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  • The Cave Paintersby Gregory Curtis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    The Cave Painters is a vivid introduction to the spectacular cave paintings of France and Spain?the individuals who rediscovered them, theories about their origins, their splendor and mystery. Gergory Curtis makes us see the astonishing sophistication and power of the paintings and tells us what is known about their creators, the Cro-Magnon people... 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...

  • From Museum Critique to the Critical Museumby Dr Katarzyna Murawska-Muthesius; Dr Piotr Piotrowski

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Since the late nineteenth century, museums have been cited as tools of imperialism and colonialism, as strongholds of patriarchalism, masculinism, homophobia and xenophobia, and accused both of elitism and commercialism. But, could the museum absorb and benefit from its critique, turning into a critical museum, into the site of resistance rather than... more...

  • Traditional African Artby Avner Shakarov; Lyubov Senatorova

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    The art of sub-Saharan Africa reveals the marvelous achievements of tribal artists--their names unknown--over thousands of years. Their aesthetic ideal finds form in wood, ivory, fabric, bronze and iron. This illustrated study of traditional African art includes pieces from Western Sudan, the Congolese Basin, the Guinea coast, Gabon, Democratic Republic... more...

  • Der Rote Fadenby Meike Fischer

    dpunkt.verlag 2015; Not Available

    Das vorliegende Buch soll dem Leser dabei helfen, sowohl kleinere als auch sehr umfangreiche Fotoprojekte gezielt zu planen und bis hin zur Präsentation durchzuführen. Es eignet sich sowohl für Einsteiger mit fotografischen Grundkenntnissen, die bisher ausschließlich Einzelbilder aufgenommen haben, als auch für fortgeschrittene Fotografen, die bereits... more...

  • Concerning the Spiritual in Artby Wassily Kandinsky; Michael T. H. Sadler

    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...

  • On the Decay of the Art of Lyingby Mark Twain

    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...

  • Portrait of the Artist as a Landscapeby Dario Gamboni

    Amsterdam University Press 2002; US$ 10.50

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  • The Beautifulby Vernon Lee

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    This book takes Beauty as already existing and enjoyed, and seeks to analyze and account for Beauty's existence and enjoyment. More strictly speaking, it analyzes and accounts for Beauty not inasmuch as existing in certain objects and processes, but rather as calling forth (and being called forth by) a particular group of mental activities and... more...

  • The Mind of the Artistby Laurence Binyon; George Clausen

    The Floating Press 1909; US$ 5.99

    The Mind of the Artist speaks for itself, and really requires no word of introduction. These opinions as a whole have a harmony and consistency, and announce clearly that the directing impulse must be a desire for expression, that art is a language, and that the thing to be said is of more importance than the manner of saying it. This desire for expression... more...