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Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

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  • The Da Vinci Notebooksby Emma Dickens

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 0.00

    Towering across time as the creator of the Mona Lisa, forever famous as a sculptor and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest minds of both the Italian Renaissance and Western civilization. His keen scientific imagination and, most of all, his aesthetic and creative genius have forever changed the course of our culture. Dan Brown’s ... more...

  • The Changing Concept of Reality in Artby Deborah Rosenthal; Erwin Rosenthal

    Arcade Publishing 2013; US$ 22.99

    "The transmutation of artistic form," writes Erwin Rosenthal, "depends on individual decisions and cultural development. But there are basic laws of self-expression which do not change, which are perpetual because they accord with the structure of the human mind and soul." These penetrating studies explore the deep psychological and formal affinities... more...

  • Art Without Compromiseby Wendy Richmond

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 24.99

    Combining 24 years of research and insight from her columns in Communication Arts magazine, artist, educator, and writer Wendy Richmond challenges artists to investigate their work through multiple lenses in her newest book, Art Without Compromise*. Her commentaries, exercises, and wide-ranging references to contemporary thinkers will inspire artists... more...

  • The Whitney Women and the Museum They Madeby Flora Miller Biddle

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99

    Until Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney opened her studio on Eighth Street in Manhattan in 1914—which evolved into the Whitney Museum almost two decades later—there were few art museums in the United States, let alone galleries, for contemporary artists to exhibit their work. When the mansions of the wealthy cried out for decorative art, they sought it... more...

  • Contemporary Art in the Light of Historyby Erwin Rosenthal; Deborah Rosenthal; Lance Esplund

    Arcade Publishing 2013; US$ 22.99

    Erwin Rosenthal’s Contemporary Art in the Light of History , originally published in 1971, is a small masterpiece of writing on the art of the twentieth century. A scholar of medieval art by training and a prominent antiquarian bookseller, Rosenthal, who died in l981, was equally entranced by modern art, particularly abstraction. His three linked... more...

  • Redeeming Artby Donald Kuspit

    Allworth Press 2004; US$ 21.99

    In essays culled from three decades of critical writing, Donald Kuspit explores the aesthetic developments of the twentieth century, from post-impressionism to the latest permutation of post-Modernism. Ranging from Willem de Kooning to Andy Warhol to Sue Coe, this provocative anthology chronicles the distinctive voice of a formidable art critic whose... more...

  • Wettbewerb um die Moderneby Daniela Wilmes

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 119.00

    Bei der Neudefinition der Moderne nach dem Verdikt der „Entartung“ im Nationalsozialismus und bei der Auseinandersetzung um eine zukunftweisende „Kunst der Gegenwart“ nach 1945 spielte der Kunsthandel in mehrfacher Hinsicht eine zentrale Rolle. Unter Erschließung einer Vielzahl bisher unbeachteter Quellen rekonstruiert Daniela Wilmes die... more...

  • Vom Objekt zum Bildby Bettina Gockel; Julia Häcki; Miriam Volmert

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 84.00

    Bilder in Kunst und Wissenschaft sind Orte des Denkens und Forschens. Sie tragen dazu bei, wie wir Objekte und Phänomene der Natur wahrnehmen. Wie sind diese Bilder in spezifischen historischen Zusammenhängen entstanden? Wie kann der Prozess der Verbildlichung lebendiger und veränderlicher Natur- und Alltagsobjekte untersucht werden? Und... more...

  • Hegels Begriff der Arbeitby Hans-Christoph Schmidt am Busch

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 154.00

    Nach unserer Auffassung ist der Begriff der Arbeit als „das (disseitige) sich zum Dinge/Gegenstande machen" ein leistungsstarkes Konzept, auf dessen Grundlage in der Philosophie des Geistes von 1805/06 eine aus heutiger Sicht aufschlußreiche Analyse und Kritik der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft entwickelt wird. Der Nachweis dieser These ist... more...

  • Von der ständischen zur bürgerlichen Gesellschaftby Lothar Gall

    De Gruyter 1993; US$ 28.00

    Der Übergang von der ständischen zur bürgerlichen Gesellschaft gehört zu den zentralen Wandlungsprozessen auf dem Weg in die Moderne. An die Stelle der relativ statischen traditionellen Sozialordnung, in der noch vorwiegend Stand und Beruf des Vaters den gesellschaftlichen Platz bestimmten, setzten sich seit der Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts... more...