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  • Emotion and the Artsby Mette Hjort; Sue Laver

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 60.00

    This collection of essays addresses emotion in relation to the arts, and considers such topics as the paradox of fiction, emotion in the pure and abstract arts, and the rationality and ethics of emotional responses. It is aimed at students and scholars of philosophy, literary studies, and art. more...

  • Culture Incorporatedby Mark W. Rectanus

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 70.50

    In Culture Incorporated, Mark W. Rectanus calls for full disclosure of corporate involvement in cultural events and examines how corporations, art institutions, and foundations are reshaping the cultural terrain. In turn, he also shows how that ground is destabilized by artists subverting these same institutions to create a heightened awareness of... more...

  • Art, Culture and the Semiotics of Meaningby Jackson Barry

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 80.00

    Do the arts mean? Do all the arts mean? Do they all mean in the same way? Does an art work mean in the same way in which a street sign means? More importantly, do all art works mean in a semiotically interesting way? This book argues for the importance of those formal meanings in the arts which most effectively enrich our knowledge of "the way... more...

  • Database Aestheticsby Victoria Vesna

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 75.00

    Database Aesthetics examines the database as cultural and aesthetic form, explaining how artists have participated in network culture by creating data art. more...

  • Landscape Theoryby Rachel DeLue; James Elkins

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 36.95

    Artistic representations of landscape are studied widely in areas ranging from art history to geography to sociology, yet there has been little consensus about how to understand the relationship between landscape and art. This book brings together more than fifty scholars from these multiple disciplines to establish new ways of thinking about landscape... more...

  • Collectivism after Modernismby Blake Stimson

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 27.95

    Organized around case studies spanning the globe from Europe, Japan, and the United States to Africa, Cuba, and Mexico, Collectivism after Modernism covers such renowned collectives as the Guerrilla Girls and the Yes Men, as well as lesser-known groups. more...

  • Cultural Appropriation and the Artsby James O. Young

    Wiley 2008; US$ 100.95

    Now, for the first time, a philosopher undertakes a systematic investigation of the moral and aesthetic issues to which cultural appropriation gives rise. Cultural appropriation is a pervasive feature of the contemporary world (the Parthenon Marbles remain in London; white musicians from Bix Beiderbeck to Eric Clapton have appropriated musical... more...

  • Psyche and the Artsby Susan Rowland

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 47.95

    Does art connect the individual psyche to history and culture? Psyche and the Arts challenges existing ideas about the relationship between Jung and art, and offers exciting new dimensions to key issues such as the role of image in popular culture, and the division of psyche and matter in art form. Divided into three sections - Getting into... more...

  • Margaret Cavendish in de Nederlandenby Thijs Weststeijn

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 29.85

    A beautiful portrait of the seventeenth century phylosopher and her life in Rotterdam and Antwerp more...

  • Feminist Art and the Maternalby Andrea Liss

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 75.00

    Feminist motherhood is a surprisingly unexplored subject. In fact, feminism and motherhood have been often thought of as incompatible. Profound, provocative, and innovative, Feminist Art and the Maternal is the first work to critically examine the dilemmas and promises of representing feminist motherhood in contemporary art and visual culture. Andrea... more...