JONES, EH: Monet Unveiled a New Look at Boston’s Paintings (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Monet Unveiled a New Look at Boston's Paintings (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), book coverJones, Elizabeth H. Monet Unveiled a New Look at Boston’s Paintings (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1977. ISBN: 0878461213. Unmarked text. Monet cut-out on cover, with slight damage to the “M”. Good. Paperback. (#26794) $10.00

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Beautifully illustrated.

Catalog of an exhibition of the MFA’s Monet paintings, including a essay by Elizabeth H. Jones, Conservator of Paintings, on then recent cleanings of the works.

DISSANAYAKE, E: Homo Aestheticus: Where Art Comes from and Why

Dissanayake, Ellen. Homo Aestheticus: Where Art Comes from and Why. Free Press, 1992. ISBN: 0029078857. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26784) $14.00

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The controversy about the public funding of the arts in the USA has sparked off afresh the debate about the nature and function of art. This book argues that art is an essential human activity, but that this has been obscured in modern society.

Illustrated. Index. References. Notes. References. Index. 296p

FULLER, RB: The Dymaxion World of Buckminster Fuller

 The Dymaxion World of Buckminster Fuller, book coverR. Buckminster Fuller; Marks, Robert. The Dymaxion World of Buckminster Fuller. Doubleday Anchor, 1973. ISBN: 0385018045. Unmarked text. Edge of two pages creased about a quarter of an inch. Price clipped end page. Some smudging and soft creases on back cover. Illustrated throughout. 246p. Acceptable. Paperback. (#26772) $12.00

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An introduction to the Dymaxion World concept, which is at the heart of Buckminster Fuller’s thinking. The Dymaxion concept is the idea that rational action in a rational world demands the most efficient overall performance per unit of input. His Dymaxion structures, then are those that yield the greatest possible efficiency in terms of available technology. Measures 7.25×10.25

GOULD, S: Crossing Over Where Art and Science Meet

Gould, Stephen Jay and Rosamond Wolff Purcell. Crossing Over Where Art and Science Meet. Three Rivers Press, 2000. ISBN: 060980586X. Unmarked text. French Flaps. Very Good. Paperback. (#26751) $10.00

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This collaboration between scholar Stephen Jay Gould and artist Rosamond Wolff Purcell brings together thought-provoking essays and uncannily beautiful photographs that present art and science in conversation.

KAGAN, J: Creativity and Learning

Kagan, Jerome (editor). Creativity and Learning. Beacon Press, 1970. ISBN: 0807029858. Unmarked textGood. Paperback. (#26744) $10.00

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Edited and with an introduction by Jerome Kagan. Other contributors include Michael Wallach, Loren Eiseley, E. Paul Torrance, Lawrence S. Kubie, etc. Index. References. 289p.

GARDNER, H: Artful Scribbles: The Significance Of Children’s Drawings

Gardner, Howard. Artful Scribbles: The Significance Of Children’s Drawings. Basic Books, 1980. ISBN: 0465004555. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26742) $10.00

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Psychologists have long understood that the art works of children relate to their intellectual and emotional development. This book describes their developmental process of drawing. Gardner also explores the vital links between children’s art and their emotional, social, and cognitive development.

B/W illustrations throughout. Notes. Bibliographic References. Index. 280p.

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Science and the Arts (Scientific American)

Scientific American Science and the Arts. 1995. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#26704) $10.00

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Extensively illustrated. 111p. Some scuffing on the back. Articles by J. Bronowski, Domenic J. Iacono (on Boris Artzybasheff), George Rickey on Kinetic Art, Doris Schattschneider on Escher, Morris Kline on projective geometry, Gombrich on the visual image, Margaret Livingstone on art, illusion and the visual system and more.