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How to Study Art Worlds: On the Societal Functioning of Aesthetic Values
by Hans van Maanen - Amsterdam University Press , 2009
This study brings together the organisational side of the world of arts and the understanding of the many functions art fulfills in our culture. The author establishes how the organisation of art worlds serves the functioning of the arts in society.
Masterpieces of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
by Barbara Burn - Metropolitan Museum of Art , 2006
Housing one of the finest collections in the world, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a living encyclopedia of art. Insightful text opens each section and provides historical background, while in-depth commentary accompanies each featured work.
Anatomy Live: Performance and the Operating Theatre
by Maaike Bleeker - Amsterdam University Press , 2008
Anatomy Live turns our modern notions of the dissecting table on its head -using anatomical theatre as a means of obtaining a fresh perspective on representations of the body, conceptions of subjectivity and own knowledge about science and the stage.
by Elly Konijn - Amsterdam University Press , 2000
The book's survey of the various dominant acting styles is followed by an analysis of the current state of affairs regarding the psychology of emotions. The author concludes that traditional acting theories are no longer valid for today's actor.
Dance: A Very Social History
by Carol McD. Wallace, et al. - The Metropolitan Museum of Art , 1986
The authors of this book take readers into the world of dance and performing. The book surveys the history of dance, examines the development of ball gowns and other dancing costumes, and discusses the depiction of dance in art.
by Ernest Govett - G. P. Putnam's Sons , 1919
Contents: Classification of the Fine Arts; Law of Recognition in the Associated Arts; Law of General Assent; Limitations of the Associated Arts; Degrees of Beauty in the Painter's Art; Expression; Landscape; Still-life; Secondary Art; Colour; etc.
Art on the Edge: 17 Contemporary American Artists
by Steven Henry Madoff - U.S. Department of State , 2004
This publication showcases the work of 17 contemporary American artists. As a group, these up-and-comers exemplify such bedrock American values as innovation, diversity, freedom, individualism, and competitive excellence.
Human Anatomy for Art Students
by Alfred Downing Fripp, Ralph Thompson - Seeley , 1920
Concise guide to rendering the human body in art. Illustrations and cross-sections give readers examples of human skeletal and muscular substructures and details of individual body parts, to enable precise visual recreation of human form and motion.
The Seven Wonders of the World
- Wikibooks , 2009
Seven man-made structures around the rim of the Mediterranean Sea that have been widely considered to be extraordinary feats of human engineering and design. This book will discuss their construction, life, and destruction.
by Owen Kelly - Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation , 1996
Artists from all areas are moving to the digital world. This book looks at how digital creativity has evolved. It examines the tools available, gives examples of artistic work currently being produced, and questions the cultural implications.