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Theory of art books

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Supercommunity Diabolical Togetherness Beyond Contemporary Art by Brian Kuan Wood Supercommunity Diabolical Togetherness Beyond Contemporary Art

Leading artists, theorists, and writers exhume the dystopian and utopian futures contained within the present
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2017

Supercommunity Diabolical Togetherness Beyond Contemporary Art by Brian Kuan Wood Supercommunity Diabolical Togetherness Beyond Contemporary Art

Leading artists, theorists, and writers exhume the dystopian and utopian futures contained within the present
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/11/2017

GRAPHITE 5 Concept Drawing | Illustration | Urban Sketching by 3dtotal Publishing GRAPHITE 5 Concept Drawing | Illustration | Urban Sketching

GRAPHITE is an art magazine featuring over 100 pages of inspirational images, interviews and tutorials in an elegant quarterly format.
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/11/2017

Trap Door Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility by Reina (Barnard College) Gossett Trap Door Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility

Essays, conversations, and archival investigations explore the paradoxes, limitations, and social ramifications of trans representation within contemporary culture.The increasing representation of trans identity throughout art and popular culture in recent years has been nothing if not paradoxical. Trans visibility is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2017

The Evolution of the Image Political Action and the Digital Self by Marco (Loughborough University, UK) Bohr The Evolution of the Image Political Action and the Digital Self
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This volume addresses the evolution of the visual in digital communities, offering a multidisciplinary discussion of the ways in which images are circulated in digital communities, the meanings which are attached to them and the implications they have on notions...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Practising with Deleuze Design, Dance, Art, Writing, Philosophy by Suzie Attiwill, Terri Bird Practising with Deleuze Design, Dance, Art, Writing, Philosophy
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Six authors two fine artists, a dancer, a creative writer, a designer and a philosopher participate in the first systematic reading of Gilles Deleuze's mature philosophy through the lens of creative practice. It is focused around five key aspects of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Practising with Deleuze Design, Dance, Art, Writing, Philosophy by Suzie Attiwill, Terri Bird Practising with Deleuze Design, Dance, Art, Writing, Philosophy
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Six authors two fine artists, a dancer, a creative writer, a designer and a philosopher participate in the first systematic reading of Gilles Deleuze's mature philosophy through the lens of creative practice. It is focused around five key aspects of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

A General Theory of Visual Culture by Whitney Davis A General Theory of Visual Culture

What is cultural about vision--or visual about culture? In this ambitious book, Whitney Davis provides new answers to these difficult and important questions by presenting an original framework for understanding visual culture. Grounded in the theoretical traditions of art history,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/10/2017

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Critics, Coteries, and Pre-Raphaelite Celebrity by Wendy Graham Critics, Coteries, and Pre-Raphaelite Celebrity

Founded by a band of young iconoclasts, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood stunned Victorian England with its revaluation of culture and lifestyle. With Pre-Raphaelitism ascendant in the 1850s and canonical by the 1880s, the movement's refractory reception history is an object lesson...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/11/2017

Migration into Art Transcultural Identities and Art-Making in a Globalised World by Anne Ring Petersen Migration into Art Transcultural Identities and Art-Making in a Globalised World

This book addresses a topic of increasing importance to artists, art historians and scholars of cultural studies, migration studies and international relations: migration as a profoundly transforming force that has remodelled artistic and art institutional practices across the world. It...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

Migration into Art Transcultural Identities and Art-Making in a Globalised World by Anne Ring Petersen Migration into Art Transcultural Identities and Art-Making in a Globalised World

This book addresses a topic of increasing importance to artists, art historians and scholars of cultural studies, migration studies and international relations: migration as a profoundly transforming force that has remodelled artistic and art institutional practices across the world. It...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

Perception and Agency in Shared Spaces of Contemporary Art by Cristina (University of Missouri - Kansas City, USA) Albu Perception and Agency in Shared Spaces of Contemporary Art
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This book examines the interconnections between art, phenomenology, and cognitive studies. Contributors question the binary oppositions generally drawn between visuality and agency, sensing and thinking, phenomenal art and politics, phenomenology and structuralism, subjective involvement and social belonging. Instead, they foreground...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

The Ancient Mediterranean Sea in Modern Visual and Performing Arts Sailing in Troubled Waters by Rosario Rovira (The British Museum, UK) Guardiola The Ancient Mediterranean Sea in Modern Visual and Performing Arts Sailing in Troubled Waters
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Outgrowth of the conference Sailing in troubled waters, Faro, October 2014.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/12/2017

Sculpture and Film by Jon Wood Sculpture and Film

During much of the twentieth century, film was often assumed to be a `flat' pictorial art, more often compared with painting and graphic media than with sculpture. In the last few decades, however, film has come to be more closely...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/12/2017

Addressing the Other Woman Textual Correspondences in Feminist Art and Writing by Kimberly Lamm Addressing the Other Woman Textual Correspondences in Feminist Art and Writing

This book analyses how three artists - Adrian Piper, Nancy Spero and Mary Kelly - worked with the visual dimensions of language in the 1960s and 1970s. These artists used text and images of writing to challenge female stereotypes, addressing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2018

In the Flow by Boris Groys In the Flow

The leading art theorist takes on art in the age of the Internet In the early twentieth century, art and its institutions came under critique from a new democratic and egalitarian spirit. The notion of works of art as sacred...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/01/2018

The Postconceptual Condition by Peter Osborne The Postconceptual Condition

Tracking the postconceptual dimensions of contemporary art
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2018

The Postconceptual Condition by Peter Osborne The Postconceptual Condition

Tracking the postconceptual dimensions of contemporary art
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/01/2018

Other books in this genre

Francis Bacon The Logic of Sensation by Gilles Deleuze Francis Bacon The Logic of Sensation

In this landmark text by one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century, Gilles Deleuze takes the paintings of Francis Bacon as his object of his study. The book presents a deep engagement with Bacon's work and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Immanence and Immersion On the Acoustic Condition in Contemporary Art by Will (Edge Hill University, UK) Schrimshaw Immanence and Immersion On the Acoustic Condition in Contemporary Art
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A critique of immersive aesthetics in the arts, with particular emphasis placed upon sound and new media art --
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

The Story of Looking by Mark Cousins The Story of Looking

An investigation into the elements of looking, combining art and science and painting a portrait of our culture, by critically-acclaimed writer and filmmaker Mark Cousins
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

The Pocket Universal Principles of Art 100 Key Concepts for Understanding, Analyzing, and Practicing Art by John A. Parks The Pocket Universal Principles of Art 100 Key Concepts for Understanding, Analyzing, and Practicing Art

Pocket Universal Principles of Art is a portable but still comprehensive reference for all artists, and a companion volume to Rockport Publishers' best-selling Universal Principles of Design.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

The Studio in the Gallery Museums, Reconstructions, Exhibitions by Wouter Davidts The Studio in the Gallery Museums, Reconstructions, Exhibitions

Combining approaches from art history, museum studies, and contemporary curating, this collection focuses on the artist's studio and its legacies. An international group of contributors including experts from major museums examine, through a series of case studies on some of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Towards an Aesthetics of Production by Sebastion Egenhofer Towards an Aesthetics of Production

Throughout the twentieth century, art history has been too narrowly focused on formalism. As a result, analyses regularly reduced works of art to their materials, texture, and composition. By contrast, art historian Sebastian Egenhofer takes Gilles Deleuze's readings of Spinoza,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Visuality and Virtuality Images and Pictures from Prehistory to Perspective by Whitney Davis Visuality and Virtuality Images and Pictures from Prehistory to Perspective

A provocative and challenging new conceptual framework for the study of images This book builds on the groundbreaking theoretical framework established in Whitney Davis's acclaimed previous book, A General Theory of Visual Culture, in which he shows how certain culturally...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

The Artist Project What Artists See When They Look At Art by The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Artist Project What Artists See When They Look At Art

120 of the world's most influential contemporary artists discuss the art that inspires them in this lavishly packaged and designed book
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2017

Duty Free Art Art in the Age of Planetary Civil War by Hito Steyerl Duty Free Art Art in the Age of Planetary Civil War

What is the function of art in the era of digital globalization?
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

Delirious - Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950-1980 by Kelly Baum, Lucy Bradnock, Tina Rivers Ryan Delirious - Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950-1980
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An extraordinary, unconventional reevaluation of postwar art through the lens of delirium
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Quattro Cento and Stones of Rimini A Different Conception of the Italian Renaissance by Adrian Stokes The Quattro Cento and Stones of Rimini A Different Conception of the Italian Renaissance

This title was first published in 2002. Adrian Stokes was a British painter and writer whose books on art have been allowed to go out of print despite their impact on Modernist culture. This new edition of The Quattro Cento...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Henry Moore Critical Essays by Jane Beckett Henry Moore Critical Essays

This title was first published in 2003. For more than half a century, Henry Moore has enjoyed a privileged place as a pioneer of modern British sculpture. His work is familiar in public spaces worldwide. Celebrated for reconfiguring sculptural form,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Park Avenue Cubists Gallatin, Morris, Frelinghuysen and Shaw by Robert S. Lubar The Park Avenue Cubists Gallatin, Morris, Frelinghuysen and Shaw

This title was first published in 2002. The Park Avenue Cubists explores the work of a group of American artists committed to the belief that American abstraction could make a unique contribution to the evolution of the visual experiments begun...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Space and Time in Artistic Practice and Aesthetics The Legacy of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing by Sarah Lippert Space and Time in Artistic Practice and Aesthetics The Legacy of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

First book to examine how the theories of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing have affected individual artists and their works.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Drawing as a Way of Knowing in Art and Science by Gemma Anderson Drawing as a Way of Knowing in Art and Science

In recent history, the arts and sciences have often been considered opposing fields of study, but a growing trend in drawing research is beginning to bridge this divide. Gemma Anderson's Drawing as a Way of Knowing in Art and Science...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

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