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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

  • "To the 5 Boroughs"by Andreas Jakob

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 27.04

    Hip Hop and rap music are the target of ongoing criticism. Both are frequently accused of being misogynous and glorifying violence, drug consumption and crime. In this book Andreas Jakob attempts to paint a more differentiated picture of Hip Hop culture. In doing so, he touches upon diverse aspects of this multi-faceted phenomenon: Readers learn about... more...

  • The (Moving) Pictures Generationby Vera Dika

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    Beginning in the late 1970s, a number of visual artists in downtown New York City returned to an exploration of the cinematic across mediums. Vera Dika considers their work within a greater cultural context and probes for a deeper understanding of the practice. more...

  • 14 Grafikerinnen im Wien des 20. Jahrhundertsby Heidelinde Resch

    Ambra 2013; US$ 41.00

    There are many successful and famous graphic designers in the history of Austrian graphic design, but closer examination shows that women are generally not involved in it or only along the fringes. This publication traces the work of women in applied graphics and puts them, their lives and their creations in center stage. This volume is dedicated to... more...

  • 9.5 Theses on Art and Classby Ben Davis

    Haymarket Books 2013; US$ 18.00

    Ben Davis draws the curtain back on the contemporary art world to assail its commodified roots. more...

  • The A to Z of Renaissance Artby Lilian H. Zirpolo

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of Renaissance Art covers the years 1250 to 1648, the period most disciplines place as the Renaissance Era. A complete portrait of this remarkable period is depicted in this book through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on major Renaissance painters, sculptors,... more...

  • About Lookingby John Berger

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    As a novelist, art critic, and cultural historian, John Berger is a writer of dazzling eloquence and arresting insight whose work amounts to a subtle, powerful critique of the canons of our civilization. In About Looking he explores our role as observers to reveal new layers of meaning in what we see. How do the animals we look at in zoos remind us... more...

  • Adrian Piperby John P. Bowles

    Duke University Press 2011; US$ 94.95

    This in-depth analysis of Adrian Piper s art locates her groundbreaking work at the nexus of Conceptual and feminist art of the late 1960s and 1970s. more...

  • Aesthetic Creationby Nick Zangwill

    Clarendon Press 2007; US$ 28.99

    What is the purpose of a work of art? What drives us to make art? Why do we value art and consume it? Nick Zangwill argues that we cannot understand the nature of art without first having answers to these fundamental questions. On his view, which he dubs 'the Aesthetic Creation Theory', a work of art is something created for a particular aesthetic... more...

  • Aesthetics and Philosophy of Artby Guttorm Fl°istad

    Springer 2007; US$ 269.00

    A volume on Aesthetics, containing nineteen surveys, that shows the variety of approaches to Aesthetics in various cultures. It emphasizes the close connection between aesthetics and religion and between aesthetics and ethics in several contributions. more...

  • The Afghan Queenby Paul Meinhardt

    Turn the Page Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Lela Meinhardt, a tribal art trader in Afghanistan, traveled and traded with migratory Afghan tribes from 1975 to 1980, a time when Americans, and their money, were welcomed by the Afghan people. Lela's adventures, recorded in the letters she sent to her husband, Paul, are more the stuff of legend than a modern journey. To the people who knew her,... more...