• The Arts
      October 2018

      Reading Room

      Re-Lektüren des Innenraums

      by Christine Göttler, Peter J. Schneemann, Birgitt Borkopp-Restle, Norberto Gramaccini, Peter W. Marx, Bernd Nicolai

      Reading Room erprobt Entwürfe, Theorien und Lektüren des Innenraums von der Frühen Neuzeit bis in die Gegenwart. Ausgangspunkt ist ein dynamisches und relationales Raumkonzept, das die Vielfalt historischer Medien, Kontexte und Diskurse berücksichtigt. Die Beiträge untersuchen die Erzeugung und Umformung von Innenräumen durch soziale Praktiken und visuelle und materielle Strategien. Sie bieten exemplarische Lektüren heterotopischer, dystopischer und utopischer Raumsituationen in Kunst, Architektur und Theater im Spannungsfeld von Innen und Außen, Realität und Repräsentation. Das Buch entwickelt Fragestellungen weiter, die gegenwärtig in der Kunst- und Architekturgeschichte und der Theaterwissenschaft verhandelt werden.

    • The Arts
      November 2018

      Handbook of Art and Global Migration

      Theories, Practices, and Challenges

      by Burcu Dogramaci, Birgit Mersmann

      How can we think of art history as a discipline that moves process-based, performative, and cultural migratory movement to the center of its theoretical and methodical analyses? With contributions from internationally renowned experts, this manual, for the first time, provides answers as to what consequences the interaction of migration and globalization has on research in the field of the science of art, on curatory practice, and on artistic production and theory. The objective of this multi-vocal anthology is to open up an interdisciplinary discourse surrounding the increased focus on the phenomenon of migration in art history.

    • The Arts
      October 2018

      Handbook of International Futurism

      by Günter Berghaus

      The Handbook of International Futurism is the first reference work ever to presents in a comparative fashion all media and countries in which the movement, initiated by F.T. Marinetti in 1909, exercised a particularly noteworthy influence. The handbook offers a synthesis of the state of scholarship regarding the international radiation of Futurism and its influence in some fifteen artistic disciplines and thirty-eight countries. While acknowledging the great achievements of the movement in the visual and literary arts of Italy and Russia, it treats Futurism as an international, multidisciplinary phenomenon that left a lasting mark on the manifold artistic manifestations of the early twentieth-century avant-garde. Hundreds of artists, who in some phase in their career absorbed Futurist ideas and stylistic devices, are presented in the context of their national traditions, their international connections and the media in which they were predominantly active. The handbook acts as a kind of multi-disciplinary, geographical encyclopaedia of Futurism and gives scholars with varying levels of experience a detailed overview of all countries and disciplines in which the movement had a major impact.

    • The Arts
      December 2018

      Ursprung des Bildakts

      by Horst Bredekamp

      Der Ursprung des Bildakts bindet die in den letzten drei Jahrzehnten erzielten Forschungsergebnisse der Vor- und Frühgeschichte kunsthistorisch ein und ist als anthropologische Grundlegung einer Wirkmacht der Form konzipiert. Fossilien-Inklusionen in Faustkeilen erlauben eine materiale und philosophische Bestimmung der «ikonischen Differenz» (Boehm), die für das Verständnis des Bildakts fundamental ist.

    • The Arts
      April 2019

      About Sieves and Sieving

      Motif, Symbol, Technique, Paradigm

      by Barbara Baert

      The sieve exhibits a wide-ranging symbolism that extends across art history, philosophy, anthropology, psychoanalysis, and gender studies. Barbara Baert looks at the sieve from an interdisciplinary perspective and from four different innovative methodological angles: as motif and symbol, as technique and as paradigm. The sieve as motif goes back to Roman stories the Vestal Virgins. In later times, their impermeable sieve, which - according to legend - they used to fetch water from the River Tiber, was iconographically transferred to Elisabeth I as a sign of her integrity. Furthermore, the long durée life of sieves as symbolic-technical utilitarian object is investigated: in examples from the Jewish folklore, the Berber culture, and ancient Egypt.

    • History of Art / Art & Design Styles
      December 2001

      The Ground of the Image

      by Jean-Luc Nancy, Translated by Jeff Fort

    • Theory of Art

      Collaborative Form

      Studies in the Relations of the Arts

      by Thomas Hines (author)

      Collaborative Form attempts to show the nature and limits of works of art that are made up of two or more artistic forms. The first task of this book is to analyze and interpret a set of such combinations. Each chapter treats one collaborative work and attempts to show that the principles of collaboration are the same, whether the components are poetry and graphic works as in Lettera Amorosa by Rene Char and George Braque, poetry and music as in Herzgewachse by Maurice Maeterlinck and Arnold Schoenberg, or more complex sets that include painting, music, dance, lighting, and drama as in Der gelbe Klang by Wassily Kandinsky, Morder, Hoffnung der frauen by Oskar Kokoschka, and Triad by Alwin Nikolais.Hines breaks down disciplinary barriers and then emphasizes the effects of the interactions between the arts. The first step, in methodology, is that of refusing to make a priori commitments to the critical methodologies of the arts involved. Each art is treated from its own perspective, and each interpretation attends to interactions of the arts rather than to the contribution of any one art. Once the collaborative works are examined, the book shows that such works are similar to other art forms. They obey the laws of temporal necessity, non-addition, multiple interpretation, and unity that any poem, painting, or musical composition might be said to obey. Unlike other arts though, collaborative forms are unique examples of the combinative effects of the arts. In the process of interpreting individual works and attempting to summarize this form, we are forced to see beyond the conventions of the constituent arts.

    • The Arts: General Issues

      Yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol

      The National Eisteddfod

      by Rhian A. Davies

    • The Arts: General Issues

      Last Dawn

      The Royal Oak Tragedy at Scapa Flow

      by David Turner

    • The Arts: General Issues

      The Romance of Commerce and Culture

      Capitalism, Modernism, and the Chicago-Aspen Crusade for Cultural Reform

      by James Sloan Allan

      A lively and provocative history of how art and intellect formed an alliance with consumer capitalism in the mid-twentieth century and put Aspen, Colorado, on the map.

    • The Arts: General Issues

      Duchess of Cork Street

      The Autobiography of an Art Dealer

      by Lillian Browse

      Duchess of Cork Street is the autobiography of a remarkable woman who, educated in the culturally unsophisticated milieu of South Africa, managed by charm, determination and good judgment to establish herself as a doyenne of the London art world between about 1950 and the late 1970s. Although Lillian Browse had originally had ambitions to become a ballet-dancer, she joined the staff of the well known Leger Gallery in the early 1930s, and in 1945 she set up a new art gallery called Roland, Browse and Delbanco in Cork Street in the west end of London together with two fellow art dealers, thus coming to know through her varied experiences many of the most distinguished people of her time as clients and friends. She had worked with Sir Kenneth Clark on planning exhibitions in the National Gallery during the war.;Her gallery soon acquired a reputation for quality and integrity and, with her distinctive and influential taste, she pioneered the study of important French and English painters and sculptors, among them Degas, Rodin, Sickert, William Nicholson and Augustus John, and she also gave consistent support to an expanding group of living artists. She was active in the world of art-dealing for over fifty years. During that period the character of the profession changed out of all recognition. Although the spotlight has now moved from London to New York for a variety of reasons, she is by no means despairing of the future. The number of galleries is growing fast, especially away from central London. Above all, there is a much wider interest in art and appreciation of living artists in Britain than ever before. She played a significant role in helping to bring that about.;Lillian Browse, who was awarded the CBE in 1998, remains a popular and revered personality in the art world. Her book has been eagerly awaited.

    • History of Art / Art & Design Styles
      June 2010

      A Real Van Gogh

      How the Art World Struggles With Truth

      by Henk Tromp

      In 1928, after eleven years of extensive research and editing, Dr. Jacob Baart de la Faille finally finished the first catalogue raison of Vincent van Gogh's work. Soon after, however, de la Faille discovered that he had mistakenly listed dozens of forged works as genuine in the catalog. He quickly set out to set the record straight but was met with strong resistance from art dealers, collectors, critics, politicians, amongst others - all of whom had self-interested reasons to oppose his corrections. To this day, the international art world struggles to separate the real Van Goghs from the fake. A Real Van Gogh begins with the story of de la Faille and moves into the late decades of the twentieth century, outlining the numerous clashes over the authenticity of Van Gogh's works while simultaneously exposing the often bewildering ramifications for art critics and scholars when they bring unwelcome news.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      October 2014

      A Guide to the Modern and Contemporary Art Market

      Including Interviews with the Main International Players

      by Chiara Zampetti Egidi

      The only 'Guide to the Modern and Contemporary art market' of this kind. It is supported by the interviews to over 20 leading art market players (auction house directors, gallerists, art advisors, collectors...). In the appendix there are a lot of useful information, such as a precious dictionary of terms. It is thought for collectors, art investors, artists, journalists, curators, art market players, students and the general public. guidaalmercatodellarte.it

    • The Arts: General Issues
      January 2015

      Double Exposures

      Performance as Photography Photography as Performance

      by Evans, David

      Manuel Vason’s collaborations include some of the most iconic images of performance in the UK and internationally. His practice shapes a unique hybrid art form and generates new vocabularies. Double Exposures is Vason’s new collaborative venture with some of the most visually arresting artists working with performance in the UK. Ten years after his groundbreaking book Exposures, Vason has produced another extraordinary body of work, which sets out new ways of bridging performance and photography. For Double Exposures, Vason worked with two groups of artists, using two distinct types of collaboration, to produce a series of double images. All the images exist as doubles – pairs – diptychs. In photography, a ‘double exposure’ can be accidental or deliberate. Both types permeate Double Exposures, making it Manuel Vason’s most ambitious project to date.

    • The Arts: General Issues
      September 2015

      Aestheticizing Public Space

      Street Visual Politics in East Asian Cities

      by Pan, Lu

      A photo collage of past and present street visuals in Asia, Aestheticizing Public Space explores the domestic, regional, and global nexus of East Asian cities through their graffiti, street art and other visual forms in public space. Attempting to unfold the complex positions of these images in the urban spatial politics of their respective regions, Lu Pan explores how graffiti in East Asia reflects the relationship between aesthetics and politics. The book situates itself in a contested dynamic relationship among human bodies, visual modernity, social or moral norms, styles, and historical experiences and narratives. On a broader level, this book aims to shed light on how aesthetics and politics are mobilized in different contested spaces and media forms, in which the producer and the spectator change and exchange their identities.

    • The Arts: General Issues
      February 2015

      The Art Rules

      Wisdom and Guidance from Artworld Experts

      by Klein, Paul

      Learn from Paul Klein and an array of art world experts as they explain what museum curators are looking for in contemporary artists, how galleries select their artists, how to sell to corporate art consultants, how to promote your art, how to price your art appropriately, and many other subjects that will transform your career. The Art Rules is a practical, operational guide for visual artists that demystifies the art world and will enable you to find success on your own terms. Filling a major void, The Art Rules gives you the tools you need to realize your potential as a professional artist. Klein shows success is not particularly complicated, but it is rarely taught, shared, or demonstrated for the visual artist. This book does precisely that.

    • The Arts: General Issues
      October 2015

      Vanishing Points

      Articulations of Death, Fragmentation, and the Unexperienced Experience of Created Objects

      by Chuk, Natasha

      Deftly deploying Jacques Derrida’s notion of the ‘unexperienced experience’ and building on Paul Virilio’s ideas about the aesthetics of disappearance, Vanishing Points explores the aesthetic character of presence and absence as articulated in contemporary art, photography, film, and emerging media. Addressing works ranging from Robert Rauschenberg to Six Feet Under, Natasha Chuk emphasizes the notion that art is an accident, an event, which registers numerous overlapping, contradictory orientations, or vanishing points, between its own components and the viewers’ perspective – generating the power to create unexperienced experiences. This volume will be a must read for anyone interested in contemporary art and its intersection with philosophy.

    • The Arts
      November 2015

      THE MAN WHO KNOWS

      An Allegory of our Time

      by Humphrey Truman

      A copy of the book cover can be seen on the website : www.htproductions.co.uk . It may be desirable for the book to be re-published with illustrations and enhanced professional design to make it become a more substantial volume with a higher cost price. The story describes a group of ordinary citizens- the Seekers- setting off to find the Man Who Knows who they think will answer all their questions. It is not surreal. The seekers are : a businessman, career woman, carer, intellectual economist, grandmother, bureaucrat, schoolboy. When they find him, the Man Who Knows takes them to the Conference of all the Men who Know from all over the world, all creeds nations cultures. Alas they learn nothing that they did not know before. There are 15 songs already written ready for publication, both words and music. The first three chapters are concerned with introducing the characters. It is a short book of 70 pages.

    • The Arts: General Issues
      October 2012

      100 Ideas that Changed Art

      by Michael Bird

      From the earliest cave paintings through to the internet and street art, this inspiring book chronicles the 100 most influential ideas that have shaped the world of art. Arranged in broadly chronological order, it provides a unique and compelling take on the history of art. The book shows how developments in materials (oil paint, plastics, paint in tubes) and technology (paper, photography, welding) have radically changed the way that art is produced. But these changes run parallel with influences from wider culture such as the study of optics and anatomy and more conceptual concerns such as chance and ephemerality. Each entry explores when an idea first evolved and how it has resurfaced in the work of different artists up to the present day. Lavishly illustrated with historical masterpieces and packed with fascinating contemporary examples, this is an inspirational and wholly original guide to understanding the forces that have shaped world art.

    • The Arts
      January 2013

      Modern French Visual Theory

      A critical reader

      by Nigel Saint, Andy Stafford

      When French theory went global in the late twentieth century its visual wing was understandably built on the work of its best-known thinkers, notably Foucault, Derrida, Barthes and Deleuze. However these names merely scratch the surface of a vibrant and innovative body of theory that has been produced in France over the last six decades. As well as a substantial interview with Sorbonne professor Bernard Vouilloux, this volume focuses on a range of theorists who usually sit under the academic radar, especially when outside of France: Arasse, Buci-Glucksmann, Damisch, Debray, Didi-Huberman, Heinich, Marin, Schefer and Stiegler. Also discussed is the important work on the visual by Baudrillard, Merleau-Ponty, Metz and Nancy. All of these thinkers are given introductory and exploratory treatment here, and are allowed to talk between themselves. By looking at a wider set of theories and theorists relating to the visual, the debates are able to cross-fertilize, with the chapters divided into five major areas: phenomenology and beyond; new art histories and genealogies; semiotics and methodologies; memory and the body; and the digital era. This volume brings together international scholars working within Visual Culture and Art History, to look in detail at a range of issues in French contemporary visual theory. The chapters cover the main media of visual culture: fine art, cinema, museology, photography, as well as the key philosophical coordinates of modern times - phenomenology, structuralism and semiology, post-structuralism, psychoanalysis, sociology, aesthetics and Marxism. Throughout, the volume offers in-depth accounts of keywords, broad critical and historical contexts, and close attention to the language of visual theory. ;

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