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  • Bruegelby Sandra Forty

    TAJ Books International 2014; US$ 3.99

    The Flemish artist Pieter Bruegel—sometimes called Peasant Bruegel—was the first great artist to paint scenes of ordinary peasant life and show the common man and woman as they went about their daily tasks and amusements. He is credited with bringing a humanizing spirit to painting— something that was lacking in medieval works and entirely... more...

  • Seven Discourses on Artby Sir Joshua Reynolds

    The Floating Press 1901; US$ 6.95

    Sir Joshua Reynolds laid down principles of art from the point of view of a man of genius who had made his power felt, and with the clear good sense which is the foundation of all work that looks upward and may hope to live. The truths here expressed concerning Art may, with slight adjustment of the way of thought, be applied to Literature or to any... more...

  • The Psychology of Beautyby Ethel D. Puffer

    The Floating Press 1905; US$ 5.99

    THE human being who thrills to the experience of beauty in nature and in art does not forever rest with that experience unquestioned. The day comes when he yearns to pierce the secret of his emotion, to discover what it is, and why, that has so stung him - to defend and to justify his transport to himself and to others. He seeks a reason for the faith... more...

  • Art's Emotionsby Damien Freeman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Despite the very obvious differences between looking at Manet?s Woman with a Parrot and listening to Elgar?s Cello Concerto, both experiences provoke similar questions in the thoughtful aesthete: why does the painting seem to express reverie and the music, nostalgia? How do we experience the reverie and nostalgia in such works of art? Why do we... more...

  • Online Evaluation of Creativity and the Artsby Hiesun Cecilia Suhr

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Social media have dramatically popularized practices of evaluation, especially of cultural products and artistic expressions. The practices of "liking" and rating any shared contents such as music to blogs, film, videos, photographs to artwork and performances are ubiquitous in today?s digital environments. As a result, creative producers are increasingly... more...

  • Zum Paragoneby Christiane Hessler

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 221.00

    Die Paragonefrage, erstmals ausgiebig von Leonardo diskutiert, besitzt im gesamten Quattrocento eine rege Vorgeschichte, die bei allen frühen Impulsen durch Petrarca als die entscheidende Phase der Formierung der Debatte betrachtet werden muss. Spektakuläre Textfunde der Humanisten, Kunsttraktate, auch eigenhändig von Malern oder Bildhauern verfasst,... more...

  • Bilder machen Geschichteby Uwe Fleckner

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 98.00

    Kunstwerke haben immer wieder die Aufgabe übernommen, Ereignisse der Weltgeschichte bildnerisch zu reflektieren und ins Bewusstsein der Mit- und Nachwelt zu heben. Durch ihre visuelle Leistungsfähigkeit arbeiten sie aus dem faktischen Ereignis ein übergeordnetes Verständnis für historische Vorgänge heraus und werden dadurch ? neben der eigentlichen... more...

  • raumverlorenby Eckhard Feddersen; Insa Lüdtke

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 84.00

    How do we provide spatial orientation to people with dementia? The book examines this question in a comprehensive way with diverse expert contributions and documentation of successful projects that identify the specific challenges facing different disciplines. Eckhard Fedderson is an architect who specializes in building for the elderly. Insa Lüdtke... more...

  • Am I Getting Paid for This?by Betty Rollin

    Argo-Navis 2014; US$ 5.99

    When Betty Rollin graduated from college in the late 1950s, she couldn?t find a husband and she didn?t want to be a secretary. So, in the days before women?s liberation, she started a career?or, as she puts it, “fell into?then groped my way in and out of?three careers.? Am I Getting Paid For This? is a love story about work by the author of First,... more...

  • Who Cares, Charlie Brown?by Charles M. Schulz; Tom Brannon

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    Charlie Brown and his friends are hitting the baseball field for a long day of fun in the sun! But the game turns into something more when the Peanuts gang starts learning about the many men and women who changed the course of history by helping their fellow humans. This touching ode to some of the world?s great humanitarian heroes?including one forgotten... more...