Theory of art

    Visionary Experience in the Golden Age of Spanish Art

    By Victor Stoichita

    Paperback £17.72

    An account of how Spanish painters of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries dealt with mystic visions in their art, and of how they attempted to 'represent the unrepresentable' that aims to establish a theory of visionary imagery in Western art in general, and one for the Spanish Counter-Reformation in particular.

    Picture Theory: Essays on Verbal and Visual Representation

    By W. J. T. Mitchell

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    In this companion volume to "Iconology", the author investigates pictures - the concrete, representational objects in which images appear. Focusing on popular and television coverage of the Gulf War, he examines the capacity of visual images to awaken/stifle public debate, emotion and violence.

    Beyond Recognition

    By Craig Owens

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    A guide to one of the most riveting periods of contemporary culture. It explores the relations among the discourses of contemporary art, sexuality, and power.

    Optical Unconscious

    By Rosalind E. Krauss

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    Taking the form of a protest against the official story of modernism, this text tells the story of the optical unconscious, an unruly, disruptive force that persistently haunted the field of modernism from the 1920s to the 1950s.

    The Social Production of Art

    By Janet Wolff

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    This book has been a standard text for cultural studies and the sociology of art since its first appearance in 1981. It provides a clear and useful overview of theories and studies which contribute to the project of a sociology of art, ranging from sociology to art history, literary theory,...

    Painting as Model

    By Yve-Alain Bois

    Paperback £23.46

    Essays that seek to redefine the status of theory in modernist critical discourse

    Shock of the New

    By Robert Hughes

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    An illustrated 100-year history of modern art, from cubism to pop and avant-guard. .

    Picasso On Art: A Selection of Views

    By Pablo Picasso

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    An anthology of Pablo Picasso's statements about art

    Truth in Painting

    By Jacques Derrida

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    "The four essays in this volume constitute Derrida's most explicit and sustained reflection on the art work as pictorial artifact, a reflection partly by way of philosophical aesthetics Kant, Heidegger, partly by way of a commentary on art works and art scholarship Van Gogh, Adami, Titus-Carmel. The illustrations are excellent,...

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