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The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry

by Walter Pater

Pater's graceful essays discuss the achievements of Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and other artists. The book concludes with an uncompromising advocacy of hedonism, urging readers to experience life as...


Modern Artists on Art: Second Enlarged Edition

by Robert L. Herbert

16 of the 20th century's leading artistic innovators talk forcefully about their work: Albert Gleizes, Jean Metzinger, Henry Moore, Kurt Schwitters, Max Ernst, El Lissitzky, Fernand Léger, and more.


Vision and Design

by Roger Fry

Noted critic’s 25 art-related essays explore relationships between ancient and modern art and between art and life. Also includes Fry’s "Essay in Aesthetics." 13 b/w illus.


Art and Geometry: A Study in Space Intuitions

by William M. Ivins

This highly stimulating study observes many historical interrelationships between art and mathematics. It explores ancient and Renaissance painting and sculpture, the development of perspective, and advances...


The Sense of Beauty

by George Santayana

The great philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist masterfully offers his fascinating outline of Aesthetics Theory. Drawing on the art, literature, and social sciences involved, Santayana discusses the nature...


Concerning the Spiritual in Art

by Wassily Kandinsky

Pioneering work by the great modernist painter, considered by many to be the father of abstract art and a leader in the movement to free art from traditional bonds. 12 illustrations.


Aesthetic and Cognitive Experiences in Picturebooks

by Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

This volume discusses the aesthetic and cognitive challenges of modern picturebooks from different countries, such as Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and USA. The overarching...


Art, Vision, and Nineteenth-Century Realist Drama: Acts of Seeing: Acts of Seeing

by Amy Holzapfel

Realism in theatre is traditionally defined as a mere seed of modernism, a crude attempt to reproduce an exact copy of reality on stage. Art, Vision & Nineteenth-Century Realist Drama redefines realism as a...


Introduction to Electronic Art: Strangest Thing

by David Bard-Schwarz

Electronic art offers endless opportunities for reflection and interpretation. Works can be interactive or entirely autonomous and the viewer's perception and reaction to them may be challenged by constantly...


Shadow House: Interpretations of Northwest Coast Art

by Dr Jonathan Meuli & Jonathan Meuli

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Thinking in Film: The Politics of Video Art Installation According to Eija-Liisa Ahtila

by Mieke Bal

What is a moving image, and how does it move us? In Thinking In Film, celebrated theorist Mieke Bal engages in an exploration - part dialogue, part voyage - with the video installations of Finnish artist Eija-Liisa...


Endless Andness: The Politics of Abstraction According to Ann Veronica Janssens

by Mieke Bal

In Endless Andness, Mieke Bal pioneers a new understanding of the political potential of abstract art which does not passively yield its meaning to the viewer but creates it anew - an art perceived not only...


Perspectives on Persian Painting: Illustrations to Amir Khusrau's Khamsah

by Dr Barbara Brend

This is a detailed study of the illustrations to Amir Khusrau's Khamsah, in which twenty discourses are followed by a brief parable, and four romances. Amir Khusrau (1253-1325) lived the greater part of adventurous...


Seeing Through the Seventies: Essays on Feminism and Art

by Laura Cottingham

In recent years, Laura Cottingham has emerged as one of the most visible feminist critics of the so-called post-feminist generation. Following a social-political approach to art history and criticism that accepts...


Fictions of Art History

by Mark Ledbury & Michael Hatt

Fictions of Art History, the most recent addition to the Clark Studies in the Visual Arts series, addresses art history’s complex relationships with fiction, poetry, and creative writing. Inspired by a 2010...


Framing Formalism: Riegl's Work

by Richard Woodfield

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Ways Around Modernism

by Stephen Bann

Stephen Bann examines the arguments for the centrality of French modernist painting. He begins by focusing particularly on the notion of the modernist break, as it has been interpreted with regard to painters...


Klee as in Clay

by Wilfred J. McConkey

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Asia Through Art and Anthropology: Cultural Translation Across Borders

by Fuyubi Nakamura, Morgan Perkins & Olivier Krischer

Exploring accounts of art forms ranging from painting to film, literature , fashion and performance Asia Through Art and Anthropology challenges established assumptions of the cultural products of Asia, making...


For Creative Geographies: Geography, Visual Arts and the Making of Worlds: Geography, Visual Arts and the Making of Worlds

by Harriet Hawkins

This book provides the first sustained critical exploration, and celebration, of the relationship between Geography and the contemporary Visual Arts. With the growth of research in the Geohumanities and the...