Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy, art theory, and many engrossing examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, sex, web sites, and research on the brain's role in perceiving art. This clear, lively book will engage the public, introductory students, and teachers in the arts.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Bloomsbury Group transformed British culture with their innovative approach to art, design and society. In this book Frances Spalding presents their fascinating biographies, all of which are illustrated with paintings and intimate photographs created by members of the group.
As its title suggests, Negative/Positive begins with the negative, a foundational element of analog photography that is nonetheless usually ignored, and uses this to tell a representative, rather than comprehensive, history of the medium.
The second book from Sunday Times best-selling authors Russell Tovey and Robert Diament, Talk Art: The Interviews offers a beautifully packaged collection of interview highlights from the popular Talk Art podcast.