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The Golden Mean: In Which the Extraordinary Correspondence of Griffin & Sabine Concludes
The Golden Mean
In Which the Extraordinary Correspondence of Griffin & Sabine Concludes
Hardcover      ISBN: 0811802981
Lovers Griffin and Sabine find their passion tested by new obstacles, including a mysterious intruder
Jan Vermeer
Jan Vermeer
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810917378
Provides a comprehensive study of Vermeer's life and work, presents commentaries on his painting techniques, and examines each one of the Dutch artist's authenticated paintings
The Art of Southeast Asia: Cambodia Vietnam Thailand Laos Burma Java Bali
The Art of Southeast Asia
Cambodia Vietnam Thailand Laos Burma Java Bali
Paperback      ISBN: 0500200602
Briefly discusses the history of styles of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the countries of Southeast Asia
Fauvism
Fauvism
Paperback      ISBN: 0500202273
Les Fauves (the wild beasts) was the nickname given in 1905 to a group of painters led by Henri Matisse. Today, their paintings are among the most popular of all twentieth-century art. Yet when Matisse and his friends - Derain, Vlaminck, Marquet, Dufy and Braque among them - first exhibited their work, the reaction of public and critics was astonishment and often hostility. Using strong, even strident, colors, applied in a manner deriving from Cezanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh, the Fauves took painting back to its basic principles, inspired by primitive art, popular prints and children's paintings, and paved the way to Cubism. The artists, their work, their relationships, their achievements and the critical and commercial response to their work are discussed in this absorbing book, the first in many years to offer a reappraisal of Fauvism.
Sense of Beauty: Being the Outline of Aesthetic Theory
Sense of Beauty
Being the Outline of Aesthetic Theory
Paperback      ISBN: 0486202380
Masterfully written discussion of the nature of beauty, form, expression; art, literature, and social sciences involved. Santayana covers the nature and materials of beauty, form, expression, and much more.
The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art
The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0231063652
In this acclaimed work, first published in 1986, world-renowned scholar Arthur C. Danto explored the inextricably linked but often misunderstood relationship between art and philosophy. In light of the book's impact--especially the essay "The End of Art," which dramatically announced that art ended in the 1960s--this enhanced edition includes a foreword by Jonathan Gilmore that discusses how scholarship has changed in response to it. Complete with a new bibliography of work on and influenced by Danto's ideas,The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art continues to be of interest to anyone who thinks seriously about art, as well as to philosophers, aestheticians, and art historians.
Choice of Weapons
Choice of Weapons
Paperback      ISBN: 0873512022
The noted author/photographer recounts his life and the bitter struggle he has faced, since he was sixteen-years-old, against poverty and racial prejudice
The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of the Italian Renaissance
The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of the Italian Renaissance
Paperback      ISBN: 0500201919
Concerning the Spiritual in Art
Concerning the Spiritual in Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0486234118
Pioneering work by the great modernist painter, considered by many to be the father of abstract art and a leader in the movement to free art from traditional bonds. 12 illustrations.
Patterns of Intention: On the Historical Explanation of Pictures
Patterns of Intention
On the Historical Explanation of Pictures
Paperback      ISBN: 0300037635
Defines and explains various concepts regarding the painter's intentions in order to provide a basis for understanding of a work of art