DISSANAYAKE, E: Art and Intimacy: How the Arts Began (A McLellan Book)

Book Cover. Art and Intimacy: How the Arts Began (A McLellan Book)Dissanayake, Ellen. Art and Intimacy: How the Arts Began (A McLellan Book). University of Washington Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780295991962. Unmarked. Like New. Paperback. (#30622) $20.00

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Black/white illustrations throughout. Dissanayake argues that the arts are biologically evolved propensities of human nature: their fundamental features helped early humans adapt to their environment and reproduce themselves successfully over generations.

This book examines a joint evolutionary origin of art and intimacy in relation to what we commonly call love. 265p. Indices. Notes. References.

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VINCENT, C: Christian Vincent: Recent Paintings (March 15-April 21, 2001)

Book cover. Christian Vincent: Recent Paintings (March 15-April 21, 2001)Rishko, Robert. Christian Vincent: Recent Paintings (March 15-April 21, 2001). New York: Forum Gallery, 2001. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#30613) $20.00

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Beautifully illustrated catalog for March 15 through April 21, 2001 exhibition at the Forum Gallery, NY. The numerous color plates include 3 foldouts. Essay by Robert Rishko. Christian Vincent (b. 1966) is an American artist. His dream-like paintings explore the dynamics of conformity and desire in social situations within the framework of a post-industrial world.

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BARRON, S: Degenerate Art: The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany

Book Cover. Degenerate Art: The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi GermanyBarron, Stephanie. Degenerate Art: The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), 1991. ISBN: 0875871585. Unmarked. Significant wear on cover and edge. A damp stain on the half title page. Acceptable. Paperback. (#30594)

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A key work in the field of what was termed ‘Degenerate Art’ (‘Entartete Kunst’) by the Nazis. Particularly valuable for its reconstruction of the ‘Entartete Kunst’ Exhibition held in Munich in 1937 on the basis of existing photographs and documentation, and, to a certain extent, the touring of versions of this show to other major cities.

Exhibition catalog. 750 illustrations, including 164 in full color. Contributions by Stephanie Barron, Peter Guenther, Andreas Huneke, Annegret Janda, Mario Andreas von Luttichau, Michael Meyer, William Moritz, George L. Mosse, and Christoph Zuschlag.