Theory of art

    Teaching Painting

    By Donal Moloney

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    "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

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    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and to present a wide variety of visual material relating to the Museum's 19th-century interiors, much of it previously unpublished.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

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    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...


    By Stella Paul

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    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

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    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

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    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,...

    Beg, Steal and Borrow

    By Robert Shore

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    Beg, Steal and Borrow offers a comprehensive and provocative survey of artistic borrowing.

    The Meaning of Art: Faber Modern Classics

    By Herbert Read

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    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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