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Artaud the Moma

by Jacques Derrida, Peggy Kamuf & Kaira M. Cabañas

In 1996 Jacques Derrida gave a lecture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on the occasion of Antonin Artaud: Works on Paper, one of the first major international exhibitions to present the avant-garde dramatist...

Why Only Art Can Save Us: Aesthetics and the Absence of Emergency

by santiago zabala

The state of emergency, thinkers such as Carl Schmidt, Walter Benjamin, and Giorgio Agamben have argued, is at the heart of any theory of politics. But today the problem is not the crises we do confront, which...

Why Only Art Can Save Us

by santiago zabala

The state of emergency, thinkers such as Carl Schmidt, Walter Benjamin, and Giorgio Agamben have argued, is at the heart of any theory of politics. But today the problem is not the crises we do confront, which...

The Possibility of a World

by Jean-Luc Nancy, Pierre-Philippe Jandin, Travis Holloway & Flor Méchain

In this series of interviews, Jean-Luc Nancy reviews his life’s work. But like Schlegel’s historian—“a prophet facing backwards”—Nancy takes this opportunity to rummage through the history of art,...

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...

Interpreting Visual Art: A Survey of Cognitive Research About Pictures

by Catherine Weir & Evans Mandes

Interpreting Visual Art explores the psychological and cognitive mechanisms that underlie one's interpretation of art. After the brain encodes visual information, this encoding is then processed by perceptual...

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...

The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art

by Roni Grén

This book examines the importance of the animal in modern art theory, using classic texts of modern aesthetics and texts written by modern artists to explore the influence of the human-animal relationship on...

Breaking Resemblance

by Alena Alexandrova

In recent decades curators and artists have shown a distinct interest in religion, its different traditions, manifestations in public life, gestures and images. Breaking Resemblance explores the complex relationship...

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...

For the Love of Beauty: Art History and the Moral Foundations of Aesthetic Judgment

by Arthur Pontynen

For most of the last century the methodology of art history has followed a positivist approach, emphasizing form and style, fact and history as the means of studying works of art. By contrast the philosophical...

At the Edges of Vision: A Phenomenological Aesthetics of Contemporary Spectatorship

by Ren?ande Vall

In At the Edges of Vision, Ren?van de Vall re-examines the aesthetics of spectatorship in terms of new-media art and visual culture. The aesthetic experience of visual art has traditionally been described in...

The Beholder: The Experience of Art in Early Modern Europe

by Robert Williams

One of the most significant developments in the study of works of art over the past generation has been a shift in focus from the works themselves to the viewer's experience of them and the relation of that...