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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

  • How Pictures Complete Usby Paul Crowther

    Stanford University Press 2016; Not Available

    Despite the wonders of the digital world, people still go in record numbers to view drawings and paintings in galleries. Why? What is the magic that pictures work on us? This book provides a provocative explanation, arguing that some pictures have special kinds of beauty and sublimity that offer aesthetic transcendence. They take us imaginatively... more...

  • Concerning Consequencesby Kristine Stiles

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 39.00

    Kristine Stiles has played a vital role in establishing trauma studies within the humanities. A formidable force in the art world, Stiles examines the significance of traumatic experiences both in the individual lives and works of artists and in contemporary international cultures since World War II. In Concerning Consequences , she considers some... more...

  • Gothic Artby Victoria Charles; Klaus Carl

    Parkstone International 2016; US$ 9.95

    Gothic art finds its roots in the powerful architecture of the cathedrals of northern France. It is a medieval art movement that evolved throughout Europe over more than 200 years.Leaving curved Roman forms behind, the architects started using flying buttresses and pointed arches to open up cathedrals to daylight. A period of great economic and social... more...

  • Romanesque Artby Victoria Charles; Klaus Carl

    Parkstone International 2016; US$ 9.95

    In art history, the term ?Romanesque art? distinguishes the period between the beginning of the 11th and the end of the 12th century. This era showed a great diversity of regional schools each with their own unique style. In architecture as well as in sculpture, Romanesque art is marked by raw forms. Through its rich iconography and captivating text,... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Remingtonby Frederic Remington

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    It is impossible to reflect upon Frederic Remington?s art without thinking of the merely human elements. Remington became interested in the American Indian, probably because he became interested in the active, exciting life of the American Great Plains. The Indian appealed to him not in any histrionic way, not as a figure stepped out from the pages... more...

  • Canalettoby Octave Uzanne

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal) (Venise, 1697 ? 1768) Comme son père, il commença sa carrière comme peintre de décors de théâtre. Influencé par Giovanni Panini, il se spécialisa dans les vedute (vues) de Venise, sa ville natale. Les violents contrastes entre ombre et lumière sont typiques de cet artiste. Et, si certaines de ses vues sont d'un intérêt... more...

  • The Life and Masterworks of Salvador Dalíby Eric Shanes

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Painter, designer, creator of bizarre objects, author and film maker, Dalí became the most famous of the Surrealists. Buñuel, Lorca, Picasso and Breton all had a great influence on his career. Dalí's film, An Andalusian Dog, produced with Buñuel, marked his official entry into the tightly-knit group of Parisian Surrealists, where he met Gala, the woman... more...

  • Edward Hopperby Gerry Souter

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    In his works, Hopper poetically expressed the solitude of man confronted to the American way of life as it developed in the 1920s. Inspired by the movies and particularly by the various camera angles and attitudes of characters, his paintings expose the alienation of mass culture. Created using cold colours and inhabited by anonymous characters, Hopper?s... more...