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  • Cultureel erfgoed in revolutie en restauratieby Frans Grijzenhout

    Amsterdam University Press 2005; US$ 10.50

    Rede uitgesproken bij de aanvaarding van het ambt van hoogleraar Cultureel erfgoed, restauratie en conservering, in het bijzonder van roerende goederen, aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam, op vrijdag 18 juni 2004 more...

  • Wassily Kandinskys frühe Bühnenkompositionenby Naoko Kobayashi-Bredenstein

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 141.48

    In his synthetic stage art known as ?stage composition? Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) revealed his concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk . This formed the foundation of his world view which saw the artist in a missionary role. In the ?stage composition? he experimented with possibilities of portraying the mental realm on the stage and sought... more...

  • Take a Closer Lookby Daniel Arasse; Alyson Waters

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 37.50 US$ 30.00

    What happens when we look at a painting? What do we think about? What do we imagine? How can we explain, even to ourselves, what we see or think we see? And how can art historians interpret with any seriousness what they observe? In six engaging, short narrative "fictions," each richly illustrated in color, Daniel Arasse, one of the most brilliant... more...

  • Three Essays on the Painting of our Timeby Adrian Stokes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate.... more...

  • What Painting Isby James Elkins

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 39.95

    Unlike many books on painting that usually talk about art or painters, James Elkins? compelling and original work focuses on alchemy, for like the alchemist, the painter seeks to transform and be transformed by the medium. In What Painting Is , James Elkins communicates the experience of painting beyond the traditional vocabulary of art history.... more...

  • Pictures and Tearsby James Elkins

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 39.95

    Art Does art leave you cold? And is that what it's supposed to do? Or is a painting meant to move you to tears? Hemingway was reduced to tears in the midst of a drinking bout when a painting by James Thurber caught his eye. And what's bad about that? In Pictures and Tears, art historian James Elkins tells the story of paintings that have made people... more...

  • On Not Being Able to Paintby Marion Milner

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 27.95

    Milner?s great study, first published in 1950, discusses the nature of creativity and those forces which prevent its expression. In focusing on her own beginner?s efforts to draw and paint, she analyses not the mysterious and elusive ability of the genius but ? as the title suggests ? the all too common and distressing situation of ?not being able?... more...

  • Simplifying Design & Color for Artistsby Linda Kemp

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 29.99 US$ 24.59

    When you become a better designer and colorist, you become a better painter. Painting doesn't have to be complicated to be good. In fact, it shouldn't be. Artist and best-selling author Linda Kemp ( Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines ) bypasses all the complexities of design and color to focus on a fresh, simplified strategy for success that... more...

  • Why Are Our Pictures Puzzles?by James Elkins

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 39.95

    With bracing clarity, James Elkins explores why images are taken to be more intricate and hard to describe in the twentieth century than they had been in any previous century. Why Are Our Pictures Puzzles? uses three models to understand the kinds of complex meaning that pictures are thought to possess: the affinity between the meanings of paintings... more...