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- Allworth Press 2011; US$ 24.95
While all art is unique, the challenges artists face are shared regardless of background, experience, and artistic medium. With decades of experience training and helping artists, the expert staff of the New York Foundation for the Arts have compiled a ?best practices? approach to planning and organizing an art career. In this book, NYFA has... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00
In this lively narrative, award-winning author Michael Kammen presents a fascinating analysis of cutting-edge art and artists and their unique ability to both delight and provoke us. He illuminates America?s obsession with public memorials and the changing role of art and museums in our society. From Thomas Eakins?s 1875 masterpiece The Gross Clinic... more...
- Muswell Press 2014; US$ 10.94
A gallery of famous and eccentric figures animate this entertaining and informative autobiography. Not least is John Jesse who treats life as fun yet established himself as a respected specialist in his field of Art Nouveau and Art Deco. The book is richly illustrated with some of the works he has collected and sold. more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 15.94
Studierende der Archäologie müssen sich nicht nur mit Grabungstechniken, Chronologie und theoretischen Grundfragen ihres Faches vertraut machen. Sie lernen vielmehr eine Fülle von Kunstwerken kennen, die von Menschen einer vergangenen Epoche nach den künstlerischen Vorstellungen und Möglichkeiten ihrer Zeit geschaffen wurden. Diese antiken Bilderwelten... more...
- 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 Floating Press 1911; US$ 7.99
Kandinsky sees the spiritual life of humanity as a pyramid. The artist must lead the layman to the top of this pyramid through the soulful exercise of art. Kandinsky differentiates between the superficial pleasure art inspires and the inner resonance created when art is considered attentively and allowed to touch the soul. The artist is allowed absolute... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95
On the Decay of the Art of Lying is a short essay by Mark Twain from 1885. In it he deplores that way man's "most faithful friend" is being used and indeed misused, declaring that "the wise thing is for us diligently to train ourselves to lie thoughtfully, judiciously; to lie with a good object, and not an evil one; to lie for others'... more...