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2013 College Art Association

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Often derided as unscientific and self-indulgent, psychoanalysis has been an invaluable resource for artists, art critics and historians throughout the...

Maria Walsh

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I.B. Tauris

Practical Aesthetics

Events, Affect and Art after 9/11

Practical Aesthetics brings a pursuit, long seen as rarefied and indulgent, out of the ivory tower and down to Ground Zero. Theoretically ambitious, fiercely...

Jill Bennett

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Renegotiating the Body

Feminist Art in 1970s London

What makes art "feminist art?" There can be no essential feminist aesthetic, argues Kathy Battista in this exciting new art history, although feminist artists...

Kathy Battista

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Pluto Press

Dark Matter

Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture

Art is big business, with some artists able to command huge sums of money for their works, while the vast majority are ignored or dismissed by critics. This...

Gregory Sholette Gregory Sholette

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Manchester University Press

Art and the British Empire

This pioneering study argues that the concept of ‘empire’ belongs at the centre, rather than in the margins, of British art history. Recent scholarship in...

By Timothy Barringer, Geoff Quilley and Douglas Fordham

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Manchester University Press

The Rise of the Modern Art Market in London

1850–1939

Now available in paperback for the first time, this study of the modern London art market establishes the central importance of London for the development of...

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Palgrave Macmillan

Plato on Art and Beauty

This unique collection of essays focuses on various aspects of Plato's Philosophy of Art, not only in The Republic, but in the Phaedrus, Symposium, Laws and...

"...This unique collection of essays focuses on various aspects of Plato's Philosophy of Art, not only in The Republic, but in the Phaedrus, Symposium, Laws and.... This unique collection of essays focuses on various aspects of Plato's Philosophy of Art, not only in The Republic, but in the Phaedrus, Symposium, Laws and related dialogues. The range of issues addressed includes the contest between philosophy and poetry, the moral status of music, the love of beauty, censorship, and motivated emotion..."

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Stage Designers in Early Twentieth-Century America

Artists, Activists, Cultural Critics

Christin Essin documents theatre's backstage history through the cultural roles played by designers during the modern development of their profession....

"...E. Christin Essin documents theatre's backstage history through the cultural roles played by designers during the modern development of their profession..... E. Christin Essin documents theatre's backstage history through the cultural roles played by designers during the modern development of their profession. Featuring work by Robert Edmond Jones, Lee Simonson, Aline Bernstein, Norman Bel Geddes, Mordecai Gorelik, Jo Mielziner, Howard Bay, and Boris Aronson, this book blends theatre history an..."

Christin Essin

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Manchester University Press

Women and the Visual Arts in Italy c. 1400-1650

Luxury and Leisure, Duty and Devotion: A Sourcebook

The anthology of original sources from c.1400 to 1650, translated from Italian or Latin, and accompanied by introductions and bibliographies, is concerned with...

"...The anthology of original sources from c.1400 to 1650, translated from Italian or Latin, and accompanied by introductions and bibliographies, is concerned with.... The anthology of original sources from c.1400 to 1650, translated from Italian or Latin, and accompanied by introductions and bibliographies, is concerned with women's varied involvement with the visual arts and material culture of their day. The readers gains a sense of women not only as patrons of architecture, painting, sculpture ..."

By Mary Rogers and Paola Tinagli

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Manchester University Press

The 'do-it-yourself' artwork

Viewers of contemporary art are often invited to involve themselves actively in artworks, by entering installations, touching objects, performing instructions,...

Anna Dezeuze

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