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Theory of art books

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Arts Reviewing A Practical Guide by Andy Plaice Arts Reviewing A Practical Guide

Arts Reviewing: A Practical Guide is an accessible introduction to the world of arts criticism. Drawing on professional expertise and a range of cultural reviews from music, film, theatre, visual arts, television and books, Andy Plaice discusses different approaches to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2017

Arts Reviewing A Practical Guide by Andy Plaice Arts Reviewing A Practical Guide

Arts Reviewing: A Practical Guide is an accessible introduction to the world of arts criticism. Drawing on professional expertise and a range of cultural reviews from music, film, theatre, visual arts, television and books, Andy Plaice discusses different approaches to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2017

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

Seeing Slowly Looking at Modern Art by Michael Findlay Seeing Slowly Looking at Modern Art

In this highly engaging and empowering book, Michael Findlay, an internationally respected art dealer, urges museum goers to unplug from the audio tour, ignore those information labels, and really see art with all of their senses.
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2017

Aesthetics A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts by David Goldblatt Aesthetics A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts

Aesthetics: A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts, 4th Edition contains an extensive selection of readings organized by individual art forms. Sections include topics that are familiar to students such as, painting, photography and movies, architecture, music, literature, and performance,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2017

Feminism and Art in Postwar Italy The Legacy of Carla Lonzi by Francesco Ventrella, Giovanna Zapperi Feminism and Art in Postwar Italy The Legacy of Carla Lonzi
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A renowned art critic of the 1960s, Carla Lonzi abandoned the art world in 1970 to found Rivolta Femminile, a pioneering feminist collective in Italy.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Aisthesis Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art by Jacques Ranciere Aisthesis Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art

Ranciere's magnum opus on the aesthetic.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Work by Work

Part of the acclaimed series of anthologies which document major themes and ideas in contemporary art. Contextualises a recent focus on the subject of work in art, addressing work's meaning both within art and in its wider economic and social...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

William Blake and the Age of Aquarius by Stephen F. Eisenman, Mark Crosby, Elizabeth Ferrell, Jacob Henry Leveton William Blake and the Age of Aquarius
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A stunningly illustrated look at how Blake's radical vision influenced artists of the Beat generation and 1960s countercultureIn his own lifetime, William Blake (1757-1827) was a relatively unknown nonconventional artist with a strong political bent. William Blake and the Age...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

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

The increasing representation of trans identity throughout art and popular culture in recent years has been nothing if not paradoxical. Trans visibility is touted as a sign of a liberal society, but it has coincided with a political moment marked...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

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: 01/09/2017

Colour by Marion Deuchars Colour

What makes a colour work? What do colours mean to artists or cultures? Why does grey make a colour stand out? What colour are the oceans? Why is the yellow of lemons something to treasure? Award-winning illustrator Marion Deuchars takes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Regimes of Invisibility in Contemporary Art, Theory and Culture Image, Racialization, History by Marina Grzinic Regimes of Invisibility in Contemporary Art, Theory and Culture Image, Racialization, History

This book places a focus on the regimes of in/visibility and representation in Europe and offers an innovative perspective on the topic of global capitalism in relation to questions of race, class, gender and migration, as well as historicization of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Sublime Art Towards an Aesthetics of the Future by Stephen Zepke Sublime Art Towards an Aesthetics of the Future

Stephen Zepke shows how the idea of sublime art waxes and wanes in the work of Jean-Francois Lyotard, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Jacques Derrida, Jacques Ranciere and the recent Speculative Realism movement.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

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: 30/08/2017

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It's the Unconcious, Deeply by John McGreal It's the Unconcious, Deeply

The subject of this artist's book is the unconscious, to which art was opened up in early modernism particularly by Surrealism
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

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 imagesThis 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 constituted...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Photographic Realism Late Twentieth-Century Aesthetics by Jane Tormey Photographic Realism Late Twentieth-Century Aesthetics

Discusses uses of photography in the context of art practice, and relates them to wider cultural debates. Focusing on conceptual and political projects between 1970 and the turn of the century, it draws parallels between issues discussed in theory and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

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

Visualizing War Emotions, Technologies, Communities by Anders (University of Southern Denmark) Engberg-Pedersen Visualizing War Emotions, Technologies, Communities

Wars have always been connected to images. From the representation of war on maps, panoramas, and paintings to the modern visual media of photography, film, and digital screens, images have played a central role in representing combat, military strategy, soldiers,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

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

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: 10/10/2017

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

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

Immanence and Immersion On the Acoustic Condition in Contemporary Art by Will Schrimshaw Immanence and Immersion On the Acoustic Condition in Contemporary Art

A critique of immersive aesthetics in the arts, with particular emphasis placed upon sound and new media art --
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

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

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

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

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

Other books in this genre

GRAPHITE 4 Concept Drawing | Illustration | Urban Sketching by 3DTotal Publishing GRAPHITE 4 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: 15/08/2017

Art and Production by Boris Arvatov Art and Production

A classic of Russian avant-garde writing, focusing on the Productivist art movement of the 1920s
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Character Design Quarterly 1 Visual Development | Illustration | Concept Art by 3dtotal Publishing Character Design Quarterly 1 Visual Development | Illustration | Concept Art

Character Design Quarterly is the ultimate source of inspiration and education for artists and animators interested in character development.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Art Movements and the Discourse of Acknowledgements and Distinctions by Themba Tsotsi Art Movements and the Discourse of Acknowledgements and Distinctions


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Food Democracy Critical Lessons in Food, Communication, Design and Art by Oliver Vodeb Food Democracy Critical Lessons in Food, Communication, Design and Art

In a world where privatization and capitalism dominate the global economy, the essays in this book ask how to make socially responsive communication, design, and art that counters the role of the food industry as a machine of consumption. Food...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2017

The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art by Roni (University of Turku) Gren The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art

This book examines the importance of the animal in modern art theory, using classic texts of modern aesthetics and texts written by modern artists to explore the influence of the human-animal relationship on nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists and art theorists....
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Art and Design Pedagogy in Higher Education Knowledge, values and ambiguity in the creative curriculum by Susan (University of the Arts London, UK) Orr, Alison (Buckinghamshire New University, UK) Shreeve Art and Design Pedagogy in Higher Education Knowledge, values and ambiguity in the creative curriculum
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Art and Design Pedagogy in Higher Education provides a contemporary volume that offers a scholarly perspective on tertiary level art and design education. Providing a theoretical lens to examine studio education, the authors suggest a student-centred model of curriculum that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Forgetting the Art World by Pamela M. (Professor of Art History, Stanford University) Lee Forgetting the Art World
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It may be time to forget the art world--or at least to recognize that a certain historical notion of the art world is in eclipse. Today, the art world spins on its axis so quickly that its maps can no...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/08/2017

Nancy and Visual Culture by Carrie Giunta, Didier Debaise Nancy and Visual Culture
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These 12 essays reanimate the dialogue between interdisciplinary scholars and practicing artists that originally gave birth to visual culture as a field of study. A new translation of Nancy s essay, 'The Image: Mimesis and Methexis', reveals how Nancy s...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

On Good and Evil and the Grey Zone by Alex Danchev On Good and Evil and the Grey Zone

How can works of the imagination help us to understand good and evil in the modern world? In this new collection of essays, Alex Danchev treats the artist as a crucial moral witness of our troubled times, and puts art...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

Material Imagination Art in Europe, 1946-72 by Natalie Adamson, Steven Harris Material Imagination Art in Europe, 1946-72
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Material Imagination examines the interrelated concepts of matter, materialism, and materiality in postwar European art, from 1946-1972. These eight essays explore artists methods and materials in order to better understand the social and cultural environments in which their works of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2017

Art History and the Cold War by Grant Pooke, Ben Thomas Art History and the Cold War
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In 1952, at the height of the Cold War, Erwin Panofsky wrote a paper surveying Three Decades of Art History in the United States - an essay pervaded by an acute sense of how the development of the discipline of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

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: 10/07/2017

Olivier Zahm Une Avant-Garde Sans Avant-Garde Essai sur l'Art by Olivier Zahm Olivier Zahm Une Avant-Garde Sans Avant-Garde Essai sur l'Art


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2017

Elisabeth Lebovici Ce Que le SIDA M'a Fait by Elisabeth Lebovici Elisabeth Lebovici Ce Que le SIDA M'a Fait


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2017

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