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  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

    A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

    by Mark Manson ...
    #1 New York Times BestsellerOver 10 million copies soldIn this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Work of Art

    A No-Nonsense Field Guide for Creative Entrepreneurs

    by Heidi Luerra ...
    The Work of Art is an essential twenty-first century roadmap for turning your creative work into a thriving business.Featuring brass-tacks useful information for creative entrepreneurs of every skill set, this book covers topics from personal branding, budgeting, and mental health, to guidance on clearing the hurdles that come forth as you rise to steady success.Heidi Luerra is the Founder & CEO ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Work of Art

    Rethinking the Elementary Forms of Religious Life

    series Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture
    How are we to think of works of art? Rather than treat art as an expression of individual genius, market forces, or aesthetic principles, Michael Jackson focuses on how art effects transformations in our lives. Art opens up transitional, ritual, or utopian spaces that enable us to reconcile inward imperatives and outward constraints, thereby making our lives more manageable and meaningful. Art ... Read more

    $37.99 USD

  • The Work of Art

    Value in Creative Careers

    by Alison Gerber ...
    series Culture and Economic Life
    Artists are everywhere, from celebrities showing at MoMA to locals hoping for a spot on a café wall. They are photographed at gallery openings in New York and Los Angeles, hustle in fast-gentrifying cities, and, sometimes, make quiet lives in Midwestern monasteries. Some command armies of fabricators while others patiently teach schoolchildren how to finger-knit. All of these artists might well be ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • The Work of Art

    Plein Air Painting and Artistic Identity in Nineteenth-Century France

    by Anthea Callen ...
    In The Work of Art, Anthea Callen analyzes the self-portraits, portraits of fellow artists, photographs, prints, and studio images of prominent nineteenth-century French Impressionist painters, exploring the emergence of modern artistic identity and its relation to the idea of creative work. Landscape painting in general, she argues, and the “plein air” oil sketch in particular were the key ... Read more

    $40.99 USD

  • The Work of Art

    Value in Creative Careers

    by Alison Gerber ...
    series Culture and Economic Life
    Artists are everywhere, from celebrities showing at MoMA to locals hoping for a spot on a café wall. They are photographed at gallery openings in New York and Los Angeles, hustle in fast-gentrifying cities, and, sometimes, make quiet lives in Midwestern monasteries. Some command armies of fabricators while others patiently teach schoolchildren how to finger-knit. All of these artists might well be ... Read more

    $23.99 USD

  • The Work of Art

    by Mimi Matthews ...
    Book 1 - Somerset Stories
    An Uncommon Beauty…Hidden away in rural Devonshire, Phyllida Satterthwaite has always been considered more odd than beautiful. But in London, her oddity has made her a sensation. Far worse, it’s caught the eye of the sinister Duke of Moreland—a notorious art collector obsessed with acquiring one-of-a-kind treasures. To escape the duke’s clutches, she’s going to need a little help.An Unlikely Hero ... Read more

    Free

  • Audiobook

    Walter Benjamin's The Work Of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

    by Rachele Dini ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 51 min

    The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction combats traditional art criticism’s treatment of artworks as fixed, unchanging mystical objects. For Benjamin, a work of art closed off from any active visual or tactile engagement becomes an object of passive contemplation and a potential tool of oppression. He argues that technology has fundamentally altered the way art is experienced. Open ... Read more

    $10.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • An Analysis of Walter Benjamin's The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

    by Rachele Dini ...
    series The Macat Library
    The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction combats traditional art criticism’s treatment of artworks as fixed, unchanging mystical objects. For Walter Benjamin, the consequences of addressing a work of art in this manner have a wider resonance: closed off from any active visual or tactile engagement, the work of art becomes an object of passive contemplation and a potential tool of ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Investigations Into the Phenomenology and the Ontology of the Work of Art

    What are Artworks and How Do We Experience Them?

    Book 81 - Contributions to Phenomenology
    This book investigates the nature of aesthetic experience and aesthetic objects. Written by leading philosophers, psychologists, literary scholars and semioticians, the book addresses two intertwined issues. The first is related to the phenomenology of aesthetic experience: The understanding of how human beings respond to artworks, how we process linguistic or visual information, and what ... Read more

    Free

  • The Work of Art in the World

    Civic Agency and Public Humanities

    by Doris Sommer ...
    Celebrating art and interpretation that take on social challenges, Doris Sommer steers the humanities back to engagement with the world. The reformist projects that focus her attention develop momentum and meaning as they circulate through society to inspire faith in the possible. Among the cases that she covers are top-down initiatives of political leaders, such as those launched by Antanas ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Contemporary Art Biennials in Europe

    The Work of Art in the Complex City

    Through its examination of five quite different art events in cities across Europe, Contemporary Art Biennials in Europe offers a compelling exploration of how public art takes place in the modern city. Roughly tracing a central horizontal trajectory from the western to the eastern edges of the continent, Nicolas Whybrow considers the Folkestone Triennial in the UK, Sculpture Projects Münster in ... Read more

    $97.99 USD