PIER 24 PHOTOGRAPHY: A Sense of Place (July 1, 2013 — May 1, 2014)

A Sense of Place (July 1, 2013 — May 1, 2014) San Francisco: Pier 24 Photography, 2013. ISBN: 9780983991731. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#30712) $45.00

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Beautifully illustrated in color. Catalog for July 1, 2013 — May 1, 2014 exhibition. 100p. Over 50 photographers and 400 works.

Artists include Richard Learoyd, Jose Manuel Fors, John Chiara, Andreas Gursky, Richard Misrach, Doug Aitken, Robert Adams, Uta Barth Stephen Shore, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jeff Wall, and others. Includes layout plan of the exhibition.

BRAIN, R: The Pulse of Modernism: Physiological Aesthetics in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

Brain, Robert. The Pulse of Modernism: Physiological Aesthetics in Fin-de-Siecle Europe. University of Washington Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780295993218. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#30636) $32.00

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Traces the origins of artistic modernism to specific technologies of perception developed in late-nineteenth-century laboratories. Brain argues that the thriving fin-de-siècle field of “physiological aesthetics,” which sought physiological explanations for the capacity to appreciate beauty and art, changed the way poets, artists, and musicians worked and brought a dramatic transformation to the idea of art itself.

Black and white illustrations throughout. 348p. Notes. Bibliography. Index.

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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