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Art has had a great number of different functions throughout its history, making its purpose difficult to abstract or quantify to any single concept. This does not imply that the purpose of Art is "vague", but that it has had many unique, different reasons for being created. Some of these functions of Art are provided in the following outline. The different purposes of art may be grouped according to those that are non-motivated, and those that are motivated (Lévi-Strauss).
By: Browne, Lionel
Publisher: New York, Smithmark,U.S., 1999
A tribute to engineering feats that blend beauty and utility, with dazzling images of the world's most spectacular bridges.Bindings tight and square. Text clean. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. 31.5 cm.; 21.5 inches tall; 80 pages with index. Illustrated in color. View more info
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Harry N Abrams Inc, 2002
Edgar Degas' fascination with the ballet is legendary. What is less well known, and what this beautifully illustrated volume shows so well, is that many of his works are the result of an intimate link with the Paris Opera. Kendall, an art historian and recognized authority on Degas, and DeVonyar, an independent curator and former dancer, have taken the myths that have grown up around Degas' paintings and career and attempted to replace them with factual sources fo... View more info
Publisher: New Jersey, The Wellfleet Press, 1978
Considers the life and work of German Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553). Updates information and catalog from the original 1932 German edition. Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. Appears unused with minimal handling. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. 4to; 28 cm.; 11 inches tall; unnumbered pages approximately 500. Illustrated with 500 b/w plates (70 more than original) and 32 color plates. View more info
Publisher: Mkiami, Banyan Books, 1980
Edition: Second Printing.
Ralph Middleton Munroe (1851 - 1933) was an American yacht designer and early resident of Coconut Grove in south Florida. His home, now The Barnacle Historic State Park, is the oldest house in Miami-Dade County still standing in its original location. Photography was another important aspect of Munroe's life. He was an accomplished amateur photographer. During his lifetime many of his photographs were used in magazines, newspapers, and books as illustrations. Thr... View more info
By: Porter, Eliot
Publisher: New York, NY, Little, Brown and Company, 1987
Edition: 1st Edition
A collection of Eliot Porter's long and stirring photographic career, Eliot Porter combines his life story with more than 130 of his finest images.134 color and 25 halftone photographs. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Stain on front upper corner near spine. View more info