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• Author :_Nicholas Wolterstorff
• Pages :_240 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780802818164
• ISBN-13 :_0802818161

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• Description : From the perspective of Christian theology, discusses aesthetics, the philosophy of art, and the role of art in urban life [...] by Publisher : 'Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing'



• Author :_Rafael Cardoso Denis
• Pages :_207 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780719054969
• ISBN-13 :_0719054966

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• Description : Academies functioned as the main venues for the promotion, display and teaching of art throughout the 19th century. 20th-century opinion has tended to maintain a consipicuous silence on their account, except for the strategic employment of academicism as a term of abuse. The authors uncover the institutional structures and artistic practices of academies from London and Paris to Dusseldorf and Rio de Janeiro. By situating the efforts of individual artists and academies within the context of a network of global proportions, new insights are gained into the ways in which institutions of art helped shape the 19th century's view of itself as an age of equipoise and civilization amidst the turmoil of rapid social and cultural change. [...] by Publisher : 'Manchester University Press'



• Author :_no defined
• Pages :_233 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9789966464682
• ISBN-13 :_9966464689

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• Author :_graf Leo Tolstoy
• Pages :_213 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780872202955
• ISBN-13 :_087220295X

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• Description : Maude's excellent translation of Tolstoy's treatise on the emotionalist theory of art was the first unexpurgated version of the work to appear in any languages. More than ninety years later this work remains, as Vincent Tomas observed, one of the most rigorous attacks on formalism and on the doctrine of art for art's sake ever written. Tomas's Introduction makes this the edition of choice for students of aesthetics and anyone with philosophical interests. [...] by Publisher : 'Hackett Publishing'



• Author :_Karl Ruhrberg
• Pages :_840 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9783822859070
• ISBN-13 :_3822859079

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• Description : Volume 1, of 2 volume set. [...] by Publisher : 'Taschen'

What is Art?

2007-01-01 | Artists


• Author :_Joseph Beuys
• Pages :_112 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781905570072
• ISBN-13 :_1905570074

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• Description : "An intimate dialogue with Joseph Beuys ... takes us into the deeper motivations and understandings underlying 'social sculpture' and his expanded conception of art." --Shelley Sacks, artist and director of the Social Sculpture Research Unit, Oxford Brookes University "It is arguable that Beuys was the first artist of the twenty-first century. Like Rudolf Steiner, he was passionately concerned with the history of ideas and the points of interface between manifestations of the arts and sciences as well as philosophy, religion, economics, and politics." --Richard Demarco, OBE, professor emeritus, European Cultural Studies, Kingston University, Surrey "Joseph Beuys was one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. He was one of the first German artists to engage with his country's turbulent and destructive recent history. His art embraced processes of political renewal within society, the search for an appropriate spiritual approach in our times, and a belief in the creative potential in each individual." --Sean Rainbird, senior curator, Tate Collection "The revolutionary artistic ideas and artwork of Joseph Beuys are still, decades later, one of the strongest influences on contemporary artists. His work bursts open the enclosed world of visual art to encompass political and social reform, environmentalism, education, economics, spiritual science, and the proposal that art is not properly an activity for 'experts' but for everyone." --David Adams, Ph.D., art history faculty, Sierra College, California. "I know that from him [Rudolf Steiner] a mission was given to me to gradually remove people's alienation and mistrust toward the supersensible through my means. In political thinking--the field I have to be working on daily--it is a matter of realizing the Threefold Social Order as quickly as possible." --Joseph Beuys (letter to Manfred Schradi, October 21, 1971) Joseph Beuys's work continues to influence and inspire artists and thinkers around the world--in areas from organizational learning, direct democracy, and new forms of money, to new methods of art education and the practice of "ecological art." Volker Harlan--a close colleague of Beuys--whose own work also explores substance and sacrament--talked with Beuys about the deeper motivations and insights behind "social sculpture" and his expanded view of art. These profound reflections, complemented by Harlan's thoughtful essays, give a sense of the interconnected nature of all life forms and provide the basis for a path toward a future that is ecologically sustainable. Features more than forty illustrations. [...] by Publisher : 'CLAIRVIEW BOOKS'



• Author :_Andrew Stewart
• Pages :_233 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1316061450
• ISBN-13 :_9781316061459

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• Description : What was Hellenistic art, and what were its contexts, aims, achievements, and impact? This textbook introduces students to these questions and offers a series of answers to them. Its twelve chapters and two 'focus' sections examine Hellenistic sculpture, painting, luxury arts, and architecture. Thematically organized, spanning the three centuries from Alexander to Augustus, and ranging geographically from Italy to India and the Black Sea to Nubia, the book examines key monuments of Hellenistic art in relation to the great political, social, cultural, and intellectual issues of the time. It is illustrated with 170 photographs (mostly in color, and many never before published) and contextualized through excerpts from Hellenistic literature and inscriptions. Helpful ancillary features include maps, appendices with background on Hellenistic artists and translations of key documents, a full glossary, a timeline, brief biographies of key figures, suggestions for further reading, and bibliographical references. [...] by Publisher : 'Cambridge University Press'



• Author :_David Woodward
• Pages :_249 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780226907222
• ISBN-13 :_0226907228

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• Description : The contributors—Svetlana Alpers, Samuel Y. Edgerton, Jr., Ulla Ehrensvard, Juergen Schulz, James A. Welu, and David Woodward—examine the historical links between art and cartography from varied perspectives. [...] by Publisher : 'University of Chicago Press'

Art as Art

1991-06-06 | Art


• Author :_Ad Reinhardt
• Pages :_236 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780520076709
• ISBN-13 :_0520076702

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• Description : Ad Reinhardt is probably best known for his black paintings, which aroused as much controversy as admiration in the American art world when they were first exhibited in the 1950s. Although his ideas about art and life were often at odds with those of his contemporaries, they prefigured the ascendance of minimalism. Reinhardt's interest in the Orient and in religion, his strong convictions about the value of abstraction, and his disgust with the commercialism of the art world are as fresh and valid today as they were when he first expressed them. [...] by Publisher : 'Univ of California Press'



• Author :_Stuart Mealing
• Pages :_159 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781841500621
• ISBN-13 :_1841500623

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• Description : Computers and Art provides insightful perspectives on the use of the computer as a tool for artists. The approaches taken vary from its historical, philosophical and practical implications to the use of computer technology in art practice. The contributors include an art critic, an educator, a practising artist and a researcher. Mealing looks at the potential for future developments in the field, looking at both the artistic and the computational aspects of the field. [...] by Publisher : 'Intellect Books'



• Author :_Matthew Cullerne Bown
• Pages :_231 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780719037351
• ISBN-13 :_0719037352

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• Description : This work considers aspects of the art and architecture of the Soviet Union during the turbulent period of 1917 to 1922, covering a broad range of art, some modernist, some anti-modernist, but all to some degree guided by (and sometimes coerced by) the apparatus of the over-arching state. [...] by Publisher : 'Manchester University Press'



• Author :_Howard Saul Becker
• Pages :_392 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780520052185
• ISBN-13 :_0520052188

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• Description : Argues that art works are not the creation of isolated individuals but result from cooperation between different artists, suppliers of materials, art distributors, critics, and audiences, who together make up the art world. [...] by Publisher : 'Univ of California Press'