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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

  • The Rise and Fall of American Art, 1940s?1980sby Assoc Prof Catherine Dossin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    In The Rise and Fall of American Art, 1940s-1980s, Catherine Dossin challenges the now-mythic perception of New York as the undisputed center of the art world between the end of World War II and the fall of the Berlin Wall, a position of power that brought the city prestige, money, and historical recognition. Dossin reconstructs the concrete factors... more...

  • Circulations in the Global History of Artby Assoc Prof Catherine Dossin; Dr Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel; Professor Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann; Professor Richard Woodfield

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    The project of global art history calls for balanced treatment of artifacts and a unified approach. This volume emphasizes questions of transcultural encounters and exchanges as circulations. It presents a strategy that highlights the processes and connections among cultures, and also responds to the dynamics at work in the current globalized art... more...

  • creativeGIRLby Danielle Donaldson

    F+W Media 2015; US$ 24.99

    Find your artistic creativity with delicate doodles, big colors and lavish layers! CreativeGIRL features art projects that teach you how to draw and paint your story using pencils, watercolor paints and simple mixed-media supplies. Danielle Donaldson shows you how to draw the pretty pictures from your imagination, infuse your art with delightful... more...

  • The Polite Ladies' Guide to Proper Etiquetteby Arthur Martine

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    A complete manual for those who desire to understand the rules of good breeding, the customs of good society, and to avoid incorrect and vulgar habits. Such as: Clear and Comprehensive Directions for Correct Manners, Dress, and Conversation; Instructions for Good Behavior at Dinner Parties, and the Table, with Hints on the Art of Carving and Taking... more...

  • 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...

  • The Living Lineby Robin Veder

    Dartmouth College Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    The role of body movement in the formation of American modernism 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...