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The Use and Abuse of Art
The Use and Abuse of Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0691018049

The lecturer traces the historical development of attitudes toward the arts over the past 150 years, suggesting that the present is a period of cultural liquidation, nothing less than the ending of the modern age that began with the Renaissance.

Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau
Paperback      ISBN: 0810921774

An exploration of the origins, evolution, and significance of the avant garde art movement known as Art Nouveau

Under the Sign of Saturn
Under the Sign of Saturn
Hardcover      ISBN: 0374280762

Sontag's most important critical writings of the past decade are commentaries on the relation between moral and aesthetic ideas, discussing the works of Antonin Artaud, Leni Riefenstahl, Elias Canetti, Walter Benjamin, and others

Intimate Journals of Paul Gauguin
Intimate Journals of Paul Gauguin
Paperback      ISBN: 0710301057

First Published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Pursuit of Spiritual Wisdom: The Thought and Art of Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin
The Pursuit of Spiritual Wisdom
The Thought and Art of Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin
Hardcover      ISBN: 0838637493

This book explores van Gogh's and Gauguin's conviction that the purpose of visual art in human culture is to communicate a spiritual understanding of existence comparable to the wisdom contained in the metaphors and parables of myths, religions, and literature. Monographic studies in the book, which entail many new interpretations of van Gogh's and Gauguin's imagery, reveal the ways in which their ideas and the specific events of their personal lives shaped their creation of meaningful symbolic motifs.

Day in the Country: Impression and French Landscape
Day in the Country
Impression and French Landscape
Paperback      ISBN: 0875871186
Invisible Colors: A Visual History of Titles
Invisible Colors
A Visual History of Titles
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300065302

This text presents a critical history of how modern artworks receive their titles. It examines the crucial titling modes on which modernism depends and shows that titles can rarely be understood outside the institutional parameters that made them visible - exhibitions, criticism and catalogues.

The Sense of Sight
The Sense of Sight
Paperback      ISBN: 0679737227

With this provocative and infinitely moving collection of essays, a preeminent critic of our time responds to the profound questions posed by the visual world. For when Booker Prize-winning author John Berger writes about Cubism, he writes not only of Braque, L ger, Picasso, and Gris, but of that incredible moment early in this century when the world converged around a marvelous sense of promise. When he looks at the Modigliani, he sees a man's infinite love revealed in the elongated lines of the painted figure.

Ranging from the Renaissance to the conflagration of Hiroshima; from the Bosphorus to Manhattan; from the woodcarvers of a French village to Goya, D rer, and Van Gogh; and from private experiences of love and of loss, to the major political upheavals of our time, The Sense of Sight encourages us to see with the same breadth, courage, and moral engagement that its author does.
The Thames and Hudson Encyclopedia of the Italian Renaissance
The Thames and Hudson Encyclopedia of the Italian Renaissance
Paperback      ISBN: 0500201919
William Morris in Private Press and Limited Editions: A Descriptive Bibliography of Books by and About William Morris
William Morris in Private Press and Limited Editions
A Descriptive Bibliography of Books by and About William Morris
Hardcover      ISBN: 0897740416