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Theory of art

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Painting as model
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Seeks to redefine the status of theory in modernist critical discourse, arguing that theory is best employed in response to the specific demands of a critical problem, and demonstrating the uses of various theoretical approaches in conjunction with close reading of both paintings and texts.
The value of art
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In straightforward prose that doesn't mystify art or deny its special allure, prominent art dealer and market expert Michael Findlay offers an up-clos...

Understanding a photograph
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John Berger's writings on photography are some of the most original of the twentieth century. This selection contains many groundbreaking essays and p...
The art of creative thinking
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A scuba diving company faces bankruptcy because sharks have infested the area. Solution? Open the world's first extreme diving school.The Art of Creat...

How to see the world
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In recent decades, we have witnessed an explosion in the number of visual images we encounter, as our lives have become increasingly saturated with sc...
Create dangerously
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'To create today is to create dangerously'Camus argues passionately that the artist has a responsibility to challenge, provoke and speak up for those ...

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Black--favorite color of priests and penitents, artists and ascetics, fashion designers and fascists--has always stood for powerfully opposed ideas: a...
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Part of the acclaimed 'Documents of Contemporary Art' series of anthologies . Nature, as both subject and object, has repeatedly been rejected and r...

Biennials and beyond
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The story of the most influential art exhibitions from 1960, Biennials and Beyond assembles a wealth of rare and never before published documentation,...
Lives of the artists, lives of the architects
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From world-renowned curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects offers a unique opportunity to learn about the lives and...

A jar of wild flowers
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'John Berger has made the world a better place to live in. These essays tell us how he succeeded in that task.'Arundhati RoyIn this collection of essa...
Conceptual art and painting
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In 'Conceptual Art and Painting', a companion to his 'Essays on Art and Language', Charles Harrison reconsiders Conceptual Art in light of renewed interest in the original movement and of the various forms of 'neo-Conceptual' art.

Visual arts practice and affect
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Visual Arts Practice and Affect brings together a group of artist scholars to explore how visual arts can offer unique insights into the understanding...
Signs & symbols
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Discover the fascinating origins and meanings of over 2,000 signs and symbols from mythology and religion to astrology and ancient tribes in this comp...

The mind in the cave
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What does the breathtakingly beautiful art depicted on the walls of caves such as Lascaux, Chauvet and Altamira, tell us about the nature of the ances...
The sight of death
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Why do we find ourselves returning to certain pictures time and again? What is it we are looking for? How does our understanding of an image change ov...

Tactical biopolitics
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'Tactical Biopolitics' suggests that the political challenges at the intersection of life, science and art are best addressed through a combination of artistic intervention, critical theorising and reflective practices.
The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction
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One of the most important works of cultural theory ever written, Walter Benjamin's groundbreaking essay explores how the age of mass media means audie...

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A poetic, passionate and intensely personal exploration of colour written during the final year of Derek Jarman's life -- with a new introduction by A...
Posthuman glossary
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If art, science, and the humanities have shared one thing, it was their common engagement with constructions and representations of the human. Under t...