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Books > Arts & Architecture > The arts: general issues > Theory of art

Galois Theory (Paperback, New edition): Emil Artin Galois Theory (Paperback, New edition)
Emil Artin
R166 R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 Save R25 (15%) 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.

Portraits - John Berger on Artists (Paperback): John Berger Portraits - John Berger on Artists (Paperback)
John Berger
R282 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R35 (12%) 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.

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
R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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
R939 Discovery Miles 9 390 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.

The ABC of the Projectariat - Living and Working in a Precarious Art World (Paperback): Kuba Szreder The ABC of the Projectariat - Living and Working in a Precarious Art World (Paperback)
Kuba Szreder
R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The ABC of the projectariat contributes new thinking on and practical responses to the widespread problem of precarious labour in the field of contemporary art. It works as both a critical analysis and a practical handbook, speaking to and about the vast cohort of artistic freelancers worldwide. In an accessible ABC format, the book strikes a unique balance between the practical and the theoretical: the analysis is backed up by lived experience, the arguments are rooted in concrete examples and there are suggestions for constructive action. Roughly half of the entries expose the structural underpinnings of projects and circulation, isolating traits such as opportunism, neoliberalism, inequality, fear and cynicism at the root of the condition of the projectariat. This discussion is paired with a practical account of different modes of action, such as art strikes, productive withdrawals, political struggles and better social time machines. Just as proletarians had nothing to lose but their chains, the projectarians have nothing to miss but their deadlines. -- .

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.

The Elements of Drawing - in Three Letters to Beginners (Paperback): John Ruskin The Elements of Drawing - in Three Letters to Beginners (Paperback)
John Ruskin
R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Oh, To Be a Painter! (Paperback): Virginia Woolf Oh, To Be a Painter! (Paperback)
Virginia Woolf; Introduction by Claudia Tobin
R240 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R47 (20%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Virgina Woolf's collection of writings on visual arts offer a whole new perspective on the revolutionary author. Despite wide interest in Woolf's writings, her circle, and her relationship with the visual arts, there is no accessible edition or selection of essays dedicated to her writings on art. This newest edition in David Zwirner Books's ekphrasis series collects such essays including "Walter Sickert: A Conversation" (1934), "Pictures" (1925), and "Pictures and Portraits" (1920). These formally inventive texts examine the connection between the literary writer and the visual artist and are innovative in their treatment of ideas about color and modern art as experienced in picture galleries. In these essays, Woolf looks at the complex and interdependent relationship between the artist and society. She also provides sharp and astute commentary on specific works of art and the relationship between art and writing. An introduction by Claudia Tobin situates the essays within their cultural contexts.

Themes of Life (Paperback): Simone G Malik Themes of Life (Paperback)
Simone G Malik
R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 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
R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
What is Research? (Paperback): Gabriel Harp What is Research? (Paperback)
Gabriel Harp
R540 Discovery Miles 5 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
What is Arts Research? (Paperback): Gabriel Harp What is Arts Research? (Paperback)
Gabriel Harp
R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Remi Coignet - Conversations 3 ENG (Paperback): Remi Coignet - Conversations 3 ENG (Paperback)
R486 Discovery Miles 4 860 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Thinking Art - Materialisms, Labours, Forms (Paperback): Peter Osborne Thinking Art - Materialisms, Labours, Forms (Paperback)
Peter Osborne
R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 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
R695 Discovery Miles 6 950 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

Women in the Picture - Women, Art and the Power of Looking (Paperback): Catherine McCormack Women in the Picture - Women, Art and the Power of Looking (Paperback)
Catherine McCormack
R289 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R48 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'Terrifically smart ... On this grand tour of western visual culture, you couldn't ask for a better guide than McCormack, an art historian with attitude who offers a rousing new lens for looking "beyond the exchange of seeing and being seen".' Bridget Quinn, author of Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order) 'Essential reading ... gripping, inspirational, beautifully written and highly thought-provoking.' Dr Helen Gorrill, author of Women Can't Paint A bold reconsideration of women in art - from the 'Old Masters' to the posts of Instagram influencers A perfect pin-up, a damsel in distress, a saintly mother, a femme fatale ... Women's identity has long been stifled by a limited set of archetypes, found everywhere in pictures from art history's classics to advertising, while women artists have been overlooked and held back from shaping more empowering roles. In this impassioned book, art historian Catherine McCormack asks us to look again at what these images have told us to value, opening up our most loved images - from those of Titian and Botticelli to Picasso and the Pre-Raphaelites. She also shows us how women artists - from Berthe Morisot to Beyonce, Judy Chicago to Kara Walker - have offered us new ways of thinking about women's identity, sexuality, race and power. Women in the Picture gives us new ways of seeing the art of the past and the familiar images of today so that we might free women from these restrictive roles and embrace the breadth of women's vision. 'It felt like the scales were falling from my eyes as I read it.' The Herald 'A wide range of readers will benefit from [McCormack's] synthesis of thousands of years of art about the female body and how this has impacted and occluded our understanding of women's experience.' Kathy Battista, author of New York New Wave: The Legacy of Feminist Art in Emerging Practices

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
R759 Discovery Miles 7 590 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.

Bravura - Virtuosity and Ambition in Early Modern European Painting (Hardcover): Nicola Suthor Bravura - Virtuosity and Ambition in Early Modern European Painting (Hardcover)
Nicola Suthor
R1,085 Discovery Miles 10 850 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The first major history of the bravura movement in European painting The painterly style known as bravura emerged in sixteenth-century Venice and spread throughout Europe during the seventeenth century. While earlier artistic movements presented a polished image of the artist by downplaying the creative process, bravura celebrated a painter's distinct materials, virtuosic execution, and theatrical showmanship. This resulted in the further development of innovative techniques and a popular understanding of the artist as a weapon-wielding acrobat, impetuous wunderkind, and daring rebel. In Bravura, Nicola Suthor offers the first in-depth consideration of bravura as an artistic and cultural phenomenon. Through history, etymology, and in-depth analysis of works by such important painters as Fran ois Boucher, Caravaggio, Francisco Goya, Frans Hals, Peter Paul Rubens, Tintoretto, and Diego Velazquez, Suthor explores the key elements defining bravura's richness and power. Suthor delves into how bravura's unique and groundbreaking methods-visible brushstrokes, sharp chiaroscuro, severe foreshortening of the body, and other forms of visual emphasis-cause viewers to feel intensely the artist's touch. Examining bravura's etymological history, she traces the term's associations with courage, boldness, spontaneity, imperiousness, and arrogance, as well as its links to fencing, swordsmanship, henchmen, mercenaries, and street thugs. Suthor discusses the personality cult of the transgressive, self-taught, antisocial genius, and the ways in which bravura artists, through their stunning displays of skill, sought applause and admiration. Filled with captivating images by painters testing the traditional boundaries of aesthetic excellence, Bravura raises important questions about artistic performance and what it means to create art.

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
R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
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
R1,408 R1,158 Discovery Miles 11 580 Save R250 (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.

A Companion to Impressionism (Hardcover): Andre Dombrowski A Companion to Impressionism (Hardcover)
Andre Dombrowski; Series edited by Dana Arnold
R3,273 Discovery Miles 32 730 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A Companion to Impressionism Presenting an expansive view of the study of Impressionism, this pioneering volume breaks new thematic ground while also reconsidering questions concerning the defini-tion, chronology, and membership of the impressionist movement. In 34 original essays from established and emerging scholars, this collection offers a diverse range of developing topics and new critical approaches to the interpretation of impressionist art. Focusing on the 1860s to 1890s, A Companion to Impressionism 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, as well as the movement's exhibition and reception history. This innovative volume also includes new discussions of modern identity in Impressionism in the contexts of race, nationality, gender, and sexuality and through its explorations of the international reach and influence of Impressionism. Part of the acclaimed Wiley Blackwell Companions to Art History series, this important addition to scholarship in this field stands as the 21st century's first major and large-scale academic reassessment of Impressionism. Featuring 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, this is an invaluable text for students and scholars studying Impressionism and late 19th-century European art, Post-Impressionism, modern art, and modern French cultural history.

Harold Rosenberg - A Critic's Life (Hardcover): Debra Bricker Balken Harold Rosenberg - A Critic's Life (Hardcover)
Debra Bricker Balken
R869 R714 Discovery Miles 7 140 Save R155 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Despite being one of the foremost American intellectuals of the mid-twentieth century, Harold Rosenberg (1906-1978) was utterly incapable of fitting in-and he liked it that way. Signature cane in one hand and a cigarette in the other, he cut a distinctive figure on the New York City culture scene, with his radiant dark eyes and black bushy brows. A gangly giant at six foot four, he would tower over others as he forcefully expounded on his latest obsession in an oddly high-pitched, nasal voice. And people would listen, captivated by his ideas. With Harold Rosenberg: A Critic's Life, Debra Bricker Balken offers the first-ever complete biography of this great and eccentric man. Although he is now known mainly for his role as an art critic at the New Yorker from 1962 to 1978, Balken weaves together a complete tapestry of Rosenberg's life and literary production, cast against the dynamic intellectual and social ferment of his time. She explores his role in some of the most contentious cultural debates of the Cold War period, including those over the commodification of art and the erosion of individuality in favor of celebrity, demonstrated in his famous essay "The Herd of Independent Minds." An outspoken socialist and advocate for the political agency of art, he formed deep alliances with figures such as Hannah Arendt, Saul Bellow, Paul Goodman, Mary McCarthy, Jean-Paul Sartre, Willem de Kooning, and Jackson Pollock, all of whom Balken brings to life with vivid accounts from Rosenberg's life. Thoroughly researched and captivatingly written, this book tells in full Rosenberg's brilliant, fiercely independent life and the five decades in which he played a leading role in US cultural, intellectual, and political history.

Create Dangerously (Paperback): Albert Camus Create Dangerously (Paperback)
Albert Camus 1
R25 R21 Discovery Miles 210 Save R4 (16%) In stock

'To create today is to create dangerously' Camus argues passionately that the artist has a responsibility to challenge, provoke and speak up for those who cannot in this powerful speech, accompanied here by two others. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.

Sta delschule Lectures 2 (Paperback): Jay Chung, Moyra Davey, Clementine Deliss, Claire Denis, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Chris... Sta delschule Lectures 2 (Paperback)
Jay Chung, Moyra Davey, Clementine Deliss, Claire Denis, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, …
R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Solidarity Poiesis: I Will Come and Steal You (Paperback): Vanbesien Solidarity Poiesis: I Will Come and Steal You (Paperback)
Vanbesien
R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
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