Theory of art

    Why You Like This Photo: The science of perception, and how we understand photographs

    By Brian Dilg

    Hardback £10.25

    Combining science and photography, Brian Dilg explores the reasons behind Why You Like This Photo.

    Death of the Artist

    By Nicola McCartney

    Paperback £16.85

    How does contemporary art subvert the role of the artist/author?

    Gendering Modernism

    By Maria Bucur

    Paperback £15.95

    "A critical narrative of how gender norms and the modernist movement shaped one another in the early 20th century, using vivid case studies"--Provided by publisher.

    Themes of Life

    By Simone G Malik

    Paperback £9.99

    It is illustrated in a fresh and modern way with a touch of abstract and so should appeal to a wider audience. With hints of social and human psychology, spirituality combinded with creativity - it just scratches each issue on the surface.

    Colour

    By Marion Deuchars

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    What makes a colour work? What do colours mean to artists or cultures? Why does grey make a colour stand out? What colour are the oceans? Why is the yellow of lemons something to treasure? Award-winning illustrator Marion Deuchars takes us on a journey through colour, showing how its language...

    Gallery Sound

    By Caleb Kelly

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    Sound is an integral part of contemporary art. Once understood to be a marginal practice, increasingly we encounter sound in art exhibitions through an array of sound making works in various art forms, at times played to very high audio levels. However, works of art are far from the only...

    Aesthetics of Ugliness

    By Karl Rosenkranz

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    In this key text in the history of art and aesthetics, Karl Rosenkranz shows ugliness to be the negation of beauty without being reducible to evil, materiality, or other negative terms used it's conventional condemnation. This insistence on the specificity of ugliness, and on its dynamic status as a process...

    Art and Production

    By Boris Arvatov

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    A classic of Russian avant-garde writing, focusing on the Productivist art movement of the 1920s

    Art and Production

    By Boris Arvatov

    Hardback £61.96

    A classic of Russian avant-garde writing, focusing on the Productivist art movement of the 1920s

    Nancy and Visual Culture

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    These 12 essays reanimate the dialogue between interdisciplinary scholars and practicing artists that originally gave birth to visual culture as a field of study. A new translation of Nancy s essay, 'The Image: Mimesis and Methexis', reveals how Nancy s work informs, challenges and inspires our encounters with visual culture.

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