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Galois Theory (Paperback, New edition): Emil Artin Galois Theory (Paperback, New edition)
Emil Artin
R160 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R25 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Clearly presented elements of one of the most penetrating concepts in modern mathematics include discussions of fields, vector spaces, homogeneous linear equations, extension fields, polynomials, algebraic elements, as well as sections on solvable groups, permutation groups, solution of equations by radicals, and other concepts. 1966 ed.

The Artist's Way - A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity (Paperback): Julia Cameron The Artist's Way - A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity (Paperback)
Julia Cameron
R380 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R76 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Since its first publication, The Artist's Way has inspired the genius of Elizabeth Gilbert, Tim Ferriss and millions of readers to embark on a creative journey and find a deeper connection to process and purpose. Julia Cameron guides readers in uncovering problems and pressure points that may be restricting their creative flow and offers techniques to open up opportunities for self-growth and self-discovery. The program begins with Cameron's most vital tools for creative recovery: The Morning Pages and The Artist Date. From there, she shares hundreds of exercises, activities, and prompts to help readers thoroughly explore each chapter. A revolutionary programme for personal renewal, The Artist's Way will help get you back on track, rediscover your passions, and take the steps you need to change your life.

Student Experiences In and Out of the Classroom - Impacts of Arts Integration and Interdisciplinary Practice (Paperback):... Student Experiences In and Out of the Classroom - Impacts of Arts Integration and Interdisciplinary Practice (Paperback)
Gabriel Harp
R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Companion to Impressionism (Hardcover): Andr Dombrowski A Companion to Impressionism (Hardcover)
Andr Dombrowski; Series edited by Dana Arnold
R3,225 Discovery Miles 32 250 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The 21st century's first major academic reassessment of Impressionism, providing a new generation of scholars with a comprehensive view of critical conversations Presenting an expansive view of the study of Impressionism, this extraordinary volume breaks new thematic ground while also reconsidering established questions surrounding the definition, chronology, and membership of the Impressionist movement. In 34 original essays from established and emerging scholars, this collection considers a diverse range of developing topics and offers new critical approaches to the interpretation of Impressionist art. Focusing on the 1860s to 1890s, this Companion explores artists who are well-represented in Impressionist studies, including Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Cassatt, as well as Morisot, Caillebotte, Bazille, and other significant yet lesser-known artists. The essays cover a wide variety of methodologies in addressing such topics as Impressionism's global predominance at the turn of the 20th century, the relationship between Impressionism and the emergence of new media, the materials and techniques of the Impressionists, and the movement's exhibition and reception history. Part of the acclaimed Wiley Blackwell Companions to Art History series, this important new addition to scholarship in this field: Reevaluates the origins, chronology, and critical reception of French Impressionism Discusses Impressionism's account of modern identity in the contexts of race, nationality, gender, and sexuality Explores the global reach and influence of Impressionism in Europe, the Middle East, East Asia, North Africa, and the Americas Considers Impressionism's relationship to the emergence of film and photography in the 19th century Considers Impressionism's representation of the private sphere as compared to its depictions of public issues such as empire, finance, and environmental change Addresses the Impressionist market and clientele, period criticism, and exhibition displays from the late 19th century to the middle of the 20th century Features original essays by academics, curators, and conservators from around the world, including those from France, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Turkey, and Argentina The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Impressionism is an invaluable text for students and academics studying Impressionism and late 19th century European art, Post-Impressionism, modern art, and modern French cultural history.

How to Understand Art (Paperback): Janetta Rebold Benton How to Understand Art (Paperback)
Janetta Rebold Benton
R252 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Save R19 (8%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Portraits - John Berger on Artists (Paperback): John Berger Portraits - John Berger on Artists (Paperback)
John Berger
R280 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R35 (13%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

John Berger, one of the world's most celebrated storytellers and writers on art, tells a personal history of art from the prehistoric paintings of the Chauvet caves to 21st century conceptual artists. Berger presents entirely new ways of thinking about artists both canonized and obscure, from Rembrandt to Henry Moore, Jackson Pollock to Picasso. Throughout, Berger maintains the essential connection between politics, art and the wider study of culture. The result is an illuminating walk through many centuries of visual culture, from one of the contemporary world's most incisive critical voices.

Art in Theory - The West in the World - An Anthology of Changing Ideas (Paperback): Paul Wood, Leon Wainwright, Charles Harrison Art in Theory - The West in the World - An Anthology of Changing Ideas (Paperback)
Paul Wood, Leon Wainwright, Charles Harrison
R932 Discovery Miles 9 320 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A ground-breaking new anthology in the Art in Theory series, offering an examination of the changing relationships between the West and the wider world in the field of art and material culture Art in Theory: The West in the World is a ground-breaking anthology that comprehensively examines the relationship of Western art to the art and material culture of the wider world. Editors Paul Wood and Leon Wainwright have included 370 texts, some of which appear in English for the first time. The anthologized texts are presented in eight chronological parts, which are then subdivided into key themes appropriate to each historical era. The majority of the texts are representations of changing ideas about the cultures of the world by European artists and intellectuals, but increasingly, as the modern period develops, and especially as colonialism is challenged, a variety of dissenting voices begin to claim their space, and a counter narrative to western hegemony develops. Over half the book is devoted to 20th and 21st century materials, though the book's unique selling point is the way it relates the modern globalization of art to much longer cultural histories. As well as the anthologized material, Art in Theory: The West in the World contains: A general introduction discussing the scope of the collection Introductory essays to each of the eight parts, outlining the main themes in their historical contexts Individual introductions to each text, explaining how they relate to the wider theoretical and political currents of their time Intended for a wide audience, the book is essential reading for students on courses in art and art history. It will also be useful to specialists in the field of art history and readers with a general interest in the culture and politics of the modern world.

Themes of Life (Paperback): Simone G Malik Themes of Life (Paperback)
Simone G Malik
R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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. The book doesn't impose any strong views or lengthy "deep" writing to bore, but is says enough - acting as a catalyst to encourage deeper thought, reflection and discussion. "Themes Of Life.... A simple but Spiritual, Creative and Psychological approach to tackling some key issues which we face, In Human relationships & in Society today"

Skills and Capacities for Students - Impacts of Arts Integration and Interdisciplinary Practice (Paperback): Gabriel Harp Skills and Capacities for Students - Impacts of Arts Integration and Interdisciplinary Practice (Paperback)
Gabriel Harp
R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
What is Research? (Paperback): Gabriel Harp What is Research? (Paperback)
Gabriel Harp
R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Thinking Art - Materialisms, Labours, Forms (Paperback): Peter Osborne Thinking Art - Materialisms, Labours, Forms (Paperback)
Peter Osborne
R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Remi Coignet - Conversations 3 ENG (Paperback): Remi Coignet - Conversations 3 ENG (Paperback)
R483 Discovery Miles 4 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Why bees do not see red and we sometimes feel blue - 150 Facts about Color (Hardcover): Joanna Zoelzer Why bees do not see red and we sometimes feel blue - 150 Facts about Color (Hardcover)
Joanna Zoelzer
R644 R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Save R123 (19%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Has pink always been feminine and blue a man's color? Why does orange whet our appetite? Why do we feel blue? Shades of color accompany our lives and shape our language: We become green with envy, or remove our rose-tinted spectacles. But how did colors acquire these associations? In this beautiful coffee table book, we traverse the color spectrum with 150 remarkable stories of our experience, understanding and theories of color. With insights from art, nature, psychology and science, this is an amusing, entertaining, and vibrant journey through the cultural history of color.

Venus in Exile - The Rejection of Beauty in Twentieth-century Art (Paperback): Wendy Steiner Venus in Exile - The Rejection of Beauty in Twentieth-century Art (Paperback)
Wendy Steiner
R732 Discovery Miles 7 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In "Venus in Exile" renowned cultural critic Wendy Steiner explores the twentieth century's troubled relationship with beauty. Disdained by avant-garde artists, feminists, and activists, beauty and its major symbols of art--the female subject and ornament--became modernist taboos. To this day it is hard to champion beauty in art without sounding aesthetically or politically retrograde. Steiner argues instead that the experience of beauty is a form of communication, a subject-object interchange in which finding someone or something beautiful is at the same time recognizing beauty in oneself. This idea has led artists and writers such as Marlene Dumas, Christopher Bram, and Cindy Sherman to focus on the long-ignored figure of the model, who function in art as both a subject and an object. Steiner concludes "Venus in Exile" on a decidedly optimistic note, demonstrating that beauty has created a new and intensely pleasurable direction for contemporary artistic practice.

Herbert Read: The Stream and the Source - The Stream and the Source (Paperback): George Woodcock Herbert Read: The Stream and the Source - The Stream and the Source (Paperback)
George Woodcock
R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

During his lifetime, Herbert Read acquired a considerable international reputation as a poet, anarchist, novelist and biographer, critic of art, literature and life, aesthetic philosopher and revolutionary theorist of education. This book is a critical study of his intellectual career.

The Sketch Encyclopedia - Over 1,000 drawing projects (Hardcover): 3DTotal Publishing The Sketch Encyclopedia - Over 1,000 drawing projects (Hardcover)
3DTotal Publishing
R898 Discovery Miles 8 980 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

* High quality drawing resource to keep and treasure for years * Suitable for complete beginners * Over 1000 people, animals, places, vehicles and items to draw * Large introduction provides vital information on fundamental considerations when drawing

Looking At Art (With Your Eyes Closed) Michael Atavar's Creative Courses From Tate: Experiments In Everyday Seeing... Looking At Art (With Your Eyes Closed) Michael Atavar's Creative Courses From Tate: Experiments In Everyday Seeing (Paperback)
Michael Atavar
R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Brutal Aesthetics - Dubuffet, Bataille, Jorn, Paolozzi, Oldenburg (Hardcover): Hal Foster Brutal Aesthetics - Dubuffet, Bataille, Jorn, Paolozzi, Oldenburg (Hardcover)
Hal Foster
R691 Discovery Miles 6 910 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

How artists created an aesthetic of "positive barbarism" in a world devastated by World War II, the Holocaust, and the atomic bomb In Brutal Aesthetics, leading art historian Hal Foster explores how postwar artists and writers searched for a new foundation of culture after the massive devastation of World War II, the Holocaust, and the atomic bomb. Inspired by the notion that modernist art can teach us how to survive a civilization become barbaric, Foster examines the various ways that key figures from the early 1940s to the early 1960s sought to develop a "brutal aesthetics" adequate to the destruction around them. With a focus on the philosopher Georges Bataille, the painters Jean Dubuffet and Asger Jorn, and the sculptors Eduardo Paolozzi and Claes Oldenburg, Foster investigates a manifold move to strip art down, or to reveal it as already bare, in order to begin again. What does Bataille seek in the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux? How does Dubuffet imagine an art brut, an art unscathed by culture? Why does Jorn populate his paintings with "human animals"? What does Paolozzi see in his monstrous figures assembled from industrial debris? And why does Oldenburg remake everyday products from urban scrap? A study of artistic practices made desperate by a world in crisis, Brutal Aesthetics is an intriguing account of a difficult era in twentieth-century culture, one that has important implications for our own. Published in association with the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Art in Europe 1945-1968: Facing the Future (Hardcover): Peter Weibel, Eckhart Gillen Art in Europe 1945-1968: Facing the Future (Hardcover)
Peter Weibel, Eckhart Gillen
R1,398 R1,150 Discovery Miles 11 500 Save R248 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Second World War shattered the art world. Art in Europe 1945-1968: Facing the Future shows how artists such as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Ossip Zadkine, Henry Moore, Renato Guttuso, Fernand Leger, Yves Klein, Gerhard Richter and Lucian Freud worked through the trauma of 1940-1945 and the Cold War, and started to explore new directions in art. This reference work includes some 400 works by 150 artists, bringing together for the first time post-war art from both Western and Eastern Europe. Experts reveal the various evolutions and movements within this period, from the mourning of the first post-war years to British Pop Art, and political art leading up to the revolutions of the late 1960s.

Look At This If You Love Great Art - A critical curation of 100 essential artworks * Packed with links to further reading,... Look At This If You Love Great Art - A critical curation of 100 essential artworks * Packed with links to further reading, listening and viewing to take your enjoyment to the next level (Hardcover)
Chloe Ashby
R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Look At This If You Love Great Art is a must read for anyone with a passion for exceptional art. Featuring 100 of the best artworks ever produced, inside is a collection of insightful summaries on just what it is that makes each one so vital. Art writer Chloe Ashby talks you through the pieces that resonate with her, revealing the fascinating stories behind them and offering her considered take on why each work should be regarded as a pinnacle of artistic endeavour. With entries curated to offer a unique juxtaposition of styles, mediums and schools of art, expect a contemporary take on classic artworks, where titans of art history cross paths with under-appreciated examples from outside the traditional canon, and where rebellious visionaries blaze trails that still influence today's cutting-edge artists. Covering all the most important genres of art -Abstraction, Pop Art, Surrealism, Renaissance art, Impressionism and more - this engaging summary only deals with artworks that really matter and the reasons why you have to see them.

Solidarity Poiesis: I Will Come and Steal You (Paperback): Vanbesien Solidarity Poiesis: I Will Come and Steal You (Paperback)
Vanbesien
R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The World According to Colour - A Cultural History (Hardcover): James Fox The World According to Colour - A Cultural History (Hardcover)
James Fox
R653 R530 Discovery Miles 5 300 Save R123 (19%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

A beguiling cultural history of colour by the BAFTA nominated broadcaster and art historian James Fox 'A triumph' Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes The subject of this book is humankind's extraordinary relationship with colour. It is composed of a series of voyages, ranging across the world and throughout history, which reveal the meanings that have been attached to the colours we see around us and the ways these have shaped our culture and imagination. It takes seven primary colours - black, red, yellow, blue, white, purple and green - and uncovers behind each a root idea, based on visual resemblances or properties so rudimentary as to be common to all societies. The book traces these meanings to show how they changed and multiplied, the role that they have played in our culture and history, and how understanding them allows us to see many of the milestones in the history of art - from Bronze Age gold-work to Turner, Titian to Yves Klein - in a new way. It proceeds by stories, which cumulatively tell another, larger one: a history of the world from the black nothing which preceded existence to the birth of our red-blooded species; the gilded gods who animated the world in antiquity to the blue horizons which framed the Age of Discovery; the pristine aspirations of Enlightenment, the technicolour innovation which fuelled the Industrial Revolution and the colour which most embodies the environmental crisis which now faces us.

Untitled Manifesto (Paperback): Juan Caloca Untitled Manifesto (Paperback)
Juan Caloca
R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Draw What You Love - The Art of Simone Grunewald (Hardcover): Simone Grunewald Draw What You Love - The Art of Simone Grunewald (Hardcover)
Simone Grunewald; Edited by 3DTotal Publishing
R559 Discovery Miles 5 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Simone Grunewald is a 3dtotal Publishing favorite as the designer of popular characters for Character Design Quarterly magazine, and the author of Sketch Every Day, a book packed with her much sought-after sketching techniques and character-design tips. This new title, The Art of Simone Grunewald, is a beautifully produced hardback that goes even further to delight existing fans, as well as aspiring character designers new to her work. Simone is an expert in the art of imbuing scenes and character with a depth of mood, emotion, and atmosphere. The resulting images are incredibly engaging and thoughtful, while still being accessible and commercial. This mix of talent and an understanding of creating work that has wide appeal is a professional approach that readers will be keen to learn and apply to their own art. In addition to fan-favorites from her portfolio and exciting new art commissioned especially for the book, Simone shares the digital and traditional tools and techniques she uses to acquire her results. Brand-new tutorials illustrate Simone's talent not just for drawing, but for teaching techniques in a fun and lively way.

All or Nothing and Other Pages (Paperback): Michael Gibbs All or Nothing and Other Pages (Paperback)
Michael Gibbs
R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
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