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Summers of Discontent: The Purpose of the Arts Today

by Raymond Tallis & Julian Spalding

An examination of why artists make art in the first place, and why we all feel the need for it.


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.


What Art Is

by Arthur C. Danto

What is it to be a work of art? Renowned author and critic Arthur C. Danto addresses this fundamental, complex question. Part philosophical monograph and part memoiristic meditation, What Art Is challenges the...


The Art Spirit

by Robert Henri

The classic work of art criticism, in a beautiful new edition


Photography, History, Difference

by Tanya Sheehan

Thinking differently about photography and its histories


Art and Society in a Highland Maya Community: The Altarpiece of Santiago Atitlán

Lines of Vision: Irish Writers on Art

by Janet McLean

Marking the 150th anniversary of the National Gallery of Ireland, celebrated Irish writers find inspiration in its magnificent collection In 1864 the National Gallery of Ireland opened to the public in Dublin....


Feminist Art Manifestos: An Anthology

by Katy Deepwell

An anthology of 35 feminist art manifestos by contemporary women artists from around the world, 1969-2013.


Bricks & Mortals

by Tom Wilkinson

We don't just look at buildings: their facades, beautiful or ugly, conceal the spaces we inhabit. We are born, work, love and die in architecture. We buy and sell it, rent it and squat in it, create and destroy...


Patron Saints: Five Rebels Who Opened America to a New Art 1928-1943

by Nicholas Fox Weber

This lively work of cultural history tells the stories of five young art patrons who, in the last 1920s and 1930s, were instrumental in bringing modern painting, sculpture, and dance to America. A combination...


Magritte's Labyrinth

by Ellen Handler Spitz

Gertrude Stein once asked why certain painted pictures engrave themselves into our minds with fierce tenacity. Why do they unsettle us? The enigmatic art of Belgian Surrealist artist René Magritte has long...


Ways of Curating

by Hans Ulrich Obrist

Hans Ulrich Obrist curated his first exhibit in his kitchen when he was twenty-three years old. Since then he has staged more than 250 shows internationally, many of them among the most influential exhibits...


Visual Literacy

by James Elkins

What does it mean to be visually literate? Does it mean different things in the arts and the sciences? In the developed West and in Asia or in developing nations? If we all need to become


D'ARS magazine n° 218

by D'ars

D’ARS Magazine è una collana in formato ePub che dal 2014 offre al pubblico una raccolta di articoli tratti da D’ARS - periodico di arti e culture contemporanee in due lingue (italiano e inglese). Diretto...


Double Rhythm: Writings About Painting

by Jean Helion & Deborah Rosenthal

Jean Hélion, the French painter who died at eighty-three in 1987, brought together in his copious and essential writing on art the theoretical authority of the intellectual and the fundamental insights of the...


Aesthetics: A Beginner's Guide

by Charles Taliaferro

What is art? Why do we find some things beautiful but not others? Is it wrong to share mp3s? These are just some of the questions explored by aesthetics, the philosophy of art. In this sweeping introduction,...


Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else

by David Balzer

Now that we 'curate' even lunch, what happens to the role of the connoisseur in contemporary culture?


How to Write About Contemporary Art

by Gilda Williams

An essential handbook for students and professionals on writing eloquently, accurately, and originally about contemporary art How to Write About Contemporary Art is the definitive guide to writing engagingly...


DARS magazine n° 216

by Dars

D’ARS Magazine è una collana in formato ePub che dal 2014 offre al pubblico una raccolta di articoli tratti da D’ARS - periodico di arti e culture contemporanee in due lingue (italiano e inglese). Diretto...


DARS magazine n° 217

by Dars

D’ARS Magazine è una collana in formato ePub che dal 2014 offre al pubblico una raccolta di articoli tratti da D’ARS - periodico di arti e culture contemporanee in due lingue (italiano e inglese). Diretto...