Theory of art

    Aesthetic Imperative

    By Peter Sloterdijk

    Paperback £18.60

    In this wide-ranging book, renowned philosopher and cultural theorist Peter Sloterdijk examines art in all its rich and varied forms: from music to architecture, light to movement, and design to typography.

    Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology

    Paperback £42.28

    A key reference source for the psychology of aesthetics and the arts - a discipline dedicated to the study of our interactions with artworks, literature, poetry, music, movies, performances, architecture and design; our experiences of beauty and ugliness; our preferences and dislikes; and our everyday perceptions of things in our...

    Teaching Painting

    By Donal Moloney

    Paperback Save £4.32 = £12.63

    "Teaching Painting" addresses the historical, theoretical, pedagogical and continually shifting methods of how the medium of painting is taught.

    Designing the V&A: The Museum as a Work of Art 1857-1909

    By Julius Bryant

    Hardback Save £6.29 = £28.71

    The first book to consider the V&A as a work of art in itself and to present a wide variety of visual material relating to the Museum's 19th-century interiors, much of it previously unpublished.

    Art as the Absolute

    By Paul Gordon

    Paperback £28.05

    Art as the Absolute is a literary and philosophical investigation into the meaning of art and its claims to truth. Exploring in particular the writings of Kant and those who followed after, including Fichte, Schelling, Hegel, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche, Paul Gordon contends that art solves the problem of how one...

    Bad New Days

    By Hal Foster

    Paperback Save £1.54 = £8.45

    One of the world s leading art theorists dissects a quarter century of artistic practice "Bad New Days" examines the evolution of art and criticism in Western Europe and North America over the last twenty-five years, exploring their dynamic relation to the general condition of emergency instilled by neoliberalism and...

    Chromaphilia

    By Stella Paul

    Hardback Save £9.52 = £20.43

    Unlock the secrets of colour - learn how and why it has been used in art over the centuries

    The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin

    Paperback Save £1.29 = £23.71

    Graphic novelette "Benjamin's Dream" by Vito Manolo Roma is stapled to back cover.

    Beyond Objecthood: The Exhibition as a Critical Form since 1968

    By James Voorhies

    Hardback Save £8.72 = £19.23

    In 1968, Robert Smithson reacted to Michael Fried's influential essay "Art and Objecthood" with a series of works called non-sites. While Fried described the spectator's connection with a work of art as a momentary visual engagement, Smithson's non-sites asked spectators to do something more: to take time looking, walking, seeing,...

    The Meaning of Art: Faber Modern Classics

    By Herbert Read

    Paperback Save £1.94 = £9.05

    Explains the persistence of certain principles and aspirations throughout the history of art. This title provides a basis for the appreciation of paintings, sculpture and art-objects of all periods by defining the elements that went into their making.

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