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Traces of Vermeer

by Jane Jelley

Johannes Vermeer's luminous paintings are loved and admired around the world, yet we do not understand how they were made. We see sunlit spaces; the glimmer of satin, silver, and linen; we see the softness of...


by Elizabeth Grierson

Critically challenging the notion of cities as hegemonic spaces, Transformations: Art and the City explores interactions between the human subject and their urban surroundings through site-specific art and creative...

Art Movements and The Discourse of Acknowledgements and Distinctions

by Themba Tsotsi

The book is inspired by the discourse of Acknowledgements and Distinctions. A discourse that incorporates Deconstructionist techniques like differance in order to concretise the critical in the discourse which...

The Recording Machine: Art and Fact during the Cold War

by Joshua Shannon

A revealing look at the irrevocable change in art during the 1960s and its relationship to the modern culture of fact

This refreshing and erudite book offers a new understanding of the transformation of photography...

Waking Up Grey: An Exploration of Creative Awakening

by Schut Jennie

An inspiring journey toward creative recovery and spiritual awakening

Crime and Punishment (ReadOn Classics Editions)

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky & Constance Garnett

The two years before he wrote Crime and Punishment (1866) had been bad ones for Dostoyevsky. His wife and brother had died; the magazine he and his brother had started, Epoch, collapsed under its load of debt;...

The Mission of Art

by Alex Grey & Ken Wilber

This is an inspirational book about art's power to bring about personal catharsis and spiritual awakening. Alex Grey's reflections combine his extensive knowledge of art history and his own first-hand experiences...

Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights [contains links to free audiobook]

by Emily Brontë

This ebook contains links to a free audiobook that can be downloaded to your device! Wuthering Heights is Emily Brontë's only novel. It was first published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, and a posthumous...

H. P. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction [contains links to free audiobooks] (The Nameless City + The Call of Cthulhu + The Dunwich Horror + The Shadow Over ... High House in the Mist and many more!)

by H. P. Lovecraft

Here is the complete collection of fiction by H. P. Lovecraft. This ebook also contains links to FREE AUDIOBOOKS that can be downloaded to your device! The Stories included are: The Nameless City The Festival...

Oscar Wilde: The Complete Collection [contains links to free audiobooks] (The Picture Of Dorian Gray + Lady Windermere's Fan + The Importance of Being ... + Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and many more!)

by Oscar Wilde

This ebook contains all of Oscar Wilde's plays (including the fragments), his only novel, his fairy tales and short stories, the poems, all of his essays, lectures, reviews, and other newspaper articles, based...

William Shakespeare: The Complete Collection [contains links to free audiobooks] (Hamlet + The Merchant of Venice + A Midsummer Night's Dream + Romeo and ... Lear + Macbeth + Othello and many more!)

by William Shakespeare

This collection gathers together the works by William Shakespeare in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume! Besides, it contains links to FREE AUDIOBOOKS that can be downloaded...

At the Lightning Field

by Laura Raicovich

An exploration of coincidences of history, light, space, duration, chaos theory, mathematics, memory, and Walter De Maria's Lightning Field.

The Political Aesthetics of the Armenian Avant-Garde

by Angela Harutyunyan

This book addresses late-Soviet and post-Soviet art in Armenia in the context of turbulent transformations from the late 1980s to 2004. It explores the emergence of 'contemporary art' in Armenia from within...

What Drawing and Painting Really Mean: The Phenomenology of Image and Gesture

by Paul Crowther

There are as many meanings to drawing and painting as there are cultural contexts for them to exist in. But this is not the end of the story. Drawings and paintings are made, and in their making embody unique...

Women, Art and the Politics of Identity in Eighteenth-Century Europe

by Melissa Hyde & Jennifer Milam

The eighteenth century is recognized as a complex period of dramatic epistemic shifts that would have profound effects on the modern world. Paradoxically, the art of the era continues to be a relatively neglected...

Routledge Revivals: In Modernity's Wake (1989): The Ameurunculus Letters

by Michael Phillipson

First published in 1988, this book attempts to tackle the problem of how to write about art, culture, and the issues of postmodernism in a style appropriate to what is being claimed. The letters are written...

Wonder in Contemporary Artistic Practice

by Christian Mieves & Irene Brown

Wonder has an established link to the history and philosophy of science. However, there is little acknowledgement of the relationship between the visual arts and wonder. This book presents a new perspective...

Landscapes: John Berger on Art

by John Berger

A major new work from the world’s leading writer on art

Landscapes, the companion volume to John Berger’s highly acclaimed Portraits, explores what art tells us about ourselves.

“Berger’s work is an invitation...


by John Berger & Tom Overton

A major new book from one of the world’s leading writers and art critics

John Berger, one of the world’s most celebrated art writers, takes us through centuries of drawing and painting, revealing his lifelong...

The New Philistines

by Sohrab Ahmari

Contemporary art is obsessed with the politics of identity. Visit any contemporary gallery, museum or theatre, and chances are the art on offer will be principally concerned with race, gender, sexuality, power...