  • Bildakt at the Warburg Instituteby Sabine Marienberg; Jürgen Trabant

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    This volume provides insight into the work of the ?Collegium for the Advanced Study of the Picture Act and Embodiment? at the London Warburg Institute. It gathers a range of studies on the history and anthropology of the ?picture act? (Bildakt), on phenomena related to the haptic experience of the image, on the living dynamics of internal... more...

  • Leonardo's Brainby Leonard Shlain

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Best-selling author Leonard Shlain explores the life, art, and mind of Leonardo da Vinci, seeking to explain his singularity by looking at his achievements in art, science, psychology, and military strategy and then employing state of the art left-right brain scientific research to explain his universal genius. Shlain shows that no other person in... more...