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Philosophy of Art: A Contemporary Introduction
Philosophy of Art: A Contemporary Introduction

Arts Leadership in Contemporary Contexts
This book explores and critiques different aspects of arts leadership within contemporary contexts. While this is an exploration of ways arts leadership is understood, interpreted and practiced, it is also an acknowledgement of a changing cultural

Contemporary Art 101
Contemporary Art 101 is a must-have book required for your art toolbox. It outlines and explores the evolution of classical and modern day art. Readers will learn about several thought leaders of the modern art movement.

Hitchcock and Contemporary Art
Hitchcock and Contemporary Art introduces readers to the fascinating and diverse range of artistic practices devoted to Alfred Hitchcock's films. His works have the capacity to activate sophisticated engagements with Hitchcock's films and cinema m

Retroactivity and Contemporary Art
Contemporary art is often preoccupied with time, or acts in which the past is recovered. Through specific case studies of artists who strategically work with historical moments, this book examines how art from the last two decades has sought to mo

Feminism and Contemporary Art
First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Life and Death: Art and the Body in Contemporary China
Life and Death: Art and the Body in Contemporary China

Contemporary Art and the Church
The church and the contemporary art world often find themselves in an uneasy relationship in which misunderstanding and mistrust abound. Drawn from the 2015 biennial CIVA conference, these reflections from theologians, pastors, and practicing arti

Image, Action, and Idea in Contemporary Jewish Art
Contemporary Jewish art is a growing field that includes traditional as well as new creative practices, yet criticism of it is almost exclusively reliant on the Second Commandment's prohibition of graven images. Arguing that this disregards the co

My Art Walk to the Contemporary Masters
Dorothy Slikker made an immediate impression on us with her masterful technique and the beauty of her compositions. Her works range from realistic to realistic-impressionistic, portraits, landscapes and animals, subjects in genre which is unforgiv

What Is Contemporary Art?
Who gets to say what counts as contemporary art? Artists, critics, curators, gallerists, auctioneers, collectors, or the public? Revealing how all of these groups have shaped today's multifaceted definition, Terry Smith brilliantly shows that an h

An Anthropology of Contemporary Art
Drawing on the exciting developments that have occurred in the anthropology of art over the last twenty years, this study uses ethnographic methods to explore shifts in the art market and global contemporary art. Recognizing that the huge diversit

My Art Walk to the Contemporary Masters
Dorothy Slikker made an immediate impression on us with her masterful technique and the beauty of her compositions. Her works range from realistic to realistic- impressionistic, portraits, landscapes and animals, subjects in a genre which is unfor

Female Body Image in Contemporary Art
Numerous contemporary artists, particularly female artists, have chosen to examine the idealization of the female body. In this crucial book, Emily L. Newman focuses on a number of key themes including obesity, anorexia, bulimia, dieting, self-har

Design and Visual Culture from the Bauhaus to Contemporary Art
This book complements the more textually-based Bauhaus scholarship with a practice-oriented and creative interpretive method, which makes it possible to consider Bauhaus-related works in an unconventional light. Edit Toth argues that focusing on t

Absence and Difficult Knowledge in Contemporary Art Museums
This book analyzes practices of collecting in European art museums from 1989 to the present, arguing that museums actualize absence both consciously and unconsciously, while misrepresentation is an outcome of the absent perspectives and voices of

The Art of Contemporary American Pottery
Beauty will always reside in the eye of the beholder, but what about the fine line between beauty and functionality? Can a purely utilitarian form, such as a simple pot, vase, or plate, truly be considered a great work of art?In The Ar

On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art
Can contemporary art say anything about spirituality? John Updike calls modern art "a religion assembled from the fragments of our daily life," but does that mean that contemporary art is spiritual? What might it mean to say that the art

Screams, an Anthology of Dark, Contemporary Art and Poetry
Screams is a poetry book anthology, companion to Whispers, by Amanda Gatton. Screams contains poems and art of a dark or sinister nature. Topics include abuse, deception, loneliness, mental illness, anguish, contempt, and many more. Titles of the poems are as follows: Whispers and Screams, A Picture Painted, The Devil Inside, Unknown to You, Confusion, Hill of Beans, Anger, Lonely, Spare Me, Look Me in the Eye While You Lie, Most of the Night, Left Behind, Preacher Man, Afraid, Winter, Rollins, Confused Abuse, Results, I Fall Down, The Madness, Just the Same, The Only World, The Memories, Smiles, Free Spirit, Amused, and Permanent Decision. Here is an excerpt, the poem "A Picture Painted."you saw me oncequiet confidenceeasy smilea song happily from my lipssparkling eyesany and all of what you sawwould have been lies…once you thought of mesturdy and strongperfectly togethersweet little lifelovely friend, grateful wifeyou could not have known of this paincutting me like a knifethere was a time that you hated meangry eyessharp tonguecruel witmy rise, your fallbut really you missed everything realthat was just a wallonce you thought you had me figured outwicked womannaughty girlsweet ladyprincess, elfhow could you have possibly knownwhat i did not know myselfsomeday you may remember mesad girla little unhingedbasically goodan innocent taintedand now you know the awful truthit was all just a picture. painted.

Perception and Agency in Shared Spaces of Contemporary Art
This book examines the interconnections between art, phenomenology, and cognitive studies. Contributors question the binary oppositions generally drawn between visuality and agency, sensing and thinking, phenomenal art and politics, phenomenology
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