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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...


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?


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...


Shipwreck in Art and Literature: Images and Interpretations from Antiquity to the Present Day

by Carl Thompson

Tales of shipwreck have always fascinated audiences, and as a result there is a rich literature of suffering at sea, and an equally rich tradition of visual art depicting this theme. Exploring the shifting semiotics...


Beauty, Violence, Representation

by Lisa A. Dickson & Maryna Romanets

This volume explores the relationship among beauty, violence, and representation in a broad range of artistic and cultural texts, including literature, visual art, theatre, film, and music.

Charting diversifying...


Performing Beauty in Participatory Art and Culture

by Falk Heinrich

This book investigates the notion of beauty in participatory art, an interdisciplinary form that necessitates the audience's agential participation and that is often seen in interactive art and technology-driven...


In Contemporary

by Marcella Beccaria & Elena Volpato

A private art collection open to all: this is the ultimate aim of our Fondazione per l’Arte della Cassa di Risparmio di Torino. For ten years now, intense acquisition operations have made it possible to endow...


Sculptors, Painters, and Italy

by Sirpa Salenius

The essays in Sculptors, Painters, and Italy: Italian Influence on Nineteenth-Century American Art examine the influence of Italy in the works of nineteenth-century American sculptors and painters. The focus...


The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (Reading Guide)

by Bright Summaries

In this clear and detailed reading guide, we’ve done all the hard work for you!

The Elegance of the Hedgehog is a witty and satirical reflection on culture and appearances. Throughout the friendship between...


Psychoanalytic Studies of Creativity, Greed, and Fine Art: Making Contact with the Self

by David P Levine

Throughout the history of psychoanalysis, the study of creativity and fine art has been a special concern.  Psychoanalytic Studies of Creativity, Greed and Fine Art: Making Contact with the Self makes a distinct...


Decadence

by Rémy de Gourmont

When, more than ten years ago, I wrote the first article on Remy de Gourmont which, so far as I know, appeared in America—North America, bien entendu, for the author of La Culture des Idées and Le Chemin...


A Coat of Many Colours: Occasional Essays

by Herbert Read

This book, first published in 1947, is collection of critical essays by Herbert Read that had not been previously published in book form. The essays cover several different subject areas, including literature,...


Museums, Migration and Cultural Diversity

by Christina Johansson

Historically, an important role of museums has been to contribute to national homogenization. The book specifically deals with how the Swedish museum sector of culture and history addresses new demands from...


Play and Participation in Contemporary Arts Practices

by Tim Stott

This book engages debates in current art criticism concerning the turn toward participatory works of art. In particular, it analyzes ludic participation, in which play and games are used organizationally so...


Kandinsky, the Spiritual In Art

by Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky (1866 - 1944) was a fantastic Russian painter who is credited for painting the first modern abstract works. In this book, Kandinsky compares the spiritual life of humanity to a...


On Not Looking: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture

by Frances Guerin

On Not Looking: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture focuses on the image, and our relationship to it, as a site of "not looking." The collection demonstrates that even though we live in an image-saturated...