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  • Good and Plentyby Tyler Cowen

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 21.95

    Americans agree about government arts funding in the way the women in the old joke agree about the food at the wedding: it's terrible--and such small portions! Americans typically either want to abolish the National Endowment for the Arts, or they believe that public arts funding should be dramatically increased because the arts cannot survive in... more...

  • On Criticismby Noel Carroll

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 23.95

    In a recent poll of practicing art critics, 75 percent reported that rendering judgments on artworks was the least significant aspect of their job. This is a troubling statistic for philosopher and critic Noel Carroll, who argues that that the proper task of the critic is not simply to describe, or to uncover hidden meanings or agendas, but instead to... more...

  • Teach Yourself VISUALLY Collage and Altered Artby Roni Johnson

    Wiley 2009; US$ 21.99

    Collage and altered art pull together elements from a wide variety of crafts to create one-of-a-kind pieces that truly reflect your individual style. This photo-intensive guide walks you through all the latest techniques, from aging paper and photos to working with image transfers, rubber stamps, fabrics, and more. Plus, you'll learn how to source... more...

  • Artistic Bedfellowsby Holly Crawford

    UPA 2008; US$ 46.99

    This is a collection of historical essays, critical papers, case studies, interviews, and comments from scholars and practitioners that shed new light on the growing field of collaborative art. It examines the field broadly, while asking specific questions with regard to issues of interdisciplinary and cultural difference, as well as the psychological... more...

  • The Myth of Popular Cultureby Perry Meisel

    Wiley 2009; US$ 115.95

    The Myth of Popular Culture from Dante to Dylan is a fascinating examination of the cultural traditions of the American novel, Hollywood, and British and American rock music which leads us to redefine our concept of the division between "high" and "low" culture. A stimulating history of high and low culture from Dante Alighieri to Bob Dylan,... more...

  • Latinos in the Artsby Steven Otfinoski

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 54.00

    From the beginnings of the colonization of the US, Latino art has been a creative and physical presence in the Southwest, southern Florida, and much of California. This work traces the accomplishments of 178 performing and visual artists. A bibliography directs the reader to sources for further information about Latino Americans and the arts. more...

  • Moved by Loveby Mary D. Sheriff

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    In eighteenth-century France, the ability to lose oneself in a character or scene marked both great artists and ideal spectators. Yet it was thought this same passionate enthusiasm, if taken to unreasonable extremes, could also lead to sexual deviance, mental illness?even death. Women and artists were seen as especially susceptible to these negative... more...

  • Bürger, Gott und Götterschützlingby Sabine Schlegelmilch

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 210.00

    Portrayals of children became increasingly common in Greek literature and art during the Hellenistic period. It has long been thought that the reasons for this lie in the alienation of the Greeks as a result of the collapse of the polis and its structures, which was then compensated for by a concentration on private subjects. A review of recent... more...

  • The Artist's Guide to Grant Writingby Gigi Rosenberg

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 16.99

    The Artist?s Guide to Grant Writing is designed to transform readers from starving artists fumbling to get by into working artists who confidently tap into all the resources at their disposal. Written in an engaging and down-to-earth tone, this comprehensive guide includes time-tested strategies, anecdotes from successful grant writers, and tips... more...

  • The Big Fishby Anna Bonshek; Corrina Bonshek; Lee Fergusson

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 116.20

    While debate continues in the fields of the sciences and humanities as to the nature of consciousness and the location of consciousness in the brain or as a field phenomenon, in the Vedic tradition, consciousness has been understood and continues to be articulated as an infinite field of intelligence at the basis of all forms of existence. This infinite... more...