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The Art Spirit

by Robert Henri

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


The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution

by Denis Dutton

In a groundbreaking new book that does for art what Stephen Pinker's The Language Instinct did for linguistics, Denis Dutton revolutionizes our understanding of art and overturns a century of art theory and...


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


Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy

by Brian Sheldon

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy is written in a lively and accessible style and is designed to give a thorough grounding in cognitive-behavioural methods and their application. It is essential reading for students...


Venus in Exile: The Rejection of Beauty in Twentieth-century Art

by Wendy Steiner

Whereas previous eras had celebrated beauty as the central aim of art, the modernist avant-garde were deeply suspicious of beauty and its perennial symbols, woman and ornament, preferring instead the thrill...


Seeing Through the Seventies: Essays on Feminism and Art

by Laura Cottingham

Cottingham's writings investigate central tensions currently operative in the production, distribution and evaluation of art, especially those related to cultural production by and about women.


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.


Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics

by Georg Hegel & Bernard Bosanquet

No philosopher has held a higher opinion of art than Hegel, yet nor was any so profoundly pessimistic about its prospects - despite living in the German golden age of Goethe, Mozart and Schiller. For if the...


Ways Around Modernism

by Stephen Bann

First Published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


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

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...


Body Style

by Theresa M. Winge

Reveals the subcultural body as a site for understanding identity, resistance, agency and fashion. The result of eleven years' research with urban subcultures from Europe, Australia, Asia and North America,...


Anthropology and Art Practice

by Arnd Schneider & Christopher Wright

Anthropology and Art Practice is a practice-based text looking at experimental work informed by the newly-reconfigured relationship between arts and anthropology. Focussing on key works from artists and anthropologists...


The Curatorial: A Philosophy of Curating

by Jean-Paul Martinon

Stop curating! And think what curating is all about. This book starts from this simple premise: thinking the activity of curating. To do that, it distinguishes between 'curating' and 'the curatorial'. If 'curating'...


The Past is the Present; It's the Future Too: The Temporal Turn in Contemporary Art

by Christine Ross

Offers a comprehensive understanding of contemporary media arts and articulates a closer link between present, past, and future.


Surpassing the Spectacle: Global Transformations and the Changing Politics of Art

by Carol Becker

Leading social critic Carol Becker offers a timely analysis of the nature of art and its role in politics and society. Completed just before the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center catastrophe, this book is...


Thinking Contemporary Curating

by Terry Smith & Kate Fowle

What is contemporary curatorial thought? Current discourse on the topic is heating up with a new cocktail of bold ideas and ethical imperatives. these include: cooperative curating, especially with artists;...


Writing Design: Words and Objects

by Grace Lees-Maffei

Explains how important language is to understanding design, how a range of texts - from design criticism to instructions and labels - shape the appreciation and use of design.