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Aestheticizing Public Space

Street Visual Politics in East Asian Cities

by Lu Pan

Lu Pan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Chinese Culture at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. ...

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Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind

by Greg Currie, Matthew Kieran, Aaron Meskin & others

<p>Through much of the twentieth century, philosophical thinking about works of art, design, and other aesthetic products has emphasized intuitive and reflective methods, often tied to the idea that philosophy's business is primarily to analyze ...

ISBN: 9780191046094

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Aesthetics of Ugliness

A Critical Edition

by Karl Rosenkranz

<p>In this key text in the history of art and aesthetics, Karl Rosenkranz shows ugliness to be the negation of beauty without being reducible to evil, materiality, or other negative terms used it's conventional condemnation. This insistence on ...

ISBN: 9781472568861

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Aesthetics on the Edge

Where Philosophy Meets the Human Sciences

by Dominic McIver Lopes

<p>Philosophers say what art is and then scientists and then other scholars study how we are equipped, cognitively and socially, to make art and appreciate it. This time-honoured approach will not work. Recent science reveals that we have poor ...

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Affairs of the Art

Love, loss and power in the art world

by Katrina Strickland

<p>The reputations of artists are curious things, influenced by factors beyond the quality of the work. <em>Affairs of the Art</em> explores the role those left behind play in burnishing an artist's reputation after he or she dies.<br ...

ISBN: 9780522864083

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African Roots, Brazilian Rites

Cultural and National Identity in Brazil

by Cheryl Sterling

Questions of Africanness and blackness rim the Afro-Brazilian sphere of interaction.  What is Africa? How is it constructed by Afro-Brazilians? What do these constructions accomplish? How are they reflected in the national character? And how do ...

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After Modernist Painting

The History of a Contemporary Practice

by Craig Staff

<p>Since the publication of Clement Greenberg's 'Modernist Painting' in 1960, the status of painting and its continued legitimacy as a medium has been repeatedly placed under question. As such, painting has had to continually redefine its own ...

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Against Art and Culture

by Liam Dee

<p>Offering a negative definition of art in relation to the concept of culture, this book establishes the concept of ‘art/culture’ to describe the unity of these two fields around named-labour, idealised creative subjectivity and surplus ...

ISBN: 9789811070921

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Agnes Martin

Her Life and Art

by Nancy Princenthal

<p>Over the course of a career that spanned fifty years, Agnes Martin's austere, serene work anticipated and helped to define Minimalism, even as she battled psychological crises and carved out a solitary existence in the American Southwest. 'I ...

ISBN: 9780500772874

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Ai Weiwei Speaks

by Hans Ulrich Obrist

Ai Weiwei - artist, architect, curator, publisher, poet and urbanist - extended the notion of art and is one of the world's most significant creative and cultural figures. In this series of interviews, conducted over several years with the ...

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Alan Davie and David Hockney: Early Works

by Eleanor Clayton

ISBN: 9781848223752

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Alan Moore, Out from the Underground

Cartooning, Performance, and Dissent

by Maggie Gray

<p>This book explores Alan Moore’s career as a cartoonist, as shaped by his transdisciplinary practice as a poet, illustrator, musician and playwright as well as his involvement in the Northampton Arts Lab and the hippie counterculture in which ...

ISBN: 9783319665085

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Alice Munro: Reminiscence, Interpretation, Adaptation and Comparison

by Miroslawa Buchholtz & Eugenia Sojka

<p>Canadian writer Alice Munro is the 2013 Nobel Laureate in Literature. This collection of essays by authors from Poland, Canada and France presents an intercultural perspective on her work and a new approach to Munro’s art of short story ...

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Alien Audiences

Remembering and Evaluating a Classic Movie

by M. Barker, K. Egan, S. Ralph & others

<p>Released in 1979, Ridley Scott's Alien has come to be regarded as a classic film, and has been widely written about. But how have audiences engaged with it? This book presents the – sometimes very surprising – results of a major audience ...

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All About Process

The Theory and Discourse of Modern Artistic Labor

by Kim Grant

<p>In recent years, many prominent and successful artists have claimed that their primary concern is not the artwork they produce but the artistic process itself. In this volume, Kim Grant analyzes this idea and traces its historical roots, ...

ISBN: 9780271079479

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All the Love in the World

by Jesse Hunter

<DIV>A visual feast celebrating the love heart found throughout the world. Positive and uplifting, this book celebrates all the love in the world. With photographs taken all around the world it is a quirky take on love hearts. Where ever you are

ISBN: 9781742705941

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Allegory in Iranian Cinema

The Aesthetics of Poetry and Resistance

by Michelle Langford

<p>Iranian filmmakers have long been recognised for creating a vibrant, aesthetically rich cinema whilst working under strict state censorship regulations. As Michelle Langford reveals, many have found indirect, allegorical ways of expressing ...

ISBN: 9781350113268

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Alternative Art and Anthropology

Global Encounters

by Arnd Schneider

<p>While the importance of the relationship between anthropology and contemporary art has long been recognized, the discussion has tended to be among scholars from North America, Europe, and Australia; until now, scholarship and experiences from

ISBN: 9781474231268

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Amish Quilts

Crafting an American Icon

by Janneken Smucker

<p>Quilts have become a cherished symbol of Amish craftsmanship and the beauty of the simple life. Country stores in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and other tourist regions display row after row of handcrafted quilts. In luxury homes, office ...

ISBN: 9781421410548

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An Anthropology of Contemporary Art

Practices, Markets, and Collectors

by Thomas Fillitz & Paul van der Grijp

<p>Drawing on the exciting developments that have occurred in the anthropology of art over the last twenty years, this study uses ethnographic methods to explore shifts in the art market and global contemporary art. Recognizing that the huge ...

ISBN: 9781350016422

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